Westerns once reigned supreme

Not long ago, the Western channel on my television devoted a weekend to a couple of Westerns from the 1950s and '60s: The Rifleman and...hours revisiting some of my childhood heroes. Westerns were the Law & Orders of their day - all over...

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Jane Got a Gun

Opens Friday, Feb 20, 2015 Synopsis: Natalie Portman stars in this Western concerning a woman who has to defend her home against a group of outlaws. Gavin O'Connor handles directing duties, with Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review


Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: This film by Satyajit Ray, India's most renowned filmmaker, tells the story of Charu (Madhabi Mukherjee), a woman in late 19th-century Calcutta. She is neglected by her busy husband, Bhupati (Shailen Mukherjee), a politically active newspaper publisher. When Bhupati's younger cousin Amal (Soumitra Chatterjee), a sensitive, intellectual student on break from the university, comes for an extended visit, Charu enjoys Amal's company, and the two while away the hours in conversation. But as their relationship grows closer, Charu falls in love with Amal. The film, based on a popular Indian novel, marks a significant point in Ray's career, as it bears the influence of Western film on his directorial style. Shown at the 1965 Berlin Film Festival, the film was curiously and inexplicably rejected by the committee at the Cannes Film Festival. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, Rovi Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Six South American players refusing to return to club in Ukraine

...players did not return with the team for today's Ukrainian Super Cup match against Dynamo Kiev, which will be played in the western city of Lviv.The Ukrainian Football Federation has yet to rule where Shakhtar will play its home games while the conflict...

Great Westerns are gold in aisles of video stores

...drifters changed the face of the Western forever. A reaction to the...Quiet Man). They also made Westerns - lots and lots of Westerns. Many were good movies, and...look and feel of the Hollywood Western. Reach Steven Uhles at (706...

Columbia County sample ballot

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Rants & Raves

...Georgia's recipients of food stamps make it the sixth-highest in the nation. Mr. President, we need your help! AS IN WESTERNS when the cowboys would check their guns at the door, so should people with phones attending a movie theater. It is so annoying...


...general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season.The team made the move Sunday.The Sparks are in fourth place in the Western Conference, 8½ games behind first-place Phoenix.Ross had a 61-36 record in 2 ½ years with the Sparks, including...

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

...coastal environments," acting BOEM Director Walter Cruickshank said in a statement.Sonic cannons are already used in the western Gulf of Mexico, off Alaska and in other offshore oil operations around the world. They are towed behind boats, sending down...

At the Movies: 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico'

...Simultaneously an homage to Sergio Leone's Westerns and a goofy send-up of them, "Once...kind he does best: a rock 'n' roll Western that has stylized violence but doesn't...guns and go to work. Like all the best Westerns, nearly everyone is dirty or has some...