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(Badass Digest)   Keanu Reeves is getting a TV show. Whoa   (badassdigest.com) divider line 45
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2014-08-18 07:26:51 PM  
Keanu is actually a pretty cool guy. Maybe not always the best actor, but he only asks for a moderate salary and he lives in a regular apartment.
 
2014-08-18 08:41:29 PM  
*Laugh track*
 
2014-08-18 08:51:12 PM  
Keanu Reeves is a national treasure.
 
2014-08-18 08:51:13 PM  
What network?
 
2014-08-18 08:52:35 PM  
Didn't work for Robin Williams or Halle Berry.

Keanu doesn't deserve this, either.
 
2014-08-18 08:56:49 PM  

Riotboy: Keanu Reeves is a national treasure.


You've somehow confused him with this guy:

www.thatericalper.com
 
2014-08-18 08:58:34 PM  
*air guitar*
 
2014-08-18 09:03:05 PM  
Keanu Reeves is like Nickelback; on paper you can make the case as to why they shouldn't be successful but in reality they just are.
 
2014-08-18 09:07:57 PM  
Rain ironically finds that the one identity he knows - that of being a hitman - is the very thing that prevents him from bringing others closer into his life.

*twitch*

It's not ironic. It's not even coincidental.
 
2014-08-18 09:09:19 PM  

LegacyDL: Keanu Reeves is like Nickelback; on paper you can make the case as to why they shouldn't be successful but in reality they just are.


Nickelback sucks. I'm not ashamed to admit I like Keanu. Especially sad Keanu.
 
2014-08-18 09:12:03 PM  
img.fark.net

For some reason, this is how I picture it.
/Hopefully it's good, I seem to enjoy his movies.
//I also enjoyed watching Magic Johnson play basketball, and we know his show ended up doing.
///Why does everyone seem to like that Jimmy Fallon guy?  Is it because he's seems to be a non-threatening meterosexual?
 
2014-08-18 09:18:22 PM  

ParadisePornoTheater: Halle Berry


Speaking of which, has Extant been canceled?
 
2014-08-18 09:18:30 PM  
If only there was some way to deal with this latest Hollywood Outrage!

wordlist.languagepod101.com
 
2014-08-18 09:25:01 PM  
That sounds absolutely badass, tbh.
 
2014-08-18 09:25:10 PM  
There's nothing wrong with Keanu. Except maybe Dracula but I blame Coppola for that.
 
2014-08-18 09:25:26 PM  
He should be a tv doctor or something.
 
2014-08-18 09:26:05 PM  
cdn.someecards.com
 
2014-08-18 09:30:56 PM  
By "getting a TV show" do you mean, acquiring the right to participate in the production of a TV series OR do you mean Understanding the premise of a particular TV show??
 
2014-08-18 09:32:13 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: By "getting a TV show" do you mean, acquiring the right to participate in the production of a TV series OR do you mean Understanding the premise of a particular TV show??


Well it certainly isn't the latter.....
 
2014-08-18 09:36:57 PM  

jmr61: Riotboy: Keanu Reeves is a national treasure.

You've somehow confused him with this guy:

[www.thatericalper.com image 850x561]


You mean the guy who's still holding a stupid grudge with Shatner after 50 years and won't shut up about it? Yeah, real hero that guy. I wanna be like him.
 
2014-08-18 09:40:47 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: jmr61: Riotboy: Keanu Reeves is a national treasure.

You've somehow confused him with this guy:

[www.thatericalper.com image 850x561]

You mean the guy who's still holding a stupid grudge with Shatner after 50 years and won't shut up about it? Yeah, real hero that guy. I wanna be like him.


Yeah, on the Comedy Central Roast of Shatner, he was just a dick. He wouldn't even have a career without Shatner.
 
2014-08-18 09:44:58 PM  

fusillade762: Rain ironically finds that the one identity he knows - that of being a hitman - is the very thing that prevents him from bringing others closer into his life.
*twitch*
It's not ironic. It's not even coincidental.


Maybe he just plays the part ironically.

Keanu is cute. I will watch this tripe.
 
2014-08-18 09:48:12 PM  

Mugato: There's nothing wrong with Keanu. Except maybe Dracula but I blame Coppola for that.


I never could figure out the casting for that movie.

"Well, for the two iconic roles, we have Oldman and Hopkins."
"Great, how about a supporting cast?"
"How about Richard E. Grant and Cary Elwes?"
"Outstanding. What about the romantic leads?"
"Um... er... uh... we kinda forgot about those until the last minute, so most of our preferred options were unavailable."
"So who did we get?"
"Keanu Reeves. And Winona Ryder."
"...you know you're fired, right?"
 
2014-08-18 09:58:41 PM  
Has nobody read the books? Totally Bond/Pitt signature drink thriller fare but good for what they are. Eisler even managed to keep the sexy lady love interest to no more than two... which was a nice show of restraint. The movie was a travesty.
 
2014-08-18 09:58:46 PM  

Mugato: B.L.Z. Bub: jmr61: Riotboy: Keanu Reeves is a national treasure.

You've somehow confused him with this guy:

[www.thatericalper.com image 850x561]

You mean the guy who's still holding a stupid grudge with Shatner after 50 years and won't shut up about it? Yeah, real hero that guy. I wanna be like him.

Yeah, on the Comedy Central Roast of Shatner, he was just a dick. He wouldn't even have a career without Shatner.


Oh My.
 
2014-08-18 09:59:44 PM  

clkeagle: Mugato: There's nothing wrong with Keanu. Except maybe Dracula but I blame Coppola for that.

I never could figure out the casting for that movie.

"Well, for the two iconic roles, we have Oldman and Hopkins."
"Great, how about a supporting cast?"
"How about Richard E. Grant and Cary Elwes?"
"Outstanding. What about the romantic leads?"
"Um... er... uh... we kinda forgot about those until the last minute, so most of our preferred options were unavailable."
"So who did we get?"
"Keanu Reeves. And Winona Ryder."
"...you know you're fired, right?"


I think maybe Keanu's character was supposed to be lame compared to Dracula. As written, he was pretty ineffectual and I think that was intentional. He wasn't a hero by any means. Winona Ryder was supposed to be a normal, innocent girl, not some femme fatale or anything. Overall I think it was a great film and my favorite Dracula movie.
 
2014-08-18 10:07:36 PM  

fusillade762: Rain ironically finds that the one identity he knows - that of being a hitman - is the very thing that prevents him from bringing others closer into his life.

*twitch*

It's not ironic. It's not even coincidental.


Yeah, being distanced from others emotionally is kinda the expected outcome for hitmen. It's literally the opposite of ironic.
 
2014-08-18 10:08:09 PM  
So - Grosse Point Blank without the humor?

Well, I guess all of his mthods weren't natural looking.
 
2014-08-18 10:08:35 PM  

clkeagle: Mugato: There's nothing wrong with Keanu. Except maybe Dracula but I blame Coppola for that.

I never could figure out the casting for that movie.

"Well, for the two iconic roles, we have Oldman and Hopkins."
"Great, how about a supporting cast?"
"How about Richard E. Grant and Cary Elwes?"
"Outstanding. What about the romantic leads?"
"Um... er... uh... we kinda forgot about those until the last minute, so most of our preferred options were unavailable."
"So who did we get?"
"Keanu Reeves. And Winona Ryder."
"...you know you're fired, right?"


Back in 1992 Reeves (and Ryder) were stars. Dracula was the film that started the "stick to surfer movies" view of Keanu's acting skills.
 
2014-08-18 10:08:54 PM  

cryinoutloud: fusillade762: Rain ironically finds that the one identity he knows - that of being a hitman - is the very thing that prevents him from bringing others closer into his life.
*twitch*
It's not ironic. It's not even coincidental.

Maybe he just plays the part ironically.

Keanu is cute. I will watch this tripe.


Keanu Reeves will be 50 in less than a month. Males are cute as babies, as teens before we've shaved or had sex, and when we're spry and gallant octogenarians.
 
2014-08-18 10:20:46 PM  

Mugato: I think maybe Keanu's character was supposed to be lame compared to Dracula. As written, he was pretty ineffectual and I think that was intentional. He wasn't a hero by any means. Winona Ryder was supposed to be a normal, innocent girl, not some femme fatale or anything. Overall I think it was a great film and my favorite Dracula movie.


You probably nailed it. And don't get me wrong - I still love the movie too. But damn if those two aren't cardboard cutouts when compared to the rest of the cast.
 
2014-08-18 10:28:43 PM  

clkeagle: Mugato: I think maybe Keanu's character was supposed to be lame compared to Dracula. As written, he was pretty ineffectual and I think that was intentional. He wasn't a hero by any means. Winona Ryder was supposed to be a normal, innocent girl, not some femme fatale or anything. Overall I think it was a great film and my favorite Dracula movie.

You probably nailed it. And don't get me wrong - I still love the movie too. But damn if those two aren't cardboard cutouts when compared to the rest of the cast.


True, and Coppola is to blame for telling Reeves that he could do an English accent. But I think in the context of the story, Reeves played the part of the ineffectual finance and Dracula was the forbidden hot dude Winona wanted, so Keanu was supposed to be wooden and lame.

Could it have been done with more interesting lead characters? I dunno, maybe, I don't know if the story would be the same though.
 
2014-08-18 10:39:10 PM  

Mugato: clkeagle: Mugato: I think maybe Keanu's character was supposed to be lame compared to Dracula. As written, he was pretty ineffectual and I think that was intentional. He wasn't a hero by any means. Winona Ryder was supposed to be a normal, innocent girl, not some femme fatale or anything. Overall I think it was a great film and my favorite Dracula movie.

You probably nailed it. And don't get me wrong - I still love the movie too. But damn if those two aren't cardboard cutouts when compared to the rest of the cast.

True, and Coppola is to blame for telling Reeves that he could do an English accent. But I think in the context of the story, Reeves played the part of the ineffectual finance and Dracula was the forbidden hot dude Winona wanted, so Keanu was supposed to be wooden and lame.

Could it have been done with more interesting lead characters? I dunno, maybe, I don't know if the story would be the same though.


Hard to say. I think the trap here was underestimating the strength of Gary Oldman's performance. Daniel Day Lewis could have played Jonathan Harker, and still would have looked like a boring legal clerk compared to Oldman.
 
2014-08-18 11:04:56 PM  
Meh, I've seen this movie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accident_%282009_film%29

Actually it's a pretty good movie about paranoia.
 
2014-08-18 11:08:34 PM  

BalugaJoe: He should be a tv doctor or something.


That's silly, he doesn't look anything like Dr Phil or Dr Oz.
 
2014-08-18 11:10:09 PM  

Saborlas: Keanu is actually a pretty cool guy. Maybe not always the best actor, but he only asks for a moderate salary and he lives in a regular apartment.


That's probably because he is aware of his market power.

/which isn't exactly a fault
 
2014-08-18 11:58:42 PM  

LoneWolf343: Saborlas: Keanu is actually a pretty cool guy. Maybe not always the best actor, but he only asks for a moderate salary and he lives in a regular apartment.

That's probably because he is aware of his market power.

/which isn't exactly a fault


Keanu isn't on top these days and he's had his share of bombs but he has starred in some extremely successful films by any measure.
 
2014-08-19 12:38:51 AM  

clkeagle: Mugato: clkeagle: Mugato: I think maybe Keanu's character was supposed to be lame compared to Dracula. As written, he was pretty ineffectual and I think that was intentional. He wasn't a hero by any means. Winona Ryder was supposed to be a normal, innocent girl, not some femme fatale or anything. Overall I think it was a great film and my favorite Dracula movie.

You probably nailed it. And don't get me wrong - I still love the movie too. But damn if those two aren't cardboard cutouts when compared to the rest of the cast.

True, and Coppola is to blame for telling Reeves that he could do an English accent. But I think in the context of the story, Reeves played the part of the ineffectual finance and Dracula was the forbidden hot dude Winona wanted, so Keanu was supposed to be wooden and lame.

Could it have been done with more interesting lead characters? I dunno, maybe, I don't know if the story would be the same though.

Hard to say. I think the trap here was underestimating the strength of Gary Oldman's performance. Daniel Day Lewis could have played Jonathan Harker, and still would have looked like a boring legal clerk compared to Oldman.


Never underestimate Gary Oldman

/love love love him.
 
2014-08-19 12:44:15 AM  
Although the person who came up with the idea of the "butt" hairstyle should be publicly flogged.
 
2014-08-19 01:17:41 AM  
"And then I realized that during the night, they had painted the lines in the road."

/or something along those lines
 
2014-08-19 01:34:59 AM  
On a barely tangential note: has anyone seen the premiere episode of Legends? Was kinda hoping there would be a Sean Bean related thread for it.
 
2014-08-19 02:09:46 AM  

BalugaJoe: He should be a tv doctor or something.


Like... Dr. Acula?

/mwahahaha
//MWAHAHAHA!
 
2014-08-19 02:10:58 AM  
He knows Kung Fu.
 
2014-08-19 02:43:15 AM  
this was my favorite part of that article.

About the Author: Evan Saathoff (known also by such aliases as Sam Strange and Tyler Perry) is News Editor of Badass Digest. He lived in Taiwan for two years and can order several food items in Chinese. Movies are fun, but he prefers Jesus Christ. Close personal friend to the Paranormal Activity Demon. Absurdly handsome. Weird wiener, though.
 
2014-08-19 09:40:21 AM  

texdent: ParadisePornoTheater: Halle Berry

Speaking of which, has Extant been canceled?


it's leaving a lot of people cold, I know that.
 
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