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Dwayne Johnson in ‘Skyscraper’ Giveaway on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

Dwayne Johnson must embrace his inner Die Hard and maneuver a Towering Inferno to save his family in Skyscraper, this past summer's throwback action flick coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 9th.

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Fueled with adrenaline and high impact verticality, Skyscraper is led by superstar Dwayne Johnson who plays former FBI Hostage Team leader, U.S. war veteran and amputee Will Sawyer. While on assignment in Hong
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S*!t happens – Why the Predator sequels deserve more love

  • HeyUGuys
I was 8 years old when I first saw Predator. My dad was good like that. He had no problem with me and my sister watching various classic actioners as long as we didn’t tell mum. He was fine with me dealing with the violence – he’d just insist that blood and gore was nothing more ‘strawberry jam’, thus negating the horror.

But, unlike Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Robocop or Commando, Predator was scary. Really, really scary. Alan Silvestri’s score and the sense of foreboding John McTiernan expertly crafted scared the living hell out of me and my sister. But we loved it. We’d never experienced anything like it.

When you’re a kid, you tend to think all movies are equal. It’s only when you get older that you find out the Ewoks were a cynical toy-selling ploy, or that Rocky IV was just a collection of MTV-style music videos.
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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Predator

  • JoBlo
You all know the Predator: you know the mandibles, the gadgets, the roar, the thermal vision, and those sweet, sweet dreds. The creature's debut outing, 1987's Predator, is a classic '80s action flick and one of the best from its macho, iconic star, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even before director John McTiernan got his Die Hard on he was in the jungle having the biggest men around fire...
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Breaking: Derek Mears Is Swamp Thing?

DC has an all-new Swamp Thing TV series in the works with James Wan producing, Gary Dauberman (It) and Mark Verheiden writing, and Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) helming the pilot episode. And today we have word via Slash Report that the new series may have found it’s lead creature in the form […]

The post Breaking: Derek Mears Is Swamp Thing? appeared first on Dread Central.
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10 Reasons to Watch ‘Final Score’, the “Die-Hard-in-a-Stadium” Movie Starring Dave Bautista

  • Slash Film
10 Reasons to Watch ‘Final Score’, the “Die-Hard-in-a-Stadium” Movie Starring Dave Bautista
Let’s be real. You’ve probably made up your mind about seeing Scott Mann’s Final Score based on the trailer, so nothing I say will likely convince you either way. It does what it says on the tin. Distributed by Saban in the United States, it’s the next in a long line of “Die Hard, but […]

The post 10 Reasons to Watch ‘Final Score’, the “Die-Hard-in-a-Stadium” Movie Starring Dave Bautista appeared first on /Film.
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Film Review: ‘Final Score’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Final Score’
As we seem to be in the middle of a disaster-movie revival (the Rock alone has topped neuvo variations on “Earthquake” and “The Towering Inferno”), it seems sensible enough that someone should blow the dust off 1977’s lesser-remembered 1976 “Two-Minute Warning,” in which a sniper terrorized an American football stadium. (The “disaster” part was really the panicked crowd stampede at the end.) Though actually what “Final Score” is most like, as the press materials duly note, is “‘Die Hard’ in a football stadium.”

If you think that sounds fun, you’d be right: Park your brain cells in the lobby, and this U.K. production about a terrorist attack on a London soccer stadium — with Dave Bautista as Bruce Willis plus 100 or so extra pounds of muscle — is an entertainingly over-the-top ride that doesn’t even try to be “credible.” It’s not quite daft or otherwise distinctive enough to be memorable.
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‘Final Score’ Review

Stars: Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson, Amit Shah, Martyn Ford, Kamil Lemieszewski, Ralph Brown, Lara Peake, Lucy Gaskell, Alexandra Dinu | Written by Jonathan Frank | Directed by Scott Mann

Dave Bautista’s solo action career continues its hot streak (see also: Bushwick) with Final Score, a ludicrous-but-fun Die Hard homage that sees the big man taking on terrorists at a football match in London. The film might have its flaws, but it delivers enough action-packed entertainment to ensure Bautista won’t be facing relegation anytime soon.

As established – albeit to outlandish extremes – in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Bautista’s screen persona is essentially strong-but-sensitive, and he sticks closely to that template for his portrayal of Us military specialist Michael Knox, who arrives in London to visit the widow (Lucy Gaskell) and teenage daughter of his fellow soldier and best friend, who’s recently been killed in action.

With
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Burt Reynolds Remembered: ‘The Last Movie Star’ Filmmaker’s Heartbreak Over His Friend & Childhood Hero

  • Deadline
Burt Reynolds Remembered: ‘The Last Movie Star’ Filmmaker’s Heartbreak Over His Friend & Childhood Hero
Exclusive: Adam Rifkin wrote and directed The Last Movie Star, the 2018 release starring Burt Reynolds, who died Thursday at 82. The iconic actor played an aging screen hero who is talked into attending a local film festival that plans to give him a career achievement award. The event turns out to be “run” by a pair of starstruck local dudes. Here is Rifkin’s first-person remembrance of the real-life screen legend.

I am utterly heartbroken by the news of Burt Reynolds’ passing. This one hits hard. Really hard. They don’t loom larger than The Bandit. And Hollywood doesn’t make movie stars like Burt Reynolds anymore. The world has lost a genuine legend today, but I also lost a friend.

Growing up in Chicago, Burt was my childhood hero. He was the coolest and the funniest, and he never took himself seriously. That self-deprecating sense of humor was what made him so likable.
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Roles Burt Reynolds Turned Down, From Bond to Solo

  • Variety
Roles Burt Reynolds Turned Down, From Bond to Solo
Burt Reynolds, who died on Thursday at the age of 82, had a hugely impressive career… but even with his starry resume, he turned down some of the most famous movie roles of all time.

“They all would’ve changed my career, without a doubt,” Reynolds said of all the roles he turned down that went on to be huge successes in his memoir “But Enough About Me.” “I would’ve been offered all kinds of roles. You know, how much can you do in a ‘Smokey and the Bandit?'”

Below, a list of every painfully successful leading role Reynolds turned down over the course of his 60-year-long career.

James Bond

One of Reynolds’ biggest regrets was not playing James Bond. His excuse? That the public wouldn’t accept an American playing 007 — and he said as much to producer Cubby Broccoli, who offered him the role after Sean Connery retired.
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Die Hard 6 to be titled McClane

In an interview for Empire Magazine, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura made it clear Die Hard 6 is going the origin story route. Not only did the film get a new title, McClane, but there are more plot details. According to the report, the sequel/prequel features Willis as a 60-year-old McClane with a younger version of McClane in his 20s. It will be a more in-depth piece about the character. “You can tell our intention by the fact that the title page we handed in says, McClane,” said Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Di Bonaventura added that “we want you to get invested in John McClane more than ever before.” He went on to add that there will be just as much screen time with young John McClane as there will be with older McClane. “I don’t know how you do Die Hard without Bruce,” he said.

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‘Swamp Thing’: Len Wiseman To Direct & Exec Produce DC Universe Series As Part Of Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

  • Deadline
‘Swamp Thing’: Len Wiseman To Direct & Exec Produce DC Universe Series As Part Of Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV
Len Wiseman is set to executive produce the series and direct the first episode of Swamp Thing, the upcoming DC Universe drama based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. The project hails from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television and is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.

Wiseman’s Swamp Thing gig falls under an overall deal the filmmaker has signed with Wbtv to develop, produce and direct projects for the studio. It expands the studio’s relationship with Wiseman beyond his work as an executive producer on its drama Lucifer, which is moving from Fox to Netflix.

Wiseman is coming off overall deals at 20th Century Fox TV where he executive produced the Fox series The Gifted and Sleepy Hollow, which he co-created. He has seen every pilot he’s directed go to series,
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Bruce Willis' 'McClane' Is The New Die Hard Film, And It's Both A Sequel And A Prequel

You know how whenever somebody brings up Sylvester Stallone's long-running Rocky films, it's only a matter of time before someone else says, "Yeah, but the fifth one sucks"? That's the sort of feeling that greets A Good Day to Die Hard, released in 2013 and, coincidentally, the fifth in the Die Hard series. But in the same way that Stallone offered up an apology of sorts with Rocky Balboa, Bruce Willis appears to be wanting to do the same with the newly-retitled McClane (from the original Die Hard: Year One). Directing is Len Wiseman, who did a pretty great job with the fourth film, Live Free or Die Hard, from a script by Chad and Carey Hayes, writers of The Conjuring. And then, more importantly, the focus seems to be very much on character. In an exclusive interview with EmpireOnline, producer Lorenzo diBonaventura noted, "You can tell our intention by
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The next Die Hard movie will just be called McClane

  • The AV Club
Die Hard 6/Die Hard: Year One always seemed like one of those bad ideas that would never really happen, if only because the last four or five Die Hard movies haven’t been all that great and the Die Hard name now elicits more of an “aw jeez, again?” than a “hell yeah, again!” reaction these days. And yet, Hollywood…
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Die Hard 6 finally gets its official title – McClane

  • HeyUGuys
There have been a few titles banded around for the next instalment of the franchise that refuses to die (hard). The day has finally come for an official title and it’s dubbed simple ‘McClane’.

The announcement came via producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura speaking to Empire. di Bonaventura stated;

“We want you to get invested in John McClane more than ever before. I don’t know how you do Die Hard without Bruce – the idea that he’s not very significant in this movie is not accurate at all. We are gonna explore John McClane in his twenties. But just as prominent is the 60-year-old version.”

The 6th instalment in the long-running saga is a prequel-sequel, flicking back and forth between Bruce Willis’s 60-year-old McClane and his younger self in his 20’s. 20-year-old McClane will be a regular cop in 1970s New York. Bruce Willis is also set to
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‘Die Hard 6’ Now Titled ‘McClane’

The sixth film in the Die Hard franchise, a rumoured prequel/ sequel, has a new title. The movie, which will once again feature Bruce Willis in the lead role, will be simply titled McClane, after his New York police officer John McClane. Len Wiseman is directing the film for 20th Century Fox, while Lorenzo diBonaventura produced.

Speaking to Empire, diBonaventura confirmed the title of the film and updated us with more info on the plot. It seems that Bruce Willis will be involved more than first thought, though the movie will see how McClane became the hardened cop we all know and love through a storyline featuring a younger actor.

“We want you to get invested in John McClane more than ever before. I don’t know how you do Die Hard without Bruce – the idea that he’s not very significant in this movie is not accurate at all.
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Die Hard 6 (Year One) Changes Title to 'McClane'

  • Cinelinx
The Die Hard franchise is going in a new direction, with the 6th film. They've changed the title to "McClane" and plan to focus more on the action star. More within...

The first few Die Hard films have been widely considered some of the best in the action genre, over the past 20 years. 1988's Die Hard, the one that started it all, has even been touted as one of the best Christmas films of all time, even though franchise's star, Bruce Willis, disagrees with the Christmas classification. While the series has hit legendary status, the most recent film, A Good Day to Die Hard, was anything but. Now, Willis returns for his sixth film of the franchise, with a new name and direction that'll hopefully return the action franchise to its former glory.

Originally titled, "Die Hard: Year One", a new interview with Empire has emerged, with Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura,
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‘Die Hard’ Origins Story Now Titled ‘McClane’

  • Deadline
‘Die Hard’ Origins Story Now Titled ‘McClane’
Die Hard 6, which has been touted as the origin story of Bruce Willis’ wise-cracking action hero of the classic franchise, has a new title. In an interview with the UK movie magazine Empire, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said, “You can tell our intention by the fact that the title page we handed in says, McClane.

Deadline originally broke the story in 2015 that the next installment of the franchise was originally put on the drawing board as Die Hard: Year One at Fox with Live Free Or Die Hard helmer Len Wiseman returning.

According to the Empire report, the sequel-prequel script features Willis as a 60-year-old McClane with a younger version of McClane in his 20s.

Said di Bonaventura, “We want you to get invested in John McClane more than ever before… We are gonna explore John McClane in his twenties. But just as prominent is the 60-year-old version.” The Conjuring
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Next ‘Die Hard’ Movie Has its Title: ‘McClane’

  • The Wrap
Next ‘Die Hard’ Movie Has its Title: ‘McClane’
The next installment in the “Die Hard” franchise will no longer be titled “Year One,” but will bear the title “McClane,” a spokesperson from 20th Century Fox confirmed.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told Empire that the film will have a cleaner title than originally thought: “You can tell our intention by the fact that the title page we handed in says, ‘McClane.’ We want you to get invested in John McClane more than ever before.”

Moreover, di Bonaventura also addressed speculation that the film will focus more on a younger John McClane.

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“I don’t know how you do ‘Die Hard’ without Bruce,” he told Empire. “The idea that he’s not very significant in this movie is not accurate at all. We are gonna explore John McClane in his twenties. But just
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Die Hard 6 Gets New Title, Bruce Willis to Have Significant Role

  • MovieWeb
Die Hard 6 Gets New Title, Bruce Willis to Have Significant Role
The official title for Die Hard 6 has been revealed. We've been hearing for quite some time about a prequel/sequel that will focus on a young John McClane prior to the events of the first movie, when he was just a beat cop in the 70s. The project is still in development and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has provided an update, which includes the movie's actual title.

Up to this point, the movie had been known as Die Hard Year One. Apparently, that's not what they're actually going with. Whether or not that was ever actually going to be the title isn't clear but what is clear is that the producers are making a big change this time around, by ditching "Die Hard" from the title altogether. Instead, they're going to focus on Bruce Willis' iconic character and will sell this based on his name; McClane. Here's what Lorenzo
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Die Hard 6 Has Just Received An Official Title

Five movies in, it’s a wonder that the concept of a back-to-basics prequel hasn’t received more attention in the past. Across the franchise’s run, each Die Hard installment has been so focused on out-doing what came before it in the action department that the core spirit of John McClane – a reluctant hero who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time – has fallen by the wayside.

Yes, over the years, Bruce Willis’ cocksure character has definitely been through the wringer; from infiltrating the Nakatomi Plaza to scrambling across Manhattan in rush hour traffic in order to diffuse a series of explosives. Out of all the franchise’s outings, though, it was 2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard that seemed to sound the death knell for the bombastic action series – less of a yippee-ki-yay! And more of a what the Hell was that?

Nevertheless, the
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