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Honoring Alan Rickman: Spend Your Long Weekend Revisiting His Greatest Roles

Originally posted 01/14/2016 01:30PM

For all he did to make us hate his characters on-screen, it only made the world love Alan Rickman, everyone's favorite villain, even more. So it's only fitting to honor the life of Rickman, who has died at 69 after a battle with cancer, with a movie marathon of his most-loved films – in chronological order – this long weekend.

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An Ode to Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber, Possibly the Greatest Screen Villain Ever

Originally posted 01/14/2016 01:10PM

Re-watching Die Hard last month, as I do every Christmas, I was struck, as I always am, by just how astonishingly good the late Alan Rickman is in this movie.

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QUIZ: What Classic Holiday Movie Are You?

QUIZ: What Classic Holiday Movie Are You?

Originally posted 12/24/2014 06:30AM

The subject of holiday movies is a touchy one. In a time of Christmas cheer and sharing glad tidings, conversations about which festive film is best can get heated.

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Calling John McClane! Your Die Hard Director Needs Saving

Die Hard Director John McTiernan Heading to Prison

Originally posted 01/16/2013 05:00PM

This is a case for John McClane.

Die Hard director John McTiernan is headed to the slammer for a year, having lost his appeal to have his 2010 prison sentence overturned for lying to the FBI in a wiretapping case, says the Hollywood Reporter.

Like a scene out of a crime movie, the filmmaker, 62, pleaded guilty to hiring celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap film producer Chuck Roven after they both worked on the movie Rollerball.

McTiernan had remained free on bail while he appealed the conviction (which was about lying, not wiretapping) to the U.S. Supreme Court. The highest court in the land has now declined to review the case.

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