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BSP Episode 085: Die Hard and Die Hard 2: Die Harder

ByTony

Feb 15, 2009

This one starts a bit different.  If you are ever able to come online on Wednesday evenings and listen in to the livestream of our recording sessions, you might hear a bit of off topic banter by whomever is on the show that night.  Sometimes the chatter is meaningless to anyone other than the two or three of us, but sometimes we chat about movies we’ve seen, TV or just other stuff.  The recording session before Die Hard was no exception.  In this case, we are including the pre- show banter.  It’s almost always recorded (because we are setting up and testing levels and such), and occasionally we even use discussions about movies to lengthen a short episode.

You should be able to tell when we “start” the show,  it’s about 10ish minutes in.  This was intended to be our Christmas Special.  Nothing says Christmas like John McClane kicking ass and taking names in bare feet.

Don’t forget, we record every Wednesday night.  Join us for the fun.

0 thoughts on “BSP Episode 085: Die Hard and Die Hard 2: Die Harder”
  1. That discussion sounded like a lot of fun, the way most movie discussions should be.

    Die Hard, as obsurd as it is in a realistic sense, is a good old fashioned good guy/bad shoot ’em up type of movie. Throw in the personality that Bruce brought to John Maclane, and you have the formula for a fun exposition of smart-ass action. I loved it.

    If Die Hard was made today instead of 1988, and made the same way with REAL explosions rather than computer generated ones, I think it would still be a kick ass hit. Of course you’d have to have Bruce Willis or someone younger, but exactly like him, to play John MacClane. I just can’t think of anyone today that could fill those broken glass shoes the same way.

    Your spot on about Die Hard 2. Same kind of movie, but it couldn’t be made today.

    So when do you guys talk about Hudson Hawk?? 🙂

    ^JR^

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