Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Never let her out of your sight. Never let your guard down. Never fall in love.
A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. But before long, all that tension sparks fireworks of another sort, and the love-averse tough guy is torn between duty and romance.
Regardless of some really rather dreadful film choices, I'd consider myself a Kevin Costner fan. When you add up the likes of Bull Durham or Field Of Dreams and stack them against The Postman and Waterworld, he's probably in credit.....just.
Singers love to try their hand at acting and Whitney Houston was no different playing a diva that some said mimicked her own life. Our Kev turns up as her bodyguard after years of service to Presidents and dignitaries and as expected the sparks fly as Houston's lifestyle causes havoc. The plot is a meandering mess, with red-herrings and envious jealousy to the fore as death threats towards Houston's character come courtesy of Bobby Brown's ex-girlfriends (oh wait a minute,…
A quick look at the reviews for this on letterboxd suggest that a lot of people hate this movie. While I can see where their coming from and there is so much about this movie that's corny and flawed but a part of me liked it anyway. It's certainly the best movie about Kevin Costner guarding Whitney Houston I can think of.
-Kevin Costner was definitely a badass in this. Eating a peach while fighting a big guy, chopping scarfs and refusing to shop are just a few of the things he gets to do in this movie. His stunt double gets to do some nice leaping too.
-Houston and Costner have great chemistry here, some of the thriller stuff…
So, this is attempt #2 in the last week at mounting some form of discussion around this turkey. I tried to find a fun way to poke at it. And God knows, when I plucked this $3.74 DVD right out of the bargain bin at [Nameless Shameful National Discount Retailer Shall Remain Nameless] because my mother had always loved it, that my eyes-lit-up reason for doing so was the hope that I would be in for another Sliver: absence making the heart grow fonder while re-experiencing it for the first time since childhood left the jaw so delightfully dropped, appalled and agape, that it couldn't possibly contain one handful of popcorn at once. This should be a notoriously entertaining…
I'm selling a big chunk of my movie collection. It wasn't that large in the first place, because I'm a picky buyer. I sometimes look at my stuff and ask myself: can I live without this? If the answer is no, I keep it; if the answer is yes, then it goes. Nothing is safe; chairs, lamps, books, flower pots, anything might find itself under the hammer. It's a difficult decision when it comes to movies with sentimental value, however; films I watched when I was a kid, like Ladyhawke, Coming to America, Willow, and also The Bodyguard.
My mum used to rent 5 videos a week to watch while she did her housework, and together we would chew through…
A movie you can swoon over. Sometimes you’re just in the mood for that. In that case, “The Bodyguard” is a good choice.
The movie is about the love between pop diva Rachel Marron and her bodyguard Frank Farmer. He is a tough guy, with a soft side, she is beautiful, strong but secretly also very affectionate. That Frank can’t resist her charms, is believable. Rachel is challenging, sparkling, sensitive and has humor. That she can’t let Frank go, is also understandable. He is tough, mysterious and caring.
While their love is blooming, there is also a problem. Rachel has received some threatening letters. Frank is trying to find out who the person behind it is. The thriller aspect is…
6. An English-language film with a non-white female lead
This review is now a public announcement that I will personally fight anyone who gave this movie less than AT LEAST two and a half stars. Just name the location of the Costco parking lot and we'll make plans to fuckin' rumble.
Basically, I hate all of you. I loved this half because I’m a 47 year old mom trapped in a 21 childless millennial body and if you give me some romantic mom movie bullshit like this I’m going to have a hell of a time, and half because I ADORE Whitney Huston and that’s precisely why I picked this movie for this particular task…
It's difficult for these kids today to understand how big a movie can be in the culture, to the point where Whitney Houston's costume at the Mayan in this movie was ICONIC. It's one of those movies that, if you were alive and conscious when it came out, you feel like you've seen even if you didn't.
Now that I've watched it I have some significant problems with it. It's not very well directed, the plot is overly complicated (the sister twist makes no sense whatsoever), and it's about 40 minutes too long. But Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner are both gorgeous in it, and it's a fun movie to watch because it is so representative of its time. Also, Houston's performance of "I Have Nothing" in the middle of the movie will give you chills.
Have you ever seen that YouTube video about the two '70s hippies who buy a lion cub at a department store (what?!) and raise him like a puppy until he gets too big and they're forced to send him to a wildlife refuge in Africa. But then, they visit him like a year later and he comes running towards them and "hugs" them, because he never forgot them. And the whole thing is scored to Whitney "I Will Always Love You."
I think about that video a lot.
In conclusion: The Bodyguard was on TV, so I watched it.
I'm all for love stories and this was one of the best. So much suspense man.
A hate-watch if there ever was one.
Directed by Mick Jackson
I guess I don't "get" it. I'm not completely sure but I'm guessing this movie is brought up more because of Whitney's rendition of "I Will Always Love You."
There is little to no chemistry between Costner and Houston, and I even noted how much more there was between him and the sister. The plot is weary and tries to make a few switch-a-roos but fails to bring anything new to the table. I expected Houston's acting to be a lot worse so that was something that actually surprised me about this film.
The film poster evokes the most emotional connection between the two leads which isn't a good thing.
I don't always watch romantic movies. It's not because of a age old cliché about how guys don't like to watch movie romances. That's utter garbage. It's because I feel that most romantic movies, be they comedies, dramas, thrillers or a mix of the three, set unrealistic relationship goals for most people. However, I do watch a small amount of romances and one of them is this music-based thriller co-produced and written by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by British filmmaker Mick Jackson. It's not a perfect film by any means. Kevin Costner tends to act like he's coasting in some scenes and Whitney Houston's performance is just meh. However, there is a very generous amount of entertainment value…
That was one ugly fake kiss
The Bodyguard is a guilty pleasure: you know that it's horrible but you'll never admit it. Although the plot is quite laughable, and it seems made it for promoting the OST, it's a pleasure to see the late Withney Houston at the peak of her talent, the real queen of this (lacking) movie.
i forgot about the complete lack of chemistry between whitney houston and kevin costner
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.