E25: Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard

Its the podcast where a filmmaker, and an improv comedian are the lone, rogue defenders of the Metaphorical Nakatomi Tower of 80s Movies we love… and the terrorists are both the haze of nostalgia we feel and the 2018 (soon to be 2019) eyes we are using to revisit them. And if that doesn’t make any sense…. Uh… yippie ki yak mother buckets…

THIS is Epsidode 25: Die Hard – a Christmas Special….??? And a movie selection from 1988

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1988: Die Hard

IMDB says... John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Deep Cut Recommendations

As we all know, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and awesome places like that will always give you some recommendations… People who liked THIS also liked THIS. Your Most Excellent Hosts have their own recommendations, perhaps a bit further off the beaten track.

Nathan recommends another work by the same director, Hunt for Red October…

Krissy wants to double down on her recommendation of Brooklyn 99… but she also wants to recommend a great Alan Rickman performance like Galaxy Quest or Robin Hood: Prince of Theives. And, while were at it, why not recommend a great Bruce Willis performance in Death Becomes Her.

What’s Next?

Next up on the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast is a wintertime treat… we are watching The Thing (1982)

IMDB Says… A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

 


Listen to E23: Short Circuit (1986)

Listen to E24: Robocop (1987)