Friday, January 27, 2017

Silverado (1985)

In this episode of Hellbent, Pax and Michael discuss the 1985 ensemble western Silverado starring Scott Glenn, Kevin Kline, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehy, and Jeff Goldblum. Also: 1935's Annie Oakley movie and some Western films to look forward to in 2017.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Destry Rides Again (1939)

Michael and Pax dig into the first '30s Western on the podcast, George Marshall's Destry Rides Again starring Marlene Dietrich and Jimmy Stewart. And in "Whatcha Been Westerning," Michael recommends The Duel (2016) starring Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Pax and Michael discuss the 2007 remake of 3:10 to Yuma starring Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, and Alan Tudyk. And in "Whatcha Been Westerning," we're all about comics with Kingsway West, The Sixth Gun, and Marvel Westerns.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Ride Lonesome (1959)

Pax and Michael discuss one of Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott's many collaborations. Ride Lonesome also stars James Best, Pernell Roberts, James Coburn, Karen Steele, and Lee Van Cleef. And in "What We've Been Westerning": Season 1 of Westworld and Marvel's Apache Skies mini-series by John Ostrander and Leonardo Manco.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Young Riders (1989)

Pax and Michael discuss the 1989 TV series, The Young Riders starring Ty Miller, Stephen Baldwin, and Josh Brolin. We talk about the premise of the show, the obvious connections to Young Guns, and whether or not we thought it succeeded on its own merits. Plus: Pony Express mail and some quick discussion of In Old Santa Fe (1934), Outlaws and Angels (2016), and "They Went Thataway," a Billy the Kid episode of the 1975 TV series, The Ghost Busters.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Salvation (2014)

Pax and Michael discuss Danish director Kristian Levring's The Salvation, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Also: HBO's Westworld, Warlock (1959), Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957), and listener mail!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hitchin' Post | The Westerns of DeForest Kelley - A Conversation with Memoirist Kristine M Smith

Before he was Doctor McCoy, DeForest Kelley was a cowboy. On this Hitchin' Post episode, Michael visits with author Kristine M Smith whose freelance writing career was launched by Kelley in 1969. It was De and his wife Carolyn who encouraged Kris to pursue a career Hollywood, which she did from 1989 to 2003, primarily at Warner Bros.

Kris also served as Kelley’s personal assistant and caregiver during the final months of his life and presented heartfelt sentiments about her mentor at Paramount Studios' memorial service for him in 1999. She has written two books about him: DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal, A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew Him Best (2016) and The Enduring Legacy of DeForest Kelley: Actor, Healer, Friend. Both books are available at

Yellow Balloon Publications' website also contains access to an extensive list of Kelley’s film and TV Westerns with links to information about each one and additional links to snippets of his performances.

Also be sure to visit your local newsstand for the November-December issue of Cowboys & Indians Magazine - available now as this episode is being released - featuring an article by Kris focusing on Kelley's Westerns.

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