Tag Archives: Salma Hayek

THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017): The Things I Liked…

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017), Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds

I had a good time with The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the Patrick Hughes directed action / comedy in which Ryan Reynolds stars as the bodyguard to Samuel L. Jackson’s Hitman who needs to be safely delivered to testify in court.

A lot of the fun in this movie is thanks to the dialogue and action sequences. It ended up not really mattering how ridiculous and unbelievable some of the action seemed, let alone the forced romance that resulted in awkward dialogue and questionable chemistry between Reynolds and his love interest (Elodie Yung). The reason why The Hitman’s Bodyguard remains watchable is because the most important chemistry, that between Jackson and Reynolds is near enough faultless.

The number of times the word m********* flew out of Jackson’s mouth didn’t bother me at all. After all, no one really delivers that word quite the way he does. There’s also the beautiful visuals of London, England and Amsterdam in the summertime to enjoy.

The truth is, you’re not going to be able to completely suspend your disbelief as you watch this movie, But fun, you shall have. Especially if you’re already a fan of Jackson and Reynolds individually. I haven’t even mentioned how fun Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman’s characters were to watch.

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HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER(2017): The Thing I Liked…

How To Be A Latin Lover (2017), Eugenio Derbez, Rob Lowe
How To Be A Latin Lover (2017), Eugenio Derbez, Rob Lowe

Starring Salma Hayek  Eugenio Derbez and Rob Lowe, How To Be Latin Lover is a movie I watched because I adore Salma Hayek, I was curious about Eugenio Derbez and the trailer amused me.

How To Be A Latin Lover centres around Derbez’s character – Maximo; a man who’s forged a career out of seducing rich older women. Unfortunately for him, however, his 25 year marriage just ended and with nowhere else to go, he finds himself living with his estranged sister.

Quite early in the movie, I realised precisely how the story was going to go. A lot of what I realised could have been guessed during the trailer; only, I was far too busy being amused. I stayed with the movie until the end because of the reasons I already mentioned – but additionally, I happened to be in the mood for a film that didn’t require too much from me. The often silly humour was OK. Though, the ending did seem to come about quite abruptly – and in a way I wasn’t fully expecting. Overall, I can say I regret nothing because I knew what I’d signed up for. My love of Hayek remains and Derbez… He’s OK.

I can’t say that I picture myself telling people ‘you simply must see this,’ but I do see myself at some point in the future, referencing the scene in the trailer with the shoe dye and the pool. 

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BEATRIZ AT DINNER (2017): New Trailer From Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow…

Beatriz At Dinner (2017), Salma Hayek
Beatriz At Dinner (2017), Salma Hayek

I am a big Salma Hayek fan and I just couldn’t be happier to see her in a role that looks as great as the one of Beatriz in Beatriz At Dinner. Also starring Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow and Jay Duplass, Hayek’s Beatriz is a holistic medicine practitioner who attends a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down. And so begins very thought provoking dialogue…

Directed by Miguel Arteta, this great trailer has me very impatient to take in all of writer Mike White’s words.

Beatriz At Dinner Release Dates: June 9th, 2017 (US)…

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THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017): New Trailer From Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson…

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017), Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds

In The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ryan Reynolds is the latter and Samuel L. Jackson, the former. The bodyguard and hitman are not quite getting along. Still they must learn to work together because one of them has to testify at the International Court of Justice…

I don’t know if Reynolds and Jackson have been in a movie together before, but I’m certainly a fan of their chemistry. I’m also getting something of a The Other Guys (2010) vibe – and I’m sure that’s a good thing.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Release Dates: August 18th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER(2017): New Trailer From Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Cera…

How To Be A Latin Lover (2017), Michael Cera, Eugino Derbez
How To Be A Latin Lover (2017), Michael Cera, Eugino Derbez

Starring Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Michael Cera and Eugenio Derbez, How To Be A Latin Lover is a Ken Marino directed comedy about a man who made a career of seducing rich older women. However,  he now finds himself living with his estranged sister after his 25 year marriage ends…

I’ll mainly be tuning in in hopes of good humour and because of my general love for Salma Hayek.

McKenna Grace, Kristen Bell and Raphael Alejandro also star.

How To Be A Latin Lover Release Dates: April 28th, 2017 (US)…

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TALE OF TALES (2015): The Things I Liked…

Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek
Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek

Based on the celebrated fairytales of Giambattista Basile and directed by Matteo Garrone, Tale Of Tales which stars Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and  Toby Jones is the story of three neighbouring castles and the troubled rulers within.

Not long after Tale Of Tales began, I found myself wanting some of the players in the movie to meet and be connected somehow. Reason being, in my mind that’s at least one option that could have increased the chance of an overall more satisfying film experience.

I’m still not convinced that Tale Of Tales needed to be more than two hours long. A tighter edit and perhaps two tales instead of three would have allowed for some of the gaps in the story to be filled in a more satisfying way.

Tale Of Tales (2015), Stacy Martin, Vincent Cassel
Tale Of Tales (2015), Stacy Martin, Vincent Cassel

Salma Hayek’s performance as the jealous Queen of Longtrellis is the one I enjoyed most. That, along with the films other highlights including the cinematography, makeup and costumes.

The most exciting part of the whole movie, for me at least began at the point that the princess found hope when there was none.

By the end of Tale Of Tales, I knew one thing for sure and that is that I don’t completely get it. The story of the jealous queen I understand, the story of the mad king and his daughter is relatively straight forward enough. But that of the nymphomaniac king and the two wrinkly sisters? I understand the sister dynamic and a lustful king but everything could have been woven together in a more satisfying way.

Watch Tale Of Tales if you must. I was compelled because of the costumes, cinematography and Salma Hayek.

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TALE OF TALES (2015): New Trailer From Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly & Vincent Cassel

Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek
Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek

Starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Vincent Cassel, I like the look of todays trailer, Tale of Tales because it reminds me a little of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (2015).

Directed by Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales is a combination of three stories set in neighbouring kingdoms. One of the kingdoms is ruled by a queen with deadly jealousy in her heart…

Also starring Toby Jones and Shirley Henderson, in addition to the costumes and the promise of kings and queens grossly abusing their power, I’m also looking forward to the ogres, fairies,sorcerers, strange animals and fearsome monsters.

Tale Of Tales Release dates: April 22nd (US); July 1st, 2016 (UK)…

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SAUSAGE PARTY (2016): New Trailer From Seth Rogen, James Franco & Jonah Hill

Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen (Voice)
Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen (Voice)

Sausage Party is the brand new comedy from Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and James Franco. It’s an animation comedy and the key characters are food…

I wasn’t a big fan of Rogen’s previous movie, The Night Before (2015). But my fingers are crossed with this new ‘food horror.’ The different personalities assigned to all food items is an intriguing thing.

Directed by  Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan; the film stars several Rogen regulars, including Michael Cera, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. Salma Hayek, Edward Norton and Paul Rudd also lend their voices.

Sausage Party Release Dates: August 12th, 2016 (US & UK), August 18th, 2016 (GER), September 14th (FR)…

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