Tuesday, January 8, 2008

bring home a cowboy tonight

For your Tuesday pleasure, I am rerunning a post in honor of today's video release of the delicious Western spectacle (oh, and it's a good movie, too) 3:10 to Yuma. This time, with pictures! You're so welcome. Now get thee to a Blockbuster.
formerly posted as "get me on the 3:10 to yuma. NOW"
Someone is getting the hang of marketing action-adventure-tough guy movies these days. It's mysterious to me that they hadn't figured this out before the last couple of years. I suppose it really started with Brokeback Mountain - those fresh-faced, lonely-eyed boys with Southern accents & snug jeans. Thank you, Focus Features. The fact that they were gay lovers was far, far beside the point. I would have watched that movie if they just sat on a porch for two hours.

Brokeback got us good...

Then Martin Scorsese's people got smart and gave me sweet-faced tough guys - three of them! All serious and flawed and damaged, loyal in their own ways. I love Scorsese and would see his stuff anyway, though usually not in the theater on opening weekend. But The Departed? You betcha. An offer I couldn't refuse for sure.

Good fellas all in a row

And speaking (dreaming) of young Mr. Wahlberg, the Shooter trailer wisely showed him in backwoods, long-haired recluse mode for only 30 seconds before going big guns with the grown-up Marky Mark, all chiseled & brooding yet vulnerable. Yes, please, I'd LOVE to go watch a movie about government corruption with lots of guns and explosions and car chases. Absolutely. (I'm actually kind of amazed I remember what it was really about).

Let me help you get out of that bandage...

Now we've got 3:10 to Yuma and suddenly I am all wiggly about a Western. A WESTERN. Though Lionsgate strangely omitted any barechested scenes of Russell or Christian (surely there will be some, right?) in the trailers, they teased with plenty of sweat and grit and low cowboy voices around the campfire. Oh, and the story sounds interesting too. I think. Something about a train?

The good...

The bad...(the very very naughty...)

The nothing close to ugly.

Allll aboard.


Mrs. G. said...

"I would have watched that movie if they just sat on a porch for two hours."

You seriously crack me up.

This has been the year of the western before. Mr. G. and I got involved in a series called Deadwood and I fell in love with the wild,wild west. I highly recommend this series, but I have to warn you I have never heard such swearing in my life. But, for me, after the initial shock wore off, I was hooked. I can't wait to rent Yuma. I also enjoyed Open Range and Jesse James' Brother.

Anonymous said...

I really didn't get the Heath Ledger thing until Brokeback--but Jake Gyllenhaal--I got that with October Sky and Donnie Darko.

And Leo? Not just in The Departed, but did you see him in Blood Diamond? Of course it might be nice if he ever lived to the end of the movie!

I must say though that the fact that I could be their mother (okay, if I was a really young teenage mother) is a bit of a drag!

Anonymous said...

It was a good movie for both of us ;)


Bill Braine said...

Just watched 3:10 to Yuma last night. High quality.


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