snapshots of an idle mind

July 28, 2005

keanu reeves doesn’t suck

Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 1:48 am

No, seriously.

My sister and i were discussing this, in fact she’s torturing me right now by lecturing me about the movie i *JUST* watched with her. Hardball is what it’s called by the way. In fact we had the old Keanu Reeves double header because we watched The Replacements first.

She loved a whole pile of stuff about Hardball by the way. I could write it down but that would imply that i was listening. fine… i can’t tell you because that would spoil the movie. Trust me, it’s good AND Keanu Reeves doesn’t suck.

Think about it. Speed rocked, the first Matrix was good and he isn’t why the other two weren’t. Point Break was much fun. sister says Constantine is awesome and so on and so on. [Don’t forget Bill and Ted’s either!]

I know, none of these are some artsy fartsy adult oriented non porn drama. All of them have fun in them. Except no… hardball is a drama. My Own Private Idaho is an excellent drama. I could continue but instead i’ve decided that people make fun of his acting because they don’t like his style.

I do. Sister does. That’s enough for me.

On a lighter note I got some really really good news at work. La boss whom i dislike working with because our brains think in opposite ways [yeah for some reason i renovate walls before floors. her? not so much] has just lost the property manager of her building. So she’s taking over and finishing the renovations at her building. Which means OUT OF MY HAIR!

Oh damm that feels good. I think I’ll have a party.

Got a bunch of subbing for August which helps. So I can eat in September and my birthday is coming and it often involves cash. I’m hoping to get enough to get that oil pan fixed. Damm cars. Can’t live with them, can’t take the fucking bus. Well I can, but I don’t have that kind of time. I just would not be able to deal with my schedule without a car.

It’s too bad because I’d rather not. Next year I’ll be able to bike so maybe I can chuck the automobile then. I don’t go anywhere much more than 15 kilometres from home and toronto is relatively flat. Must get my bike back once the boiler room is empty.

It’s not as hard to certify for water teaching as I thought. I have to demonstrate above average swimming prowess which, trust me on this one, i have. I have to prove first aid certification and then I can skip the ‘assistant instructor’ badge or cert or whatever. Then I have to take a 30 hour course and I’m done. Just like that.


I can teach swimming. Yay. I mean I have to get work but I have some damm good qualifications. I might go straight for coaching. It seems sort of presumptuous and yet not. When I help people with their strokes they improve immediately.

Anyway… thoughts :)



  1. renovate floor before walls?

    is she smoking crack?!!

    Comment by da buttah — July 28, 2005 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  2. dude would that i could understand someone who renovates from the bottom up. tragically i have a brain so I can’t comprehend it!


    Comment by sassinak — July 28, 2005 @ 1:42 pm | Reply

  3. OK, I am sorry, but Keanu does suck. First, have you ever HEARD Dogstar? Second, the movies he was in that were good wern’t good because of him any more than the last 2 Matrix flicks sucked because of him. He’s like an acting robot. And his name is Keanu. You know he came up with that when he was stoned. And did I mention his band Dogstar?

    Comment by R. U. Serious — July 29, 2005 @ 1:39 am | Reply

  4. well i never listen to celebrity bands because i just assume they suck until proven otherwise. my band sucks too but it’s a lot of fun so we don’t care.

    as for his movies, he’s actually done a pile of movies and many of them were really unexpected. You may not like his *style* but that doesn’t make him bad any more than liking robert de niro’s acting makes his last n movies any good.

    i don’t actually find him robotic… i just find that he’s more likely to convey a message with body language than with facial expression. works … it’s just different

    Comment by sassinak — July 29, 2005 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

  5. keanu Reeves was named after one of his relatives. It is a Hawai’in name… because biological his father was Chinese and Hawai’in. I like him because he doesn’t overact in his films like everyone else. He’s a team player who steps aside to let his costars shine when it’s their scene. You see a Reeves movie and you love the whole movie, not just the star. He’s also highliy disciplined as an actor and widely considered very hard-working. He’s a great man and no fool, and actually left Dogstar because he knew he couldn’t commit to the project. Critics are just mean to him because he’s very reserved and won’t divulge everything for their gossip colums. That’s why he has the dumb and wooden rep instead of the subtle and intelligent rep he deserves.

    Comment by lividviv — August 4, 2005 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  6. well i think that theatre can be blamed for this as well… people are so used to over emoting and enormous facial expressions that they are losing the ability to read the subtle.

    i guess the real question is ‘do you like the guy’s movies?’ and for me the answer is yes. Almost always yes anyway. Sure there’s movies I didn’t like but almost never did it have to do with his acting.

    That said there was this one with james spader where i really thought he was miscast.

    Comment by sassinak — August 6, 2005 @ 11:02 pm | Reply

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