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The calendar may have said Valentine's Day, but for movie fans it was "A Good Day to Die Hard," as according to Film.com the latest entry in Bruce Willis' decrepit action franchise eked out a win at the box office this weekend.
Not that it was easy; with an estimated total of $25 million, "A Good Day to Die Hard" barely beat out returning champion "Identity Thief," which racked up $23.4 million. And the latest sappy Nicholas Sparks romance "Safe Haven" also made a good showing, earning $21.4 million for a third place finish.
"Twilight" wannabe "Beautiful Creatures," on the other hand, took a complete header, debuting way down in sixth place with just $7.5 million. For a full look at that film's failure, as well as the rest of the box office top ten, head to Film.com.
At one point in "Groundhog Day," Phil Connors (Bill Murray) claims to his co-worker Rita (Andie MacDowell) that he is a god. (Not the god, he doesn't think.) To prove it, he recalls that he's been "stabbed, shot, frozen, poisoned, hung, electrocuted, and burned."
John McClane laughs at you, Phil Connors. John McClane is the god.
Over the course of the first four films in the "Die Hard" franchise, John McClane (Bruce Willis) almost died 68 total times. And we're not talking "almost died" in normal terms, like "someone is pointing a gun at me" almost died, we're talking "He just got chucked off of that moving 747 - how is he still alive?" almost died. John McClane can not be killed.
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Greetings from the apocalypse, and welcome to an extra-LONG, extra-FUN Presidents Day weekend that does not involve Bill Clinton. (Actually, it does, but I can't resist a good penis joke.) Enjoy the festivities, and if George W. Bush asks why he didn't get an invite to the BBQ just tell him it must have gotten lost in the mail. If he still won't shut up about it just tell him to go paint another picture of his bathroom. Get More »
Is Bruce Willis's skin really dry, or are we seeing things?
Actually, animator Lee Hardcastle has gone and turned John McClane into John McClay, reimagining the "Die Hard" franchise in claymation. Called "A Good Clay to Die Hard," the "Wallace & Gromit"-style take on Bruce Willis's classic action franchise makes blood, guts, and guns look incredibly pasty, although not without its share of action-packed, endlessly explosive sequences that doesn't stray from the original.
Plus, he's in Russia! That's right: John McClay's all up in the Motherland, and he's ready to nuke the sh*t out of it. (And, hey, if that's not your thing, look up "Creature Comforts" on YouTube instead, and stick with talking zoo animals.)
This week, Bruce Willis will return as ever-wisecracking, endlessly resourceful and seemingly immortal New York cop John McClane in "A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment in the "Die Hard" franchise that began way back in the summer of 1988.
It's rare for a movie series to last for so many chapters, much less over the course of 25 years. But it does have us wondering what it might be like if some other popular franchises from yesteryear had the sturdy set of legs that John McClane seems to have. Here are a few "What-If?" concoctions that imagine a world where every series is as "Die Hard" as the one with Bruce Willis.
Your mother always told you that math would be important someday, and we're here to validate her. Call it better living through arithmetic, but we believe simple math can help you decide which new movies coming out in February are for you.
Oh, and did we mention there are no actual numbers involved? It's like "Moneyball," but for movie-loving dummies.
So if you'd like a glimpse at what the cinema can offer you on this most romantic of months, read on for your latest lesson in Movie Math. Get More »
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" is 2013's inaugural sequel in a year chock full of them (29 in all). With this much franchise volume in one year, it's good to keep some perspective in terms of which series we're primed for ... and which ones shouldn't have had a first movie to begin with.
From the bad to the rad, here's our rundown of all the follow-ups fans have been clamoring for — or haven't, as the case may be. Prioritize your sequel viewing, people. Get More »
We hope you had time to grab coffee and a scone this morning, because today is "A Good Day to Die Hard."
They're playing "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's 9th, but it's John McClane's 5th as Bruce Willis once again dons the white vest as the unkillable police detective in the new full-tilt-boogie trailer.
In this outing, McClane travels to Russia where he finds a great deal more war than peace, as he attempts to bail his estranged son John "Jack" McClane, Jr. (Jai Courtney) out of trouble with the law but winds up embroiled in a terrorist plot. "Thanks, Dad, this is what always happens!" Get More »
Okay, it's time to give in and face the facts: Nobody dies harder than Bruce Willis. You think you die hard? Well, John McClane dies hardest, all right? Seriously, that guy.
Which leads us to this: 25 years after "Die Hard" introduced the world to the most badass cop in the entire universe, McClane is back for his fifth big screen shoot-em-up. And as the new trailer for "A Good Day to Die Hard" shows, this time around the stakes are nothing less than saving democracy itself.
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