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Kurt Russell’s 10 Best Movies

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell has been in show business since was 12 and did a guest spot on Dennis the Menace.  Russell is still going strong at 66, having just starred in The Fate of the Furious and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which will-whatever else happens in 2017-end the year as two of the biggest blockbusters.  From his early work in TV, to nearly a decade of work as the poster child for Disney’s live action film division in the 1960’s to 1970’s, to Captain Ron, Escape from New York, and Big Trouble in Little China in the 1980’s and the action movie 1990’s, best marked by Tombstone.  There are some people who understand Tombstone is fundamentally awesome, and some people who are clearly wrong.  Russell has several Westerns among his best films, and does his best work in the shoes of the everyman in an extraordinary situation.  Deepwater Horizon, Backdraft, and-what I believe is the best acting of his career-as hockey coach Herb Brooks in Miracle all show Russell not as a glamorous movie star, but as the audience’s point of view into an incredible situation.  It’s an exceedingly underrated talent in an actor.  He’s tremendously likable and (admittedly he skates on this at times) there are movie stars you sometimes just want to spend two hours with, and Russell’s 50 plus years in Hollywood stand as a testament to his efficacy in connecting with filmgoers.
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Movie Review: Bone Tomahawk (2015) *I Want to Un-See That!*

Bone Tomahawk

Kurt Russell starred in two Westerns last year, and I’m kind of puzzled as to why I ended up seeing this before The Hateful Eight, but I like Westerns and Russell starred in one of my favorites in Tombstone, so I went ahead and checked out the buzz around Bone Tomahawk.  It is, in many ways, a very traditional Western with chunks of extremely non-traditional Western…..chunks of people.  Is it worth seeing?  I think so, especially for the script and Richard Jenkins supporting performance, but be aware that it gets bloody in Bright Hope Continue reading Movie Review: Bone Tomahawk (2015) *I Want to Un-See That!*