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Yippee Ki-Yay! DIE HARD Turns 33 Years Old

Die Hard is a great example of the Hollywood studio system getting moviemaking right – the film is a perfect storm of story and talent coming together. It is hard to fathom that the action-thriller was such an unknown quantity when it was first [...]

July 16, 2021

Notebook Reviews: QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER

Simon Wincer – 1990 Simon Wincer‘s Quigley Down Under is an excellent western with a fantastic leading performance from the great Tom Selleck. It’s yet another film which showcases his talents and once again proves that he should [...]

June 12, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: DIE HARD

Is Die Hard a Christmas film? You bet your ass it is. Bruce Willis has never been better and Alan Rickman is outstanding in John McTiernan’s flawless 1988 actioner. Great script and flawless direction make this the greatest action film ever made. [...]

December 7, 2020

It Doesn’t Matter If DIE HARD Is A Christmas Movie!

Every year the argument rages to decide whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Bruce Willis believes that it isn’t, but there are others who feel that John McTiernan’s film sits alongside the likes of It’s A Wonderful Life [...]

November 25, 2020

Notebook Reviews: GALAXY QUEST

Dean Parisot – 1999 Galaxy Quest is damn good fun! Director Dean Parisot delivers a fantastic parody of Star Trek and the film has 100% conviction in its plot and complete dedication from its brilliant cast (Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan [...]

October 1, 2020

Obituary: Alan Rickman 1946 – 2016

Alan Rickman, the acclaimed stage and screen actor has died from cancer at the age of 69. Rickman made movies better. No matter the film, no matter the role, Rickman delivered on a level that only the best actors can. He was able to cover a [...]

January 14, 2016

Review: Action Movies Don’t Get Better Than DIE HARD

Die Hard is a great example of the Hollywood studio system getting moviemaking right – the film is a perfect storm of story and talent coming together. It is hard to fathom that the action-thriller was such an unknown quantity when it was first [...]

December 11, 2012