We’re entering the dog days of summer and the last of the summer blockbusters has opened (or maybe closed – it’s been that kind of summer). Into that void comes The Hitman’s Bodyguard – a movie that would be a B-movie if not for its high powered leads.
After his Triple-A rated protection agency goes ‘Pffft!’ following losing a client, Michael Bryce (the world’s top bodyguard) gets a major gig shepherding Darius Kincaid (the world’s top hitman) to the World Court in The Hague. Things do not go smoothly.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard centers on a top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) who is tasked with guarding his mortal enemy and a most notorious hitman (Samuel L. Jackson). The two, who have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years, are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. They encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.
All set to the music of Whitney Houston…
The Hitman’s bodyguard will be in theaters on August 18th.
Spike Lee can serve up sharp, subtle satire and he can serve up the blunt-upside-your-head kind with equal facility.
With Chi-Raq, he looks at the moment in time the death toll in the city of Chicago outpaced the death toll on American soldiers in Iraq – and both of his satirical big guns are fully loaded via, of all things, a classic ancient Greek play – Lysistrata, in which the women of Greece withheld sex from their men until they ended the Peloponnisian War.
Check out the cutting first trailer for Chi-Raq following the jump. Chi-Raq is in theaters on December 4th.
Matthew Vaughn’s Kinsman: The Secret Service, from his MARV Films, is based on Mark Millar’s graphic novel The Secret Service. Distributed by 20th Century Fox in North America, it stars Colin Firth as a John Steed-like, ultra-British secret agent who brings a street kid with potential (Taron Egerton) into his organization just as a tech wizard, (Samuel L. Jackson) sets a global threat in motion.
A third trailer has just been released with a fair bit of new footage. Check it out after the jump. Kinsman: The Secret Service opens February 13, 2015.
The month of February has gotten a bad rap. For almost forever, it has been the month where studios sent the movies they’d lost faith in to die. But a curious thing began to happen back when Daredevil was released in February – it became a modest hit.
So studios began treating February with a little respect and now, you get The LEGO Movie being a huge hit from a February release – and 50 Shades of Grey getting a Valentine’s release.
So, why not a all-out spy thriller? Like, say, Matthew Vaughn’s (X-Men First Class, Kick-Ass) epic looking Kingsmen: The Secret Service – starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson? The new trailer certainly looks entertaining. Check it out after the jump. Kingsmen: The Secret Service opens on February 13, 2015. Enjoy!
Well, I guess we don’t have to wait for next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – someone leaked the teaser trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron online. So, knowing that once it finds its way to the internet, there’s no real way to stop it, Marvel did the smart thing and released the trailer officially.
Matthew Vaughn made Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass a hit movie and gave the X-Men new life with The X-Men: First Class. Now he’s given his attention to Millar’s Secret Service comic and, with co-writer Jane Goldman (who also shared writing credit with Vaughn on Kick-Ass and Stardust), has adapted the series for film. Long story short, despite the comic’s very mixed reviews, the movie looks like great fun.
Check out the first trailer after the jump. Kingsman: Secret Service will be in theaters this fall.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier nimbly balances superhero banter, character development, political intrigue, conspiracy thriller and superheroic action set pieces with equal facility. It is, without doubt, Marvel’s most mature movie to date.