Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
Yeah, he’s thinking he’s back. Lionsgate has just unveiled the new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2, which drags Keanu Reeves‘ legendary hitman back into the fray again, this time to help a former associate who wants to take control of an assassins’ guild. For a guy who claims he really just wants out of the game, he sure is bad at staying retired. Click through to see the new John Wick: Chapter 2 trailer. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
John Wick: Chapter 2 brings Keanu Reeves back for more deadly assassin action, but this time around he’ll find himself facing whole new dangers in whole new settings. A couple of new John Wick: Chapter 2 photos reveal just what that might look like.
In one, Reeves’ John Wick makes his way down a crowded city street in a sharp suit that’s looking a little less sharp after a long day of, presumably, beating people up. The other spotlights the new villains played by Riccardo Scamarcio and Ruby Rose, also sporting killer suits. Say what you will about the morality of murdering people for a living, but these characters all look damn good doing it. Check ’em out below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
John Wick was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2014, a lean, mean thriller that delivered stylish action and a fantastically fun leading performance from Keanu Reeves. So naturally, John Wick: Chapter 2 has been high on the list of our most anticipated films of 2017. Earlier this week Lionsgate offered a small slice of footage from the sequel, and today they’ve served up a full-fledged trailer. Watch the John Wick Chapter 2 trailer below. Read More »
This weekend brings New York Comic-Con to the Big Apple, and while it’s not quite as big as San Diego Comic-Con over the summer, there will still be some goods that you’ll want to pay attention to. More specifically, Lionsgate will be unveiling a sneak peek at footage from John Wick: Chapter 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the action thriller starring Keanu Reeves.
Before the John Wick 2 trailer premieres this weekend, the studio has delivered a tease of the trailer. Honestly, we’re not big fans of an advertisement for an advertisement, but we just want to make sure you know to stay tuned this weekend for the full trailer when it arrives. So watch the John Wick 2 teaser below if you feel like it. Read More »
Aside from the fact that John Wick was one of the best action thrillers we’ve seen in awhile, one of the reasons everyone fell in love with the movie was the adorable puppy that the titular assassin had. But audiences were heartbroken to learn that the dog actually ends up being one of the catalysts to John Wick coming back to action because some assholes kill that cute little puppy.
Thankfully, John Wick got a new dog at the end of the first movie, and as a new John Wick 2 photo shows us, no one has killed that dog yet. The first official photo from John Wick 2 has just surfaced, and it features the hitman and his trusty canine taking a walk. I swear on everything that is holy, if someone kills that dog, there will be hell to pay. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Here’s my John Wick story. I attended an early morning Fantastic Fest press screening of Chad Stahelski and David Leitch convinced that I was about to watch a B-movie that was one hair away from going straight to DVD. When the credits rolled, I was fairly sure that I had just watched one of the best action movies in years and the rare movie to fully understand how to fully utilize the very specific weapon that is Keanu Reeves. Embargoed, I spent the rest of the day waiting for the film to premiere before an audience of real people, concerned that I was too tired to know what I was watching and that I was wrong about John Wick. Two years later, I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. It’s near-perfect cinematic comfort food.
And oh yeah, a new poster for John Wick: Chapter 2 has arrived, and I’m not even going to try to contain my excitement for what is easily one of my most anticipated movies of 2017.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Keanu Reeves has been killing it lately in a variety of offbeat projects, from John Wick to The Neon Demon. He even acquitted himself quite nicely in The Bad Batch, which is more than we can say for either of that film’s actual leads. Now this fall he’ll return to more straightforwardly dramatic fare with The Whole Truth, the new legal thriller from Frozen River director Courtney Hunt.
Written by Nicholas Kazan, The Whole Truth centers on a shocking murder trial. A teenage boy (Gabriel Basso) has been charged with murdering his father (Jim Belushi), and his mother (Renée Zellweger) hires defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Reeves) to defend her. The case seems straightforward at first. The boy has confessed to the crime, and all physical evidence seems to back him up. But as the trial moves forward, Richard’s colleague (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) begins to suspect that not all is as it appears. Watch The Whole Truth trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Two years ago, Ana Lily Amirpour came seemingly out of nowhere with her singular first feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The black-and-white feminist Iranian vampire Western felt like nothing we’d seen before — heck, just the description “black-and-white feminist Iranian vampire Western” sounds like nothing we’ve seen before. Now all eyes are on her as she debuts her second film, The Bad Batch.
In concept and style, The Bad Batch is every bit as dazzlingly unique as Amirpour’s last film. It’s set in a dusty dystopian landscape that looks like Venice Beach by way of Mad Max, with some Burning Man and Electric Daisy Carnival thrown in for good measure. Our main characters are Miami Man, a hulking cannibal played by Jason Momoa, and Arlen, a tough bit of prey played by Suki Waterhouse, and the story follows their unexpected collision. But despite a promising start, The Bad Batch runs out of gas about halfway through, and spends the rest of its time meandering through a halfhearted narrative. Read More »
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I don’t think anyone was expecting a unanimous reaction to Nicolas Winding Refn‘s The Neon Demon. Refn’s horror film just screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and the critical response was mixed, to say the least. Some have claimed the reaction was even more divisive than when Only God Forgives debuted at the festival — which likely pleases Refn, who never attempts to satisfy all audiences. “I can only say if you’ve polarized, you’ve done something right,” he once said. “If everyone likes it, you’ve done something wrong.”
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