• Salma Hayek: Big roles still elusive as hot year continues with 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'
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    Kevin Polowy

    Salma Hayek: Big roles still elusive as hot year continues with 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'

    Two years ago, Salma Hayek bemoaned her status with major Hollywood studios, telling the Associated Press, “I think they don’t want me, but I don’t really care.” Since getting that gripe off her chest, however, there’s no denying Hayek has had a helluva run. And this month, she manages to steal some of the best moments from rival scene-chewers Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in the new action-comedy, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”

  • 'Get Out' Star Daniel Kaluuya Responds to Samuel L. Jackson Comments: 'I Resent That I Have to Prove I'm Black'
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    'Get Out' Star Daniel Kaluuya Responds to Samuel L. Jackson Comments: 'I Resent That I Have to Prove I'm Black'

    Daniel Kaluuya, the British actor and star of Jordan Peele‘s hit horror movie Get Out, defended his casting in the film that explores racial issues in the U.S. While Jackson defended his remarks as not a criticism of black British actors but just a question about Hollywood, Kaluuya, who rose to fame in the U.K. on TV shows such as Skins and Babylon and will soon appear in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and was recently cast as the lead in Steve McQueen‘s Widows, addressed the complaint. “Big up Samuel L. Jackson, because here’s a guy who has broken down doors.

  • 15 Stars of CinemaCon Tell Us What Amenities Should Be Added to Movie Theaters
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    Kevin Polowy

    15 Stars of CinemaCon Tell Us What Amenities Should Be Added to Movie Theaters

    Hollywood descended upon Las Vegas last week for CinemaCon, where the major studios screened never-seen-before movie footage and brought out their big-name stars. The exhibitor convention, formerly known as ShoWest, is all about celebrating the theatrical experience — and also finding ways to improve it.

  • Shots Fired: Tarantino's Full 'Hateful Eight' Trailer Comes Out Guns Ablaze
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    Jordan Zakarin

    Shots Fired: Tarantino's Full 'Hateful Eight' Trailer Comes Out Guns Ablaze

    Quentin Tarantino the activist may have spent the last few weeks squabbling with police departments around the nation, but Quentin Tarantino the filmmaker has come out guns ablaze with the full trailer for The Hateful Eight. The Oscar-winner’s eighth full feature returns to the old west, the setting of his 2012 hit Django Unchained, and its plot — about a group of shifty strangers trapped in a room — shares story DNA with his directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs. They aren’t named — and who knows if they will be in the film — but their code names are catchy: There’s the Bounty Hunter (Samuel L. Jackson), The Hangman (Kurt Russell), The Confederate (Bruce Dern), The Sheriff (Walton Goggins), The Mexican (Demian Bichir), The Little Man (Tim Roth), The Cow Puncher (Michael Madsen), and The Prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh).

  • 'The Hateful Eight' Character Posters
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    Meriah Doty

    'The Hateful Eight' Character Posters

    Like famished dogs, Quentin Tarantino fans are chowing down on every new detail from his upcoming Western 'The Hateful Eight,' including the character posters.

  • Samuel L. Jackson Still Bitter About Being Passed Over for ‘Reservoir Dogs’
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    Gwynne Watkins

    Samuel L. Jackson Still Bitter About Being Passed Over for ‘Reservoir Dogs’

    In an interview for New York magazine’s Fall Preview issue, Jackson described how he flubbed his 1991 audition for Tarantino’s debut feature. The actor, fresh off his acclaimed performance in Jungle Fever, showed up to his Reservoir Dogs audition with the understanding that he’d be reading with Tim Roth and Harvey Keitel.

  • 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is a Huge Hit in South Korea and Everyone is Dressing Like Colin Firth
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    Jordan Zakarin

    'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is a Huge Hit in South Korea and Everyone is Dressing Like Colin Firth

    X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn’s new spy film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, has been one of the quiet success stories of early 2015 — except in South Korea, where the cartoonishly violent flick starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson has become a breakout hit and cultural sensation. Since its mid-February release, the R-rated action movie has made $298 million worldwide, with nearly $40 million of that coming in South Korea. The film, which was adapted from a 2012 comic book by prolific writer Mark Millar, features youngster Taron Egerton as a street-wise kid who gets recruited into a top secret spy agency in the UK by Colin Firth.