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Why Is John McClane Invincible Now?

Mike Ryan | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Now, in A Good Day to Die Hard, there's a scene about 45 minutes into the movie in which McClane (along with his son, played by Jai Courtney, whom I did enjoy in this role) finds himself, once again, in a high-rise building. A helicopter is firing bullets into the room that the McClanes are in, so McClane and his son run at top speed toward the windows, break through, and jump into infinity. The two then crash though scaffolding at a high rate of speed (scaffolding that it's hard to believe they were aware existed), eventually falling into a chute of some kind and then landing safely on the ground without harm. McClane didn't think twice about this decision; there was no anguish at the thought of dying. He didn't even bother looking for a fire hose to swing from.

Is This 'Die Hard' A Big Joke?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment

It's supposed to be a parody of itself, right? That's the only way to explain the ridiculously over-the-top, repetitively numbing fifth film in the "...

Mike Ryan

Meet John McClane Jr. | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment

"A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth film in the "Die Hard" franchise, is a "kind of ageist tryptic." Those were the words of star Bruce Willis back in...

The Techie Terror: A Rabbinic Lesson From Die Hard

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

Watching Die Hard reminded me of the many people I have observed in positions of power. The best of such people work selflessly for the community with no personal agenda. The worst see the possession of power as an opportunity for payback, to control, and to intimidate.

WATCH: Why John McClane Is So Influential

Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment

On July 15, 1988, John McClane yipee-ki-yay'd into the hearts of action-movie lovers around the world. In the 25 years since the initial release of "D...

Why I Need The Company Of Women

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Normally, when it comes to movies, I'm a Bond kind of gal. Last week, between the cruddy news in the world and the looming changes in my own nest, I found myself in a bathrobe-wearing, chocolate-grazing sort of mood, for which the only cure is to watch a movie about women, starring women, and for women.

Bruce Willis' Wild Year

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.04.2012 | Entertainment

It was about 2:30 in the afternoon yesterday when my phone rang. The Caller ID was blocked, so I picked up the receiver and said, "Hello?" "I'm loo...

'Die Hard' On A [BLANK]: How John McClane Influenced Three Decades Of Action

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

American action movies may be dead, at least according to the New York Times, but even the Paper of Record can't discount the impact of "Die Hard." ...

Yippie-Ki-Yay, Mother Russia!

Posted 12.12.2011 | Entertainment

Perhaps to ward off memories of "Rocky V," the Bruce Willis franchise, "Die Hard," has ditched the roman numeral and will now be titled, "A Good Day T...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Late last month we showed that the tired saying, "the book is so much better than the movie," doesn't always hold true. "Sideways," "The Princess Brid...

On Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer!, Movies, and Manhood

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caroline Hagood

Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer! digs deep, fishing out creative vision even in those badly dubbed martial arts movies.

Sex and the City and the Misunderstandings Concerning Female Escapist Fantasy

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This is not about whether the films are good or not, but whether critics properly understand the genre that said franchise represents.

Die Hard Producer, Lethal Weapon Sues Goldman For $30 Million

DailyFinance | Sarah Weinman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joel Silver claims in a filing with the Los Angeles Superior Court that Goldman Sachs failed to pay $30 million o...

5 Reasons Die Hard Is The Best Christmas Movie Ever Made | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Christmas movies are a time-honored tradition that teach you important lessons about the value of family, illustrate the necessity of charity, and war...

Director Kevin Smith on Selling Out and Salty Language

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

I'm upstairs at Kevin Smith's house, putting a fresh videotape into my camcorder. We've already shot an hour of interview footage and Smith is attempting to hold a thought in his head while I'm doing the tape swap.

This Wasn't a Landing, This Was a Die Hard Movie

Bob Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bob Harris

If Chesley Sullenberger is being interviewed, and Alan Rickman suddenly shoots up out of the water, trying to take one last shot before he finally dies... don't say you weren't warned.

Robert Davi & Chris Willman

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

EW's decision to part with Chris Willman makes me think this economy is in very serious trouble.

"Die Hard" Director Sentenced To Prison

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A federal judge sentenced Hollywood director John McTiernan to four months in prison Monday after refusing to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea to...