FILM: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
Bruce Willis reprises his iconic role as police detective John McClane in ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’, set against the backdrop of deadly corruption and political vendetta in Russia.
McClane arrives in Moscow to track down his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney), and is stunned to discover he is working undercover to protect a government whistleblower, Komarov. With their own necks on the line, the McClanes are forced to overcome their differences in order to get Komarov to safety and thwart a potentially disastrous crime in the most desolate place on Earth – Chernobyl.
When McClane learns the truth about his son’s profession, he calls him the “007 of Plainfield, New Jersey.” But it’s a long way from Plainfield to Moscow, and John and Jack are about to have a family reunion they will never forget.
It is now 25 years since Die Hard exploded into theaters, launching a new cinematic hero, John McClane, and changing the paradigm of action movies. McClane is identifiable and relatable.
An ordinary man forced by circumstances to attempt an extraordinary task. That is what separates him from the comic book heroes of most action movies, and has made McClane one of the most popular characters in film history.
CAST: BRUCE WILLIS, JAI COURTNEY, SEBASTIAN KOCH, YULIA SNIGIR, RASHA BUKVIC, COLE HAUSER
DIRECTOR: JOHN MOORE
Beecham House is abuzz. The rumour circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident.
Word is, it’s a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they’re in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith).
Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House’s gala concert?
CAST: Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Sheridan Smith
DIRECTOR: Dustin Hoffman