"Yippee ki-yay, motherf****r!"
Legendary action movie icon Bruce Willis can currently be seen on the big screen in his fifth go-round as John McClane, the perpetually "wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time," in A Good Day to Die Hard. In his 28-year career as an actor, Willis has starred in more than 60 movies — five last year alone — playing such diverse characters as a time travelling hitman, a deep-sea oil driller (in space), a taxicab driver (in space), a dead child psychologist, an honorable boxer with a killer hook, an assassin named "Mr. Goodkat," a professional gambler named "Dink," and a charming killer named "The Tulip." Some of his movies have become classics, while others...not so much, but they all boast one thing: Willis himself, a bonafide movie star the likes of which are rarely seen in Hollywood anymore. Pour yourself a refreshing glass of Seagram's Golden Wine Cooler, queue up The Return of Bruno on your iPod and help us select Willis' best movies.
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Posted 03.04.13 by BrentJS
Back in 1992, the Die Hard franchise was only at two installments, with John McClane (Bruce Willis) having successfully defending the Nakatomi building and stopped a rogue counter-terrorist unit from an airport — both on Christmas Eve. Also in 1992, Ben Stiller had yet to break out as a movie star and was working on his own show, The Ben Stiller Show, which was canceled by Fox after 12 episodes yet went on to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing the following year. To say the show was before its time would be an understatement, one that is underlined by the re-discovery of a Die Hard 12 sketch (via The Playlist), which sees Stiller stopping terrorists during a regular visit to the grocery store. It may have seemed ridiculous at the time, yet, years later, Willis would surf a military jet in 2007's Live Free or Die Hard and fight terrorists in Moscow in this month's A Good Day to Die Hard. watch the sketch >> Posted 02.23.13 by Ryan
In a career that spans decades, Willis got his start doing theater in New York before getting his break on the TV show Moonlighting and then moving on to movies. At the age of 57, Willis seems to be busier than ever, carving out new franchises like The Expendables and RED (whose sequel, RED 2 opens later this year), while still appearing in smaller, art-house projects like last year's Moonrise Kingdom.
This week, Bruce Willis returns to the franchise that made it all happen with A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment in Willis' most enduring franchise. This time, Detective John McClane will travel to Russia to meet up with his son (Jai Courtney) in a sequel that is poised to win a long, three-day weekend. But while audiences flock to see the latest chance to see Willis say "yippee-ki-yay," what do we know about Willis' entire career? We've got you covered as long as you have under 8 hours to spare. check out our picks from Willis' career >> Posted 02.15.13 by Ryan
"Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot!"
It's exciting to watch TV shows and movies where the police officers doggedly pursue every lead and put together a by-the-book, airtight case to bring the bad guys to justice. But, it's often far more thrilling to watch the exploits of cops who toss the book out the window and go rogue in pursuit of justice. Tom Cruise is currently taking matters into his own hands as the title character in Jack Reacher and it looks like Steven Seagal — whose career was launched playing rogue cops — will be doing things his own way in the new season of True Justice. What we want to know is which movie has the best rogue cop. Turn on your police scanner, grab a donut and help us choose the movie cops who make going rogue look good.
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Posted 01.11.13 by BrentJS
Why is it that that movies get annoyingly preachy at this time of year? Turn on Lifetime or The Hallmark Channel and you're bound to see a whole host of "soulless person/dysfunctional family meets some magical Christmas source and learns an important holiday lesson that changes their lives" movies.
Personally, we prefer our life lessons doled out in a less hit-you-over-the-head fashion — and with a running time closer to 2 minutes than 2 hours. With that in mind, we undertook the arduous task of scouring through hundreds of Christmas movies to serve up the 12 vital holiday lessons in bite-sized tidbits, leaving you more time for shopping ... or drinking.
What vital holiday lesson does Gremlins have to offer? >> Posted 12.25.12 by reelz
"We're not a hugging family."
Earlier this month, the teaser trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment in the Die Hard franchise, was released online and, while brief on story, showed that the return of John McClane (Bruce Willis) was going to be filled with action.
The latest, international trailer borrows most of the teaser, but begins by slowing down the proceedings to show that A Good Day to Die Hard is a Die Hard movie after all. Starting with the use of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the trailer is filled with homages to the first movie: McClane going to a new place for the first time, chatting with his driver about being a cop, and a group of European men causing explosions. There's also the inclusion of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who played McClane's daughter in 2007's Live Free or Die Hard, though, this time around, it's McClane's son Jack (Spartacus: Blood and Sand actor Jai Courtney) that needs saving. Or does he? trailers that will knock your shoes off
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer and check out a new poster >> Posted 10.25.12 by Ryan
Twentieth Century Fox has been trying to put together Die Hard 5 (working title) since late 2009, when franchise star Bruce Willis revealed that "Fox is already talking about doing another one." Willis added that the studio "better get it done soon" because, he admitted, "I'm not getting any younger." Years later, the studio finally has their director.
The same was said in February, when Fox hired Smart People director Noam Murro to helm the sequel, but when Murro landed the directing job for Warner Brothers' 300 sequel, 300: Battle of Artemisia (formerly Xerxes), Murro had to drop out of Die Hard 5, leaving the director's chair open for Max Payne director John Moore to "take or leave." In the end, Moore took. "Moore" about Die hard 5 >> Posted 09.01.11 by Ryan
Bruce Willis has made no secret about wanting to a make Die Hard 5, revealing last February that a fifth installment could begin production in 2011. The action star also discussed that he hoped the story for Die Hard 5 would "go worldwide." Months later, 20th Century Fox was negotiating with screenwriter Skip Woods (The A-Team, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) to draft the screenplay.
As for a director, Willis has expressed interest in re-teaming with Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman, but, according to recent reports, Fox has hired a different director instead. who will direct? >> Posted 02.15.11 by Ryan
When Bruce Willis returned to the Die Hard franchise after a 12-year hiatus, many considered it a desperate attempt by an aging actor to revitalize his flagging career. Then Live Free or Die Hard proved the detractors wrong, pleasing fans as well as critics and more than tripling the return on its $110 million budget.A fifth Die Hard seemed inevitable, especially after Willis said he was game to return as John McClane.
Now, it appears that sequel is underway, with THR writing that Fox isin negotiations with Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) to draft a Die Hard 5 script, with Alex Young (Predators) producing. In his last interview about the possibility of Die Hard 5, Willis said that he would like to see Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman back at the helm. He went on to say that his contribution to the plot would be to take McClane's penchant for being "the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time" to a "worldwide" stage. Posted 05.05.10 by BrentJS
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (Sugarplum Romance)
ReelzChannel, 8:00 PM ET/PT
The Pacific Northwest Ballet performs the fairy tale with music by Tchaikovsky, sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak. Host Tony Randall.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Comfort & Joy)
Cartoon Network, 9:00 PM ET
Everyone's favorite "bad banana with a greasy black peel" hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
The King of Kings (O Holy Night)
TCM, 9 PM ET
Orson Welles narrates the story of Jesus (Jeffrey Hunter), including the Sermon on the Mount, the Last Supper, and the Resurrection.
Die Hard (Bah Humbug)
Encore Action, 2:20 and 10:00 PM ET
When a group of terrorists take over an office building during a holiday party, it's clearly not going to be a Merry Christmas for all.
What else is showing this season? See the complete Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas.
And if you're wondering what to buy the movie lovers on your shopping list, check out our Holiday Gifts store. Posted 12.20.09 by reelz