Four years after the release of The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ryan Reynold and Samuel L. Jackson return to their buddy comedy with a new addition – The hitman’s wife, Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). This time, disgraced AAA bodyguard Michael Bryce has been hired by Sonia to rescue her husband, Darius.
Michael does the extract. He saves Darius. The adventure doesn’t end there, though. The adventure only begins.
While irreverent and vulgar, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is entertaining. It takes you on a journey of despair, heartache, and laughter. If you can get past the language, I highly recommend The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.
With that, there are also leadership lessons in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. That’s what we’re going to take a look at today. So sit back and remember, as Michael Bryce would say, to fasten your seatbelts.
Over 20 years ago, Galaxy Quest was released. It tells the story of the cast from the fictional television series Galaxy Quest as they must come together and face a real threat to the galaxy. These actors don’t know what to do. They’re only actors. Can they take on the evil forces and save the galaxy?
Starring Tim Allen as Jason Nesmith, Sigourney Weaver as Gwen DeMarco, the late Alan Rickman as Alexander Dane, the laughable Tony Shalhoub as Fred Kwan, Sam Rockwell as Guy Fleegman, and Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber, Galaxy Quest is a top-notch comedy. I’m surprised more people aren’t talking about this classic movie.
Galaxy Quest is full of laughs. You’ll chuckle at the absurdity of the situation. Yet you’ll enjoy the pacing of the movie and how it all comes together. Read more...
A Quiet Place Part II starts us at the beginning again. We’re shown what happened as the aliens invaded Earth and countless numbers of people were killed. We even get to see John Krasinksi reprise his role as Lee Abbott.
We’re quickly thrust back into a world where aliens are slaughtering anything that makes noise. To survive, people have to be quiet.
We know this is difficult. Want to make this task more difficult? Throw in a newborn child.
We’re shown Lee’s wife, Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt), had been pregnant. Sometime between the first movie and part 2, she had given birth. This creates a whole new level of difficulty. She and her family must traverse the new world while remaining quiet. How do you do this with a child? Read more...
Prior to the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book fans were treated to hit or miss comic book movie adaptations. Ghost Rider, starring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, was one of those misses.
Ghost Rider is a favorite comic book character of mine. He made a deal with the devil (unbeknownst to him) to save his dying father. The deal made Johnny Blaze into the Ghost Rider and a tool of the devil. He rebels and begins to use his newfound power for good.
The Ghost Rider movie follows a similar storyline but almost makes Ghost Rider a joke.
The acting was atrocious. The story plodded. Character development was almost null. Yet, there’s a story to be told. And leadership lessons to be learned.
If you’re brave enough to face Ghost Rider, you can walk away with a few Reel Leadership lessons. Read more...
Those Who Wish Me Dead is an excellent thriller to watch in the movie theater. The movie is based on the book of the same name by author Michael Koryta.
Starring Angelina Jolie as Hannah, a smoke jumper firefighter suffering from PTSD. She made a judgment call the previous fire season that cost the lives of multiple children. She is on a downward spiral as Those Who Wish Me Dead begins.
The movie is full of thrills. It goes full tilt when Owen (Jake Weber) is tracked and killed by Jack (Adian Gillen) and Patrick (Nicholas Hoult) under the orders of Arthur (Tyler Perry). Before Jack and Patrick can kill Connor (Finn Little), Connor is able to hide with information given to him by his father. Read more...