Tag Archives: Keanu Reeves

John Wick (2014)

This looks... weirdly familiar.
This looks… weirdly familiar.

“Don’t set him off”

Directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch
Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Ian McShane and Wilhem Dafoe

In this touching drama, a recently widowed man (Reeves) receives a final gift from his beloved wife; a puppy to nurture and to help bring him through his dark night of the soul. Then a Russian mob punk named Iosef (Allen) decides to steal the man’s car and kills the dog during the robbery. He goes to a mob chop shop, but the owner won’t deal with the car, explaining to Iosef’s father, kingpin Viggo Tarasov (Nyqvist) that the car belongs to John Wick.

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Constantine (2005)

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“The wager between Heaven and Hell is on Earth.”

Directed by Francis Lawrence
Starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weiss, Tilda Swinton, Djimon Hounsou and Shia laBeouf

Grumpy, terminally ill misanthrope John Constantine works as a freelance exorcist, deporting demons to Hell if they cross a line and upset the Balance. When a plot to destroy the Balance forever comes to light, Constantine must rally for one final battle.

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47 Ronin (2013)

This is an atypical poster for the movie, in that it has some of the 47 Ronin on it.
This is an atypical poster for the movie, in that it has some of the 47 Ronin on it.

“Seize Eternity”

Directed by Carl Rinsch
Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada and Rinko Kikuchi

In feudal Japan, the half-European boy Kai (Reeves) stumbles from the demon-haunted Tengu forest and is taken in by Lord Asano (Min Tanaka) of Ako, and comes to be loved by Asano’s daughter Mika (Ko Shibasaki), although hated by his samurai. When Lord Asano is framed for assault by his rival Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) and his witch (Kikuchi), he is forced to commit seppuku, leaving his loyal samurai – led by Oishi (Sanada) – to become ronin, forbidden from seeking vengeance by the Shogun (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa).

A year later, Mika is to be wed to Kira to prevent a feud, but Oishi recruits Kai to aid him and the other ronin in their unsanctioned quest for revenge, despite knowing that it will mean their own ignominious deaths. Continue reading 47 Ronin (2013)