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Author: Zehra Phelan
Warning: This news bulletin contains a trailer with a suggested parental guidance notice, should be the words uttered when witnessing the brand new red band trailer for Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson’s hilarious profanity-laden The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
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Reynolds and Jackson team us as a formidable pair in the trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which is set to Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You (a tongue in cheek nod to her film The Bodyguard), see’s Reynolds as the world’s top protection agent, looking slick in his grey suit, good looks and vanity-fuelled personality getting more than he bargains for when he is called upon to guard the life of notorious hitman played by an angry potty-mouthed Jackson. It’s an all out gun totting action comedy that from the trailer alone will have you doubled up »
- Zehra Phelan
“It’s a great performance by Samuel L. Jackson and it should do pretty solid business,” one exhibitor said after the showing at Caesars Palace.
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“The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” set in England and the Netherlands, centers on a high-level bodyguard — portrayed by a buttoned-down Reynolds — slowly bonding with Jackson’s wisecracking hitman to take down a Russian dictator, played by Gary Oldman, in exchange for getting his wife (Salma Hayek) out of jail. Oldman’s operatives are seemingly everywhere, supplying endless machine-gun fire; unsurprisingly, Jackson got the lion’s share of the laughs.
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” opens on Aug. 16. Hayek came on stage to introduce the film and asserted, “I have »
- Dave McNary
2 items from 2017
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