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Dinner and a Movie: "A Good Day to Die Hard"

The rated R movie is playing at AMC Stonecrest 16 at the Mall at Stonecrest.

 

Bruce Willis as cop John McClane is back in "A Good Day to Die Hard," which opened Feb. 14.

The rated R movie is playing today (Saturday, Feb.16) at AMC Stonecrest 16 at the following times: 11:55 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

Dinner idea: Based on some of the reviews, John McClane seems like the type of "tough guy" who'd like steak. If you've got a taste for that, there are several local options, including Arizona's at 2940 Stonecrest Circle in Lithonia, just a hop and skip from AMC Stonecrest 16.

A.O. Scott wrote this about the McClane character for the New York Times:

McClane himself has evolved from angry Everyman to weary, worried dad. He travels to Moscow to help his son, Jack (Jai Courtney), who at first looks like a bad seed but turns out to be a chip off the old block. Some dads take their boys fishing or to the ballgame or to a movie like this one, but the McClanes prefer a more primal form of bonding — killing miscreants, though Pop McClane uses a more evocative word.

Some critics picked up on problems with the movie. Lisa Kennedy of the Denver Post wrote:

What started out with hints of director Paul Greenglass' "Bourne Ultimatum" and a touch of Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" gives way to a gussied-up remnant. In a promising early bit, McClane gets a ride from a taxi driver (Sha D. Lychnikoff) who proves the universal language of cabbies is chatter. But "A Good Day to Die Hard" never achieves a balance between blasts and Willis' gift for quips.

Of course, expect lots of explosions and gunfire. From the New York Times' Scott:

The movie’s real idiom is the Esperanto of violence — sex is a more culturally sensitive issue, so there’s none of that — and sweaty machismo. 

Looking for other things to do this weekend? Check this out:

Weekend Planner: Sock Hop; Mini Golf Reopens; Last Weekend for Snow Mountain

See also:

Dinner and a Movie: "Warm Bodies"

Dinner and a Movie: "Hansel and Gretel"

Dinner and a Movie: "Identity Thief"

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