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Bruce Willis Says Die Hard is Not a Christmas Movie!

A lot of fans of Die Hard consider the film a Christmas movie. It always tends to end up on people's lists of favorite Christmas movies. I always watch Die Hard during the holiday season! However, Bruce Willis doesn't feel the same what about it.

During the taping of Comedy Central's Bruce Willis roast, the action star had something to say about the matter. Apparently, towards the end of the taping, Willis addressed the fans, specifically stating that:

"Die Hard is not a Christmas movie, it's a goddamn Bruce Willis movie."

Later on, the actor was approached and asked how he thinks fans would respond to the statement. He simply said, "We’ll see."

I 100% agree that Die Hard is a Bruce Willis movie! You can't argue with that! But, it can also be a Christmas movie as well, so regardless of what Willis says, Die Hard is staying
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Bruce Willis Says ‘Die Hard’ Is Not a Christmas Movie, Is Wrong

Bruce Willis Says ‘Die Hard’ Is Not a Christmas Movie, Is Wrong
Bruce Willis recently woke up from one of his lengthy naps to attend The Comedy Central Roast Of Bruce Willis, where friends and well-wishers took to the stage to insult him. Willis then stepped up to the podium himself and committed the ultimate faux pas: he declared that his classic action film Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. […]

The post Bruce Willis Says ‘Die Hard’ Is Not a Christmas Movie, Is Wrong appeared first on /Film.
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Demi Moore Roasts Ex-Husband Bruce Willis During Surprise Comedy Central Appearance

Talk about amicable exes! Demi Moore was surprisingly the center of her ex-husband Bruce Willis' Comedy Central roast over the weekend, and she made some very funny digs at the actor during her performance. First, she joked that she was "married to Bruce for the first three Die Hard movies, which makes sense because the last two sucked," according to Variety. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) She then went on to explain why they split after 13 years of marriage in 2000. "People wonder why our marriage came to an end, and in all honesty I think it was because some jealousy started to creep in. I think Bruce never really got over the fact that I rocked the bald look better than he did," she said. Demi continued by making jokes about Bruce's career, "After our divorce, he said he considered the end of our marriage his biggest failure, but Bruce,
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In Honor Of The Film’s 30th Birthday, Bruce Willis Wrongly Says That ‘Die Hard’ Is Not A Christmas Movie

There are tons of classic Christmas films. You have “Miracle on 34th Street,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “A Christmas Story,” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” And yes, you can absolutely add Bruce Willis‘ classic action film “Die Hard” to the list, as well. While Santa doesn’t make an appearance himself, there is no mistaking the film as anything less than a holiday film.

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Van Damme Was a Drug Fueled Mess During Street Fighter Shoot

Van Damme Was a Drug Fueled Mess During Street Fighter Shoot
In the early 1990s, Street Fighter II was the hottest video game in the world, which of course meant that a Street Fighter movie had to be made to capitalize on the popularity of the game. The big screen adaptation was written and directed by Steven de Souza, the man behind Die Hard and Commando. The production took place in Thailand as well as Australia and was plagued with problems from the very beginning, including inflated budgets from bringing in Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia. Van Damme proved to be one of the biggest obstacles in getting the Street Fighter movie completed, thanks to a massive ego and raging cocaine habit.

In a new interview, Steven de Souza described the process of trying to get the Street Fighter movie completed and revealed that Jean-Claude Van Damme would often miss days of filming due to a nasty cocaine habit that
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Bruce Willis Declares Die Hard Is Not a Christmas Movie

Bruce Willis Declares Die Hard Is Not a Christmas Movie
Bruce Willis has reopened a debate everyone thought was closed. Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Right after Christmas 2017, co-writer of the action classic Steven De Souza seemingly put an end to this question once and for all by telling the world that yes, John McClane's first outing is indeed a Christmas movie. Now, main star of the film, Bruce Willis, has come along to declare that it is definitely not a Christmas movie.

What spurred Bruce to make this stinging declaration? We're not sure. It came at the end of his Comedy Central Roast, which shot over the weekend. As per the usual, the Roastee, in this case Bruce Willis, got up at the end to roast everyone on the dais. He went after fellow actor Edward Norton with a stinging joke about sexual harassment and the guy's abrasive nature on set, "You've rubbed more people the wrong way than Harvey Weinstein.
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4 Reasons Why ‘Skyscraper’ and Dwayne Johnson Couldn’t Scale Box Office

4 Reasons Why ‘Skyscraper’ and Dwayne Johnson Couldn’t Scale Box Office
Dwayne Johnson got his 2018 off to a huge start when “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” became Sony’s biggest hit in years with $961 million grossed worldwide. But he’s followed it with two straight box office underperformers: First New Line’s “Rampage” in April and now Universal’s “Skyscraper,” which opened this weekend to $25 million domestic and just $65 million worldwide from 57 countries.

With a $120 million budget before marketing costs, Universal and Legendary face an uphill battle toward profitability for this action film. (“Rampage” had the same reported budget and topped out under $100 million domestically — though it grossed an impressive $327 million overseas.”)

While audiences who did see “Skyscraper” were fairly positive with a B+ on CinemaScore, that’s below the A given to previous Johnson films like “Rampage” and “San Andreas,” meaning word-of-mouth is weaker.

What led to this disappointing result for Hollywood’s biggest box office star? There are several factors…
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Demi Moore Is a Surprise Guest at Bruce Willis' Comedy Central Roast

Demi Moore Is a Surprise Guest at Bruce Willis' Comedy Central Roast
Surprise! Or as Bruce Willis would say, "Yippee ki yay!" The actor's ex-wife Demi Moore was a guest roaster at the taping of his Comedy Central Roast on Saturday and got to get in a few jabs at the action star, who has headlined five Die Hard films. "I was married to Bruce Willis for the first three Die Hard movies, which makes sense, because the last two sucked," Demi told the crowd, according to USA Today. The actress was married to Bruce between 1987 and 2000 and share three adult daughters, Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis and Scout Willis. Bruce also shares two young daughters, Mabel Willis and Evelyn Willis, with his current wife Emma, who he married in 2009. She...
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Towers Over ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ at the Box Office

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Towers Over ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ at the Box Office
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” was a surprisingly decisive #1 film this weekend with an estimated $44 million. It disappointed anyone who expected a tight, three-way race with “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Skyscraper.” While this is great news for Sony, these results present several troubling issues.

Overall, the results are fine. This weekend’s box office is about equal to last year, which saw two films gross more than anything this weekend. Even so, year-to-date grosses remain nearly nine percent above 2017.

Adjusted, the $44 million gross is the smallest in the “Hotel Transylvania” series; this the first released in summer. The first two debuted at the end of September, a position that signaled they were less competitive.

The best animated opening weekend last summer was “Despicable Me 3” at $72 million; at $53 million, “Cars 3” felt a bit disappointing. “Transylvania” is good enough, and set to make money: It cost $80 million, and opened to $54 million overseas.
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Surprise! Demi Moore Hilariously Roasts Ex-Husband Bruce Willis About Diapers, Die Hard & More

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Surprise! Demi Moore Hilariously Roasts Ex-Husband Bruce Willis About Diapers, Die Hard & More
Demi Moore didn’t hold back when it came time to roast her ex-husband Bruce Willis!

Making a surprise appearance towards the end of the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, which was taped on Saturday at The Hollywood Palladium, the 55-year-old actress cracked jokes about their marriage, his skills as a parent and how he got one of his career-defining roles.

“For those of you that don’t know me, I am Demi Moore,” began the star, who was married to Willis for 12 years from 1987 to 2000. “I was married to Bruce for the first three Die Hard movies, which makes sense,
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Improbable’ Crane Jump in ‘Skyscraper': ‘We Did the Math,’ Says Director

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Improbable’ Crane Jump in ‘Skyscraper': ‘We Did the Math,’ Says Director
The heart-pounding fun of Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” wasn’t just movie star bravado and CGI for director Rawson Marshall Thurber — it was math mixed with a little but of adrenaline.

“This is a thrill ride — you bought your ticket and here it is,” Thurber told TheWrap. “We didn’t consult with math professors to make sure it made sense, but we did the math with Ilm [Industrial Light & Magic] and we knew we were close. People aren’t buying tickets to see a documentary about a guy jumping a big jump. With any action sequence, you want it to feel believable — but 10 percent more. You want it to be improbable, but not impossible. You want it to feel insane, but not unachievable.”

In the movie, Johnson tries to get into a building that is engulfed in flames in order to save his family. The only way in is to jump from a crane into the burning building,
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Bruce Willis Says ‘Die Hard’ Isn’t a Christmas Movie

Bruce Willis Says ‘Die Hard’ Isn’t a Christmas Movie
If you’ve literally ever seen “Die Hard” referenced online or by a certain kind of movie buff out in the wild, you’re no doubt familiar with the argument that it’s not only a Christmas movie but one of the best of its kind. During his Comedy Central Roast last night, Bruce Willis set the record straight by saying the beloved action flick isn’t a Christmas movie — “it’s a god damn Bruce Willis movie!”

As is tradition, Willis didn’t say much else during the taping; that task was left to the likes of Edward Norton, Lil Rel Howery, host Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and even Willis’ ex-wife Demi Moore. It sounds as though Moore’s surprise appearance got the best reaction, which is unsurprising given lines like this: “I was married to Bruce for the first three ‘Die Hard’ movies, which makes sense because the last two sucked.
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Wins The Weekend As ‘Skyscraper’ Crumbles At The Box Office

As this weekend approached, box office analysts predicted that the #1 spot would be a battle between the animated threequel “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” and Dwayne Johnson’s “Die Hard” knock-off, “Skyscraper.” While ‘Hotel Transylvania’ did what was expected, “Skyscraper” ended up burning to the ground, so to speak.

Coming in at #1, surprising no one, is ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ with a weekend total of $44.1 million.

Continue reading ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Wins The Weekend As ‘Skyscraper’ Crumbles At The Box Office at The Playlist.
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Skyscraper review – Dwayne Johnson rocks in a highly enjoyable action film

A preposterous mashup of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno makes for a perfect summer blockbuster

Dwayne Johnson stars as the most badass amputee since Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, in the movie mashup you never knew you wanted. Skyscraper is Die Hard meets The Towering Inferno, and it’s pretty much everything you could want from a big, dumb, muscle-bound summer action flick. Johnson plays Will Sawyer, a security specialist whose wife and kids happen to be inside the world’s tallest building after shady, sneering Euro-accented villains set fire to it as part of a needlessly complicated heist. Using his in-depth knowledge of the building and so much duct tape you start to wonder whether this is a feature-length advert for the stuff, Will sets out to save his family. Not surprisingly, this involves him dangling repeatedly from the side of the building (once by his
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Why 'Skyscraper' Couldn't Match 'Die Hard'

Why 'Skyscraper' Couldn't Match 'Die Hard'
July 15 marks the 30th anniversary of a truly great modern action pic, Die Hard. Unlike even some more recent action classics, Die Hard can comfortably be considered one of the most influential films of the genre. How many other movies in the last three decades have we seen that are basically Die Hard in a different location? Instead of one man trapped in a building with bad guys, we’ve gotten movies with self-contained action on a bus (Speed), on the president’s airplane (Air Force One), on a regular airplane (Passenger 57), on a submarine (Under Siege) and more. This weekend ...
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Dwayne Johnson Takes Action To New Heights in Skyscraper - One Minute Movie Review

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson continues to blow up 2018 with yet another high-action blockbuster, Skyscraper. The similarities to Die Hard and The Towering Inferno are undeniable, but is Skyscraper worthy to stand among other thrillers set in high-rise buildings?

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

You can check out more 1-minute reviews on One Minute Critic's Instagram or Youtube page.
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‘The First Purge’ Star Y’lan Noel Channeled Russell Crowe and Mike Tyson For His Breakout Action Role

‘The First Purge’ Star Y’lan Noel Channeled Russell Crowe and Mike Tyson For His Breakout Action Role
Best known as alluring ex-boyfriend Daniel on Issa Rae’s lauded HBO comedy series “Insecure,” actor Y’lan Noel’s relatively slim resume — the NYU theatre alum has just five credits to his name, so far — boasts a new trademark role as villain-turned-hero Dmitri in Gerard McMurray’s “The First Purge.”

The fourth installment in the popular series goes back in time to introduce audiences to the earliest days of the Purge, when it was just a humble government experiment. Set in Staten Island, the film’s cast is primarily made up of people of color, including Dmitri the neighborhood drug dealer.

Noel had never seen “The Purge” before winning the role, although the rest of his family was wild about the series. “I only knew the concept,” he said. “Part of the reason why I was inspired actually commit to competing for the role was because I remember, maybe
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Links: Scarjo Shifting, Brie Wrapping, Joss Returning, Cheetah Leaping

• Out Scarlett Johansson leaves the upcoming trans drama Rub & Tug post-backlash

• THR In unrelated news Scarlett is finally getting her Black Widow solo movie. Australian Cate Shortland (Lore) will direct, beating out finalists Amma Asante and Maggie Betts.

• MovieMaker the 25 coolest film festivals in the world (the giant A list fests are not listed in favor of quirkier ones that use their location in interesting ways.)

• Gizmodo only one Blockbuster video store is still open in the United States!

More after the jump including Die Hard, Danai Gurira, Tab Hunter, Joss Whedon, If Beale Street Could Talk, West Side Story revival, and more...
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Film Review: Excess & Dwayne Johnson is How ‘Skyscraper’ Works

Chicago – The Dwayne Johnson formula is what it is, as it seems for about three to five films a year. A disaster strikes, but the Johnson character has loved ones among the victims, and in his background there is enough expertise to rescue them. “Skyscraper” is the latest.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

“Skyscraper” had to be the easiest “elevator pitch” in film history… “Die Hard” meets “The Towering Inferno.” In this one, Johnson is ex-FBI and a security expert for the tallest building in the world… in Hong Kong. So when a fire gets lit in that high tower, and Johnson’s family is trapped inside, well, the rest of it becomes the formula. It still works, in a “B” movie kind of way, because even though the formula is in place, it’s always weirdly fascinating as to how it’s going to work, and often it is Dwayne Johnson – and
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Movie Characters Ranked from Worst to Best

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Movie Characters Ranked from Worst to Best
Having long since conquered the box office — and our hearts — Dwayne Johnson (née The Rock) is back to scale a very tall building in “Skyscraper.” He’s been in starring in movies of his own for the better part of two decades, and shows no sign of slowing down; the only thing that seems likely to slow down Johnson’s career at this point is a bid for the White House.

Whether that happens in two, six, or 10 years, the wrestler-turned-actor-turned-maybe-politician will have built up an impressive body of work that rewards revisiting. Here are his best lead performances:

18. “Faster” (2010)

Character: James “Driver” Cullen

Carla Guginos: 1

Perhaps the most ridiculous movie Johnson has ever been in — and he was in “Doom” — this automotive revenge thriller finds its star at his most self-serious. It’s a virtually silent performance from the Rock, who has as much physical charisma as anyone on
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