Keanu Reeves explains the fancy Latin subtitle on John Wick 3

Although they occasionally take place in high-class backdrops—fancy art shows, re-purposed Roman amphitheaters, a line of uber-fancy assassin hotels—there’s nothing especially intellectual about the John Wick series of films. (That’s not a knock, either; Chad Stahelski’s action delights don’t need to be high-brow when…

Bob Odenkirk's getting his own John Wick-style action thriller, god damn it

Bob Odenkirk is gearing up to add “action star” to a resume that already includes “groundbreaking sketch comedy legend” and “Emmy-nominated dramatic actor,” with Deadline reporting that Odenkirk has signed on for a new action thriller titled Nobody. The film will center on Odenkirk as a regular guy pushed too far,…

Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

John Wick solidified Keanu Reeves as one of the greatest action stars of all time

In the entire history of American action cinema, there are very, very few movies that take their fight scenes as seriously as John Wick does. Some of the action set pieces in John Wick—the home invasion, the one-man nightclub siege—are straight-up masterpieces, and the movie never lingers long between these…

John Wick: Chapter 3 will implacably kill its way into theaters in May 2019

Clearly knowing it’s got a good thing on its hands with this whole “Keanu Reeves wears a dapper suit and murders people” motif, Lionsgate has set the release date for the third installment in its stylishly vengeful John Wick franchise. The third John Wick film—which promises to delve deeper into the batshit mythology…

R.I.P. Michael Nyqvist, of John Wick and the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, best known for starring in the original film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series, and as a flamboyant bad guy in Hollywood films like Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and John Wick, has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nyqvist was suffering from…

The John Wick TV series will be about the assassins’ favorite hotel chain

Director Chad Stahelski recently teased the next installment of the John Wick franchise, explaining his plans to look at the “intricacies of the world” the hero assassin occupies, which runs on gold coins and murder. Now Indiewire is reporting that the John Wick television series that’s in the works will be doing more…

Friend, you’ve earned this montage of every death in John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2 is one of the best action movies in recent memory, a stylish, absurd exercise in excess with action sequences that resonate more because of their physicality than their ultra-violence. To revisit and revel in its slaughter isn’t to celebrate violence so much as marvel in wonder at the crispness of…

Read This: The dog-owning antihero is the male version of the crazy cat lady

Inspired by the upcoming Bruce Willis action/comedy(?) Once Upon A Time In Venice, John McDermott from MEL wrote up a detailed history of a character almost as old as the story itself: the dog-owning antihero. If you’re a fan of brooding action movies, this is likely an archetype you’re familiar with. He’s emotionally…

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