Theon Greyjoy Kills Keanu Reeves’ Dog in John Wick

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 13, 2014 in Cinema


I don’t know how else to describe this movie, really. Keanu Reeves is back in a Taken-esque film, but instead of a daughter being kidnapped, it’s his dog getting killed and his car getting stolen. Yes, Alfie Allen kicking Reeves’ dog and jacking his car is all it takes to yank this hitman out of retirement. Granted, it is a really cute dog (and a final gift from Reeves’ dying wife, of course). But perhaps this could be a fun romp — Reeves can definitely do the stoic badass role, but I’m not sure if the tough-guy quips always land here. And is Allen getting typecast as “guy who acts like he’s awesome but then gets beat up horribly?” Because it sure seems like it. Check out the trailer below. Read more…



Keanu Reeves Directorial Debut: Man of Tai Chi

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 8, 2013 in Cinema


It looks like with all his talk about film and movie creation, Keanu Reeves got the itch to direct his own film. Man of Tai Chi is his directorial debut, and is semi-based upon the life story of his stuntman pal, Tiger Chen, who stars. Granted, this looks like a very loose adaption, but I am interested in seeing Reeves try his hand at directing. Many actors have successfully made the jump before. Reeves still has a lead role in the film, but I imagine part of that is simply to use his star-power to help sell it. You won’t have to wait long to see it, too: it arrives on video-on-demand on September 27th and in select theaters November 1st. Trailer below! Read more…



First Trailer for Keanu Reeve’s 47 Ronin Arrives

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 26, 2013 in Cinema


47 Ronin has had a very long and troubled filming. A multitude of factors coalesced into a pile of mismanagement, resulting in a long, rough process belabored with reshoots and kicking the original director out. Yes, it was a bit of a mess. Thankfully, not much of that mess seems to be up on screen – unless you’re looking for it. Keanu Reeve’s character has been pushed to the forefront and has taken on the role of the main character, and more supernatural elements have been incorporated into the story. Will the final film impress? Or will the seams be obvious? I’d love for it to be good, but forgive me if I’m a bit sceptical. Watch the trailer after the break. Read more…

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Film vs. Digital – Side by Side Now On Netflix

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 25, 2013 in Cinema


Have you seen The Hobbit in 48fps and wondered, “What’s going on here?” Or perhaps saw Avatar and thought about the visual feel on the movie? If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between film and digital, then there’s an exciting new film on Netflix: Side by Side. Keanu Reeves speaks with some of the best and most visionary modern directors to find out their opinions on the raging film vs. digital debate. It’s really quite fascinating, and something I’ve been interested in for some time, so it’s exciting to see this arrive on Netflix. Check it out here! Read more…

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Keanu Doesn’t Look So Sad While Interviewing Famous Directors

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 21, 2012 in Cinema


I’ve been fascinated by the digital vs. film argument that’s been going on for a bit now. 24 frames per second or 48? Texture and grain or crisp and clean? Have we been too accustomed to film to appreciate digital cinematography? I personally love the look of traditional film, but it’s a very nerdy subject to be sure, as many people hardly can tell the difference (or don’t care). Yet, I still am incredibly interested in the topic – and so are Chris Kenneally and Keanu Reeves who are creating a documentary about the different perspectives in the film industry relating to digital and film cinema. Click through for the trailer, featuring interviews with George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and more. Read more…

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Would You Take a Chance Casting This Actor in a Cyberspace Themed Film?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 28, 2009 in Cinema

Johnny MnemonicJohnny Mnemonic was THE nerd film event of 1995. Based on the short stories of William Gibson this mega budget flick was the talk of every geek. So why has this film been forgotten? Frankly it’s because Keanu Reeves was such a bad actor! Granted that this may be the partial fault of artist/director Robert Longo but in the scene above makes a William Shatner performance look subtle by comparison. So how were so many smart fanboys fooled? Well the marketing for the film was stellar — for example this trailer gives no hint of the uneven nature of the film: Read more…

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