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You’re Never Too Old for Toys

There’s something so nice about having little knick knacks around. Something to make your grey winter day a little brighter and remind you of a simpler time.

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Recently, I’ve been a little enthralled in the world of Funko figures and have started to collected them. From Agent Dana Skully to Jareth, my collection has started to grow.

Even though I should be spending my money on other necessity’s it becomes difficult when they release characters from some of Keanu’s better films and it becomes hard to clench my purse. How can I say no to “The One”?df00e2bbaaac7c26a6b195025a113ba1.jpg

Or even hesitate one second to think of my future with out Ted from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure?

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I know I should be stronger then these little plastic figures but there’s something about them that reminds me that it’s ok to enjoy the simple things in life. It’s ok to give in from time to time and treat yourself to something that makes you happy.

Also it reminds me that I need to get back to writing this freakin’ play!

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Keanu…My Hero

Whenever I tell someone that I’ve been working for the past few years on a Keanu Reeves musical, I usually get a chuckle and smirk followed by  the infamous question, “Why Keanu?”

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This usually is followed up with statements like “he’s a terrible actor” or “what would this musical even be about?”. This usually comes from folks who only know a limited section of his filmography career and don’t know his background not only as a performer but also a person.

Granted, when I first started this project, about 4 years ago, I had those same reaction when the name Keanu Reeves was mentioned in a movie trailer or brought up in conversation. I thought he was just a typical Hollywood actor, who only made it because he was good looking and had a lucky break. When I began my research on Mr. Reeves and dig deep beyond Point Break and actually into his life, my eyes were open to Keanu just being a stand up guy. Not only does he take his profession seriously, he also works hard at it and respects everyone in the trade. No wonder he’s worked with so many great directors like Francis Ford Coppola and Gus Van Sant. And of course he would share the screen with Academy Award winning actors like Al Pacino, Denzel Washington, and Charlize Theron because they saw this level of professionalism and respect.

Sure, he’s good at his job but how does that merit him being a good person? How do we know that he’s not just putting on a show because he is an actor, after all.

The proof is in the pudding. Keanu not only took huge pay cuts in films like The Replacements and The Devils Advocate so they could get the actors they wanted (ie Gene Hackman and Pacino) but he also took $50 million dollars of his $70 million earning from The Matrix and paid the special effects and make up staff saying,

“Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries.”

Though, I may have started off this project to poke fun at Keanu and in some regards, I still am.  The one thing that has changed is I have developed a true love and admiration for him and his career. Not only that, but I truly do think he’s a most excellent dude and has become a personal hero of mine, to work work hard and never give up on your dreams!

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Thank you Keanu!

John Wick 2 is Coming….

Yeah…I’m thinking he’s back…this time for a sequel!

I don’t know about you but I’m super excited that John Wick‘s story line is going to continue.

Sure Hollywood is saturated with sequels but this one is at least an original idea and story. It’s refreshing and makes me hopeful that we will get more. They sure lucked out with Keanu because he’s such a professional and has become the Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson type of unlikely action star, though we always knew he had it in him from the early 90s with movies like Speed and Johnny Mnemonic and I think that’s why this role suited him so well.

Well, since that film has no release date yet and still waiting for Knock Knock to makes its release nation wide here’s a little something to hold us over until then:

A Little Keanu Update:

Keanu humbly talks about his character John Wick and his excitement for the possibility for a sequel (which updates from this interview you can thank you lucky stars because they are in the works for a sequel!)

And spoiler alert he also talks about his excitement about Bill and Ted 3 and how they are still trying to get that movie made and how he would love to do another Matrix.

Are you bored at work? Do you want some answers to questions you didn’t even think you needed the answer to? Well, look no further. I have them. Well, I don’t have them, the person who created this video does.

I know that if you’re reading this site you probably have some fascination or interest in Mr. Reeves and if you’re truly dedicated you probably have seen he latest movie, now out on Blu-ray and DVD, John Wick.

As you probably already know (and if you don’t SPOILER ALERT) he kills a lot of people in the film. But how many? Well, this little video some amazing person put together not only tells you but also shows you all the kills in the film! It’s ridiculous and amazing. So, how many do you guess? 10? 15? 50? See how close your guess is to the real thing and check out the video here:

Knock, Knock….is Keanu Home?

Last weekend at Sundance Eli Roth premiered his newest film Knock Knock starring, you guessed it, Keanu.
From what I heard the film isn’t like Roth’s typical blood/gore work and more a suspense thriller where two seemingly innocent girls reek havoc on a married man’s life.

I also excited to see Reeve’s in a different role, as well, being the victim instead of the gallivant hero. How will he handle himself and what is he going to do to get out of this situation.

My trusty friend and amazingly talented filmmaker, Mike Oh, was at Sundance (and also at Slamdance screening his film Red Luck, which is fantastic and should see) and saw a screening of the film and said it was great.
I trust his opinion and wait patiently for the Knock Knock of another Keanu film.

A New Year, a New Keanu!

As you may know I’m a little obsessed with Keanu Reeves and might have written a musical about him. So, why not make this year the year of Keanu! and finally get my musical finished and on stage.

I’ve been working on this musical since 2010 and think it’s time to release the weirdness that is my brain to the masses, in hopes that the masses can handle it. Here’s a little sneak peek with one of the songs called “50 MPH Love Song”:

So, I am here to declare to you to be on the look out for Keanu! The Musical, hopefully, coming to a stage near you.
And please feel free to bother me and ask me how the musical is going because it’ll put my butt into high gear!
Keanu is back and hopefully with a musical!
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Keanu in the Rain

California has been in a three year drought and yesterday Mother Nature was trying to make up for it with a storm of the year.

No one could get out of the rain, not even Keanu who waiting outside, in the rain for the wrap party of a movie he was in. Of course he was super chill and cool about it and wasn’t afraid of getting a little wet.const_212KeanuReeves giphy 20140819-keanu-reeves 004TMR_Keanu_Reeves_019 008ESS_Keanu_Reeves_015 neo03rev 8YEkHV1 imageskeanu-ii

So, don’t fret about the rain and be like Keanu and ENJOY the rain!

Keanu! The Zine

Calling all artist I’m putting together a Keanu themed Zine together and need your work!

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What’s a better way to celebrate one of our beloved actors (at least one of mine) in a zine form.

What I’m looking for from you:

  • One of a kind illustration/Artwork that’s high quality images
  • Poems
  • Fan Letters
  • Music or Lyrics
  • Sculptures
  • Cats Dressed up as Keanu characters
  • Crossover Keanu fiction
  • Etc.

I would like to get theses work by the end of the month and compile the Zine by the first week of December. I know that’s not a lot of time but I thought it might get some of your butts into high gear! So, please help me out and send me your work: keanuthemusical@gmail.com

 

The Keanu Beginnings

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Where it all began…this little notebook I bought for, maybe, a dollar three years ago. I don’t know the exact date that I started writing this but you can tell it’s been a while based on the fading pencil lines on the first page.
In a perfect world I would be done with this musical. But alas there’s still more work to do and it’ll just take some time and that’s ok!

It is nice, thought, to look back. Even at embarrassing writings/moments like this fan letter I wrote to Mr. Reeves. I haven’t read it because I am sorta embarrassed but I thought you should all see it to know the passion I have for this project.

So, enjoy:

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It shows how far I’ve come and gets me excited to see the further developments to come down the road. Maybe one day I’ll send this to Keanu but for now my dear fans get to enjoy this moment.

And please, feel free to make fun of me!