On 2 November 1987, Bruce Willis, having just dashed from the set of hit TV romcom Moonlighting, found himself gazing down from the roof of a five-storey parking garage on the Westside of Los Angeles. It was his first night shooting his new movie. He was about to make a literal leap into the unknown, jumping into the crisp LA night as a ripple of explosions lit up the dark behind him. The film, of course, was Die Hard. John McTiernan’s valentine to every-dude grit, pump-action one-liners and blood-stained vests would achieve more or less immediate recognition as one of the greatest action movies ever made. When it had its inaugural British screening at London Film Festival a little over a year later, on 27 November 1988, it reduced a room of cineastes to “oohs” and “aahs” of suspense, and whoops of excitement. On the 30th anniversary of its UK premiere, Die Hard’s genius is indisputable. Its innovation was to take a straightforward … [Read more...] about Die Hard at 30: How the every-dude action movie defied all expectations
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Brian Truitt USA TODAY Published 10:16 p.m. UTC Jul 11, 2018 Before he even set foot on a film set, Dwayne Johnson was creating great characters in the wrestling ring, perhaps none better than the eyebrow-raising, People’s Elbowing "The Rock.” He was so naturally likable that the cocky villain quickly turned into a beloved anti-hero. Everybody smelled what The Rock was cooking. Johnson carried that never-ending charisma to the big screen, and he pairs it with some serious disaster-movie heroism in the new action thriller "Skyscraper" (in theaters Friday). The buff actor plays a security specialist in charge of a Hong Kong superstructure that becomes the target of a terrorist attack. How does he rate in the definitive ranking of best and worst Johnson movie roles? Let’s break it down. (No straight-to-video releases or uncredited cameos are counted. But we saw you there in "Jem and the Holograms," DJ!) 27. Sarge ('Doom,' 2005) … [Read more...] about Every Dwayne Johnson movie character (including ‘Skyscraper’), definitively ranked
It’s no secret that Hollywood remains the best movie factory in the world, while Russian movies only occasionally hit the mark. Still, when Russia and the U.S. jointly produce movies, the results are mostly poor. Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach (1992) This comedy was one of the first joint Russian-American movies made after the fall of the Soviet Union. It tells about the last years of the Soviet Union’s existence. The Cold War is over, and the KGB and the CIA have joined forces to fight the Russian Mafia in the USA, which has become so powerful that it even threatens the U.S. President. American Daughter (1995) Filmed in 1995,American Daughterfollows the story of Alexey, whose wife leaves him and emigrates to the U.S. with their little daughter Anna. Alexey appears in the U.S. four years later and finds out that Anna wants to return to Russia with him. Accused of kidnapping her and pursued by the police, Alexey tries to get … [Read more...] about Why do Russian-American movies turn out so bad?
SYLVESTER Stallone is an American actor and filmmaker known for his roles in some of Hollywood's most iconic action movies. Get to know the man loved by millions for his work as Rambo and Rocky. Who is Sylvester Stallone? Sylvester, 71, was born on July 6, 1946 and played Rocky in the well-known series between 1976 and 2015. He also played soldier John Rambo from the four Rambo films, which came out between 1982 and 2008, and was Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films between 2010 and 2014. Impressively, he wrote or co-wrote most of the 14 films in all three of these franchises, and also directed the movies. The Rocky film props have been placed in the Smithsonian museum, and Stallone was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010. He stands at just 5 foot 8 inches tall. He is worth a massive £301million. What are Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky films about? Stallone created iconic character Robert “Rocky” Balboa for the Rocky series and played … [Read more...] about How old is Sylvester Stallone, what was the dead hoax, what’s his net worth and what are his biggest movies?
TOM Hardy has won hearts all over the world as one of Britain's most talented and versatile actors. The 40-year-old recently starred in James Delaney in BBC's Taboo and Peaky Blinders, where he plays Alfie Solomon. Here's Tom's inspiring story from crack addict to one of Hollywood's leading men. Who is Tom Hardy? Tom was born Edward Thomas Hardy in Hammersmith, London in September 1977. He is an only child to his parents who also come from an artistic background. His mum Anne is a painter and artist, while his dad Edward "Chips" Hardy is a novelist and comedy writer. Tom knew he wanted to be an actor from a young age, and studied his craft at Richmond Drama School and the Drama Centre London. How did he get his big break? Tom won TV show The Big Breakfast's Find Me a Supermodel competition when he was 21, securing a contract with Models One. But acting was always his passion, and he had to leave drama school early after landing a role in award-winning mini-series Band of … [Read more...] about How old is Tom Hardy? Peaky Blinders’ Alfie Solomon married to actress Charlotte Riley and star of new Al Capone movie