Rented a DVD last night, a western: Forsaken. This was released to theaters 2/19 and was scheduled for disk release on 2/29, but bumped to 2/19. Never heard of it? Me neither, until I read an interview with one of the actors in the "Cowboys & Indians" magazine, which does nice bits on upcoming western-genre movies by well-known stars. I was a little trepedatious considering how I had been suckered into viewing "Bone Tomahawk," a movie that I cannot unsee the grisly parts of the last 20 minutes of the film.
Anyway, this movie -- Forsaken -- is REALLY, REALLY good. A good old-fashioned western starring Kiefer Sutherland and his dad Donald in son/father roles. The frosting on the cake is the character Gentleman Dave, the likes of which we haven't seen or enjoyed since Val Kilmer did Doc Holiday in Tombstone. The villians are sufficiently greasy, the characters well-developed, and the plot plausible and progresses nicely. Demi Moore appears as the love interest. Nice Canadian scenery.
will definitely have to check it out. The DH & I both love westerns. Tombstone is in my top 10 favorite movies ever, and Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday is legend!