Thursday, March 14, 2019

Buffalo Boys (2018)



Michael and Pax talk about the Indonesian Western Buffalo Boys by director Mike Wiluan. Also, Pax reads more Hex (guest-starring Batman!?) and Michael watches Charles Bronson as Wild Bill Hickok in The White Buffalo.







Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)



Pax's last few picks have been building to this and we're finally here. He introduces Michael to the George Roy Hill classic, written by the legendary William Goldman (Rest in Peace) and starring the best-looking, most charming men of '70s cinema. Pax also looks at the related Mrs. Sundance, Wanted: The Sundance Woman, and Butch and Sundance: The Early Days. And Michael talks about watching a listener-recommended show, the short-lived Peacemakers starring Tom Berenger. All this and some Pony Express.











Monday, February 11, 2019

Shane (1953)



Michael and Pax come back to shoot the breeze about George Stevens' classic Shane, starring Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, and Jean Arthur. Is Marian in love with Shane? Is Joey the most annoying character in cinema? What's up with that ending? And how does Batman fit into all this?

There's also Pony Express mail and short discussions of the Wrong Reel podcast's Billy the Kid episode and a couple of films: Blood on the Moon and Woman Walks Ahead.









Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Jeremiah Johnson (1972)



Pax and Michael continue their trail towards Butch and Sundance with the '70s Robert Redford mountain man Western, Jeremiah Johnson. There's also some Pony Express and Michael has thoughts about the King Arthur in the Wild West comic, Caliber.





Monday, December 31, 2018

Open Range (2003)



This Kevin Costner/Robert Duvall classic is easily the most requested movie that listeners have asked us to cover, so Michael and Pax finally hit the Open Range. Also: Pony Express brings talk of a Western Christmas Carol, the real-life history behind The Night Riders, and the 2003 TV show Peacemakers. And Pax and Michael share some cool, Western comics: El Mestizo and Bat Lash.







Friday, November 30, 2018

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)



Pax and Michael talk about the unique Paul Newman western, written by John Milius and directed by John Huston. There's also lots of Pony Express and Michael talks about playing the first chapter of Red Dead Redemption 2.





Monday, November 19, 2018

Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937) / The Night Riders (1939)



Michael and Pax explore the Three Mesquiteers. They talk about the history of the long-running series, then take a look at Riders of the Whistling Skull, in which Robert Livingstone, Ray Corrigan, and Max Terhune help a woman find her missing father and some lost treasure. Then in The Night Riders, Livingstone is replaced by John Wayne who leads the trio as masked vigilantes fighting an evil land baron.

It's '30s Saturday matinee pulp, but is it any good? The boys find out.

Also: Lots of Pony Express and Michael talks briefly about Western comics Manifest Destiny and Perdy.