There’s no doubt that 2007 is all about glitz and glamour. Many of today’s films are blockbuster hits because of their kick-ass special effects (i.e. Transformers). Well, guess what? Though they’ve been obsolete for years, Westerns are making a comeback. At least one is hitting the big screen in 2007.

Presented by Audi, AFI brings their Directors Screening to the ArcLight with 3:10 to Yuma, starring Academy Award winner Russell Crowe and Batman Begins star Christian Bale. Crowe, who is known for taking and giving punches in films such as Cinderella Man and Gladiator, brings his tough image back to the screen in this modernized Western.

When a notorious fugitive (Crowe) is on the brink of disaster, it’s up to the good Samaritan (Bale) to help him out. Other 3:10 to Yuma actors include Gretchen Mol, who’s currently starring in The Ten, a comedic twist on the Ten Commandments, and two-time Oscar nominated Peter Fonda.

Though the popularity of the Western film genre has waned in recent years, don’t let that stop you from seeing a well-crafted film. If anyone can make Westerns popular again, it’s Walk the Line mastermind, director James Mangold.

Furthermore, when the public comes to view the film, they’ll not only see an updated Western, but they can also sit in on a Q&A session with Mangold following the screening.

ArcLight Cinemas is located at 6360 W. Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Screening begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $11. For more information, call (323) 464-4226 or visit