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IFFF: ‘Hot Bath, Stiff Drink, and a Close Shave’

‘Hot Bath, Stiff Drink an’ a Close Shave’ won the Finalist Award for drama at the International Family Film Festival (IFFF). Patterson and Gratzner make westerns fun and exciting again. John Wayne would be proud.

‘Forsaken’ – Kiefer and Donald Sutherland Co-star in Weighty Western

Forsaken stars Kiefer and Donald Sutherland as father and son in a new Western drama. That’s the hook, but there is way more to this western than anyone would expect, although the director, writer and impressive supporting cast should give you a hint that this is an exceptional film. The story, on the surface, seems deceptively simple and one any fan of westerns has seen a dozen times. The railroad is coming and a corrupt business man is using a bunch of thugs to force farmers to sell their land to him. But to leave the description there would be like saying High Noon was about a town’s law enforcement human resources problems.

‘Six Gun Savior’ – Eric Roberts Brings the Sexy Back to Cowboy Boots

Westerns haven’t been sexy to Hollywood producers for a long time, but a plucky group of filmmakers is trying to change that. And they got Eric Roberts to play the devil with “Six Gun Savior.”

Family Film Fest: Zane and Eastwood Help Producer Pull-off Hat Trick

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) Two famous Hollywood names, Zane and Eastwood, helped producer Jeffery Patterson score a hat trick (the hockey kind, not the cowboy kind), winning two awards at the International Family Film Festival this month in Hollywood, California. Patterson won the Best Feature Drama award for Hot Bath an’ a Stiff Drink, and […]

Q&A with ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ Scribes Mark Fergus and Roberto Orci

(Originally published on blogcritics.org) Cowboys & Aliens screenwriters Mark Fergus (First Snow, Children of Men, Iron Man) and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers, Fringe) beamed down to The Los Angeles Film School the night before Cowboys & Aliens opened to share observations about life in the warp-speed lane with students and fans. The film begins in the old west when a stranger […]

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