As even one of the thugs in the tired, monotonous, and generally unnecessary A Good Day to Die Hard notes, this isn’t the ’80s anymore. And this fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise, which is now 25 years old, has none of the fresh wallop of the first one. Beautiful Creatures, on the other hand, very much like the 2008 Twilight, is based on the first of four very long young-adult (read: teen-girl) fantasy-romance novels. And once again, we have an unsuspecting human adolescent falling in love with a mysterious supernatural schoolmate. Kurt Loder reviews both movies.
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