Today’s Screening: “A Good Day to Die Hard”

Here’s what we know, from the trailer and press notes from the fifth Die Hard movie.

It’s short — in the 95-97 minute range.

The effects, seen here, look heavy on the digital side.

The villain is generic and Eastern European.

The silly additions to the ensemble (Kevin Smith) of the last one seem to be missing.

Director John Moore will try to make us forget “Max Payne.” He’s had good credits — “Behind Enemy Lines,” the remake of “Flight of the Phoenix” — and bad ones.

So, cause for cautious optimism? Even though Sly and Schwarzie have already taught us that the ’80s are over, baby?

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Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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