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Time for Some Christmas Specials: Die Hard 2

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , , on December 3, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Why does this happen to us every Christmas?

It’s the Christmas season again, which means it’s time for me to kick back with my family and enjoy the movies that get us in the holiday spirit…like Die Hard 2.

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The Best Movies that Nobody Likes

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Hudson Hawk rules!Movies, like any other entertainment, are totally subjective. What is great to one person could be hideous to another. But this is the Internet, where billions of people worldwide shriek at the top of their lungs that people who do not share their opinion are bad human beings. And who am I to buck that trend?

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Agent 47 versus John McClane

Posted in In This Corner with tags , , , on February 4, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Stealth action anti-hero versus comedy action hero.Agent 47 is the video game star from the Hitman series. A genetically engineered assassin, he is the perfect killer. He’s also got a movie in production starring a person that at first glance looks too babyfaced to play a stone-cold killer, but who knows what some makeup and camera angles can accomplish. John McClane is a film star himself, having gone through three Die Hard movies. That franchise ended years ago, though. There’s definitely not a fourth Die Hard movie that’s going to make me want to forget the first three entirely. Nope. Not happening.

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Hudson Hawk versus Eddie Valiant

Posted in In This Corner with tags , , , on January 24, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Eddie versus Eddie.Go ahead and slap me, but I think Hudson Hawk is one of the best movies of all time. I have no idea why it got so critically panned, but I suspect it’s because people expected another Die Hard movie out of Bruce Willis and instead got a cross between Moonlighting and Looney Tunes. But that movie will always have a place in my heart as one of the zaniest, most enetertaining comedies I’ve ever watched. This fight pits Eddie Hawkins, aka the Hudson Hawk, aka one of the world’s most infamous cat burglars, against another Eddie who also served as the main character in a live-action cartoon. The other Eddie is of course Eddie Valiant, the hard-boiled detective in a world inhabited by living cartoons as shown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which is also one of the greatest comedies of all time. Since Eddie Valiant has experience in dealing with toons and Eddie Hawkins is practically a toon himself, Valiant has been hired to bring in the Hudson Hawk. Let’s see how he fares.

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A Very Die Hard Christmas

Posted in Film, Rants, Time for Some Christmas Specials with tags , , on December 19, 2010 by Charlie Brooks

See? It's got a guy in a Santa hat!Die Hard counts as a Christmas movie. Yes it does.

Sarah and I sat down and watched it last night because it has all the things you want out of both an action movie and a Christmas special. It’s got guns, bombs, and one-liners, and it’s also got a family theme, Christmas music, and the overall theme of good will toward men (well, except for those who want to rob $60 million from a corporation under the guise of a terrorist attack.) Continue reading