Happy Birthday John Wayne

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

On May 26th, 1907, 105 years ago, John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison, and later changed to Marion Mitchell Morrison) was born. For those who know me, you know that I am a big John Wayne fan. He has always been, and always will be, my favorite movie star. He is ...

Schochet on John Wayne

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Steven Schochet has an excellent piece on The Duke over on Big Hollywood. Since we're a little over a week away from the anniversary John Wayne's birthday, I found it to be a darn good tribute to The Duke. Please, give it a read. Interesting to note that one of the ...

True Grit

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Yesterday I committed sacrilege. I went to see the Coen brothers remake of True Grit, one of John Wayne’s most famous films. A lot of people have already tackled the topic of whether or not it is a good idea to remake a classic, so I think I will skip ...

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Friday, December 31st, 2010

It's been awhile since I had last seen The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and I was able to steal away the time to do so this week. This has always been one of my favorite John Wayne films, and for good reason. Shot in black and white, for a ...

Review: The Young Duke

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Too anyone who knows me, it will come as no surprise that I am a big (and I do mean BIG!) John Wayne fan. My in-laws are no exception to this. Indeed, they delighted me the last couple of holidays with some delightful John Wayne related gifts, and this year ...