The last time Bruce Willis reprised his role as John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, the results were disappointing to say the least. But over the weekend, fans were intrigued when the actor’s daughter, Rumer Willis, posted a teaser for the return of the increasingly invincible detective. For some reason, many thought this was a tease for a new Die Hard movie that no one had heard about. However, it turns out it was just a tease for an expensive new advertisement with John McClane shilling Die Hard car batteries for Advance Auto Parts. But honestly, it’s still probably better than the entirety of A Good Day to Die Hard.
Watch the Die Hard car battery commercial below and enjoy the cameos and Easter eggs throughout. Read More »
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Die Hard
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: You know, it’s only the greatest action movie of all time.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Die Hard makes me mad. Not like how the increasingly dire sequels make me mad. Oh, no. Those make me mad because they’re terrible. The original 1988 Die Hard makes me furious every single time I watch it because it’s perfect. No movie deserves to be this perfect. Hell, most of my favorite movies are not this perfect. It just makes me so damn mad that the perfect director and the perfect actor and the perfect script somehow all collided over 30 years ago in some kind of cosmic event. I stew with rage that Die Hard is good enough to ruin so many other movies for me. It’s just unfair.
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With all the remakes, reboots, reimaginings and whatnot coming to theaters all the time, you might be excited to hear that some movies studios are in danger of losing the rights to some of their most valuable franchises.
The rights to Terminator, Die Hard, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Predator, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Beetlejuice are all in danger of being snapped back by the original creators or those in charge of their estate. But why now? What has all these properties in line to possibly being snatched back? Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Comedy Cenrtral’s series Drunk History tackles the true story that inspired A League of Their Own. Plus, find out what happens when Les Grossman from Tropic Thunder is the one negotiating with terrorist Hans Gruber in Die Hard, and watch as Liam Neeson goes undercover on Reddit, YouTube, Twitter, and more. Read More »
Frustratingly enough, the argument about whether or not the classic action thriller Die Hard is a Christmas movie is still going strong. A recent poll showed most people don’t think it qualifies for the holiday mantle, and we’ve had passionate discussions about it on /Film Daily, but now 20th Century Fox is making the push to have Die Hard entered into the Christmas canon by not only calling it the “greatest Christmas story ever told,” but by releasing a new holiday edition of the movie, and a trailer to really hit it home.
Watch the Die Hard Christmas trailer below and continue this exhausting fight. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2018 by Fred Topel
/Film has been following the development of McClane, formerly titled Die Hard: Year One closely. Originally, rumor had it that Bruce Willis would only appear in the beginning and end, to pass the torch to the younger McClane in flashbacks. In 2016, weeks after posting the title Die Hard: Year One on social media, director Len Wiseman told /Film that Willis would be in the whole movie. This year, Wiseman told us that a younger Holly McClane is in the script, with a present day reunion between the older characters possibly in the cards.
Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura was especially surprised Wiseman had talked about Holly when we spoke with him about the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee. Di Bonaventura wanted to keep the Holly details close to the vest. However, he would discuss another aspect that has been a sticking point for Die Hard fans.
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Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re still struggling with what to get that movie lover in your life, a recently released batch of prints paying tribute to movies like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Blade Runner and Die Hard are available for purchase today.
Get details on each of the prints and find out where and when you can get them below. Read More »
It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for being to argue incessantly over whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Every year, this subject comes up, to the point where the argument has grown tired and stale. Hoping to put an end to this once and for all, a new survey was conducted, and came up with a definitive result: most people don’t consider Die Hard a Christmas movie. Obviously, this will be the last time this is ever discussed, and we can all move on now, right?
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
You can argue until the cows come home about whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. But it must count for something that Funko is releasing a new set of POP vinyl figures inspired by the original action thriller this fall, right when the decorations for the most wonderful time of the year are hitting stores far too early.
That’s right, a little set of Die Hard Funko POPs will be coming to shelves this fall. Obviously they included Bruce Willis and John McClane and the late Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber, but what other characters were lucky enough to get the vinyl figure treatment? Find out below. Read More »
Die Hard 6, the unnecessary Die Hard prequel/sequel, has a new name. The working title for the latest Bruce Willis action flick was Die Hard: Year One, but you can now officially call the movie McClane. The film will follow both the present-day John McClane in his 60s, and a younger, 20-something McClane just starting out on the force.
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