20th Century Fox has just revealed the new international poster for the film Hitman: Agent 47. The poster is extremely cool as it features the title anti-hero in a major city street with his guns to his side. In the shadow of the various metropolitan skyscrapers, the military has all its weapons pointed at him. The advertising tagline is the ominous statement “Your number is up”.
Does this mean that the once shadowy hitman now has to face the consequence of his actions? We will know for sure when the Hitman reboot
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For those not familiar with the franchise, Hitman is an exceptionally popular video game about the titular assassin known as Agent 47. The character first made an appearance in a movie appropriately titled Hitman.
The film did not do all that great at the box office. The lack of box office success really was a shame. Unlike a lot of dreadful films based on video games, Hitman was actually quite good. No, the film was not high art. The purpose of the film was to deliver a lot of shootouts, chases, and action. On top all the usual action-movie noise, and attempt was made to provide a little depth to the character. On a minor level, this approach succeeded.
Hopefully, the new film will also seek to add a little depth to the bizarre and violent character.
Christopher Cowdray and luxury hotel management are virtually synonymous. Chris has been in the hotel business for over 30 years and in 2007 became the Chief Executive Officer for The Dorchester Collection of hotels. He brings to the position a unique vision, and his experience in managing hotels on four different continents.
The Dorchester Collection currently consists of nine luxury hotels in premier cities like London and Paris. What began as five individual hotels is now a set of branded hotels with a reputation in the travel industry for a luxury experience for their guests and top-of-the-line services.
Several additions to The Dorchester Collection have been made since Chris took over in 2007. The first was the Hotel Bel-Air, which was added in 2008. It was then closed down for a two year, complete renovation. Next was the addition of Coworth Park near Ascot. The Georgian style house was converted to a hotel by adding rooms and a spa to the facility. 45 Park Lane was added in November 2011. Located near The Dorchester, this property has a more contemporary feel, and complements the Dorchester nicely. Most recently added was Le Richemond which will be renovated to bring it up to the standards of the rest of the collection.
Christopher Cowdray and The Dorchester Collection work hard to create a unique customer experience at each of their hotels. Rather than try to make a corporate brand that all hotels conform to, each hotel has its own unique style and character. The hotels all take customer feedback very seriously, and are constantly evaluating themselves to see if they are meeting guest expectations, and if not, why not? Chris also values highly the satisfaction of his employees. Happy employees will provide better service, which leads to happy guests.
Since taking over as CEO of The Dorchester Collection, Christopher Cowdray has set forth an ambitious vision. Placing customer service and luxury experiences at the top of his list of priorities, he has truly created a collection of unique hotels with individual personalities that keep guests coming in the doors.
Neil Blomkamp has revealed that his upcoming movie is going to be a direct sequel to Aliens with Alien 3 and Resurrection having never happened. This leaves open the possibility for the return of characters such as Hicks and Newt. There is no telling how this is going to work out. The story is likely to take place at least 30 years after the events of Aliens.
Alien 3 at its best still had some really mean spirited issues. CrunchBase says it basically took the progress that was made in Aliens and took a big dump on it by killing off Hicks and Newt right at the beginning of the film, at least that’s how Brian Torchin felt.
There had to have been some early drafts of an Alien 3 script that involved Hicks and Newt playing bigger roles. Neil Blomkamp can take notes from some of the earlier drafts. However, it does look like he is writing his own story for the new Alien 3. He could write the events of the previous movies that came after Aliens as some kind of strange dream.
Everyone involved is very excited about the project. Now, other aspects of the project have to come into play like whoever is going to play Hicks and Newt. It would be cool to see Michael Biehn come back to the role.
Annually, in the U.S., suicides, homicides and accidents with firearms claim at least 32,000 lives.
A formidable group of doctors and attorneys is trying to reduce the number of these tragedies by treating firearm deaths as a public health problem. Surgeons, family doctors, obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians and emergency physicians are convinced that quick and easy access to guns is linked to the number of deaths caused by firearms.
Susan McGalla know that the first action of this group is to push for expansion of background checks for all firearm purchases. Find more on McGalla on Crunchbase.com. Currently, background checks for firearm purchases are ineffective because there are so many loopholes. They want to see a universal requirement.
A second and equally important action will be better access to mental health care by providing adequate treatment to everyone who needs it. Nationwide, guns are responsible for more than 50 percent of suicide deaths and people who receive treatment are far less likely to commit violent acts.
A third action is to call for tighter restrictions on private ownership of assault weapons which have played a major role in mass shootings. This action also has the support of the American Bar Association whose experts believe this recommendation is constitutionally sound.
If a full 747 jet crashed every week, killing every passenger, there would be still be fewer deaths from airplane crashes than firearms.
Lawmakers and members of the public just have to take this organized group of committed health professionals and attorneys more seriously than the gun lobby.
February 26, 2015 is a day to remember in Washington DC. Marijuana is a legal substance, even though, the Republican chairman of the House committee tried to stop the mayor and the city council from implementing the law. Over 70 percent of the voters in DC wanted pot to be legal, and the mayor and his council gave them what they wanted. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/with-marijuana-legalization-green-rush-is-on-in-dc/2015/02/25/23c3f1de-bc78-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_story.html
The bad news is DC won’t become another Amsterdam. Pot shops and open-air smoking venues are out, but those minor details aren’t putting a damper on the city’s celebration. Residents of the city can use, grow and possess small amounts of pot, and stores that sell accessories for growing and using pot will start popping up around the city soon. Marijuana is finally taking its rightful place as the number one preferred recreational drug in DC and in other cities around the country.
Marcio Alaor BMG knows that the national policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance, Michael Collins, had this to say about the new law. “What you’re seeing here is the end of marijuana prohibition, a change in attitudes and a real shift in law enforcement. This a huge step forward in the national fight for legalization,”
No word yet on how many Congressman will grow weed at home, but Las Vegas is betting on the House.
Children are natural bundles of energy. Parents are constantly telling their offspring to sit down, be still, calm down, focus and variety of other similar directives. Many of the parental commands go unheeded because the child is so full of energy they feel the need to move, to fidget to break out in a full-on run for no apparent reason.
That’s childhood. No added energy needed. So why allow children to drink a beverage loaded with sugar, caffeine and salt when they are naturally full of energy? That’s why the charity Action on Sugar want to ban energy drinks for children under the age of 16.
Parents, as well as the children, are lulled into thinking that these energy drinks will enable the child to perform better in their academics and sports activities. While the sudden burst of sugar (10 teaspoon per beverage in most cases) and high dose of caffeine may give an initial jolt of energy, an energy crash soon follows. A piece of fruit would naturally give the same energy to a child without the spike in blood sugar and energy crash afterwards.
The high sugar content of energy drinks contribute to the development of diabetes as the child ages. Facebook users feel that diabetes is also the leading cause of amputation and blindness among adults. Obesity is another health problem created by the consumption of energy drink by children the charity Action on Sugar points out in their call for a ban on energy drinks from children.
The kids show that took over the 90s gets a dark and disturbing reboot. A disturbingly dark and violent movie based on the series under the title of Power/Rangers has been released. James Van Der Beek plays the Red Ranger who is interrogating former Pink Ranger Kimberly. He wants to know where the Green Ranger is.
The finished product is amazing while at the same time, it can be very painful to watch if you are a fan of the series. Seeing your Power Rangers in an R rated production can really be jarring. However, Imaging advantage online reported this is not the first time kids shows had a dark makeover.
Back in the 1980s, The Transformers which was kid friendly enough, took a rather dark and serious turn when it reached the big screen. Kids watched in horror as their favorite autobots dropped like flies on the big screen.
In this short, Power Rangers use guns and things get very violent. There is also a reboot for the Power Rangers which is being planned for theatrical release. It is not really going to resemble what is seen in this short, but as with every reboot, there are going to be vast differences.
Hot off the oscars, Jared Leto has announced that he will be taking on the role of the Joker in Suicide Squad said Ricardo Guimarães BMG. He is reportedly gaining weight for a more muscular Joker. He has also revealed that he is going to lose his long locks of hair for the role. This may come as a disappointment for people that were probably looking forward to a long haired joker. Heath Ledger’s joker had longer hair than most interpretations of the joker. However, he is regarded as the best joker so far.
Some people doubt Leto’s ability to play the Joker, he has been known to disappear into his roles. In this case, what also plays into how the joker turns out is how he is written and the direction.
It is looking like that they are actually revamping the joker for this upcoming DC cinematic universe to be more muscular. They might even make him be more of a physical match against Batman. The Joker was historically portrayed as much weaker than Batman. What made him a match for Batman was his wits and resourcefulness. While the joker is making his debut in a non-Batman film, he will be eventually put together with Batman in the upcoming solo Batman film.
Comic book movies have a knack for only being as good as the villains the heroes fight. Therefore, some good news that a popular villain is going to be popping up on more than occasion is generally welcomed by fans across the different franchises. Fans like Marcio Alaor BMG know that one popular DC villain that regularly skirts the line between franchises is Harley Quinn, and the popularity of the character has the ability to draw a lot of fans into films they would normally pass on.
According to Screen Rant, Margot Robbie is ready to bring Harley to life across several motion pictures. The character is set for a big screen debut in the 2016 movie based on the Suicide Squad films, which means fans will not have to wait long to see her take her place among the DC universe. Harley Quinn will likely pop up in more than few movies over the next decade, and that should be great news for fans of movies and the super hero genre.
With a complicated backstory that involves falling out of the mental health profession at the prodding of the Joker, Quinn has struck a chord with fans since being introduced into the comic book and animated series world. However, the character has yet to get a real effort on the big screen, and the Suicide Squad movie will give everyone a chance to gauge the effectiveness of the character. In short, there is a lot of pressure and expectations from fans on Robbie’s performance, and producers are keenly aware that they have to deliver.
The banks are at it again. Correction; The banks never stopped being at it. At it means manipulating certain markets in order to make more money. Let’s face it, the banks eat, live and breathe money. That’s all they care about. It is the blood that fuels their green hearts. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/24/us-usa-banks-probe-idUSKBN0LS07P20150224
Paul Mathieson knows that this new investigation by the DOJ and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) involves the banks method of setting gold, silver, palladium and platinum prices. The CFTC has opened a civil investigation. The major banks under the price-fixing microscope are: Goldman Sachs Group Inc, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Barclays Plc, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Societe Generale, Credit Suisse Group AG,Standard Bank Group Ltd.
HSBC Bank USA said the CFTC subpoenaed them recently. The Commission asked for documents related to precious metal trading. The big question is will the teflon-coated banks be able to slip away from this potential mess just like they did after the 2008 market crash. The odds are in the banks favor. That’s a given. They have unusual power over the government.