Before the Camera:
Daniel Craig (Casino Royale)
Harrison Ford (The Frisco Kid)
Olivia Wilde (Turistas)
Sam Rockwell (Galaxy Quest)
Clancy Brown (Highlander)
Abigail Spencer (TV's Angela's Eyes)
Paul Dano (The Girl Next Door)
Walton Goggins (TV's Justified)
Chris Browning (Terminator Salvation)
Adam Beach (Joe Dirt)
Noah Ringer (The Last Airbender)
Toby Huss (TV's King of the Hill)
Kenny Call (Near Dark)
Julio Cedillo (Hexed!)
Chad Randall (Kuffs)
Raoul Trujillo (Frankenfish)
David Midthunder (Hidalgo)
Keith Carradine (The Long Riders)
Sheriff John Taggart
Also, look fast for:
Buck Taylor (TV's Gunsmoke and Dub Taylor's son!)
Matthew Taylor (Famed stuntman and Buck Taylor's son!)
Cooper Taylor (The Postman and Buck Taylor's son!)
Behind the Camera:
Directed by Jon Favreau
Produced by Jon Favreau, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg and 12 other assorted producers, co-producers, associate producers, and executive producers
Written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby
Story by Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Steve Oedekerk
Based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Fred Van Lente & Andrew Foley and Dennis Calero & Luciano Lima
Cowboys and Aliens does indeed bring those two disparate teams together, which is something like cross-league play, normally. The movie also features a big mystery element, so this review is going to tread lightly to avoid any yardage penalties for spoilers. And let's just keep this sports-y, football-y thing going for a bit longer too. This Summer Movie Bowl playoff is kind of an All-Star game, as that cast list up there ably demonstrates. As far as the playlist goes - in 1873 Arizona Daniel Craig is a cowboy looking guy who wakes up in the middle of the scrubby desert, lost in an amnesiac fugue and wearing something on his wrist that definitely Does Not Belong. While he gets his bearings we travel over to Absolution, a small town under the iron fisted rule of rancher Woodrow Dolarhyde (Ford) with all of the benefits - money, food - that brings matched by the frustrations - Dolarhyde's son Percy (Dano) - he's a scrawny and rancid bully with too much time to drink and too many bullets in his six shooter. Of course, that stranger we met previously wanders into town and pretty quickly finds himself in the middle of things. But even as tempers flare, voices are raised, and guns are drawn, the town of Absolution Arizona discovers there's a bigger problem lying in wait outside the city limits. A much bigger problem, and from much further away than any of the town's citizens could even conceive of in 1873.
|"You bring your whip?" |
"No. I see you got something from Q Branch."
Let's Get Out of Here ?
I'm almost sure I heard "Vaminos!" in there somewhere in the last third - and I would count that - but as always further research will reveal the answer.
Eye Candy ?
|"No ma'am. I ain't never seen a woman with a |
calico print tattoo like that."
Buddha Man's Capsule Review
|Buddha Man says "Cowboys and Aliens is without a doubt|
the best science fiction western starring James Bond and
Indiana Jones released this year!"
Thank you much, BM! There's not much more to say, except, until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!