Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Thursday Night at the Movies - Appaloosa

This is a special Wednesday night edition of Thursday Night at the Movies. Tomorrow night is the first game of the NLCS between the Phillies and the Dodgers. I'm not missing that. So we decided to go to the movies tonight.

We actually never saw a trailer for this movie and pretty much decided to see it based on the ad we saw at the theater. The cast is compelling with Ed Harris (who also directs) , Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons and Renee Zellweger. The movie was excellent. It's pretty much an old fashioned western, without 20th or 21st century angst. It has a good story. In the end the story is about the loyality one man can have for another. It features a woman (Zellweger) who comes between two men (Mortensen and Harris) but the interaction is different then is typical which makes this a much better story then it might have been. Mortensen and Harris are enjoyable to watch together, in the tradition of an Redford and Newman movie.

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