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Mar 05, 2020. 6 comments

The Banker is rich only with biopic clichés

The Banker is rich only with biopic clichés

It takes less than 10 minutes for The Banker to establish its hack-biopic, based-on-a-true-story credentials. After a brief scene in 1965, in which we see a suited-up Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) steeling himself to appear before Congress, we skip back to his childhood in Texas circa 1939, where he’s a precocious shoeshine boy eavesdropping on white bankers, perpetually armed with a small...

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Feb 14, 2020. 13 comments

Samuel L. Jackson to play retired version of pretty much every other Samuel L. Jackson character ever

Samuel L. Jackson to play retired version of pretty much every other Samuel L. Jackson character ever

Samuel L. Jackson will be playing the “retired” version of any number of other badass Samuel L. Jackson roles pretty soon, with Deadline reporting that the veteran kicker of other people’s asses has signed on for a new, as-yet-untitled movie about a hitman. After a long career of killin’ folks, said purveyor of artisanal murders hangs up the tools with which he hits the men—until he gets...

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Feb 05, 2020. 17 comments

Chris Rock's new Saw movie gets a goofy title and a kickass trailer

Chris Rock's new Saw movie gets a goofy title and a kickass trailer

If any series could use a shake-up, it’s Saw. James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s morality slasher felt innovative upon its 2004 release, but the story’s spinning wheels and the audience’s growing disinterest in the franchise’s grimy, skin-flaying brand of gore rendered many of the sequels superfluous. A 2017 sorta-reboot,

Jigsaw , did little to reignite interest in the series’ long-term...

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Dec 14, 2019. 8 comments

Samuel L. Jackson is playing a brand new role: Alexa (sort of)

Samuel L. Jackson is playing a brand new role: Alexa (sort of)

Thanks to a few well-known personalities, Alexa is finally getting a vacation. Per The Verge, Amazon has launched its new Celebrity Voice Program (originally

announced in September ), which allows users to hear a few distinctive voices through their Echo Dots. For less than a dollar, Jackson can inform you of the weather, play your favorite DaBaby song, and more. If you have a lot of work to...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 05, 2019.

If anyone can make banking look fun, it's Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson

If anyone can make banking look fun, it's Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson

Apple TV+ just rolled out its first round of original series—there’s

hits and misses —and now the tech juggernaut has dropped a trailer for an original film, The Banker, which is probably the worst title ever for a movie that actually looks fun.

Based on a true story, the period piece follows a pair of businessmen played by Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson as they build a real estate and...

Sep 27, 2019. 10 comments

Premium Samuel L. Jackson voice to finally make Alexa much more profane

Premium Samuel L. Jackson voice to finally make Alexa much more profane

Amazon’s Alexa devices are fascinating pieces of technology, not because they do anything particularly exciting and life-changing, but because they do the “voice-activated assistant” thing so poorly that they feel like a nice reassurance that Black Mirror is just a TV show and not an actual glimpse into our scary future. Anyone who has spent a fair amount of time with one has had a situation...

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William Hughes William Hughes Sep 14, 2019. 17 comments

A deleted version of Nick Fury's big Iron Man speech namechecked mutants and "radioactive bug bites"

A deleted version of Nick Fury's big Iron Man speech namechecked mutants and "radioactive bug bites"

Nick Fury’s big theater kid moment at the end of the original Iron Man—we like to imagine him testing out all the various shadows in Tony Stark’s apartment to lurk in, the better to make stepping out of one as dramatic as humanly possible—is one of the defining scenes of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, literally introducing Iron Man into “a wider world” of extremely lucrative superhero...

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William Hughes William Hughes Aug 10, 2019. 22 comments

Gwyneth Paltrow excited to find out Samuel L. Jackson was also in all those Marvel movies she did

Gwyneth Paltrow excited to find out Samuel L. Jackson was also in all those Marvel movies she did

There’s something a touch refreshing about how

little of a shit Gwyneth Paltrow gives about her career as a Marvel heroine; she recently expressed genuine shock, for instance, that she’d been in the first new Spider-Man movie, Homecoming, and she’s generally given off the vibe of a person who’s never seen any of these fucking things, and probably never will. (While also, paradoxically,...

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Gabe Worgaftik Gabe Worgaftik Jul 31, 2019. 10 comments

Samuel L. Jackson hated his big Deep Blue Sea speech, which was originally 7 pages

Samuel L. Jackson hated his big Deep Blue Sea speech, which was originally 7 pages

Deep Blue Sea ? They ate me! A fuckin’ shark ate me!” shouts Dave Chappelle as Samuel L. Jackson the Chappelle’s Show’s“Samuel L. Jackson Beer” sketch. Two decades later, Renny Harlin’s Deep Blue Sea, by all means a mediocre shark flick, endures in the minds of many for that exact reason: a fuckin’ shark ate Samuel L. Jackson.

Jackson’s death scene is legitimately shocking. Though Jackson...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Jul 08, 2019. 13 comments

Can Samuel L. Jackson please play Jigsaw in Chris Rock's new Saw movie?

Can Samuel L. Jackson please play Jigsaw in Chris Rock's new Saw movie?

Back in May, we reported that Chris Rock is teaming with a handful of Saw veterans to

produce another installment in the perversely enjoyable (if critically maligned) franchise. Now, with the film heading into production this week, Bloody Disgusting has confirmed that the film will star not only Rock, but Samuel L. Jackson as well. As much as we love Tobin Bell , we’re really, really hoping...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jun 26, 2019. 18 comments

Samuel L. Jackson would like to know "what the actual fuck" is going on with this Spider-Man poster

Samuel L. Jackson would like to know "what the actual fuck" is going on with this Spider-Man poster

We can probably thank Marvel’s influence for Spider-Man: Homecoming being so good, and though it’s too early to say if the sequel Far From Home will also be good, we do know that the series is still having some trouble with its posters. Homecoming had

that ugly pile of people , with its two Iron Mans, two Spider-Mans, and two Vultures, and Far From Home already had that ugly “project for...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jun 13, 2019. 22 comments

We can't dig this Shaft

We can't dig this Shaft

Shaft. The name conjures up images of the classic blaxploitation hero, in a turtleneck and leather coat with jumbo lapels, walking along 42nd Street to the tune of the irresistible Isaac Hayes theme song: “Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?” “Shaft!” chime the back-up singers. “You’re damn right.” Shaft is cool, stylish, and confident. Which is to say that he...

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Katie Rife Katie Rife Apr 04, 2019. 22 comments

Brie Larson makes her directorial debut with the pastel naïveté of Unicorn Store

Brie Larson makes her directorial debut with the pastel naïveté of Unicorn Store
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewUnicorn StoreC+Movie ReviewUnicorn StoreC+C+Unicorn StoreDirector

Brie Larson

Runtime

92 minutes

Rating

Not Rated

Language

English

Cast

Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mamoudou Athie, Bradley Whitford, Joan Cusack

Availability

Netflix April 5

“Adulting” is an irritating word for a relatable concept. Those among us lucky enough to have enjoyed idyllic childhoods are naturally...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Mar 07, 2019. 23 comments

Before she makes her MCU debut, here’s what you need to know about the history of Captain Marvel

Before she makes her MCU debut, here’s what you need to know about the history of Captain Marvel

Though it’s hard to imagine now, characters like Iron Man and Captain America had faded into relative obscurity in comics until Marvel Studios decided to make do with what it could still get the rights to. Since then, each member of The Avengers has become a star both in the comics and in the larger world of pop culture, to the point where the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become so large and...

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William Hughes William Hughes Mar 07, 2019. 16 comments

Samuel L. Jackson admits he just made up some Captain Marvel spoilers

Samuel L. Jackson admits he just made up some Captain Marvel spoilers

There are few people who’ve been in the genre blockbuster game longer than Samuel L. Jackson, who—between Star Wars, various Tarantino movies, and his role in the MCU—knows, probably better than anybody on the planet (who’s not a woman in those same projects, anyway), the kind of irritating shit that nerds can get up to when they’re way too invested in something. Hence, possibly, why he took...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Mar 06, 2019.

Samuel L. Jackson talks Captain Marvel and reflects on 11 years of playing Nick Fury

Samuel L. Jackson talks Captain Marvel and reflects on 11 years of playing Nick Fury

Marvel Studios’ latest surefire blockbuster

Captain Marvel propels its way into theaters this week. To prepare for the film’s release this Friday, we sat down with the cast and directors to discuss the journey to Captain Marvel. Today, Samuel L. Jackson joins us to talk about the film, and reflect on eleven years of playing Nick Fury in the MCU.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Mar 05, 2019. 24 comments

The dream of the ’90s is alive in the underwhelming Captain Marvel

The dream of the ’90s is alive in the underwhelming Captain Marvel

For over a decade now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has plied us with its stories of conspiracies and smart-alecky celebrity heroes, returning again and again to the same theme: Our heroes are just like us, in that all wish they could go back in time. Think Peter Quill’s mixtape and Captain America’s missed date; Tony Stark’s holographic therapy goggles and the ancestral visions of Wakanda’s...

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William Hughes William Hughes Jan 20, 2019. 17 comments

Samuel L. Jackson would like to remind you that there's more to movies than "this Avengers and Marvel shit"

Samuel L. Jackson would like to remind you that there's more to movies than "this Avengers and Marvel shit"

Few celebrities are capable of managing a larger-than-life persona better than

Samuel L. Jackson , perhaps American acting’s finest artist in the medium of yelling “Motherfucker” at fools. Although he’s got range to spare, Jackson’s default persona often falls back on a particular flavor of exasperated amusement that he seems to come by honest; certainly, that’s the prevailing tone in this...

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Dennis Perkins Dennis Perkins Jan 15, 2019. 14 comments

On The Tonight Show, Samuel L. Jackson counts down his five favorite Samuel L. Jackson characters

On The Tonight Show, Samuel L. Jackson counts down his five favorite Samuel L. Jackson characters

On Monday’s Tonight Show,

Glass star Samuel L. Jackson revealed some pretty surprising secrets. For one, he’s a really good pal of Judge Judy Sheindlin, which suggests all manner of action comedy casting possibilities. For another, on December 21, the perpetually badass actor turned 70, which, to steal a quote from Liz Lemon, “Is he some kind of wizard?” And, yes, Judge Judy was at Jackson’s...

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Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jan 08, 2019. 22 comments

The new Captain Marvel trailer suggests a Carol Danvers and Nick Fury buddy comedy

The new Captain Marvel trailer suggests a Carol Danvers and Nick Fury buddy comedy

Look, we all understand that in the age of every superhero movie getting like 16 different trailers, it’s hard to generate excitement for each new iteration of a two-minute commercial for your movie. But Marvel, calling a new Captain Marvel trailer a “special look” at the movie doesn’t make it not a trailer.

Besides, there’s more than enough here for us to savor without having to bend...

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