Movie of the Week for April 12-18, 2021

As mentioned in my March 15, 2021 podcast, I’ve started a new “Movie of the Week” feature. I’ll be recommending a favorite movie with the hopes that it will be a film that you’ll enjoy, too. I’d love to chat online about each week’s film on my Instagram and Twitter feeds if you’re so inclined. (And sorry to be a little slow with this week’s selection…)

This week’s movie is the action thriller Speed (20th Century, 1994). Directed by Jan de Bont (it was his directoral debut) and starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, and Dennis Hopper, this film is a total blast. The plot revolves around a public bus that is has a bomb planted on it that will explode if the bus goes under 50 miles per hour. The action is great, the chemistry between is the stars is great (supposedly Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock each had a crush on the other), and the script is great, too. I’m excited to watch it again.

I thought these publicity shots of Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock were adorable, too.

©️20th Century Studios
©️ 20th Century Studios