|3:10 to Yuma 2007 R, 117 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama / Action
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, Vinessa Shaw, Alan Tudyk, Luce Rains, Gretchen Mol, Lennie Loftin, Rio Alexander, Johnny Whitworth, Benjamin Petry, Kevin Durand
Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale) lost his leg during the war, and now he and his wife Alice (Gretchen Mol) and sons William (Logan Lerman) and Mark (Benjamin Petry) are about to lose their Arizona ranch to the expanding Southern Pacific Railroad. Dan sees a way out of his financial problems when he is offered $200 to transport stagecoach robber Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) to Contention City where he is to catch the 3:10 train on the way to his hanging at the Yuma prison. Also serving with Dan on the assignment are Tucker (Kevin Durand) who burned down Ben's barn, railroad boss Grayson Butterfield (Dallas Roberts), Pinkerton agent Byron McElroy (Peter Fonda), and Dan's teenage son William. As Dan and Ben match wits along the trek, they also encounter problems with Apaches and Ben's gang–led by Charlie Prince (Ben Foster)–on what turns out to be a dangerous journey to catch the 3:10 to Yuma. Two Academy Award nominations were received.
|Appaloosa 2008 R, 114 min.|
Director: Ed Harris
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Robert Jauregui, Renee Zellweger, Luce Rains, James Tarwater, Boyd Kestner, Timothy V. Murphy, Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, James Gammon, Timothy Spall, Benjamin Rosenshein, Tom Bower, Erik J. Bockemeier, Gabriel Marantz
The year is 1882 when Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and his long-time buddy Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) are hired by the town council of the Western mining town of Appaloosa. Their job is to bring to justice cattle baron Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons) who has shot the sheriff and his deputies when they tried to arrest him. Virgil and Everett are setting out to find witnesses to Bragg's crimes when a piano-playing widow, Allie French (Renee Zellweger), arrives in town with plans of her own for stealing Virgil's heart. Soon, the friendship of Everett and Virgil is tested when both men fall for Allie, but they must unite if they are to achieve their mission of keeping the witnesses alive and sending Bragg to court.
|Dreamland 2006 PG-13, 88 min.|
Director: Jason Matzner
Cast: Agnes Bruckner, Kelli Garner, Justin Long, John Corbett, Gina Gershon, Chris Mulkey, Brian Klugman, Luce Rains
Eighteen-year-old Audrey (Agnes Bruckner) has put off college to take care of her father (John Corbett) in their remote New Mexico community. When a new family moves into the neighborhood, Audrey is attracted to the son, Mookie (Justin Long). But her best friend, Calista (Kelli Garner), also has her eyes on the attractive Mookie. This leaves Audrey, who has always taken care of those around her, fighting beauty-queen friend Calista for Mookie's affections.
|1. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)|
2. Appaloosa (2008)
3. Dreamland (2006)
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