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Notebook Reviews: LETHAL WEAPON

Richard Donner – 1987. Lethal Weapon is the movie that kick-started an incredible movie franchise – and the buddy movie sub-genre. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Richard Donner are on fine form in delivering this cracking thriller. The [...]

August 29, 2021

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: HUDSON HAWK

Michael Lehmann – 1991 Michael Lehmann‘s Hudson Hawk is an under-appreciated masterpiece. This Bruce Willis starrer may have been hammered by the press and bombed at the US box office, but it’s fantastic fun. The humour may be a [...]

June 24, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS

Stephen Herek – 1995 Mr. Holland’s Opus is a fantastic epic drama with a superb (Academy Award nominated) performance from Richard Dreyfuss. Some may say that this Stephen Herek directed film is overly sentimental, but it’s a great [...]

May 24, 2021

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

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