Ah, the dog-days month of summer moviegoing! This August is pretty light on potential blockbusters (save a certain long-awaited fantasy-Western by one Stephen King), leaving room for a number of counter-programming indie curios worth investigating. Robert Pattinson, Channing Tatum and Aubrey Plaza all do some major-league acting in three respective, remarkably offbeat films; Kathryn Bigelow zeroes in on some historical racial tensions and riots in the 1960s Motor City; and a documentary reckons with more recent ones in Ferguson, Missouri. Here's what you need to see this month.
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We at Collider are happy to bring you an exclusive look at the upcoming action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard by way of a new clip. Directed by The Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as one of the world’s top protection agents who is tasked with guarding the life of a fellow assassin, played by Samuel L. Jackson, who has tried to kill him many times in the past. This clip shows Reynolds and Jackson going toe-to-toe with some delightful hand-to-hand combat and shows off the comedic chemistry of this … »
- Adam Chitwood
Experience the exhilarating adventures of the legendary heroes in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Conan the Barbarian and The Legend of Hercules arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 19 from Lionsgate. In Conan the Barbarian, Jason Momoa portrays the vengeful warrior on a quest to find and kill the evil warlord who murdered his father when he was a boy. Directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and written by Tehomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood, the film also stars Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols, and Ron Perlman. From director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) and written by Sean Hood and Daniel Giat, The Legend of Hercules, a Summit Entertainment release, tells the origin story of the mythical Greek hero, played by Kellan Lutz.
Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, »
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It’s official: Nina Dobrev has a new boyfriend!
Dobrev and Powell, both 28, can be seen playfully posing and smiling, with the actor even biting his girlfriend’s tongue in one photo.
- Karen Mizoguchi
So as the direct-to-dvd action movies starring older action movie actors continues with Security, a film that stars Antonio Banderas (Desperado/The Expendables 3) and is being touted as ‘Die Hard in a shopping mall’ and left at that. . Banderas Plays a down on his luck mall security guard, who has to protect a female trial witness from a psychopathic criminal and his gang of soldiers looking to stop her testifying against them. a former captain in the Special Forces who has seen a lot of action in his time and has been living the civilian life for a year with no prospect of employment. As he was a captain he is passed over for a lot of manual labour jobs but Eddie has a wife and...
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Directed by Alain Desrochers.
A shopping mall security guard has to protect a female trial witness from a psychopathic criminal and his gang of soldiers looking to stop her testifying against them.
And so the run of direct-to-dvd action movies starring **ahem** older action movie actors continues with Security, a film that stars Antonio Banderas (Desperado/The Expendables 3) and could be neatly summed up as ‘Die Hard in a shopping mall’ and left at that. However, the whole ‘Die Hard in a…’ thing was done with a long time ago and these days not even the Die Hard franchise itself can claim to be anything like those halcyon days of likeable everyday characters taking extraordinary measures to stop the bad guys, so why not delve back into that mindset of late »
- Amie Cranswick
Exclusive: Suspense! Co-Producer Network to launch in July.
Patricio Valladares, the Chilean director of Hidden In The Woods and Downhill, and producer Francisco Inostroza are among a coterie of professionals behind next month’s inaugural Suspense! Co-Producer Network.
The event for aspiring genre filmmakers will take place from July 26-28 in Concepcion, Chile, when filmmakers can pitch industry professionals and participate in one-on-one meetings.
The schedule includes round-table networking for producers without a project, panels addressing new trends in genre cinema, and social events.
Three projects will receive co-production deals at a follow-up event in September when judges will consider 10 finallists selected from July.
Valladares (pictured) is on board as industry director and his launch collaborators include Inostroza, Working Place CEO Ricardo Campos, and Luis Aguirre España, CEO of national agency Concepcion Crea y Produce (Ccp).
Partners include Corfo, Working Place, Ccp, government body Comité de Desarrollo Productivo Regional, and Carriel Sur Pictures.
This year’s »
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Author: Zehra Phelan
Hot Damn! A brand new trailer has dropped for the Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson led The Hitman’s Bodyguard and unlike most trailers that come at us thick and fast it hardly repeats any footage we have seen thus far.
Related: The Hitman’s Bodyguard Trailers
Blending an almighty spectacular show of explosions and action, coupled with the genius casting of Reynolds and Jackson as a bodyguard and hitman, the trailer is full of wit as Reynolds endures his ultimate nightmare with that deadpan look he conveys so well.
Set in locations from London to Amsterdam, the trailer gives a little more insight into the plot which starts out with Reynolds, with a calm demeanour extracting his client (Richard E. Grant) from a volatile situation where his car is subsequently blown to smithereens. With a trail in full flow of one of the world’s most brutal dictators, »
- Zehra Phelan
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
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are both extremely charismatic performers, and in The Hitman’s Bodyguard they’re set to square off against one another in what looks to be a bloody action comedy. The conceit, as spelt out in this second trailer, is that Reynolds is playing Michael Bryce, a special protection agent responsible for ensuring his clients don’t get blown up, shot, decapitated or poisoned. But now he’s facing the trickiest job of his career in protecting Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), a hitman on his way to the International Court of Justice to testify against a bloodthirsty dictator.
The two clearly have some history which each other and try to murder one another the second they meet. As an exasperated Reynolds says, “he’s tried to kill me 27 times… 28 times!” What follows is a kinetic, fast-paced road movie buddy comedy, during which the two »
- David James
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, »
- Adam Chitwood
A new trailer for the upcoming action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard was unveiled during Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill, The Expendables 3), the film sees Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson leading a cast that also includes Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant; check it out below after the official synopsis…
The Hitman’S Bodyguard is an action comedy about the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) and his new client: a notorious hitman (Jackson). They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years but now must come together for 24 hours to get from England to The Hague. The only thing standing in their way is the murderous dictator (Oldman) who uses his power to create trouble for the pair at every stop along their way.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is set for release on August 18th. »
- Amie Cranswick
Simon Brew May 26, 2017
Disney believes that the holding to ransom of Pirates Of The Caribbean was a hoax all along...
A significant update on this story. With Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 sailing into cinemas today, the film didn't leak online beforehand, in spite of Disney apparently being held to ransom. The reminder of that full story is below.
Disney boss Bob Iger, chatting to Yahoo Finance, has now explained that "to our knowledge we were not hacked. We had a threat of a hack of a movie being stolen. We decided to take it seriously but not react in the manner in which the person who was threatening us had required. We don’t believe that it was real and nothing has happened".
Iger's interview is here.
Simon Brew Jun 13, 2017
Just before Ryan Reynolds headed off to make Deadpool 2, and Samuel L Jackson got stuck into filming the next Avengers movie, the pair of them came together for the upcoming comedy, The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
They star alongside Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek in a story of a mismatched pair coming together. The movie has been directed by The Expendables 3’s Patrick Hughes, with a screenplay coming from Tom O’Connor (not the same Tom O’Connor who hosted Crosswits and Gambit, we should note).
Here's the latest trailer for the movie...
Here's the earlier promo from last month...
And here’s the synopsis..
Synopsis: The Hitman’S Bodyguard is an action comedy about the world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) and »
Plug in the headphones and crank up the Whitney Houston; Lionsgate has today dispatched the second full trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard in which Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson forge an uneasy alliance to topple a power-crazy dictator (Gary Oldman).
Retaining the breathless pace of its forebear, this latest trailer is all about the crackerjack energy simmering between Jackson and Reynolds. The former is a wanted hitman – one of the most elusive in the world, in fact – leaving the Powers That Be little choice but to assign a bodyguard to escort him on his journey to the International Court of Justice. At least, that’s the idea. That onus is on Ryan Reynolds’ protection agent, who soon finds that he’s in over his head – way, way over his head – once Samuel L. Jackson’s assassin begins tearing up the idyllic canals of Amsterdam with reckless abandon. Also »
- Michael Briers
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“I’m still working my way up the food chain,” Glen Powell tells Et of his breakthrough in Hollywood, which over the past two years includes celebrated roles in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! and Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, as well as portraying John Glenn in the Academy Awards Best Picture nominee Hidden Figures. His latest is playing an Army sergeant in Sand Castle, a film inspired by true events that took place during the Iraq War, debuting on Netflix Friday, April 21. Co-starring Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill and Logan Marshall-Green, it’s the latest film to earn buzz for the actor, who has been dubbed one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars.
While the Austin, Texas, native’s recent breakout success has elevated him to a new level of attention -- fashion spreads in Interview and Coveteur magazines, an invitation to the 2017 Academy Awards -- Powell has been »
Hollywood is crazy. I thought I’d get that out of the way. It’s a business made up of creative egos, and when you combine the two together, it’s possible to create a perfect storm of ridiculousness. One man who is considered to be one of those creative egos is Mel Gibson. Don’t get us wrong, the man knows his way around a camera like nobody’s business. But oftentimes, when people speak about Mel Gibson’s talent, it comes with a giant asterisk.
If you’ll recall, some years ago, Gibson landed in some hot water due to his racist comments, and until Hacksaw Ridge came out late last year, there had been very little news regarding Gibson in the industry. Sure, he popped up in The Expendables 3, but apart from that, it was virtually radio silent. Following those comments, it took the industry some »
- Joseph Medina
With The Expendables 3’s Patrick Hughes at the helm, The Hitman’s Bodyguard aims to continue on the grand trodden of the buddy comedy action movie with the tale of the world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) forced to become the bodyguard for his mortal enemy, the world’s most notorious assassin (Samuel L. Jackson). As you would expect, hilarity ensues, but I don’t think you’re ready for how funny this Nsfw trailer is. From scoring it with Whitney Huston’s I Will Always Love You (instantly bringing to mind the world’s most famous bodyguard movie) to the two leads playing off each other Perfectly, the amount of hilarity packed into this minute and a half is mind boggling. Better crack out that must-see of 2017 list again. Released: August 18th »
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Aquaman: Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 3, above) has joined the cast of Aquaman, which is led by Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson and Willem Dafoe. Lundgren will play the villainous King Nereus, ruler of a competing kingdom, who wants to kill Aquaman. James Wan is directing; the movie is scheduled to start production in May, aiming for release on December 21, 2018. [THR] Yup, luv the character. Bout 10yrs ago I went after the role, but Cruise got it. Was great motivation for me to always stay hungry. https://t.co/bwpZfEVIMm — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 12, 2017 Jack Reacher: Dwayne Johnson (below in 2007) says that he wanted to play Jack Reacher in the movie adaptation of Lee Child's book series about 10 years ago "but...
- Peter Martin
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