Red Headed Stranger Screening

The Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow and Luck Productions are teaming up for a screening of Willie Nelson’s 1986 western drama Red Headed Stranger. The screening will take place on Saturday, July 6 on the original film set in Luck, Texas aka “Willieville”. The Austin Genre Film Archive remastered the movie digitally for the first time after the original print was lost two decades ago. Following the starlit screening will be an in-person Q&A with the movie’s stars, Willie Nelson himself, and special guests from the film.

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Vincent D’Onfrio‘s The Kid is a refreshingly old-fashioned western. It doesn’t shy away from archetypes or familiar iconography, but instead embraces the greatest hits of the genre. It’s a familiar yarn told well, and it stars Jake Schur, Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, and Chris Pratt, who impresses as the big bad of the film without the laid-back charisma that launched him to stardom.

Of course, it comes as no surprise D’Onfrio – one of the best character actors around – knows how to capture strong performances behind the camera. He’s directed before, including short films and a horror-musical, but The Kid is his biggest and most cinematic film yet.

Recently, D’Onfrio told us about his earliest experiences as an actor and movie fan, why his western is so personal to him, and a bit about a few of his most notable roles, including Full Metal Jacket and The Player.

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Deadwood the movie interview

If you watch television with any regularity, you’ve seen Molly Parker. She’s been on House of Cards, the new Lost in Space, Goliath, Dexter, Shattered, and so much more, vanishing into her characters with a chameleon quality that allows someone as talented as her to be called underrated. But like so many other veterans of HBO’s greatest show, she’s probably best known for her work on Deadwood.

Parker’s Alma Ellsworth is back in Deadwood: The Movie, which finally gives the abruptly cancelled series the conclusion it deserves. The movie is streaming on HBO Go right now and it’s required viewing, giving every character a moment in the spotlight to remind you why you loved them so much to begin with. And naturally, Parker had a lot to say about returning to the part when we spoke with her.

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Tarantino on Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone, the Italian director best known for his 1960s spaghetti westerns like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West, has long been an inspiration for writer/director Quentin Tarantino. But in addition to paying homage to Leone in his own films, Tarantino has now written the foreword for a new book about Leone in which he specifies why the cinematic maestro “is the greatest of all Italy’s filmmakers.”
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Django Zorro movie

The comic series Django/Zorro is headed to the big screen, courtesy of Quentin Tarantino and Jerrod Carmichael. Carmichael has been tapped to write the script, but it’s unclear if Tarantino will co-write with him. It’s also unclear if Tarantino plans to direct the potential movie, or if he will simply hand the project off to someone else. The film is based on the comic sequel to Tarantino’s Django Unchained, and focuses on that film’s lead character teaming up with the legendary Zorro.

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the kid clip

Director Vincent D’Onofrio provides a new take on the legend of Billy the Kid with The Kid. Featuring a cast that includes Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Jake Schur, Leila George, and Chris PrattThe Kid arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on June 4. In anticipation of that impending home media release, we have an exclusive The Kid clip below.

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w. earl brown deadwood interview

For three seasons, W. Earl Brown played enforcer and bodyguard Dan Dority on Deadwood, while also serving as part of the writing staff. Brown returns to the role for the upcoming Deadwood: The Movie, hitting HBO this week. The actor spoke with /Film about his work on the original show, including the work that went into creating the famous fight scene from season 3. Brown also delved into the research he did for the part, and whether or not he had faith that the long-awaited movie would ever happen. Read our W. Earl Brown Deadwood interview below.

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deadwood movie production

If you’re a diehard Deadwood fan, then you might be amazed that the day has finally come. The day, of course, is the arrival of new Deadwood, in the form of a two-hour movie premiering on HBO this Friday, May 31. Yes, it’s real, despite years of promises and failed plans to bring something to light. The continuation of the three-season series inspired by the real camp in Deadwood, South Dakota has been a long time coming, and honestly felt like it would never happen for most of the intervening 13 years. Fans of the show love it for its ornate dialogue, its distinctive and consistent profanity, and its unexpected depths of emotion, empathy and humanity.

So with that in mind, let’s count down the 10 best moments from Deadwood, both the series and the film itself (so, yes, major spoilers from the series and some light spoilers from the movie ahead).

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wild bunch remake cast

Proving that there are indeed second, third, and even forth acts in Hollywood, Mel Gibson is being given the keys to a major motion picture yet again. The controversial actor and filmmaker is set to helm a remake of The Wild Bunch, and some heavy-hitting talent is already lining-up to work with him. Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx, and Peter Dinklage are all in talks to join the Wild Bunch remake cast, indicating that Warner Bros. wants to put together an impressive cast for this contemporary remake of the violent Sam Peckinpah Western.

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deadwood the movie review

After more than a decade, it’s time to ride back into Deadwood one final time. Creator David Milch has made good on his promise to conclude his Shakespearian Western, bringing back nearly every character audiences grew to love and hate over the three seasons of the original show. The end result is sweet and melancholy, and definitively finite. The impending future is a running theme through Deadwood: The Movie – a constant reminder to these aging characters that you can’t move forward without burying the past in a shallow grave.

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