Posts Tagged ‘Holiday’

Die Hard 2

Joel Silver was never a producer to shy away from giving the audience more of what they wanted. For the sequel to his 1988 action hit Die Hard, he tapped into director Renny Harlin and together, they pushed for more action, more humor, more stunts and… more of everything else the audiences got in the first film. But does that make a good sequel? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Die Hard series with Harlin’s 1990 film Die Hard 2

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Die Hard

‘Tis the holiday season, and what better way to kick it off than with everybody’s favorite Christmas action classic, Die Hard. John McTiernan had done Predator beforehand and proved he was the perfect person to helm this action thriller. But would an adaptation from a book about terrorism make for entertaining summer fare? Join us as we kick off our Die Hard series with McTiernan’s 1988 blockbuster Die Hard.

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Trading Places

“When I was growing up, if we wanted a jacuzzi, we had to fart in the tub.” Eddie Murphy may have been a name on “Saturday Night Live” but he wasn’t a film star. Luckily, when John Landis wanted to cast him as Billy Ray Valentine in Trading Places, Murphy had just appeared in 48…

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Black Christmas

“Agnes, it’s me – Billy!” Bob Clark may be best known for directing his Christmas classic, 1983’s A Christmas Story, but many people don’t know that he got his start in horror like so many other filmmakers, and that one of his first horror films was another Christmas story – Black Christmas. What’s so refreshing about…

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Boogie Nights

“I’ve got a feeling beneath those jeans, there’s something wonderful just waiting to get out.” Happy New Year! Goodbye 2015, hello 2016. And what better way to kick off the new year of shows than with Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 epic glimpse into the golden age of porn. With an epic New Year’s party that…

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Gremlins

“They might even replace the dog as the family pet.” ‘Tis the holiday season, which means it’s time for another Next Reel Christmas movie, and how better to share in the joy and festivities of the Christmas season than with some wacky laughs and slimy gore from Joe Dante’s 1984 horror comedy “Gremlins.” Join us…

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The Poseidon Adventure

“Climbing to another deck will kill you all!“ “And sitting on our butts is not gonna help us either! Maybe by climbing out of here, we can save ourselves. If you’ve got any sense, you’ll come with us.” The end of 2014, the beginning of 2015. Happy New Year, everybody! And what a better way…

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The Bishop’s Wife

“The only people who grow old were born old to begin with. You were born young. You will remain that way.” Happy holidays! It’s time for another Christmas movie pick to celebrate, and we’re jumping back to 1947 to talk about Henry Koster’s “The Bishop’s Wife.” Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson —…

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Labor Day

“Nothing misleads people like the truth.” There is something interesting about going into a film that’s had as many bad reviews as Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day” has had, and that has flopped at the box office. Does it taint our own views or make us more critical of it? Hard to say, but it certainly…

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The Hudsucker Proxy

“Listen, chump, either you find me a grade-A ding-dong or you can tender your key to the executive washroom.” Happy New Year! To ring in 2014, we wanted to find a tie-in to the new year so landed on 1994’s Coen brothers comedy, “The Hudsucker Proxy.” Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson —…

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