January 02, 2008
Upcoming: Comanche Moon
What’s Coming...Comanche Moon Premieres January 13
Wanna see Adam Beach with hair like Cher? Me neither, but the upcoming CBS miniseries Comanche Moon boasts an impressive pedigree—the prequel to Larry McMurtry’s ballyhooed Lonesome Dove novel and miniseries stars Wes Studi, Val Kilmer, David Midthunder, Karl Urban and the aforementioned Cher-and-Cher-alike Beach. Ahh, but will it be worth watching? Not if it follows the lead of HBO’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or 2005's Into the West. But it’s a new year, and I’ve promised not to prejudge even though the promos once again relegate Indians as mere buckskinned backdrops. Take a look-see at the CBS website and videos and decide for yourself.Comment: I'd say the quality of the cast is no guarantee of the quality of the movie.