12 items from 2017
Simon Brew Feb 21, 2017
Rumours of belated sequels to Keanu Reeves movies seem to be on a bit of a rota. Bill & Ted 3 is the one that he seems most keen to make, given that he continues to maintain that the story is pretty much in place for a new film. But every now and then, some story pops up about a possible Speed 3, or The Matrix 4. More than latter than the former.
Reeves was in the UK doing promotional work for John Wick: Chapter 2, and he came face to face with Yahoo UK as part of that. And the folks there quizzed him about returning to The Matrix at some point. »
With John Wick: Chapter 2 in cinemas now, it seems a good time to take a look back over Keanu Reeves’ forays into the action genre. Over the years Reeves has dipped his toes into just about every genre. He broke out of course in comedy, becoming forever identified as Ted Theodore Logan in the two Bill and Ted films. He’s done dramas, thrillers, romance and horror films. He’s even done Shakespeare (not that the world, or indeed Reeves himself needs reminding of that). However, Ted Logan aside, his most iconic work has been in the action genre.
The ageless Reeves took his first foray into the genre back in 1991 with the cult classic, Point Break. Whilst undoubtedly he was overshadowed by Patrick Swayze in the film, what was apparent was that Reeves, while still actively trying to shake »
- Amie Cranswick
February 14th, a day to celebrate love and togetherness, a day to remember the beheaded Saint Vincent, who defied the orders of Emperor Claudius II in the third century and married young lovers in secret. Or, a day to dip the strips of sacrificed goat skin in blood and bless the town’s women with fertility with a “gentle” lashing. Red hearts, thorny roses, proclamations of undying love and sacrifice—indeed, it seems Valentine's Day is full of subtle (and not so subtle) cues leading us to horror, one drop of blood at a time. These cues are likely just one reason why people always ask me, “Is it really a good idea to bring a date to a scary movie?” And the answer, much to their frustration, is “it depends.”
Sex and horror have a long history, and the connection goes beyond filmmakers banking on viewers turning out to »
- Margee Kerr
Beware of the Baba Yaga.
The myth, the man and the legend of The Boogeyman returns in John Wick: Chapter 2.
Keanu Reeves return to play the legendary hitman from the surprise hit of 2014. He 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 Rom where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo and Bridget Moynahan return for this sequel. The newcomers are Common, Riccardo Scamarcio and Ruby Rose. The movie is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad.
Lrm had a sit-down interview with actor Keanu Reeves late last month to discuss the action, weapons training and working with his co-stars for the film.
John Wick: Chapter 2 is out in theaters today.
Read the interview transcript below. »
- Gig Patta
Keanu Reeves is making a triumphant entry into movie theaters this weekend with John Wick: Chapter 2, an exemplary sequel in his new successful franchise effort. But much as we love us some Reeves in action movies like John Wick, Speed, Point Break, and the Matrixes, let’s face it, his acting ability has never been what he’s really known for. Still, after 30-some years on screen, we have to say that Keanu Reeves, actor, has come a long way. For proof, Burger Fiction has put together a video compilation called “The Evolution Of Keanu Reeves,” which consists of 15 minutes of highlights from Reeves’ films, from 1985’s One Step Away all the way through Wick 2.
It’s an entertaining romp, as Reeves has been in a lot of fun movies throughout his long career. In addition to all those mentioned above, he has appeared in ...
- Gwen Ihnat
Killer Role: Interview with the star of John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu ReevesKiller Role: Interview with the star of John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu ReevesIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine2/9/2017 3:26:00 Pm
Keanu Reeves’ career has been defined by contradictions.
As a young actor he radiated an old soul, now as an older actor he embodies youth. He’s a movie star despite a limited acting range, and he’s a household name yet no one can tell you much about his personal life.
He’s best known for playing Neo in the game-changing Matrix trilogy, a role that showcased his laconic coolness and martial-arts skills. But the last Matrix pic hit theatres in 2003 and since then Reeves has been content to keep busy on Hollywood’s perimeter — appearing in small indie movies, directing his first film (the martial-arts movie Man of Tai Chi), and producing the documentary Side by Side, »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
“John Wick: Chapter 2” star, Keanu Reeves, reveals he would like to reunite on the silver screen with his “Speed” co-star Sandra Bullock. The actor, 52, tells People he’s been looking for the perfect project for himself and Bullock to reignite their on-screen chemistry. “Oh my gosh, yeah I’ve been trying,” he tells the magazine. […] »
- Rachel West
Reeves, 52, recently revealed to People that he’s actively looking for a film project that would reunite him with his Speed costar.
“Oh my gosh, yeah I’ve been trying,” the John Wick: Chapter 2 star said when asked about future film collaborations with Bullock. “I’ve been looking for with Sandra — not with her, but for us.”
The two stars have remained close friends since they starred in the hit 1994 thriller, but »
- Kara Warner
Kirsten Howard Feb 17, 2017
Keanu Reeves, as much as any actor of his generation, has left a legacy to be proud of. We take a look back at his career.
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Often maligned for his lack of range as an actor, or dismissed as merely a vaguely goofy action star, every misstep that Reeves has taken throughout his career has come from an enviable ability to consistently take risks. Despite every effort to pigeonhole him, Keanu Reeves just won’t be told what he can and can’t do.
Born in Beirut to a showgirl and a geologist, Reeves is also a rabid »
In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hit man 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.
After unleashing mayhem on the criminals who killed his dog, retired super assassin John Wick retrieves his beloved 1969 Mustang from the Russian mobsters who stole it, only to be pursued in a spectacular high-speed car chase through crowded New York City streets. Returning home, John’s plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) shows up on his doorstep with a gold “marker” compelling him to repay past favors. Ordered by Winston (Ian McShane), kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to »
- Movie Geeks
The long-awaited sequel to John Wick is about to hit theatres, and we couldn't be more excited! John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up the story of our favorite vengeful assassin right where the first movie left off, as Keanu Reeves in the title role continues to seek out those who have wronged him. In anticipation of this movie, we've taken a look back at Reeves' long career and discovered some facts about him you may not know!
1. His background is global, but he’s still Canadian at heart.
Keanu was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to a British mother and Chinese-Hawaiian father (his name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian), but grew up mostly in Toronto. His first acting parts were »
- Jenny Bullough
Burbank, Calif., Jan. 13, 2017 — Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana, the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (HBO’s Ballers, Central Intelligence) as the larger-than-life demigod Maui, has dazzled both critics and audiences. The film earned a 95% critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes and the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office opening weekend. Now, Moana sets a new course, arriving to homes on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (Dma) on Feb. 21, and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.
Continuing the fun-filled adventure, families can continue their journey filled with hours of extensive and entertaining bonus offerings including: a new, hilarious mini-movie featuring Moana and Maui; an in-depth look at how the people, cultures and heritage of »
- ComicMix Staff
12 items from 2017
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