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Lawsuit: Warner Let Matrix Sequel Bomb at Box Office

Co-producer says company 'desperately' wanted to boost HBO Max subscriptions

(Newser) - Warner Bros. bungled the release of The Matrix Resurrections so badly that it damaged the entire Matrix franchise, co-producer Village Roadshow claims in a lawsuit against Warner. The Australian company accuses Warner of wrecking the sequel's chances of box office success by releasing it on HBO Max at the...

Grimes' Mom Is Not Happy With Elon Musk

She cries 'BS' after his 'red pill' tweet

(Newser) - Grimes' mother might be able to live with her grandson being named " X Æ A-12" —but her tolerance for some of Elon Musk's other antics appears limited. In a now-deleted tweet, Sandy Garossino slammed the Tesla CEO for telling his Twitter followers to "take the red...

Matrix Creator Has Message for Elon Musk, Ivanka Trump

'F--- both of you,' was Lilly Wachowski's response to duo's 'red pill' references

(Newser) - You may want to take the blue pill and forget this ever happened. Without any context, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday, "Take the red pill," a reference to The Matrix, the sci-fi film in which people take said red pill if they want to...

Keanu Reeves to Return for Matrix 4
Studio Confirms Matrix 4

Studio Confirms Matrix 4

Keanu Reeves will return as Neo

(Newser) - If you have déjà vu after hearing about another sequel to The Matrix, it's not a glitch—Warner Bros. has confirmed that a fourth installment is being produced, 20 years after the original sci-fi hit and 16 years after the first and second sequels. Lana Wachowski, who wrote,...

Green Code That Opens The Matrix Is Surprisingly Mundane

Simon Whiteley shares its origins

(Newser) - If you're the type who would take the blue pill and would prefer to "just wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe," stop reading. If you want to discover the truth about a mystery of The Matrix, pop the hypothetical red pill...

Obama's Top 8 Sci-Fi Movies and TV Shows

The president laid them out while serving as guest editor for Wired

(Newser) - Perhaps lining up a post-White House gig, President Obama stepped in as guest editor for Wired this week, the AV Club reports. In addition to writing about why "now is the greatest time to be alive," he took the opportunity to list his favorite science fiction movies and...

Latvian 'Matrix' Hacker Exposes Corrupt Gov't

'Neo' digging out damning documents

(Newser) - A hacker on a mission to expose greed and waste in high places is rapidly becoming a folk hero in recession-hammered Latvia. The hacker, who uses the name Neo from the hero in the Matrix film series, has exposed the salaries of top government officials online and revealed that managers...

Stuntmen's Favorite Films
 Stuntmen's Favorite Films 
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Stuntmen's Favorite Films

(Newser) - When it comes to movies, nothing wows like an epic action sequence. Which flicks do stunt performers like best? Kevin Conley lists 'em for Slate:
  • The Matrix Trilogy: Legendary kung fu director Yuen Wo-Ping didn't really want the job and issued near-impossible demands—including six months of training for stuntmen—
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Drug Users Worldwide Fall into 'K-Hole'

Ketamine remains legal in some places, but can cause severe problems

(Newser) - “Special K” isn’t part of the most important meal of the day. It’s part of a dangerous trend that’s seeing recreational drug users turn to ketamine, a substance commonly used as a horse tranquilizer, GlobalPost reports. In humans, ketamine induces a hallucinogenic, immobile state. “Everything...

10 Most Influential Films of the Decade

(Newser) - Though "the task is ridiculous," Brendon Connelly has come up with 10 films from the last decade that will prove influential 20 years down the road. Slashfilm has the list:
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: "On the list for kick-starting green-screen mania."
  • The Bourne
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Best, Worst Flicks About 'Net
 Best, Worst Flicks About 'Net 
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Best, Worst Flicks About 'Net

The Matrix leads the good side; The Net among genre's ugly examples

(Newser) - Christopher Null, in PC World, has compiled his five best, and five worst, movies that are either about the Internet or use it as a plot device: The good:
  1. The Matrix (1998): Keanu Reeves bends bullets.
  2. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005): Meeting people online equals comedic gold.
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Dude, Like, Keanu Is a Genius
 Dude, Like, Keanu Is a Genius 
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Dude, Like, Keanu Is a Genius

Pithy player prefers Proust, poetry, and, possibly, Parker Posey

(Newser) - Seeing his oeuvre on screen, you might believe action hero Keanu Reeves has trouble finishing a sentence. But after spending a day with the actor, Jeff Gordinier reports for Details that the star of films from Bill and Ted to The Matrix has in fact finished Proust's quotidian memoir and...

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