A Die Hard Christmas

A delightful Christmas storybook for adults based on the action-packed Die Hard movie All John McClane wants for Christmas is to reunite with his estranged family.

Author: Doogie Horner

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 1608879763

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 518

A delightful Christmas storybook for adults based on the action-packed Die Hard movie All John McClane wants for Christmas is to reunite with his estranged family. But when his wife’s office holiday party turns into a deadly hostage situation, he has to save her life before he can get home in time for Christmas! The unconventional fan-favorite movie Die Hard is now an illustrated storybook—complete with machine guns, European terrorists, and a cop who’s forced to rely on all his cunning and skills (and the help of a fellow officer) to save the day. Based on the classic “Night Before Christmas” poem and filled with whimsical illustrations, this cleverly reimagined homage is destined to become a holiday classic. *Contains adult material including violence and strong language. Reader discretion is advised. Ho-ho-ho.

Die Hard Christmas Ornament Lights Up

Celebrate the holidays with this officially licensed Die Hard light-up ornament featuring John McClane.

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Rp Minis

ISBN: 9780762474868

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 32

View: 452

Celebrate the holidays with this officially licensed Die Hard light-up ornament featuring John McClane. SPECIFICATIONS: 2 x 3 inch ornament commemorating the classic scene of Die Hard star John McClane in the air ducts of the Nakatomi building LIGHTS UP: Lighter in McClane's hand illuminates BONUS BOOK: Featuring full-color graphics and quotes from Die Hard throughout PERFECT GIFT: Fans will love the ornament celebrating the film that has become a Christmastime staple OFFICIALLY LICENSED: Authentic collectible

Nothing Lasts Forever Basis for the film Die Hard

But before Bruce Willis blew away audiences as unstoppable hero John McClane, author Roderick Thorp knocked out thriller readers with the bestseller that started it all.

Author: Roderick Thorp

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 193516984X

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 457

High atop a Los Angeles skyscraper, an office Christmas party turns into a deadly cage-match between a lone New York City cop and a gang of international terrorists. Every action fan knows it could only be the explosive big-screen blockbuster Die Hard. But before Bruce Willis blew away audiences as unstoppable hero John McClane, author Roderick Thorp knocked out thriller readers with the bestseller that started it all. A dozen heavily armed terrorists have taken hostages, issued demands, and promised bloodshed — all according to plan. But they haven’t counted on a death-defying, one-man cavalry with no shoes, no backup, and no intention of going down easily. As hot-headed cops swarm outside, and cold-blooded killers wield machine guns and rocket launchers inside, the stage is set for the ultimate showdown between anti-hero and uber-villains. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight... to the death. Ho ho ho!

Die Hard the Authorised Colouring and Activity Book

Now for the first time, Die Hard diehards can relive their favourite scenes and quotes in the official Die Hard colouring and activity book.

Author: Twentieth Century Twentieth Century Fox

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780008212278

Category:

Page: 96

View: 237

A colouring and activity book featuring favourite scenes and quotes from the beloved classic movie. Ever since we first saw Hans Gruber and his posse crash the Christmas party at Nakatomi and take the tower hostage, weâe(tm)ve been on the edge of our seats watching (and re-watching) John McClane save the day in the action-packed holiday favourite. Now for the first time, Die Hard diehards can relive their favourite scenes and quotes in the official Die Hard colouring and activity book. From Johnâe(tm)s limo ride with Argyle, to crawling through the vents, Johnâe(tm)s morbid message delivery to Hans (written on the corpse of one of Hansâe(tm) men), to the famous bloody footprints, and of course, John leaping off the Nakatomi tower. With so many memorable scenes to colour in âe" and activity pages scattered throughout âe" along with the most quoted lines from the movie, fans will be shouting âeoeyippee-ki-yay!âe

Die Hard the Ultimate Visual History

Also exploring Die Hard comics, video games, and other merchandise, this book will tell the full story of the saga and its remarkable thirty-year legacy.

Author: David S. Cohen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781789090512

Category:

Page: 224

View: 142

Yippee-ki-yay . . . Discover the explosive story behind the creation of the Die Hard saga in this visually stunning, behind-the-scenes look at the adventures of detective John McClane. Thirty years after the release of the ground-breaking action film, Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History takes an in-depth look at the entire Die Hard saga, from the original movie through to the hit sequels, comics, video games, and other extensions of hero John McClane's story. For the first time, Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History tells the complete story of the making of Die Hard and its sequels, through exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of each film and a wealth of rare and unseen imagery, including set photography and concept art. Also exploring Die Hard comics, video games, and other merchandise, this book will tell the full story of the saga and its remarkable thirty-year legacy.

Turner Classic Movies Christmas in the Movies

Turner Classic Movies presents a bucket list of the best and most beloved holiday films of all time, complete with spirited commentary, behind-the-scenes stories, and photos spanning eight decades of Christmastime favorites.

Author: Jeremy Arnold

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 076249249X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 710

Turner Classic Movies presents a bucket list of the best and most beloved holiday films of all time, complete with spirited commentary, behind-the-scenes stories, and photos spanning eight decades of Christmastime favorites. Nothing brings the spirit of the season into our hearts quite like a great holiday movie. "Christmas films" come in many shapes and sizes and exist across many genres. Some, like It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, are perennials, while others, such as Die Hard, have only gradually become yuletide favorites. But they all have one thing in common: they use themes evoked by the holiday period - nostalgia, joy, togetherness, dysfunction, commercialism, or cynicism - as a force in their storytelling. !--EndFragment--Turner Classic Movies: Christmas in the Movies showcases the very best among this uniquely spirited strain of cinema. Each film is profiled on what makes it a "Christmas movie," along with behind-the-scenes stories of its production, reception, and legacy. Complemented by a trove of color and black-and-white photos, Turner Classic Movies: Christmas in the Movies is a glorious salute to a collection of the most treasured films of all time. Among the 30 films included: The Shop Around the Corner, Holiday Inn, Meet Me in St. Louis, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Little Women, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Gremlins Gizmo s 12 Days of Christmas

Experience all of the lovable moments with Gizmo as well as the action-packed terror as the Gremlins take over the town. This book is a perfect gift for fans of this dark comedy.

Author: Andrea Robinson

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 164722120X

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 111

Relive the cult classic movie Gremlins in this storybook retelling for adults and children alike. On the first day of Christmas, my father brought to me: a mogwai from Chinatown. Based on the cult classic holiday movie Gremlins, this clever illustrated storybook retells the tale of Gizmo the mogwai and all of the Gremlins that spawn when a mogwai is fed after midnight. Experience all of the lovable moments with Gizmo as well as the action-packed terror as the Gremlins take over the town. This book is a perfect gift for fans of this dark comedy.

A Million Ways to Die Hard

With a suspenseful new story by industry veterans Frank Tieri and Mark Texeira, A Million Ways To Die Hard is packed with all the humor, action, and firepower that defined the Die Hard series and is sure to thrill fans everywhere.

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683832191

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 80

View: 266

The adventures of John McClane continue in this new explosive comic based on the Die Hard franchise! Thirty years after the release of Die Hard, a retired John McClane is being pulled back into the game by a dangerous foe he never thought he’d face again—a psychotic serial killer with a theatrical taste for casting his victims in reproductions of Hollywood’s greatest and deadliest films! Faced with impossible choices and unimaginable odds, A Million Ways To Die Hard just may be the last case John McClane ever has. With a suspenseful new story by industry veterans Frank Tieri and Mark Texeira, A Million Ways To Die Hard is packed with all the humor, action, and firepower that defined the Die Hard series and is sure to thrill fans everywhere.

Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren t Aware Of

Doogie Horner, a writer and illustrator, knows just what it is about cats that so obsesses and delights us—their impenetrable personalities, their self-contained quirkiness, the aura of mystery that makes it seem as if they’re always up ...

Author: Doogie Horner

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761187065

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 643

A completely original and funny new take on cats. Doogie Horner, a writer and illustrator, knows just what it is about cats that so obsesses and delights us—their impenetrable personalities, their self-contained quirkiness, the aura of mystery that makes it seem as if they’re always up to something that they don’t want us to know about. So he imagines their secret lives for us, in a way that takes the most surprising and whimsical turns. With full-color illustrations and absurdly funny short stories, Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren’t Aware Of is a gallery of 100 impossible cat characters. Like the Alien cat, Xort, who reports back to his planet: “Have trained my humans to feed and pet me. They suspect nothing.” Or the Mountain Climber cat, Snowball, who is planning a perilous route up the North Curtain to Mt. Bookcase. Or Mystico, the Magician cat—no one could figure out how he sawed a dog in half. (The answer was simple: He didn’t like dogs.) And Hjalmar, the Viking cat, whose motto is “Pillage. Tuna. Plunder. Nap.”

Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas

Profiles noteworthy Christmas films of all types, including movies for children and for grownups, comedies, sad movies, crime and adventure films, horror movies, versions of "A Christmas Carol," the worst movies, and the classics.

Author: Alonso Duralde

Publisher: Limelight Editions

ISBN: 0879103760

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

View: 974

Profiles noteworthy Christmas films of all types, including movies for children and for grownups, comedies, sad movies, crime and adventure films, horror movies, versions of "A Christmas Carol," the worst movies, and the classics.

The Detective

In this bestselling book that inspired the hit movie by the same name, starring Frank Sinatra, an apparent suicide forces a PI to reconsider his most famous case Joe Leland returned from World War II with a chest full of medals, but his ...

Author: Roderick Thorp

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497680948

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 859

In this bestselling book that inspired the hit movie by the same name, starring Frank Sinatra, an apparent suicide forces a PI to reconsider his most famous case Joe Leland returned from World War II with a chest full of medals, but his greatest honor came after he traded his pilot’s wings for a detective’s shield. Catching the Leikman killer made Joe a local hero, but the shine quickly wore off, and it wasn’t long before he left the police force to start his own private agency. Years after his greatest triumph, Joe has a modest income and a quiet life—both of which may soon fall apart. When Colin MacIver dies at the local racetrack, the coroner rules that he took his own life, but his widow knows better. Because MacIver’s life insurance policy doesn’t cover suicide, his wife is left broke, desperate, and afraid for her safety. She hires Leland to find out who could have killed her gentle, unassuming husband—a simple question that will turn this humble city inside out.

The Greatest Gift

George Pratt, depressed and contemplating suicide, is allowed to see what his community would have been like if he had never been born, in a hardcover reissue of the story that inspired the film It's a Wonderful Life. 100,000 first printing ...

Author: Philip Van Doren Stern

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476778868

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 586

George Pratt, depressed and contemplating suicide, is allowed to see what his community would have been like if he had never been born, in a hardcover reissue of the story that inspired the film It's a Wonderful Life. 100,000 first printing.

58 Minutes Basis for the Film Die Hard 2

After Die Hard blew the doors off movie theaters, there was no doubt that Bruce Willis’s one-man-army of a cop would hit the big screen again, even harder.

Author: Walter Wager

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1935169033

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 604

After Die Hard blew the doors off movie theaters, there was no doubt that Bruce Willis’s one-man-army of a cop would hit the big screen again, even harder. And Die Hard 2 made it happen—doubling down on the explosive action. And just like the original blockbuster, the sensational sequel leaped from the pages of a suspense master’s pulse-pounding novel... A massive blizzard has shut down nearly every East Coast airport, stranding travelers on the ground and in the air. But those circling the skies above New York’s Kennedy Airport have far more to worry about than missed connections. When the control tower’s radar suddenly goes dark, a mysterious caller known only as “Number One” announces that the countdown to terror has begun. Nineteen planes, and their helpless passengers, are now airborne hostages—in the ruthless hands of a dangerous man on a deadly mission. And if the U.S. government doesn’t bow to his demands, hell will rain from above as one jetliner after another exhausts its fuel... and plunges to earth. With only 58 minutes between life and death, there may be nothing anyone can do...except one New York City cop, with nerves of steel, attitude to burn, and a reputation for being hard on crime—and even harder to kill.

Borrow

Told through the vivid stories of individuals and institutions affected by these changes, Borrow charts the collision of commerce and culture in twentieth-century America, giving an historical perspective on what is new—and what is ...

Author: Louis Hyman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307744906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 551

In this lively history of consumer debt in America, economic historian Louis Hyman demonstrates that today’s problems are not as new as we think. Borrow examines how the rise of consumer borrowing—virtually unknown before the twentieth century—has altered our culture and economy. Starting in the years before the Great Depression, increased access to money raised living standards but also introduced unforeseen risks. As lending grew more and more profitable, it displaced funds available for business borrowing, setting our economy on an unsustainable course. Told through the vivid stories of individuals and institutions affected by these changes, Borrow charts the collision of commerce and culture in twentieth-century America, giving an historical perspective on what is new—and what is not—in today’s economic turmoil. A Paperback Original

The Red Tent

Based on the Book of Genesis, Dinah shares her perspective on religious practices and sexul politics.

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312353766

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 712

Based on the Book of Genesis, Dinah shares her perspective on religious practices and sexul politics.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076364367X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 210

View: 341

Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories. Jr Lib Guild. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.

Open Book

Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before.

Author: Jessica Simpson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062899988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 636

The #1 New York Times Bestseller Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining. This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn’t want to lie. Jessica couldn’t be authentic with her readers if she wasn’t fully honest with herself first. Now America’s Sweetheart, preacher’s daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others, but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before. First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being talked about, Jessica is doing the talking. Her book shares the wisdom and inspirations she’s learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture cliché’s — “chicken or fish,” “Daisy Duke,” "football jinx," “mom jeans,” “sexual napalm…” and more. Open Book is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers.

Dying for Christmas A Novel

A novel full of twists, surprising turns, and suspense, Dying for Christmas is Tammy Cohen's most disturbing psychological thriller yet.

Author: Tammy Cohen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 168177285X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 622

A novel full of twists, surprising turns, and suspense, Dying for Christmas is Tammy Cohen's most disturbing psychological thriller yet. Out Christmas shopping one December afternoon, Jessica Gould meets the charming Dominic Lacey and impulsively agrees to go home with him for a drink. What follows is a Twelve Days of Christmas from hell as Lacey holds Jessica captive, forcing her to wear his missing wife’s gowns and eat lavish holiday meals. Each day he gifts her with one item from his twisted past—his dead sister’s favorite toy, disturbing family photos, a box of teeth. As the days pass and the “gifts” become darker and darker, Jessica realizes that Lacey has a plan for her, and he never intends to let her go. But Jessica has a secret of her own … a secret that may just mean she has a chance to make it out alive.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Christmas is a season of peace, joy and love, but not for Ebenezer Scrooge.

Author: Brooke Vitale

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781787418790

Category: Ghost stories

Page: 40

View: 912

Christmas is a season of peace, joy and love, but not for Ebenezer Scrooge. The meanest, greediest man in London, Scrooge hates Christmas. But everything changes one snowy Christmas Eve when Scrooge receives a ghostly visit. Over the course of that one magical night, Scrooge will come face-to-face with his past, present and future as three spirits - and a whole lot of Muppets - arrive to show him the error of his ways. Narrated by the Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens - with a little help from Rizzo the Rat - this illustrated storybook stars Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit and the entire Muppets cast, as they help Scrooge change his fate, open his heart and discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Back to the Future

This story illustrated by Kim Smith captures all the classic moments of the film through fun and kid-friendly illustrations.

Author:

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1683690249

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 422

Great Scott! The hilarious hit movie from the 1980s is now a wild and wacky picture book perfect for kids of any age! More than 35 years after its theatrical debut, Back to the Future remains a perennial favorite in classrooms and at family movie nights across the country. This story illustrated by Kim Smith captures all the classic moments of the film through fun and kid-friendly illustrations. Follow teenage Marty McFly as he travels from 1985 to 1955, meets his parents (as teenagers), and teaches his father how to stand up to bullies. Complete with a time-traveling DeLorean, a mad scientist companion, and a lightning-fueled finale, this is the perfect book for kids, parents, and anyone looking to go back in time.