Kevin Makely & Bruce Dern in Trailer for Outlaws Western 'Badland'
"I always knew my sins would catch up to me." Cinedigm has debuted a trailer for an indie western titled Badland, not to be confused with Terrence Malick's classic Badlands. This Wild West Badland film is the latest from writer/director Justin Lee (Alone We Fight, Swell) and is arriving November. Set after the Civil War, detective Matthias Breecher is hired to track down the worst of the Confederate war criminals. As he roams the Old West seeking justice, his resolve is tested when he meets a determined pioneer woman who is far more than she seems. Starring an impressive cast: Kevin Makely, Mira Sorvino, Wes Studi, Trace Adkins, Bruce Dern, Jeff Fahey, Tony Todd, Amanda Wyss, Ryan Kelley, and James Russo. This does not look good, which is no surprise considering we've never heard of it before. Right in the bargain bin.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Justin Lee's Badland, direct from Cinedigm's YouTube:
More than a decade after the Civil War, a nation tries to rebuild as an outlaw faction takes root across the West. Gunslinging detective Matthias Breecher (Kevin Makely) is hired by one of the very first African American Senators (Tony Todd) to track down the worst of the Confederate war criminals (Trace Adkins, Bruce Dern, Jeff Fahey). As he roams the Old West seeking justice, his resolve is tested when he meets a determined pioneer woman (Mira Sorvino) who is far more than she seems. Badland is both written and directed by American filmmaker Justin Lee, of the films Big Legend, A Reckoning, Any Bullet Will Do, Alone We Fight, and Swell previously. This hasn't premiered at any film festivals or elsewhere, as far as we know. Cinedigm will release Lee's Badland in select US theaters + on VOD starting November 1st this fall.
So, Jeff Fahey is still around and is making films. Damn ...
shiboleth on Sep 22, 2019
Haha! Yeah, looks pretty bad. But there are some people in there I love, so I'll give it a watch if I ever come across it. Realistically though, I'll probably have forgotten all about it this time tomorrow.
grimjob on Sep 22, 2019
My heart aches for these actors wanting and needing to work so badly they participate in B-Movies like this....that being really bad B movies. The acting was terrible. I was embarrassed for Ms. Sorvino attempting, and failing, to deliver these atrocious lines in a believable manner. Even Dern came off a bit off the mark delivering a line ('I knew it would catch up to me') I've heard a thousand times in better movies that this. It just caught up to you, Bruce...lol...I still loved and am in awe of your performance in Going Home. The lure of the camera pointing at you and filming you is a great one, but preserving performances of even less than mediocre status sort of dilutes the whole need to do so in the first place. God bless them from keeping at it, but at what cost? Ah, well...good luck to them.
thespiritbo on Sep 22, 2019
cinematography is awful. did they film it with an iPhone?
tarek on Sep 23, 2019
Bad digital, tarek...but don't get me started on that one...lol...cheers, man!
thespiritbo on Sep 23, 2019
Finally, you have too good opinion about the movie I dislike more than you ...
shiboleth on Sep 24, 2019
No no no...I want to like any Western being made today, but damn.
DAVIDPD on Sep 23, 2019
Yeah man, for a cool title, it looks PRETTY lame. Glad we've got fans of westerns still. It's a shame a decent one is far and few between these days...
THE_RAW_ on Sep 24, 2019
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