Have you ever wondered why Disney is remaking so many of it’s classics? Well, what would YOU do if you’d built an entire industry of theme-parks and merchandise around aging story-lines and characters? You’d probably look for a way to make them relevant again. That’s why we’re seeing updated versions of Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King this year. It’s also probably why we’re getting Toy Story 4. No, this story isn’t as old as Cinderella or Snow White, but it was perfectly wrapped up with Toy Story 3 in 2010. Was Disney really able to mine new material from Woody and Buzz, or is this just an attempt to make an old story seem fresh? Continue reading →
There are sooooo many reasons to be excited about Toy Story 4. First of all, it’s already getting 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is really no big surprise. Secondly, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele play a two-headed carnival-prize named “Ducky,” which I can’t wait to see. Toy Story 4 also features a new character named “Duke Kaboom” who’s voiced by none other than Keanu Reeves. Finally, get excited about Toy Story 4 because it probably won’t make us cry uncontrollably the way Toy Story 3 did. At least I hope it won’t. So, who wants to see Toy Story 4 EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
I am crazy about the John Wick movies (okay, maybe not the second) and this new one does not disappoint. It’s like a shinier, rowdier, deadlier version of the first, but made better with even more dogs. I don’t need to write a summary of the John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum plot, do I? You already know that John Wick is going to kill a bunch of slick bad guys while making it look like an art form. That’s why we go to these movies, right? To scream, laugh, cover our eyes, and ultimately have a great time. That’s exactly what I did for about 3/4 of the movie until one scene in particular sucked the air out of my lungs. Continue reading →
I usually have to write a description of a movie and talk about it’s stars to get people interested in seeing it. Other times, I just post the link and watch the free passes disappear. So…who wants to see John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Just how much did I love the first John Wick movie?
I need to tell you a story first, so you’ll fully understand.
I met Keanu Reeves back in 1996, when he was touring with his band Dogstar. He came to the radio station I worked at and I was TERRIFIED. I’d taken the rest of his band out for drinks the night before and introduced them to several of my girlfriends. A good time was had by all except Keanu, who spent the whole night in his hotel room. I don’t know what I expected when he walked in the next day, but I was hoping he’d be light-hearted and fun, like the rest of Dogstar.
He wasn’t. Keanu Reeves was sullen and difficult, and he made it clear that he didn’t want to be there.
I had taken calls from listeners, and asked what THEY would ask Keanu Reeves, given the chance. The first question I chose was how he found his band-mates. Were they old friends or had they met another way?
“That’s a stupid question. No one wants to hear that. Ask me something else,” was his response.
I don’t remember the rest of the interview. I just remember how much I hated Keanu Reeves at that moment. You can tell from this picture that he was being a jerk.
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Rebekah Black and I saw Keanu (starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) together but we had VERY different opinions about it. Listen to us hash those out while we eat tacos. Don’t worry, we chew with our mouths closed. Shout out to Velvet Taco for making our delicious lunch! Maybe they’ll give us some FREE tacos next time. Yeah, that’ll never happen.