Toy Story 4 (***1/2)…your heart gets bored with your mind…

"No reason to stay in this cycle"

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum…if you want peace (***1/2)

This would be much less interesting were it not for the kind, world weary face of the protagonist. He never has much time to recover or explain. He just keeps going taking non-vital shots and delivering death blows after a prolonged series of battles.

John Wick 2 (****1/2): You’re always that guy…

John Wick Chapter 2 - 2017 Director Chad Stahelski Screenplay Derek Kolstad Starring Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Claudia Gerini If it takes away your peace, it's too expensive. That's what some wise people say. Even wiser it is to take those taking away your peace with a head-shot or 70. This time … Continue reading John Wick 2 (****1/2): You’re always that guy…

Knock Knock (***) – It was free pizza

Knock Knock - 2015 Director Eli Roth Starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas, Ignacia Allamand, Aaron Burns, Colleen Camp Screenplay Guillermo Amoedo, Nicolás López, Eli Roth If the story is familiar, it's because we saw it before in 1977. Then it was Death Game, starring two of the film's producers, Sandra Locke and Colleen Camp. Camp makes a cameo in the film as … Continue reading Knock Knock (***) – It was free pizza

John Wick (***1/2): I’m thinking you don’t kill the dog

John Wick - 2014 Director Chad Stahelski, David Leitch Starring Keanu Reeves,Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe Screenplay Derek Kolstad John Wick (Reeves) is a retired hitman / tough guy for the Russian Mob. He got out and nobody really wanted him back in. The Mob Boss's Son, who amazingly had no clue who he was, … Continue reading John Wick (***1/2): I’m thinking you don’t kill the dog

The Man of Tai Chi is a real labor of love

The Man of Tai Chi - 2013 Director Keanu Reeves Starring Tiger Chen, Keanu Reeves, Iko Uwais, Karen Mok, Simon Yam Screenplay Michael G. Cooney While filming The Matrix, Keanu Reeves met Tiger Chen for the first time as he taught him the martial arts.  While I am not an expert on the types and ways of the martial arts, it's … Continue reading The Man of Tai Chi is a real labor of love

47 Ronin is not quite enough when you have too many F/X

47 Ronin - 2013 Director Carl Rinsch Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Min Tanaka, Jin Akanishi, Masayoshi Haneda, Hiroshi Sogabe, Neil Fingleton, Takato Yonemoto, Hiroshi Yamada, Shu Nakajima, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rinko Kikuchi, Yorick van Wageningen, Rick Genest Writer Chris Morgan, Hossein Amini The late Sam Kinison had a routine regarding Jim and Tammy Faye Baker's take on Christianity in which he, as the voice of God, feigns a search through … Continue reading 47 Ronin is not quite enough when you have too many F/X