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Keanu Reeves & John Wick 4 Director Gift Fans A Secret SXSW Screening

John Wick: Chapter 4 faced down countless enemies to bring fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience at SXSW this year. The Texas film festival, which takes place yearly in Austin, designated Monday at 5pm for a “special screening” at the Paramount Theater and announced that a social media campaign would unveil the identity of the special film in question. Word quickly spread that the Keanu Reeves-led action thriller was premiering, leaving fans desperate to be among the first to catch a glimpse of the hotly anticipated sequel.

The world premiere of the movie took place in London earlier this week, and John Wick 4 received high praise both there and in its subsequence Berlin screening. SXSW now has the honor of becoming the first public screening in the USA, and the messaging for the festival generated a level of buzz worthy of Wick himself. Vandalized posters appeared all over high-traffic areas, along with digital projections, all warning that the Baba Yaga was imminent. Flyers and graffiti art encouraged passers-by to text a secret number for information, while groups with megaphones and picket signs and megaphones created crowds during SXSW peak hours.

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All of the John Wick 4 messaging and Babayaga propaganda led to Austin’s infamous Paramount Theater, where several of the festival’s screenings from Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves to The Long Game had already taken place. On the morning of March 13, an individual in an all-black suit was posted outside the Paramount from the hours of 10am to 3pm CT in order to hand out tickets to 20 lucky fans. Each potential winner had to show proof in the form of a text sent from Lionsgate’s digital team before they could receive the ticket of their dreams — those who were too late collected a consolation coin instead.

The text messages that led up to the secret John Wick 4 screening read as follows:

(Nationwide) Mon 3/6 @ 10AM PT

30.2695N 97.7421W


(Nationwide) Tues 3/7 @ 10AM PT


031323 1700

(Austin Area) Sun 3/12 @ 9AM CT

The Babayaga is coming. Austin, be ready.

(Austin Area) Mon 3/13 @ 9AM CT

ATX, 20 tickets to a 5pm screening of JW4 are waiting with a contact at [30.270070, -97.742221]. You have 5 hours. First come, first serve.

The chosen few who entered the screening were greeted by none other than Keanu Reeves himself, who joined director Chad Stahelski to introduce the film and was met with wild applause. Whether or not John Wick manages to defeat the High Table is now known to the audience inside the Paramount, while action enthusiasts everywhere will have to find out for themselves on March 24.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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