Tuesday, July 10, 2018

¡Three Amigos! (1986)



There's a lot of laughing and quoting in this episode when Pax and Michael talk about the 1986 Western comedy starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short.

Also: quick reviews of Gone Are the Days (2018), The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017), and the comic book The Undertaker, Volume 3: “The Ogre of Camp Sutter” by Ralph Myer and Xavier Dorison.









Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)


Michael and Pax talk at length about the financial and critical disaster that was William Fraker's Legend of the Lone Ranger, starring Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse, and Christopher Lloyd. But along the way, they cover other iterations of the masked rider's adventures, including the original radio dramas, the 1938 serial, the Clayton Moore TV show, and a couple of cartoons.

Also in this episode: Pony Express mail featuring two lists of Must See Westerns as compiled by comics writer Chuck Dixon:

"Must See" Westerns

A More Advanced List of Western Movies



Thursday, May 24, 2018

True Grit (2010)



This time on Hellbent, Pax and Michael are talking about the Coen Brothers' re-adaptation of Charles Portis' novel. We also get in some discussion on the original John Wayne version and Charlton Comics' Billy the Kid.







Friday, May 4, 2018

Stagecoach (1939)



Michael and Pax finally visit the John Ford/John Wayne classic, also starring Claire Trevor, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler, and (uh oh?) Andy Devine.

Also: Pony Express mail and quick reviews of McLintock! (1963) and The Great Missouri Raid (1951).







Friday, March 30, 2018

Red Sun (1971)



On this episode of Hellbent, Pax and Mike discuss Terence Young's East-meets-Western starring Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune, and Ursula Andress.

We also have short talks about some things with long titles: Anton Treuer's book Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask and Chuck Connors in Kill Them All and Come Back Alone.







Monday, March 19, 2018

The Villain (1979)



Michael and Pax giggle and groan over Hal Needham's slapstick comedy starring Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Ann-Margret.

Also: a brief Lone Ranger discussion and mini-reviews of 1967's Hour of the Gun (with James Garner as Wyatt Earp) and Mighty Marvel Western featuring Rawhide Kid, Kid Slade, and Two-Gun Kid.









Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hannie Caulder (1971)



Pax and Michael are again joined by Shawn Robare, this time to discuss Hannie Caulder starring Raquel Welch and Robert Culp. We talk about what we thought of the movie as well as the influence it had on Quentin Tarantino.

There's also some Pony Express mail about Robert Blake Westerns and in "Whatchoo Been Westernin'," we mix genres with the post-apocalyptic Western movie Scorched Earth and the steampunk vampire Western novel Blood Riders.