Keanu Reeves’ Most Romantic and Fun Holiday Films!

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Now, it is likely that most of you are somewhat familiar with Keanu Reeves’ extensive film repertoire. Yet, for any of you who may not be familiar with it at all, please be assured that I am, because Keanu Reeves is my most endearing and beloved Muse. And currently, there are two films that I’d like to mention and acknowledge during this holiday season entitled as, “Babes in Toyland” and “Sweet November”; which shall be our focal topics for this week’s discussion.

{Keanu Reeves in Babes in Toyland cover Image from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fb/BabesinToyland.jpg}

{Keanu Reeves’ Smiling Sweetheart Image in Babes in Toyland from: http://www.whoaisnotme.net/cdb/hs/i_86bab.jpg}

Within “Babes in Toyland” (a Christmas season musical film), my Muse, Keanu Reeves, portrays two adorably cute characters by the names of “Jack Fenton” (in the real world) and “Jack-be-Nimble” (in the fantasy world of “Toyland”). And in this timeless classic and fun-loving musical rendition, Keanu Reeves stars alongside actress Drew Barrymore (as the character, “Lisa Piper”), among a host of others, including veteran actors of that time frame (some of whom are unfortunately no longer with us). It appears as though the cast of characters time-travel to this faraway fantasy land, as if by magic, through some dream of the aforementioned “Lisa Piper” character, when she is surprisingly hurled backwards from a vehicle, whilst it is in motion.

{Adorable Keanu Reeves in a Santa hat in Babes in Toyland Image from: https://media.giphy.com/media/qISSeTUfxjKOk/giphy.gif}

Keanu Reeves, with relative ease, looked cute as a button throughout this holiday film’s entirety; which was always easy for him during his formative years; when he was a very young gentleman. Of course, this is Keanu’s little Musee’s opinion. My Muse also lent his musical/vocal stylings to a few of the songs within this delightful holiday film. Certainly, Keanu Reeves is a musician, as well as an actor, and has career interests in a variety of areas; thus, his involvement in this film should not come as a surprise.

{Refreshingly Cute Keanu Reeves in Babes in Toyland Image from: https://hernewleaf.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/12-16-11babes1.jpg}

Actress, Jill Schoelen, portrays two characters (like most of the other cast members), and they are “Mary Piper” (in the real world) and “Mary Contrary” (in the fantasy world of “Toyland”). Now, in the real world, “Mary Piper” is in love with Keanu Reeves  delectable, “Jack Fenton”, character. Yet, in “Toyland”, she decides to marry the miser, “Barnaby Barnicle”, portrayed by the late great actor, Richard Mulligan. All hope is not lost; for in the end, she chooses her true love over the wicked and cantankerous,  “Barnaby Barnicle”. Thus, true love wins and the cast of characters may return to the real world, in triumphant elation, once “Lisa Piper” wakes up from her magical dream (similar to “Dorothy” in “The Wizard of Oz”).

{Cutie Pie Keanu Reeves enjoying nature photo shoot Image from: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ff/e0/19/ffe0198558482fd30d4c12d26a57f56c.jpg}

Next up, is the smash romantic comedy hit, “Sweet November”; which is a remake based upon the classic and beloved original film possessing the identical title.

Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron in Sweet November (2001){Keanu Reeves in Sweet November cover Image from: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230838/mediaviewer/rm1441636096}

{Keanu Reeves as the Self-Assured workaholic Nelson Moss in Sweet November Image from: https://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2001_Sweet_November/001SWN_Keanu_Reeves_018.jpg}

Next up, is the unforgettable romance/drama film; “Sweet November”. This bittersweet, yet poignant romance affects ones heart in this tragic love story. Keanu portrays “Nelson Moss”, a brilliant advertising specialist who is an exceptionally compulsive workaholic with intimacy/commitment-phobe issues. He meets “Sara Deever” (Charlize Theron’s character) through a bizarre encounter at the DMV. And unfortunately, “Nelson causes “Sara to be kicked out of the driving test; as the assessor assumed she was cheating.

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To make a long story short, after intriguing and humorous circumstances of emotional blackmail which “Sara” inflicts upon “Nelson” (in retaliation for his causing her to lose her driving privileges), she proposes that he live with her for a month. After quite a few emotional starts and stops, he eventually agrees to this outlandish and sexually illicit proposition. What begins as a brief, no-strings attached affair turns into the most hopeless and heartbreaking love affair that either of them will ever experience; particularly, “Nelson”.

{Adorably Alluring Keanu Reeves Image from: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4f/3e/94/4f3e941a874ab72789cbc1fe7ddcd6aa.jpg}

Sweet November” was an entertaining film. Even so, I felt that the “Nelson Moss” character was horribly cheated; in that the “Sara Deever” character should have stopped being so intense and demanding about their affair, and let him go before he fell head over heels in love. I found her immensely selfish, and she knew that she was dying of a catastrophic illness; but, wouldn’t even reveal this earth-shattering information to “Nelson”. He had to discover it all by a chance incident. And if this were a real-life circumstance, I can only say, “Heaven help any woman he would become intimate with in future”. I say this because he would most likely project all of the pain, anguish, and misery he felt from “Sara Deever’s” betrayal onto his next love/lover.

{Keanu Reeves looking Resplendent and Scintillatingly Sexy in leather Image from: https://i.pinimg.com/1200x/98/dc/5c/98dc5c72d32043425c9e01ca79de014d.jpg}

Overall, both of these films are some wonderfully entertaining additions for audience members ranging from the younger generations, the refreshingly young at heart, and for the more mature among us during this holiday season, and during more holiday seasons to come. So, please feel free to watch them, for those of you who may be interested in doing so. And for any of you who have not yet been informed, I am the Creator of this Blog and Author of the Action Adventure/Futuristic Fantasy E-Book series entitled, “The Mystery Alliance: Evian’s Saga”. Keanu Reeves is my Special Muse and Inspiration for my creation of this innovative genre, and “Evian Magi”, my protagonist (main character) within “The Mystery Alliance: Evian’s Saga”. This innovative character, “Evian Magi”, is the Mystic Fantasy Hero version of Keanu Reeves.

Of course, I have Released its Prequel in this E-Book series entitled, “The Mystery Alliance: Prequel to Evian’s Saga”, during this year of 2018. Please feel free to purchase a copy of each E-Book via Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Alliance-Evians-Saga-ebook/dp/B01L0K28KS/ref=pd_sbs_351_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=EC9HZYRM3H0VZYY45BQ7

And at:  https://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Alliance-Prequel-Evians-Saga-ebook/dp/B079VJC45F/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1528004632&sr=8-14&keywords=the+mystery+alliance

I definitely give wholehearted and momentous thanks to you, Keanu Reeves, for being so benevolent towards your l’il southern belle MuseeMiss TaffeytheChamp, and for consistently being my knight in shining armor. And I thank GOD most significantly of all, for everything You have ever done for me. Also please feel free to check out both of my E-Books via Amazon to any readers of my Blog who may be interested. Thanks for your piqued interest in these Blog posts written by Miss TaffeytheChamp, and do Have a Fabulous holiday season. Happy Holidays!

{Keanu Reeves looking Heart-throbbingly Sexy and Sweet in repose Image from: http://a405.idata.over-blog.com/4/91/33/72/archives/0/copie_de_sweet1.jpg}

References

Endearing Keanu Reeves [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3e/47/a6/3e47a68abfc3053b5767bbda55b1cc58.jpg

Keanu Reeves in Babes in Toyland cover [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fb/BabesinToyland.jpg

Keanu Reeves’ Smiling Sweetheart [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.whoaisnotme.net/cdb/hs/i_86bab.jpg

Adorable Keanu Reeves in a Santa hat in Babes in Toyland [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://media.giphy.com/media/qISSeTUfxjKOk/giphy.gif

Refreshingly Cute Keanu Reeves in Babes in Toyland [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://hernewleaf.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/12-16-11babes1.jpg

Cutie Pie Keanu Reeves enjoying nature photo shoot [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ff/e0/19/ffe0198558482fd30d4c12d26a57f56c.jpg

Keanu Reeves in Sweet November cover [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230838/mediaviewer/rm1441636096

Keanu Reeves as the Self-Assured workaholic Nelson Moss in Sweet November [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2001_Sweet_November/001SWN_Keanu_Reeves_018.jpg

Keanu Reeves in Sweet November [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://i.pinimg.com/736x/59/7a/42/597a42b91e305ea94733b09cc576c592–sweet-november-keanu-reeves.jpg

Adorably Alluring Keanu Reeves [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4f/3e/94/4f3e941a874ab72789cbc1fe7ddcd6aa.jpg

Keanu Reeves looking Resplendent and Scintillatingly Sexy in leather [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from  https://i.pinimg.com/1200x/98/dc/5c/98dc5c72d32043425c9e01ca79de014d.jpg

Keanu Reeves looking Heart-throbbingly Sexy and Sweet in repose [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://a405.idata.over-blog.com/4/91/33/72/archives/0/copie_de_sweet1.jpg

Keanu Reeves in “Street Kings”!

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Are any of you familiar with any of the films within Keanu Reeves’ film repertoire? Well, I am, and one in particular I’d like to mention is entitled, “Street Kings”. Now, whether any of you have seen it, or have not seen it, I would like to make it the focal topic of discussion for this week.

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In “Street Kings”, Keanu Reeves portrays the LAPD Detective “Tom Ludlow”, who is a somewhat implacable and eccentric undercover policeman. He is best friends with his superior, a “Captain Jack Wander”, portrayed by Forrest Whitaker. This relationship is quite advantageous for “Tom Ludlow”; as “Captain Jack Wander” always covers for him. Thus, this advantage incites much jealousy among his fellow comrades-in-blue who often help cover for him, also.

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Tom Ludlow” becomes a target of an Internal Affairs expert by the name of “Captain James Biggs” (portrayed by Hugh Laurie) when he is accused of using excessive force after rescuing a child sex slave from a violent and unconscionable Korean gang. It is important to note that the “James Biggs” character is disgruntled over “Captain Jack Wander’s” promotion to Chief of Detectives, instead of himself. And the unethical ex-patrol partner of “Tom Ludlow” by the name of “Terence Washington” sides with Internal Affairs (which is seen as betrayal by his comrades-in-blue). Amazingly, “Terence Washington” is killed in a convenience store robbery whilst Keanu’s character, “Tom Ludlow” is in attendance, as well.

{Keanu Reeves with Tokyo version of Street Kings cover Image from: http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Keanu+Reeves+Promotes+Street+King+Tokyo+13aLhCJNPorx.jpg}

Storyline: “LAPD detective Tom Ludlow is a ruthlessly efficient, unorthodox undercover cop. Captain Jack Wander always covers for Tom, as do even his somewhat jealous colleagues. After technically excessive violence against a vicious Korean gang during the liberation of a kidnapped kid sex slave, Tom becomes the target of IA’s hotshot, captain James Biggs, who feels passed over after Wander’s promotion to chief. Tom’s corrupt, disloyal ex-patrol partner Terrence Washington sides with IA but is killed during a shop robbery in Tom’s presence.” Written by KGF Vissers via imdb.com

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Please feel free to read the Rotten Tomatoes Movie Review below the weblink: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/street_kings/

“A lot of reviewers seem to have disliked Street Kings because of its negative view of the LA police, and perhaps the country at large. That is not a problem for me.” Written by Tony Macklin of the Fayetteville Free Weekly {who praised it with a Rotten Tomato (i.e. High Marks)}

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I found “Street Kings” to be quite an exciting and action-packed police drama with both suspenseful and surprising highlights throughout. It was interesting watching Keanu Reeves’ character, “Tom Ludlow”, struggle against having his eyes opened concerning all of the corruption surrounding him throughout the entirety of the LA county police departments. “Tom Ludlow” already felt very disturbed by past tragic events in his life that he appeared to feel as though everyone he loved and everything he touched would become cursed. But, I will say that nothing in this film prepares one for the gripping and violent climax which occurs when “Tom Ludlow” does finally experience enlightenment, and decides to act upon such devastating revelations.

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Now, I must admit to enjoying viewing Mr. Keanu Reeves’ impressive physique in a police uniform. Keanu does tend to look very attractive in a variety of uniforms; from football and American soldier to that of an heroic policeman. And incidentally, the official anniversary date of the “Street Kings” release has only just passed a few days ago. So, this would be a great time for anyone to re-familiarize themselves with such an intriguing film in commemoration of the diligent work that went into its production. And it is just as good a time as any for those who have not seen it yet, to do so. Therefore, please feel free to watch this intriguing film (again, or for the first time).

Now, I am Miss TaffeytheChamp; Creator of this Blog and Author of the Action Adventure/Futuristic Fantasy E-Book entitled, “The Mystery Alliance: Evian’s Saga”. Keanu Reeves is my Special Muse and Inspiration for my creation of “Evian Magi”, the protagonist (main character), within this E-Book. And “Evian Magi” is the Mystic Fantasy Hero version of Keanu Reeves.

Thank you exceptionally, Keanu Reeves, for being a wonderful Muse and such a sweet and genteel gentleman towards me, Miss TaffeytheChamp. And I thank GOD, most immensely, for every blessing which You have bestowed upon me. And if any of you are interested in purchasing a copy, “The Mystery Alliance: Evian’s Saga” is located at: https://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Alliance-Evians-Saga-ebook/dp/B01L0K28KS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1480461906&sr=8-2&keywords=the+mystery+alliance. Thank you, in advance, for reading. And do enjoy a splendid week!

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Keanu Reeves in Street Kings: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Regency Enterprises, 3 Arts Entertainment, Dune Entertainment III, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films (EFO Films), and Yari Film Group (YFG) [Online Image]. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421073/mediaviewer/rm1355191808

Keanu Reeves and Chris Evans [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2008_Street_Kings/008STK_Keanu_Reeves_032.jpg

Keanu Reeves with Tokyo version of Street Kings cover [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Keanu+Reeves+Promotes+Street+King+Tokyo+13aLhCJNPorx.jpg

Keanu Reeves [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://static.cinemagia.ro/img/db/movie/02//55/47/street-kings-329739l.jpg

Keanu Reeves [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://i.ytimg.com/vi/eojyTeUKaOk/hqdefault.jpg

Keanu Reeves [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2008_Street_Kings/008STK_Keanu_Reeves_031.jpg

Keanu Reeves [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://ic.c4assets.com/brands/street-kings/a2ade7a1-1808-4c11-a843-e75b5897dcb9.jpg?interpolation=progressive-bicubic&output-quality=90