December 7

Die Hard, 1988

‘Tis the Season! J. Blake and Dion Baia are kicking off the Christmas season with a spectacular edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! For this holiday installment the boys are covering a genre-pioneering action-adventure epic–that’s also celebrating it’s 30th birthday this year. It’s the Bruce Willis classic, Die Hard, from 1988!

Die HardIt’s been a long night (and long year) for the SNMS crew and the lads have started hitting the old holiday ‘nog a little early this sleepover night. Dion and Blake layout the history of this holiday essential, unpacking the history of how it was originally a sequel to a Frank Sinatra property, and it’s journey to becoming one of the most influential action movie’s of the 80’s.  Blake also reminisces about seeing a screening of this film introduced by the late great Alan Rickman, and what he had to say when a film asked him a very specific script logic question regarding the storyline. So grab your sleigh bells, your yule tide cheer, your Berettas and most importantly your shoes, cause the guys are taking a trip to Nakatomi Plaza in this 2018 holiday edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

And thank you to this week’s sponsor, Robinhood!



Out this week, please go pick up a copy of Dion Baia‘s debut novel, Blood in the Streets, available on Amazon, Barnes &,, Simon & Schuster, or at your favorite bookstore in paperback, ebook & audiobook!

Check out the original theatrical trailer for Die Hard, with lines no included in the final version!

Have a look at this great collection of Die Hard bloopers!

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Posted December 7, 2018 by admin in category "Action", "Adventure", "Classic", "Thriller


  1. By Jose A. Rivera on

    DIE HARD! What can I say, this is one of my favorite movies of all time and I was thrilled that you guys covered it. It was an amazing episode. You saw on Facebook how nuts I am about this movie. I saw it once as a kid when my dad rented it on video and was too young to understand what was happening. When I was a teenager I caught it on cable and the story pulled me in. The action was amazing but I was surprised to see how funny it was. I watch it at least once a year as part of my Christmas rotation.

    To this day one of my favorite lines is when McClane is calling the cops on the roof. I will crack up every time the officer tells him the line is for emergencies only and he responds “No fucking shit, Lady! Does it sound like I’m ordering a pizza!?”

    Dion, congrats on your novel. I can’t wait to read it. And Blake, I can’t wait for the next Scored to Death. It’ll be just as fun as the first one.

    You guys always knock it out of the park and this episode was no exception.

    P.S. you mentioned Streets of Fire in this episode…now you HAVE to do it! lol

    1. By admin (Post author) on

      Hey Jose! Sorry for the very late reply! Glad you are well, and so glad you liked the episode. There are certainly some great lines in this movie, and a ton we never ended up getting to. It certainly is a classic! Ha.
      And thank you so much on the book. It’s been a very long road, and I am so glad it is finally out there. And yes, Blake is very excited about getting his sequel deal worked out too. I will pass on your words to him as well.
      And thank you for all your support! You are the man, and we hope you enjoy what we ha e in store for 2019!

      1. By Jose A. Rivera on

        No worries, Dion. Believe me, I know how busy everyone is around the holidays. The fact that we got this amazing episode so close to Christmas is greatly appreciated.

        I love when people I know publish their work. It gives me hope that some day my stuff will be published, too. I self-published a short story anthology a few years ago, but to bring something to an editor and they say they want to put the time and effort into publishing it through them is a goal I hope to achieve. I should be getting your book soon and can’t wait to let you know what I think about it.


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