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,…
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…
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…
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…
It's 1992. A bygone era. A time when you could shoot a movie about celebrities without including a bunch of the A-list in 'sly' cameos. The jean-waists were high, to have a black leading lady in a mainstream Hollywood film was 'exotic' and you could stage The Oscars in a film and have the audience believe Robert Wuhl is the host.
It's a more subtle time capsule than some, maybe even bland and the guilty pleasure may be lost for others but Houston is ravishing in a role written for her and Costner under plays his charm to great effect.
Do I even need to mention the ballad??
a hitman so enthusiastic he still wants to kill Whitney despite the person who paid him being dead by his own hand. You could have just fucked off with the cash man with the weird eyebrows.
Schmaltzy 90s maintstream crap for sure but enjoyable schmaltzy 90s mainstream crap.
Costner seems to own a Hattori Hanzo sword.
I only watched this because of Kevin Costner, but not as good as I expected. The storyline was boring, so I got lost who's the real bad guy is and what motive he's doing it.
saddest film ever like wtf is the beauty
I know this is cliche but shit, Kevin Costner is so lousy!!! He's the same, wooden ass boring dude in everything! But I still like him so, whatever. And I will nod to this movie for having an interracial love story.
Jeez, I don't know which is more bland, Kevin Costner's acting or the Mary Sue of a character he plays.
A three-act movie stretched out to four acts. Whitney Huston is definitive proof that even a terrible actor can still boast a magnetic screen presence. I'll hand it to Huston though: she gives 110%.
Side-note: There's some fascinating, bizarre racial politics going on with this movie, as is frequently the case with big-budget movies with non-white stars. I have a tough time believing that a superstar like Rachel would have an entourage, fanbase, and list of suitors composed entirely of white dudes.
The kitchen brawl between Kevin Costner and Mike Starr is surprisingly witty, both in staging and in the punctuating dialogue.
Finally, boy do I love that feeling when a Simpsons cultural reference finally clicks.
Upon watching this (almost) 15-year-old film, I was really struck with what an incredible talent Whitney Houston was. Wow. She just makes singing seem effortless. Such extreme talent. And she does it with absolute ease. Just amazing. Perhaps one of the purest talents and singers we have EVER had. No joke. I had never been much of a Whitney follower, but upon watching this movie, you just see the endless talent she had. Such a tragic shame and loss.
Costner is serviceable here. The movie plays pretty straightforward with no true surprises. It's a good watch.
Out of interest, I went back to look at the original trailer for The Bodyguard just to see how it was sold to audiences around the world. What can be said is that the film is certainly much more complex than the drab romantic drama the trailer made it look.
Part drama, part love story and part cat and mouse actioner, The Bodyguard is a hell of a lot better than you'd think. When Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) is targeted by a stalker, former Secret Service agent, Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), is hired as her bodyguard.
There are no great performances on show here, just a passable chemistry shared between Costner and Houston that makes the romantic side of the…
Kevin Costner has been one of my favorite actors for as long as I can remember. This is mostly thanks…
Counting all the 90's movies I've watched/re-watched since joining Letterboxd (3 years ago today- February 18th, 2013).
My personal goal…