February 04, 2005
this picture makes me very happy for some reason

Keanu is in Hong Kong promoting Constantine.


HONG KONG -- Hollywood star Keanu Reeves said he trained with an exorcist for his latest film, "Constantine," and he was relieved that no supernatural forces plagued the movie set.

"There were no paranormal events that took place on the film that I know of. Thank God!" said Reeves, 40, who plays the title character in "Constantine" - a man who battles to send demons back to hell.

He described his character as a "world-weary" and "nihilistic guy with a heart of gold."

Adapted from a DC Comics series, the film will have its world premiere in Hong Kong Tuesday - 10 days before its opening in the United States.

"I went with an exorcist for a bit. I just want to know really practical things, like how do you hold someone possessed by the devil," Reeves said.

The star of the "Matrix" and "Speed" action thrillers said his latest role also makes him less skeptical about the existence of hell.

"Constantine kind of knows it's fact. So I guess if I had any doubts before, I probably have a little few less doubts now," he said.

Update 2/9: KeanuWeb has footage of Keanu with the lion dancers, it's adorable!

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at February 04, 2005 10:32 AM .

Dude. I just saw the international trailer (which is kinda spoileriffic), and I am beyond psyched for this movie. eeee!

Posted by: skits on February 4, 2005 11:07 AM

Glad you're back among us...! and how cool are those pictures from HK?

Posted by: Nudel on February 4, 2005 04:46 PM

Looks like he's taming the dragon in this one ;-)



Posted by: lizzie on February 4, 2005 07:46 PM

Aren't they always doing this to actors (politicians, too)? "Welcome to our country, here, put this on your head." LOL But it's still cute.

Posted by: echo on February 4, 2005 08:34 PM

yay!!!!! makes me want to go to hong kong to celebrate chinese new years this year

it's on the eighth

Posted by: Cornflakes on February 4, 2005 10:17 PM

omg i think i get satelite chinese channels dya think he'd be on them???

Posted by: Cornflakes on February 4, 2005 10:22 PM

There is a very cute video clip of him (at Club Keanu) that shows him messing around with the dragon guys--he gets really lively!

Posted by: Nudel on February 5, 2005 09:57 AM

i love that greeting!!!!!
more interestintg butalso possibly boring info!:



The Naming of Gods

The naming of gods is a difficult matter
It isn't just one of your holiday games
At first you may think that I'm mad as a hatter... *

And no doubt I am, but of all the mysteries surrounding Haku, this is one of the most trivial and yet most aggravating: how do you write his name in kanji? Miyazaki gives us no hints. In the movie script and every other piece of official documentation I've seen, "Haku" is written in katakana. Same with "Nigihayami Kohakunushi" (his true name, which we learn in the original version of the film, although not in the English dub). We are left with no recourse but invention--so let us invent!

Among Japanese fans, writing the "kohaku" of "Kohakugawa" (Haku's lost river) with the kanji for "amber" seems to be popular:

I agree that this is the most obvious choice in terms of vocabulary, but it leaves me dissatisfied. Why amber? There's nothing amber about him. Now, I've only seen one Japanese writer propose this alternative, but you can get "kohaku" with the characters for "small" and "white":

...And isn't that cute? "Small" because he's a youngster (er, in god-years), and because his river was apparently not a large one. And "white" because, uh, he is.

Which brings us to "Nigihayami." "Hayami" is easily done with "fast" and "water," and that could hardly be more appropriate. As for "nigi," my kanji dictionary offers two options: the "nigi" of "nigiru" (to grip, grasp; also in "onigiri") and the "nigi" of "nigiwau" (to flourish, thrive) and "nigiyaka" (lively). Haku's penchant for making rice balls notwithstanding, "gripping fast water" doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, so here's "lively fast water" instead:

At least there's no question about "nushi," which is "guardian" or "master," plain and simple. So here we have "Lively fast water small white master," or, in more elegant and coherent terms, "Master of the lively and swift-flowing small white river":

However! It has come to my attention that "wa" (peace, harmony; also Japan; used in "nagoyaka," gentle/mild) can also be read as "nigi." This gives us another option, one that I like perhaps best of all:

("Master of the peaceful and swift-flowing small white river." Pretty-----!)

i love that greeting!!!!!

Posted by: wanda on February 5, 2005 03:06 PM

oops... ididn't realise that was too much... sorry!

Posted by: wanda on February 5, 2005 03:47 PM

Wanda~~~I see your nod to TS Eliot in this post!

Posted by: Parsippanynj on February 6, 2005 08:08 AM

Hello friends
I am Japanese, but I can not understand these.
I think wondas translation is perfect.

Posted by: lautre on February 6, 2005 10:02 AM

I made a mistake in the name. I am so sorry wanda.

Posted by: lautre on February 6, 2005 10:21 AM

its' perfect!

Posted by: wanda on February 6, 2005 11:03 AM

This shot is too damn good.....also love your pics at Sundance, especially you and Wanda & the director!

Posted by: Parsippanynj on February 6, 2005 05:48 PM

Hey Wanda! Destiny is calling...chop, chop girlfirend!

Posted by: lizzie on February 6, 2005 09:42 PM

I like.

Posted by: Tabitha on February 7, 2005 07:09 AM

I mean, that kid is so cute!

Did I mention my weakness for those of the Asian persuasion?

Posted by: Tabitha on February 7, 2005 07:14 AM

Hey krixy. Been thinkin' of ya! Hope everything is well with you my dear.

Huggies and kissies

Nettie xox

Posted by: Nettie on February 7, 2005 11:56 AM

OMG! oh sensai!

Posted by: wanda on February 7, 2005 11:03 PM

Hello, I am from Hong Kong.
What Keanu was holding is a lion, not a dragon.
So, Keanu is playing a lion dance.

Posted by: Jelly on February 9, 2005 10:05 AM

Hello, I am from Hong Kong.
What Keanu was holding is a lion, not a dragon.
So, Keanu was playing a lion dance.

Posted by: Jelly on February 9, 2005 10:07 AM
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