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

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keanu reeves looks like my cousin.

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

grow up and vote Pvt Idaho.

J Mnemonic is horrifying.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:25 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

Much Ado About Nothing, lol

gabbneb, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:26 (twelve years ago) link

he's better in Much Ado than K Branagh.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:27 (twelve years ago) link

^^^^ otm!

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

permanent record.

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

Permanent Record

arrgh x-post

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

man i cried over that hard ball movie

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:32 (twelve years ago) link

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

TOMBOT, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:32 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

I really dig Pvt Idaho but ugh those Shakespeare monologues

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

negative bro points

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

missing Chain Reaction w/ Rachel Weisz

milo z, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:46 (twelve years ago) link

bogus j

marmotwolof, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:47 (twelve years ago) link

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

HI DERE, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

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

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:59 (twelve years ago) link

Bill & Ted - no question about this one.

rockapads, Friday, 15 June 2007 01:17 (twelve years ago) link

Mer-cew-shee-ooh...

Joe, Friday, 15 June 2007 04:31 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

his best character after Scott Favor is Siddhartha.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:38 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

chap, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:50 (twelve years ago) link

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

ILX System, Friday, 15 June 2007 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Write in vote for Sweet November.

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

one year passes...

wkiwk

i don't always play indie, but when i do, i prefer xx (m bison), Saturday, 5 June 2010 03:40 (nine years ago) link

saw K outside my office twice this spring

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 5 June 2010 10:32 (nine years ago) link

RIP Keanu
You were a generous and kind-hearted hunk.

Fetchboy, Saturday, 5 June 2010 11:25 (nine years ago) link

weirdly the most heart-warming of all those stories is that he still hangs with Alex Winter. be excellent to each other!

unfinest states of america (some dude), Sunday, 6 June 2010 03:38 (nine years ago) link

Winter told a great anecdote in an interview about catching up with Keanu in New York City when it just happened to be Halloween, so they dressed up in Bill & Ted drag and wandered around the streets

Señor Communications Adviser (sic), Sunday, 6 June 2010 05:00 (nine years ago) link

It's time for Keanu to ditch the John Wick beard IMO

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:20 (three months ago) link

incorrect

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:24 (three months ago) link

What more recent Keanu numbers would break into this list now?

Surely we agree that the poll overrates Keanu in Bogus Journey at the expense of Keanu in Point Break and River's Edge (honestly I also love him essentially playing Ted again in Parenthood but I recognize that's an idiosyncracy)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:31 (three months ago) link

John Wick movies are set 30 seconds apart and made 3 years apart, he needs to hide the terrible ravages of time upon his visage until the entire series is complete

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:32 (three months ago) link

I tried to watch John Wick 3 but nah, it's kind of depressing seeing Keanu play the blank-faced super-martial-artist that could be played by anyone. I made it through 45 mins or so. He is no more interesting in it than the guy who plays Bourne is in The Bourne Agglomerate.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:34 (three months ago) link

Reeves is too funny to waste in movies that aren't funny (and I include River's Edge and Point Break as movies which are, in their dark way, funny)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:35 (three months ago) link

River's Edge is totally funny

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:39 (three months ago) link

What more recent Keanu numbers would break into this list now?

the Wicks and Always Be My Maybe are great screen performances, would probably outrank Rush Rush but not Excellent Adventure

Surely we agree that the poll overrates Keanu in Bogus Journey at the expense of Keanu in Point Break and River's Edge

otm

(honestly I also love him essentially playing Ted again in Parenthood but I recognize that's an idiosyncracy)

otm except that how dare u he's not playing Ted, he's playing a nuanced and entirely differentiated teen goofus

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:40 (three months ago) link

kinda creepy how theyre focusing on yerwans age

obv john wick casting is 💯 💯 💯 all time and keanu is amazing on six levels in that role

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:44 (three months ago) link

yea its weird

well not weird its kinda exactly what I expected

this lady doesn't look even old, she just has grey hair, which is rare to see on a woman in Hollywood

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

Disappointed "Ortiz the Dog Boy" in "Freaked" was not an option.

Oh, shit, the whole movie is on youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYXmCZxSeFI

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:54 (three months ago) link

It's time for him to ditch the unclean John Wick movies

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:55 (three months ago) link

I Love You To Death Keanu is the average between Parenthood Keanu and Wick Keanu

I tried to watch John Wick 3 but nah, it's kind of depressing seeing Keanu play the blank-faced super-martial-artist that could be played by anyone. I made it through 45 mins or so. He is no more interesting in it than the guy who plays Bourne is in The Bourne Agglomerate.

1) obviously it takes a dedicated super-martial-artist / performer to spend the best part of a year learning and enacting that choreography so no it could not be played by anyone

2) the specifics of his blankness are, for real, extremely nuanced throughout the film. the first was him putting on a mask, a hated piece of armour that his entire identity was built on having shed, and alternating between that and exhausting grief - not just the breaking down scenes, but the tearing hollow emptiness that you feel having to go about any daily activities when someone has been torn out of existence. the second was him accepting that he had an obligation to fulfill, and he keeps that visible above (and as a cover for) his conflicting resentment/regret over being drawn back into the rules of the Continental / High Table, and the satisfaction he takes from being so good at what he trained for. the third sees him play tones of "blankness" ranging from shutting out all internal distractions from immediate survival, to sorrow over past hurt he committed on others, to 100% in-the-moment focus on tasks & fights, to desperation over how far out of control events have spun / stubbornness that he absolutely will not change course for anything, to various glimmers of how badly he has shut himself off emotionally & from basic human connection, especially when McShane sets up outs for him, or when Dacascos breaks kayfabe.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:59 (three months ago) link

more like john sic

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:02 (three months ago) link

I "auditioned" to be one of dozens of fake Keanus in Matrix 2 tbh, but spread my legs to fit inside the outline of a person they had drawn on the wall and got dismissed for now not reaching the 6'1" line they had painted

It's time for him to ditch the unclean John Wick movies

in order to get back to making more The Lake Houses and Henry's Crimes and Generation Um...s and Exposeds and Destination Weddingses?

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:05 (three months ago) link

sic otm

also, casting the guy from the matrix and constantin is part of it

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:08 (three months ago) link

OK sic has convinced me that I should try watching John Wick 1 at some point; I can only say that coming in cold to -- well, looking at the Wikipedia plot summary, I see it was John Wick 2 I watched 45 minutes of, not 3 -- none of the depth you're talking about was visible.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:25 (three months ago) link

plot summary on wikipedia before watching, eeeshup

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:29 (three months ago) link

two is the poorest its merely good

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:29 (three months ago) link

The opening scene of 2 wasn't great in fairness.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:35 (three months ago) link

tbh its v hard to pick out what scenes are in which, of the ways you could divide the eight-odd hours up, "by movie" isnt necessarily the way to do so

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:38 (three months ago) link

two is the poorest its merely good

otm

it's a necessary build-out from the revenge/grief unstoppable line of the first movie* to the glorious camp universe of 3 and presumably 4-6 and the Atomic Blonde crossover, but it has Ruby Rose in it

this scene is basically a masterpiece though



* Mandy / John Wick double feature pls

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:42 (three months ago) link

of the ways you could divide the eight-odd hours up

a tiny arthouse here showed the three b2b for $25 one weekend afternoon recently.

honestly you could run them in a loop on TV or in a gallery and just drop in/out at any point at all to watch some beautiful lighting and dance scenes, but yeah if you want a story to follow eephus, you gotta start at the beginning

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:47 (three months ago) link

or in a gallery

John Wicks in one room, Playtime in another, The Clock in a third. please give me a grant now

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:49 (three months ago) link

2 is my favorite but i gotta watch 3 again

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:06 (three months ago) link

this scene is basically a masterpiece though

I couldn't grasp what was happening in this scene! Were they just... constantly missing with their shots for some reason? Or was Keanu hitting the pillar on purpose or...?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:14 (three months ago) link

I mean I haven't seen this one, but it seems like the joke is that they're trying to shoot each other while also acting casual and not causing a scene.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:26 (three months ago) link

2 is my favorite but i gotta watch 3 again

this is also my position

Simon H., Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:33 (three months ago) link

Reeves was perfectly cast in Speed.

No one mentions his work in Something's Gotta Give, where he falls in love with Diane Keaton but the stupid plot mechanism requires her to dump this guy 25 years her junior so that Jack Nicholson can sex her. He's poignant and hilarious.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:35 (three months ago) link

jack was more age appropriate

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:40 (three months ago) link

for whom?

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:41 (three months ago) link

twitter

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:43 (three months ago) link

I mean I haven't seen this one, but it seems like the joke is that they're trying to shoot each other while also acting casual and not causing a scene.

this guy gets it

as well as being visually funny, it's a meta-joke about the global secret society of assassins with their own network of hotels & communications & ludicrously impractical currency existing right alongside a completely oblivious populace, as if everything about what they do wouldn't be completely obvious IRL

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:45 (three months ago) link

john wick movies are absolutely brilliant, they strike me as exactly the right way to do an action flick

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:52 (three months ago) link

which wick flick do u pick

cryborg (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 23:52 (three months ago) link

it's a meta-joke about the global secret society of assassins with their own network of hotels & communications & ludicrously impractical currency existing right alongside a completely oblivious populace, as if everything about what they do wouldn't be completely obvious IRL

My theory is that John Wick exists in a universe where the Enlightenment and Reformation mostly never happened and all of the assassin stuff is known by the world at large but it's treated as an extension of pre-modern privateer rules and Catholic secret society shit.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:02 (three months ago) link

My favorite ridiculous thing about the Wick films is not that there is a secret society of assassins but that seemingly every single person in the world belongs to this society, which sort of negates the need for secrecy. I love it, so dumb.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:09 (three months ago) link

he falls in love with Diane Keaton but the stupid plot mechanism requires her to dump this guy 25 years her junior

i guess keanu played the something that had to give

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:18 (three months ago) link

tbf Keanu’s presumptive girlfriend has the silver hair color that a bunch of women in their 20s have, and probably colored it that shade. she’s just bold enough to do it over age 40

mh, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:18 (three months ago) link

lol Brad, you get an honorary “heyooooo” for that

mh, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:19 (three months ago) link

i must be spending way too much time on Keanu sites cause I knew about his girlfriend like months ago? When they went together to the YSL show. I figured they were just being private. Anyway happy for both of them, she seems cool and looks amazing, wtf is wrong with people.

Roz, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 06:46 (three months ago) link

John Wick would easily top this poll now I think, and I appreciate his Constantine more now than I did then. certainly the best thing Akiva Goldsman has ever been involved in lol.

Roz, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 06:51 (three months ago) link

you diseased action junkies

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 06:54 (three months ago) link

Junkies are non-discerning, this thread overflows with discernment!

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 08:33 (three months ago) link

guess Morbs really does want more The Lake Houses and Henry's Crimes and Generation Um...s and Exposeds and Destination Weddingses

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 11:24 (three months ago) link


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