For reasons I won't get into, I don't think I will be importing any archives. I do want to get some "Best of..." entries over here. Partly for those who may have missed them first time around, and partly for some damn content.
----Oct. 2, 2001-----
Because I'm in the mood to blog...I am going to list all the Keanu movies I own and possibly comment on them....aren't you thrilled?
*Hardball....I really thought I was going to hate this movie, and I've never been happier to be proven wrong. Conor O'Neill is absolutely one of my favorite characters. From the car window to the church, every scene was full-on fine, fine work.
Sweet November...."It's a HOT DOG". Romance/tearjerkers aren't my thing..but Charlize was great in this.... I thought Nelson, when he was jerk, was interesting, I'm not sure where he kinda lost me... I blame the PG-13 edit....I would love to see what was cut out, because there's surely something missing from this movie....Keanu singing was pretty sweet, though....
The Gift....LOVE this movie, love Giovanni Ribisi,... Keanu is great as Donnie "motherfucking" Barksdale...that bastard...
The Watcher......SO bad....really amazingly bad, although Griffin looked great in that sweater....Left the theater wanting to kick Joe Charbonic in the nuts... in fact, I still do....however, I bought this movie anyway, just so I can see the "devil-bunny dance" whenever I want to...
The Replacements.....my nephew likes this one...It's a fun movie...Shane Falco is just dreamy.... and it's got Jon Favreau, whom I LOVE.
The Matrix......The best movie ever....my secret shame is that I never saw this on the big screen.....but it has such a big place in my heart, my vanity plates say MTRXHZU and a 6"Neo doll rides around on my steering column.
The Devil's Advocate....a great one...Mr. Reeves should be proud of his work in this...accent be damned.
The Last Time I Committed Suicide....being a fan of Kerouac and Cassady. I thought this film did pretty well capturing the beat feeling...Harry was disgusting....I loved him.
Chain Reaction....An action flick....I hear this one also was butchered....I like him with some meat on him, and Eddie Kasalivich is a nice slavic boy my dad would be happy if I brought home.
Feeling Minesota...another one of my favorites...funny funny film...My birthday present to myself this year was his director's chair canvas from this movie...complete with stageblood stains....I'm sitting on it right now...wheeee!
Johnny Mnemonic.....I LIKED this movie,
but I didn't read the book *OK, I have read the book now, and while it's very different than Gibson's original story, I still really liked this movie...I think it gets a bad rap.
A Walk in the Clouds....Another Romance....beautiful cinematography....Keanu was pretty good in this, I was actually convinced that he couldn't sing.
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues...I am a big Tom Robbins fan and I really liked this book....the movie sucked. I could barely sit through it once so I really can't comment on Keanu in it.
Little Buddha...I didn't think I would like this but I loved it. ...another performance he should be very proud of.
Speed......ACTION!....BOMBS!!!.....Gum-chewin' FBI agents and DENNIS HOPPER!!! This is a good movie to make your Keanu-hatin' boyfriend buy for you.
Much Ado About Nothing....leather pants..mmmm...Branaugh is a genius...Don John is simply diabolical.....he makes me want to donate to PBS.
Bram Stoker's Dracula...I saw this in the theater with my best friend, Eric....I think we were stoned because the shadow thing freaked us out...Richard E. Grant and Tom Waits alone make this a great flick in my book.
My Own Private Idaho....saw this in the theater with Eric, too...I have only been able to watch the video once since I got it...I miss River so much.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey...the better of the 2 Bill and Ted movies...I had a traumatic eBay experience regarding Ted's smileyface jacket from this movie...I'm sure I'll tell you about it sometime.
Point Break... Rocking good movie, lots of running....Johnny Utah is my hero for jumping outta that plane with no chute...balls the size of grapefruits, baby.
I Love You to Death....FUNNY, funny movie....quirky River (sigh)...and Marlon cracks me the fuck up EVERY time I watch this...
Tune in Tomorrow...I've only watched this once since I got it...I'll have to give it another look, because I have heard a few people just rave about it.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure....a classic of course, but I actually liked Bogus Journey more.
Parenthood....I had a boyfriend like Tod once, he never became endearing, though...
Dangerous Liaisons.....Great movie.
Permanent Record....He made me cry in this one, but the ending was a litle too "after school special" for me.
The Prince of Pennsylvania....Pretty funny, I hated his hair in this....the opening made me fall in love with his feet.
The Night Before...Winston is just about the cutest thing ever...."it's a little owl, and...its eyes wiggle"....handcuff me to the bed, you silly boy.
The River's Edge....This is one of my favorite movies of all time...a great film for a young actor....creepy.
Babes in Toyland....when I've done something really bad, I punish myself by watching this movie.
The Brotherhood of Justice...another "after school special" type deal....BIG crush on Keifer Sutherland in this one.
Teenage Dream....If still don't feel punished enough after Babes....I watch this.
Posted by krix at May 02, 2002 12:26 AM
I'd like to get my hands on a copy of Freaked if anyone has a spare laying about....
*Ditto on Under the Influence.