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5 Reasons Why Hans Gruber is the Greatest Movie Villain of All Time

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

"Who said we were terrorists?" These sinister words, spoken with almost Shakespearean grandeur and playfulness by the late Alan Rickman, is perhaps one of the greatest lines spoken by any movie villain. It denotes that all is not as it seems while watching the original Die Hard.

That Voice -- Remembering Alan Rickman

Graham Milne | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Like David Bowie, it is strange to contemplate the notion that there will never be another Alan Rickman movie. That no lucky screenwriter will ever again have the privilege of hearing that utterly unique voice giving life to their lines.

12 Essentials For Your Christmas Movie Marathon

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Loretta Bolger Wish

There are so many great Christmas movies that it's hard to know where to aim your remote at this time of year. Between classic Yuletide favorites, films whose Christmas segments have turned them into seasonal fare and an explosion of TV movies, the options are endless.

The 12 Steps to Becoming an '80s Action Star

Playboy.com | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Playboy.com

Today's action stars just don't have the same feel of the ones we had in the '80s. Back then it was serious business. You weren't going to be in some YouTube parody video. You were going to blow up bad guys and you were going to insult them from beyond the grave with a straight-faced pun. Are you looking to become a star of the '80s yourself? Here are 12 simple steps that will have you on your way to stopping terrorism and kissing hot babes in no time!

5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know About Action Writing

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.17.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

A Screenwriter Paid For A Full Page Ad In The Hollywood Reporter To Pitch "Die Hard 6"

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment

A big budget Hollywood studio and an array of writers and directors have had five chances to perfect the "Die Hard" formula -- some more successfully...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Spectre and the James Bond Legacy

Zaki Hasan | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

After three long years, Bond, James Bond is back! Last Friday marked the release of Spectre, the twenty-fourth film in the immortal spy movies,...

Bruce Willis Rocks Donald Trump's Hair For 'The Tonight Show'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.17.2015 | Comedy

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5 Lessons Die Hard Can Teach Us About Storytelling

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Great Movie Characters: Joe Leland in The Detective

Alex Simon | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Joe Leland is a man out of his time who's determined to stay relevant, even though the rest of the world has given up on his post-WW II era idealism and decayed into corruption. Much like the film itself, Joe has one foot in the past and one stubbornly planted in the present and future, on his terms.

The Best Christmas Movies

Culturalist | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Culturalist

The stockings are hung by the TV with care, in hopes that great Christmas movies soon will be there. When you're nestled snug on your couch, looking for a spot of yuletide cheer, here are some of the Best Christmas Movies of All Time to get you into the spirit of the season:

How a Novel Ends

Warren Adler | Posted 01.23.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

What constitutes the end of a story, and how is it achieved?

8 Components of the Perfect Dad Brain

Paul Snowden | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Paul Snowden

Building the perfect dad brain requires a blend of smarts, morals and karate skills that can't be found in just one movie dad, which is why we used eight, including Clark Griswold, Atticus Finch and, of course, Indiana Jones.

Getting Up to Speed: A NASCAR Skeptic Burns Some Rubber in a Rookie Course

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Peter Mandel

How do the hungry drivers of NASCAR fuel up? With Ragu Rich & Meaty Spaghetti Sauce.

When 'Die Hard' Is Cast With Pugs And Teddy Bears, It Becomes The Cutest Action Flick Ever

Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment

"Die Hard" is basically one of the best tough-guy movies ever, but what happens when it gets ... cute? The Pet Collective has recreated the action ...

The House From 'Home Alone' Found IRL

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Imgur user Mobius01 has come up with Tuesday's best diversion: a gallery of famous movie locations found in real life. The firehouse from "Ghostbuster...

Turns Out 'Home Alone' And 'Die Hard' Tell Same Story

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment

"Home Alone" and "Die Hard" are both modern-day holiday classics that we love watching this time of year, but the two films share something even great...

'Die Hard' Recut With Bloopers Is Kind Of Adorable

Posted 12.19.2013 | Comedy

Just in time for the holidays (you do remember that "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie, right?), Slacktory has released the original "Die Hard" trailer, ...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Examining Iron Man 3

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Just in time for the summer movie season, Brian Hall rejoins the MovieFilm boys for an in-depth, spoileriffic discussion of Marvel Studios' Iron Ma...

IMAGES: Movie Posters Featuring Original Book Titles

Posted 06.26.2013 | Books

Movie adaptations from classic books have been a feature of the film industry pretty much since the beginning (George Du Maurier's Trilby, for example...

Kellan Lutz Becomes A Hero

Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment

Kellan Lutz: big-budget blockbuster leading man. At least that's what we might say after learning the "Twilight" actor has signed on to play the t...

There's Already A New 'Die Hard'

Posted 03.28.2013 | Comedy

If you're like us, you're already itching for the next "Die Hard" movie. But if you have kids, you probably secretly wish you the franchise would incl...

On the 'Morality' of Cinematic Action-Movie Massacres

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Can a certain level or type of violence actually make a popcorn action film less enjoyable and/or null the would-be happy ending? Arguably there should be some kind of proverbial line in the sand when it comes to casual carnage in 'just for fun' action pictures.

Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Olympus Has Fallen offers a level of jingoistic fear-mongering the likes of which are more commonly associated with a 1980s Chuck Norris vehicle. It isn't terribly smart and it peaks in the first act, but damned if I didn't enjoy the picture nonetheless.

Movie Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A second-rate Die Hard knock-off with Gerard Butler playing the Bruce Willis role, Olympus Has Fallen is preposterously overblown, an action movie that seems to prove the old saying: If brains were gunpowder, this movie wouldn't have enough to blow its own nose.