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True Grit Trailer


True Grit is a 1968 Western book by author Charles Portis, Ethan & Joel Coen now lend the story and re-work it into a film adaptation. They are not the first directors to turn this book into a film as it was also attempted by Henry Hathaway in 1969 and starred John Wayne.

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Lone Star Review


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Lone Star can be simply described as an incredible mess.

John Sayles, darling of the indie film movement, has created this picture, an epic study of racial tension in mythical Frontera, Texas, a border town in the Rio Grande Valley. (The film was actually shot in Eagle Pass, quite a ways upriver from the Valley.) Set against the backdrop of a son investigating his father's involvement in the murder of a sheriff some 40 years earlier, Sayles wanders, Short Cuts-like, through the lives of 15 or so major characters.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Review


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For some reason it's incredibly maligned, but this remake of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is really no better or worse than the 2003 remake, but it's hard not to dig Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey in early-career roles here. How can you not love watching Z as she climbs a roof and clings to a TV aerial to escape from a saw-wielding maniac? Or zapped with a cattle prod? And McConaughey as one of the bad guys -- playing perhaps his looniest character ever -- is a real riot. Plenty of gore (and it's passably realistic),gratiuity, and murderous babes give The Next Generation enough horror street cred to just make it passable -- and much better than its reputation.

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