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Starz and Lionsgate Developing TV Series Based On John Wick Movies!

Starz and Lionsgate are developing a TV series based on the world of the international chain of hotels that provide refuge for professional assassins, the Continental.

Developing the series are the writers and directors of the movies, including David Leitch and Chad Stahelski (co-directors of John Wick; John Wick franchise screenwriter Derek Kolstad and Chris Collins. Collins will write the pilot script.

Keanu Reeves is attached in an off-screen role only (at this point). No timetable has been given for completion of the pilot script.

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Sheldon’s 2014 Fifteen (Plus Five) Movies!

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After careful consideration – and with some trepidation – I’ve finally put together my final list of my favorite movies from 2014. It was the first time in a long while that I saw more than 200 movies and a lot of them were incredibly good (a lot were incredibly bad, or boring, but I’ve already dealt with those).

As usual, these are the films that got me laughing, crying, engaged in conversations and generally made my brain fizz in a good way. As usual, anyone who says it was a crap year for movies just wasn’t paying attention.

Also note that two movies – Selma and Boyhood (despite their importance in terms of history and/or unique concepts) did not make my favorites list – not because they were bad films. They were not. They were very, very good ones. They just didn’t connect with me as much as these twenty did.

So, hold your breath – here we go…

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John Wick: Well Worn Trope in a Fresh World!

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Why would we go to see yet another hitman comes out of retirement to wreak vengeance movie?

Because it takes the reliable (okay, maybe overused) trope and reinvigorates it with style, a degree of wit and a unique world with unusual details. Also, Keanu Reeves at his best.

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