IBJ Night at the Movies: "True Grit"

December 3, 2010
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Can Jeff Bridges fill the very big shoes of John Wayne in the upcoming film "True Grit?"
Well, you can find out before the holiday crowds. I'm giving away tickets to a sneak preview on Dec. 14 at Regal Circle Center. All you have to do is enter below and state your favorite western.
I'll pick winners at random until passes are gone and contact the lucky folks by e-mail.
FYI: The film--a Coen brothers creation--also stars Matt Damon and Josh Brolin. You can visit the offical site, here.
Good luck.
  • Bonanza
    My favorite was always Bonanza with "Little Joe" and his two brothers.
  • Blazing Saddles
    I hope Blazing Saddles counts? :)
  • recent western
    Young Guns and Young Guns II
  • Tombstone
    I love the movie Tombstone!
  • Tombstone
    "You retired too?"... "Not me, I'm in my prime"... best Doc Holliday.
  • The Searchers
    Get to see The Duke portrayed as the villain. Great movie!
  • Eastwood
  • Hard to pick just one
    Open Range
    The Shootist
    The Searchers
    Pale Rider
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
    ...and the list goes on and on
  • 3:10 to Yuma
    The 2007 version of 3:10 to Yuma. Well-acted, gritty, and a great combo of new and old Western style.
  • Westerns
    I love anything with John Wayne!
  • Outlaw Josey Wales and Two Mules for Sister Sarah
    Any Eastwood!!
  • True Grit or The Sons of Katie Elder
    Ned Pepper, I aim to kill you or take you back to Ft Smith for hanging at Judge Parker's convienence

    Sounds like a lot of talk for a one-eyed fat man

    Fill your hands you son of a b****

    It's going to be tough to beat the original
  • Lonesome Dove
    Loved the book and the movie--and all the prequels and sequels!
  • Western
    Blazin Saddles
  • True Grit
    The ORIGINAL True Grit - can't wait to see the new one to compare!
  • The Good, Th Bad, And The Ugly
    A great classic, with a great soundtrack!
  • favorite western
    have to say Blazing Saddles (hopefully that counts as a western)
  • Favorite Western
  • Best Western
    Rooster Cogburn - John Wayne, still in his prime!
  • Western
    Blazing Saddles or Chisolm or City Slickers
  • Best Western?
    The Outlaw Josey Wales. Sort of a genre breaker, if you will.
  • Favorite Western
    It changes almost constantly for me, but at the moment, it's probably Django.
  • Favorite Western
    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Henry Fonda as the Bad Guy Frank!

    "Morton: Tell me, was it necessary that you kill all of them? I only told you to scare them."

    "Frank: People scare better when they're dying."
  • Where's the whiskey?
    Border line western-McLintock
  • Western
    High Plains Drifter
  • Lonesome Dove
    Robert Duvall is the best!
  • Favoriate Western
    Blazing Saddles
  • Favorite Western: Unforgiven
    Unforgiven is the best western!
  • Love all Coen Brothers Movies!
    Unforgiven for sure.
  • Unforgiven
    Clint at his best...
  • favorite western
    the cowboys
  • Silverado
    so silly it's classic
  • Tombstone
    Definitely Tombstone
  • Western
    "Stagecoach" because you can see in John Wayne's surreptious glance at Clair Trevor
    the huge matinee idol he's about to become --and because this film raises the status of the western from the one-oater to an artistic cinematic genre;

    "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid" because it changed our view of the Western.

    "Once Upon a Time in the West," the best of the Sergio Leone westerns. Fonda's icy blue eyes are scary!

    "Little Big Man" as a great epic on the development of the west and it's impact on the lives of native people and settlers.

    "Dances with Wolves," which tells a similar tale with the most beautiful cinematography of the Plains.

    "Cat Ballou" as the funniest western ever - much funnier that "Blazing Saddles>'

    "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" is also a great story of the west (John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart!)-- and how violence can have its own rewards. Theme song by Gene Pitney!
  • So Many Options...
    Unforgiven, but when I was much younger, John Wayne ruled.
  • Western Favs
    Little Big Man
    Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid
  • Tombstone
    Loved Val Kilmer's performance as Dr. Holliday was outstanding. The entire cast of Earp brothers was awesome. I watch it everytime it comes on and never get tired of it.
  • Drama
    "Dances with Wolves."
  • Tombstone
    Definitely Tombstone.
  • High Noon
    Gary Cooper - against all odds, he stood up and faced the music!
  • Too hard to pick one
    The original True Grit, The Cowboys, Tombstone, Stagecoach (both the original and the remake), . . . . And then all the TV shows: Bonanza, Rawhide, The Virginian, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman . . . .
  • western
    anything with Gene Autry
  • The Searcher's
    A terrific John Wayne western.
  • True Grit screen
    Clint Eastwood the Unforgiven
  • western
    blazin saddles
  • Western
    Wyatt Erp
  • Tombstone
    with Lonesome Dove in close second
  • Rooster Cogburn
  • Western
  • My Favorite
    Anything John Wayne. But True Grit was my favorite.
  • High Noon
    Gary Cooper gets disrespected by everyone, prevails, and pretty much tells the town to kiss off. Classic!
  • Monument Valley
    So, I visited Monument Valley in September and learned about all the John Ford westerns filmed out there. So, my favorite western LOCATION would be Monument Valley, Navajo Nation.
  • True Grit
    I love the original True Grit with John Wayne. That was my favorite John Wayne movie that he did. I would love to see what this version is like and compare it to the original.
  • Tomestone
    No question, Tomestone
  • Tomestone
    Val Kilmer in Tomestone is amazing
  • Blazing Saddles
    do that voodoo that you do so well!
  • Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    A John Ford classic. Badges, we don't need no stinking badges.
  • The Cowboys
    and Lonesome Dove
  • Tough choice
    I think my favorite western would have to be "El Dorado" starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum.
  • Best Western

    "Oh, make no mistake. It's not revenge he's after, it's a reckoning."
  • Tombstone
    Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday was unforgettable
  • Best Western
    So many good ones to choose from.....I think I would have to go with High Plains Drifter.
  • Unforgiven
    Unforgiven....most of the spaghetti westerns were before my time, and Unforgiven was one of the first 'realistic' westerns.
  • Quigley Down Under
    The Aussie Western! Magnum PI in a nice sleeper flick with Hans Gruber as the bad guy. It's always good seeing a movie where the good guy kicks rears the whole movie.
  • Favorite Western
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) -"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges" (more known from 1986's The Three Amigos!)
  • Favorite Western Movie
    Pale Rider
  • Western
    High Plains Drifter
  • Western
  • Western
  • Western
  • Eastwood
    High Plains Drifter
  • True Grit
    Would love to have the free tickets, favorite western is Pale Rider with Clink EAstwood.
  • Wyatt Earp
    Gotta go with the one other person who chose Wyatt Earp over Tombstone. No matter how many times I've seen it, it never gets old.
  • Cowboys!!
    We watch reruns of Bonanza, Gunsmoke and The Rifleman every night. I'm ready for a NEW western!!!
  • Quigley
    I have to agree with "Quigley Down Under" - love it!
  • Any John Wayne movie
    I loved them all. Lonesome Dove is also a favorite but prefer the book over the movie.
  • Gunsmoke
    I use to love watching Gunsmoke with my Dad, RIP Daddy!
  • Butch
    Butch Cassidy
  • Eastwood!
    All the Clint Eastwood westerns and most recent, 3:10 to Yuma.
  • Favorite Western
    My favorite western is Blazing Saddles. I'm a big Coen brothers fan, and would love to see "True Grit."
  • Shane
    I know this is a really old one, but I will always remember the ending. Saw this when I was very young.
  • Favorite Western for The Grit Passes
    I would have to say "Unforgiven"...and "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly." I think "True Grit" will be a favorite too.
  • Favorite Western
    I always liked the Clint Eastwood westerns, especially "Unforgiven".
  • best westerns
    High Noon
    Red River
  • Favorite Western
    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
  • Underappreciated Masterpiece
    "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"; elegiac and minimalist in tone and execution, Andrew Dominik masterfully directs Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck in career-defining performances.
  • Broken Arrow!
    My favourite would have to be "Broken Arrow" starring Jimmy Stewart. He did his fair share of westerns during his career but that one stands out. He's vulnerable and charismatic; it's shot beautifully and the characters are well developed. By far, one of my favourites ever!
  • Tombstone
    Tombstone is just one of my favorites I love all westerns. I been wanting to see True Grit when I first saw the previews not to mention its my BIRTHDAY!!!
  • Heaven
    "Days of Heaven" takes place in the west, and I think there are some horses in there...and it's just a great movie.
  • Best Western
    So many great ones but to my mind the best ever is The Searchers. Great action but with more depth to the plot than is usually found.
  • Best Western
    Difficult to come up with one. I guess it would be High Noon, followed by the Lone Ranger and Tonto and Blazing Saddle. Mostly the westerns in the 50's and 60's were good.
  • best western
    Tombstone. Not really a big fan of westerns in general but Tombstone was awesome and True Grit looks even better.
  • How about worst western?
    Watched a movie called Undead or Alive the other night. Chris Kattan and a bunch of zombie cowboys. HORRIBLE!!!
  • My Favorite Western
    3:10 to Yuma is definitely my favorite western flick to date, but I have a feeling this new True Grit is going to be pretty amazing.

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