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JOHN WICK?
MmeRenard
2014-11-05 20:37:53


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Yes, that's true. Perhaps it's why we're seeing SUCH a happy actor!

A Rain book would just have been ironic and funny, but Shibumi is totally an inside joke for...us!

Joke
2014-11-06 00:10:55


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http://www.idigitaltimes.com/john-wick-movie-review-when-life-gives-him-bullets-keanu-reeves-gives-you-headshots-393128
Joke
2014-11-06 06:49:13


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http://www.wtsp.com/video/3852750953001/1/John-Wick---Sam-Hallenbeck-Preview
neaura
2014-11-06 19:19:14


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A week more for me and I'm so desperately trying to avoid reading this thread :-)

http://dailycollegian.com/2014/11/06/recent-action-flicks-pale-in-comparison-to-john-wick/
Now we all know who had a hand in choosing the music in the film, don't we?

http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Entertainment/Movies/News/2014/11/06/Keanu-Reeves-is-back-in-action-and-were-deliriously-happy/

LucaM
2014-11-06 22:31:35


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oooops.... sorry for the spoilers :(

looking forward to read your opinion about the movie :)

neaura
2014-11-06 22:54:22


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Oh come on! How is it possible to refrain from discussing this?! You guys should!! I'm the one who's got to avoid reading 'em. :-) can't wait to watch it though. There's an iMAX about half hour from my place. Hope I get to watch it there.
Anakin McFly
2014-11-07 00:06:07

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We could always create a John Wick spoilers thread!
Spirit
2014-11-07 01:01:20


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*is unsure whether sarcastic or serious* *creates thread anyways*
Anakin McFly
2014-11-07 10:35:39

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Serious. And thanks. :)
LucaM
2014-11-08 02:14:44


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http://cornellsun.com/blog/2014/11/07/john-wick-and-the-reeves-aissance/
Joke
2014-11-08 06:26:19


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http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/11/07/keanu-reeves-john-wick-save-cinema/
Joke
2014-11-09 01:33:23


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http://quick-brown-fox-canada.blogspot.nl/2014/11/john-wick-reviewed-by-andrea-bergen-who.html
LucaM
2014-11-11 02:58:29


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http://www.quantumpopblog.com/2014/11/09/john-wick-need-kill/
Anakin McFly
2014-11-11 09:27:39

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AAAAAHHHHH
LucaM
2014-11-12 03:02:08


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http://uncommongeek.com/2014/11/11/the-uncommon-geek-reviews-the-2014-film-john-wick/
Anakin McFly
2014-11-12 09:21:14

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"The first act is “show, don’t tell” at its finest, and through a few beautifully shot minutes, we are given a solid insight into the mind and soul of one John Wick. Its up to Keanu Reeves to carry these quiet but powerful scenes, and he delivered in spades."

yessss. Keanu's at his best when everything is silent. His weak point tends to be dialogue, but without that - as in those opening scenes - he's awesome.

allhailkingjack
2014-11-12 10:33:21


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FWIW I think "weakness" is a relative term here, simply because he's so startlingly good at the silent stuff. He's still better at line delivery than many more lauded actors I can think of, a recent Oscar winner included.
LucaM
2014-11-13 06:18:34


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http://websta.me/p/851770755736525731_11478957
LucaM
2014-11-14 06:15:48


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http://moviemotorbreath.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/set-it-off-john-wick-2014dir-david-leitch-chad-stahelskiusa/

But what is my favorite thing about John Wick beyond all these other things I love it for: It is pretty much among the cleanest action movie I have seen in a long time, even more than The Raid 2 which is certainly the best action movie of the year so far. See, the world John lives in is certainly depressing and the movie does enough to express that depression in its visual language, a nihilistic fadedness that I feel is almost certainly done in post-production rather than filtering. But it's not grungy or gritty... it's very lavish, it's almost looking like luxury and would trick you into feeling that if Reeves wasn't just always so sobering, so visually lost in his role as a human being. It would be a James Bond film if Reeves didn't give John Wick the character it has as a film (and I would never say Keanu Reeves gives a movie something if he didn't). It's not brutal or banging, but it's still very very intense as an action film. It's sleek. But it's still affrontive.

And there's something especially psychologically off about that sleekness. Like everything is as it should be exactly, except all the violence proves that to be wrong and Wick is still missing a wife and a puppy. But by god, is it all very affrontively elegant in the end.

I'm very very envious. I haven't seen a film capable of holding all of these dissonant parts together since Rian Johnson's Brick but John Wick pretty much is guilty as charged of pulling this. Leitch and Stahelski pull it off and tap into a storytelling style of visual psychology without even acknowledging it and utilize it in a genre that is usually just dismissed as bargain bin cheap thrills. Holy shit, John Wick is not even close to that way at all and I'm glad for it and I suggest anybody who likes comic books should watch it, because John Wick feels like one giant limited series from Vertigo Comics. Like 100 Bullets.

LucaM
2014-11-14 06:26:23


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.... and by god, it does . Feel like 100 Bullets.

(fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. While the tv series Constantine is going New 52 DC leagues and whatnot... Keanu is going Vertigo ;) )

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