Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney Face Off Against a Helicopter in New Clip from A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

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20th Century Fox has released a new clip from director John Moore’s sequel A Good Day to Die Hard, and it demonstrates exactly why it’s probably not a good idea to think you can best a helicopter full of guns.  Bruce Willis’s John McClane and Jai Courtney’s Jack McClane square off against said helicopter in this clip, giving fans a tease of the kind of action they can expect from the fifth film in the Die Hard franchise.  I’ll say this: the CG effects don’t look terrible.

Hit the jump to watch the new clip, and if you missed it click here to read the first entry in Matt’s ongoing Die Hard retrospective series.  The film also stars Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn EchikunwokeAnne Vyalitsyna, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.  A Good Day to Die Hard opens Thursday, February 14th.

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Stars Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney and Director John Moore Talk about the DIE HARD Franchise and the Appeal of John McClane

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It’s been 25 years since Die Hard exploded into theaters, launching a new cinematic hero and changing the paradigm of action movies.  In A Good Day to Die Hard, Bruce Willis reprises his iconic role as police detective John McClane.  Set against the backdrop of deadly corruption and political vendetta in Russia, McClane teams up with his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney), to settle their differences and take down the bad guys.  The film, which opens in theaters on February 14th, also features Sebastian Koch and Yulia Snigir.

At the recent press day, Willis, Courtney and director John Moore talked about why it was time for another Die Hard movie, what makes the McClane character so appealing to audiences, the origin of the signature line, taking the franchise to another country for the first time, and using Mi-24 assault helicopters in the action sequences.  Willis also discussed what it’s meant to him personally to play one of the greatest action characters in film history, why being a father is his favorite job, and how his real life experience has enabled him to play a great on screen dad.  Hit the jump to read more.

New “Walk Down Memory McClane” Featurette for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Looks Back at the Franchise’s Previous Films

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This Valentine’s Day, 20th Century Fox is releasing the latest entry in the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, and today the studio has unveiled a new featurette for the film.  Rather than focusing on the upcoming film, this featurette actually provides a nice look back at the series as a whole.  It plays like a supercut of 25 years of Die Hard, and also acts as a reminder that the Die Hard: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection is now available to purchase.  If you haven’t signed up for our contenst to win a copy of the Blu-ray set, I highly suggest you do so right here.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette “A Walk Down Memory McClane.”  A Good Day to Die Hard opens on February 14th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to an Early Screening of A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

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I can’t say no to a Die Hard film, especially when they’ve restored the franchise to its rightful R-ratingDie Hard movies require wise-cracks, swearing, and John McClane (Bruce Willis) getting the ever-loving shit kicked out of him.  Hopefully, McClane’s mission to Moscow, A Good Day to Hard, will deliver in a big way.

I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away 25 passes to the Atlanta screening of A Good Day to Hard.  Hit the jump to find out how you can check out the film early and for free.  The film also stars Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Anne Vyalitsyna, and Mary Elizabeth WinsteadA Good Day to Die Hard opens Thursday, February 14th.

Fox Unveils DIE HARD 25th Anniversary Mural on the Lot; Plus DIE HARD 3 Infographic and A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD “Ode to Destruction”

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A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth entry in the Die Hard series, hits theaters on February 14.  The well-timed 2013 release also marks the 25th anniversary of the original Die Hard, released in 1988.  To mark the occasion, Fox unveiled a giant mural of Bruce Willis crawling through the vent on the studio lot, and we have a grab bag of Die Hard bits:

  • A timelapse video of the mural installation.
  • A neat Die Hard: With a Vengeance infographic.
  • The interactive Good Day to Die Hard “Ode to Destruction” site.

All this after the jump.

4-Minute Featurette for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

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With a couple weeks to go before it hits theaters, A Good Day to Die Hard marketing has gone on overdrive.  In the past couple weeks, we’ve seen TV spots, new images, a new clip, and now a four-minute featurette has been released.  The big takeaway from the featurette: the action movie is an action movie.  My main concern isn’t the amount of action, but how John McClane (Bruce Willis) relates to that action.  The guy who took down a fighter jet in Live Free or Die Hard isn’t John McClane.  The appeal is that he’s an everyman who kills lots of bad guys and barely survives.  I’ve seen all the marketing, and I’m still not sure which McClane is going to show up, but I hope it’s the latter.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also stars Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Anne Vyalitsyna, and Mary Elizabeth WinsteadA Good Day to Die Hard opens February 14th.

Miscellaneous News: EVIL DEAD Pushed up to April 5th; A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Will Be the Shortest DIE HARD Yet

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We’ve got a couple of quick news stories for you this afternoon.  First up, Bruce Campbell has tweeted that Fede Alvarez‘ remake of Evil Dead has taken up The Heat‘s vacated April 5th date, which means it will be going up against Jurassic Park 3D at the box office.  So who would win a fight: deadites or dinosaurs?  [Answer: Dinosaurs.  Dinosaurs always win unless they're faced with their natural enemy, Meteors.]  Evil Dead, which originally had an NC-17 rating, will premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.

In other news, The Playlist reports that A Good Day to Die Hard will be by far the shortest Die Hard yet with a runtime of 97 minutes.  For comparison, Die Hard is 131 minutes, Die Hard 2 is 124 minutes, Die Hard with a Vengeance is 131 minutes, and Live Free or Die Hard is 128 minutes.  So Die Hard 1 and 3 are the best in the series and they both run 131 minutes.  Coincidence?  Yes.

New Clip from A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Starring Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney

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20th Century Fox has released a new clip from A Good Day to Die Hard.  The fifth Die Hard film has John McClane (Bruce Willis) teaming up with his son Jack (Jai Courtney) in Moscow to right Russian baddies.  I’m still not sure what the plot is, but this clip shows that it’s still the same old John McClane when it comes to laughing in the face of danger before blowing danger’s head off.  The end of the clip is a bit of a missed opportunity since McClane tells his son they’re not going to die, and Jack should have responded, “But Dad! It’s a good day,” [looks directly into the camera] “TO DIE HARD.” [explosion]

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The film also stars Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Anne Vyalitsyna, and Mary Elizabeth WinsteadA Good Day to Die Hard opens February 14th.

New TV Spots for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD and OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, Plus the First TV Spot for JACK THE GIANT SLAYER with a New Banner Image

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We have some new TV spots today from the following pictures:

  • A Good Day to Die Hard - The fifth installment in the Die Hard franchise teams John McClane (Bruce Willis) with his son, Jack (Jai Courtney) against the entire country of Russia.  John Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard opens February 14th.
  • Oz the Great and PowerfulSam Raimi’s take on the L. Frank Baum classic stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.  Oz the Great and Powerful opens March 8th.
  • Jack the Giant Slayer – The first TV spot for Bryan Singer’s fantasy adventure features great looks at the giants in action as they chase down the titular hero, played by Nicholas Hoult.  Jack the Giant Slayer opens March 1st.

Hit the jump to watch all of the TV spots, plus a new banner from Jack the Giant Slayer.

16 New Images from A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Featuring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Yuliya Snigir

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We’ve grown pretty familiar with John McClane (Bruce Willis) over the course of the twenty-five-year Die Hard franchise, but the next installment will introduce some new faces.  In A Good Day to Die Hard,  Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher) will get in on the action as McClane’s son, Jack, and Yuliya Snigir (Inhabited Island) will play Irina, the…uh…attractive Russian woman, a role which she plays quite well.  Directed by John Moore (Max Payne), the fifth installment in the Die Hard series also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing) as McClane’s daughter, Lucy.  We’ve got 16 new images from the movie to share with you after the jump.

New Image and Infographic from A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD; New Images from THE SPECTACULAR NOW Starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller

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Some new images have cropped up today for John Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard and James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now.  The fifth installment in the Die Hard series features John McClane (Bruce Willis) and his son Jack (Jai Courtney), who are seen amidst a lot of destruction in this new image.  We also have an infographic from the original 1988 film, which is the first in a series that will be released for each film leading up to the February 14th release of A Good Day to Die Hard.

We’ve also got some new images that feature Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Miles Teller (Project X) being all young and cute in The Spectacular Now.  Also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler, Brie Larson and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the picture  debuts at Sundance this Friday.  Hit the jump to see the new images.

DIE HARD Franchise Returning to Theaters February 13 with 5-Film Marathon

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Fans looking forward to the release of the upcoming fifth film in the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, now have the opportunity to experience the absolute maximum amount of Die Hard before watching the new film.  20th Century Fox announced today that a five-film Die Hard marathon will be playing in theaters on February 13th.  Fans will watch Die Hard, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Live Free or Die Hard back-to-back, leading up to a screening of director John Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard a few hours before it opens wide.  That’s a lot of Die Hard.

Hit the jump to check out a poster for the event.  Further details will be announced soon.  A Good Day to Die Hard hits theaters on February 14th.

New TV Spot for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Confirms R Rating

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Just yesterday we brought you the good news that A Good Day to Die Hard would be rated R.  Today, a new TV spot for the John Moore film, the fifth in the Die Hard series, confirms that rating.  The commercial doesn’t show much in the way of new footage, especially if you’ve already seen the previously released TV spots, but there is, of course, a new one-liner.

Starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, A Good Day to Die Hard opens February 14th.  Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot.

Yippee Ki-Yay Motherfucker! A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD is Rated R!

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Why is John McClane (Bruce Willis) smiling? Because our sources have informed us that A Good Day to Die Hard is rated R!  This means that McClane and son (Jai Courtney) are about to go apeshit on a bunch of Russian criminals and are free to curse as loud as they want and shed as much blood as possible along the way.  Fans had been a little worried that director John Moore’s picture, the fifth in the Die Hard series, would be rated PG-13 like its predecessor, Live Free or Die Hard.  Rest assured that the new film should look a lot more like the originals if the R rating is any indication.

Also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, A Good Day to Die Hard opens February 14th.  Hit the jump to watch the most recent trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard. 

New Trailer for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Starring Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney

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Fox has released a new trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard.  Usually at this point, the trailers begin to reveal the basic plot (and some go too far and reveal the whole movie).  However, the fifth Die Hard is a little over a month away, and I still don’t know what the plot is beyond “McClane n’ Son fight bad Russians.”  The Die Hard movies have never been complex, but the villain always has a clear motive, so we know what John McClane is trying to stop.  I think the bad guy in this movie wants nukes or something, but even that seems kind of vague.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Anne Vyalitsyna, and Mary Elizabeth WinsteadA Good Day to Die Hard opens February 14th.

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