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STRANGE EMPIRE ON CBC – EPISODE THREE REVIEW – Levels of Control

CBC aired the third episode of its new Western series Strange Empire on Monday, October 20th. Set in the Alberta-Montana border region of 1869, this third installment, entitled “Other Powers”, demonstrated the levels of control that individual characters seek to exercise upon those around them. One of the leading examples of control dynamics came with…

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CBC’S STRANGE EMPIRE – SECOND EPISODE REVIEW

Does a “capital trail” lead to the Strange Empire? Viewing the second episode of the new Western series on CBC, economic self-determination, both macro and micro, was a dominant theme. Set in the Alberta-Montana region of 1869, two years after the formation of the Dominion of Canada and four years after the US Civil War,…

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CASEY AFFLECK TO ATTEND JESSE JAMES FILM SCREENING

Casey Affleck, who played Bob Ford in Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), is set to attend a sold-out revival screening of the film on October 12th. The showing is being held at Nitehawk Cinema in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, and is part of the…

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STRANGE EMPIRE ON CBC – FIRST EPISODE REVIEW

A new Western TV series has launched on CBC, the Canadian national broadcaster. Strange Empire premiered on October 6th and focuses upon three very different women in the 1869 border region of Montana and the new country of Canada. Though the three women come from dissimilar backgrounds, they are brought together in the first episode,…

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HELL ON WHEELS EPISODE REVIEW / PREVIEW – DRAMATIC PAUSE

The upcoming October 4th episode of AMC’s Hell on Wheels, the tenth of an expanded 13-episode season, will mark the final show prior to a five-week break on the network. The popular Western series, which dramatizes the building of Union Pacific transcontinental railroad in the post-Civil War years, will return on November 8th to complete…

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THE CASE FOR LONGMIRE – HIT WESTERN SHOW LOOKS FOR NEW HOME

The contemporary Western TV series Longmire, which has been hosted by the A&E network since 2012, is looking for a new home. Despite averaging over 5.5 million viewers per episode in its recent 3rd season, A&E has cancelled the show. The cable network claims that Longmire’s audience was older than their desired advertising demographic and…

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NEW CHICAGO RAILROAD BOOK ARRIVING SOON

A new illustrated book that chronicles the history of Chicago as a railroad hub is coming down the track. Chicago: America’s Railroad Capital (The Illustrated History: 1836 to Today) is a collaborative effort guided by author and photographer Brian Solomon, whose work is joined by that of three rail journalists. Chicago: America’s Railroad Capital looks at…