Sunday, April 16, 2017

100 Rifles (1969)



Michael and Pax deal with the shock of realizing that Tom Gries' 100 Rifles is not the light-hearted heist movie they expected from the cast of Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, and Burt Reynolds. But before they get to that, there's some discussion of the TV show Rawhide, the comic book Brimstone, and the 1965 film Cat Ballou. Closing music for this episode by Daniel Pemberton from his score to The Man from UNCLE (2015).









Monday, April 3, 2017

Wyatt Earp (1994)



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Pax and Michael are once again joined by Chris Schweizer to talk about Lawrence Kasdan's 1994 historical biopic, Wyatt Earp, starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, and a literal cast of thousands. We talk a bit about the history of the movie, we talk about Costner during the mid '90s, and we also compare this movie a lot with Tombstone. It's a good, juicy discussion.

And in "Whatchoo Been Westernin'," there's a lot of Zorro talk, but also a Manifest Destiny update and Chris introduces us to Yancy Derringer.



A lot of our discussion with Chris happened outside of the shows we recorded, so we also have a mini, "Hitchin' Post" episode where we talk about a bunch of different Western movies and books.









Monday, March 13, 2017

Tombstone (1993)



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After a brief in memoriam for Bill Paxton, Michael and Pax are joined by historical-adventure comics writer/artist Chris Schweizer (The Crogan Adventures) for the first part of an OK Corral double-feature. Chris brings his extensive knowledge of the turbulent making of Tombstone as well as the original script. What works, what doesn't, and how did the movie get that way? We talk about it all in this extra meaty discussion.

And in "Whatchoo Been Westernin'?" we cover Jeff Guinn's book The Last Gunfight, the recent Western episode of Timeless, and a couple of not-so-recent episodes of Tales of Wells Fargo.









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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