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Yippee Ki-Yay Bruce Willis

The mighty Bruce Willis turned 66 years old on 19 March 2021.  Willis will always be remembered for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, but to many he will always be David Addison, the character he played in the ‘80s television [...]

March 19, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Johannes Roberts’ STORAGE 24

Take a measure of John Carpenter mixed spice (The Thing, Assault On Precinct 13), add a touch of Alien, a pinch of Shaun of the Dead and a smidgen of Die Hard, bring to the boil and rest. Now, get ready to serve-up Storage 24. Director Johannes [...]

March 6, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: DIE HARD 2

If 1988’s Die Hard is a Christmas movie then Renny Harlin‘s 1990 follow-up is even more-so than John McTiernan’s original. Harlin’s film has snow and everything! Die Hard 2 isn’t Harlin’s only Christmas cracker, he [...]

December 12, 2020

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

Uncovering Curiosities: Stuart W. Bedford’s GOOD TIDINGS

Good Tidings is a down and dirty low budget horror from director Stuart W. Bedford. This British has high aspirations, taking elements of classic horror movies like Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, John Carpenter’s classic siege movie [...]

November 23, 2020

Notebook Reviews: DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE

John McTiernan – 1995 Die Hard With A Vengeance is an enjoyable entry into the Die Hard franchise. John McTiernan‘s film sees Bruce Willis‘ John McClane taking on another member of the Gruber family – this time in the form of [...]

November 9, 2020

Review: HARD KILL With Bruce Willis Is No Die Hard

In the grand pantheon of bad VOD action-thrillers starring Bruce Wills (of which there are many), Hard Kill is far from the worst. Having said that, there’s little to praise in this Matt Eskandari directed film which is top-lined by former [...]

September 2, 2020

1977’s ROLLERCOASTER Is A Hidden Gem

Released in 1977, James Goldstone’s Rollercoaster is an excellent thriller with a wonderful world-weary performance from George Segal. Often erroneously lumped-in with the disaster movie cycle of the 1970s, the film sees Timothy Bottoms [...]

August 29, 2020

Blu-ray Review: FINAL SCORE – Yippee Ki-Yay Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista gets his own Die Hard movie with Final Score, an action packed thriller which sees the big man tackling terrorists during a football match. Scott Mann’s film is derivative, but there’s plenty of bone-crunching fun to be had as [...]

January 6, 2019

Movies In Focus’ Top Christmas Movies

As curmudgeonly as Movies In Focus can be, I do appreciate Christmas (it’s probably my favourite time of the year). I thought it was about time that I put together a list of my favourite Christmas film, so I rolled-up my sleeves and dug into the [...]

December 19, 2018

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