MONDAY JOHN WICK
5.40PM, FOXTEL PREMIERE Meet John Wick. He is played by Keanu Reeves, but that’s not important right now. What is important is that John Wick is having a bloody tough time of it. His beloved wife, a real babe, has just died. His beloved car, a classic 1969 Mustang, has just been stolen. His beloved pet, a late-model adorable puppy, has just been assassinated. While an incurable disease was responsible for the first tragic event, the same set of Russian mobsters is to blame for the next two. Guess who’s gonna get mad, get even and get his rocks off doing so? Though defiantly trashy in nature, this is actually one of the best-crafted action films of 2014. Some inspired fight choreography and innovative camera work infuse the pulpy proceedings with a controlled aggression that grabs a viewer and never lets go.
farmed for human body parts. Two rebels (Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johannson) escape. The so-so sci-fi of the first half is quite watchable, but the rest is standard run-and-gun chase stuff. Directed by Michael Bay ( Armageddon). kind-of love interest) Kelly (a yappier-than-usual Scarlett Johansson). Co-stars Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones. his Talladega Nights buddy John C. Reilly are moronic man-children forced to finally fend for themselves at the tender age of, um, 40. The gags are hit and miss, but all is forgiven when things are on target.