Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Movie Trailer Tuesday - Hatfields & McCoys

Welcome to "Movie Trailer Tuesday - my weekly blog feature where I share movie recommendations by posting a quick blurb and movie trailer for you to check out.

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My daughter recently watched Hatfields & McCoys in her Kentucky Studies class and fell in love with the miniseries. So, when she asked me to watch it with her this past weekend, you better believe I sat right down beside her and enjoyed the almost 5-hour viewing of it (you gotta take advantage of those times your teen wants to spend time with you, right?)

This History Channel special was shown as a miniseries on television awhile back. Now, it's available on Blu-ray/DVD and also streaming on Netflix.

It chronicles the infamous feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and their neighbors, the McCoys of Kentucky. I'm not sure how much of this particular series is historical fact versus folklore, but it was fascinating to watch. Full of hatred, passion, action, and violence, it's not for the faint of heart. It's a heartbreaking tale, but, it is such an interesting portrayal of that period of American history that I do highly recommend it.

Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton (I happen to be a big fan of both) play leading roles and are pretty brilliant, in my opinion.

It's rated TV-14, but as I mentioned, there is much violence and killing. Some may want to use their own discretion.

Have you seen this one?

*ADDENDUM to original post*
I just told my teenage daughter that after watching this miniseries I once again have the hots for Kevin Costner. She said, "but he's like, a senior citizen?"
HA! Way to make me feel good, daughter!

 

5 comments:

Tiffany Cruz said...

I really enjoyed this show when it came on.

Emily said...

Wow, I've never heard of this, but it sounds really good! I will definitely be checking it out :) Extra awesome your daughter wanted to watch with you :)

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

I haven't seen it yet, but I think I would like it!

NPC said...

I haven't heard of this one! But, now I want to watch it! :D

LisaLisa said...

I too have never heard of this show but now you have peeked my interest. Will check it out soon.