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Indiana Jones sequel coming…but when?

6 May

I consider Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark to be the greatest action/adventure film. I have been hooked to the series since seeing that first entry. Unlike many Indy fans, I was not offended by Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. To clarify, I would not say that it was a good movie, but it also was not among the worst films all-time. Hell, it wasn’t even the worst movie of 2008. That title belongs to the Lindsay Lohan’s I Know Who Killed Me. But still, Kingdom was not good and it seemed like Indy’s future was in doubt. Fear not!

In a Vanity Fair interview, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that Disney purchase may have given new life to the daredevil archaeologist.  She said Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm was for the Star Wars brand, but they got several other properties in the deal, including Indiana Jones. Although she did not supply specifics on a timeline for a new Jones movie, she said there were plans for a new film.

Shia - Jones hat

Not so fast Shia!

Still, it is difficult to deny that Kingdom may have turned off some hardcore and casual fans. As Jones himself put it, “It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.” And after the 2008 entry, Jones is looking more like a used Volvo than the 1937 Mercedes 300c.

Jones - Car


Keanu Reeves to reprise role as John Wick

4 May

Given the commercial and critical success of 2014’s John Wick, it comes as little surprise that a sequel is already in the works.

Lionsgate officially confirmed their plans for John Wick 2. Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his titular role. The directing and writing are set to return for the sequel as well.

If you missed Wick, it is definitely worth a look. Reeves plays a retired hitman who is pulled back into his violent past. Previews for the movie didn’t point to a particularly compelling story and it definitely appeared headed toward ‘Will Suck’ territory. But the biggest surprise in the movie didn’t come from the story, but the shocking revelation that Reeves can still carry a film. Wick was a brooding character with a dark past and Reeves managed to channel the subtle performance. This is quite the accomplishment for a man known for:

And these:

Consider this, in 2013 Reeves was the leading man in three movies (47 Ronin, Generation Um…, and Man of Tai Chi) that had an average Metacritic score of 35. Then Wick comes out of nowhere (Metacritic score: 68) and it appears that Reeves’ career maybe on the upswing.

John Wick 2 may seem like an unnecessary sequel at first glance, but I for one am happy to see the beleaguered star getting a chance to revisit the role. So, here’s to Wick teaching some bad guys a lesson.

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