WHOA E13: Much Ado and Constantine

This week on WHOA: A Most EXCELLENT Keanu Reeves podcast improviser and actor Josh Cox chats about “Much Ado About Nothing” from 1993. And “Constantine” from 2005.  It’s the episode with book reading, apple eating, shaming people to death, looking deeply into the eyes of a house cat, the lead singer of Bush, Heaven, Hell, demons, angels, and  Shia Labeouf! 

Spoiler Alert

We are discussing the movies in their entirety. So if you want to know if Don Jon is able to cross Claudio in every way like a real hedge canker, or if John Constantine is able to wiggle his way out of hell, you should probably watch the movies before we spoil it for you here.

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Episode 13 Features

“Much Ado About Nothing” from 1993. Keanu is Don Jon, the scheming and maniacal brother to Denzel Washington’s Don Pedro. Kenneth Branaugh, Emma Thompson, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale and Michael Keaton are all wonderful in the movie as well. Weddings, funerals, fountain apples, dancing, masks… this movie has it all! We highly recommend checking this one out. Click HERE to rent it streaming on Amazon.

In Episode 13 we also cover…

“Constantine” from 2005. Keanu is John Constantine, the demon hunter scheming to get out of a trip to hell. Tilda Swinton, Rachel Weisz, Shia Labeouf, Djimon Honsou, Peter Stormare and Gavin Rossdale are all… in the movie as well. Demons, spears, angels, hospitals, house cats, cancer and screaming beetles… this movie has it all! If you would like to check it out, click HERE to rent it streaming on Amazon.

Meet The Guest

Josh Cox

Josh was born and raised in Arizona. After trying sports in middle school, and failing horribly, he decided being an actor is the next best choice. He found improv in college, and fell in love with the way it not only makes you a better actor, but also a better person. In his free time, he enjoys obsessing over movies, tv shows, comic books, and podcasts.

Whats Up Next?

Coming up next on WHOA we have Episode 15: Little Buddha and Gotta Give comin at ya on December 14th! Yes, episode 15… we’re jumping right over Episode 14: Cowgirls and Thumbsucker. It may become the famous lost episode. Or… we might get it figured out and pop it in out of sequence. Who knows! Anything can happen on WHOA: A Most Excellent Keanu Reeves Podcast. In “Little Buddha” from 1993, Keanu is Siddhartha, the young prince who achieves enlightenment and becomes the Buddha. In “Somethings Gotta Give,” from 2003 Keanu is Julian Mercer, a young doctor who falls in love with Diane Keaton.


Your bonus Keanu for the day! Let’s start this week with this little article about a rumored Constantine 2. It will probably end up in the same category as Bill & Ted 3… always rumored, never real.

And now, feast your eyes on Keanu Reeves, resplendant in his Siddhartha man bun, explaining Buddhism.


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