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13 items from 2017


‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ Review

20 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski

2014′s John Wick took pretty much everyone by surprise. The third in a trilogy of action movies Keanu Reeves made in 2013/4, John Wick succeeded where 47 Ronin and The Man of Tai Chi (in which Reeves played the villain) didn’t. And that’s not to say that either of those films were sub-par, far from it. However there was something about the stoic, unstoppable hitman John Wick that resonated with audiences across the globe. And so three years later we finally get a sequel.

From the same writer/director team as the first film, Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski respectively, John Wick Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off. Literally. John heads back to the gang who stole his car »

- Phil Wheat

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Movie Review – John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

15 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017.

Directed by Chad Stahelski.

Starring:Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Tobias Segal, Ian McShane, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Peter Stormare, Laurence Fishburne, and Franco Nero.

Synopsis:

John Wick returns to the underworld to pay off a debt but soon discovers a large bounty has been put on his head.

The film opens with a projection on a small apartment building of the pioneer of cinematic stunt work Buster Keston. The cinephile’s in the audience will glee at this footage only to be interrupted by a speeding motorbike pursued by an unknown assailant in a sub-par car (you can guess who is in that car). Wasting no time the audience are treated to an impressive car chase through the wet soaked cityscape, ending in a warehouse as our titular antihero tears through a series of henchmen and, for lack of a better word, »

- Matthew Lee

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Second Opinion – John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

14 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017.

Directed by Chad Stahelski.

Starring Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Tobias Segal, Ian McShane, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Peter Stormare, Laurence Fishburne, and Franco Nero.

Synopsis:

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Action cinema is in a sort of dirge at the moment where geriatric superstars – Liam Neeson, Denzel Washington, Kevin Costner – fight valiantly against disposable henchman while being cut to shreds in the edit room because to truly believe them as dangerous would be to take too big a leap of faith. Enter real life Dorian Grey, Keanu Reeves, appearing once more as he did with Neo way back in 1999 with John Wick, a character in a similar mold to those mentioned – vengeance induced by death (of his dog) – who was brought »

- Amie Cranswick

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Win An Awesome Blu-ray™ Action Bundle With ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’

9 February 2017 2:10 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

“How good to see you again so soon, Mr. Wick”

On February 17, Keanu Reeves explodes back onto UK cinema screens in the action-packed John Wick: Chapter Two, the highly anticipated sequel to 2015’s smash-hit John Wick!

Directed by Chad Stahelski, John Wick: Chapter Two boasts an all-star cast featuring Keanu Reeves, Common, Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Franco Nero, with John Leguizamo.

To celebrate the imminent release of the baba-yaga, we’re offering you the chance to win an incredible bundle of must-own action films!

In this next chapter following the 2015 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild.  Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers. 

For your chance to win, »

- Paul Heath

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Review: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ is a Clever, Satisfying Expansion

8 February 2017 10:08 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

John Wick‘s box-office score made inevitable another go-round with the seemingly undefeatable assassin whose soft spot for muscle cars and puppy dogs led to a whole lot of trouble, in turn making inevitable the fear (at least for yours truly) of diminishing returns. Is there any way one of this century’s leaner, finer American action movies wouldn’t be given the bigger-is-better treatment? Probably not. What about the kick-ass picture really needed an adding-to? Whatever its flaws, John Wick hit where it counts — a place where improvement is possible, certainly, if not so necessary when running the risk that a good time be diminished with weak imitation. Now that a sequel is upon us, you may ask: is it a step towards something better?

The answer is a bit of yes and no both, and that, I’m happy to report, is just fine. Closer to an expansion »

- Nick Newman

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Movie Review – John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

8 February 2017 1:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017.

Directed by Chad Stahelski.

Starring Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Tobias Segal, Ian McShane, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Peter Stormare, Laurence Fishburne, and Franco Nero.

Synopsis:

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

John Wick was overrated. Let’s just address that elephant in the room now; the movie was filled to the brim with stylish gun-fu action but failed to deliver on a spectacular third act or final truly chaotic sequence. It lost steam and ended up being merely a good addition to the action genre, although by modern-day standards definitely one great and worthy of being cherished.

So why are we talking about the original John Wick and the fact that this critic personally found it mediocre in his review a few years ago? »

- Robert Kojder

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

7 February 2017 11:55 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

John Wick: Chapter 2 turns a familiar page in Keanu Reeves’ cartoonish assassin franchise. Back are the stylized “Gun Fu” battles, lavish locales and adorable dogs (who are safe this time), like some Mmo violence-fetish video game. Pacifists be warned – infinite henchmen feed John Wick’s cold, calculated bodycount. Those of you growing tired of head-exploding finishers will find little value in this savage, blood-soaked sequel. Thugs simply line-up to be blasted by Wick’s deadshot aim. The titular hitman appears invincible as he endures stab wounds and gunshot impacts, displaying little vested interest in portraying death for what it is – but goddamn if Chapter 2 isn’t more gorgeous body-snapping brutality.

Did you really think I was about to go soft, there? Not today, people. John Wick: Chapter 2 revs a supercharged engine that runs on gunpowder and Reeves’ marble-etched intensity. Showmanship overplays the lack of honor among killers, with »

- Matt Donato

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Keanu Reeves Has A Rough Night In Super Bowl Spot For ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’

5 February 2017 1:28 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Oh sure, you could go see “Fifty Shades Darker” next weekend for your sexy cinematic experience, but what’s hotter than Keanu Reeves in a well-tailored suit killing people? That’s what “John Wick: Chapter 2” is asking in its game-day spot.

Read More: 10 Films To See In February

Common, Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Reddick, Franco Nero, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane join Reeves in this sequel, which sees our hero head overseas.

Continue reading Keanu Reeves Has A Rough Night In Super Bowl Spot For ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Joan Collins and Pauline Collins star in Trailer and Poster for The Time of Their Lives

1 February 2017 10:23 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

In 2015, Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel stuck two fingers up at the film industry with the Paolo Sorrentino directed Youth. It proved to the whole industry just because you’ve reached a certain age doesn’t mean you’ve lost your talent or appeal to the movie going public. In fact over the last few years we have seen actors such as Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro all prove they are all digging their heels in and not going anywhere.

Now it’s time for the ladies to get in on the act with Golden Globe-winner Dame Joan Collins – who we last saw make an appearance in last year’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – Oscar nominee Pauline Collins (The Last Dragon Slayer, Albert Nobbs) and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero (Django, Django Unchained) all starring in the upcoming feel-good comedy, The Time of Their Lives »

- Zehra Phelan

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Joan Collins in the trailer for The Time of Their Lives – video

27 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Joan Collins stars in a British comedy about a former Hollywood sex siren who is stuck in a retirement home, but when her ex-lover dies she breaks out and heads for France to be at the funeral, along with the unhappily married Pauline Collins. Franco Nero, of 1966 cult western Django renown, is along for the ride as a wealthy Italian recluse. Directed by Roger Goldby, The Time of Their Lives is released in the UK on 10 March

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- Guardian Staff

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John Wick 2 Clip

18 January 2017 1:37 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

John Wick was the surprise hit of 2014. We have been patiently waiting for the sequel and as we inch closer and closer we have a brand new clip to make us even more excited.

Most importantly the clip is one of John Wick and his new pup who is definitely alive for the action in this sequel. 2014's John Wick was the directorial debut for stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. It took audiences by surprise with it's incredibly fun story telling and over the top, yet grounded, action. A true return to form for Keanu Reeves. It all started when Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) killed John Wick's puppy, which immediately front he trailer had audiences ready to kill this guy if Game Of Thrones hadn't already had you in that camp.

So now comes to the second chapter in the John Wick saga and Stahelski is riding solo in the directors seat. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

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New TV spot for ‘John Wick 2’ lands

12 January 2017 11:20 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

John Wick: Chapter 2 is just a few weeks away, and we have a brand new TV spot from the film to share. Keanu Reeves reprises the role of the title character in the film, while Common assumes the role of the villain of the piece.

Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Reddick, Franco Nero, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane also star. Chad Stahelski directs.

John Wick: Chapter 2 hits cinemas on February 17th. This is a U.S. based trailer, which advertises the film’s February 10th release over there. Enjoy.

The post New TV spot for ‘John Wick 2’ lands appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Top 20 New Year TV episodes

1 January 2017 11:49 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Wesley Mead Jan 2, 2017

As the New Year arrives, we salute a few favourite TV episodes depicting this momentous time of year...

New Year is a time for reflection on the past and resolution for the future, an opportunity to consider what you’ve achieved and what you’re yet to work on. It’s also a time to stay up well past midnight, partying the night away with friends and family, potentially embarrassing yourself in the process. That dichotomy ensures that the New Year is fertile ground for television, and the finest comedies and dramatic series use the moment to allow for contemplation amidst the alcoholic excesses. Here are twenty New Year episodes that offer an entertaining take on the aeons-old celebration - from emotional character pieces to geeky genre takes and old-fashioned barrages of seasonal comedy.

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