October 31, 2013 |
The "Bill & Ted's"-style flop-mop that martial artist Tiger Chen sports in "Man of Tai Chi" isn't the only reminder of Keanu Reeves in this directorial debut from the "Matrix" star. There's Reeves himself, using his lower surfer-register for the forces of evil as a Hong Kong businessman who corrupts Chen's idealistic, working class tai chi disciple by turning him into an underground fight club star. But what's most cosmically appropriate about this no-nonsense yet all-nonsense action flick is how Reeves' greatest strength as a star - his fluid, imposing physicality - is also his best asset as a director.
August 15, 2012 |
Universal Pictures' troubled big-budget film "47 Ronin," starring Keanu Reeves, has been delayed for a second time. It is now scheduled to come out on Dec. 25, 2013. Originally set for Nov. 21 of this year, "Ronin" in April was pushed to Feb. 8, 2013, to allow time for reshoots and work on its extensive 3-D visual effects, which have not yet begun. The movie, which stars Reeves along with an all-Japanese cast, is a retelling of the classic myth of a group of samurai who avenge the death of their master.
July 17, 1991 |
Walking for the first time into his suite at the Four Seasons Hotel, Keanu Reeves is so thoroughly not of his Beverly Hills surroundings that it wouldn't surprise you if security had detained him on the way up. In hiking boots, tattered jeans and a suede jacket decorated with white stains, Reeves' style sense today is appropriately disheveled, to go with several days' growth of beard and floppy bangs that curve inward and meet in the vicinity of his nose.
March 27, 1995 |
In "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," the film that put Keanu Reeves on the celluloid map, he and his cohort, Bill, a pair of wayward Southern California high-schoolers who worship Eddie Van Halen, time-travel through history to meet their destiny: a band called Wyld Stallions that eventually plays a pivotal role in the evolution of humanity. Six years later, Reeves is one of Hollywood's hottest young stars, and he also has his own real-life rock band.
December 7, 2008 |
As a time-traveling high school dude in the "Bill and Ted" movies, Keanu Reeves blazed a path through the great expanse of Western civilization, with detours to heaven and hell for good measure. In the "Matrix" trilogy, he was Neo, the One, the hacker turned messiah who uncovers the underlying reality of our reality. More recently, in "A Scanner Darkly," Richard Linklater's rotoscoped adaptation of the Philip K.
April 15, 2011 |
Life-changing epiphanies come in all shapes and sizes, but the one that transforms the protagonist of "Henry's Crime" is a strange bird indeed: implausible and barely perceptible. In part, that's because of Keanu Reeves' blank take on a working stiff turned lawbreaker. Beyond his performance, the film's ungainly mix of heist, romance and backstage comedy never jells. It's never painful, though, especially when James Caan and Vera Farmiga are onscreen. But there's only so much life anyone could breathe into this inert caper.