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Bits and snippets off the web
MmeRenard
2016-01-16 03:40:04


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He DOES look handsome, and he's really quite good, brilliant even, especially in the more comic beginning and later with his insistence that he's a good guy - which is at least partially true.

It's not a movie that bears a lot of thought about the "logic" of the plot - that in itself doesn't always bother me - and the one scene with a hapless outsider just really pissed me off and took me out of the film, preventing me from "enjoying" it. The deleted semi-porno destruction scene is gross, too.

Freya
2016-01-16 23:11:14


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Coming in 2016 :)
Exposed (Daughter of God)
The Neon Demon
The Bad Batch
Rain
John Wick 2
Freya
2016-01-18 22:21:41


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The films with Keanu on the lists:
http://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/gallery/100-movies-to-see-in-2016/
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-100-most-anticipated-films-of-2016-20160104?page=10
http://thefilmstage.com/features/our-100-most-anticipated-films-of-2016/
LucaM
2016-01-22 05:23:08


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http://deadline.com/2016/01/keanu-trailer-key-and-peele-comedy-about-stolen-kitten-1201687518/
Freya
2016-01-26 04:55:24


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http://thatmomentin.com/2016/01/25/11-amazing-women-that-made-keanu-reeves-movies-better/
LucaM
2016-01-28 00:02:51


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Some nice backhanded compliments here.
http://vaguevisages.com/2016/01/22/his-blazing-automatics-2016-is-the-year-of-keanu-reeves/

for the archive, maybe?

MmeRenard
2016-01-28 00:46:17


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Yes, I was thinking the same thing. Some good stuff but I'm SOOOOO tired of backhanded, grudging compliments for Keanu - I've been waiting 20+ years for that to go away. Maybe I should stop holding my breath...
LucaM
2016-01-28 01:01:30


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this.is.awesome.

http://mashable.com/2016/01/27/rudd-hawking-quantum-chess/#N4wyaivc9mq7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi0BzqV_b44&feature=youtu.be

MmeRenard
2016-01-28 02:32:59


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and just when we thought we couldn't love Keanu - and Alex! - more than we already did! thank you!!!
Joke
2016-01-28 05:42:35


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Some comments on a forum by the writer of Quantum Chess :

http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=193481772

LucaM
2016-01-28 05:56:17


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Joke- many thanks for posting that !

When meant to be, things just line up, it seems...

Taluthah2016-01-28 15:05:16


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thank you Luca - so hilarious :-)
And by the way, I don't understand the complaints about Keanu's voice - it's very lively here.
But as English is a foreign language for me, I just look for a clear and not too fast pronunciation.
Anakin McFly
2016-01-30 12:00:49

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From comments on that thread:

"Holy crap you made Keanu say he doesn't age. You win life, sir."

:D

"It turns out Keanu is a huge chess fan (he came up with the "Shāh Māt!" at the end - that's what would have been said in 6th century Persia when the game was in its infancy, completely playing into the idea that Keanu is ageless) AND is well studied in quantum mechanics. It was actually intimidating being in conversation with him on both topics because he actually knows more about both topics than I do. "

:D :D

Anakin McFly
2016-01-30 12:15:50

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https://www.reddit.com/r/whowouldwin/comments/43bh5q/john_wick_vs_john_constantine/
Taluthah2016-01-30 18:21:16


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well, that's funny with the Shah mat comment. "Schach matt" almost the same pronunciation is used in German for "checkmate"
And "maat" long "a" is Arabic for "dead" used to end chess and for anyone and anything that's dead.
Taluthah2016-01-30 18:22:38


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therefore, this shah mat has no connotation to me for being very old :-)
Taluthah2016-01-30 18:23:45


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Here's something interesting on white washing in Hollywood and the perception of mixed raced people like Keanu https://iamhapablog.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/keanu-reeves-and-the-white-washing-of-hollywood/
2016-01-30 18:26:45
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LucaM
2016-01-30 18:29:17


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.. and it's the same pronunciation used in Romanian for 'checkmate', sans the Ted emphasis on it :D :D
we even spell it 'şah mat' - the ş pronounced as ʃ (as in 'shame' or 'sssst!' )
Taluthah2016-01-30 19:35:06


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English language - maybe the urge to be "innovative" :-P

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