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Profile: Bruce Willis

Action hero Bruce Willis 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 series Moonlighting. For me, Willis did the best work [...]

May 19, 2013

Review: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Misses The Target

A Good Day To Die Hard faces one huge obstacle which it can’t overcome – the shadow of the original Die Hard (read the Movies In Focus review). It pales in comparison to that movie, and unfortunately it’s also the weakest of that its four [...]

April 3, 2013

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

DVD Review: British Sci-Fi 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 some Storage 24. Director Johannes [...]

October 18, 2012

The Expendables: Icons Of Action Cinema

Action cinema defined Hollywood in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The titans of the action movement were undoubtedly Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two box office powerhouses who fought it out for dominance, and who managed to change the [...]

August 22, 2012

NON-STOP Is ‘Die Hard’ On A Plane…With Liam Neeson

It looks like Liam Neeson is going to keep doing that middle-age action thing. The Irish actor is in the frame to star in producer Joel Silver’s latest action-fest Non-Stop. According to Variety: “Neeson is in talks to play a worn-out air [...]

April 4, 2012

DVD Review: Liam Neeson Does His Action Thing In UNKNOWN

In recent years Liam Neeson has re-imagined himself as the thinking man’s aging action hero. Taken saw him…er take his career to the next level, and he followed it up with The A-Team and now Unknown – a film, if the marketing materials [...]

March 31, 2012

A TOTAL RECALL Remake Isn’t That Bad An idea. Seriously.

The marketing of Total Recall is starting to ramp up as it approaches its August 3 release date. The first poster has been released and a trailer is on the way for the film which has come under a lot of fire for two reasons: 1) It’s a remake of a [...]

March 29, 2012

DIE HARD 5 Has Its John McClane Jr – Is It A Good Thing?

At this point in cinema it has become the norm to team an ageing action icon with a younger co-star. We’ve seen it with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and to a lesser extent with Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, now it [...]

February 24, 2012

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