Monday Movie Madness: Young Guns



Hello Posse,


I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's transition and are getting into the swing of 2021. This time of year always makes me laugh. I think back to when I was in junior high and thinking about the future. I remember thinking how when we went from 1999 to 2000 I would be so OLD. I was 33 that year. Having aged 20 years since then, I find my thoughts about age back then to be quite amusing.


So far this year has not been good for me and technology. my design program I use to make my ads is a flash based program that is no longer supported on Chrome. I tried even using it on Safari but it is messed up. To make things more annoying, I had all my ads I have created this past year sorted into neat little albums so I could quickly find things. When I went in yesterday to make a new ad, the albums are all empty and the ads are all in one general file.


For some reason I also decided to try to at a Tumblr page to my social media to try to expand to a broader audience and pick up some new followers. That is a whole new learning experience. I have never even looked at this social media platform before so I am starting this process from the very beginning. Wish me luck.


I should get to the movie now. I woke up with a migraine and spent most of the morning in bed nursing it. When I finally dragged myself out of bed to get some work done, P.R. immediately started telling me to go back to bed. I doubt I can argue the point for much longer. Plus, my social media posting service, Zuitte, is messed up and not working. They assure me they are aware of the situation and are working on it, but I will have to post everything manually today. No stress . . . I'll see what I can get done.



Young Guns is an American bio-Western that tells the story of Billy the Kid's life during the time of the Lincoln County War. the film was directed by Christopher Cain and has an all-star cast: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko, Terence Stamp, Terry O'Quinn, Brian Keith, and Jack Palance.


The movie was filmed in New Mexico where the war took place in 1877–78. It was filmed in and around New Mexico. The film earned more than $45 million on an $11 million budget. Not only was it a financial success but it was said to be the the most historically accurate telling of Billy the Kid's story according to historian Paul Hutton.


DUring the war, distinguished British gentleman, John Tunstall (Stamp), hires a group of young men who are down on their lucky to tend his ranch. Tunstall is killed by Lawrence Murphy (Palance). The young men who had come to love Tunstall decide it is up to them to bring the murderer to justice. The group that includes Doc Scurlock (Sutherland), Richard Brewer (Sheen) and William Bonney a.k.a. Billy the Kid (Estevez) set out to make things right though not everyone agrees what that means.



Movie Snack

The most popular movie snack in the US, popcorn, actually has roots in New Mexico. The earliest ears of popcorn are said to have been discovered in this area of the US. So what more fitting snack to pair with today's film.


I LOVE popcorn. I often make it for Dinner when P.R. is out of town and I just have popcorn and watch a movie for dinner. I love to mix a few M&Ms in it when the popcorn is still hot. It melts the chocolate inside but the candy coating keeps it from being a mess to eat.


I have been wanting to try a few more flavors and found some great suggestions on Live Eat Learn's website. Check out their Easy Homemade Popcorn Seasoning ideas. (<--- click here.) The first one I plan to try is their Dorito recipe. It sounds promising!


Now, it's that time posse! Grab your snacks and settle in for another great western movie!


Enjoy,

Stephen


Young Guns Trailer


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