Friday, May 19, 2017

Tribes 1970

A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.

Director:

 Joseph Sargent

Writers:

 Tracy Keenan WynnMarvin Schwartz

Stars:

 Darren McGavinEarl HollimanJan-Michael Vincent

 WANTED by the US Marines: for AWOL, insubordination . . . and doing his thing!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Michael Parks Dead at 77

Character actor Michael Parks, 77, who played memorable roles in films by directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Smith announced the actor’s death via Instagram.
Parks’ acting career began with small roles on 1960s television series, and from 1969 to 1970, he starred on NBC’s “Then Came Bronson” as Jim Bronson, a wanderer who motorcycles around the country. Parks also sang the show’s theme song, "Long Lonesome Highway," which became a pop and country hit. The song’s popularity led to a series of MGM albums in the following years.
Though he continued acting through the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, notably playing Canadian drug smuggler Jean Renault in five episodes on David Lynch’s cult classic ABC series “Twin Peaks” in 1990, Parks’ career experienced a resurgence around the turn of the century. Coming to the attention of director Quentin Tarantino, Parks played Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in the Tarantino-written “From Dusk Till Dawn” and the same character again in both of Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” movies as well as in the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino collaboration “Grindhouse.” He also appeared in Tarantino’s acclaimed 2012 drama, “Django Unchained.” The same year, he also played comic book author Jack Kirby in the best picture Oscar-winning “Argo.”
Parks played multiple roles in several movies, including “Kill Bill Vol. I” and Kevin Smith’s “Tusk.” Smith, who called Parks “hands-down, the most incredible thespian I ever had the pleasure to watch perform,” also directed him in the 2011 thriller “Red State.”
Parks is survived by his wife, Oriana, and son, James.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Guns Don't Argue


Have you ever looked down the barrel of a gun? I have, and it's not fun, and you have no argument. It's much better to be on the other end, like our friends in this video. 
Stills are from some of my favorite western movies. Do you have a favorite western movie or star you like, leave your comment below.
Music is from the 1964 spaghetti western " Las Pistolas No Discuten", by Ennio Morricone.