147 search results for The Man With No Name

  • Heart-in-a-box--kelly-thompson_home_top_story

    Life, Heartbreak, and Venture Bros. - 'Heart in a Box' writer Kelly Thompson gets personal

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015

    Giving your heart up is easy. Getting back? Not so much.
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    "Heart in a Box" sneak preview

    Type: Gallery | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015

    Giving your heart up is easy. Getting back? Not so much.
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    A new MCP takes on Lawrence Kasdan, Drafthouse Films, and Carpenter and Russell

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Apr 19, 2013

    Why do I want to change the title of the podcast again?
  • The Island: Season 1

    Type: Video | Date: Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

    In the hourlong The Island internationally acclaimed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls gives the modern American man the ultimate challenge: Can a man of todays world survive on a deserted island without the luxuries or even the
  • Clint Eastwood Star Collection

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    Includes:A Fistful of Dollars (1964) For a Few Dollars More (1965) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Hang 'Em High (1968) A Fistful of Dollars By the time Sergio Leone made this film, Italians had already produced about 20 films ironically labelled "spaghetti westerns." Leone approached the genre with great love and humor. Although the plot was admittedly borrowed from Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo (1961), Leone managed to create a work of his own that would serve as a model for many films to come. Clint Eastwood plays a cynical gunfighter who comes to a small border town and offers his services to two rivaling gangs. Neither gang is aware of his double play, and each thinks it is using him, but the stranger will outwit them both. The picture was the first installment in a cycle commonly known as the "Dollars" trilogy. Later, United Artists, who distributed it in the U.S., coined another term for it: the "Man With No Name" trilogy. While not as impressive as its follow-ups For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966), A Fistful of Dollars contains all of Leone's eventual trademarks: taciturn characters, precise framing, extreme close-ups, and the haunting music of Ennio Morricone. Not released in the U.S. until 1967 due to copyright problems, the film was decisive in both Clint Eastwood's career and the recognition of the Italian western. ~ Yuri German, All Movie Guide For a Few Dollars More This pulse-pounding follow-up to Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars brings back Clint Eastwood as the serape-clad, cigar-chewing "Man With No Name." Engaged in an ongoing battle with bounty hunter Col. Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), the Man joins forces with his enemy to capture homicidal bandit Indio (Gian Maria Volontè). Both the Eastwood and Van Cleef characters are given understandable motivations for their bloodletting tendencies, something that was lacking in A Fistful of Dollars. In both films, however, the violence is raw and uninhibited -- and in many ways, curiously poetic. Leone's tense, tight close-ups, pregnant pauses, and significant silences have since been absorbed into the standard spaghetti Western lexicon; likewise, Ennio Morricone's haunting musical score has been endlessly imitated and parodied. For a Few Dollars More was originally titled Per Qualche Dollaro in Più; it would be followed by the last and best of the Man with No Name trilogy, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Good, the Bad and the Ugly In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised the role of a taciturn, enigmatic loner. Here he searches for a cache of stolen gold against rivals the Bad (Lee Van Cleef), a ruthless bounty hunter, and the Ugly (Eli Wallach), a Mexican bandit. Though dubbed "the Good," Eastwood's character is not much better than his opponents -- he is just smarter and shoots faster. The film's title reveals its ironic attitude toward the canonized heroes of the classical western. "The real West was the world of violence, fear, and brutal instincts," claimed Leone. "In pursuit of profit there is no such thing as good and evil, generosity or deviousness; everything depends on chance, and not the best wins but the luckiest." Immensely entertaining and beautifully shot in Techniscope by Tonino Delli Colli, the movie is a virtually definitive "spaghetti western," rivaled only by Leone's own Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). The main musical theme by Ennio Morricone hit #1 on the British pop charts. Originally released in Italy at 177 minutes, the movie was later cut for its international release. ~ Yuri German, All Movie Guide Hang 'Em High Ex-lawman turned rancher Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) is moving a small herd of cattle when a group of nine men on horseback, led by Captain Wilson (Ed Begley Sr.), ride up and accuse him of having stolen the cattle and killed their owner.
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    Preview: Magneto #1

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Feb 28, 2014

    MATURE READERS Once the deadliest, most feared mutant mastermind on the planet, MAGNETO is no longer the man he once was. After falling in with Cyclops and the X-Men, Erik Lehnsherr became just one more pawn in another man’s war. But now, determined to fight the war for mutantkind’s survival on his own terms, Magneto sets out to regain what he’s lost…and show the world exactly why it should tremble at the sound of his name. Magneto will safeguard the future of the mutant race by hunting down each and every threat that would see his kind extinguished—and bloody his hands that they may never be a threat again.
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    Review: The series continues to incrementally improve with 'The Purge: Election Year'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Jul 1, 2016

    I doubt I'll ever love this series, but at least they're getting better
  • ER: The Complete Twelfth Season

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010

    Includes:ER: The Gallant Hero and the Tragic Victor (2005) ER: Strange Bedfellows (2005) ER: Lost in America (2005) ER: No Place to Hide (2005) ER: There Are No Angels Here (2005) ER: Out on a Limb (2005) ER: Quintessence of Dust (2005) ER: Twenty-One Guns (2005) ER: Blame It on the Rain (2005) ER: Wake Up (2005) ER: Cañon City (2005) ER: Nobody's Baby (2005) ER: Man with No Name (2005) ER: Dream House (2005) ER: The Human Shield (2005) ER: Two Ships (2005) ER: I Do (2005) ER: All About Christmas Eve (2005) ER: If Not Now (2005) ER: Split Decisions (2005) ER: Body and Soul (2005) ER: Darfur (2005) ER: The Gallant Hero and the Tragic Victor No synopsis available. ER: Strange Bedfellows No synopsis available. ER: Lost in America No synopsis available. ER: No Place to Hide No synopsis available. ER: There Are No Angels Here No synopsis available. ER: Out on a Limb No synopsis available. ER: Quintessence of Dust No synopsis available. ER: Twenty-One Guns No synopsis available. ER: Blame It on the Rain No synopsis available. ER: Wake Up No synopsis available. ER: Cañon City No synopsis available. ER: Nobody's Baby No synopsis available. ER: Man with No Name No synopsis available. ER: Dream House No synopsis available. ER: The Human Shield No synopsis available. ER: Two Ships No synopsis available. ER: I Do No synopsis available. ER: All About Christmas Eve No synopsis available. ER: If Not Now No synopsis available. ER: Split Decisions No synopsis available. ER: Body and Soul No synopsis available. ER: Darfur No synopsis available.
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    Dogs in the City

    Type: Event | Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    One man solves many dog-owner problems in this new series.
  • Unforgiven - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    Dedicated to his mentors Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood's 1992 Oscar-winner examines the mythic violence of the Western, taking on the ghosts of his own star past. Disgusted by Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett's decree that several ponies make up for a cowhand's slashing a whore's face, Big Whiskey prostitutes, led by fierce Strawberry Alice (Frances Fisher), take justice into their own hands and put a $1000 bounty on the lives of the perpetrators. Notorious outlaw-turned-hog farmer William Munny (Eastwood) is sought out by neophyte gunslinger the Schofield Kid (Jaimz Woolvett) to go with him to Big Whiskey and collect the bounty. While Munny insists, "I ain't like that no more," he needs the bounty money for his children, and the two men convince Munny's clean-living comrade Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) to join them in righting a wrong done to a woman. Little Bill (Oscar-winner Gene Hackman), however, has no intention of letting any bounty hunters impinge on his iron-clad authority. When pompous gunman English Bob (Richard Harris) arrives in Big Whiskey with pulp biographer W.W. Beauchamp (Saul Rubinek) in tow, Little Bill beats Bob senseless and promises to tell Beauchamp the real story about violent frontier life and justice. But when Munny, the true unwritten legend, comes to town, everyone soon learns a harsh lesson about the price of vindictive bloodshed and the malleability of ideas like "justice." "I don't deserve this," pleads Little Bill. "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it," growls Munny, simultaneously summing up the insanity of western violence and the legacy of Eastwood's Man With No Name. ~ Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide
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