Monday, January 14

3:10 to Yuma

Good morning and happy Monday beautiful people of the world! Can you believe that we're already halfway through the month of January?!?! It seems as if 2013 is going by just as fast as 2012. One of my New Year's   Resolutions was to blog more, and so far I've done a horrible job. To be fair I've been sick with the flu for about a week, but that's still no excuse.

Movie poster courtesy of IMP Awards.
Now that I'm feeling better, hopefully I can stick to that resolution. I recently subscribed to Netflix (I know, I'm finally a civilized human being) so now not only do I have a massive DVD collection, I've got an entire new universe of movies I haven't even tapped into. I've got a Monday movie that is absolutely awesome! 3:10 to Yuma is a 2007 remake of the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin.

After falling into poverty, one-legged rancher and civil war veteran Dan Evans agrees to escort the notoriously ruthless outlaw Ben Wade to Contention for money to pay off his debts and provide for his family. However, what Evans doesn't expect is Wade's unexpected knowledge and criminal wisdom as the bandit tries to get inside his head. Things get crazy when Evans's eldest son sneaks off to join his father on this dangerous job. And when Ben Wade's merry band of misfits (Haha. Robin Hood reference. Not funny? Aww.) led by Mr. Wade's right hand man, the just plain evil Charlie Prince, to whom he has given his undying devotion and loyalty, things really take a turn for the chaotic and battle ensues. Check out the trailer for 3:10 to Yuma below:

I'm not normally a fan of western remakes because they don't always feel authentic, but I was delightfully surprised with this one. I felt transported to 1884 Arizona. The saloons, the canyon, the railroad, it was all amazing. I even felt a little nostalgia with dialogue from the original movie. I don't even have to mention the terrific performances by stars Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, whose chemistry is makes the movies that much more entertaining to watch. Russell Crowe is the king of admirable, heroic characters, so to watch him play the bad guy was such a nice surprise, and no one plays a bad guy better than Ben Foster. Seriously, this two time Academy Academy nominated movie is not one to miss!

3:10 to Yuma is now available on blu ray and DVD.

Movie trailer courtesy of YouTube.

P.S. Did anybody watch the Golden Globes last night? I loved it! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious hosts. I was so happy that Ben Affleck won best director for Argo. What was your favorite moment of the show?

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