For all my snowbound friends back in Chicago...

Here are a couple of DVDs for you to either love or despise. Love me, hate me, just don't call me late for dinner.

First up is 3:10 to Yuma, a film I didn't care for the first time they did it back in 1957, but this time, with the likes of Russell Crowe and Christian Bale on board, the sparks fly. I like these two actors a great deal by their lonesome. Together they're magic.

If you're a fan of small budget films that deliver big budget results, The Lookout features a favorite up and coming actor that I'm a fan of, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (I know some of you will never forgive me for suggesting his Brick) but this kid keeps getting better and better with each film he's in.

I've been under the weather for the past few weeks so I've been at the mercy of basic cable upstairs, but lucky for me AMC has been showing Open Range (Kevin Costner's last good directorial and acting role. The man is hot as a pistol when he has a good script to work with. The other winner (overlooked) is Walter Hill's Wild Bill. I haven't liked Jeff Bridges this much in a long time.

Anyway, work if you've got it, but if time permits, load up you horse's feedbag (your own, as well) and treat yourself to a western or two.

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