Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cut Bank – Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer and Billy Bob Thornton (2015)

Cut Bank Montana’s population is approximately 2,978 qualifying it for a small town where the Rockies meet the Plains. Growing-up in a small town has its good and not so good points. Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) wants more than anything to move to a big city leaving the small town mentality flapping in the wind. He is making his living as an auto mechanic, not a fleet mechanic that pays well, but automobiles of the citizens of Cut Bank.

Dwayne is in love with his beautiful blond girlfriend Cassandra Steely (Teresa Palmer) and wants to take her with him to live in a city that never sleeps. And, that has been his dream since he graduated two years ago. However, it takes a lot of money for his dream to come true, so for now he just enjoys being with Cassandra.

Until one day his luck changed while making a video of his girlfriend in a field of flowers. Or, did he make his luck change? Anyway, while videotaping Cassandra someone walked across the field of flowers and shot the mailman in cold blood. Dwayne and Cassandra hid in the flowers, while he kept his camera running---he caught everything on video.

He showed the video of the murder to Sheriff Vogel (John Malkovich) and Big Stan Steely (Billy Bob Thornton) which showed the mail was taken. Maybe someone wanted something the mailman had on his mail truck. And, during the time of this occurrence a guy name Derby Milton (Michael Stuhlbarg) was looking for a package.

Dwayne’s luck is changing because he will get money for his video and everything is looking great. Until, Big Stan Steely tells him---he is on to him because he videotaped a moneymaking crime. And, then Joe Barrett (Oliver Pratt) tells the sheriff they need to see the body. So, where is the body?

This is going to be a good action, mystery thriller and that is how savvy small townspeople are---they see everything, hear everything and tell everything.
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Prairie Fever with Kevin Sorbo, Lance Henriksen and Dominique Swain


Preston Biggs( Kevin Sorbo) a town sheriff intervening in a bank robbery shootout in the street as one outlaw held a woman in front of him as a shield; hoping to get away. The woman shouted ‘Shoot him, shoot him’ as the outlaw pushed her; the sheriff shot missing his target and killed the woman. The worst experience for the sheriff; the woman was his wife.


Two years later Preston Biggs is the town drunk because he blamed himself for his wife’s death. The sheriff gave him a job so he could earn money to pay for the property damages in the bar. He now had a get out of jail job. 


The job was to take three women with prairie fever from their town who came there as mail-order brides. He would travel by wagon with the three women to Carson City to the nearest train.


The worst one was Lettie (Jillian Armenante) whose cell was next to Preston’s before their journey. She tried to kill Preston through the bars. She hated all men because of the abuse she received from her husband---and she had scars to prove it. 

She tried to kill her husband---so she waited in jail until she boarded the wagon to Carson City. Lettie loved music and had her organ that she brought into the marriage with her. Her husband had threatened to destroy it and that is when Lettie tried to kill him.

The second traveler named Blue (Felicia Day) another mail-order bride who carried a Bible and quoted from it with her ‘Hell Fire and Damnations’ words spurred continuously talking. 


Her husband told Preston at first she was a sweet loving wife---but no longer so he was sending her to an asylum with her family’s blessings. Her husband later found out the reason she acted so strangely.

The Third one was Abigail (Dominique Swain) who screamed the sky was too big and would fall on the ground and cover her head. Later her actions became clear.

This is a good western movie with a story I am sure happened many times with mail-order brides. Love also began on this journey to make the movie more romantic. 


And, we learned about everyone traveling together---and to spice it up---a fourth woman whose named Olivia Thibodeaux (Jamie Ann Allman) joined them because she left her husband, Monte James (Lance Henriksen) who is a gambler and who is much older than Olivia.
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