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If "A Good Day to Die Hard" is about something other than explosions, it's about family... and John McClane being pissed off at his smart-ass kid.

In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the set of the fifth "Die Hard" movie, Willis and his new on-screen son Jai Courtney talk about what makes the father-son dynamic work, and we get to see some insane stunts in the process.

"A Good Day To Die Hard" hits Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, June 4.

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Top Gun

By Hannah Soo Park

Forget romance—the month of love is getting a serious taste of macho action courtesy of a few upcoming re-releases.

First up is the 3-D debut of '80s classic "Top Gun"—the airborne movie that put Tom Cruise on the action-star pedestal and grossed more than $350 million worldwide. And to rekindle your need for speed, Paramount has unveiled a new trailer for the six-day event, set to happen during the week (between February 8 and February 13) leading up to Valentine's Day. Following its run in IMAX theaters, "Top Gun" will hit stores on Blu-ray 3-D/2-D on February 19.


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Good Day to Die Hard

By Hannah Soo Park

It looks like this one's going to be a family affair.

The latest preview of "A Good Day To Die Hard" throws us into a frenzy of action sequences (involving lots of exploding cars and buildings) mashed up with Australian actor Jai Courtney's commentary on his role as hero John McClane's (Bruce Willis) estranged son Jack in the fifth and latest installment of the "Die Hard" series.

We've seen the exploding cars and buildings before, but what's more fleshed out in this new featurette is the father-son relationship that the film seems to center around. "They lock horns, they butt heads," Courtney says of the duo.


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Die Hard

It's a good day to die hard, especially for Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

We'd been wondering if the "Live Free or Die Hard" star would come back in the forthcoming "Die Hard" movie considering "A Good Day To Die Hard" focuses on John McClane (Bruce Willis) reconnecting with his son Jack (Jai Courtney).

News first broke of Winstead's involvement when extra Ted Cross made a blog post about working with the young actress on set (via Bleeding Cool). The post has since been deleted, but fortunately we still have the text of Cross's big admission.


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Merry Christmas

The holidays are nearly upon us, and while many of you out there will undoubtedly be spending your time roasting chestnuts on an open fire (or some other cheery activity) with your family, there's going to be down time. And what better way to spend that time than by watching some classic holiday movies?

There are far too many feel-good Christmas movies (as well as some feel-bad holiday movies) out there to choose from, so if you find yourself stumped come December 25, never fear -- the MTV Movies team has compiled our all-time favorite holiday movie viewing experiences to make your season bright.


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Bruce Willis is in negotiations to star in Stephen Frears' "Lay the Favorite, Take the Dog," an adaptation of a book by Beth Raymer chronicling her rise as one of the top bookies in sports. Buried amidst the news was a rather exciting revelation about the next chapter in the long-running Willis-starring action franchise, "Die Hard."

Vulture reports that Fox wasn't a fan of the script for "Die Hard 5" delivered by Skip Woods, so they're starting over from the beginning. Meanwhile, Willis is doing his part to get things moving, reportedly speaking with a number of directors. His top pick is apparently Swedish filmmaker Jorge Daniel Espinosa, who is currently working with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington on his U.S. debut, "Safe House."

But who else could -- or should -- Willis be speaking with? Our wish list is after the jump.


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A Christmas StoryIt's December 22 and, in the immortal words of Billy Mack, Christmas is all around. Although there a just a few short days until the holiday arrives steeped in eggnog and carols and jolly fat men in bright red suits, there's still some time to cram in a fair amount of Christmas-movie watching.

But what will you pop in your DVD player or tune to on your tele (24 hours of "A Christmas Story" on TNT kicks off at 8 p.m. December 24, people!)? Will you opt for a classic like "It's a Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street," something newer like "Love Actually," "Home Alone" or "Elf"... or even something a tad more unconventional like "Gremlins" or "Die Hard"? Or -- and if this is the case, more power to you -- will you hit up your DVR to watch one of those delightful Lifetime or ABC Family original Christmas flicks: Kevin Sorbo in "The Santa Suit, a bunch of cute dogs in "Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws," or Christina Milian and Chad Michael Murray in "Christmas Cupid," anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

We here at MTV Movies Blog want to know which Christmas movie you turn to when you're in desperate need of some holiday cheer, when you want to turn your frown upside down and your inner Ebenezer Scrooge into, well, the reformed Ebenezer Scrooge at the end of "A Christmas Carol." So hit the jump for our poll, where you can vote for your favorite Christmas movie of all time! Read More...

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Aside from a few well-timed one-liners, words have never been the strong suit of disheveled "Diehard" hero John McLane. Apparently, the same goes for Bruce Willis, the man who has portrayed super-cop McLane in four big-screen outings and will do so again in "Die Hard 5."

This summer at Comic-Con, Willis told us that a "Die Hard 5" green light was "imminent." But when MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Willis at this weekend's junket for the action-thriller "Red" (in theaters October 8), the big-screen badass wanted to clarify his previous statement.

"I think I might have said the word wrong," he confessed. "I thought 'imminent' meant that you have a lot of 'em. So I have to apologize for that." But fear not, diehard "Die Hard" fans -- Willis did go on to say that "Die Hard 5" is in the works and that a draft of the script is complete. Read More...

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"The American" hits theaters today, slotting into an early Wednesday release two days before the Labor Day weekend box office session heats up in earnest. Starring George Clooney as a disenchanted American assassin who seeks refuge overseas, "The American" certainly sounds like an entertaining, worthwhile movie experience — but it doesn't sound nearly as American as I'd expect based on the title.

Clearly, "American" is a very subjective word. What does it mean to be American? It's an ideal that has been represented in various different ways on the big screen in the past, from tobacco-chewing action heroes to brave cowboys and even hard-partying high school idiots. Frankly, any one of these American heroes could star in a movie titled "The American" and I wouldn't blink an eye.

After the jump, check out five of cinema's many American characters that would work wonderfully in any big screen movie titled "The American!" Read More...

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24Bruce Willis has made it known that he wants to return as John McClane for a fifth "Die Hard" film. Kiefer Sutherland and the producers of "24" have publicly acknowledged that they're looking to bring Jack Bauer to the big screen now that the television series is over — indeed, a screenplay is currently in development courtesy of Billy Ray.

McClane and Bauer, both heading to theaters to kick some terrorist butt at some point, presumably. But are they headed there together?

The folks at Ain't It Cool News received a tip from an anonymous source, an allegedly "established creative talent within the entertainment industry," that 20th Century Fox once mulled over the idea of teaming the "Die Hard" and "24" heroes together in a movie called — wait for it — "Die Hard 24/7." The source reports that "the project didn't pan out because Kiefer was more interested in launching his own '24' movie franchise ... than doing buddy shtick in Bruce's already established series."

Alright... time for a rant.

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