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John Wick 4’s Epic Car Stunts Teased By Keanu Reeves

As the release of John Wick: Chapter 4 inches closer, Keanu Reeves teases the film’s epic car action. Audiences last saw Reeves’ titular assassin when Winston (Ian McShane) shot him off a rooftop at the end of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The upcoming fourth entry will see Wick back in action once more as he works to take down the High Table, forcing him to face off against a new enemy (and some old friends). John Wick: Chapter 4 is once again directed by Chad Stahelski, who has directed all previous installments, and the first trailer for the film has already teased some of the movie’s intricate action sequences.

In the most recent issue of Total Film (via Collider), Reeves hypes John Wick: Chapter 4 as the most physically-demanding role of his career and teases that he gets to do some pretty epic car stunts. The actor explains that, like in previous installments, he was trained in order to be able to pull off a lot of his own stunts and that the upcoming sequel is “banana cakes”. Check out Reeves’ full comment below:

“John Wick: Chapter 4 was the hardest physical role I’ve ever had in my career so far. They really trained me up to be able to have what we call the toolbox. We took the car-driving to the next level, which I really enjoy. There’s 180s, forward-into-reverse 180s, reverse into-forward 270s, drifting… So it was really fun to get a chance to learn those skills, and to play. John Wick: Chapter 4 is our opus. Oh my god, it’s crazy, man! It’s banana cakes!”

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How John Wick Changed The Action Movie Genre

Keanu Reeves pointing a gun in John Wick.

The first John Wick movie was released in 2014 and, despite its relatively modest budget, has played an important role in reshaping American action cinema. The movie, which is heavily inspired by Asian action cinema, doesn’t rely on quick cuts and a shaky camera to hide hastily choreographed fight scenes or untrained actors. Instead, John Wick puts Reeves front and center with the actor having gone through months of training in order to convincingly fight, drive, and handle firearms. Although the John Wick movies do feature stunt doubles for Reeves for particularly dangerous scenes, Reeves does much of the action himself, and it’s all captured with clarity in wider shots without an over-reliance on shaking the camera.

The influence of John Wick can be seen in recent action films like Extraction, which was released in 2020. The latter film follows Chris Hemsworth’s Tyler Rake as he attempts to rescue a VIP from a gang-infested city and, like the John Wick movies, it’s directed by a former stuntman. The action is easy to follow and expertly choreographed and much of it features Hemsworth in the center of the frame, getting his hands dirty. The 2014 hit also clearly inspired other movies like Nobody, Atomic Blonde, and Bullet Train, the latter two of which were directed by David Leitch, who served as an uncredited co-director on the first John Wick.

How John Wick: Chapter 4 Can Continue To Push The Envelope

Keanu Reeves checking his watch in John Wick Chapter 4.

Each new movie in the franchise has continued to push Reeves harder, taking his stunts to new levels of intensity. John Wick: Chapter 2, for example, featured a standout car sequence in which Reeves drives his classic American muscle car inside a factory as armed goons attempt to subdue him. John Wick: Chapter 4 is seemingly taking this car action to a new level, with the trailer showing Reeves driving on public streets in Paris while shooting his gun out the window. In addition to all the new car action, the upcoming sequel also seems to not only be increasing the number of enemies Reeves’ assassin has to face off against but making the circumstances of these encounters even wilder.

More: John Wick 4: Why Donnie Yen Is More Important Than You Think

Source: Total Film (via Collider)

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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