This weekend marks the release of Toy Story 4, the latest computer animated film from Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios. The announcement of the project in 2015 was met with heavy skepticism after the initial trilogy was capped by a perfect ending to Toy Story 3, but thankfully, the fourth entry to the franchise keeps the Toy Story train going full speed ahead thanks to the addition of new characters, new ideas, and layered character arcs, along with the gorgeous animation and strong sense of humor that are Pixar staples. Read more
I didn’t come to the John Wick franchise easily. The only reason I watched the first one was because someone dragged me to John Wick: Chapter 2 and I loved it so much I had to see everything else in the series. I fell in love with the world of John Wick, with the wonderful opulence of the Continental and all its weird little rules. John Wick Chapter 2 is far better than the original, but I have to say, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum blows them both out of the water. This franchise just keeps getting better and better. Read more
Guns…. Lots of guns…. It’s so awesome to hear Keanu Reeves utter that iconic line again. First hearing it back in 1999’s Sci-Fi classic The Matrix, it appears not too much has changed with Reeves as he continues to be a huge action star. John Wick 3 is the third installment of the surprisingly entertaining and successful John Wick Universe, and it not only delivers, but it also exceeds all expectations. It is a perfect blend of stylized action and downtime to expand the universe just a little more. Read more
In 2017 it’s difficult to make an action movie that feels fun and original. With franchises like Mission Impossible and Jason Bourne, the formula for a great action movie has been well-established. Grandiose action sequences riddled with a marathon of cuts gave audiences as feeling of pure mayhem drenched action. Read more
From Thunder Road Pictures and directors Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, comes the highly anticipated sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. Starring Keanu Reeves, Common, Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Reddick, Franco Nero, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane, the film hits theaters February 10, 2017. Read more
The Neon Demon is an upcoming horror film inspired by the legend of serial killer Elizabeth Báthory and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson). It stars Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Desmond Harrington and Karl Glusman. It is set to debut at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
In the long history of cinema, there have been some great duos: Laurel and Hardy, Martin and Lewis, Cheech and Chong. But the zaniest may have come from a little film in 1989 that involved time travel, a hot step-mom, and a big history presentation at San Dimas High School. Of course, that duo I’m referring to here is Bill and Ted. Read more