Saturday, September 27

'The Lone Ranger' rides again!

It's a good time to be a fan of Western films. We've had recent winners like The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 3:10 to Yuma, and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, and the forthcoming Ed Harris flick Appaloosa looks quite good. Now we learn that classic Western franchise The Lone Ranger will be revived with George Clooney as the title character and Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto. As long as they don't ham it up, that could be great.

Man, I loved The Lone Ranger as a kid.

Now we have to hope they don't get some lame act to revamp the theme song (I'm looking at you Chris Cornell, Moby, etc.). Keep the William Tell Overture as-is, please.


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