Making of Bodysuits for Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how realistic bodysuits are made by way of some terrifying future versions of the titular duo in Bill and Ted Face the Music. Plus, watch a short documentary of the legacy of The Joker from the big and small screen in The Joker: Put on a Happy Face. And finally, find out how to make a feast fit for a Hobbit in a special Lord of the Rings edition of Binging with Babish. Read More »

7 Filmmakers Share Their Favorite Keanu Reeves Stories

For three decades now, audiences have been falling in love over and over again with Keanu Reeves. We believe him when he’s saving the world, we believe him when he’s morally ambiguous, and in a few cases, we even believe when he’s the villain. He’s an actor who can transform himself, even when he remains so distinctly, well, Keanu Reeves.

Reeves continues to evolve with the times and only sharpens his skills. What’s not to love about an actor whose movies have blown minds repeatedly as his magnetism and depth deepen with time? Any artist at the stage of Reeves’ career and success who continues growing is doing something right. What has remained from the early days of his acting career is his sincerity and commitment. That sincerity, in particular, is infectious and a part of why audiences and filmmakers remain captivated by him.

With Bill & Ted Face the Music now in theaters and available on VOD, we interviewed directors who’ve worked with Reeves and asked them to share their favorite stories from their collaboration. Here’s what Richard LinklaterChristopher Kenneally, Matthew RossChad Stahelski, Dean Parisot, Francis Lawrence, and Rebecca Miller had to say about their time with the one and only Keanu Reeves.

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matrix 4 update

The Matrix 4 remains mysterious – we really don’t know much about it officially, although plenty of rumors run rampant. So whenever there’s some insight into the production – no matter how minuscule – we’re required by law to report it to you, dear reader. Recently, Keanu Reeves (who is in the film), and Hugo Weaving (who isn’t), dropped some knowledge on the project, so let’s all obsess over it, shall we?

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Dean Parisot interview

Bill & Ted Face the Music is a very kind-hearted movie. There’s not a single mean-spirited bone in its body. With its unironic heroes, its passion for music, and most importantly, the love between best friends and family, Bill & Ted Face the Music appreciates the best in life.

Whatever obstacles came in the way of the sequel, director Dean Parisot and everyone involved kept going. Parisot, known most famously for the classic Galaxy Quest, delivered a pure sequel with its heart in such the right place. The director, an NYU graduate who won an Oscar for best live-action short film in 1988, told us why he never gave up on Bill & Ted 3 and more.

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john wick vs neo

Many actors get the honor of playing at least one iconic character in their career, but Keanu Reeves has gotten to play three. Not only that, but Reeves will get to reprise all three of those characters in highly anticipated upcoming sequels. In the press tour for the first upcoming sequel, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Reeves spoke about his other two memorable characters, John Wick from the John Wick series and Neo from The Matrix, and answered the question that everyone wants to know: who would win in a fight? The answer is truly excellent (or bogus, depending on your preference).

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bill and ted face the music clip

After years of waiting, Bill and Ted 3, AKA Bill & Ted Face the Music, is almost upon us. The long-awaited sequel is headed to On Demand next week, and ahead of that digital release, there’s a new clip featuring William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves) meeting up with Kristen Schaal, who plays the daughter of Rufus, the helpful futuristic character played by the late George Carlin in the previous two films.

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the matrix 4 morpheus

The Matrix 4 has resumed filming in Germany after production was forced to halt due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Star Keanu Reeves and the rest of the cast and crew will be returning to shoot the long-awaited sequel, but there will be one former franchise cast member who confirmed that he won’t be back. Laurence Fisburne, who played the pivotal revolutionary leader Morpheus in The Matrix and its two sequels, revealed that he wasn’t invited to reprise his role in the fourth Matrix film.

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john wick 5

John Wick’s work won’t be done by the end of the fourth movie.

During a Lionsgate earnings call today, company CEO John Feltheimer revealed that not only is a fifth Wick movie in the works, but that the studio plans to film that sequel back to back with the upcoming fourth film. Yeah, I’m thinking he’s back (to back).
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Bill and Ted Face the Music Featurette

Bill and Ted Face the Music already feels like it won the lottery by merely existing. Despite being talked about for years, no one ever really thought Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter would get back together for one more excellent adventure. But here we are, nearly 30 years after Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, and the Wyld Stallyns are still trying to save the world with their music. But this time, they’ll get a little help from their daughters, who get a proper introduction in a new Bill and Ted Face the Music featurette. Read More »

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Although only 15 years old, Constantine is already aging well. The adaptation of the Hellblazer comic continues to find more fans and doesn’t date in the special effects department like so many early and mid-2000s movies already have. There’s no hard rock, pop culture references, or even outdated tech that could age the movie. Director Francis Lawrence created a world of his own in his noir-ish, sometimes hellish vision of Los Angeles.

When Constantine was released in 2005, it wasn’t as well-regard as it is today. Perhaps after years of watching frequently interchangeable comic book movies, Lawrence’s idiosyncratic addition to the genre plays better today. Whatever the reason, Lawrence is pleased Constantine continues to entertain, especially after a slightly disappointing box-office performance and lukewarm reception from critics.

Before directing Constantine, Lawrence was an in-demand music video director. He helmed music videos for Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and even his I Am Legend star, Will Smith. The list is long. Initially, Keanu Reeves wasn’t interested in a music video director making Constantine, which is one of the many stories Lawrence told us when looking back at his directorial debut (now celebrating its 15th anniversary).

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