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'Die Hard 6' will officially be called 'McClane'

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'Die Hard 6' will officially be called 'McClane'
The 'Die Hard' franchise has never gone in for plain-Jane sequel titles like 'Die Hard 3' or 'Die Hard 4', opting instead for the much more badass 'Die Hard With a Vengeance' and 'Live Free or Die Hard,' titles that call to mind nothing but explosions and one-liners.

But for the upcoming sixth installment they’re going for something much cleaner, and the movie with the once reported title of 'Die Hard: Year One' is now simply being called 'McClane'.
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Die Hard Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Outdoor Screening at Nakatomi Tower

Die Hard is easily one of my favorite action movies of all time, so I was thrilled when I was invited to attend an outdoor screening of the film at Nakatomi Tower. I've gotta say, it was pretty awesome watching this movie in the shadow of the building where it was filmed!

Not only that, but I got to watch the movie while enjoying Twinkies! It was a charming little touch that added to the experience. Like Officer Powell says, Twinkies are loaded with, "Sugar-enriched flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, polysorbate 60, and Yellow Dye No. 5. Just everything a growing boy needs."

Bonnie Bedelia and Reginald VelJohnson both showed up for the screening to thank the fans for their love of Die Hard. You can watch them get up and talk about the screening in the video provided below, which contains a few minutes of footage from the event to give
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Career Breakthroughs: Samuel L. Jackson

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This month we look at the interesting stories of how some of the biggest names in movies got their big breakthrough. Today we take a look at Samuel L. Jackson.

Samuel Leroy Jackson plays characters with opinions, attitudes, and swagger. His oversized personality comes through on the big screen in a way that makes you sit up straight and take notice. Whether he’s playing a bit part in a crime drama, or the star of an action-comedy, there are few other actors that can make the type of impression that Samuel L. Jackson does. His most famous roles have transcended the movie theater to become icons in pop culture. Think of Jules in Pulp Fiction, Nick Fury in the McU, Neville Flynn in Snakes on a Plane, Arnold in Jurassic Park, Zeus Carver in Die Hard with a Vengeance, Mace Windu in the Star wars prequels, or even his
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‘Incredibles 2’ and 33 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Screen (Photos)

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‘Incredibles 2’ and 33 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Screen (Photos)
Long-gestating followups include blockbusters like “Jurassic World” and famous flops like “Blues Brothers 2000

George Miller took nearly 30 years to follow up “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” with the Tom Hardy-Charlize Theron thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

The Odd Couple II” is among the sequels with the biggest gaps between films. Twenty-nine years after the 1968 original, Jack Lemmon returned as Felix Unger and Walter Matthau was Oscar Madison in their last film together.

Tron: Legacy” came 28 years after the original, and featured Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. Shot in 3D, the film featured extensive visual effects and a score by Daft Punk. It grossed more than $400 million worldwide in 2010.

The Color of Money” featured Paul Newman reprising his role as “Fast Eddie” Felson alongside Tom Cruise. Newman won the Best Actor Oscar, 25 years after 1961’s “The Hustler.”

In “Psycho 2,” Meg Tilly played a traveler who encounters Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins
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8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Incredibles 2’ Star Samuel L Jackson (Photos)

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8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Incredibles 2’ Star Samuel L Jackson (Photos)
Samuel L. Jackson voices the character of Frozone, aka Lucius Best, in the upcoming sequel to “The Incredibles”, which hits theaters on Wednesday. Find out more about the acclaimed actor behind the ice-making character below.

Jackson is ranked as the all-time highest-grossing box office star with a total gross of $5.1 billion. His most commercially successful movies include the “Avengers” franchise, the 1996 crime drama “A Time To Kill”, the original “Incredibles” movie from 2004, and the 2012 Western “Django Unchained.”

Jackson was born in Tennessee and went on to attend the historically black Morehouse College, where he started out as a marine biology major before switching his major to acting.

During his college years, Jackson became involved in the Civil Rights movement and served as an usher at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral after his assassination in 1967. The assassination moved him to become more deeply involved in the movement: ” I was angry about the assassination,
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A ‘Die Hard’ 30th Anniversary Special Edition Home Release Is Coming

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has revealed that it is planning a special 30th anniversary edition of Die Hard for release next month. Great news, though as far as we can tell, it’s only for North American stores.

Still, the new releases is full of special features, the details for which we have below.

The action classic will feature an all-new 4K Ultra HD re-master and Blu-ray available May 15 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Bruce Willis is John McClane in the film that launched the billion-dollar action franchise, Die Hard. McClane, a New York City cop, flies to L.A. on Christmas Eve to visit his wife at a party in her company’s lavish high-rise. Plans change once a group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), seize the building and take everyone hostage, McClane slips away and becomes the only chance anyone has in this beginning-to-end heart-stopping action thriller.
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‘Die Hard’ 4K Ultra HD Coming for 30th Anniversary; Complete Series Blu-ray Steelbook, Too!

Fox Home Entertainment has formally announced a May 15th release date for Die Hard on 4K Ultra HD with 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio, Blu-ray and Digital combo pack in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.

On the same day, Fox will release the Die Hard 5-Film Box Set including Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), and A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) on Blu-ray in an exclusive Steelbook package. This limited edition release is exclusive to Best Buy.

The new Die Hard 4K Uhd release will not offer any new bonus features but does include a selection of legacy extras on the inclusive Blu-ray Disc version. Those include:

Commentary by Director John McTiernan and Production Designer Jackson DeGovia

Scene-Specific Commentary by Special Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund

Subtitle Commentary by Various Cast and Crew

The News Casts Featurette

Interactive Style Gallery
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Mark A. Mangini and Theo Green (‘Blade Runner 2049’ sound editors) on immersing the audience in their ‘subversive’ sound [Exclusive Video Interview]

Sound editor Mark A. Mangini reveals that while he was inspired by the original “Blade Runner” (1982) for his work on Denis Villeneuve‘s followup, “Blade Runner 2049,” he didn’t want to copy it. “One of our early tasks was to understand what made the first film so rich and interesting sonically, and then find a way to deconstruct it and make it our own,” he explains. “We wanted to honor it in the way that it was so effective and so subversive in its use of sound.” By opening themselves up to a more musical and expressionistic style, Mangini and Theo Green reaped an Oscar nomination for Best Sound Editing. Watch our exclusive video interview with the duo above.

See ‘Blade Runner 2049’ sound mixers Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett: ‘Blade Runner was in our DNA’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

According to Green, Villeneuve wanted “a return to that universe,” but not a slavish reproduction.
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Sam Raimi Will Direct The Kingkiller Chronicle Movie

Lionsgate is moving forward with their highly-anticipated adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle, with director Sam Raimi entering negotiations to take the helm. Lindsey Beer, who was part of the Transformers writers room and the Godzilla and King Kong writers room, has written the screenplay adaptation, which is based on The Name of the Wind, the first book in Patrick Rothfuss' novel series. Lionsgate hasn't issued a release date at this time, or announced when production may begin, but this adaptation is on the right track.

This adaptation is just one part of a sprawling franchise that will include movies, a TV series and possible stage productions. Lionsgate announced in 2016 that multi-award winning actor, composer, rapper and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, is partnering with The Kingkiller Chronicle author Pat Rothfuss to serve as creative producer and musical mastermind of feature film
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20 Things You Never Knew about the Die Hard Franchise

The ‘Die Hard’ franchise is a series of films that are based on ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, a 1979 novel by Roderick Thorp. The first film ‘Die Hard’ was released in 1988 and ‘Die Hard 2’ followed in 1990. The third film in the series was ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ which was released in 1995. The next installment came in 2007 with the release of ‘Live Free or Die Hard’. Finally, ‘’A Good Day to Die Hard’ was released in 2013. The series follows the adventures and situation that John McClane finds himself in and these are often violent and

20 Things You Never Knew about the Die Hard Franchise
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10 Things About Pulp Fiction You Never Knew

10 Things About Pulp Fiction You Never Knew
It's a certified cinema classic and one of the most quotable movies ever. Two years after Reservoir Dogs, video store clerk turned auteur Quentin Tarantino turned out another masterpiece in Pulp Fiction, the 1994 movie that rescued John Travolta from the pop culture waste bin via a now iconic performance, matched in creative and artistic firepower by Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Amanda Plummer, Ving Rhames, and of course, Samuel L. Jackson as the soul searching hit man Jules. Pulp Fiction still regularly plays in midnight showings at the writer/director's own New Beverly Cinema. Today we look at 10 things you never knew about Pulp Fiction.

Matt Dillon was almost Butch.

Originally Quentin Tarantino conceived of the "palooka" pugilist played by Bruce Willis as a younger up and coming boxer. He envisioned Matt Dillon in the role. But after the actor reportedly took too long to decide,
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22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe

22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe
Marvel Entertainment brought the idea of a shared cinematic universe to the forefront with the multibillion-dollar McU. In the years since Robert Downey Jr. first suited up as Iron Man, Warner Bros. has worked to catch-up with their Dceu. Universal ventured into shared cinematic universe territory with their cache of classic monsters, sticking Dr. Jekyll squarely into their rebooted Mummy movie. But did you know 20th Century Fox had their own secret shared cinematic universe going back in the '80s, stretching across multiple franchises, with over 20 films and counting?

It all starts with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Communist dictators and related thugs were often the villains in the TV shows and action movies of the '70s and '80s. But given the sensitive nature of international relations, not every movie was willing to go full on Red Dawn and point the cinematic finger at the Soviet Union or Cuba.

So
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The Truth About Lies Trailer Is Indie Relationship Gold

Indie movies seem to have a lot more heart these days, and when it comes to romantic comedies they generally have a lot more to say. Neither may actually be the case with The Truth About Lies, but the trailer makes it seem like a film that wants to explore serious ground within the comedic structure, and that’s a lot more rare than you might think.

Gilby Smalls (Fran Kranz) has just been fired and he lost his girlfriend in the most millennial way possible. Nothing is going right for him, so when he meets a beautiful woman he’s more than the normal amount of desperate to impress. It turns into a whirlwind of stacking lies on top of each other, and he’s soon in too deep. Hilarity, one must assume, ensues, and Gilby has to ask who he’s really keeping from the truth about his life.
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Box Office Democracy: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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I have to imagine production of The Hitman’s Bodyguard started with director Patrick Hughes gathering the whole cast together and giving them some kind of speech along the lines of “Look, we all know this script is a piece of garbage but if we pull together we can elevate it way past tolerable” and then there was some big cheer and they ran out to the set like a sports movie. It’s a laughable script that doesn’t hold together under the smallest bit of scrutiny, but the cast absolutely crushes it. It’s the best bad movie I’ve seen all year and I don’t mean that as faint praise. The world is full of people doing average work with average material but seeing fantastic work come from a wretched foundation is something special. This is a diamond found in a coal mine.

The chemistry between
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The Hitman’s Bodyguard movie review: protection racket

MaryAnn’s quick take… Reluctant-buddy action comedy feels like unfunny, warmed-over ’90s leftovers. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson look like they’d rather be elsewhere. I’m “biast” (pro): love a good action comedy

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The Hitman’s Bodyguard? What does a hitman need with a bodyguard? This seems to be one of those cinematic quandaries that gets posed because someone thinks it’s enigmatic and clever — like the classic “What does God need with a starship?” — but which is actually destined to become a cinematic punchline. And not in a good way.

The film’s working title: We Got Sweet Amsterdam Tax Credits.

It turns out that The Hitman’s Bodyguard doesn’t actually have a good answer to the question its title prompts. The movie posits that, because of shenanigans at Interpol,
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Movie Phone Fight Pits Heath Ledger’s The Joker Vs. John McClane From ‘Die Hard’

If you’re going to listen or watch anything today, make sure it’s this. Movie mashup don’t get better or more synchronized than this one. Who knew that Die Hard with a Vengeance and The Dark Knight would ever have two scene of dialogue that are so interconnected you’d think it was done on purpose. But here we are in 2017 and one Youtuber discovered this unlikely connection. In this video, The Joker’s archnemesis is not Batman, but rather NYPD Detective Lieutenant John McClane. Despite saving the Nakatomi Plaza from an East German terrorist plot on Christmas Eve lead by Hans

Movie Phone Fight Pits Heath Ledger’s The Joker Vs. John McClane From ‘Die Hard’
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‘The Marine 5: Battleground’ VOD Review

Stars: Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin, Maryse Mizanin, Heath Slater, Naomi, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Anna Van Hooft, Nathan Mitchell, Sandy Robson, Tony Skinner, Brad Kelly | Written by Scott Wiper, Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry | Directed by James Nunn

Fresh off the success of Scott Adkins action flick Eliminators, British director James Nunn stays with the action for the latest in the WWE Studios-produced Marine franchise, which once again stars WWE Superstar The Miz as former Marine Jake Carter. Although this time round things are a little different as the titular Marine has finally put that life behind him and returned to the Us and civilised society…

Now working as an Emt, Carter (Mike “The Miz” Mizanin) finds himself holed-up in the parking garage of a fairground with his Emt partner and an injured, marked man he’s sworn to save. You see Carter’s ward is responsible forn the death of
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Bill Mechanic On Movie Biz: Big Problems & A Few Suggestions On How To Fix Them

Bill Mechanic On Movie Biz: Big Problems & A Few Suggestions On How To Fix Them
Editors Note: Bill Mechanic is chairman and CEO of Pandemonium Films and a former top executive at Paramount, Disney and chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment when the studio generated Die Hard With A Vengeance, Independence Day and Titanic. He most recently produced Best Picture Oscar nominee Hacksaw Ridge. He was moved to weigh in after all the noise about windowing that came out of the just-wrapped CinemaCon. The industry is in big trouble. Yes, that's perhaps…
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Watch Samuel L. Jackson Revive His Pulp Fiction and Jurassic Park Characters

Watch Samuel L. Jackson Revive His Pulp Fiction and Jurassic Park Characters
One of the regular features on The Late Late Show With James Corden is called Role Call, where the host will recreate a number of iconic scenes with his guest that evening. Earlier this week, the iconic Samuel L. Jackson appeared on the show, and being the good sport that he is, agreed to take part in that night's Role Call, where the actor revisited his beloved Jules Winnfield character from Quentin Tarantino's indie classic Pulp Fiction. Throughout this 11-minute video, the star revisited a number of his most indelible performances, with the help of some props, wigs and fake backdrops.

The 11-minute video was posted on The Late Late Show's YouTube page, which begins with Jules Winnfield's iconic Biblical speech, and has James Corden playing the role of John Travolta's Vincent Vega. They then quickly transition to another early scene in the film where Vincent Vega
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Samuel L. Jackson, James Corden Recreate Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park, Snakes on a Plane, Django and More

Samuel L. Jackson, James Corden Recreate Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park, Snakes on a Plane, Django and More
There’s no question what’s in Samuel L. Jackson’s wallet once you realize that the ubiquitous film star has been in practically every movie.

On Wednesday, Jackson — who is currently promoting Kong: Skull Island — partook in The Late Late Show With James Corden‘s signature “Role Call” segment, which enlists A-list talent to revisit their filmography via green-screen-enhanced reenactments all shot in one take.

VideosTom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Corden Recreate Jerry Maguire, Top Gun, Mission: Impossible and More

In total, Jackson and Corden “recreated” scenes (or, in the case of his work as Nick Fury in the Marvel films,
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