Articles tagged keanu reeves

Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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Obama & More Critical Commentary on Cultural Imperialism in 2008’s ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

The Day the Earth Stood Still was rich in contemporary and relevant social criticism despite the regurgitating an apocalypse narrative and re-hashing Keanu Reeves as another prophetic savior.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

On its face, casting Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, that most thoughtful visitor from another planet, seems inspired. Or maybe just obvious.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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11 Apr 2008 // 2:36 AM

Street Kings

In Street Kings, Tom (Keanu Reeves) is puffy and surly, Neo if he hadn't met Trinity, Neo unsaved.

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4 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bram Stokers Dracula

Coppola's take on Bram Stoker's masterpiece is a visual stunning feast worth revisiting in a Collector's Edition that is more than just a time capsule.

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Part 5: The Return of the Auteur

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.

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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:25 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Simultaneously strange and familiar, not himself, Bob lives inside an ooky, unsolvable world that mirrors our own ongoing fears, of surveillance, loss, and forgetting.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:23 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

The suits make for images so fascinating they feel nearly "addictive," appropriate given that the film is about (among other things), viewing, reality, and addiction.

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16 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Lake House (2006)

Shuffled around amid a series of very pretty split screens and unmoored voiceovers, Alex and Kate must create a relationship out of very contrived air.

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Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection (2005)

Bill and Ted have barely a brain between them and speak in brilliantly realized Surferese: they're that guy you know who still snickers at the double entendres in Van Halen album titles.

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My Own Private Idaho: Criterion Collection (1991)

Mike and Scott live a strangely lyrical credence. Simultaneously inviting and resisting interpretation, they move on.

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18 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Constantine (2005)

Doubting his mission and his faith even as he's consumed by them, Constantine is an achingly topical comic book/movie hero.

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Something's Gotta Give is best when it backs off the cute dialogue and the actors create their own moments.

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Overstays its welcome, yes, but worse, it pretends like it's news when it isn't.

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10 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Matrix Revolutions (2003)

'Why, Mr. Anderson?'asks Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), for what seems the umpteenth time.

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14 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Morpheus is a stanch warrior and provocative thinker, as well as a black man in a world where the machines' agents tend to be white men in suits.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Watcher (2000)

You’d better look out your window, not too obviously, but very carefully. He may be watching you. He’s out there, always out there,

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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