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Films which inspired Metal Gear-Die Hard

“Die Hard” of course is the 1988 action film that propelled actor Bruce Willis-formerly of the drama moonlighting-into superstardom. Willis played John McClane, a NYPD police officer visiting his estranged wife for Christmas in her office complex in LA-when suddenly the building is seized by a group of villains-outwardly anarchists to their hostages, their victims, and the police that soon surround the building-but actually, in fact, they’re after the millions of dollars in the company vaults. 1,080 more words

Remembering Alan Rickman

The first time I watched Harry Potter was after I was already an adult. I grew up in a household that was very conservative, so magic and wizards weren’t exactly encouraged. 437 more words


Die Hard - A Retrospective

In celebration of Christmas, the wife and I watched Die Hard. She had never seen it before; this was probably something like the seventh time for me. 756 more words


Die Hard: Missing Hans, eating twinkies, and Bruno badassery

The first thing I thought was: Where have you gone, Hans?

Watching Die Hard made me miss Alan Rickman.The late British actor was a nobody to movie audiences before he donned the precious suit of Hans Gruber and took over the Nakatomi Plaza on Christmas in 1988.Way before he played a role in Harry Potter’s adventures or broke Emma Thompson’s heart in Love Actually, Rickman was a badass thief masquerading as a terrorist in LA one cold evening nearly three decades ago. 753 more words

Classic Movie Reviews

Hans Gruber Lines For When You Need People To See Your Greatness

Director John McTiernan’s 1988 action blockbuster may have us rooting for the shoeless, wise-cracking John McClane (Bruce Willis), but the effortlessly conniving Hans Gruber (the late… 1,076 more words