Archive for September, 2007
It always seemed strange to us that Scott Derickson’s remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still would be able to make it into cinemas in time for May 9, 2008. What with, y’know, not even shooting yet. A film all about a UFO and killer robot is inevitably going to need lengthy post-production and seven months just wasn’t enough time to get the movie done properly. So, the film has moved its release, in America at least, to December 12, 2008.
The Day The Earth Stood Still sees Keanu Reeves as an alien who comes to Earth in peace, but is greeted as something that should be blasted back to whence it came. So his robot companion, Gort, threatens to open several cans of whoopass on the world. Robert Wise’s 1951 original is considered one of the best sci-fi movies ever made. This is correct.
I just met Keanu Reeves …… And Keanu Reeves happened to be sitting at the table right next to us. For the longest time, we couldn’t figure out if it was him or not, because his voice didn’t sound right. But that didn’t stop me from looking, because it looked exactly like him– the eyes, the mussed-up hair, the beard… he was very cute. So that he wouldn’t catch me staring like an idiot, I pretended to be interested in the painting that hung above his table. (Granted, it was a nice painting, but you know.) My gaze drifted down at some point, and he happened to look at me at the same time. So our eyes met (yay, *silliness*). Oh, and when he asked the waiter what kind of sake had been brought, the waiter said, "Neo-sake." I almost spit out my drink, but Keanu seemed to be unfazed……
Commentaire de l’auteur:
ET OUI, JE N’AI PAS PU RESISTER : UNE PHOTO DE KEANU REEVES M’A TENDUE LES BRAS LORS DE MON SEJOUR EN ……NORMANDIE POUR LE 33ième FESTIVAL DU FILM U.S DE DEAUVILLE ! TROP FORT ! LA PHOTO DU COMEDIEN ETAIT AFFICHEE PRES DE MON HOTEL (…..umm, yes), SUR LA PLACE DU MARCHE ( là un peu moins glamour), DANS L’ALLEE PRINCIPALE DE DEAUVILLE (bien), ET LE TOP : SUR LES PLANCHES ! UNE PREUVE QUE MEME LORSQUE MONSIEUR KEANU REEVES N’EST PAS PRESENT LORS D’UN FESTIVAL, CELUI-CI RESTE DANS LES COEURS AUX YEUX DES PROFESSIONNELS DU CINEMA ET FAIT SON PETIT EFFET ! BRAVO.
Alex Winter, aka Bill S. Preston, Esq.
When I saw Keanu walking around in downtown Chicago I told him that I saw him just yesterday on TV and he was wearing the same shirt. He said, "I was?" He could tell I was embarrassed that I blurted that out. He was friendlier in person than people probably assume him to be.
Virgo: We invite trouble when we strive too hard to avoid it. Allow for the possibility that magic may happen.