Sunday, January 20, 2008

3:10 to Yuma

There's a $2 theater here. One that still has a big screen and big seating and it's kind of a nostalgia trip and the basic rule is that a film comes out simultaneously on DVD when it starts showing there.

And we saw 3:10 to Yuma there last night. It was snowing lightly, a wet and mucky mess, and we weren't sure the theater would even be open. But they were, and maybe 6 other people saw the movie with us.

This is a fine movie: well-acted, good plot, excellent character development, and a good story. I'm not a big fan of violence and this movie borders on too much violence for me. But it's not gratuitous violence, and like me, you can shut your eyes in the few scenes when it gets to be too much.

I especially call attention to 2 younger actors who do an incredible job. There's Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, but you know they will be good. The ones I'm speaking of are just beginning, and do it well. First is Logan Lerman, as William Evans:

Next is Ben Foster, who plays the darkly haunting role of Charlie Prince.

You probably won't find it at a theater. But if you haven't seen 3:10, get the DVD and check out this finely-crafted movie. And if you've already seen it, watch it again.

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