4 items from 2013
In the late 1960s and early 70s, few actors stood as tall in their heroic roles as Ron Ely.
The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ely’s best-loved roles back into the
spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant.
aforementioned Mr. Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated, »
- ComicMix Staff
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin continues its "Weird Wednesday" cult movie screenings with the rarely seen "B" action flick Kill Castro which boasts macho leading men Robert Vaughn, Stuart Whitman and Woody Strode (plus Godfather II Oscar nominee Michael V. Gazzo) in a 1980 CIA thriller that has about dozen other titles in various video incarnations. It's directed Chuck Workman, who has gone on to be an acclaimed documentary maker. The flick will be shown on March 13. Click here for info and to view trailer. »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Aaah... an interview that I tried to get (for obvious reasons) but wasn't successful. But thankfully, someone who could, did get Fred Williamson to chat about everything from originating the "bad-ass slave" in The Legend of Nigger Charley, to Django Unchained (why he hasn't seen it, and doesn't plan on seeing it), to Spike Lee's reactions to it, and potentially working with him, to Woody Strode's and Sidney Poitier's on-screen presence during their day, to his own (Williamson's) film work in relation to the Civil Rights struggle, and more... New York Magazine's Vulture posted an interview with Williamson last night, which I got »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The Western was a movie staple for decades. It seemed the genre that would never die, feeding the fantasies of one generation after another of young boys who galloped around their backyards, playgrounds, and brick streets on broomsticks, banging away with their Mattel cap pistols. Something about a man on a horse set against the boundless wastes of Monument Valley, the crackle of saddle leather, two men facing off in a dusty street under the noon sun connected with the free spirit in every kid.
The American movie – a celluloid telling that was more than a skit – was born in a Western: Edwin S. Porter’s 11- minute The Great Train Robbery (1903). Thereafter, Westerns grew longer, they grew more complex. The West – hostile, endless, civilization barely maintaining a toehold against the elements, hostile natives, and robber barons – proved an infinitely plastic setting. In a place with no law, and where »
- Bill Mesce
4 items from 2013
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