KEANU REEVES: HE'S PRETTY MUCH Y TOO BUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN RUDD OR CUSACK

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^^^^ he has been in some great films.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure :D 16
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 5
A Scanner Darkly 3
Paula Abdul's "Rush Rush" Video 3
Point Break 3
My Own Private Idaho 3
River's Edge2
Speed 2
Johnny Mnemonic 1
The Replacements 1
The Matrix (please consider this a vote for all three) 1
Feeling Minnesota 1
Constantine 0
Dangerous Liaisons 0
Parenthood 0
The Prince of Pennsylvania 0
Babes in Toyland 0
I Love You to Death 0
Tune in Tomorrow... 0
Hard Ball (THIS IS A V SAD MOVIE) 0
The Devil's Advocate :D 0
Much Ado About Nothing 0
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 0
Little Buddha 0
A Walk in the Clouds 0
Dracula 0


the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ban everyone who doesn't vote for bill & ted

A B C, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

single vote for johnny mnemonic is me, bcz of the room service monologue basically, and the computer hacking in TCP/3D

TOMBOT, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ally i am trying to work here and now i'm totally distracted by keanu

rrrobyn, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

point break, speed, and the devil's advocate are also acceptable votes though is the thing. though really bill & ted is the best film ever made.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

keanu reeves looks like my cousin.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I don't like him as much as the others but this is a harder choice.

I love Johnny Mnemonic!

Jordan, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this is weird but i really liked him in that movie where he gets together with diane keaton. i didn't like that movie so much but i liked that part.

rrrobyn, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

he is very good playing a fake james dean character in that paula abdul video.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

grow up and vote Pvt Idaho.

J Mnemonic is horrifying.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

keanu has been in more good movies than rudd and cusack combined--but point break is the ultimate all time classic

max, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

if growing up means preferring my own private idaho to bill & ted's excellent adventure, then kill me now

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Much Ado About Nothing, lol

gabbneb, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

he's better in Much Ado than K Branagh.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

^^^^ otm!

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

he's a totally horrible actor who has been in some great great movies.

And the correct answer is River's Edge (even tho Crispin's role is better)

and wait there's a movie missing from this list - Permanent something...? where he has a friend who commits suicide and they have a shitty rock band... Lou Reed is in it and Joe Strummer wrote "Trash City" for the sdtk. It isn't very good.

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

permanent record.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Permanent Record

arrgh x-post

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it is kind of lame that the gene hackman movie with keanu in it is about the 1987 redskins

TOMBOT, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I also wd like to borrow B&T's time machine and see Keanu in the Vancouver production of Hamlet that he starred in.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

man i cried over that hard ball movie

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I would feel unfair to myself if I didn't vote for Point Break, but Bill & Ted is my runner-up, should Point Break not be able to serve its duties.

kenan, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

but other than that shakey mo and dr morbius are as usual total know-nothings when it comes to the movies

TOMBOT, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ppl should not be all "hey it's a funny movie about keanu coaching a little league team" and then all mix it up with crazy sad shit

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/video/stills/ken-riv.jpg

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the crazy sad shit is completely telegraphed from a mile out though

TOMBOT, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh don't even start with this shit that you were all expecting that little kid to die

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I really dig Pvt Idaho but ugh those Shakespeare monologues

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i remember when that was my favourite movie. i was a teenager.

btw The Lake House was better than it had any right to be

rrrobyn, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

negative bro points

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I do kinda know nothing about the Bill & Teds, I lasted 20 mins w/ each.

http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/0/41080-large.jpg

Shakey, those are good! "You wouldn't even look at a clock unless hours were lines of coke ..."

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm voting BOGUS JOURNEY. One of the rare sequels that's better than the original. I also like Constantine and Parenthood probably more than I should.

Alex in Baltimore, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

missing Chain Reaction w/ Rachel Weisz

milo z, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

bogus j

marmotwolof, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I am voting on my wife's behalf. She sez "My Own Private Idaho".

HI DERE, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no THE GIFT = you have failed as a poll maker you fuck.

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Bill & Ted - no question about this one.

rockapads, Friday, 15 June 2007 01:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Mer-cew-shee-ooh...

Joe, Friday, 15 June 2007 04:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

bill & ted's bogus journey is a better "remake" of the seventh seal than private idaho is of chimes at midnight.

J.D., Friday, 15 June 2007 04:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

his best character after Scott Favor is Siddhartha.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I actually meant to do a Keanu poll last week. Point Break anyway because Bill & Ted is more about Alex Winter for me.

blueski, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

My Own Private Idaho, naturally. Could he have played Mike Waters too?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no river's edge love? eh i'm kinda leaning point break tho

morbs - little buddha stupidest movie evar

jhøshea, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

He was also pretty good in that Cate Blanchett movie in which he plays sullen white trash.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes! i was surprised, i don't think i've seen him act better than in The Gift

blueski, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Gift is terrible though - it has the most predictable twists imaginable.

chap, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Friday, 15 June 2007 23:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Write in vote for Sweet November.

Too Into Dancing to Argue (ENBB), Friday, 6 March 2009 20:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Keanu making his rom-com return (as the villain)

Obsessed with Ali Wong and Randall Park in Always Be My Maybe and I’m gonna bet you will be too. Fall in love with it on May 31. pic.twitter.com/dbia4LbiPp

— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) May 16, 2019

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:22 (one week ago) Permalink

I am going to watch the shit out of that.

He must have a good netflix deal. He appears super briefly in a bunch of their movies now. Like SPF-18 (the one where the teens are housesitting for him and he appears right at the end).

Yerac, Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Destination Wedding was bearable bc of the chemistry btw Keanu & Winona , but the script itself was pretty dire.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 May 2019 00:04 (one week ago) Permalink

why does Netflix bother with MPAA ratings?

Simon H., Friday, 17 May 2019 00:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Why does Netflix make three minute trailers?

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 17 May 2019 00:32 (one week ago) Permalink

I'll also watch the shit out of that but I feel like I've seen the movie now (minus the ending where Wong and Park end up together).

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 17 May 2019 00:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Part of them reviving the romcom is feeling the necessity to do it in the most rote, by the numbers fashion possible so everyone recognizes what they're doing (and they can crank em out as fast as possible)

Simon H., Friday, 17 May 2019 00:34 (one week ago) Permalink

I will love Ali Wong forever because of her fancy asian/jungle asian joke.

Yerac, Friday, 17 May 2019 01:14 (one week ago) Permalink

I was going to watch that anyway (cause I too love Ali Wong) but yep, looking forward to it even more now that I know Keanu's in it.

why does Netflix bother with MPAA ratings?

A lot of people seem unaware of this but aside from the KID profiles, Netflix also has parental controls. You can set shows above a certain rating to be accessible only with a PIN.

Roz, Friday, 17 May 2019 01:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Lol. That Keanu scene in the preview was filmed in my place of work. They shot it late at night/early morning so I never saw him but the security guards said he was super friendly.

Fetchboy, Friday, 17 May 2019 03:19 (one week ago) Permalink

MPAA ratings allow a movie to be shown in a big chain/“normal” theater which is important when ur trying to get nominated for AWARDZ

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 17 May 2019 03:22 (one week ago) Permalink

This movie, like 98% of Netflix originals, will never be screened in a theater

Simon H., Friday, 17 May 2019 03:25 (one week ago) Permalink

... except it says at the end of that trailer that it'll be screened on Netflix and in select theatres.

Roz, Friday, 17 May 2019 03:36 (one week ago) Permalink

I still think it was a crazy leap to think anyone would be convinced Diane Keaton's character in Something's Gotta Give would choose J Nichols over Keanu. I totally forgot until now that they dated irl too.

Yerac, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:27 (one week ago) Permalink

except it says at the end of that trailer that it'll be screened on Netflix and in select theatres.

OK, I missed that. But the idea that more than 5-6 of the many movies they produce annually will ever be submitted for serious awards consideration is wrong.

Simon H., Friday, 17 May 2019 15:29 (one week ago) Permalink

99% of you wdnt get off the couch to see this in a theater if you could

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:04 (one week ago) Permalink

entirely defensible in this case

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:04 (one week ago) Permalink

It's insane/pathetic that the Hallmark Channel is just letting Netflix drink their milkshake instead of, like, just casting some non-white actors from time to time.

dragged across concrète (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:09 (one week ago) Permalink

I used to work somewhere (mid 2000s?) that had a lot of celebs regularly wandering around. Keanu was the only one where people dropped what they were doing and ran out trying to get a glimpse.

Oddly enough Vanessa Paradis was the only one that I ever saw that had photogs surrounding her.

Yerac, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:33 (one week ago) Permalink

He filmed a particularly dumb movie on my college campus in the '90s, at just about peak Keanu, and so many people were jockeying for assistant/coffee type positions on the production to be around him.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Heard a story from a friend who canvassed/fundraised for Obama and ended up at Keanu's house, and apparently K invited him in and was extremely nice.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:01 (one week ago) Permalink

He is truly the best

just1n3, Sunday, 19 May 2019 02:50 (five days ago) Permalink

an angel walking among us

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 02:56 (five days ago) Permalink

we are at most 30 years away from a "won't you be my neighbor" style doc about keanu

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 19 May 2019 02:59 (five days ago) Permalink

Shazza, did you see the puppies interview????

just1n3, Sunday, 19 May 2019 05:39 (five days ago) Permalink

nooooo SHOW IT TO ME

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 05:56 (five days ago) Permalink

god I love how he still can't grow a full beard so much

blokes you can't rust (sic), Sunday, 19 May 2019 09:33 (five days ago) Permalink

Every time I see this thread title I think “poor John Cusack”

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Sunday, 19 May 2019 09:35 (five days ago) Permalink

River's Edge is a dumb carton, but Keanu's looking for something human.

He's better in Permanent Record (not a better movie, though).

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 May 2019 11:58 (five days ago) Permalink

Has Keanu played a light-hearted or goofy (or even expressive) character in the last two decades? the Wicks are the only things I've seen since the first Matrix on VHS, but I get the impression that he's pretty much all stonefaced all the time. RIP Parenthood Keanu.

He was charming in a supporting role in Something's Gotta Give, and the movie is so chickenshit about EWWW GRANNIES HAVING SEX that Nancy Meyers couldn't conceive of a scenario where Diane Keaton and Keanu end up married fucking the shit out of each other.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 May 2019 12:00 (five days ago) Permalink

You want to like that film so much, all the good people in it. It’s basically terrible tho isn’t it. Otm about reeves tho (I’m calling him reeves now)

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Sunday, 19 May 2019 12:03 (five days ago) Permalink

god I love how he still can't grow a full beard so much

It looks like they fill it in for John Wick!

Keanu is awesome for keeping himself out of the spotlight so well. I don't know much about him or his private life, but he does seem to be massively generous. I remember hearing the stories of him gifting the Matrix FX team millions of dollars, among other things, and thinking: this is a good guy. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if he got John Wick 1 made as a favor to his Matrix friends. Wasn't the director his stunt double?

Basically, Keanu seems like Tom Cruise if Tom Cruise were not a weirdo trying to lure people into Scientology. Unless Keanu is a total weirdo, too, but is keeping it quiet.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 May 2019 13:24 (five days ago) Permalink

Buzzfeed did a really nice love letter to him here:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alisonwillmore/keanu-reeves-john-wick-chapter-3-always-be-my-maybe

Yerac, Sunday, 19 May 2019 13:47 (five days ago) Permalink

Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if he got John Wick 1 made as a favor to his Matrix friends.

That is pretty much the case.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:05 (five days ago) Permalink

xpost Thanks for that Yerac - I did think that the Wick movies were *about* Keanu as well as made for him, but wasn't sure how to put it into words as well as that piece did.

And I'm really loving all the sweet Keanu stories that have been coming out throughout this press tour.

Here’s one. Keanu bought the house and property that is now my son’s preschool and handed it all over to the kids...not because he himself had a kid that went there. He had no connection to it at all. He just heard they needed a place and so bought it for them. https://t.co/VcZ67M6pTK

— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) May 18, 2019

A couple staying in my hotel got on my elevator beaming, and I found out it was because they had just met Keanu Reeves, who was out walking on Hollywood Boulevard. They complimented him on his work and he said thank you and shook both their hands & they had a nice conversation.

— MZS (@mattzollerseitz) May 16, 2019

Roz, Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:10 (five days ago) Permalink

i saw keanu in the lobby of a staging of Robert Wilson's Tom Waits/WSB musical The Black Rider in SF about 16 years ago and the excitement among others who also saw him was palpable. He was just standing around by himself looking like a dude.

akm, Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:15 (five days ago) Permalink

Has Keanu played a light-hearted or goofy (or even expressive) character in the last two decades? the Wicks are the only things I've seen since the first Matrix on VHS, but I get the impression that he's pretty much all stonefaced all the time. RIP Parenthood Keanu

I haven't seen it but he apparently did 13 episodes of detective comedy Swedish Dicks, basically as a favour for Peter Stormare.

And it's divisive but I loved his deadpan, depressive Constantine. Plus goofy voice-over work as Keanu the cat, the upcoming Toy Story 4, etc.

Roz, Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:20 (five days ago) Permalink

I love Constantine.

JW3 - easily the most violent movie I've ever seen, and the gunshots and explosions were so loud in my super-Dolby theater I felt like I should have worn earplugs.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:17 (five days ago) Permalink

i think this interview/profile was posted in a different Keanu thread - anyway it’s a few months old but its ~excellent~

https://www.gq.com/story/the-legend-of-keanu-reeves

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:49 (five days ago) Permalink

a) Thank u Justin3 for hipping me to Keanu & puppies

b) fuck YES cast him as Wolverine jfc why is everyone sitting around

https://youtu.be/rOqUiXhECos

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:54 (five days ago) Permalink

I'm really surprised he's never found himself in a Jim Jarmusch movie.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 May 2019 18:56 (five days ago) Permalink

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/may/18/keanu-reeves-grief-loss--bill-ted-john-wick-actor-tragedy

In the 1980s and 1990s, he was offered every hot young part under the sun, including the lead in Platoon (which went to Charlie Sheen) and Val Kilmer’s role in Heat. But when I ask if he regrets turning any of them down, he smiles and instantly replies, “No.” He also turned down a $12m pay cheque to make Speed 2 because he, rightly, thought the plot was nonsense, which resulted in him being shut out of 20th Century Fox films for the next 11 years (and no, he doesn’t regret that, either). He is about to start shooting Bill & Ted Face The Music, in which the now fiftysomething duo have to write a song so good it will save the universe. “There has to be a reason for making a movie, and the writers have come up with a good ‘why’ for telling the story,” he says. When I ask what gives him an ego boost, given that he’s not driven by money or fame, he is so baffled by the idea of his ego needing a boost that he is silent for a full 28 seconds before finally answering, “The work.”

omar little, Sunday, 19 May 2019 19:05 (five days ago) Permalink

Saw John Wick 3 and enjoyed it very much. Simplicity of the first is still the most appealing to me of the 3 but the setpieces are still so, SO good. I just love how baroque & bananas the situations & backstories keep getting, expanding on the Russian stuff, etc Keanu on horseback <3 obv ... and Halle Berry was excellent.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 22:56 (five days ago) Permalink

for all things Wick:

Something Wick This Way Comes

Simon H., Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:00 (five days ago) Permalink

It def isn’t as good as the first two but it’s Keanu so

And it looks like there’ll be a fourth chapter??

just1n3, Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:09 (five days ago) Permalink

I personally preferred this to part two, which was entertaining but kind of numbing and monotonous by the end. This one was much better at keeping the action and scenery fresh.

Also this movie gets a lot of mileage out dogs biting baddies in the dick, so kudos.

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:36 (five days ago) Permalink

jfc I’m keeping out of the Wick thread bcz spoilers, ban latebloomer

blokes you can't rust (sic), Monday, 20 May 2019 01:06 (four days ago) Permalink


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