Cowboys & Dinosaurs!
Ray Harryhausen's "Valley of the Gwangi" at Alamo Kid's Club
By Marc Savlov,
8:14AM, Fri. Apr. 29, 2011
Cowboys & Aliens, Jon Favreau's inspired (we hope) take on the good, the bad, and the extraterrestrial is right around the corner. Before you go check out that big ole slice of yee-haw, we strongly suggest you scope tomorrow morning's Alamo Kid's Club screening of Ray Harryhausen's classic Valley of Gwangi.
Admittedly, it's one of the stop-motion auteur's lesser efforts, from an adult cinephile standpoint. But, shoot, it's Saturday morning, people, leave that hungover adult part of you at home in bed where it belongs and head on over to the Alamo South Lamar where your inner ten-year-old will soil his britches over the age-proof coolness of James Franciscus and Richard Carlson roping and riding blue-tinged Tyrannosaurs in ye old Mexico.
The story's absolutely bonkers, but the narrative hooey doesn't make a jot of difference when it comes to Gwangi. There's even the lovely Our Man Flint's Gina Golan on hand to be rescued when necessary.
All in all, you could do a helluva lot worse than this 1969 six-shooters 'n' sauropods semi-epic, and trust us, the monster kid within will thank you. (And can you believe this came out the same year as Easy Rider?! Crazy, man.)
Admission and more info here.