keanu movie club

Keanu Movie Club: Scanner Darkly

In honor of the Richard Linklater’s new movie Boyhood being released last weekend I thought I would remind you of a little movie he did with Keanu in 2006 called Scanner Darkly.

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Even the tagline reads like a typical Keanu film be in sorta like Point Break and The Matrix/Johnny Mnemonic had a love child it would be this movie.

It’s a visually stunning film and has a great cast. If you haven’t seen it before buy yourself a fancy beer and some popcorn and enjoy.

Please leave reviews too if you haven’t seen it! I would love to hear what you think.

 

Keanu Movie Club: The Gift

A surprisingly thrilling thriller with some predictable twists, this film by director Sam Raimi showed me how a slew of Academy Awarded actors can all share the spot light and work together as well oiled machine.

 

The sparks of anger and fear that flew between Cate Blanchett and Keanu Reeves was fantastic and really made the movie for me.

Here’s a clip of Keanu being accused for murder of Kate Holme’s character.

Confused? Just watch the movie and see how this all melts together.

It’s on Netflix….just sayin’.

Keanu Movie Club: My Own Private Idaho (1991)

One of my all time favorite Keanu movies and was the first to make me look at him as a serious actor.

My Own Private Idaho:

Also directed by one of my favorite directors Gus Van Sant

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

If you had to choose any Keanu movie to watch, watch this one.

Keanu Movie Club: Rivers Edge (1986)

Next on the list is Rivers Edge:

A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. However, the friends’ reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

There’s even a song in the musical based on this…just sayin’.

Keanu Movie Club: The Night Before (1988)

Hello friends and Keanu lovers I am going on a 4 day backpacking trip and thought I should leave you with some less known Keanu movies to watch.

First on the list is:

The Night BeforeĀ 

Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he is or why he is wearing a beat-up tuxedo. Through a series of flashbacks, he remembers that he was sidetracked on his way to the prom the night before. In the meantime, he has to figure out what happened to his wallet, his car keys, his date, and why a pimp named “Tito” wants him dead.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the film. Also this will help you understand little references in the musical as well!

Enjoy!