A Good Day to Die Hard

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For many, Die Hard with a Vengeance was the last good Die Hard movie; for others though, Die Hard was the last good Die Hard movie, so let’s just say it’s a contentious debate and leave it at the idea that A Good Day to Die Hard was horrid, horrid, horrid! Still, it collected a few coins at the worldwide box office, and Bruce Willis said he’d enjoy another go in John McCain’s shoes, so a follow-up is inevitable. But will it suck? Perhaps Fox is buttressing their odds by adding one of the reasons that Vengeance was so enjoyable, by re-teaming Willis with Samuel L. Jackson. (more…)

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

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This time on The Bastardcast: Jeremy and Jason try to keep it together as they discuss meteoroids, asteroids, zombies, and other world enders like Warner Brothers’ development slate and the Dan Harmonless Community. Also, Jeremy and Jason nerd out on all the Toy Fair 2013 news and then fight about A Good Day to Die Hard.

Following that, Jeremy swings low on latest member of the X-Men First Class: Days of Future Past cast, Jason goes off the deep end when Jeremy mocks Han Solo, and they both think the that reports about the demise of the video game industry are premature and full of poop.

Yes, it’s the kind of high brow episode where our fearless hosts let you know that an actor’s artistic worth is determined by how many times he shows peen on the screen. In fact, that’s this week’s special happy fun hashtag, #PeenOnTheScreen.

All that and more #FebruMurray fun as we continue to celebrate noted kickball striker Bill Murray.

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The Bastardcast: Presently running low on witty taglines.

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Eating some warm apple pie at a baseball game, while listening to Elvis and simultaneously watching Star Wars, all on a sunny afternoon in the middle of June.  What could possibly be more American than that?  Leathered New York Detective and figurative “cowboy”, John McClane donkey-punching the foreign accent right out of your greedy terrorist tooth-box, that’s what! Bruce Willis’ iconic movie character, John McClane, is a legend.  He’s been smugly smirking, scowling and begrudgingly eliminating villains, in the most entertaining of ways, for over 25 years.  Just like every other stubborn, jaded American cowboy, he doesn’t know the definition of giving up.  But at age 57, maybe he should look it up, because that’s exactly what this movie did, was to give up.

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Admit it, the moment you saw the words “Die Hard” flash onto your television screen earlier this year, your mind filled with visions of explosions and John McClane one-liners. It’s pretty much a lock that A Good Day to Die Hard is going to be a success considering the amount of promotional and marketing work that’s gone into the production, but  how much of a success this latest venture into the Die Hard franchise will be, remains to be seen. Don’t worry much about this being the last Die Hard movie in the franchise though, there’s already talk of another sequel in the works.

Bruce Willis has already expressed his interest doing a sixth film in a recent interview during the live BBC daily television program One Show. According to reports about the interview, when asked if a sixth Die Hard was on the horizon, Willis grinned coyly and said “Yes.”

What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?

This could be his way of having a bit of fun and messing with the hosts, but it’s most likely just Willis restating what he said a few years back when Willis said he would retire McClane after a fifth or sixth Die Hard was released. Depending on the opening weekend’s box office results, that could be a possibility either way even if those box office results go stale for A Good Day to Die Hard. Of course it might just be one final push by Willis and Fox to pull in some last minute interest in this latest Die Hard film. A Good Day to Die Hard hits theater screens February 14th, 2013.

When we find out in the coming weeks we’ll let you know if and when Die Hard 6: Just Die is on the way to your local theater.

Source: /Film

Bruce Willis is back as John McClane in the latest Die Hard franchise sequel, A Good Day to Die Hard, and you can bet the rent money that chaos and destruction will follow. This time around, McClane is joined by his son Jack (Jai Courtney) in a true family hug-it-out fest.

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack–unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

Am I the only one that wants to see John McClane’s son Jack hook up with Taken‘s Bryan Mills daughter Kim. Imagine the wedding and honeymoon movie that would make. What would the title be though . . .

The movie will most likely be a fun ride. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

A Good Day To Die Hard hits theater screens on February 14th, 2013.

Via: /Film

Yesterday, we showed you the first look at Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney as John and Jack McClane in next year’s Die Hard 5: Good Day to Die Hard, but an image can only do so much. Sure, Bruce still looks like he could take a few shots and Jai is certainly better suited to action then most would-be leading boy-men, but what’s the movie going to be like?

We won’t know until February 14th of next year but 20th Century Fox has released the first sneak peak of all the yippee-ki-yayiness we’re surely in store for.

Synopsis:

Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.

The “007” of New Jersey, this movie is going to be explosively awesome no matter how cheesy everything turns out. Hopefully, Jai puts up more of a fight than Justin Long did in the last Die Hard, it was like watching all his scenes from Dodgeball over again.

A Good Day to Die Hard stars Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Anne Vyalitsyna and is directed by John Moore.

Special thanks to the fellas over at Hey U Guys for sharing the trailer.

For the next three days Las Vegas will be home to something other then gambling and Ultimate Fighting, it’s the home of the Las Vegas Licensing Expo.  Each year, exhibitors from all over the world come together to sell off the licensing rights to their hottest properties.   But, this gives us a sneak peek at the coming movies for 2013.

With photos courtesy of Coming Soon, we’ve been given a glimpse into the coming year’s hottest properties through the art of the “teaser poster”.  After Earth, A Good Day To Die Hard, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, R.I.P.D., Robocop, Robopocalypse, Pacific Rim and Ender’s Game – they’re all here.

Even if A Good Day To Die Hard looks like the exact same poster as the last movie, with different text and a Russian landscape in the background, the rest of these posters look pretty darn cool. Check them out in the jump:
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With filming almost underway on the fifth installment of Bruce WillisDie Hard franchise one thing is clear. John McClane is old as balls and maybe it’s time for John McClane Jr. to take over the family business. (Hey, it worked so well for Indy in his last movie, fans LOVED it.) Those are some mighty big yippee ki-yay mother effin shoes to fill, right? That’s when you need a Spartan!

Star of the Showtime series Spartacus: VengeanceJai Courtney, has landed the coveted role as the estranged son of John McClane, named Jack. The Australian actor will team up with his Willis as a father/son combo to battle a villainous Russians for A Good Day to Die Hard. Looking at the leaked test screening image above and the the press release below, Jai will fit in just fine.

LOS ANGELES (February 22, 2012) __ Following a global casting search spanning several months, Jai Courtney has nabbed the coveted role of John (Jack) McClane, Jr., the son of Bruce Willis’ iconic action hero, in A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD.

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD puts McClane on an international stage — truly a NYC fish out of water in Moscow — and introduces his estranged son Jack.  An apple that has not fallen far from the tree, Jack may even be more of a hardass than his father.  Despite their differences, they must work together to keep each other alive – and the world safe for democracy.

The film begins production this April, for a February 14, 2013 release.

Courtney, studied drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where he graduated in 2008. Following graduation Courtney quickly landed guest star roles on two hit Australian shows, Packed To the Rafters followed by All Saints. Later that year, Courtney won a Theatre Critics Award as Best Newcomer for his performance in The Turning for the Perth Theatre Company. In 2009 he landed the role of Varro in the international television hit, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Fans of the show created an uproar over Varro’s death and to this day continue to lament about it on the many Spartacus fan sites and blogs.  Last year, Courtney landed a starring role opposite Tom Cruise in One Shot, directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

Hopefully the studio will up the rating back to a soild R, no more of that cheesy bullshit for Willis to deal with. No word yet if Courtney has signed up for Hudson Hawk 2, but fingers crossed.

Source: You Bent My Wookie

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