Western Revival

With the release of three western movies, dare we hope that there’s a revival of the western on the horizon? A lot of fans, one of the biggest might be me, would dearly love to see the return of blockbuster movies about the old west. It makes more sense to me than stories of gangs, mobs, and modern day violence. I long to escape the problems in today’s society and return to a time when the settlers struggled to put down lasting roots on the rugged prairie. Seems to me returning to the past would give our kids more strength, more reason to resist the dangerous temptations they face daily. Just knowing why and how we got to where we are is powerful stuff. To me anyway.

We have three new westerns either on the big screen now or about to show ansept-dawn.jpgd each features some of the biggest names in the business. Premiering today, August 25th, is September Dawn starring Jon Voigt. It revisits the 1857  massacre of a wagon train of settlers by Mormon fanatics and how they blamed it on the Indian tribe in the area.


jesse-james-movie.jpgThen on October 5th a movie everyone has been anxiously waiting on reaches the theaters …. The Assassination of Jesse James with Brad Pitt!! Be still, my heart. I surely love to look at Brad. You’ll find me in line at the box office.  🙂


yuma.jpgCheryl  already posted the next movie — 3:10 to Yuma — in her very first post. Oh, Russell Crowe! What a hunk. He’s certainly doin’ his mama proud. Can’t think of anyone better suited to personify the rugged western cowboy. Not sure when it starts but it’s been well-advertised. Check out these movies and if they do well at the box office our editors might buy more western romance stories. Worth a shot.

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Here in the Texas Panhandle, we do love our cowboys. There's just something about a man in a Stetson and jeans that makes my heart beat faster. I'm not much of a cook but I love to do genealogy and I'm a bit of a rock hound. I'm also a NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of historical western romance. You can contact me through my website and I'd love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. HAPPY READING!

10 thoughts on “Western Revival”

  1. I’m looking forward to 3:10 to Yuma, but not for Russell Crowe. Nope, sorry. I’m looking forward to seeing Christian Bale…*le sigh*… 😉

  2. Andrea and I must be twins at heart! Me too 😉
    That movie trailer sure cna make the heart pound!

    I hadn’t heard about the Jesse James/Pitt movie–Hot diggity! A perfectly cast role, IMO. Love, love, love the way Brad Pitt adds such EMOTIONAL CHARGE to the characters he portrays…most the time, without saying a word. *sigh*

  3. I can’t wait for all of these films. My father, who loves westerns, is excited as well. It is his favorite genre.

    And I am with AndreaW and Stacey…I am looking forward to 3:10 to Yuma mostly because of Christian Bale…he is a fave of mine…ever since Newsies.

  4. Of the 3 I am really looking forward to the 3:10 to Yuma. I too grew up watching all the westerns. Of course there weren’t too many choices back then lol.

  5. Yesterday I saw the trailer at the movies for the Jesse James movie, and man oh man it looks like it is gonna be great!!

    And Andrea, how did I know you’d watch anything with Christian Bale??!! Girl, I am right there with ya!

  6. Isn’t Christian Bale totally sigh-worthy? Not only is he extremely good looking….okay, HAWT!….but he’s such a phenomenally versatile actor. So underrated, imo. That man should already have an Oscar under his belt. 😉

  7. Hey ladies, I’m glad I was able to make your day. Yep, I agree that Christian Bale has that special something that makes our hearts go pitter-patter. He’s shore nice to look at. So is Brad. Sure glad daydreaming doesn’t get us arrested!!
    🙂 I’d be in jail.

  8. Three westerns at once is almost weird isnt it? What do you think is up?
    Is it a coincidence…the same thing that made two Wyatt Earp movies come out so close together, or is this a new trend.

  9. I surely hope that Western Romances will make a comeback!!!

    As for the movies. I don’t know if I could watch the Brad Pitt movie or not. You gotta know what’s going to happen at the end. I mean the title gives it away. But 3:10 to Yuma with Christian Bale. Now that’s a horse of a different colour (heh heh)

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