When you’re a suit-clad super assassin but want the world to know you’re well-read, too, just toss in some Latin.
That seems to be the thinking behind John Wick 3: Parabellum, whose name is a nod to an old Latin cliche that’s a favorite among makers of unit patches and challenge coins: si vis pacem, para bellum — “if you want peace, prepare for war.” Keanu Reeves, who plays the series’ titular anti-hero, explained it all in an exclusive interview with Coming Soon. (“There’s definitely emotion in this piece,” the 53-year-old actor says. “John Wick is fighting for his life.”)
The third installment in the shooting-and-punching-and-shooting-some-more franchise will blast its way onto the screen in May 2019, picking up where John Wick: Chapter 2 left off — with our dapper deathdealer excommunicated from the Continental, a network of clandestine safe harbors masquerading as high-priced hotels for guns for hire.
Based on Reeves’ interview with Coming Soon, Wick will have to rely on old friends, like Halle Berry’s Sofia — and given how every character in this franchise is a mercenary whose loyalty can be purchased for gold coins, that may not work out so well. The last film ended with Wick earning a multi-million dollar bounty for killing one of the kingpins in their secret society, breaking one of their core rules by shooting him on Continental grounds.
Wick spends movie after movie killing bad guys who can’t help but provoke an assassin so adept at dishing out hyper-stylized murder and mayhem that he’s earned the moniker “the boogeyman.” John Wick is the bedtime story mob bosses tell their goons to ensure they behave.
For those not familiar with the last two flicks, and why John Wick is so intent on killing with a mix of guns, knives and a pencil or two: First his dog was killed, right after his wife died. Then his car was stolen. Then his house was destroyed, and later he was set up as the fall guy for a coup.
So as overused as Latin sayings are — and they are! — “si vis pacem, para bellum” seems to be a fitting maxim for this flick, considering the bad guys can’t stop pissing off John Wick.
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A new survey of thousands of military families released on Wednesday paints a negative picture of privatized military housing, to say the least.
The Military Family Advisory Network surveyed 15,901 adults at 160 locations around the country who are either currently living in privatized military housing, or had lived in privatized housing within the last three years. One of the report's primary takeaways can be summarized in two lines: "Most responses, 93 percent, came from residents living in housing managed by six companies. None of them had average satisfaction rates at or above neutral."
Those six companies are Lincoln Military Housing, Balfour Beatty, Hunt, Lendlease/Winn, Corvias, and Michaels.
What's behind these responses? MFAN points to the "culture of resilience" found in the military community for why military families may be downplaying the severity of their situations, or putting up with subpar conditions.
"[Military] families will try to manage grim living conditions without complaint," MFAN says in its report. "The norm of managing through challenges, no matter their severity, is deeply established in military family life."
The suit meets the criteria to fall under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which allows people to seek damages in certain cases if they can prove the U.S. Government was negligent, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Under most circumstances the doctrine of sovereign immunity protects the government from lawsuits, but in this case U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez held that failure of the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense to log shooter Devin Kelley's history of mental health problems and violent behavior in an FBI database made them potentially liable.
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT -- Loose lips sink ships, but do they reveal too much about the hugely anticipated "Top Gun" sequel, "Top Gun: Maverick," filmed onboard in February?
Not on this carrier, they don't. Although sailors here dropped a few hints about spotting movie stars around the ship as it was docked in San Diego for the film shoot, no cats — or Tomcats — were let out of the bag.
"I can't talk about that," said Capt. Carlos Sardiello, who commands the Roosevelt.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information.
The superseding indictment comes a little more than a month after the Justice Department unsealed a narrower criminal case against Assange.