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The Die Hard franchises's five best kills -- and how you can win tickets to the marathon

Update: Congratulations to crazeeehoteee! You've won two tickets to tomorrow's Die Hard marathon. Check your email for details on how to claim them.

Original post: On February 13, the Harkins theater in Northfield is celebrating the release of the fifth chapter of the Die Hard franchise with a marathon of the entire film series, which gives moviegoers the opportunity to experience decades of death scenes and Bruce Willis' slowly receding hairline all in one day. Yippe-ki-yay, y'all!

As we all know, the original Die Hard is critically unassailable, the protean ideal of action cinema. Each subsequent entry is but a shadow of the original's former glory, proving my theory that the quality of any Die Hard film is directly proportional to the amount of screen time featuring Reginald VelJohnson. But let's continue: Without further ado, here's a list of John McClane's best kills in the Die Hard pentalogy. And if you share your favorite McClane moment with us, you could win passes to the marathon.

See also: - Today's action movies are on a whole different kick - Tim Tebow perfect for role as Bruce Willis's son in Die Hard 5: A Good Day to Die Hard? - Win day passes to Loveland Ski Area!

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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
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