Hub Blog last night watched Appaloosa
, based on Robert Parker's novel of the same name
, and boy did I like it. Maybe I'm biased because I enjoy the snappy pace and smart-ass dialogue of Parker's books. But Roger Ebert
also gave a big thumbs up to Appaloosa. ... Parker, who's sort of adapting his Boston-based Spenser character to westerns, has an Appaloosa sequel, Resolution
, coming out this spring. I hope Ed Harris is already writing a film script and invites back Viggo Mortensen
, who almost steals the show in Appaloosa. If the second flick is as good as the first, we're entering memorable Bourne
pulp-fiction-to-movies territory. ...