It's the time of year when I settle down and watch my most favorite heart warming Christmas movie

We're talking Die Hard.  

Nothing puts me in a Christmassy mood like watching a bored donut eating cop in a patrol care getting the living shit scared out of him when a body tossed out of a fourteenth floor window (for the express purpose of getting the attention of the police) lands on the hood [KA-WHAM!] of Donut Cop's patrol car.     

Oh the weather outside is frightful.
And the fire is so delightful.
We've got no place to go.
Let it Snow.
Let it snow.
Let it snow.

Merry Christmas Everyone! Or as we atheists say this year "Happy Thursday."




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I watch It's A Wonderful Life and How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Rajah's picture

Everytime a bell rings an angel gets his wings

Coincidentally, I just saw DIE HARD for the first time

FearlessFreep's picture

"Of all the terrorists in the world, I had to kill the one with feet smaller than my sister's!"

"This time, John Wayne will not ride off into the sunset with Grace Kelly." "That's Gary Cooper, asshole!"

I like the moment when the Grinch thought up his evil plan and his face contorted into a really grotesque grin.


The artist formerly known as Zorro.

The Boris Karloff naration makes it extra special

Rajah's picture

Boy, did I hate the movie version! Damn you Opie!

Die Hard rocks!!!

HS's picture

EW magazine voted it the #1 action movie, and that's a tough ranking to argue with.  So many great one-liners, a terrific villain in the form of Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman, who has never been better), and a genuine hero to truly root for.

Die Hard 2: Die Harder was also good, even if it was a cookie-cutter version of the original.  The airport setting amped up the tension appropriately, and they brought back several of the characters from the first one (even Sgt. Al Powell, aka Reginald VelJohnson of "Family Matters").  But they left out Argyle the limo driver.

Die Hard With a Vengeance was simply horrible.  I've actually seen it several times but it never improves.  Just a misfire.

Live Free or Die Hard had a terrific first half, a terrible second half.  Why did it have to resort to taken the hero's daughter hostage?  And Timothy Olyphant had about as much menace as the last Bond villain.




The first "Die Hard" would be the best script to study...

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

...if you wanted to write an action movie.  The Villains are believably intelligent and seemingly almost impossible to stop.

The dialog is sharp and sometimes funny, especially when delivered by an actor with comedic skills like Bruce Willis.  Most of the physical stunts the Willis character performs are believable.  Also he doesn't simply blow away the bad guys with superior armament.  In fact he is handicapped early in the film when his feet get cut up. 

The net result is an intelligent battle of wits.  I give it one bomb!

{;-) Dan in Miami

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