The Matrix turned Keanu Reeves into an iconic action star, but another actress was almost slow-motion kicking alongside him instead of Carrie-Anne Moss.
While making the publicity rounds for the action comedy sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Salma Hayek revealed that she was one of four finalists in consideration for the role of Trinity in The Matrix. So why didn’t she get the part? The Desperado star admitted that she simply couldn’t handle the action and was too lazy to land the part. Read More »
The return of inexplicable sequels is but one part of the general “nature is healing” vibe of the 2021 summer movie season, and the awkwardly titled action comedy Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard fits the bill, unfortunately, quite well. A follow-up to the 2017 film The Hitman’s Bodyguard (even as it loses the word “The” for no good reason), this sequel offers more of the same while being poorly paced and substituting yelling and profanity in place of actual wit or humor. Though it’s still plenty glib and smug, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard doesn’t deliver the goods.
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Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (I checked; there’s no “The” in the title) has a new teaser, and it is full of explosions, yelling, and jokes that don’t really seem that funny, if I’m being honest. But hey, maybe they’re better in context.
In this follow-up to the surprise 2017 box office hit The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson reunite for some more action-comedy shenanigans, and Salma Hayek gets in on the action as well. Watch the Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard teaser below.
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The Hitman’s Bodyguard was already a throwback to action comedies of the past with a team-up of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson as an unlikely duo constantly at each other’s throats. But when it comes to the upcoming sequel, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, they’re throwing it back to the 1990s even harder with an old school voiceover in the latest trailer. I honestly can’t remember the last time I heard a movie use a deep, rich trailer voice like this. It’s rather soothing, even if it’s totally cheesy. So hop in a time machine ,and check out the new trailer below. Read More »
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson were at each other’s throats in the action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard in 2017. After bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) were forced to team up in the face of danger, Bryce now finds himself haunted by Kincaid in his dreams, so his therapist has recommended that he take a sabbatical from bodyguarding. But of course, danger finds him again when he has a run-in with Kincaid’s wife Sonia (Salma Hayek), and all hell breaks loose yet again in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Watch the first trailer for the sequel below. Read More »
Tom Holland and Salma Hayek both have upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films – Holland will appear in the third entry in the MCU’s Spider-Man series, while Hayek is a part of the ensemble for Chloé Zhao‘s Eternals. Both films remain under heavy lock and key to avoid spoilers, as is the Marvel way. But in new interviews, both Holland and Hayek have dropped some clues about their respective films, with Holland calling Spider-Man 3 the “most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made,” and Hayek talking about how she found her role in Eternals “empowering.”
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Did you know that Mike Cahill, the director behind 2011’s excellent indie feature film Another Earth, was making a new movie? And that it’s already finished? And coming to Amazon next month? I sure didn’t!
Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris) and Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) star in Bliss, a science fiction romance which, like the rest of Cahill’s work, explores big, heady concepts from a grounded, human level. Check out the first Bliss trailer below. Read More »
Kicking off the new year with plenty of profanity and inappropriate behavior will be the new comedy Like a Boss.
Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne star in the story of two best friends who start their own cosmetics company but suddenly learn they’re in debt by about half a million dollars. Thankfully, a make-up mogul (Salma Hayek) swoops in to save the day by giving them a buyout offer. But unfortunately, all she wants is to poach their ideas for her own benefit. And that’s when these women go to war. See how that goes in the new red band Like a Boss trailer. Read More »
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The beauty industry is about to get a little uglier. Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne star in Like a Boss, a comedy that is not based on The Lonely Island song. Instead it’s about two best friends who find themselves in debt after years of running their cosmetics business and are faced with the prospect of big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek). But all is not as pretty as it appears in the Like a Boss trailer.
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Although Marvel Studios has kept its mouth shut about what movies would follow their “Phase Three” and the release of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Hollywood can’t keep every secret. We knew that The Eternals was coming and that The Rider director Chloe Zhao was behind the camera. We also knew a few of the key cast members.
So while it wasn’t surprising to see the film made official at Marvel Studios’ 2019 Comic-Con panel, it’s still exciting to see such a strange superhero team make its way to the big screen. Will this cosmic group of oddballs be the next Guardians of the Galaxy? Here’s what we learned at the panel.
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