Dude, next time I get the bogus idea of scanning, cropping, touching-up and uploading 100 trading cards, both front and back.....make me drop and give you infinity instead.
Let's celebrate with a new song for the K-mix...
Last night I had a dream that we went to Disneyland,
Went on all the rides, didn't have to wait in line.
I drove you to your house where we stared up at the stars
I listened to your heartbeat as I held you in my arms.
We hung out at the rainbow where we drank til' half past two.
Nothing could go wrong anytime that I'm with you.
Like crashing a hotel room or leading up to that first kiss
Or searching for a high school that you know doesn't exist...
These are the things that make me free
I feel like I'm stuck in "stand by me"
This night was too good to be true.
Today I woke up alone wishing you were here with me,
I wanted us to be something that we'd probably never be.
Today you called me up and said you'd see me at our show,
But now I'm stuck debating if I even wanna go.
Whitney, don't you understand that what I say is true?
I just want you to know I have a major crush on you.
I'd drive you to Las Vegas and do the things you wanna do
I'd even have Wayne Newton dedicate a song to you.
I only wish that this could be
Just dump your boyfriend and go out with me
I swear I'd treat you like a queen.
Hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend.
So, Keanu totally blew it last night and missed out on meeting the loverly jozjozjoz and getting to hold a "Hi" sign for me. Maybe he'll get lucky next time.
However, though the miracle of digital photography we can experience just what it was like to be there.
In the parking lot outside the Orlando Jones Show.
Apparently, Joz and Professor Eric could hear the music coming right through the walls as they walked to the car.
I embellished the photo so you can SEE the music, so clever I am!
See that red light, that means they're taping at that very moment. It's a moment captured!
Other guests on the show were some fancy motorcycle trick rider dudes (who are allowed to just park anywhere they want, it looks like).
You KNOW that Keanu talked to the motorcycle guys about these very bikes!
And look, right there's an ashtray with the snuffed out butts of people who just may be inside watching becky play. Maybe even one of Keanu's half smoked Marlboros? Who knows? This is Hollywood, babies. Anything is possible.
But I was promised a "Hi" sign and Joz always comes through.
Hi yourself, Professor Eric! Thank you for thinking of me!!! And thank you, Joz!!!
It was just like I was really right nearby in the general area there! *smoooch*
So there you have it.
A brush with a brush with the parking lot of greatness.
I'm all tingly inside.
Today's pic is from the upcoming Matrix Revolutions, and it's of Neo going mano a mano (with a spark spewing whatsit) with someone, probably Bane.
But(t), is it Keanu?
Someone wrote to me earlier this week asking if I thought any of the screen grab AF shots were actually of his double. It had actually never occured to me that they would use doubles for shots of simply walking away. What kind of insane director would use a lesser ass when he has the gold standard of assery right there?
I have to say that after a year of selecting and posting Ass Friday pictures, I feel confident that I can tell the real thing or not. And I fully believe that every single Ass on every single Friday has belonged to Mr. Reeves.
This pic makes me question my own abilities.
The feet look right.....or do they?
And if it's not Keanu, who is it?
Chad Stahelski most likely.
He has doubled Keanu as Neo in all three of the Matrix films, and he's a hunkamuffin in his own right. A lot of the serious stunt work we are creaming over on screen in The Matrix movies is actually Chad and if anyone deserves to stand in and give Keanu a friday off, it's him.
Not that I'm sure that it is, but it might be.
Kat has all three Dogstar CDs up for auction, so if your looking to have an instant collection or want to have spare copies (because at some point these aren't going be be around anymore) check it out. I know that OLV alone has gone for close to twenty bucks recently on the 'bay.
She's also got some other CDs, quite a few videos and some PC games up there at cheap start prices, so please bid if you have an interest in anything because you'd be helping her out.
The sixth most popular search that brings people to keanuvision is the blog tagline, You had me at 'Whoa'. This fascinates me because it's not like searching on "Keanu Reeves Naked"(#8) or "ebay addiction" (#18). It's my tagline, and even though it's a twist on "You had me at 'Hello'", it's unique to the site. So people are remembering the tagline and coming back? Are they telling their friends about "some Keanu blog, can't remember the URL but google this, dude"?
"Keanu is stuck with it like Jimmy Cagney got stuck with "you dirty rat," the Beatles with "yeah, yeah, yeah," Marlon Brando with "Stella!,"Gary Cooper with "yup," Humphrey Bogart with "play it again, Sam" and Cary Grant with "Judy, Judy, Judy." It's a tattoo, a carving, a cattle brand."
They even riffed on it with Andy Richter on the MTV Movie Awards this year.
I wonder how he feels about it? Does he cringe, or has he embraced the "Whoa" like so many of us have.
One of my MANY pet peeves is the mispelling of it.
It's not woah, or whoah.
It's whoa. W.H.O.A.
The article also poses this question:
"Does anyone know exactly when Keanu first blurted this out? Did he say it during THE PRINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA? BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE? POINT BREAK? RIVER'S EDGE? On Conan O'Brien? If anyone has any solid gets, please share."
I'll bet we could answer this by the end of the day.
OK, so there's another chance for good hearted fun with photographic proof today.
The Orlando Jones show also tapes by jozjozjoz. Well, technically it tapes close to her car.
We have no idea what time, though. So we need either:
someone to comment that knows what time the show starts taping.
Our operatives report that taping begins at 5 pm.
a smackload of excuses for why Joz needs to keep going out to her car instead of working. (She's already confessed to accidentally -shyeah, right--leaving her phone in the car)
--now that we know the time, it's pretty much in the hands of the Architect.
I told her she should trust in the plan of the Matrix, and make one trip out to the car today, with the camera and "Hi Krix" sign (which shall also include jozjozjoz.com...it's like sponsorship!) and if he doesn't cross her path it wasn't meant to be. It couldn't have happened any other way.
Of course, she's all "free will blah blah blah, in charge of my own destinycakes", so who knows.
Oooh! Here's a pic of the lot with something that is either a signpost or some guy doing an impression of Munch's The Scream. It's not Keanu, though.
BUT, Keanu just might be in the building under where the Hollywood sign is right now. How very exciting!
In any case, I *heart* jozjozjoz for even bothering to try, and for keeping me updated on IM all day. At this point she could send a a pic of Orlando Jones' Security guy holding the sign and I'd be a happy camper.
Here are a couple of pictures of Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton from Something's Gotta Give. (courtesy Sony Pictures)
You're right. There's no Keanu in these, but I'm posting them anyway so Sony will like me and send me the good stuff when it becomes available.
Actually the first one on the beach is lovely. I think I might print it out, frame it and try and pass them off as my parents.
I won't do it for every movie, but since Keanu has the title role, I decided to go ahead and create a category especially for Constantine.
Also, becky now has a seperate category as well, rather than lumping all the beckyband news in it wahs which is getting full of my inane babble as it is.
Speaking of becky, there is a new picture of the band over at the official becky site, and don't forget to set your VCR for the Orlando Jones show tomorrow on FX. Roi's going to tape it for me....yay, Roi.
And I think that becky is probably in the studio taping the Sharon Osbourne show right now.
If anyone goes to either of these tapings, please drop by and let us know how it went, eh?
That's the guy. That's the sleepy, barefoot, hanging out in a posh suite in a t-shirt and faded jeans guy that I adore.
Oh good lord, I hope these are published with an interview or something somewhere soon.
From Lisa Gerrard's website:
Lisa has been working on this VERY dark soundtrack for a few weeks now. If the first track is anything to go by this going to be one of the darkest works Lisa ever did. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence and John Constantine is played by Keanu Reeves.
John Constantine the antihero and magician is a very interesting character his story really starts after the death of King Arthur, when Merlin sought the man known as Kon-sten-tyn and helped him become the new King of Britain, but Kon-sten-tyn was very determined not to rule under Merlins commands and so the trouble started. There is a family tree and a lot of good information on John Constantine and Hellblazer at the Straight To Hell website. Not to sure how much John Constantine will or has been changed for the film, but let's hope that the core of Constantine will remain intact.
No matter what this film puts Lisa in front of a vast darkness and (heavenly) light filled canvas and Francis Lawrence's prior work shows a strong sinister, dark and mysteries dimension. Keanu Reeves is well suited for the part, let's just hope that he reads Hellblazer and portrays John Constantine as the heavily smoking antihero he is. But probably the most important point with a character like John Constantine is to hope that nobody is actually expecting a PG-13 rating.
Warren Ellis, who has authored many issues of Hellblazer (some of the best of the ones that I have read), finally talks about the upcoming Constantine in today's BAD SIGNAL:
"Anyway. And then I ended up drinking with Tilda Swinton. This was one of those weird moments; she kept saying "serendipitous," which is not a word I would attempt after mixing that much whisky and beer. She's just been offered the part of the angel Gabriel in CONSTANTINE, the film of the comics series HELLBLAZER, which I wrote for a year. So we had an hour of discussing the character, the book, the selection of Keanu Reeves (which is actually a big part of her interest. I've always said that Reeves is a better actor than anyone gives him credit for -- watch him carefully, and you'll see him deliberately creating a space for other actors to work in), and the possibilities in the role in relationship to America today. She said something I found fascinating: in an America where a president again invokes the term Evil in public statements, there's the potential to say something very interesting in a major-studio film about Biblical good and evil. To present the angel Gabriel as a figure of horror; there's space to say something that in the mainstream of American culture is certainly subversive. She characterised Reeves as an intelligent, "spiritual" man, and thinks there might be the possibility, with Reeves there, to do something challenging.
This, by the way, is the answer to the almost-daily emails asking what I think of Keanu Reeves cast as Constantine. First; the film is never going to be the same as the comic. American or English, the film will succeed if it's true to the core of the man, because that's what hooks people into the book. Nicolas Cage, I maintain, would have made a good Constantine because he can do the ravaged, shattered side of the man. I think Reeves is an interesting choice because he can get at the other part of Constantine, the part that demands social justice and exists in ethical turmoil. His partner for the story is being played by Rachel Weisz, whom people seem to have forgotten can act -- she broke out of British television in the same piece as Ewan McGregor, THE SCARLET AND THE BLACK. With Tilda Swinton as Gabriel, this is all far from a bad proposition.
But, of course, I haven't read the script.
Reading this from someone so close to the property really gives me a new hope and enthusiasm for this movie. Nice to hear him say good things about Keanu as well. And I like the way he puts it: "deliberately creating a space for other actors to work in". A very good way to describe Keanu's non-scenery-chewing approach to his craft and generosity that many that have worked with him can attest to, and his critics seem to mistake for something lacking in his ability.
thanks to lomara, I now know the emoticon for "throwing the goat".
sucky or not?
~very nice pics and design.
Keanuette has some info on a new DVD called Keanu Reeves - Journey to Success, that will be released at the end of October. No idea what it contains, possibly interviews - bio, etc?
Go to her site for the amazon link and more info.
Sony seems to have the start of a site for the upcoming Meyers film. Not much there yet, but there's a link to sign up for updates.
You can view the quicktime trailer here over at Apple.com's trailer pages.
And there are also Windoze Media and RealPlayer trailers at the Sony site as well.
Yeah, I'm all about the bulleted lists today.
Good grief, they'll give anyone a talk show, won't they?
(Actually, I [heart] Orlando Jones, but I don't have cable so I won't be watching either of these.)
Thank you, please drive thru....
Damn, I'm busy today.
Please enjoy the cute boy for now. He's moist.
I have to get back to work.
His wicked sense of humour
Suggests exciting sex
His fingers focus on her
He's Venus as a boy.
He believes in beauty
He's Venus as a boy
He believes in beauty
He believes in beauty
He's Venus as a boy
He believes in beauty
The taste of her
He sets off
The beauty in her
He's Venus as a boy
He believes in beauty
He's Venus as a boy
He believes in beauty
He believes in beauty
He's Venus as a boy
He believes in beauty
Bjork- Venus As A Boy
(right click and save, please don't stream.)
...even though I'm a little drunk.
email spoofy viruses, sucky or not?
Update your virus software, people. I'm getting bounce messages for mail I never sent.
FYI - you will NEVER ever get an email with an attachment from any keanuvision.com address unless it is something I have told you I am sending either in a prior email or with [.jpg attached] in the subject line.
And really, except for a few people, I rarely just email out of the blue,(preferring to share my idiocy with the general public here on the blog) so if you get anything from this domain, especially with an attachment just delete it.
I came across this cover in a little tiny size in a Japanese photo book I picked up recently. The smile and sparkle in his eye just made my toes point so I scanned it and it came out pretty good at 400dpi.
Plus, I've decided that I'm going to make "sucky or not?" my new annoying phrase for a while.
I can't wait to use it next time I go to dinner....
"This '90 Chateauneuf Mont Redon....sucky or not?"
TUALATIN — A little Hollywood glamour has come to Oregon, and last weekend that glamour found itself roosting in a hot, dusty rock quarry that looked eerily like the set of a cheap science fiction movie.
But the movie that brought stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Tilda Swinton, Keanu Reeves and Benjamin Bratt to Oregon is “Thumbsucker,” a wry coming-of-age story adapted from the Walter Kirn book about a teenager with an oral fixation. The film completes seven weeks of Oregon location work this weekend.
[snipped for Keanu content ...]
Reeves, who was in town for four days, plays the kindly orthodontist who hypnotizes Pucci to stop his thumbsucking, which only sends him off on new fixations. Vince Vaughn plays his debate coach, and Bratt is a TV announcer whom Audrey fancies.
[and some nice things about Lou Taylor Pucci, the film's lead...]
Although Pucci is a newcomer to film, he has plenty of fans on this set.
“He’s so way ahead of any actor I’ve met for his age,” D’Onofrio said.
“From the very first day of improv, he was neck and neck with me.”
“Honestly, Lou is a total gift from God that came on the last day of casting,” said Mills, who auditioned 150 teenagers.
“There are a lot of people who are good at pretending to be this or that; Lou is this magical little chameleon.”
Pucci also is up for a role in “Constantine,” another Reeves project.
“I love Keanu Reeves so much, I wish I could do more with him,” Pucci said.
Read the whole article here.
I just heard Rob Dougan's Chateau from the Reloaded soundtrack on a PBS promo for National Geographic. It's always weird to have things so familiar show up out of context. I still want to kill whoever greenlighted my beloved Spybreak for a local car dealership commercial.
And speaking of car commercials, has anyone else had their local Toyota dealer acting out Reloaded scenes to hawk the Matrix automobile?
Vegas does, and it SO SUCKS. Oh my god, it's just wrong.
Oh look, new wallpaper.
I'm craving a Powerade.
There's a new flash Matrix game over at the official site, go check it out.
Thank you to Spencer for the heads up.
With all the pads and gear, I didn't think that the hockey game would have any Ass Friday opportunity. Thanks to skits for proving me wrong with this pic.
From the DMB
Sorry about being MIA for so long. I have an immediate update if you are in the Las Vegas area, you can catch Bret on KLAV 1230 as he is going to be doing a spot for a company called Ad Tab which he has an endorsement deal (Keanu is originally suppose to be included in the deal also but will not be calling in to the station). It is for the Tabs on the guitar parts of songs which I know so many of you have been asking about. If you can't pick up Vegas radio you can tune in live at:
www.klav1230am.com and listen in.
He will be on between 10pm and 11pm pacific time (1am to 2am on the east coast). I don't know if they are taking callers or not, but at least you can listen in to what they say.
I'm sorry I don't have anything else to report right now, but I know a certain guitar player is in the works of possibly starting his own record label and might be taking his solo show on the road. I have no current news on the status of DogStar at this time.
Hope you are all well.
I've got the radio on right now, I'm so glad I checked that board tonight.
Update: Bret hasn't been on yet, the show is a couple of guys playing local/indy rock with some harsh irreverant commentary. Funny! I may call in and
harrass them try and talk to Bret.
--Another update 10:25pm: They are talking to Bret right now about Dogstar, and will play a song (Cornerstore)
--YET Another update:
I just talked to Bret on the radio.
I'm a big dork.
They (the radio guys, not Bret) called me a stalker because of my license plate.
I've been slack this past week on red pill newsbits so let's play catch up...
OK, 75 days until The Matrix Revolutions. Eeeeee!
It's been reported that Warner is reportedly considering withholding Reloaded from Oscar consideration so that Academy voters can focus on Revolutions.
This seems like a smart move-not splitting the vote (hear that Californians?), and indicates that Revolutions will be the better of the two movies. NOT that I didn't like Reloaded, because you know I did. It was a middle movie and all the whiners can bite me. The only thing I would bitch about is the choice of music during the Burly Brawl, because damn, that sucked.
Anyway, Revolutions shall kick ass. Here's a little blurb at Coming Soon that may be the beginning of the hype. Yeah, Joel...I'm looking at you (call me).
You know, I fully admit at this point, I have no idea what the Matrix is, or what's going to happen in the final movie. So many theories. Not enough brain.
Once again, I find myself caught between craving information and caving into spoilers. Of course there is enough non-spoiler speculation to keep one's mind busy for years to come at various sites, my favorite being Matrix Essays.
One other note. Eric Furze, the author of the brilliant piece I posted a while back, contacted me to let me know that it was actually a rough draft and that the final complete version of The Matrix: Reloaded - Jesus, Buddha, and Gödel: Unraveling the Matrix Mythos can be found here, at metaphilm.com.
Keanu's appearance on LIVE this morning was just a repeat of last spring's visit for Reloaded.
Of course I tuned in anyway (I'm typing on the commercial break).
OH! we're back.
Oh yeah, Regis just came out in the long coat and shades....so stupid.
Keanu was really cute and funny and charming as usual.
Good lord, Kelly Ripa just mentioned "raising the bar" Gah!
And they also showed the Tea House fight clip, Keanu used the word "balletic" to describe it...swoon.
So anyway, yeah - it was a repeat, but nice to have him around as I get ready for work this morning.
"From a number of sources, FilmJerk.com has learned that Rachel Weisz has been cast in Warner Bros.’ “Constantine,” an adaptation of the DC Comic comic book “Hellblazer.” Weisz, who was last seen in “The Shape of Things” and “Confidence” – as well as the upcoming fall films “Envy” and “the Runaway Jury” – will be playing Angela, the lead female role. Reeves and Weisz previously co-starred together in the ill-fated 1996 film "Chain Reaction."
I can't wait to tell eddieshirt. They worked together, you know.
Keanu and Paulie are quoted in an article on the SCORE game for USA Today.
(Doh! Broken link fixed)
And on a related note, anyone hear how the Viper gig went last night?
With the flooding and everything here in Vegas, I would have been better off staying in LA for the show.
I stayed away from the high water, but traffic was horrendous and I had no power last night. I ended up going to dinner and a movie by myself since no one wanted to brave the roads to meet me.
I saw Freaky Friday, which was amusing. I figured since Jamie Lee's "one of us" it was worth paying for.
There's another flood warning today, so I'm trying to get my work done so I can leave early.
Sunday, August 17, 2003
So, I was lucky enough to attend the game on Sunday and got to check off "see Keanu play hockey" from my list, where it was nestled between "kiss a kiwi guitarist" (checked) and "learn to make pistachio soufflé" (unchecked).
We got to the Health South Center fairly early, which was good because we got to be in the shade while we stood in line and got to see people arrive. I watched Keanu from afar, but did manage to dork out, hop a rail and scream to becky's guitarist, Paulie Kosta that he should "kick some ass out there today". Of course, at that time I didn't realize that he was the enemy and I should have wished him a leg cramp or something.
We eventually got in and got seated not too far from where becky members Robert and Rebecca were, figuring they would sit closest to the end where Keanu would be goaltending. This was a good call and minutes after we sat down, the players were on the ice doing their warm-up. Keanu did some stretches (sigh) and then positioned himself in front of the net and proceeded to block a good many of the practice shots on him.
Meanwhile, poor Wendy was freaking out because the fancy laser beam autofocus took a liking to the netting that was stretched between the fans and the ice from rail to ceiling. It was a tense time and I really would have risked a puck in the face for clearer shots at that point.
Naturally, once warm-up is over and she figures out how to trick the autofocus, Keanu is mopping off.
Ahh, that's better.
We then all stood up for a minute of silence and then for a somewhat strange accoustic version of the national anthem sung by Luc Robitaille's wife.
They should have had Rebecca do it.
The teams were announced and I then realized that it wasn't really NHL vs. Hollywood because both teams had a few of each type of player, which was good and made for a more balanced game. It was then I noticed that the green jersey'ed "Visitors" team had Paulie for goalie. Scandalous!
OK, first period?
Keanu. Kicked. Ass.
Nothing got past him.
The puck bounced off his shins, his skates, his chest. He was snatching them out of the air. He denied them entry to the net as though they were midwestern tourists made of black rubber and he was a bouncer at Skybar with a big stick for a velvet rope.
It was glorious.
I was so proud and impressed and my inner thighs were tingling.
The white-jersey'ed Home team scored 2 goals in the first period. I wonder if Keanu razzed Paulie in the locker room.
I should mention that throughout the game, while Keanu stood there in front of the net, he would repeatedly bring up his gloved left hand hand to hit himself in the chest. Wendy thought he may have been moving his chest pad, but I think it was something more. I think he was psyching himself up. He would pound his chest and sometimes shake his head a little and tap his stick to the ice. The effect was not unlike a giant silverback ape posturing and being all Alpha. I could imagine him ggrrrrr-ing and growling behind the mask and pondered him scentmarking the crease before doing a little headshake of my own to snap out of it.
The teams switched sides on the ice so Keanu was down at the far end and Paulie was close to us.
Paulie struck a pretty big and intimidating posture of his own in front of the net.
He's also pretty quick with the stick and had no hesitation about throwing himself down to block a point, or even doing some splits.
Keanu played really well in the first half of the second period, too.
Then I don't know what happened.
I never saw the first goal scored against him. I heard a commotion and looked down to his end and couldn't see him because he was so far out of the crease. I then saw a goal scored and looked up at the board and there were TWO points registered, so either they popped him one after another or there were some special points awarded on general goalie dumbassery.
With about eight minutes to go in the second period, the Visitors team cranked it up. Those first two points either made Keanu lose a little focus or revealed a weakness in his game and they ran with it. A lot of action on that end during this period. At one point, Keanu pounced on the puck like a cat to stop a goal.
Paulie seemed a little too amused watching the action on the other end of the ice at times. I think the villainous D.B. Sweeney had been influencing him.
A couple more points were scored. Everyone looked a little more tired.
I should have taken pictures of the scoreboard throughout the game, because I'm not totally sure what the score was going into the third period. I think the home team was still ahead at 4-2, but I'm not 100% sure.
Sigh, I had hoped that at some point Keanu would skate over to where his beckyband mates and their group were (since that was near where we were) so I could have offered (re:shouted) some words of wisdom, "Stay in the crease, creampuff! - Don't let Alan Thicke fool you, he's like 70 years old but he's fast! - D.B. Sweeney is the DEVIL!"....but he didn't skate by.
Anyway, this last period was even more action packed. They worked The Wall over pretty good. They had him diving and on his knees to protect the goal.
He's still pretty damn limber, by the way...rwowrrrr.
I wish I had gotten more shots when there was action but I was just so busy watching!
Keanu blocked a lot of shots on goal but let a few in as well. He was typically contrite after the more egregious mistakes.
As the seconds ticked away, both teams played more agressively and roughly.
D.B. Sweeney even knocked Keanu off his feet and into the net! Evil! So yes, I now dub Sweeney to be a "mean baddie" and will be fast-forwarding through all his scenes in Hardball.
I looked at the clock with 3:11 left to go and got a little sad because I knew the game was almost over. The score was tied, and then the Visitors scored again. Keanu was pretty worn out.
It was up to the offense to turn it around now. I hoped that the Home team would pull it out in the final minute. They pulled Keanu from the net so they could put another man on offense but to no avail.
The good news is, that no points were scored on the empty net.
Nothing changed in the last nine seconds of the game and Keanu's team lost, 5 to 6. But it was a fun game to watch and I think it was very good for SCORE, which really was the whole point. (By the way, I believe it was announced in the middle of the first break that Keanu generously donated his jersey to the silent auction which ended between the 2nd and 3rd periods. I have no idea how much it went for, but I bet it reeked - in a good way)
And even this smiley boy knows that winning isn't everything, it's the fun of playing a good game with good friends and players to an enthusiastic crowd.
And these smiles from him were worth the trip and price of admission in themselves.
I had the best time.
Thank you to all the players and organizers for a great game.
I plan on being there next year.
Wow, I see that the POTD link is bringing some new people to the site, which is always nice. Just so you know, we're rated 'R' around here.
I haven't had my coffee yet, but just wanted to say that I will have a write-up of the game later, so please stop back by.
To the guy that sat behind us last evening:
You aren't funny.
You are so unfunny and lame that 4 out of 5 socially-inept morons are glad they aren't you.
And the fifth one chose a stick of sugarless gum and even that is still funnier than you.
If it's not funny the first time, chances are it won't be funny the eighth time only louder, you raging jackass.
I truly wished you were sitting in front of me because I would have bought a 6 dollar beer just so you could wear it.
Seriously, shut the fuck up.....forever.
Oh god, I'm still dazed and tired. The worst thing about a trip to see Keanu is coming home. The write up of the game will probably have to wait until tomorrow, but I just couldn't keep these to myself any longer.
Not only did Keanu actually show up for the event (can you imagine!) he actually was the first person of fame to get there. When I saw him arrive, and take a minute to sign a few items and pose for a few pictures for some fans, I dispatched Francisco to try and take a picture if he could, since I knew that face would be obscured for most of the game.
Thankfully, Fran's fish and dairy poisoning (I love you! I'm sorry!) hadn't kicked in yet, and he really came through.
And thank you to him, Wendy and their awesome son for a really great weekend.
I just got home around an hour ago, and wanted to quick upload a few shots from the game from my craptacular zoomless camera before I went to work.
I hope to have some time later to do a little bit of a write-up, but right now, I'm freaking running late and on about 3 hours sleep.
Here's a pic to tide you over, thanks to Wendy and her nice zoom lens and DSL.
I'm on my way to Santa Monica for the night.
I'm supposed to leave at noon, but I might take off in a few minutes.
Because I'm impulsive like that.
I'll do my best to make some audblogs from the game, and take what pictures I can. Hopefully if we get there early enough we won't be in the nosebleed section because my digicam doesn't have a zoom lens or anything.
Eddieshirt got a bath last night because I've decided to take him to the game. I figure it'll be chilly enough, and maybe it will bring the goaltender luck.
Or help me get lucky...pucky?.....whatever.
Have a great weekend, everyone.
So I guess ET will be showing the trailer from the Meyers film tonight...
August 15, 2003
Taking a break from his 'Matrix' duties, KEANU REEVES is teaming up with screen legends JACK NICHOLSON and DIANE KEATON for the romantic comedy 'Something's Gotta Give,' coming to theaters this December. Tonight on ET, we have your exclusive first look at the hilarious new trailer!
In the new comedy, Nicholson plays Harry Sanborn, an aging playboy with a libido much younger than his years. During a romantic weekend with his latest conquest, Marin (AMANDA PEET of 'The Whole Nine Yards'), at her mother's Hamptons beach house, Harry has chest pains. Marin's divorced mother, Erica (Keaton), reluctantly cares for Harry, and in the process he develops romantic feelings for the more age-appropriate woman.
But while Harry struggles to change his old habits, his charming, 30-something doctor (Reeves) steps in and begins to pursue Erica! Now Harry, who has always had the world on a string, finds his life unraveling.
Also starring FRANCES McDORMAND and JON FAVREAU and directed by NANCY MEYERS ('What Women Want'), 'Something's Gotta Give' gives in to audiences everywhere December 12.
Thanks to Club-Keanu for the heads-up, and actually you should head over there to check out some pics from an Oregon news story about Keanu being typically cool and cordial with some fans.
One of the things I admire about Keanu Reeves is his work ethic and commitment to the craft. The way he does whatever he needs to do for a job.
He always gives his all, no matter what. And while we see pictures of him preparing physically, there's no doubt that he studies and prepares mentally as well. Sometimes, we see a lot of big name actors resting on their laurels and "phoning it in". And I adore and admire him because I just don't see him ever doing that.
I know I've expressed this before, but he makes me want to give my all and to push my own limits. In many aspects of my life.
And I'm so very grateful.
There's football or something on FOX, pre-empting the usual pre-primetime syndicated goodness of a full hour of 'Friends', so I figure I might as well put on ET, maybe there will be another teaser snippet of the new Meyers film (which is easier than typing out the anti-climactic title they have given it and how I have decided to refer to it...so nyahh).
I didn't see any Jack, Diane or Keanu.
Evidently, I missed seeing the snippet.
What I did see was Toni Braxton having a freaking caesarean birth up close and on video.
Ah yes, it's a beautiful summery day, no?
I think I may even leave work early.
The SCORE hockey game is completely sold out, wow! Very cool and excellent for the cause.
I'm very excited, I hope Wendy, Fran and Aaron don't mind getting there early. Wendy, by the way, has been nominated for "sexiest female blogger" and I'll have you know that I've totally kissed her before. Rwowrrrrr....
Oh, also, tomorrow night there should be some promo for 'Something's Gotta Give' on Entertainment Tonight that may or may not have Keanu content.
And while you wait for The Matrix Reloaded DVD to release, you can check out the synchs for the first Matrix over at the Synchronicity Arkive.
There's an interesting Animatrix/Radiohead one that I may try out.
I'm going to try and get another page of cards up today (1-30 are already posted) and then I'm getting the hell out of dodge.
I have socks, hair dye and lip balm to buy.
Keanu fan and Oregonian, crowereaves got to meet Keanu on the Thumbsucker set. She's posted a couple pictures over at Reeves Drive's board so go check them out.
Also, there's an amusing story here about a fan encounter.
Keanu Refuses To Lighten Up
August 1, 2003 (WENN via COMTEX) -- THE MATRIX hero KEANU REEVES is refusing to bleach his hair blond for an upcoming movie role. The naturally dark-haired actor has been urged by producers of CONSTANTINE to go lighter, but he is not convinced.
A movie insider tells British tabloid THE DAILY EXPRESS, "Keanu has tried on various blond wigs and thinks he looks absolutely stupid."
Esqueeze me, when did Keanu become concerned about his looks when it came to a role? This is the guy that shaved everything for the Matrix, and then went out and played gigs. Frankly, I can't see him getting all diva over a little frost-n-tip.
Let's look at some questionable movie do's, shall we?
Little Buddha was a screamfest of bad hair don'ts, this one being the one that squicks me out most.
Oh, no...He doesn't look like a cross between a goth Nancy Reagan and a crackhead June Cleaver here at all.
Then there's Marlon. Whose bad hair was completely intentional and part of the character.
But it's still pretty fucking bad.
(Actually, I just watched ILYTD last weekend, and a bigger affront to fashion is Marlon's pants)
OH! And don't get me started on the roadkill they strapped to his head at the end of Feeling Minnesota.
This one is a good argument that "YES! of course the blonde wigs looked stupid. ALL WIGS LOOK STUPID." But a gradual lightening won't be a shock and it would work.
It's not like he's weird about his hair, from fan reports and pictures from Oregon, it sounds like he may have gotten some extensions for Thumbsucker.
I'm actually hoping we'll see him in a seedy hippy ponytail, to be honest.
I like seeing him break from the expected and the norm. I think that was why he was so riveting as Donnie Barksdale.
So I don't believe the article for a minute. The shame is, now that this is out there, even if it wasn't his idea but they do decide to keep his dark hair, the comic fans will blame it on Keanu.
I've been reading the forums and they STILL can not accept that he's playing their beloved "ConJob".
I really want to see him with light hair. And more importantly, fans of Hellblazer practically require it. And while I've made a few attempts in photoshop to lighten him up and will admit that it's not as easy as it sounds, don't tell me that a team of Warner Brothers' stylists couldn't make it happen. He doesn't have to go completely blonde, but something like taken a little bit further this would work.
I just think it's very important, especially after they are changing SO MANY other aspects of this character to at least try to vary from Keanu's dark locks. As an actor I would think he would be up for it.
I guess we will wait and see.
Ultimately I really can't see Keanu refusing something like this on the basis of how he looks.
It is Tuesday, isn't it?
Although I could gaze into his beautiful browns all day long, I have stuff to do.
SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE
Academy Award® winners Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton and Frances McDormand star with Keanu Reeves and Amanda Peet in a sophisticated romantic comedy from writer/director Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, The Parent Trap), which proves that in matters of the heart, you can expect the unexpected.
Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) is a perennial playboy with a libido much younger than his years. During what was to have been a romantic weekend with his latest infatuation, Marin (Amanda Peet), at her mother's Hamptons beach house, Harry develops chest pains. He winds up being nursed by Marin's reluctant mother, Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) -- a successful, divorced New York playwright. In the process, Harry develops more heart pangs -- the romantic kind -- for Erica, an age appropriate woman whom he finds beguiling.
However, some habits die hard. When Harry hesitates, his charming thirty-something doctor (Keanu Reeves) steps in and starts to pursue Erica. And Harry, who has always had the world on a string, finds his life unraveling.
Bruce A. Block
Director of Photography
Michael Ballhaus, ASC
Hopefully we'll have an official site link soon.
I actually started scanning and archiving the Pro-Set Bill and Ted Trading cards.
Cards 1 thru 10, front and back can be found here.
Right now, I'm just using a generated album page, pretty much no frills. It's going to need some fine tuning.
Anyway, I will be adding more soon.
I hope everyone had a great weekend.
While I was slacking off, it seems that there was a possible becky show announced for the 19th at the Viper Room. That's two days after the hockey game. On a Tuesday night. I won't be staying for it, but as always I recommend going if you are in the area.
Also, FilmJerk reports that the Nancy Meyers Project may finally have a title.
"Something's Gotta Give", after the old Johnny Mercer song whose lyrics include "When an irresistable force / such as you / meets an old immovable object like me / you can bet as sure as you live." Um, I think the next line is probably the title line. You get the idea.
And apparently it does not have anything to do with "Something's Got to Give" Marilyn Monroe's unfinished final project, which had me all worked up until I said to myself "it's a movie title, krix, get over yourself" and in appreciation for my own good advice I treated myself to a nice drink.
Having a cocktail in me, I toyed with the idea of writing a little parody on why Keanu, not Arnold, should be elected governor of California. However, it turned into so much stupid yammering and was trashed as soon as I sobered up. Like the guy has the time anyway, right? But if it came down to ass, we all know who would sweep the popular vote, right?
Oh, the picture up there? It was my payoff for being woken up by a nightmare this morning and not being able to go back to sleep. I'm a sucker for buy-it-now, and it will go quite nicely in the black-and-white collection I intend to get together.
He's just stunning. I'd vote for him.
Keanu in Paris, published recently in US magazine.
Est-ce que je peux veuillez être votre chaton d'amour ?
He's tall and lithe and very sexy. I knew I wanted a new figure from Reloaded, but couldn't really decide. When I saw the finished version of this one I fell in love with it, even though I snarked on the prototype in this entry.
Reloaded Neo was sculpted by Shunji Hagii, and has no movable parts. He was procured from victorshop.com. You can check his auctions (there was another available at the time of posting).
I LUFF new Reloaded Neo.
The boys aren't taking it like The One, at all.
Dojo is beside himself and sighs loudly between sobs.
Lobby is simply PISSED and offers little or no consolation.
I tried to call Lobby out on the fact that "This is Bullshit!" is actually a Reloaded line, but he just gave me the finger and stomped back to the stereo, put on some TOOL and ignored me for the rest of the evening.
Hopefully at some point they will learn to live together in harmony.
Yay, it's Johnny Utah's wetsuited ass.
Now that my hosting has been upgraded I've decided to start a new thing, The Keanu Mix.
I'm going to periodically put up tracks for download that are either inspired by or related to Keanu somehow. After a while there should be enough for you to mix and burn your own Keanu-themed CD.
The first track is The Voodoo Queens' Kenuweehead (right click, etc)
Keanu Reeves you make believe
You make me sad
I really cried when you cut off your hair
You looked so square
I'll be your historical babe
Just you and me and the desert moon
In your soft cool breeze
It blows incessantly
Keanu, Kananoo, Kenuwee, Kano-oo
How do you say your name?
It doesn't matter anyway
Cause you look good in a wet suit
And that's where I want to be
He was in Bill & Ted and when he walks
He shakes his meat head
He's the dude of dude of dude of dudes
the most bodacious boy
He's forever cool
Keanu, Kananoo, Kenuwee, Kano-oo!
How do you say your name?
It doesn't matter anyway
Cause you look good in a wet suit
And that's where I want to be
He's the most bodacious boy you ever saw
When will he be more than just a picture on my fridge door
Keanu, Kananoo, Kenuwee, Kanu-nu
Keanu, Kananoo, Kenuwee, Kanu-nu
Keanu, Kananoo, Kenuwee, Kanu-nu
Ooh - ee!
--from the Peel Sessions CD
(thanks to ikea's site for the lyrics
Someone I know that does work for "the industry" emailed me on the Untitled Nancy Meyers Project. Still no title yet, but I did get a release date of December 12th. This is confirmed over at IMDB. I'll let you know if I hear anything else.
(I'm still pretty "meh" about this picture. I watched "What Women Want" the other night and I wanted to stick a fork in my eye throughout most of it.)
Also, this entry must be a result on Google for Thumbsucker and Beaverton, because I'm getting a few random commenters with info on the filming, including that they still need extras this Saturday at Tualatin High School, and that Keanu stopped for a milkshake in downtown Beaverton last week. Cute!
Don't forget, Hunky McStudmuffin gets a surfboard for 'Best Actor who Totally puts his CGI Counterpart to Shame in a Fight Sequence with Bad Music and We'd Like to See More of his Naked Butt in Revolutions' tonight on FOX's Teen Choice Awards.
I may make a drinking game out of how many times I want to punch David Spade in the face.
SCORE (Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment) has its roots in hockey. The organization was founded in March 1999, when Sean Gjos was injured while playing for the UCLA club ice hockey team. In response to his injury, Sean's friends created SCORE to assist Sean and others like him who suffered spinal cord injuries.
SCORE fills a unique space in the spinal cord injury community by focusing its grants and activities on young athletes who incur a spinal cord injury while participating in sports and by funding emerging researchers involved with innovative studies in the search for a cure for paralysis.
Learn more about SCORE at www.scorefund.org
SCORE may not realize it, but on top of helping these injured atheletes and funding research, they are making one of my dreams come true....
NHL vs. Hollywood
3rd Annual Celebrity Hockey Game
Sunday, August 17, 2003
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Health South Arena, El Segundo
Paulie Kosta, guitarist for becky is also playing and it's actually thanks to him that I know about this event. When I saw the news in my email as I checked it at Wendy's, I may have squealed. I know I bounced into the kitchen and informed her that she was going with me (and what the hell- bring the hubby and kid along, too). I knew she'd be into it...look at the line up.
Anyway, so yes, I'm pretty excited about going. To be able to see him on the ice has been a wish of mine, and one that I figured wouldn't happen. No, I didn't get the VIP tickets (which are now sold out) so I won't be rubbing elbows with Luc, Lex and Angel (nor Keanu and Paulie). I'm hoping that Fran will be willing to take some good photos with his nice camera. I'll get what pictures I can manage. I am sorry to say that I don't have a video camera so I won't be getting any footage of the game, but I'm sure if it's allowed someone will.
So, is anyone else in the area going?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mata Amritanandamayi is one of India's most beloved gurus. Also known as Amma, she preaches no doctrine but believes all religions lead to the same goal. Her renown has grown largely through the power and quantity of her embraces. She travels from city to city doling out hugs, often more than a thousand a day. Since she launched her mission as a young girl, she claims to have hugged 21 million people. Amma is your role model for the coming week, Virgo. The astrological omens suggest you'll be most likely to thrive if you suspend all your spiritual theories and ideological opinions and become a pure channel for unconditional love. Try to hug at least 20 people. For extra credit, do 40.
I unconditionally volunteer to be hugged.
Yes, I am back and trying to catch up on everything. I am also waiting to hear from my host on the upgrade status. It doesn't look like things were moved yet so it will be a little bit longer until things are back to normal.
In a nutshell:
I also have to rant and rave about Constantine and blonde hair later.
So, what else did I miss?