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Samuel L. Jackson teams up with Ryan Reynolds in ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ teaser

There may not be any Snakes on a Plane in the first teaser trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, but that doesn’t mean Samuel L. Jackson has to refrain from using what is perhaps his most…

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There may not be any Snakes on a Plane in the first teaser trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, but that doesn’t mean Samuel L. Jackson has to refrain from using what is perhaps his most favorite term, the one known as “motherfucker,” several times within a span of fewer than two minutes. Really, he says it a lot in this trailer. Maybe too many times.

As per the official synopsis for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the film follows the world’s top protection agent, played by Ryan Reynolds, as he is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, a notorious hitman played by none other than Jackson himself. The duo has been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are suddenly thrown together for what seems to be 24 very long hours. Along the way and around the world, they encounter dangerously high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades, and a ruthless Eastern European dictator, played by Gary Oldman, who is out for nothing but blood.

Our first look at The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which is scored to the oddly fitting “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, certainly isn’t what I was expecting but was somewhat of a pleasant little surprise. Jackson and Reynolds seem to have a fun chemistry (here’s to hoping it doesn’t rival the bromance the latter has with his Life co-star Jake Gyllenhaal), and the movie itself seems to be nothing but non-stop action and raunchy jokes. What more could you ask for?

Set to hit theaters on August 18, The Hitman’s Bodyguard also stars Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant. Be sure to check out the newly released teaser trailer above, and let us know your thoughts on what you just watched by leaving a comment down below.

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Mark your calendars, because ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ now has a May 21, 2021 release date

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I am pleased to inform you that Lionsgate announced via text message(?) today that John Wick: Chapter 4 has been given an official May 21, 2021 release date, so start clearing your schedules and marking your calendars accordingly, folks.

“You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming – May 21, 2021,” the text message reads, and it’s damn right. I have served. And I will be of service. I will literally do anything to get another John Wick movie in front of my eyeholes.

The release date is literally all we know about John Wick: Chapter 4 at this point, but it’s safe to assume that the film will likely find Keanu Reeves’ titular hitman up to his usual bad guy-fighting shenanigans, killing dudes with everyday objects like books and riding around on motorcycles and shit. Y’know, all the familiar hitman stuff.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which is arguably the best installment in the series to date, hit theaters last Friday and had no trouble putting an end to Avengers: Endgame‘s weeks-long box office reign, picking up $56 million at the domestic box office and another $36 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total so far to $93 million.

I’m going into hibernation now. See you all in two years and one day.

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Fox Searchlight drops $14 million on Terrence Malick’s WWII drama ‘A Hidden Life’ at Cannes

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Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, Terrence Malick’s ninth film, the World War II drama A Hidden Life, has been snatched up by Disney-owned Fox Searchlight in a deal worth $12-14 million, according to Deadline.

The trade reports that Paramount, Focus Features, A24, and Netflix were among some of the other studios bidding on A Hidden Life at the Cannes market, but Fox Searchlight has unlimited Disney money now and they can outbid whoever the hell they want.

I’m kidding (mostly), but it’s exciting to see Malick return to Cannes or the first time since 2011’s The Tree of Life, which picked up the Palme d’Or that year and went on to earn several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.

A Hidden Life tells the true story of Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter (August Diel), who defied and refused to serve under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime during WWII before being imprisoned. With all of the fascist bullshit out there in the world today, it sounds like Malick’s latest will be timely as hell.

Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist, Valerie Pachner, Jurgen Prochnow, Alexander Fehling, and the late Bruno Ganz also star in A Hidden Life, which, per THR, “will get a robust theatrical release later this year.”

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Quentin Tarantino better not catch you leaking any ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ spoilers

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Quentin Tarantino took a page out of the Russo Brothers’ book this morning by sharing a letter on social media asking those attending the premiere of his new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow to not leak any spoilers.

“I love Cinema. You love Cinema. It’s the journey of discovering a story for the first time,” Tarantino writes. “I’m thrilled to be here in Cannes to share Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood with the festival audience. The cast and crew have worked so hard to create something original, and I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way.”

Tarantino’s request, as reasonable as it is, is an interesting one. We know that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood involves both Sharon Tate and Charles Manson in one way or another, and we already know how that whole thing tragically played out.

Could Tarantino’s latest be the final installment in his revisionist history trilogy? Will Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate and Mike Moh’s Bruce Lee team up and beat the shit out of Damon Herriman’s Charles Manson at the end of the movie? Only time will tell at this point. All I know is I really want to see Sharon Tate and Bruce Lee fuck up Charles Manson.

Whatever the case may be, it’s curious that Tarantino would be so worried about spoilers when he’s premiering his movie more than a month in advance on what is practically cinema’s world stage. A post with the title “[LEAK]: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood SPOILERS!!!” is inevitably going to pop-up on r/Movies at one point or another before the film’s theatrical release on July 26.

Check out Tarantino’s letter below:

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