19 January 2013 740 Views

The Buzz: A Good Day To Die Hard, Golden Globes, Star Wars, and More!

by Dan Koelsch

The Buzz is a feature in which we round up the Top 3 most-buzzed-about movie/TV stories of the week (in more-or-less chronological order). Why go through pages of blogs just to find out what everyone is talking about? We’ve got it all right here in The Buzz.

1) “A Good Die To Die Hard” Is R

a-good-day-to-die-hardThe fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise opens Valentine’s Day, and while Live Free or Die Hard may have disappointed some, we got some news this week about A Good Day to Die Hard that shows promise. Unlike its predecessor, the new film will indeed be rated R like the first three Die Hard films. There’s no word yet from the MPAA on the reason for the rating, but the studio (20th Century Fox) has supposedly been expecting it. While the last film did well at the box office, and even with critics, the biggest criticism was the PG-13 rating. Hopefully now we’ll see some no-holds-barred action and swearing.

2) The Golden Globes Happened

golden-globesLast Sunday we had HFPA’s 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, probably the second biggest award show in the film industry after the Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press honored Jodie Foster with the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award, and she took the time to go on a meandering yet captivating speech where she pretty much came out as a lesbian (which was already rumored for years) without really saying it. No movie really dominated the night, but Argo won for Best Drama and Director (Ben Affleck), while Les Miserables won Best Musical or Comedy and Best Actor (Hugh Jackman) and Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway) in the Musical or Comedy category. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were great as hosts, and there were plenty of funny bits. Check out /Film for a great rundown of the event.

3) Zack Snyder “Star Wars” Rumor Too Good To Be True

snyder star warsOne of the biggest nerdgasm rumors ever hit the web on Monday. Supposedly, Zack Snyder would be directing a Star Wars spin-off that would be similar to the style of Seven Samurai. Seven Samurai is about small Japanese village in the 1600s that keeps getting raided by bandits, so they hire seven ronin (masterless samurai) to protect them. We had already heard that new Lucasfilm owner Disney was looking to make more movies, and Zack Snyder has been rumored for Episode VII before, so it seemed plausible. Another interesting tie-in is that Akira Kurosawa directed the Seven Samurai, and his film The Hidden Fortress was part of the inspiration for the original Star Wars films. I would have loved to see this happen, especially since Seven Samurai is my favorite foreign film, but alas Snyder’s rep debunked the rumor, saying he is not involved in any way with Star Wars.

Other Headlines

Crimes Against Reality: On ‘Zero Dark Thirty’s’ Depictions of Torture
JACK REACHER Was A One Shot
‘Terminator 5’ in Progress with ‘Shutter Island’ & ‘Drive Angry’ Writers



New

Poliflix is Back with a SteamPunk Themed Advent Episode: Sherlock Holmes, Wild Wild West and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen face Dave Bond and James Murphy!
03 December 2017
Poliflix is Back with a SteamPunk Themed Advent Episode: Sherlock Holmes, Wild Wild West and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen face Dave Bond and James Murphy!

May interest You

TRAILER TUESDAY TIME! AVENGERS INFINITY WAR, READY PLAYER ONE, JURASSIC WORLD : FALLEN KINGDOM
12 December 2017
TRAILER TUESDAY TIME! AVENGERS INFINITY WAR, READY PLAYER ONE, JURASSIC WORLD : FALLEN KINGDOM
Die Hard with a Podcast! PolitFlix ponders the Die Hard series past and future. Also: Lethal Weapon 5? Star Trek Discovery continues. Expendables. And all the usual film /political news and comment with Dave Bond, James Murphy and Frank Mengarelli
05 November 2017
Die Hard with a Podcast! PolitFlix ponders the Die Hard series past and future. Also: Lethal Weapon 5? Star Trek Discovery continues. Expendables. And all the usual film /political news and comment with Dave Bond, James Murphy and Frank Mengarelli
PolitFlix: The Richard Curtis Rom-Coms, from 4 Weddings to About Time: Dave Bond and James Murphy look at the Brand, the Ethos, the Politics, the Legacy! Also: Blade Runner 2049/Indy 5, Justice League, Last Jedi, Brexit and those secret JFK Files!..
27 October 2017
PolitFlix: The Richard Curtis Rom-Coms, from 4 Weddings to About Time: Dave Bond and James Murphy look at the Brand, the Ethos, the Politics, the Legacy! Also: Blade Runner 2049/Indy 5, Justice League, Last Jedi, Brexit and those secret JFK Files!..

Popular

PolitFlix 5: Would the Reel Tony Blair please stand up? James Murphy and Dave Bond take a look at Mr Blair in Politics and on Film. Also Star Wars IX, Bond 25 and the usual News and Comment
27 September 2017
PolitFlix 5: Would the Reel Tony Blair please stand up? James Murphy and Dave Bond take a look at Mr Blair in Politics and on Film. Also Star Wars IX, Bond 25 and the usual News and Comment
PolitFlix Episode 7: The Podcast Awakens! James Murphy, Dave Bond and Frank Mengarelli talk the Politics of Star Wars. Also: Kingsman 2 and Star Trek Discovery and the usual Current Affairs Chat
29 September 2017
PolitFlix Episode 7: The Podcast Awakens! James Murphy, Dave Bond and Frank Mengarelli talk the Politics of Star Wars. Also: Kingsman 2 and Star Trek Discovery and the usual Current Affairs Chat

Tags