Keanu review and new films

A long time ago (in a kingdom far, far away?) I mentioned my fascination with the format of an article in Premiere magazine, where Keanu Reeves was interviewed but also profiled by compiling quotes from his friends, colleagues, etc. The piece is now up online here.

I have seen one new movie in the theater, recently: Bride and Prejudice, which was delightfully, sinfully silly. I’ve also seen two new-to-me movies on DVD recently: the BBC miniseries of Pride and Prejudice and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Both were absolutely fabulous. P&P had not only faithfulness to Austen’s story to recommend it but also Colin Firth, and its owner, .

Butch Cassidy was just lovely. The story was everything I expect from William Goldman, and the acting… oh, Paul Newman. I vote Paul Newman’s blue eyes for King. I now understand why he’s one of three living actors in the Premeire Top 10 (the other two are the much more arguable Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts). Also, I can see why the fact that he’s recently said he probably only has one more movie in him, and that it might be a long-awaited Newman-Redford reunion pic, is so exciting to so many. I need to see The Sting, pronto.

I’ve said more about all of these at my Web site. And now I’m really craving All the President’s Men.

P.S. Anyone in Lawrence have a real urge to see a preview of Sahara? They handed out those “free preview passes” at work, and so I have a hypothetical free four tickets to a viewing sometime in two weeks — I want to say it’s on a Thursday night, but if the movie interests you, let me know and I’ll find the exact dates. I’m iffy on wanting to see it — love Matthew McConaughey, worship William H. Macy, don’t even mind Steve Zahn, but… the Dirk Pitt franchise attempt isn’t exactly grabbing my attention.

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6 Responses to Keanu review and new films

  1. freedomfry says:

    Oh, The Sting. It’s one of my favorite all-time movies ever. Redford and Newman are just brilliant together.

    And Butch and Sundance? Lovely.

    “I can’t swim.”
    “It’s the fall that’s gonna kill you!”

    *worships the mighty pen of William Goldman*

  2. kepkanation says:

    Here’s the saddest part of the whole Butch and Sundance viewing experience: I got a defective DVD and it skipped horribly through that entire part! I’ve reordered it, so I’ll have to rewatch when the scene isn’t broken into tiny pieces.

    William Goldman is certainly worship-worthy, even for The Princess Bride alone!

  3. starstraf says:

    Sahara looks like it would be worth seeing for free

  4. kepkanation says:

    I have four free passes for the movie next Thursday (April 7) at the Southwind theater at 7:30. My understanding is that they passed out a bunch of these, so to get tickets you have to show up early and trade them in… but I’ll find out more about how it works and get back to you.

    Also — are either you or Pooch interested in seeing Sin City Friday night? I always seem to see comic book movies with you guys — and there will be many pretty girls and boys in the film.

  5. starstraf says:

    Ah, next thrusday we will be in chicago so can/t use them
    Friday night we have tickets for a concert, would like to see sin city but can’t friday night (or can’t until after 10pm)

  6. kepkanation says:

    The showing at Southwind starts AT 10 p.m., and I think I’ll be going to the late show — so if you decide you can make it to that one, let me know.

    Rats about Thursday, though Chicago sounds fun!

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