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Die Hard on a Shoestring: The Low Budget Die Hard Clones

Tom Jolliffe takes a look at some low budget Die Hard clones…

It may not have been the first of its kind, but when Die Hard came out, from the moment Bruce Willis entered the Nakatomi plaza, a new sub-genre all of its own was launched – ‘The Die Hard Movie’. None have compared, whether it was the sequels to the original, or big budget escapades like Under Siege (Dh on a boat), The Rock (on Alcatraz), Executive Decision, Passenger 57 and Airforce One (Dh on Planes), Sudden Death (at an ice hockey stadium) or Skyscraper (Dh…back in a Skycraper…) to name a few.

There have been innumerable big screen riffs. At the same time, through the video era up until now, many a B movie god, or even Sean Astin (IcebreakerDie Hard at a Ski resort against a villanous Bruce Campbell) have delved into McClane’s territory. Die Hard on a shoe-string.
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All the Fox Franchises That Could be Rebooted by Disney and Where They’re At

Rosie Fletcher Aug 15, 2019

Following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, a whole raft of properties are up for grabs...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

The acquisition has officially gone through and 20th Century Fox has now been chucked on Disney’s enormous pile of assets along with LucasFilm, Marvel, and everything else. Announcements are trickling out left right and centre about possible plans for all this gold, including rumblings from comic-con about new X-Men and Fantastic Four movies and whispers recently about reimaginings of Home Alone, Night At The Museum, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

It seems like a good time, then, to take stock of the franchises that Fox currently has, what the status of those franchises are, whether a reboot has been announced and how likely it is that Disney will want one.

We’ll keep this updated will Fox/Disney news as and when it appears.
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Disney Planning To Reboot The Die Hard Franchise

Before we dive into it, let’s get a few important things out of the way.

Yes, Die Hard is one of the best Christmas movies ever. Yes, it’s also one of the best action blockbusters to date. And yes, John McClane is a total badass.

As we’ve mentioned before, while Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox was undoubtedly a win for the company, it looks like some of the franchises that are now under the House of Mouse’s control have proven to be a bit problematic.

Still, Disney now has creative control over a handful of properties that have been lying dormant for some time, including Die Hard. While the first four films in the series are generally well-regarded, 2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard wasn’t as well-liked, and ever since, there’s been little in the way of a new entry.

Thankfully,
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Bruce Willis and Michael Chiklis star in trailer for 10 Minutes Gone

Ahead of its theatrical and VOD release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for Lionsgate’s upcoming action thriller 10 Minutes Gone which stars Bruce Willis, Michael Chiklis, Meadow Williams, Kyle Schmid, Lydia Hull, Lala Kent, Texas Battle, Swen Temmel, John Hickman, Sergio Rizzuto, and Tyler Jon Olson; check them out here…

Action legends Bruce Willis (Die Hard franchise) and Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”) light up this edge-of-your-seat thriller. Crime boss Rex (Willis) hires Frank (Chiklis) and his crew to steal a priceless jewel stash — but the job goes wrong when someone tips off the cops. After Frank suffers a blow to the head, he wakes up to find the jewels gone and no memory of his attacker. Now, Frank must confront his team members one by one to find the traitor — before Rex covers his tracks by having Frank murdered.

10 Minutes Gone is set for release on September 27th.
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Die Hard: 10 Craziest Action Sequences, Ranked

Very few movie buffs would argue that Die Hard is the greatest action movie of all time. It blended thrilling big-screen spectacle with genuine plot and character development in a way that no other action film has ever quite achieved. And while its sequels haven’t quite lived up to its greatness – with some being solid actioners in their own right and others being shamefully awful and undeserving of the Die Hard name – fans still have a soft spot for Bruce Willis when he’s in character as reluctant hero John McClane.

Related: 5 Reasons We Need To See Die Hard 6 (& 5 Why We Don't)
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Mega Man, Magic: The Gathering & Sims Movies All Cancelled by Disney?

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Update: A representative for Walt Disney Studios has personally reached out to confirm that this story is not true. It is 100% fake news that Disney has canceled over 300 movies reportedly in development. The story originated from a fake list of film titles that someone posted on an Imgur account. Neither Disney nor Fox would have 'hundreds' of movies in development all at one time, and it is noted that if true, no studio would just storm in and cancel everything in one fail swoop. As for the fates of Mega Man, Magic: The Gathering and The Sims Movie, we haven't had an update on those in a while, and all three could very well actually happen in the future.

Original story: Several planned video game based movies in the works will no longer see the light of day, as Disney has unplugged a handful of them in one fell swoop.
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The Movies That Made Us Documentary Series Is Coming To Netflix

Chris Longo Aug 13, 2019

We learned more about The Toys That Made Us spinoff The Movies That Made Us, which is coming soon to Netflix.

Coming off the success of Netflix’s original documentary series The Toys That Made Us, series creator Brian Volk-Weiss announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 a spinoff series titled The Movies That Made Us. Each episode will chronicle the production of “generational” films and look at the impact these iconic films had on popular culture. You can watch a teaser trailer here.

Season one features four episodes: Dirty Dancing, Die Hard, Home Alone, and Ghostbusters. When selecting episodes for The Toys That Made Us, Volk-Weiss makes sure a toy is undeniably iconic and has an interesting backstory if it's to be deemed worthy of receiving an episode.

"We have this thing, it's called the Mount Rushmore of Toys," Volk Weiss said of Toys season 3. "Every toy needs
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Disney Has Decided To Cancel A Ton Of Major Fox Movies

On March 20th of this year, Disney did something that seemed impossible: it got bigger. Almost ten years after The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment, it merged with 21st Century Fox. That means a couple things, chief among them being that some of your favorite movies will still be made, but a whole bunch of them are getting the axe.

The sheer number of cancellations means we can’t cover them all here, but we’ll most definitely go over the big ones. Redditor Turcois has done the hard work of compiling the full list for us (which can be seen via the link below), but before you read the bad news, the good news is that some really big movies have survived the cut.

Among them are the Avatar sequels, meaning James Cameron will get a chance to give Avenger: Endgame and its top spot on the worldwide
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Disney’s Recent Fox Announcement May Have Killed Projects Like Ben Affleck’s McDonald’s Scandal Film, Animated ‘Flash Gordon’ & That ‘Die Hard’ Prequel

During a recent earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger lamented about the recent performance of the studio’s newest purchase, Fox. After the terrible box office performance of “Dark Phoenix,” as well as other recent Fox releases, the subsidiary ended up losing $170 million in the latest quarter, leading Disney to re-evaluate the future of the label.

Read More: Disney Will Limit Fox To Even Fewer Theatrical Releases & More Streaming Films After Miserable Financial Results Of ‘Dark Phoenix’ & Others

What that means is that moving forward, Disney isn’t going to allow Fox to just create the same number of films that it usually does, leaving many of the projects that were seemingly in development now suddenly without the support of the studio.

Continue reading Disney’s Recent Fox Announcement May Have Killed Projects Like Ben Affleck’s McDonald’s Scandal Film, Animated ‘Flash Gordon’ & That ‘Die Hard’ Prequel at The Playlist.
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‘The White Crow’ – Dancing From Stage To Screen

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Academy Award®-nominee Ralph Fiennes and BAFTA-winning screenwriter David Hare bring the incredible true story of the legendary Rudolf Nureyev, one of the greatest and most famous ballet dancers of the 20th century, vividly to life in The White Crow – which comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD on 5th August.

Ukrainian ballet star, Oleg Ivenko, took on the role of the young Nureyev in his first ever acting role, following in the footsteps of the Russian dancer himself who ventured into acting as Rudolph Valentino in Ken Russell’s film of the same name in 1977.

To celebrate the release of The White Crow, we take a look back at the ballet dancers who have also made the same leap from stage to the screen.

Moira Shearer

Scottish-born Moira Shearer received her early ballet training with the Russian teacher Nicholas Legat, a former premier dancer with the Russian Imperial Ballet.
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Last Blood Takes Rambo Out in a Blaze of Gory Glory with Hard R-Rating

Last Blood Takes Rambo Out in a Blaze of Gory Glory with Hard R-Rating
Sylvester Stallone's John Rambo is all set to ride into gory battle once more in Get the Gringo director Adrian Grunberg's Rambo: Last Blood this September. And for those of you out there that may have been worried that Stallone and company would go all The Expendables 3 on us and bring us a PG-13 entry in the Rambo saga, no worries.

Today we have word from Sylvester Stallone himself over on Instagram that the new Rambo movie has just snagged a "hard R" rating from the powers that be over at the MPAA. Specifically, Stallone writes this.

"Great day! We got our Hard R Rating today! What's coming is going to be unlike anything you've ever seen..." ...Death is coming," John said."

While it may seem silly to be worried this new Rambo movie would go PG-13 on us, it's not a completely unfounded fear. After all,
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The Orange Is the New Black Postcredits Scene Is a Perfect Farewell to the Series

The Orange Is the New Black Postcredits Scene Is a Perfect Farewell to the Series
Postcredits scenes are pretty normal in major movies now, and they're slowly finding their way into TV as well. Orange Is the New Black has taken this to a new level, though, with its postcredits "scene" at the end of the series finale, now streaming on Netflix. It's not an Easter egg, a fun gag, or a new bit of information about any of the characters. In fact, the bonus scene isn't even a "scene" at all.

As the end credits roll on the final episode of the final season, a series of clips begin to play of the cast, no longer in character, saying tearful goodbyes to the show, their characters, and each other. The actors playing the guards share a hug, while some of the "inmates" share final words with the camera. Lori Tan Chinn (who plays Mai) drops a Die Hard reference (and an F-bomb) with a "Yippee-ki-yay,
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The Orange Is the New Black Postcredits Scene Is a Perfect Farewell to the Series

Postcredits scenes are pretty normal in major movies now, and they're slowly finding their way into TV as well. Orange Is the New Black has taken this to a new level, though, with its postcredits "scene" at the end of the series finale, now streaming on Netflix. It's not an Easter egg, a fun gag, or a new bit of information about any of the characters. In fact, the bonus scene isn't even a "scene" at all.

As the end credits roll on the final episode of the final season, a series of clips begin to play of the cast, no longer in character, saying tearful goodbyes to the show, their characters, and each other. The actors playing the guards share a hug, while some of the "inmates" share final words with the camera. Lori Tan Chinn (who plays Mai) drops a Die Hard reference (and an F-bomb) with a "Yippee-ki-yay,
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Quentin Tarantino Finally Reveals If Kill Bill Is One Movie Or Two

Quentin Tarantino is an auteur filmmaker that’s made a career out of doing both what he wanted to and what no one expected of him. In the early 2000s he released Kill Bill, his homage to both the revenge flicks and the Kung fu movies of the 1970s that he grew up on.

However, the final product was broken into two films, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, respectively, during the editing process. Ever since, cinephiles and Tarantino fanboys the world over have been locked into a debate as to whether this was the original intent or not.

Finally, the acclaimed director himself has now weighed in on the topic when asked about it during a recent interview with CinemaBlend. He acknowledged that “technically we released it as two movies, and there is a closing and an opening credits [on each movie].” And while this does lend some credence to the two-movie Truthers out there,
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Netflix Announces The Movies That Made Us Series from the Creators of The Toys That Made Us

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Netflix has announced a brand new docuseries called The Movies That Made Us down at Comic-Con. The new series is a spin-off from the popular Toys That Made Us series, which just announced its third season at San Diego Comic-Con. The show calls itself, "the spinoff we never knew we needed but always wanted," and promises, "the same deep dive - even bigger icons." This will definitely be welcome news for fans of The Toys That Made Us.

As announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, The Movies That Made Us will start streaming in the fourth quarter on Netflix. The first season focuses on Die Hard, Home Alone, Dirty Dancing, and Ghostbusters. There are some familiar faces discussing these four iconic movies and a lot more lesser-known faces teased in the debut comic-con trailer. Talking about toys and their manufacturers seems to be a lot easier to do than trying to
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Pop Quiz, Hotshot: The Summer of Cinema ’94 – 25 Years On

The Keanu Reeves we all know and love, the super-agile, sharply dressed, rather taciturn action hero currently death-dealing his way through John Wick Chapter 3, was born 25 years ago, in the summer movie season of 1994 (yes that’s right…25 years ago!).

Until that point, Reeves had been a pin-up presence in arthouse treasures like River’s Edge and Permanent Record whose stock had risen sharply when he and Alex Winter had their first Excellent Adventure in 1988. After that, it soon became impossible to shake off his image as a loveable perma-stoned surf-jockey, never more than five seconds away from a ‘Woah, duuude.’

Attempts at breaking away from this unwanted mould and tackle more highbrow fare like Little Buddha often led to snide critical derision and more than a few titters, especially at his ‘English’ accent in Bram Stoker’s Dracula – ‘I know whhair the bahstud sleeps, in Carfax Abbehh.’

Point Break
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Video Points Out All The 80s References That You Might Have Missed in Stranger Things Season 3

Anyone who is a fan of Stranger Things knows that the series is packed to the brim with awesome and fun 80s references. Part of what makes watching the series so fun is looking out and noticing those references!

For those of you who aren’t really looking for those 80s references, though, I have a video here from Insider that points out all of the references from Season 3 that you might have missed. There are also some things pointed out that are not part of the 80s, that pay tribute to things that came before.

Some of the things pointed out in the video include references to Stephen King’s It, Die Hard, The Terminator, and more.
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Eddie Marsan's Radio Station is Attacked in Official 'Feedback' Trailer

"Black Mirror meets Die Hard." Signature Entertainment has debuted an official trailer for an indie horror thriller titled Feedback, a new film "from the creators of Rec and The Shallows." This film is actually the feature directorial debut of a Spanish filmmaker, and is about a radio star who experiences the worst night of his life when stalkers assault the radio station where he's working. It seems to be a contained thriller at a radio station when hooligans take over. Eddie Marsan stars as Jarvis Dolan, with a cast including Paul Anderson, Ivana Baquero, Richard Brake, Oliver Coopersmith, Alexis Rodney, Anthony Head, Alana Boden, and Nacho Aldeguer. It's next premiering at FrightFest in the UK coming up soon, which is what this trailer is promoting. This looks intense and terrifying - might be a good one. "You're on the air!" Here's the official UK trailer (+ poster) for Pedro C. Alonso's Feedback,
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Stuber review

Stuber feels like a film which began life as a title; a neat joke dreamed up by studio executives in search of a quirky comedy. The resulting film feels like it was made by committee, or indeed by Uber Pool. Attempting to successfully bring together all-out action and a constant comedic beat, its excesses are only partially salvaged by the sparkiness of its leads. A five star ride this is not.

The film throws together the lives of earnest Uber driver Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) and Vic (Dave Bautista), a cop in search of vengeance. Their journey sees them traverse the city in pursuit of Oka Teijo (Iko Uwais), a drug lord who has evaded Vic’s grasp for years. Unsurprisingly, the pair find more than clues along the way.

The film takes the ‘wrong place, wrong time’ ethos of Die Hard and embellishes it beyond recognition. All Stu wants is
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5 Of The Best: Submarine Movies

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This week, Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth and co. take to the seas in the new underwater thriller Kursk: The Last Mission. The film, which debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where we first caught it, is based on the true story of the nuclear-powered Oscar-class K-141 sub, which, following two massive explosions, was sunk to the bottom of the nearly two decades ago.

The film is excellent, brought to the screen by talented Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, the screenplay based on the book Robert Moore’s book A Time to Die, which was released in shops in 2002, two years after the disaster.

In this feature, we take a look at the film and four other submarine features to have graced the silver screen in recent times, all of which are well worth seeking out.

Kursk: The Last Mission (2019)

We’ll lead out with Kursk: The Last Mission,
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