Friday, September 7, 2018

Jonah Hex (2010)



Michael and Pax raise the corpse of the DC Comics box office flop to figure out if it's as bad as its reputation and maybe even how to fix it. Jonah Hex stars Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, and John Malkovich and was written (in part) by the notorious Neveldine and Taylor.

Pax also talks about the 1985 Jonah Hex comics reboot, Hex, and Michael wanders away from comics completely to review 1952's Bend of the River, starry Jimmy Stewart, Julie Adams, and Rock Hudson.

All this and Pony Express!







Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Man Called Sledge (1970)



Pax and Michael discuss Vic Morrow's spaghetti western starring James Garner, Dennis Weaver, and Claude Akins.

Also, Michael talks about the Zellner Bros' 2018 Western, Damsel, and Pax reviews the first couple of volumes of the graphic novel series Bouncer by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Francois Boucq.







Friday, August 3, 2018

Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)



Michael and Pax talk about Walter Hill's misleadingly titled film starring Matt Damon, Jason Patric, Wes Studi, Robert Duvall, and Gene Hackman.

Also: quick reviews of Rick Geary's The True Death of Billy the Kid and the 1920 silent film, The Daughter of Dawn.







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).