Because I was enjoying (cough) the flu around Christmas I invited my parents and my sister over for a catch-up dinner. We’re just getting together and having a nice dinner. Nothing fancy. We’re ordering it from a catering service so no fuzz or anything.
Yes! The HDDVD Box with the four Die Hard movies has arrived. And it’s the 31st of December today, which means that we are
enjoying enduring an evening of old classic movies or Christmas movies, and top100-everything lists on TV, speeches and musicals before we start having fun with friends and family, set of fireworks and get drunk. Not me! I got Die Hard *grin*
Today I will be watching not just Die Hard 1, or the new one Die Hard 4, no.. I am going to watch Die Hard 1, 2, 3 and 4. Spread over the day and night. I don’t really feel like going out and having fun, or visit all the family and have dinner somewhere (as nice as that might sound). I just want to be alone for a change and enjoy a good evening of good movies. And still have a drink.
I will go outside around midnight and have a nice evening talking to some neighbors and setting off some fireworks with some of the neighborhood kids, and have a drink or two. But then I will finish the night with slacking on the couch enjoying John shooting up some bad guys.
Here are a few screenshot and some info.
Die Hard 1:
[edit:1] I watched this the night of the 30th when I was drafting this blog entry. In Die Hard (the first one from ’88) John goes to visit his family at Christmas to find himself in an impossible situation. Of course, endurance prevails and John kicks some ass. For a movie that’s about 17 years old it was still enjoyable today. You can find more information here: http://imdb.com/title/tt0095016/
Die Hard 2:
[edit:2] In the afternoon of the 30th when I got home and made my dinner I watched Die Hard 2: Die Harder. And just like with number 1, it was just awesome. I just love these type of movies. Bruce Willis really knows his character and really understand what’s cool or not. The movie’s from 1990 and if they would release this movie today, it would be kind of kick ass. Oh wait, Die Hard 4 is out, and it kind of kicked ass. While waiting at the airport for his wife he notices something’s off. He takes a look and without too much trouble, he found trouble. This time his attitude is like, something has to be done, I might as well do it, since this shit keeps happening to me. The two cops he hates in this movie and keeps running into add an extra layer of humor to the movie that keeps it fun to watch too. A good sequal. More info here: http://imdb.com/title/tt0099423/
Die Hard 3:
[Also edit 2]: Without hesitation and to fill the evening before it was midnight, I started Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance. Wow, constant action back in 1995. And John has to be revived from his miserable life. They wake him up after a party night with coffee and aspirins. And throw him in the middle of Harlem with the first assignment of the game hanging on his chest. To the rescue comes Samual L Jackson, which is also an awesome actor. And he’s forced to stick around for the rest of the movie. Making a third movie of the same type is always hard, so this one could get a few negative comments from me, but I won’t – because for a third movie it is just as well done as the first two. And would have ended the trilogy just fine. Today I will try to find time to watch Die Hard 4. More info about #3 is here: http://imdb.com/title/tt0112864/
Die Hard 4:
[edit:3] Ok, I just finished watching it, and I like it way better then the first time I saw it. Maybe it’s because I saw the Die Hards back to back. Anyway, this Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard is from 2007, over 10 years later then #3, but still feels like another Die Hard movie and enjoyed it well. John has to escort some computer hacker from A to B and gets (of course) in trouble and shot at a lot. He decides to keep the kid alive and just kill everybody. Mission Accomplished (of course). More info here: http://imdb.com/title/tt0337978/
Many, many years have passed, and Bruce Willis is still a very cool guy. I am super looking forward watching these movies again. Does he look badass or fucking what!
@[Edits]: I will post this entry now, but edit it after I’ve watched the movies.
About the fireworks mentioned in the title. It was awesome. I had a cool day going at my brother and his wife. It was her birthday and later in the day I went to see my parents. I tried to contact my friends over the phone or send msgs, but they simply didn’t get through. I will try to contact them today (1st of January 2008). Later in the evening I made a fish dinner which turned out great. It was wonderful. Then I watched the Die Hard 2 and 3 movies and watched the fireworks. Went to my neighbors downstairs and congratulated some people and had a few drinks with them. I went back inside and made sure my new kitty wasn’t freaking out, but everything was fine. I then went online to say hello to my online friends. About 30 minutes later Nadine showed up and we took a walk to a friend of hers who lives close to me. And we spend a few hours there. At this time it’s almost morning so we crashed at my place and I just woke up at 11. The fireworks were not as much as previous years as far as I’ve experienced it, but there was enough. It was kind of foggy weather and with the smoke from the fireworks the whole town was lit-up.
Happy New Year Everybody!
Come back later for the 3rd edit of this blog, or for my first blog entry in 2008. And see you soon on my sites and chat channel.
Yep, it’s that time of the year again: Christmas!
So I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and have a great time with your family.
I of course am home alone sick. Boo! My sister had this great dinner planned but that cold / flu I’ve been trying to fight came back this weekend. Last night I got sick and spend half the night feeling totally horrible. I’ve downed some Advils and Ibuprofen for my back pain, but to no relieve. I had to cancel.
My niece and my sister probably made this great dinner I am missing out on, plus I really miss not being there with my family this year. The thought of food right now however (ugh!). Since I am not doing too well today I am keeping this blog entry short.
I just finished giving the staff on my sites a pat on the back (donation in paypal) for their hard work in 2007, and mailed out a December newsletter to the members on my site with a season’s greeting. But I am going back to bed now, because this flu is slowly turning me into the grinch (humbug!)
Yep, I did it. I’ve said goodbye to the year 2007. This means I am making a fresh start with my blog. New blog, new theme, new blog entries. So, this means Happy Holidays and a Healthy 2008 to all my friends and family!
Thank you all for browsing my blog site in 2007, I’ve received wonderful comments for the entries I’ve posted.
And if you wish to see my new blogs, check back once a week :).