Cool Breeze Over the Mountains, The Keanu Reeves Podcast

Cool Breeze Over the Mountains, The Keanu Reeves Podcast

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Pop quiz: what’s your new favorite Keanu Reeves podcast? This one! We’re talking about his films, cameos, music video appearances, and everything in between. If Keanu is in it, we’re talking about it!


Destination Wedding
Aug 13 • 67 min
One of our most-anticipated episodes AND films just happens to have one of the shortest episode run-times. Very curious, indeed. Come listen to what Whitney and Andrew ultimately end up thinking about this tale of two miserable, cynical people snarking…
Siberia
Aug 6 • 77 min
Our first episode back after a short hiatus is the one Andrew has long-defended as not being as egregiously bad as our listeners made it out to be. Does he still think so at the end of this episode? You’ll just have to listen to find out about that AND…
A Happening of Monumental Proportions
Jul 16 • 83 min
This episode is monumental, for reasons Andrew wastes no time mentioning up top. You have to guess: with a cast this good and the infinitely-funny Judy Greer in the director’s chair, this is basically an instant win, right? Well… kinda… sorta, not really,…
John Wick Chapter 2
Jul 9 • 93 min
Erich returns for a good one this time. We talk about how Whitney and Erich saw this movie together like some kind of aristocrat, if there’s any secret meaning behind some of the mythological names bandied about, and maybe even throw in an unpaid march…
To the Bone
Jul 2 • 78 min
On this episode, Whitney and Andrew step through the based-on-real-events story of writer/director Marti Noxon’s struggles with anorexia. Whitney makes some great points and Andrew mostly flounders around uncomfortably, but it’s the start of our final…
Season 3 Reckoning
Jun 18 • 101 min
The end of yet another era in Keanu’s career. In this episode Whitney and Andrew read listener emails, answer questions, reassess their rankings as required, and announce whose filmography they’ll be tackling next! Feel free to support us on Patreon!…
The Bad Batch
Jun 11 • 134 min
This episode has everything: Silkwood showers, why you should drink Yorkshire and PGTips Tea, the condemnation of JK Rowling, why you shouldn’t live in an airplane fuselage in the desert, the secrets of gin-wine, a cat falling in love with a cardboard…
Black Lives Matter
Jun 4 • 1 min
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The Neon Demon
May 28 • 86 min
On this episode, we discuss how a mountain lion in your bed is not outside of the realm of possibility, haunted mansions, “Refnocity”, and our individual thresholds of what is acceptable when shifting from literalism into complete metaphor. Feel free to…
The Whole Truth
May 21 • 53 min
In this, our second time seeing Keanu play a lawyer, we unfortunately don’t have quite as memorable a film. Stilted pacing and a surprise but rather uneventful third-act twist keep this movie closer to the valleys than the peaks. Feel free to support us…
Keanu
May 14 • 108 min
In this jam-packed episode we review the film, the kittens involved in the film, and Key & Peele’s sketch show. We discover that Charles’ Void does indeed have a shower, Andrew’s very bizarre point of reference for Martin Freeman, and much more. This is a…
Exposed
May 7 • 98 min
Whitney and Andrew trudge through the valleys of Keanu’s career yet again. This unreliable narrator tale paired with everything happening in the world almost breaks them. Feel free to support us on Patreon! We’ll have behind-the-scenes content, exclusive…
Knock Knock
Apr 30 • 75 min
Join us for this mess of a film about… well, we actually don’t know what Eli Roth was trying to say with this non-thrilling thriller, this not scary horror, this non-gory torture film that was certainly tone deaf at the time but feels especially out of…
John Wick with author Eric Smith
Apr 23 • 90 min
Author Eric Smith joins us on this episode where we get angry over no Academy Awards for stunt doubles or the Deadpool 2 music video, how people who refuse to give things a perfect score are asshats, why every movie would be better with Willem Dafoe, what…
47 Ronin
Apr 16 • 105 min
This is the final film before the age we know as The Keanussance! Join us as we walk through this tale that is, and we can’t stress this enough, loosely based on true events. We visit a very European-looking Japan, the island of Tortuga from Pirates of…
Man of Tai Chi
Apr 9 • 79 min
This movie, directed by none other than Keanu himself, has nearly everything you might want out of a martial arts film: beautifully choreographed and memorable fight sequences, a pulpy villain, a hard-boiled detective who simply can’t drop the case that’s…
Generation Um
Apr 2 • 60 min
Erich Hall takes one for the team and joins us to discuss everyone’s new least-favorite film. From the lack of character motivations to the lack of plot all the way to the lack of proper cinematography, this film will have you on the edge of your seat……
Henry’s Crime
Mar 26 • 75 min
Elizabeth Nordenholt joins us to discuss Henry’s Crime, a movie that makes a half-hearted attempt at mirroring a Chekhov play and succeeds (?) to varying degrees depending on how hard you’re looking. We also discuss how not to direct a play, the threshold…
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Mar 19 • 75 min
We present you with a review of the many lives and actresses portraying Pippa Lee. We also discuss the one single problem with Pan’s Labyrinth, the benefits of attending a cheese conference, and why we should all be considering pregnancy to be very, very…
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Mar 12 • 88 min
We’re back after a return from illness, or was Whitney possessed by a ghost? We may never know the truth. We’re joined by special guest Lindsey Nelsen to discuss things like: Just how many times has Keanu played Jesus? Why haven’t we actually done…
Street Kings
Feb 27 • 86 min
We start the podcast with about four and a half minutes of no dialogue, just like this film, and then gradually end up talking about “Little Baby Nugget America’s Ass”, Terry Crews, and Harley Quinn. Charles Nowlin surprises and delights with a game of…
The Lake House with Aja Romano
Feb 20 • 89 min
Journey with Whitney, Aja, and Andrew to The Lake House, a beautiful piece of architecture that, accordingly to our very own Charles Nowlin, is missing a CRITICAL component you’ll learn about in Pop Quiz, Asshole. You’ll also finally get closure on what…
A Scanner Darkly
Feb 13 • 97 min
Season 3 is officially here and to kick it off we put on our scramble suits and dive headlong into A Scanner Darkly. We bring in friend of the show Erich to discuss his skincare routine, learn about the role that defined Robert Downey Jr. as an actor for…
Season 2 Reckoning
Jan 30 • 42 min
Hindsight continues to be 20/20. In this episode we reflect on our Keanu movie rankings thus far and make changes as necessary. We also discuss some exciting new changes in store for season 3! Feel free to support us on Patreon! We’ll have…
Constantine with Aja Romano
Jan 23 • 126 min
In our penultimate episode of season 2 we bring back friend of the show Aja Romano to answer the most burning question of Keanu’s career: is Constantine a good movie? Feel free to support us on Patreon! We’ll have behind-the-scenes content, exclusive…
Thumbsucker
Jan 16 • 64 min
I think we can all agree that while a coming-of-age tale can be timeless and relatable, they’re a dime a dozen. Meanwhile, where are all the movies about dentists who philosophize and offer spiritual counsel to their patients while experiencing tremendous…
Ellie Parker
Jan 9 • 69 min
This week’s “Keanu Reeves movie” is the story of struggling Australian actress in Hollywood. Apparently, what she’s struggling with is having a camera further than 2 inches from her face. Turns out that’s really distracting for everyone involved! Naomi…
Babes In Toyland
Dec 24, 2019 • 54 min
Merry Happy to whatever you celebrate this time of year! In this much-sought-after episode, we cross the streams with Macintosh & Maud to travel back in time to 1986, the year just after our hero’s feature debut. This eldritch horror of a film hit the…
Something’s Gotta Give
Dec 19, 2019 • 75 min
In this episode we discuss the importance of AIM font choice, how certain songs can instantly transport you back two full decades, and why Jack Nicholson *may* be the weakest link in this film. Feel free to support us on Patreon! We’ll have…
The Matrix Revolutions
Dec 12, 2019 • 91 min
All aboard the choo-choo train headed in or out of The Matrix depending on an indeterminate number of factors! We step through the final entry in The Matrix saga—for the time being—and end up agreeing with the critics on the film. Will Evan rank it as his…
The Matrix Reloaded
Dec 5, 2019 • 93 min
Enter The Matrix with us once again! Your hosts are all quite a bit more positive than they remember being initially with this film while discussing the merits of a Wachowski-led Batman film, how come there weren’t Agent Smiths in dresses, and why some…
Hardball
Nov 28, 2019 • 64 min
Come with us on a journey into the heart of Chicago where we’ll compile a rag-tag team of baseball players, some of them completely mute, and go straight “to the ‘ships” with a coach that has no discernible strategy or any experience teaching children.…
Sweet November
Nov 14, 2019 • 108 min
You can HAVE this podcast for all of November, it’s a win-win, and by the end you’ll be more well-versed in Keanu Reeves than anyone else in your friend group! We’re joined by guest host Daniel Spencer this week as we ask the age-old question: is this the…
The Gift
Nov 7, 2019 • 74 min
Listen closely as Whitney and Andrew set a new precedent for Pop Quiz, Asshole. Was it good or bad? Well, if you had paid more attention to your visions maybe we wouldn’t have to spoil it in the episode overview. Ev powered through this movie despite the…
The Watcher with Aja Romano
Oct 31, 2019 • 95 min
Whitney, Ev, and Andrew are joined by Vox Culture Writer and Film Critic Aja Romano (https://twitter.com/ajaromano) to discuss the movie in which Keanu Reeves was contractually obligated to act. We learn that Aja does a pretty badass Keanu impression…
The Replacements
Oct 24, 2019 • 76 min
Whitney leads this ragtag group of hosts through a sports movie while Evan and Andrew run color commentary. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel the agony of defeat and the ecstasy of a buzzer-beater win. Feel free to support us on Patreon! We’ll have…
October Q&A Episode
Oct 17, 2019 • 41 min
On this episode your hosts field questions on everything from Keanu dream casting in the MCU and DCEU to how they would change the ending of The Matrix Revolutions. You can write in your questions any time by emailing coolbreezepod@gmail.com or through…
Me & Will
Oct 10, 2019 • 80 min
This episode truly tests our limits for what qualifies as a “Keanu Reeves” movie. Feel free to support us on Patreon! We’ll have behind-the-scenes content, exclusive videos, extra podcast segments and more: http://www.patreon.com/coolbreezepod Visit us on…
The Matrix
Sep 26, 2019 • 105 min
In this most-anticipated episode, we read and listen to YOUR Matrix stories, discuss how Carrie-Anne Moss’ ass is truly spectacular in this film, learn that nearly everyone who eats a raisin in a cookie originally thought it was a chocolate chip, and SO…
The Devil’s Advocate
Sep 19, 2019 • 124 min
In this extremely spicy episode, we talk about how Keanu is caught in a loop that he might never escape from, we learn that Whitney’s family is basically Hollywood royalty, and Evan walks us through his thoughts on The Matrix, which he watched instead of…
The Last Time I Committed Suicide
Sep 12, 2019 • 89 min
We’d like to welcome to the show for the very first time: opinionated Andrew! Whitney elaborates on her fairly extensive knowledge of the Beats, and Evan very clearly thinks Sons of Anarchy is better than Friday Night Lights and Get Carter. Feel free to…
Feeling Minnesota
Sep 5, 2019 • 92 min
In this episode, Evan expertly explains how to escape from a pursuing vehicle (perhaps speaking from experience?), Whitney exposes Palm Readers for what they truly are: money laundering operations, and we discover Andrew is the biggest Cameron Diaz fan on…
Chain Reaction
Aug 27, 2019 • 96 min
In this episode we learn from Whitney that nearly everything is sabotage-able, Evan has a great round of Pop Quiz Asshole by following his heart, and we learn the true reason why Andrew wanted to start this endeavor in the first place (hint: it has a lot…
A Walk in the Clouds
Aug 22, 2019 • 98 min
In this episode we bring you some breaking KeaNEWS and go off on many fun and interesting tangents. We eventually also get around to talking about A Walk in the Clouds, which is a delightful film. Evan had surgery and may or may not be a Mnemonic courier…
Johnny Mnemonic
Aug 13, 2019 • 88 min
The season 2 premiere of Cool Breeze Over the Mountains Kicks off with a bang! On this episode we announce a new contest, Evan tells us this technology is closer than we thought, Whitney demonstrates how two opposite thoughts can simultaneously be true,…
Season 1 Reckoning
Aug 6, 2019 • 50 min
Hindsight is 20/20. In this episode we reflect on our Keanu movie rankings thus far and make changes as necessary. We also discuss what we’re looking forward to in Season 2 of the show, what Keanu movies thus far have really stuck with us, and why this…
Patreon Announcement
Aug 6, 2019 • 10 min
The gang talks about all of the fantastic wheeling and dealing that is available over on our Patreon page: stickers, shout-outs, listening live as we record, and much more! Give it a look when you get a chance!
Speed
Jul 30, 2019 • 84 min
This is the penultimate episode of season 1 of Cool Breeze Over the Mountains and it is a spicy one. We learn about Keanu’s trepidation to do this because it was too similar to Die Hard, the very famous screenwriter whose punch-ups changed Keanu mind, and…
Is Little Buddha Accurate?
Jul 24, 2019 • 88 min
Andrew invites Kelly Hills, a 22-year practicing Buddhist, to partake in this very special episode where we talk about the accuracy of both the religious tenets of Buddhism as well as the Siddhartha story featured in Little Buddha.
Little Buddha
Jul 16, 2019 • 100 min
Join your hosts on this spiritual journey to find a middle ground on how we feel about this movie. Evan has a lot of nits to pick when it comes to tractor trailers in movies (and shooting stars), Whitney believes there’s no plot but just a series of…
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Jul 9, 2019 • 99 min
Follow along with your favorite Keanu fan club as we explore the weird and trippy world Gus Van Sant weaves for us once again. Whitney goes Full Whitney on this movie, Andrew talks about his favorite pastime while sitting on logs on the side of the road,…
Much Ado About Nothing
Jun 25, 2019 • 72 min
Joineth thy hosts as we expl’re this delightful romp through the French countryside. We diveth into many of the pow’rful p’rf’rmances on displayeth, the most wondrous on-screen chemistry of Lady Emma and Ser Kenneth, and of course dwell on Keanu’s frowny,…
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Jun 18, 2019 • 100 min
In this sexy, titillating episode—directed by Francis Ford Coppola (not really)—we learn that Jesus might have been the first vampire, take the controversial stance that eating babies is definitely not okay, ponder if sucking on Gary Oldman’s chest is a…
Rush, Rush by Paula Abdul
Jun 14, 2019 • 19 min
In this special bonus episode we watched and talked about the music video for Paula Abdul’s Rush, Rush, which features Keanu as the male love interest/greaser/car racer. Spoiler alert: this song is still a banger as we learned after listening.
My Own Private Idaho
Jun 11, 2019 • 106 min
We’re back after a short hiatus and boy did we have an episode! Whitney starts us off by talking about the Keanussance we’re currently experience in our culture, we discuss our thoughts on the film, have a riveting game of Pop Quiz Asshole, and Whitney…
Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
May 14, 2019 • 75 min
Let’s all go on a bogus journey together, figuratively and, unfortunately, literally. Join your hosts as they dig for the redeeming qualities of this film. We ponder what other sequels worked after 20+ year hiatuses (and somehow don’t mention Star Wars)…
Point Break
May 7, 2019 • 99 min
Join your hosts as they discuss Keanu’s first-ever action film, Point Break. Pop Quiz Asshole makes its triumphant return, Evan bombards us with fun facts, Whitney draws a very compelling parallel with the Ex-Presidents and the cast of Rent (the musical),…
Tune In Tomorrow
Apr 30, 2019 • 72 min
Join your favorite on-air talent as they recount the harrowing tale of trying to track down a watchable copy of this film. Whitney enjoys it for nostalgia, Evan loves the cars and dapper Keanu, and you can’t sneak a single Mario Kart reference by Andrew’s…
I Love You to Death
Apr 23, 2019 • 72 min
Join us for this “Keanu Reeves movie”, based on a true story, fronted by Kevin Kline and Tracy Ullman. Listen as a wife who was cheated on leaps right past divorce and straight to attempted murder for her philandering husband.
Parenthood
Apr 16, 2019 • 89 min
Join your hosts as they explore this heartwarming romp about what it means to have and be in a family. We realize this might’ve been the gig that provided Steve Martin with many more gigs as “dad” in movies and ponder on why someone would choose “Leaf” as…
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Apr 9, 2019 • 100 min
Your most excellent hosts travel with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter on a bodacious journey through space and time. It’s not an exaggeration to say that you will perhaps learn more bizarre facts on this episode than all of our previous episodes combined. We…
Dangerous Liaisons
Apr 2, 2019 • 100 min
Welcome to episode ten where we introduce a brand new segment complete with its own badass intro music, Evan gives us a little hint about who he’d probably like to be seduced by (hint: it’s Javier Bardem), Whitney is puzzled as to why the movie went to so…
The Prince of Pennsylvania
Mar 26, 2019 • 78 min
Your preferred pack of professional podcasters perseveres painfully through The Prince of Pennsylvania. We all had such high hopes going in—based almost entirely on the cover art, it seems—and left the movie feeling a bit confused and wanting a more…
Permanent Record
Mar 19, 2019 • 86 min
Content warning: this is a film about teen suicide. If you’re sensitive to that, you may want to skip this one. In this episode, Andrew reveals that he is an uncultured swine, Evan shows too much interest in the phrase “going together”, and Whitney…
The Night Before
Mar 12, 2019 • 94 min
We’ve arrived at our first official Keanu comedy and boy is it a doozy! This movie has everything: jokes that have aged poorly, sex trafficking, racial stereotypes, our very first Keanu “Whoa!”, and George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars. Hijinx ensue!
River’s Edge
Mar 5, 2019 • 107 min
Your three thinking, feeling, empathetic hosts visit—or in Evan’s case revisit—River’s Edge, a place where the main form of currency is a six-pack of warm beer and weed is apparently free courtesy of the local murderer. We discuss the merits of Dennis…
Brotherhood of Justice
Feb 26, 2019 • 101 min
Your three heroes bravely venture to a perfect-yet-imaginary town in California where the students have decided to take matters of right and wrong into their own hands in between classes in what appears to be a treehouse. We learn that Evan definitely…
Flying / Dream to Believe
Feb 19, 2019 • 81 min
In this episode your hosts discuss the 1986 gymnastics film Flying, sometimes referred to as Dream to Believe/Teenage Dream. We learn what the word “distaff” means, Whitney does a better job of selling us on this film in five words than the entire…
Youngblood
Feb 12, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode of the podcast we discuss the 80s ice hockey masterpiece Youngblood. Andrew dekes again on Evan and Whitney’s intros, Whitney has difficulty comprehending young Rob Lowe, and Evan would recommend this film to people that are not his…
One Step Away
Feb 5, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode your hosts are discussing the 1985 (short?) film One Step Away. We’re not going to sugarcoat it here: this is a movie full of plot holes, time jumps, nonsensical dialogue, unclear character motivation, and painful visual fidelity. Despite…
Introductions and Why Keanu Reeves?
Jan 26, 2019 • 27 min
In this inaugural episode, we discuss the inception of this podcast and each of your hosts share what drew them to the project, their favorite Keanu moments and movies, and what they’re most looking forward to watching and discussing. Evan also compares…