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Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds go on a lame, violent Eurotrip in 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'

Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds go on a lame, violent Eurotrip in 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'

After stumbling out of “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” an insanely violent live-action cartoon starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds, I found myself asking the kind of question the critic is occasionally forced to ponder after too many years steeped in Hollywood movies. No, not, “Why didn’t I take off the month of August? or “Why don’t fights like that ever break out at my local hardware store?” A question of a more technical nature: Is it “hitman” or “hit man”?

Lionsgate’s posters declare the former; the all-knowing Associated Press Stylebook, alas, dictates the latter. This is hardly the first time the decision makers of Hollywood and the copy editors...

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