Keanu Reeves parks his Porsche Carrera and finds a shady area to do some shadowboxing exercises.
Archive for October, 2010
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Organizers are going all out for the film festival’s 10th anniversary
The “Red City” will glitter with star power at this year’s 10th annual Marrakech Film Festival with Sigourney Weaver, James Caan, Harvey Keitel and Francis Ford Coppola among the famous faces expected to attend the Moroccan film fest from Dec 3 – 11.
The fest will kick off with Malcolm Venville‘s Henry’s Crime complete with the film’s stars James Caan and Keanu Reeves. Caan will also be in town to receive an homage to his career alongside fellow homage honorees Harvey Keitel, Japanese director Kitoshi Kurosawa, Moroccan director Abderrahman Tazi and a posthumous award to Moroccan actor Larbi Doghmi…
Au Bout de la Nuit à la TV belge: le 21 octobre 2010 à 20:25 (->
Au bout de la nuit
Durée : 120 mn.
En 16/9. Interdit aux moins de 12 ans. Stéréo.
Avec : Keanu Reeves (Tom Ludlow), Forest Whitaker (Jack Wander), Hugh Laurie (James Biggs), Chris Evans (Paul Diskant), Cedric the Entertainer (Scribble), Jay Mohr (Mike Clady), Amaury Nolasco (l’inspecteur Cosmo Santos), John Corbett (l’inspecteur Dante Demille), Terry Crews (Terrence Washington), Naomie Harris (Linda Washington), The Game (Grill), Common (Coates).
L’un des meilleurs inspecteurs d’une unité spécialisée de la police de Los Angeles est accusé de meurtre, victime d’un piège ourdi par des collègues corrompus.
Tom Ludlow est sans nul doute l’un des meilleurs agents de la police de Los Angeles. Et ses méthodes expéditives l’ont précipité au coeur de nombreuses polémiques avec la presse californienne. Mais son supérieur, le capitaine Wander, a toujours fermé les yeux sur ses procédés quelque peu «hors normes». Ludlow agit toujours seul et en brutalisant les suspects. Pourtant, lorsqu’il découvre que certains de ses collègues sont corrompus, une enquête interne est subitement ouverte contre lui. Rapidement, Ludlow comprend qu’un piège lui a été tendu. Lâché par Wander, accusé à tort du meurtre d’un collègue, Ludlow tente de prouver son innocence…
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October 11, 2010
I think the first celebrity I ever saw face to face in NYC was Susan Sarandon. Or maybe it was Derek Jeter. Or was it David Duchovny? Anyway my point is that I’ve seen a lot of them. In fact just last night I walked past Toby McGuire. Seeing celebrities is just a ‘thing’ when you live in New York City. It’s normal. No big deal. But– when you’re from out of town and you come to find yourself in close quarters with someone like Keanu Reeves, it is a big deal. That is precisely what happened last week to my little sister Kristina (always little, yes, even at 32), and I am still giggling.
It was Saturday night, we were out in Soho after dinner with our other sister and niece. It was late and after a number of drinks, we’d finally decided to call it a night. I was standing outside the bar chatting it up with some new friends and my sis runs out yelling, “Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh,” I just met and hugged Keanu Reeves.”
“What?” I said.
“Yes. Look inside,” she replied, pointing to the glass to show me that it was indeed him. He looked to be about 6′-2″ and though not the hot young thing we drooled over in our high school days when he was a major Hollywood heart-throb, he is still a pretty damn good looking fellow.
So I asked her, “How did you hug him?”
“Well I saw him and I knew it was him but I asked anyway: “Are you Keanu Reeves?”
“Uh yes. I’m Keanu Reeves,” he replied. (Can’t you just hear his voice?!)
Then she looked up at him and said, (readers, brace yourselves): “I really love watching your surfing movie.” Now it is important to note here that Kristina decided to mention a movie from…20 years ago! Yes. Perhaps not the best way to flatter a former it-man. Now it is also important to note here that Kristina stands 5-’1″ and she pretty much looks like a doll.
So Keanu replies, “Ah, Point Break.”
“Yeah, Point Break” she said back, gushing I would imagine. And then she continues: “I know you probably get this all the time, and I don’t want to harass you…but, can I hug you?”
And Keanu the darling replies, “Yeah, you can hug me.”
And so my sister hugged Keanu Reeves…in the middle of a bar in Soho.
In all the celebs that I have run into, I have never talked to one and never asked to hug one. And to be honest, I don’t know if I would recommend that anyone else try this! But, I am so glad that my little Kristina did. Yeah bra.
Keanu in West Hollywood with indepedent film producer Lemore Syvan.
Keanu Reeves runs away from cowboys after he steals their camcorder on set of “Generation Um” in New York City. After the scene he hides his face from the photographers.
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Hula-hoops, cowboy hats, denim jackets and glitter filled a courtyard at 11th Street and Avenue A this morning. Dozens of extras were in the midst of filming a “flash mob” scene — a random assembly of people performing a planned bizarre act — for “Generation Um…” a new movie starring Keanu Reeves.
Unfazed by the colorful scene in front of him, the star was on site, looking bored between takes. He channeled his “Matrix” character, Neo, by wearing black from head-to-toe.
While getting touched up by hair and makeup, Mr. Reeves gave an autograph to an excited fan named Elias.
The indie drama follows John (Reeves’ character’s unconfirmed name) and two friends (played by actresses Bojana Novkovic and Adelaide Clemens) through “a world of sex and drugs…and chaos,” according to Cinemablend.com. The film is being made by Voltage Pictures, the studio that produced “The Hurt Locker.”
The flick has been filming in the East Village for the past two days, at locales such as AlphaBet Café. A crewmember confirmed that this would be their last day at this location. The movie, which is set in LA, has also been filming in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I keep getting distracted by the sound of someone yelling instructions and people cheering. I just went outside to see what’s going on, and I found myself standing about six feet away from Keanu Reeves on the corner of 11th Street and Avenue A. Dressed all in black, he is tall and handsome as you would expect.
I didn’t want to snap a photo of him because I felt like I would be invading his privacy (I wouldn’t fare so well as a paparazzo, would I?), so I took a picture of the other people in the scene with him. They were all dressed like cowboys and cowgirls, and they kept chasing Keanu out of the parking lot and down 11th Street.
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Keanu Reeves is busy on the set of his new film Generation Um on Wednesday (September 22) in New York City.
Vulture Tells Keanu Reeves About ‘Sad Keanu’ — and He Approves!
At the Woodstock Film Festival this weekend, Keanu Reeves accepted an excellence in acting award and kicked off the American premiere of his bank-robbing comedy Henry’s Crime. Meanwhile, all over the Internet, versions of “Sad Keanu” — Photoshopped riffs on a paparazzi photo of Keanu eating a sandwich on a park bench — are multiplying. Only, Reeves has never seen them. So we spoke to him about his new film, his increasing involvement in his new production company Company Films, but, most important, we explained his meme to him. His thousands of Photoshop-happy fans will be happy to know that Keanu not only approves, he thinks it “sounds conceptually funny.”
So you’re in Woodstock, not too far from where Henry’s Crime is set, and it’s also your first time producing, right?
Yeah, I started a company called Company Films with a friend of mine called Stephen Hamel, who’s really great at developing. We started working on Henry’s Crime about four and a half years ago. We found some dough to pay Sacha Gervasi [The Terminal, Anvil!] to write a script, then we developed it and found some money to make a film. I sort of took this film from beginning to end.
Was part of the appeal digging into a comic role?
Yeah, we set out to make a kinda comedic romance with a crazy idea about a guy who works at a tollbooth and who kind of inadvertently ends up being the driver for a bank robbery and gets caught, and instead of going back to his life, decides not to speak and goes to jail. Then he comes out of jail and decides to go back and rob the same bank to change his life, falls in love with an actress, then there’s a Prohibition tunnel that goes from the theater to the bank, then he ends up having to play Lophakhin in The Cherry Orchard in order to get access to the tunnel to rob the bank …
Whoa. That is nutty. Are you enjoying the opportunity to do some comedy now that you’ve done so much else?
Well I feel like I’ve been doing that all the time, even back to Feeling Minnesota, or The Last Time I Committed Suicide, or …
Sorry, you’re right! You’ve always done funny roles in between the serious roles: Even Thumbsucker or Something’s Gotta Give … Can I take that back? Terrible question!
Yeah! [Laughs] Even at the beginning of River’s Edge, or My Own Private Idaho …
Okay, okay … I said I’m taking it back … Terrible question! I know!
Well, it’s been so long — it’s like, Oh, yeah, that’s like fifteen years ago …
Well, congratulations on receiving the excellence in acting award at Woodstock. You know, your acting has always been divisive. People love you or hate you.
Yeah, yeah …
What do you make of that?
Yeah … To me, I totally understand there are people who really understand my work. And I get that there are other people who are perplexed and confounded and whatever else. Which is fine. You just hope people like your work and the films you’re a part of.
My theory is that you’re not showy like other actors. So much is internal, there’s always this mystery and this way that people have to project themselves into your parts …
You know, I think it depends on the role. A role like A Scanner Darkly, I feel like that guy’s pretty open. Or that character in Street Kings or even in Thumbsucker. In Henry’s Crime, he’s a guy who opens up, he’s a guy who’s neither asleep nor awake in this journey of self-actualization. Eventually, he takes more control of his life. If you’re going to be critical and don’t like the more internalized take on some of my characters that turns into a kind of activation, then, well, you won’t like this one. This guy goes from a guy who works at a tollbooth at night, to a guy who’s improvising as Lophakhin in The Cherry Orchard to win a woman’s love.
I hear shooting at Niagara Falls was an adventure.
You know, the D.P. was like, “How am I supposed to light one of the seventh wonders of the world with a lightbulb?” So our producers were like, “Well, we’ll talk to Canada.” And Canada kindly shone a white light onto the falls. When they did, it was twelve degrees, nobody around, very romantic.
And you get to work with James Cann. Does he just come in with an idea of what he wants to do and then he does it?
If you can convince him otherwise, then it’s fine. No, he is very collaborative as an actor. And we haven’t seen this Jimmy Caan in a while, hilarious and charming. He’s a force of nature.
As an actor, was it distracting to also be producing for the first time?
Yeah, I had to get better at that. I had to work at my compartmentalizing skills. The basic thing is that when you’re acting, the emotions are your responsibility. That’s where you have to go and what you have to do: This is my character, this is my feeling. And when you’re producing, you’re dealing with … other people.[Laughs] So there’d be moments when I was dealing with me and my character and my work and then it would be: “Oh, now I have to go talk to that person who’s freaking out and figure out what they’re feeling … ” Oookay …
Ew, other people’s feelings …
Other people, like, yeah. In context, it’s all great. And I was working with [producer] Lemore Syvan, a legend of New York filmmaking.
You’re taking over the Internet. Have you seen all the “Sad Keanu” stuff out there?
My publicist showed me the photo, but no.
There’s not one photo. There are millions. You’re Photoshopped next to kittens and into Pulp Fiction and next to the cast of The Breakfast Club, and in a million different ways. Have you seen those?
Oh, that’s funny! No, no, I haven’t seen them.
There are millions, really. Google “Sad Keanu.” You haven’t?
Seriously, though, this is one of the reasons I think one of the big appeals of you as an actor is that people are always straining to figure out what’s on your mind, what you’re thinking, why you’re sad … There’s thousands of people doing this.
Wow. So, what, now they’re putting me next to other objects?
You with a cheerleader, but you don’t notice her …
Oh, that’s funny. So they like take paparazzi pictures and re-contextualize them? Funny.
Well, it sounds like harmless, good clean fun.
What do you make of how your fandom is changing?
I don’t know, I haven’t seen it. That one, well, I guess, though, when you think of how bad that stuff can go, that sounds like a pretty good clean fun one to have happening.
Given the options …
Yeah, I haven’t seen them. But given the scope and scale of what can happen out there, that sounds like an all right one. It sounds conceptually funny. [Laughs.]
So now you’re wrapping up Generation Um …
Yeah, it’s been a twenty day shoot, which we’re wrapping up this week. I’m working with a first-time narrative director, Mark L. Mann, who did a documentary, Finishing Heaven, which was nominated for an Emmy. We’ve been shooting on the streets of Brooklyn and in Manhattan and that’s been fun.
And the plan’s to keep balancing out the small indies with bigger studio films?
I hope so. Hopefully I’ll be working with Universal on 47 Ronin starting in the beginning of the year: It’s a mythical Japanese story, kind of a Western, a story of revenge — samurai who want to avenge the death of their lord — and I’m very excited about that. [At Company Films,] we’ve got a film called Passengers, which was at Morgan Creek, and a script by a writer named Mark Andrus called Bloom, and the director Scott Ellis. So we’re going to try to cast that up and get some dough for it. And we’ve got some drafts of some stories coming in from these writers Mark Hyman and Kristin Gore. Trying to make movies!
… At the festival’s awards ceremony on Saturday night, Reeves accepted his honor from a very pregnant Vera Farmiga, accepting it “on behalf of myself and everyone I’ve ever worked with,” which sounded like an acknowledgment of Woodstock itself for plugging his latest endeavor. Slipping away from the New York City production of Mark Mann’s “Generation Um…,” Reeves journeyed upstate to spend two days in Woodstock for the U.S. premiere of “Henry’s Crime,” an understated comedy directed by Malcolm Venville from a screenplay originally conceived by Sasha Gervasi, whose last outing was the heavy metal documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil.” …
Actor Keanu Reeves speaks on Saturday during a Woodstock Film Festival event at Upstate Films (formerly the Tinker Street Cinema) in Woodstock. Freeman photo by Tania Barricklo.
Speaking at a question-and-answer period following a screening of the movie on Saturday at Upstate Films in Woodstock, Reeves described “Henry’s Crime” as “an existential ‘rom-com’ (romantic comedy) keeper movie.”
Keanu Reeves to be honored at 10 p.m on Oct. 2
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This is a photo of Keanu Reeves smoking a cigarette outside of my apartment. We briefly conversed. I said “Hey bro, loved you in Point Break.” He said “Thanks, bro.” I walked upstairs.
Keanu Reeves/Carl Rinsch Samurai pic Ronin 47 is finally inching forward. Universal have it penciled in to start shooting on Feb 28 in Hungary and London. Hossein Amini is currently doing a polish on the script. You know the film right? Lord Asano, the beloved ruler of Ako province, kills himself after his rival, Lord Kira, frames him for attempted murder (Asano’s protectors are then cast off as disgraced ronin, only to reemerge a year later to get their revenge on Kira)? Keanu Reeves is playing the “half-breed”, Hiro, the man who leads the charge against the malicious Lord Kira.