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  • Bruce Willis Collection - 4 Film Favorites

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009

    Includes - The Last Boy Scout (1991), MPAA Rating: R Last Man Standing (1996), MPAA Rating: R The Whole Nine Yards (2000), MPAA Rating: R 16 Blocks (2006), MPAA Rating: PG-13 The Last Boy Scout Producer Joel Silver, director Tony Scott, and screenwriters Shane Black and Greg Hicks team up for this gridiron-set action thriller. Bruce Willis stars as Joe Hallenbeck, who was once a top-of-the-line Secret Service agent but has since become an alcoholic, flea-bag detective. While performing the chores of a two-bit shamus, he discovers his wife Sarah (Chelsea Field) is having an affair with his best friend. Joe is hired to protect Cory (Halle Berry), a stripper who has been getting death threats; Joe begins to sober up when Cory is blown to smithereens. Cory's boyfriend, Jimmy Dix (Damon Wayans), was at one time a NFL football quarterback, but was thrown out of the game for gambling and addiction to Demerol. Smelling something fishy, Joe and Jimmy begin to investigate further and discover layers of corruption in professional football circles, leading up to Sheldon Marcone (Noble Willingham), a corrupt team owner who wants to pay off legislators to legalize gambling on pro football games. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide Last Man Standing The traditions of the western and the gangster film meet head-on in this dark crime drama. Jericho is a small town in Texas that in the 1920s looks much like it did in the 1860s, except that two violent gangs of rival bootleggers have driven away nearly all of the citizens not involved in the booze racket. Strozzi (Ned Eisenberg) leads a gang of Italian rum-runners with the help of his right-hand-man Giorgio (Michael Imperioli), while Doyle (David Patrick Kelly) is the head of an Irish mob, with Hickey (Christopher Walken) serving as his enforcer; the town's sheriff, Ed Galt (Bruce Dern) is powerless to stop the crime in Jericho, and he mainly tries to stay out of the way and keep an uneasy peace between Strozzi and Doyle. John Smith (Bruce Willis) is a ruthless and amoral gunman on the run from the law who passes through Jericho on his way to Mexico. Sizing up the situation, Smith quickly hatches a scheme by which he'll sell his services first to one of the gangs, and then the other, eventually turning the two sides against each other while he stays in the middle and takes the profits generated by both sides. Writer and director Walter Hill based his screenplay on Akira Kurosawa's classic samurai picture Yojimbo, which also inspired Sergio Leone's ground-breaking spaghetti western A Fistful of Dollars. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide The Whole Nine Yards In this black comedy, a criminal discovers a market for murder in the suburbs. After doing time in prison, mobster Jimmy the Tulip (Bruce Willis) moves to a suburban neighborhood. But Jimmy's new neighbors (Rosanna Arquette and Matthew Perry) soon figure out who he is. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide 16 Blocks A hard-drinking, hard-living cop assigned the task of transporting a small-time criminal to the nearby courthouse finds that a simple, 16-block drive can be the longest ride of his life in director Richard Donner's urban action thriller. Hung-over, has-been cop Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) has seen better days, and all that the force expects out of him these days is to stay out of trouble while he's on the clock. Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) is set to testify before a grand jury at 10:00 a.m., and it's up to Mosely to make sure that Bunker makes it to the courthouse in one piece -- a job that Mosely estimates will take a maximum of 15 minutes. A black van has been trailing the pair unnoticed, though, and after stopping off at a nearby liquor store to pick up some breakfast, Mosely emerges from the store just in time to save Eddie from the lethal bullet of a determined assassin. When backup arrives in the form of Detective Frank Nugent (David Morse), Mosely quickly realizes that the detective on Nugent's team is the same cop that Bunker is set
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    With this week's 'Wolverine' and 'Iron Man 3' trailers, has our spoiler culture reached an event horizon?

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013

    We know we're part of the process, but has it gotten away from all of us?
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    Movie Review: Joss Whedon gets 'The Avengers' right

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012

    Characters, action and humor all in perfect alignment in Marvel's biggest movie yet
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    Kacey Musgraves releases new tune, 'The Trailer Song'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014

    No, that's not her underwear hanging on the line, thank you very much
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    Remake This! returns with news of Jerry Lewis, 'The Wild Bunch,' Will Smith's 'Annie' and more

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jan 20, 2011

    Hollywood hasn't gotten this whole remake mania out of its system yet
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    The Evening Read: Is 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' heading to Broadway?

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011

    Plus 'Green Lantern' apologies, more on 'Justice League,' and the last word on 'Sucker Punch'
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    The Fien Print's Top 31 Movies of the Decade: No. 31 - No. 21

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

    George Clooney, Jim Carrey and a Matt Damon-double start the blog's Top 31 of the Aughts
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    Q&A: Danny McBride, Nick Swardson flame-fight in '30 Minutes or Less'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    Choking homeless people and 'Valentine's Day' in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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    Watch: Matthew McConaughey gets dazed and confused in Butch Walker's 'Synthesizers'

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Jan 21, 2012

    Actor reprises classic Wooderson character
  • CBS orders female secretary of state drama pilot 'Madam Secretary'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jan 27, 2014

    CBS orders female secretary of state drama pilot "Madam Secretary" "The Mindy Project" books Jenna Dewan-Tatum Shonda Rhimes was "a tiny bit pissed off" she won the Directors Guild's diversity award