Well, while most of us assumed that the mess that is A Good Day to Die Hard would be enough to put the once revered franchise out of its misery, it looks more like it’s gonna a X-Men 3 situation – they can’t end the franchise on that sour a note. Or that’s what I’d like to believe. Truth is despite bombing here in the states, the fifth Die Hard movie actually performed pretty well over seas, and that’s enough for FOX to move forward according to early reports.
On July 15, 1988, 20th Century Fox released the newest movie from Predator director John McTiernan. It was the story of a Christmas party gone wrong, and featured a script that had already been turned down by nearly every A-list action star in Hollywood. So the studio settled for TV actor and co-star of the ABC show Moonlighting, Bruce Willis. The movie was titled Die Hard and it went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of the year, catapulting Willis into stardom and becoming the greatest action movie ever made.
On February 13, 2013, 20th Century Fox released the newest movie from Max Payne director John Moore. It was the story of a father-son relationship gone awry and featured a script that had been shown to only one A-list action star in Hollywood: Bruce Willis. The movie was titled A Good Day to Die Hard and it has now tarnished the franchise spawned from the greatest action movie ever made.
This is Grizzly Bomb’s Trailer Round for February the 5th in the year of 2013…
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The first thing that comes to mind is, “Merica!” Though heavily reliant upon CGI, this trailer is intense nonetheless. Where else would you be able to receive visuals of this nature? It takes us way back to the year nineteen hundred and ninety-six when we saw the Whitehouse blown to pieces by a city sized space ship in Independence Day. It’s truly a disastrous sight that we would never wish to see in real life, but in a film, it should make one phenomenal story.
Gerard Butler is forced to come out from behind the desk to save the president of the United States Aaron Eckhart. Hostage take overs have been done eight ways from Sunday, but this still looks entertaining and worth checking out. There is something to be said about making a generic story seem appealing.
Director: Antoine Fugua
Stars: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Jaye Williams, and Melissa Leo.
Release Date: March 22, 2013
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Well if it isn’t the most blatant commentary on social status possible? At least they mix in some amazing green screening to keep the story fresh.Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl are destined to remain apart due to class restrictions. That would about sum it up, but if you use Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, you’ve got yourself a movie.
Director: Juan Solanas
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Timothy Spall, Agnieshka Wnorowska, Neil Napier, Jayne Heitmeyer, James Kidnie, and Frank M. Ahearn.
Release Date: March 15, 2013
The first thought that came to mind when watching this trailer was, “Is this a real thing?” I suppose it makes sense. If I might have thought transgendered individuals had it difficult as it was, I didn’t even think about what jail would be like.
So thank you Jules Stewart for giving us a look. Yes, I am talking about Kristen Stewart’s mother. Personally, the only redeeming quality I have seen so far is that Jason Mewes is on the cast list.
Director: Jules Stewart
Stars: Goran Visnjic, Kate del Castillo, D.B. Sweeney, Portia Doubleday, Jason Mewes, Sonya Eddy, Luis Moncada, and Tommy Lister.
Release Date: November 26, 2012 Italy
As described this film is, “An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier.”The entire trailer, I couldn’t decide what was real and what was inside his head. It almost appeared to be a paternal postpartum depression. Is that even a thing? I guess you have to check it out to find out.
Director: Ciaran Foy
Stars: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson, and Amy Shiels.
Release Date: March 1, 2013
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So what would be more interesting than following the lives of assassins? How about when they are aged and retired?
In this second installment, we continue to follow Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) who is clearly trying to enjoy retirement. That doesn’t work out too well when he suddenly becomes everyone’s top target.
Director: Dean Parisot
Stars: Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, David Thewlis, and Byung-hun Lee.
Release Date: August 2, 2013
In 2005, two movies came out that forced me to the theater several times – and neither of them took place in a ‘galaxy far far away’. They were of course Batman Begins, which I saw four times and further solidified my love for Gary Oldman, and Sin City, which I attended three days in a row opening weekend.
As soon as the movie started with Josh Hartnett’s voice-over, I loved everything about it. From the visuals, the way Marv flung people through windows, to Brittany Murphy’s 1940s style delivery and Jessica Alba as a stripper; it was entirely amazing. Rumors about a sequel started almost immediately after that and it seemed like we were in for a whole franchise. Flash forward seven years and things are just now moving forward and out of the rumor stage.
So with a brand new year come a need for a grand way to kick it off in good old American fashion, and doesn’t get much more American than John McClane. So Valentine’s Day 2013 he’s going to Russia to show ’em how ‘Murica does it. We have a few new trailers and featurettes that have debuted on the internet in the last few days, and we figured to gather them all up for everyone so you can enjoy in the awesomeness that is Bruce Willis’ signature franchise.