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In honor of the 25th anniversary of Whitney Houston's performance in The Bodyguard, Legacy Recordings and the Whitney Houston Estate will release I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard, a collection of live and studio tracks from 1993 through 1995. The new album is slated for a November 17th release.
More From The Bodyguard contains alternate mixes and edits of songs like "I Will Always Love You" and "I'm Every Woman," two covers that Houston turned into massive hits. In addition, the record includes an a capella rendition of »
Sony’s Legacy Recordings, in cooperation Whitney Houston’s estate, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of “The Bodyguard” soundtrack album with the release of “Whitney Houston – I Wish You Love: More From ‘The Bodyguard’” on November 17. The album brings together a variety of live and studio recordings, many of them rare or previously unreleased.
The album includes previously unreleased live recordings from Houston’s “Bodyguard Tour” of 1993-1995; alternate versions of the audio recordings from the “The Bodyguard” film; and an alternate version of a remix of “I’m Every Woman.” The album will be available on CD and digital configurations as well as a limited edition 2Lp 12″ purple vinyl edition, to be released at a later date.
More specifically, rarities include an alternate mix of “I Will Always Love You,” which features a spoken word intro of Whitney as Rachel Marron, a previously unreleased A Capella version of “Jesus Loves Me,” and a live »
- Variety Staff
Legacy Recordings, in cooperation with the Estate of Whitney E. Houston, is paying tribute to The Bodyguard Original Soundtrack, which became the best-selling soundtrack of all time, with the release of Whitney Houston -- I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard on Nov. 17.
The album will feature a collection of unreleased live and studio recordings from Houston's The Bodyguard Tour from 1993 to 1995, an alternate version of a remix of "I'm Every Woman" and other alternate versions of audio recordings from The Bodyguard film.
In addition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is honoring the classic film starring Houston and Kevin Costner by re-releasing special features for select digital retailers on Oct. 31.
On Nov. 4, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, which »
“We just always did our best,” he said about living with Hadid’s illness, while talking to Et at the Grammy Museum’s third annual gala at The Novo in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday. “We had some other issues as well, but everybody’s in a good place now. The main thing is that she’s healthy and in remission. She worked really hard at it and now she’s reaping the rewards of that.”
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Since her tragic death on Feb. 11, 2012, two questions have persisted: Who was the real Whitney Houston? And who, if anyone, could have saved her? It’s these two queries that the controversial new documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me sets out to answer.
Complete with never-before-seen backstage footage and revealing new interviews with family, friends and entourage-members, it portrays Houston to be as endlessly troubled as she was talented, asserting that her personal battles with image, »
- Janine Rubenstein
Whitney: Can I Be Me debuts this Friday on Showtime. Chris Feil takes a look at the icon's biggest soundtrack...
The Bodyguard doesn’t deserve its iconic mega-selling soundtrack. Granted, most of us have never pretended that that the film was even a whiff as good as all that glorious vocal dexterity Whitney Houston lays into her six tracks. But rest assured: the movie itself is even worse than you remember.
Among its many sins, the most egregious is how it ignores its own musical assets. The Bodyguard exists in a world where you can enter someone’s home and just happen upon an extended dance sequence being shot for a music video - but it also presents a world where that isn’t anywhere near as fun as it sounds. It spends the first act under the illusion that we give a crap about five or six things more »
- Chris Feil
There was a time, before the phrase "cinematic universe" was a thing, that the two-hander action comedy was as good as box office gold. Classics like 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon, Midnight Run and Rush Hour spawned sequels and franchises, pitting two mismatched "partners" with each other to reach a common goal. These days, they aren't nearly as common as they once were, which is why Lionsgate's The Hitman's Bodyguard almost feels like a throwback to a bygone era, with two of today's most charismatic actors, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson pitted against each other. While the action and the chemistry between these stars most certainly works, my enjoyment of the movie was often hampered by a story that's even more derivative than the trailers present.
What I was also surprised by was the rather intense level of action here, with some truly thrilling set pieces that I wasn't really expecting. »
This one had me at the poster. The image of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson recreating the Kevin Costner-Whitney Houston one-sheet for The Bodyguard made me chuckle more than a few comedies had managed in their full running time. Backed by the promise of a film that paid homage to the kind of 80s and 90s buddy action movies we don’t get anymore (well, The Nice Guys excluded), The Hitman’s Bodyguard is the kind of film I’m glad still interests Hollywood.
If only it had been funny.
The setup sees Ryan Reynolds as protection agent Michael Bryce, who – reluctantly, natch – lands the job of escorting »
Seal gave his kiss from a rose to Johnny Manuel and crowned him his Golden Buzzer recipient on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent.
However, Cowell and Seal were not loving the 32-year-old’s latest performance. Instead, he »
- Karen Mizoguchi
“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.
August spells the end of summer and start of awards season with a couple “prestige” openings from the likes of Kathryn Bigelow and Destin Daniel Cretton in wide release (from Annapurna Pictures and Lionsgate respectively). It’s nice to see big-ish studios showing independent voices some love in 2017 (although Bigelow is obviously no stranger to Hollywood budgets) alongside bigger sibling Sony’s partnership with Edgar Wright and Baby Driver.
It’s not all highbrow, though. Fans of Annabelle have a prequel to its prequel (Annabelle: Creation hits August »
- Jared Mobarak
Mark Harrison Aug 1, 2017
Bored with massive films and special effects? Then here are 10 smaller movies well worth your consideration...
It's that time of year when we usually give you a list of films playing in cinemas during August, as the summer blockbuster season winds down, that will help cleanse your palate after all the tentpoles and sequels that have proliferated throughout the year so far. But to be honest, this summer has been so good to us, we're more refreshed than usual.
Even aside from originals like Edgar Wright's Baby Driver and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, this year's blockbusters have been of an unusually high standard. Wonder Woman pulled the Dceu out of its critical nosedive, War For The Planet Of The Apes is a gorgeous and emotional conclusion to the reboot trilogy, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming proved that Marvel's ever expanding continuity is still going strong. »
I’ve never considered The Bodyguard to be that great of a movie. The reality of it is that it’s not a particularly good movie but to some people it’s kind of turned into a cult classic. Perhaps because it starred Whitney Houston or perhaps because it’s got that early 90s feel that Showgirls had? Ok that was harsh but truth be told even though it’s not great, it’s definitely entertaining. When I look back on the film there’s one scene in this movie that most directors and film buffs would actually consider quite impressive by cinematic standards. In this fight
- Nat Berman
Nick Broomfield’s documentary portrait of Whitney Houston shows once again that her climactic “I” in I Will Always Love You is one of the most amazing moments in pop music: a sustained blazing siren of euphoric self-affirmation. That song became the keynote of her smash-hit movie The Bodyguard in 1992 with Kevin Costner, and sealed her global megastar triumph. (Much stronger, for me, than Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On from Titanic.)
Whitney’s hurricane-force “I” all but blitzes the song’s meaning, which I only fully appreciated on listening to Dolly Parton’s considerably more muted and melancholy self-penned original from 1973. The singer is of course renouncing her claim on the loved one. But the way Houston belts it out, she is owning everything and anything. »
- Peter Bradshaw
Whitney: Can I Be Me, 2017.
Directed by Nick Broomfield and Rudy Dolezal.
A documentary tracing the life of Whitney Houston, one of the most successful singers of the late 20th century. Catapulted into stardom in her early 20s, her career skyrocketed, with a debut album that sold in its millions. But her personal life became increasingly turbulent and an addiction to drugs precipitated her death in mid-forties.
It’s just over five years since Whitney Houston died. We’re regularly reminded of the date on-screen in Nick Broomfield’s latest documentary, Whitney: Can I Be Me. 11th February 2012, location the Beverly Hilton, and the film starts with the telephone call to the emergency services. No name mentioned, just a woman in her forties found in the bath and not breathing.
From there, Broomfield goes back to »
- Freda Cooper
Author: Scott Davis
Summit Entertainment and Millenium Films has today unveiled a brand new trailer for their anticipated action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which you can view in the player below!
The new film stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Life) and Samuel L. Jackson (Kong: Skull Island, Avengers: Infinity War) and thus far the marketing has been making a few loving pokes at the classic 1992 film The Bodyguard including utilising the poster and Whitney Houston’s famous song “I Will Always Love You” to add to the “fun” aspect of the film.
The second trailer, however, goes all out on the action front as well as a whole host of R-rated humour for which Reynolds and Jackson are dab hands at. In the film, Reynolds plays the world’s leading bodyguard and is offered a new job: guarding one of the world’s leading hitmen (Jackson) – but, as you would have expected, »
- Scott Davis
After the first teaser surfaced in April, Lionsgate has now unveiled a second trailer for the upcoming action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, which brings Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson together for one wild ride. Lionsgate has also released the final poster, along with two character posters featuring both the Hitman, Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) and his reluctant Bodyguard, Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds). The studio has also unveiled new photos, which give us a new look at Salma Hayek's Sonia Kincaid, Darius' wife.
The world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, »
Imagine being hired to protect Samuel L. Jackson. Now imagine he's a hitman, and has various other hitmen coming to kill him while you're trying to protect him. That's the task Ryan Reynolds takes on in the upcoming comedy, The Hitman's Bodyguard. The film's marketing campaign is really hyping up the parallels to 1992's The Bodyguard, so don't be surprised if Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" plays at some point. Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek are costarring in the film, which is out Aug. 18. Check out the trailer, and take a look at the rest of this Summer's biggest titles! »
- Maggie Pehanick
The early marketing for “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” really leaned heavily on parodying “The Bodyguard,” with first poster showing star Ryan Reynolds carrying his co-star Samuel L. Jackson similar to how Kevin Costner held Whitney Houston. The first trailer used the famous Whitney Houston song, “I Will Always Love You,” to really drive home the message that this movie was just like that one, but with laughs.
- Charles Dean
Whitney Houston‘s long-rumored secret romance with her best friend and assistant Robyn Crawford has been detailed in the new documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me, which had its world premiere on Wednesday at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Among never-before-seen footage taken throughout the legendary singer’s tumultuous life both on stage and behind the scenes, the film offers a sensitive, trenchant examination of the star’s relationship with Crawford, long a topic of innuendo.
While it appears Crawford herself was not directly involved with the new documentary, the work features new and archival in-depth interviews from family members, friends »
- Karen Mizoguchi and Janine Rubenstein
Simon Brew Apr 28, 2017
The actors whose role in a film was shot, but chopped out of the final cut...
What I’ve tried to find here is a mix of reasonably known and less known instances of an actor being cut out of a film after they’ve filmed sequences for it. I’ve also tried to get to the reason they were left out as well.
Whilst all this may still sound like an exercise in clickbait, being cut out of a production does have a consequence beyond ego hurting a bit. For the side effect »
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