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Bruce Willis’ current movie, “A Good Day to Die Hard,” is not the action



Published: Tue, February 19, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Bruce Willis’ current movie, “A Good Day to Die Hard,” is not the action star’s finest hour. Here’s a look at Willis’ best work in his eclectic, enduring career:

v “Die Hard” (1988): This role set the stage for the character that would go on to define his career: wisecracking New York cop John McClane. Willis is at his charismatic best in this ’80s action classic.

v “Pulp Fiction” (1994): One of the most important and influential movies of the 1990s, of course, with Willis in a role that lets him put all his talents on display at once. Willis plays a boxer who’s supposed to throw a fight but ends up winning it instead.

v “The Sixth Sense” (1999): If Willis’ characters in the ‘80s were all about cunning and bravado, the late ’90s and 2000s frequently found him in a more introspective mode, especially in this hell-of-a-twist blockbuster from M. Night Shyamalan.

v “Sin City” (2005): Willis once again plays a cop in this gloriously stylized graphic novel-film noir mashup.

v “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012): Wes Anderson’s movie is all about the kids, but Willis is part of an excellent supporting cast, playing the island’s lonely sheriff on the hunt for the runaways.

“Cult” (9 p.m., The CW): In the new suspense thriller “Cult,” a journalist (Jeff Sefton) investigates the mysterious disappearance of his brother. Soon, he’s delving into the dark underworld of a creepy TV show that spawns wildly obsessive fans.

“Body of Proof” (10 p.m., ABC): Yes, there is still some life in “Body of Proof.” The drama, starring Dana Delany as medical examiner Megan Hunt, returns after a long layoff for a Season 3 filled with mysteries and corpses.

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Dave Matthews tickets to go on sale

Dave Matthews Band will come to First Niagara Pavilion May 31 and Blossom Music Center June 1.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by calling 800-745-3000.

Wind, percussion concert scheduled

YOUNGSTOWN

The Dana School of Music will present the seventh annual Youngstown State University Wind and Percussion Invitational concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave.

The concert will include high school musicians from Lakeview High School in Cortland and North Hills High School near Pittsburgh, along with Dana faculty and ensembles. Tickets are $5 ($4 for students and seniors).

Roots of Rock show at Benedum

Pittsburgh

Charlie Thomas’ Drifters will headline the Roots of Rock and Roll Volume XXXIX for two shows, 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Benedum Center.

Also on the bill are Kenny Vance and the Planotones, the Flamingos, the Original Clovers, Kathy Young and Pure Gold.

Tickets are available at the Benedum Center for $45.75 and $30.75 (412-456-6666). For information, go to puregoldmusic.com.


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