John Wick

Series Review: The Continental: From the World of John Wick relates to the acclaimed action films only by name and not nature

After 4 films that amassed acclaim, both critically and commercially, it only makes sense that the world created within the John Wick films be continued in some form separate from the series itself; even though many are hoping the titular character’s rather definitive send-off in Chapter 4 is somehow retconned. Next year will see the…

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Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 4 continues to push the boundaries of the action genre’s capabilities with a grand, operatic manus

It’s hard to believe that, at one point, 2014’s John Wick was practically considered dead on arrival.  A combination of unproven directors (eventual franchise mainstay Chad Stahelski and uncredited “co-director” David Leitch), a screenwriter with only a duo of barely-registered titles under him (Derek Kolstad), and a lead actor with a slew of underperforming box…

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Film Review: Gunpowder Milkshake overcomes genre familiarity with a sense of violent humour

Given how well she’s utilised her heart and her humour when leaning into the action heroine outfit – see the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jumanji franchises for reference – it makes sense that both additives be applied to Karen Gillan‘s latest genre effort, the delightfully named Gunpowder Milkshake. Initially she’s a little too cold-hearted…

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Film Review: Nobody is aware of how smart it needs to be in order to sell its action-driven lunacy

A film like Nobody is inevitably going to be likened to similarly-themed actioners such as John Wick and Taken.  And that’s not a bad thing, given how well-liked those films are (or, in the context of Taken, at least the first one), with the middle-aged-man-defending-what’s-rightfully-his narrative proving an easy sell.  Nobody is perhaps the easiest…

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Interview: Hugo Weaving talks about ABC’s Seven Types of Ambiguity, V For Vendetta and Kicking John Wick’s Ass

One of Australia’s top leading film and TV actors, Hugo Weaving is not a name you forget. With so much versatility and strength in every role he takes on, it’s hardly surprising he is a household name throughout the world. From his 1994 role as Tick (or Mitzi if you prefer) in Priscilla Queen of The Desert…

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Watch Neo and Morpheus reunite in the latest teaser for John Wick: Chapter 2

Liam Neeson’s endeavour to find his daughter seems almost trivial when compared to the inexorable force of Keanu Reeves as John Wick, seeking vengeance for the murder of his Beagle puppy named Daisy. John Wick will return in 2017 after the original sleeper hit snowballed into one of the most memorable action films of its…

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Lionsgate pulls some details about John Wick: Chapter Two

Lionsgate have released a new synopsis for John Wick: Chapter Two. The first film we saw John Wick (Keanu Reeves), a retired hit man who takes revenge on a gang who steal his car and kill his dog. Chapter Two will see Wick return, once again forced out of retirement, to take down a shadowy assassin’s guild residing…

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John Wick returns with sequel John Wick: Chapter Two in 2017

Keanu Reeves’ hit action flick John Wick will be making its return with a sequel titled as John Wick: Chapter Two, announced to make its debut in cinemas on 10 February 2017. Chapter Two will be greeted with familiar faces with Keanu Reeves, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Bridget Moynahan and Lance Reddick returning to their original roles….

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8 Movies you didn’t realise were actually about a dead (or kidnapped) dog all along.

In the new film John Wick, our protagonist’s dog is killed by thugs, which leads him on a epic tale of revenge that our own Chris Singh called Keanu Reeves’ “best role in years” (read the review here). Yes, it’s a film whose main plot line is driven by just how much this man loved…

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Film Review: John Wick (USA, 2014)

The last major film Keanu Reeves starred in was the abysmal 47 Ronin, a project which took Keanu out of his element and demanded from him more than he could actually give. David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s John Wick is an entirely different story, playing to Reeves’ strengths and giving him his best role in…

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The Many Faces of John Wick: Counting Down our 8 Favourite Keanu Reeves Roles.

In celebration of the release of John Wick in Australia today – which many are calling Keanu Reeves’ “return to form” – we’re taking a look back at our 8 favourite Keanu Reeves performances from all over the years. So here we proudly present, the many faces of Keanu Reeves: 8. Officer Jack Traven in Speed (1994)…

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