Tag: Bruce Willis

The True Meaning of Masculinity

When we first meet John McClane (Bruce Willis), hero of John McTiernan’s seminal 1988 hit Die Hard, he’s not feeling the holiday spirit, grudgingly giving in to small talk with his seatmate on a crowded flight to L.A. And so, the first things McTiernan makes sure we know […]

For Jean-Claude on his 50th Birthday

Mubi has a lovely, thoughtful post on Jean-Claude van Damme in honor of his 50th birthday. ” But what does that make of an action-star-inverse like Van Damme, who’s at his most interesting when he’s at his most vulnerable and who does not, unlike Stallone or Willis, wield […]

They Were Explodable!

The Expendables. It’s hard to believe it’s real: Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Stone Cold Steve Austin and, presumably, drug lords are explodable and exploded.