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4 items from 2014


The strange history of the Die Hard movies

9 December 2014 5:13 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Die Hard series may be alive and well, but there's a unique story behind the writing of each one…

As any action fanatic will tell you, Die Hard is among the best films of its type ever made. Tautly directed by John McTiernan, deceptively well shot by cinematographer Jan de Bont, and full of charismatic turns from Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia, it’s seldom been bettered, even by its sequels.

The key to the first film's success, and the sequels in their best moments, is hero John McClane. Tough, sarcastic but ultimately human and relatable, he cuts a very different figure from the beefed-up, larger-than-life heroes of 1980s and 90s action cinema. When John McClane gets shot or injured, he actually feels pain. It's something we were keenly aware of in the 1988 original, but gradually ebbed away as the Die Hard franchise drifted from thriller territory »

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Hot Toys' Arnold Schwarzenegger Commando Action Figure

5 December 2014 8:02 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Hot Toys has unveiled their badass collectible action figure for Arnold Schwarzenegger's John Matrix character from the 1985 action film Commando. This figure looks so freakin' cool, it could possibly be one of the great Schwarzenegger action figures of all time, I mean, seriously... look at this thing! Hot Toys sure does know how to bring awesome to life. 

“I eat green berets for breakfast and right now I'm very hungry.” The movie Commando starring Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a critical and commercial success when it hits theaters in 1985. The film’s combination of action scenes and humor has set its place as a cult classic among fans. Today Hot Toys is delighted to present the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of the one man army – John Matrix

The John Matrix collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando featuring newly developed head sculpt »

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Hot Toys announces John Matrix Collectible Figure from Commando

1 December 2014 10:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys have announced a 1/6th scale John Matrix collectible figure, based upon the image of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 80s action classic Commando and featuring newly developed head sculpt with war paint and muscular body, specially tailored outfit, and a large array of detailed weapons and accessories…

 

Visit Sideshow Collectibles here.

The post Hot Toys announces John Matrix Collectible Figure from Commando appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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The things action movie heroes get up to on their days off

16 April 2014 6:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Ryan Lambie 17 Apr 2014 - 06:28

What do the film characters of Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, Stallone, Norris et al get up to in the non-action bit of an action movie? Er...

Nb: This article contains certain words and images which may be considered unsafe for work.

When asked what he did between acting jobs, Robert Duvall once said, "Hobbies, hobbies and more hobbies." This is fair enough because, to quote James Bond, "everybody needs a hobby." Bond himself has all kinds of things to do in his spare time: playing Baccarat and Poker, talking to exotic ladies and drinking Martinis. For all we know, Bond might also be into origami and bell ringing.

The question is, what do other action heroes get up to when they're not shooting bad guys, blowing up trucks or rescuing their daughters from Val Verde? In most movies, we never find out. But in very, »

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