Review – John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 2 is a fairly odd duck. It has all the stuff a regular movie has–actors, sets, production design, lighting design–but it’s really, really strange. And most of that strangeness is due to Keanu Reeves, who’s less a bad actor than a tabula rasa; a void embodied in human form. Though […]

John Wick: Parabellum – Trailer Into Reaction

I honestly don’t understand Keanu Reeves’ appeal. Sure, he appears to be appealing as a person and affable on screen, but–for the most part–he doesn’t act more so than just appear. And the ‘for the most part’ is the Bill & Ted movies, The Matrix and Speed. That’s it. There can be all sorts of […]

Replicas – Final Trailer

Keanu Reeves seems like a genuinely decent guy though something about him bothers me (and truth be told has bothered me for quite awhile). He can’t act. Most everytime you read about him there are references to things like “in that ineffably stilted but enthusiastic Keanu-ish way,” or something else equally verbose when words like […]

Live Action Cowboy Bebop!? WTF!?

There have been two live action versions of anime on Netflix thus far.  The first, Death Note, wasn’t terribly good. Then there was FullMetal Alchemist, which also wasn’t particularly memorable. Now there’s talk of an adaptation of 1998’s Cowboy Bebop, and while it’s not the best anime ever made–that honor goes to Samurai Champloo–it certainly […]

Blade Runner 2049 – Review

Someone, after seeing the cut of Blade Runner 2049 that was released to theaters called it ‘the most expensive art film in history.’ And that’s pretty accurate. Blade Runner 2049 is beautiful to look at but there’s a languidness, a subtleness about it that doesn’t do the material any favors. Virtually everything about it is […]

2017 Super Bowl Trailers I Genuinely Care About

Because let’s be honest, I have no one intention of seeing movies like Transformers:  The Last Knight because ‘Fool me twice, shame on you.  Fool me three times, shame on me.’ I also don’t particularly care about the Pirates of the Carribean movies either, because…pirates.  Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 Super Bowl Trailer What amazes me […]