Speed Racer
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 63 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


Sense8 Recap: Empathy Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

29 June 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Q: So, now that season one of Sense8 is over, what's the verdict: admirable folly or ballsy success?A: Admirable folly, alas. Episodes 10 to 12 of season one are ultimately disappointing, particularly when it comes to the fast-and-loose way that co-writers J. Michael Straczynski and the Wachowskis play with the few rules they set up. As usual, the Wachowskis score big points for chutzpah (who else but the Wachowskis would insist on being as graphic as the blood childbirth scenes in episode 12?). But it's hard to root for a show with so few hard-set rules to it. Dramatic consequences are relative, a constant fact of life in the Wachowskis' rocky post-Matrix films. While Speed Racer is in fact inspired and often flat-out exhilarating, both Jupiter Ascending and Cloud Atlas are two tons of great ideas in half-ton bags. The Wachowskis often have visionary and daring ideas, but the ending of »

- Simon Abrams

Permalink | Report a problem


10 Most Ludicrous Moments From Sense8

23 June 2015 8:56 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Netflix

Turns out The Wachowskis have still got it, whatever “it” is exactly. The directors of The Matrix trilogy are back on form – after disappointing with pretty much everything they did ever since the first Matrix, including anime adaptation Speed Racer and the racially troubling Cloud Atlas adaptation – thanks to their Netflix series Sense8. You may not have heard.

Unfortunately, a lot of the hype behind their sci-fi show has been swept aside in favour of the streaming service’s other blockbuster original series, Orange Is The New Black, which returned for its third season. There’s likely plenty more surprising plot twists and developments in that prison dramedy, but nothing that compares to the madness of Sense8.

In collaboration with Babylon 5 writer J Michael Straczynski and directors Tom Tykwer and James McTeigue, the Wachowskis’ latest project is even more out there than 2015’s Jupiter Ascending. And that’s »

- Tom Baker

Permalink | Report a problem


Armchair Vacation: Five Films To Watch At Home This Weekend [June 12-14]

12 June 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Every day, more and more films are added to the various streaming services out there, ranging from Netflix to YouTube, and are hitting the airwaves via movie-centric networks like TCM. Therefore, sifting through all of these pictures can be a tedious and often times confounding or difficult ordeal. But, that’s why we’re here. Every week, Joshua brings you five films to put at the top of your queue, add to your playlist, or grab off of VOD to make your weekend a little more eventful. Here is this week’s top five, in this week’s Armchair Vacation.

 

5. Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (HBO G0)

When thinking of brilliant artists gone far too soon, few names come to mind quicker than Kurt Cobain. The iconic leader of Nirvana who took his own life at the age of 27, just following the launch into superstardom for he and his influential grunge group. »

- Joshua Brunsting

Permalink | Report a problem


Emile Hirsch Seeking Plea Deal On Paramount Exec Assault Charges – Update

8 June 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Updated With More From Court Hearing: Almost 6 months after he allegedly attacked and choked the female VP of Paramount Digital at a Sundance Film Festival party, the Speed Racer actor today was back in court in Park City to talk a potential plea to ward off years behind bars. Off a stint in rehab that came out of the January 25 early morning incident, a suit wearing Emile Hirsch faced Judge Paige Peterson this morning in the latest hearing on the charges of aggravated… »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Sense8' Hits Netflix Today. Read What Critics Are Saying About It + Watch a New Concept Trailer

5 June 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As I have, you've probably also read a recent article or two on whether the Wachowskis still have *it*, and if their Hollywood filmmaking careers are next to done, given the lackluster critical and commercial performances of the films they've made since the groundbreaking hit that was "The Matrix," which inspired a trilogy. Namely, "Speed Racer," "Cloud Atlas" and most recently "Jupiter Ascending." Time will tell. I'm still an appreciative fan of their ideas (emphasis on n"ideas"), although I can't speak for everyone. If money is the only language film studios speak, then the "Matrix" trilogy, which collectively grossed close »

- Tambay A. Obenson

Permalink | Report a problem


Sense8 Season 1 Review

4 June 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After watching three hours of the Wachowskis’ maddening, mesmerizing Netflix series Sense8, I still don’t feel completely qualified to commend or condemn it. After all, one cannot fairly judge a tapestry on its artistic merit before the strands have been interwoven. And like Cloud Atlas before it, Sense8 is a work of sprawling ambition, one that must be absorbed whole to be fully understood. The series is globe-trotting, mind-bending science-fiction that flits between the lives of eight disparate individuals, all inexplicably connected through a shared consciousness, and it’s just as confounding and captivating as that description would suggest.

After three hours, the show is still taking its first steps. Some will instinctively tear it apart in its infancy, calling the series overblown and needlessly perplexing, and they may be proven correct. After all, the Wachowskis don’t have the best track record. The incredible, indelible Cloud Atlas aside, »

- Isaac Feldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


'Sense8' Premieres on Netflix Tomorrow. Watch a New Concept Trailer + Read What Critics Are Saying About It

4 June 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As I have, you've probably also read a recent article or two on whether the Wachowskis still have *it*, and if their Hollywood filmmaking careers are next to done, given the lackluster critical and commercial performances of the films they've made since the groundbreaking hit that was "The Matrix," which inspired a trilogy. Namely, "Speed Racer," "Cloud Atlas" and most recently "Jupiter Ascending." Time will tell. I'm still an appreciative fan of their ideas (emphasis on n"ideas"), although I can't speak for everyone. If money is the only language film studios speak, then the "Matrix" trilogy, which collectively grossed close »

- Tambay A. Obenson

Permalink | Report a problem


Why you should watch Netflix's Sense8

4 June 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As the Wachowskis’ Sense8 arrives on Netflix, Ryan checks out the first three episodes of this complex sci-fi drama...

Ever since they first beseiged the box-office in 1999, the Wachowskis have specialised in larger-than-life, bombastic images: Keanu Reeves ducking a bullet in beautiful slow-motion in The Matrix, the high-octane psychedelia of Speed Racer and the weird sight of a wolf-eared Channing Tatum flying through the air on jet boots in this year’s Jupiter Ascending.

Yet Sense8 begins not with a bang but with the image of Daryl Hannah writhing about on a fusty mattress. It’s the first in a collection of incongruous sequences which, like a mosaic, gradually come together to form a more intelligible image.

Sense8 is another coup for Netflix after the success of such envelope-pushing shows as Orange Is The New Black and Daredevil. It pairs the Wachowski siblings with J Michael Straczynski, the veteran of »

- ryanlambie

Permalink | Report a problem


"Speed Racer" Returns As Anime Series?

29 May 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Iconic 1960s anime series "Speed Racer," which the Wachowski's translated into a 2008 3D live-action film, may be returning to television.

Anime News Network reports that franchise owners Tatsunoko Production have confirmed that they're intending to relaunch the franchise with a new television project.

However, further specific details about the reboot and its format or potential premiere date aren't available at this time. The property rights for "Speed Racer" have been disputed in recent years with complete control of the property now in Tatsunoko's hands. »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Here's What You Need to Know About Aml Ameen's Character in the Wachowskis' Netflix Series, 'Sense8' (Video)

28 May 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As I have, you've probably also read a recent article or two on whether the Wachowskis still have *it*, and if their Hollywood filmmaking careers are next to done, given the lackluster critical and commercial performances of the films they've made since the groundbreaking hit that was "The Matrix," which inspired a trilogy. Namely, "Speed Racer," "Cloud Atlas" and most recently "Jupiter Ascending." Time will tell. I'm still an appreciative fan of their ideas, although I can't speak for everyone. If money is the only language film studios speak, then the "Matrix" trilogy, which collectively grossed close to $2 billion worldwide, has »

- Tambay A. Obenson

Permalink | Report a problem


Robert Rodriguez to Direct Jonny Quest Movie

26 May 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After making borderline-animated films for the past few years, Robert Rodriguez is taking on a live-action adaptation of an actual cartoon. THR is reporting that the Sin City director is set to adapt Hanna-Barbera’s Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. with Adrian Askarieh (Hitman: Agent 47) and Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) producing. Rodriguez will write the script alongside Terry Rossio, who penned the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Lone Ranger with writing partner Ted Elliott, but who's been going out on his own as of late. Rodriguez and Elliott will be working from a previous draft written by Dan Mazeu. For those who are unfamiliar with the Johnny Quest series, Wikipedia says the cartoon was in the vein of “Doc Savage, Tom Swift, and John Carter of Mars.” The eponymous character was a young boy who went on adventures with his father Dr. Benton Quest, »

- Matt Goldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Directors' Trademarks: The Wachowskis

19 May 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose a director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This month we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Andy and Lana Wachowski working collectively as the directing team known as "The Wachowskis".

The Wachowskis originally were comic book writers before they began writing film scripts. They were offered an opportunity to write and direct a feature film, which became 1996’s Bound. That film received good critical reviews and showcased the Wachowskis as an innovative directing team. Their next film was The Matrix, which became a critical and commercial hit in 1999. That success lead to two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003. Next, they took their love for comic books and graphic novels and wrote V For Vendetta (2006), which became another commercial and critical hit. Although they did not direct this film, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

Permalink | Report a problem


'Ultron' Hot, 'Pursuit' Not

10 May 2015 7:25 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Avengers: Age of Ultron didn't plummet from the sky like that Sokovian fiefdom in the film but, with its $77.2 million 2nd week outing, it did drop 59.6% from its opening take of $191 million. Surprising amounts of Monday-morning quarterbacking this last week noted that Ultron could have become the new #1 film for all-time weekend box office if it hadn't been up against several sporting events that siphoned off eyeballs. Even still the Disney/Marvel property has a lot to celebrate. Domestically it easily dominated the box office at the #1 position with a per theater take of $18K in 4,276 venues. That $77.2M is still the 2nd highest 2nd weekend gross, just ahead of the 2nd weekend of Fox's Avatar ($75.6 million), and is topped only by it predecessor, Marvel's The Avengers ($103.1 million). Ultron's domestic take to date ($313M) has also already surpassed the lifetime domestic cumes of Captain America ($177M), Thor ($181M), Thor: The Dark World »

- Keith Simanton <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

Permalink | Report a problem


Could ‘Sense8′ Restore Faith In The Wachowski’s?

8 May 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Wachowski’s are responsible for The Matrix, a movie that reinvented the film landscape. The science fiction classic introduced the world to ‘bullet time’ and cemented Keanu Reeves as an action hero. It was also smarter than your average popcorn-fodder flick, dealing with the idea that our reality is all on elaborate construct devised by our mechanical overlords. The film spawned two sequels but sadly though they broke the box office they couldn’t quite capture the same spark as the first.

Their next venture Speed Racer was met with a lukewarm reception and an even colder worldwide gross. Then came Cloud Atlas which was a love it or hate it kind of film, and most recently they were responsible for Jupiter Ascending a film funny for all the wrong reasons.

We at Thn love an underdog story and are hoping that their latest venture, a Netflix television series »

- Kat Smith

Permalink | Report a problem


Netflix releases the first trailer for upcoming Wachowski series ‘Sense8′

7 May 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While the Wachowski siblings are best known for their work on The Matrix trilogy, Andy and Lana Wachowski have also garnered a number of fans for their work on films such as Cloud Atlas, Speed Racer, and Bound. Netflix, in the meantime, has collaborated with a number of filmmakers on ongoing and upcoming projects, including David Fincher on House of Cards and Baz Luhrmann on the upcoming The Get Down. Netflix’s next series, however, sees the Wachowskis make the transition to the small screen.

Titled Sense8, the series is co-created by the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, and stars Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah, Freema Agyeman, and Doona Bae. The plot synopsis is as follows.

A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order.

Ahead of the series premiere, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

Permalink | Report a problem


The Wachowskis' Netflix Series 'Sense8' Gets a First Trailer (Aml Ameen, Freema Agyeman Part of Ensemble Cast)

7 May 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As I have, you've probably read a recent article or two on whether The Wachowskis still have *it*, and if their Hollywood filmmaking careers are next to done, given the lackluster critical and commercial performances of the films they've made since the groundbreaking hit that was "The Matrix," which inspired a trilogy. Namely, "Speed Racer," "Cloud Atlas" and most recently "Jupiter Ascending." Time will tell. I'm still an appreciative fan of their ideas, although I can't speak for everyone. If money is the only language film studios speak, then the "Matrix" trilogy, which collectively grossed close to $2 billion worldwide, has »

- Tambay A. Obenson

Permalink | Report a problem


The Wachowskis' Netflix Series 'Sense8' Gets a First Trailer (Aml Ameen, Freema Agyeman Part of Ensemble Cast)

7 May 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As I have, you've probably read a recent article or two on whether The Wachowskis still have *it*, and if their Hollywood filmmaking careers are next to done, given the lackluster critical and commercial performances of the films they've made since the groundbreaking hit that was "The Matrix," which inspired a trilogy. Namely, "Speed Racer," "Cloud Atlas" and most recently "Jupiter Ascending." Time will tell. I'm still an appreciative fan of their ideas, although I can't speak for everyone. If money is the only language film studios speak, then the "Matrix" trilogy, which collectively grossed close to $2 billion worldwide, has certainly bought the siblings some time; meaning, a few "failures" will be tolerated. The duo teamed up with Netflix for what sounds like another trippy project (based on the official description of it below) - a new series titled "Sense8."  The series' international ensemble...

»

- Tambay A. Obenson

Permalink | Report a problem


My Guilty Pleasure Movie: Speed Racer

4 May 2015 2:17 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Every movie can’t be dynamite. Often enough, they suck. Speed Racer is one of those films that many people agree to be not so great. Although this is the popular consensus, it’s a film that some of us can’t help but enjoy.

Many of us know a good movie when we see one. We appreciate what it brings to the table, and for whatever reason it just speaks to us. On the other hand, we can pick out bad movies too. We know when a movie is not living up to its potential. We know when the actors or director are phoning it in. It’s those bad movies that make us appreciate the good ones so much more.

Unfortunately the quality of a film isn’t always black and white. Sometimes a film may be absolutely rubbish, yet we enjoyed the time we spent watching it. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

Permalink | Report a problem


Film Review: ‘Wolf Warriors’

28 April 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Weapon buffs and war-game fanboys will get their money’s worth from the orgy of military regalia paraded in “Wolf Warriors,” a bluntly flag-waving film about a People’s Liberation Army elite squad combating foreign invaders. Audiences captivated by the awesome fighting skills of director-star Jacky Wu Jing (who previously helmed and toplined “Legendary Assassin”) will find themselves stumbling into very different terrain from such Hong Kong chopsocky delights as “Spl” and “Underground Fist.” Still, there’s no shortage of pummeling action to distract them from the crude direction, gag-worthy plot and shoddy 3D conversion. The pic has made a bigger-than-expected incursion into domestic B.O., almost hitting $78 million since its April 2 release; with Arclight Films’ Chinese arm, Easternlight, handling world sales, it should also do well in male-oriented Asian genre niches.

Reportedly a seven-year passion project, this sophomore feature from Beijing national martial-arts champion Wu is a feature-length spinoff of a TV series. »

- Maggie Lee

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Mad Men 7×11: Time & Life’ Review

27 April 2015 1:34 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

“Stop struggling.  You won.”

The Sterling-Cooper dream team has died and gone to advertising heaven. Jim Hobart enunciates the name “Coca Cola” like he’s asking Don and the other partners how they enjoyed their simultaneous touchless orgasms, but in reality he’s stealing their name, tossing probably half their employees out into the street, and consigning them to serve out in drudgery the four-year contracts they signed when McCann bought their agency.  Through seven seasons these people have managed to keep one step ahead of McCann, thumbing their noses at a company they’ve often scorned as a “sausage factory,” and now it’s over.  In Ken’s words, “They finally got you.  They ate you up.”

The triumph of mediocrity is everywhere in ‘Time & Life.’  Even Lou Avery, squarest of the square and blandest of the bland, finally gets to see his beloved ‘Scout’s Honor’ turned into »

- Gretchen Felker-Martin

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 63 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners