January 31, 2005
a star is shorn


Looks like Keanu lost the whiskers for today's Walk-of-Fame event.

Sigh, he cleans up so nice.

More photos can be seen at Yahoo News

Jenn of justJenn Rants and Raves was there and has some great photos up already!

Aieeeeeee! Lip scar! Swoon!

And a great shot of The STAR as well! (I wonder what the fine is for rolling around naked on it?)
Thanks Jenn!!!

Also, more photos over at Club-Keanu and video at Access Hollywood.com (Thanks Irene!)

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 02:13 PM | comments (26)
the offer to sit in with The Vibemerchants always stands, Reeves
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) -- Actor Keanu Reeves fans know that he has often moonlighted as a rock star with bands like Dogstar and Becky.

But, at a press conference for "Constantine," the actor says his band days are pretty much over.

"I played with them for about a year," Reeves says about the band called Becky. "But they wanted to get some record deals and go on tour and I can't do that, so I bowed out."

Reeves, who used to sing and play bass guitar for the much-maligned Dogstar, says that band isn't touring anymore. When the press corps said, "ahh" in response, he sarcastically said, "Right, thanks."

Reeves says he didn't get to play on the set of "Constantine" with singer and Bush guitarist Gavin Rossdale (who plays his nemesis in the film noir supernatural thriller). "He was working on his album then that I believe that he's almost finished," Reeves says. "We spoke a little bit about that."

"Constantine" opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, Feb. 18.

This depresses me a little bit. I just can't imagine never having the chance again to watch him rock that bass.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 01:19 PM | comments (9)
January 28, 2005
at last, a place for keanu pilgrims to leave their panties


According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce website, Keanu is scheduled to get a star on the famous Walk-of-Fame this Monday, January 31st at 11:30 am.

The location of the star will be at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, in front of the Kodak Theater.

I so wish I could take Monday off!

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 12:46 PM | comments (45)
January 27, 2005


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Michigan is a major importer of trash, accepting more than five million tons per year in return for big payments. A landfill in the small town of Rockwood alone takes in a thousand tons of New Jersey's demolition debris every day. I know it might be tempting for you to get all Rockwood-like in the coming days, Virgo; you may imagine you can reap some long-lasting benefits from getting dumped on. But I say unto you: It ain't worth it. Whatever you think you can gain is meager compared to what you could lose.

-from freewillastrology.com

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 08:03 AM | comments (14)
January 26, 2005
sweet mary magdeline of the rechargable double-A's


gasp. that look.

New photo from Hong Kong magazine MILK, via Keanuweb, who will have a translation of the interview soon.

Must. Go. Change. Underwear.

spoony , tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 04:46 PM | comments (29)
Hmm, I'd better start rolling pennies

MTV.com to Host Online Auction to Benefit Tsunami Relief Efforts.

Some of the items up for auction include: [...] a pair of tickets to the Hollywood premiere screening and after party of Keanu Reeves' latest film, CONSTANTINE; [...]

Click the link or go to MTV.com for more info.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 12:32 PM | comments (5)
thoroughly thumbsucker

A promising review and nice overview of the story from ScreenDaily.com:

Music video and commercials director and graphic artist Mike Mills makes an impressive feature directorial debut with Thumbsucker, a short and sweet adaptation of the novel by Walter Kirn.

Of all the high school pictures at Sundance this year, this is by far the best, treating the teenager at its centre as an intelligent human rather than as caricature or stereotype. It is also the most understated, and its audience will be an adult one, not the kids it talks about.

Already selected for a competition slot at Berlin immediately after Sundance, Thumbsucker will be a critics’ darling, and Mills, who comes from the same school as Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola, has the potential to follow in their footsteps as a major young American voice.

Distributors will have to rely on critics and the stars in the supporting cast to market it; even with the presence of Vince Vaughn, Keanu Reeves and Vincent D’Onofrio in the cast, it’s not as hip as it is thoughtful and melancholy. Mills, who also wrote the script, chooses not to hammer home the point in obvious MTV-style exposition, instead choosing moments and sparse dialogue to hint at their inner lives. Teen viewers used to Mean Girls and The OC will not get it.

The film focuses on 17-year-old Justin Cobb (a striking, intelligent breakthrough performance by Lou Pucci) who lives in a dreary Oregon town with his parents Audrey (Swinton) and Mike (D'Onofrio), she a nurse in her early 40s struggling with her own doubts and missed opportunities, he a man living with the disappointment of a broken college football career.

Struggling to find an identity of his own while his parents are so preoccupied, Justin gets spiritual guidance from his new age orthodontist (Reeves), but falls out with him when he realises that he has no answers and is just as busy searching for new philosophies himself.

He lusts after his school debating club team-mate Rebecca (Kelli Garner), but, like him, she is awash with insecurities and the two can’t get it together.

He relies on props in his life - much to his father's annoyance, he still sucks his thumb, for example. Soon his debating coach (Vaughn) suggests he start taking Ritalin, the notorious drug which schools in the US encourage for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Before long, he is experimenting with weed with Rebecca. But none gives him the self-fulfilment or direction he believes he should possess.

Thumbsucker has no plot as such, winding gently through Justin's final year in high school. It touches on his mother's childish preoccupation with a soap star (Bratt), Justin's whirlwind success on the state debating circuit, sexual experimentation with Rebecca and his first heartbreak, and ultimately his own realisation that everyone harbours the same anxieties and flaws and that is ultimately what makes them interesting people.

Mills displays great maturity for a first-timer and while his restraint doesn't always produce lucid results, it does bode well for him in the future. He elicits fine performances from the entire cast, notably Reeves, who shines as the ever-evolving Perry.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 12:04 PM | comments (4)
January 25, 2005
so much constant, so little tine


With less than 30 days until opening, the Constantine machine throttles it up.

The Hollywood Premiere has been confirmed for Feb 16.

The Official Site has been updated with new stills.

The video for APC's Passive , that has footage from the film is now online and can be found here.

AICN has a good review and SHH and Moviehole have some no-so-good ones...

As always there's heated discussion at the STH boards.


There's also several magazine articles to be perused at your lesiure.

Big Thanks to Jena .

MSN will have a Q&A with Keanu coming up, go here to see how to email your questions in.

MTV will air a program called Never Before Scene with Constantine content on Feb 10.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 04:53 PM | comments (7)
thumbsucker buzz

I'm slammed with actual work today, and I know I have a bunch of demon movie stuff to catch up on, but here's a couple of Thumbsucker reviews for now. If anyone comes across any others, please leave the link in the comments.

  • Oregon Live:
    A few films have support. "Thumbsucker," the sweet, delicate, coming-of-age story shot in Beaverton in 2003, had its premiere Sunday night in front of an enthusiastic crowd that especially admired the performance of young Lou Taylor Pucci as a nervous high school senior who tries a number of ways of coping with his feelings of hopelessness and confusion. (It was also the one feature film out of a dozen that contained no nudity.)

  • Dark Horizons:
    As for the best of the dramatic films thus far, Thumbsucker is on top of the list. A coming of age story with a difference, this special and often unique comedy drama is about parents and sons, first love, self-discovery and ultimately breaking away. The film's protagonist is one Justin Cobb, addicted to thumbsucking. A bright but awkward high-school teen, he wants to quit, but nothing works. He tries everything from putting ink on his thumb to hypnosis from his New Age orthodontist. He gets so desperate that when a school psychologist suggests using medication to help him focus, Justin leaps at the chance, despite his loving mother's concern. Treated with a wonderfully wry, understated humour and featuring extraordinary performances from Tilda Swinton and a charming Keanu Reeves, Thumbsucker is a stunning debut from a director who has crafted a wonderfully rich and rewarding film, destined for commercial success if picked up by the right distributor.

  • Best one-line buzz yet, from SFGate.com:
    [Benjamin] Bratt plays a TV cop with a bad drug habit in "Thumbsucker," a coming-of-age saga that's this year's "Donnie Darko."

  • Also, not a review but...Salt Lake Tribune:
    Sometimes audience members' post-screening questions to actors or directors are just downright stupid. At a Q&A after Sunday's premiere of "Thumbsucker," someone asked Keanu Reeves if he prepped for his role as an orthodontist by watching Laurence Olivier in "Marathon Man" or Steve Martin in "Little Shop of Horrors."
    Reeves, wearing a long black coat and a scraggly beard, looked dumbfounded.
    "No," he said.
    He did add, however, that he got some tips from a real-life orthodontist in Beaverton, Ore., where the movie was filmed. Reeves has a supporting role in the film as a dentist who works on the 17-year-old main character, played by Lou Pucci.
    Apparently, Reeves needed the advice.
    "The first time I was working with [Lou]," he said, "I almost poked his eye out."

UPDATE: Some good links from Tyler and Kaz in the comments plus this from JoBlo.com:

THUMBSUCKER is a solid little indie drama in the vein of TADPOLE and/or IGBY GOES DOWN. It stars newcomer Lou Pucci as an uncomfortable high-schooler who finds comfort in the simple act of thumbsucking. Several well-meaning adults try to help Justin quit the "childish" habit, resulting in a string of oddball divergences. Justin gets hypnotized by his new-age dentist (Keanu Reeves), earns a spot on the school debate team thanks to a kindhearted educator (Vince Vaughn), and even learns a few bizarre lessons from a drug-addicted TV star (Benjamin Bratt). Justin's parents (Tilda Swinton & Vincent D'Onofrio) chime in with their own advice, but clearly Mom and Pop have a few problems of their own. Based on the novel by Walter Kirn, this is a fitfully amusing and surprisingly insightful little indie dramedy, and one that should find a small-but-appreciative audience later this year.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 12:22 PM | comments (18)
January 24, 2005
You mean I could get paid to draw his face over and over and over?

Thanks AGAIN to Ale for this Austin Chronicle article on A Scanner Darkly...


Dream Job
Inside the production of Richard Linklater's 'A Scanner Darkly'

Richard Linklater's Detour FilmProduction is a hive of activity these days, its warren-like rooms buzzing with dozens of local and far-flung animators, some 35 in all, working in teams and hunched over Wacom tablets connected to Power Mac G5 towers and oversized cinema display monitors. The sight of all this computing power alone is staggering, but the real short, sharp shock comes when you get a look at what the Detour and Flat Black Films conscriptees are working on: It's Linklater's faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel A Scanner Darkly, which is being brought to full paranoid life via Bob Sabiston's gloriously surreal software abilities, which, as in the team's previous Waking Life, utilizes hi-def filmmaking overlayed with a rich, rotoscope-inspired animation. Thirty-plus animators, and, here's the catch, so pay attention: They need more.

This time out, however, Linklater is eschewing the dreamy, existentialist look of that previous film in favor of a more realistic approach; at this early stage, A Scanner Darkly looks for all the world like the world's most breathtaking animé, drenched in a sort of hyperrealistic, painterly scheme that rests atop the talents of some of the world's finest actors.

"Waking Life was real loose," explains Flat Black animator Mike Layne. "We had each person watch what Rick had done, and then whichever scene seemed to be a match for their animation abilities they could take a stab at.

"With A Scanner Darkly, we're trying to be much more cohesive, because we've got A-list actors and those guys need to be recognizable. If you've got somebody like Robert Downey Jr., who is made of elastic – there is nothing on him that is stationary at any time – capturing all of his expressions and doing justice to someone that great an actor is a real challenge. It's interesting to see him in particular, because you never really notice how much goes into acting until you see a guy who is going into the scene that way and you see every little nuance that goes into each little piece of his performance. It's incredibly complex and detailed, and we've really got to capture that in the animation."

The storyline, according to Sabiston, is "about a house full of roommates who are all basically drug addicts, one of whom happens to be an undercover cop assigned to surveil his fellow roommates and discover where the chain of drugs is coming from."

This being a Philip K. Dick adaptation, things are a bit more complicated than that, and Keanu Reeves' Arctor character – the cop – suffers a schizophrenic mental break that causes him to begin "narcing on himself," essentially. Read the book, see the movie, but don't plan on playing the board game anytime soon. On the plus side, your dream job has just been announced:

"We're trying to have this movie have more of a unified look than Waking Life," Sabiston says. "It's more of a finely detailed comic book with fine lines and real accuracy, a very polished look. And people who have experience drawing really detailed, accurate portraits of people are who we're looking for." – Marc Savlov

Be sure to click on the article link for contact info for anyone in the Austin area that is interested in applying for the animation team as well as more stills from the production, including the first looks at the rest of the cast.

darkly | from inside the mind of krix at 01:07 PM | comments (3)


Keanu's at Sundance, looking yummy as usual.

Keanuette's there as well (as are Wanda and Tess), and she was lucky enough to attend last night's Thumbsucker premiere showing. Read her report here. She has some good things to say about the film without giving too much away. Oh yes. Two Words. Bicycle Shorts.

Club Keanu has photos of him out and about in Park City as well. Have I mentioned YUMMY?

I'm getting no Keanu love from The Defamer, who is blogging his Sundance experience all week. I should have sent him a gift basket of drugs and porn last week. Oh well, there's still lots of "Hollywood on Ice" snark as only he can deliver, though. Who knew that the guy from Napoleon Dynamite was such a cutie?

Not as cute as Reeves of course, who apparently still forgets to pack a comb.


Man, I so wish I would have gone. I have the perfect boots to match his scruff.

I'm looking forward to more reports from the field and hopefully some reviews of the film, which seems to be a pretty popular draw at the festival, which is good news.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 12:10 PM | comments (8)
Il Mare via Ale

Thanks to Ale for translating this interview with Il Mare director Alejandro Agresti:

"I'm living a dream"

In Hollywood, the argentinean director confirmed that will start to film "Il Mare", with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock

-Pablo O. Scholz.

70 million dollars, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock in the main roles, music composed especially by Prince, Warner Bros production. What more could Alejandro Agresti ask for?

"I'm living a dream", said in Los Angeles the director of Valentin, in a rest from the rehearsing he was having with The Matrix star. "We are in pre-production for "Il Mare" for two weeks now, and we are going to film it in Chicago", reason why he is traveling from a city to another, rehearsing with Reeves and Bullock in Hollywood and supervising the design production in Chicago. "The movie is based on a Korean production, Siworae, and deals with scheme of time and space. I changed some things, and now we are working together with David Auburn, Pulitzer Prize Winner, who co-signed the script.

Reeves will be an architect and Bullock a doctor when "in the original movie she worked making voices in movies and he in another thing, so now it's different", says Agresti. The ambient is different, it's so much more worked, being him (Reeves) a very famous architect, around Frank Lloyd Wright. "Visually it has much to do with Chicago, that it is a wonderful city."

The plot indicates that the characters lived in the same house with two years of difference, and for a strange reason "they share the mailbox of the house." In the beginning, she leaves the house "a very peculiar one, that we constructed on a lake. Suddenly he finds the letter, dated of 2005, when he is in 2003. First they think that it is a game, every day leaving a letter to each other, and they are approaching day after day, and what it seems illogical has it's own logic: you discover that they met once."

The idea to reunite Speed stars eleven years later was not deliberate. "No. I was meeting different actors. Bullock wanted to know me two months ago in New York, and accepted. And once I had Sandy, I met many actors until the day I met Keanu. He is such a fan of "Valentin", saw "Un mundo menos peor", both like the way I direct, and then I said to the studio: "I have both". "That they were both in Speed was a coincidence. In the beginning Warner worried if it was a good step or no." "It is not a comedy - he clarifies -, it's a romantic drama. One gives a touch of life and humor, but they are not comedy roles."

The rest of the cast is determined?
The only ones that are confirmed are they both (Sandra and Keanu). Another role goes to Jeremy Irons, the father of Keanu, and there are other three actors, who we are deciding.

The technical crew is a must. We have the director of photography David Tattersal (worked on the three episodes of Star Wars), the production designer is Nathan Crowley (from Batman Begins), the producer of the film is Doug Davison (the same one of Dark Water, the new Walter Salles movie). There would not be Argentineans in films. "it will be filmed in twelve weeks, beginning in march 14 in Maple Lake, 25 minutes of the center of Chicago. The predicted date of opening is the first trimester of 2006. I am finishing in 10 or 11 of June, and the edition I will do with Kevin Tent, the same one that works with Alexander Payne (Sideways) in Chicago edition offices while I film, and when we finish the running we will be transferred to a farm near San Francisco, property of George Lucas", he confesses.

The work rhythm, he says, is "maddening, by the tools we have. It is a very original film, you can say to everybody. It is very rare that a big studio turns it in one of its super productions. I have an enormous privilege, the power to work with so much freedom, that's what the studio is giving to me. This is industrial cinema, but a very good cinema is being made here ", trusts him. Agresti comments that he has a great contract "with Warner Bros. to produce and to direct my own films, that is like Alfonso Cuaron (last Harry Potter) signed with Warner". Agresti already had commented to Clarin that he was a friends with Alexander Payne. "I really like him very much, but he does not work for Warner. One that have his own producer within Warner, and I have the emotion of being able to relate to him, is Clint Eastwood. And a month ago I had the luck to seat to see with him the first copy of Million Dollar Baby ", says on the possible Oscar candidate.

He continues dreaming wide-awake. "After so many films, I believe that in the last years Hollywood offered things to me and I took them as I could. Here many directors were immigrants, from William Wyler to Billy Wilder. It is not easy to come and to make anything, the dream is that one, to be able to count with the tools and to make good cinema, good stories. I hope to be able to do it."

Agresti says that he does not have time "to feel strange". "Yes sometimes I think how beautiful would be to be able to share all this with my friends, but I always have my friends in mind and imagine them seeing the movie. Your work is not made only for you, you do it for the ones you love. "

lake house | from inside the mind of krix at 11:25 AM | comments (8)
January 20, 2005
January 19, 2005
I'm guess I'm out 6 bucks for the "world's swooniest dude" plastic statuette then


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Eminem recently received a tribute from the Raelians, a UFO cult that preaches nonviolence. They bestowed the title of "honorary priest" on the hip-hop star for his anti-war video, "Mosh." Was he proud and pleased? I doubt it, though he and his camp had no comment. I imagine you'll soon be getting a similarly meaningless "reward" or unwanted recognition for your good work, Virgo. Don't get mad about it. Don't let it stir up your old fear that you will never get the understanding and appreciation you deserve. Instead, have faith that what I'm about to predict will come to pass: It may take a while, but you will eventually receive a truly gratifying payoff for your recent breakthrough.


it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 01:56 PM | comments (7)
Reeves and Bullock, together again


Bullock back with Reeves for 'Il Mare'

By Liza Foreman for The Hollywood Reporter

Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves have signed on to star in "Il Mare" for Warner Bros. Pictures. The project will mark the first reteaming of the actors since their 1994 action thriller "Speed." A remake of the Korean feature "Siworae," which also has been known by the title "Il Mare," the romantic drama follows a lonely doctor (Bullock) who begins exchanging love letters with a frustrated architect (Reeves), but they then discover they are separated in time by two years. Based on a screenplay by David Auburn ("Proof"), "Il Mare" will be directed by Argentinean helmer Alejandro Agresti ("Valentin") and produced by Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment. Erwin Stoff also will receive a production credit. The executive producer is Mary McLaglen. "Il Mare" is set to begin production in March in Chicago and will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. Reeves has appeared in Warners' "The Matrix" trilogy and will be seen in the upcoming Warners release "Constantine." Bullock, another Warners mainstay, stars in the upcoming "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous." Both actors are repped by CAA.

-thanks to M&POTD

Read more articles on this via Google News >>

I love the idea of him working with Sandy B. again, I adore her.

lake house | from inside the mind of krix at 06:53 AM | comments (19)
January 18, 2005


Mmmm...demonic images

Oh, annd I want to add this comment snippet from an anon/guest poster over in the rating discussion at the hellboards:

[...]The mood, tone, and subject matter has EVERYTHING to do with the R rating. Those on board with this film did not give way to the pressures from the producers of this film aiming for the PG 13 are to be highly commended for not getting swallowed up by the Hollywood machinery. There was immense pressure and guidelines to stay within PG13 parameters and lines were intentionally crossed. There became a point to MANY involved with this project where the subject matter and content became more important than the money. Afterall, That was why they signed on in the first place- BECUZ of the subject matter. Do "PG 13" films historically make more money- YES! However, are we going to tone this movie down to the point that it compromises the subject matter, mood and tone adapted from the comic source material? Why don't we change the mature subject content- suicide. Let's tone it down. What about the notion of hell itself- (tone that down). What about Angel Gabriel and her role as betrayer- (ohhh so unacceptable), what about God- How do we view him...... and the devil???? What about Constantine being the antihero- Mainstream audiences aren't ready for that. FUCK THAT if you're saying there is no difference between the R and the PG13. Actors, writers, and director went up against the $$$$$$ from the powers-of-be and challenged their projected earnings formula. This was no little endeavor especially during the reshoot process and the editing room where the intense pressure STILL remained for the almighty dollar. [...] The R rating represents a degree closer to remaining true to the source material and IN KEEPING with the comic- FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!!!!!!!!!! And Keanu is very much proud of being a part/player of that process.

Emphasis mine.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 11:38 AM | comments (18)
January 14, 2005
more constantinery


The Constantine official site has been updated with some stills from the film in the 'photos' section.

The lovely German site has a new trailer up.

A link to a Korean site with nine clips can be found here, it won't work on my machine here at the office so I'm not sure if they are the same nine from the German site or not.

I don't have much interest in the upcoming video game but if you do, you can always check the STHellforum thread about it for updates.

Speaking of our favorite comic fans....

Some of them have way too much time on their hands...

Heh, at least they admit they'll still be seeing the film at least once.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 12:10 PM | comments (14)
January 13, 2005
is there a lottery for hottness? 'cause he hit it for sure


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The wife of lottery winner Jack Whittaker bemoans the day he struck it rich. Since collecting $113 million in 2002, he has been in trouble with the law constantly, and has wasted a lot of time gambling and hanging out at strip clubs. "I wish I would have torn the lottery ticket up," says Jewel Whittaker. Let's hope you handle your growing solvency with more aplomb, Virgo. My guess is that although you're not going to win the lottery this year, your luck and hard work will conspire to raise your disposable income. Don't let it make you too crazy.


it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 04:19 PM | comments (9)

All pre-purchasable tickets for the Sundance screenings of Thumbsucker are sold out.

That sucks for me (and anyone else that paid the pre-reg fee hoping to get passes), but bodes well for the film.

Hopefully it will pick up a distribution deal from the festival and will get released before summer.

The Sundance site says that tickets for sold-out screenings (link goes to a pdf file) may be available the day of the show, but I'm not going to be taking the chance on a fruitless 400 mile drive, especially one that may involve snow.

Tess, it's all up to you to get to one of those showings and write us a review.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 12:12 PM | comments (12)
January 11, 2005
Oh, Constantine, don't be so paggro


A Perfect Circle's Next Single 'Passive' Slated to be the Featured Song in the Upcoming Film 'Constantine' Starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz and Directed by Francis Lawrence; Single to Hit Radio on January 18

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Recording artist A Perfect Circle's explosive new single "Passive" will be the featured song in the upcoming motion picture "Constantine," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz. The supernatural-thriller, which marks the feature directorial debut of famed video director Francis Lawrence, will open nationally in the U.S. on February 18, 2005. "Passive," the second single from APC's critically-acclaimed album "eMOTIVe," is set to impact active rock and alternative radio on January 18, but the song is already burning up the airwaves, with major market airplay in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington. The Brothers Strause, visual effects supervisors for Constantine, and well-known video directors in their own right, are set to direct the upcoming "Passive" video.
The song's message about passionately sticking up for what you believe in is a central theme of Constantine. Based on characters from the DC Comics/Vertigo "Hellblazer" graphic novels, the film tells the story of John Constantine (Reeves), a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with skeptical police detective Angela Dodson (Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beside the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost. The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale and Peter Stormare.

I dig me some APC. Bummed Paz left, though.

You can listen to it here (Thanks, John).
Buy the eMOTIVe album here or at your local retailer.
& thanks to Nettie for the lyrics...

Dead as dead can be
The doctor tells me
But I just can't believe him
Ever the optimistic one
I'm sure of your ability
To become my perfect enemy

Wake up, and face me
Don't play dead, cause maybe
Someday I'll walk away and say
You dissapoint me
Maybe you're better off this way

Leaning over you here
Cold and catatonic
I catch a brief reflection
Of what you could and might have been
It's your right and your ability
To become my perfect enemy

Wake up(why can't you)
And face me (come on now)
Don't play dead(don't play dead)
Cause maybe(cause maybe)
I'll walk away and say
You dissapoint me

Maybe you're better off this way(x4)
You're better off this(x2)
Maybe you're better off

Wake up(why can't you)
And face me (come on now)
Don't play dead(don't play dead)
Cause maybe(cause maybe)
I'll walk away and say
You fucking dissapoint me
Maybe you're better off this way

Go ahead and play dead(GO!)
I know that you can hear this(GO!)
Go ahead and play dead(GO!)
Why can't you turn and face me(GO!)(x4)
You fucking dissapoint me!

Passive agressive bullshit(x12)

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 04:15 PM | comments (7)
January 10, 2005
some things constantinian


According to the blokes over at the Straight to Hell Boards, The Constantine Official Movie Adaptation hits stores this week (check your local comic shop). Apparently, the last panel sucks. Whatever. It is, of course, all manner of SPOILERY, so even if you're thinking about picking it up you might want to not read it until after you've actually seen the film.

Club Keanu has scans and Keanuweb has the text of an article on Constantine in the christian magazine - Relevant. The magazine talks with director Francis Lawrence and the piece has a bit of a spiritual angle to it, without being obnoxious. It's actually a good article, especially in contrast to some of the re-hashed fluff we've seen lately.

Speaking of fluff, I don't know what "details" there are in this...

Varese Sarabande have released details for their forthcoming release of Constantine: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

'Music Composed by Brian Tyler. Release Date: 02/15/05 Renegade occultist John Constantine (Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back, teams up with skeptical policewoman Katelin Dodson (Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister.

Their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Based on the DC-Vertigo comic book Hellblazer.

In his epic score for choir and orchestra, composer Brian Tyler literally throws open the gates of Hell and unleashes a ferocious and apocalyptic symphonic storm.

I was expecting at least a track listing or something...

Lastly - Ooooooh, lookie! The Official Constantine Site has finally been updated. With all those 'coming soon''s, it's got a bit to go to catch up with the German Constantine site. I'm interested in that fan art link, though. I hope there'll be a way from some of our mondo-talented resident artists (cough*CATZ*cough) to submit their work.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 02:42 PM | comments (8)
January 08, 2005
I'll take his reevesian hotness for a thousand, Alex.


I just saw "Keanu" as a FULL-ON Double Jeopardy category.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 06:48 PM | comments (17)
January 06, 2005
I can't decide if I want this as a mural or a tattoo....


AICN has the first hi-res images from A Scanner Darkly.

oh my fuck.

-via comingsoon.net

Also, freezedriedmovies.com has another image (from Premiere)
Thanks Ale!

darkly | from inside the mind of krix at 11:03 PM | comments (27)
Keanu on Ellen

The lovely Jena has decided to send a letter/petition to the Ellen Degeneres to get Keanu a guest spot on her talk show. If you'd like your name to be included, Click Here to send Jena an email that includes your full name and hometown. Be sure to include the suject line 'Ellen petition'.

media spot , tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 12:11 PM | comments (15)
the choice is obvious. signature ping-pong balls....


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Nike swoosh is a trademark symbol that has been imprinted on the subconscious minds of hordes of consumers, helping the company suck hundreds of millions of dollars into its coffers. A college student created it in 1971, charging Nike a mere $35. I think you may be in a somewhat comparable position, Virgo: on the verge of generating an idea or service or product that will ultimately yield bigger results and have greater value than you can imagine right now. Don't underestimate it; refuse to sell yourself short.


it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:54 AM | comments (9)
January 03, 2005
appropriately, this is my 2005th entry

click here to go to the calendar page

doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 02:31 PM | comments (23)
what a way to start the year



It's pouring rain here, and I've got a ton of catching up to do. Is this on stands yet?

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 11:45 AM | comments (19)