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9 Films New to Netflix to Watch in August 2017, Including ‘The Matrix’ Trilogy and ‘Jackie Brown’

9 Films New to Netflix to Watch in August 2017, Including ‘The Matrix’ Trilogy and ‘Jackie Brown’
Netflix may have cancelled the Wachowski’s cult hit “Sense 8,” but its adding two of their defining works to its streaming library next month. All three entries in “The Matrix” trilogy are heading to Netflix, as is the ambitious “Cloud Atlas,” which means you’ll be able to bring summer to an end by bingeing mind-melting science fiction.

Read More: Netflix Is Not the Problem: Why Bad Theatrical Presentations Are Destroying the Experience

Other titles joining the streaming service include underrated gems from Quentin Tarantino and Michael Haneke, plus two of the year’s most exciting documentary films. Check out a complete list of all the new movies joining Netflix in August 2017 below, including our 7 must-binge choices.

The Matrix” Trilogy (August 1)

August kicks off with “The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” all becoming available to stream on Netflix. Say what you want about the two sequels, but
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‘An Impossible Project’ Tracks the Group Effort to Save Polaroid Film

‘An Impossible Project’ Tracks the Group Effort to Save Polaroid Film
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

An Impossible Project

Logline: The more digital the world the more analog the dreams. An Impossible Project tells the story of the people who saved the last Polaroid factory in the world. A declaration of love to being analog in the digital age.

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“An Impossible Project” tells the story of the self-professed crazy, charming, dogged and visionary Austrian, Dr. Florian Kaps — known to the world as Doc — and his crusade for everything analog, especially instant photography. Back in 2008 he was crazy enough to save the last Polaroid factory in the world, only to
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Maria Valverde Joins ‘Ali & Nino'; Principal Photography To Begin In February

Maria Valverde Joins ‘Ali & Nino'; Principal Photography To Begin In February
Maria Valverde (Exodus: Gods And Kings) has signed on to star in the coveted role of Nino in epic love story Ali & Nino. She will join the previously announced Adam Bakri (Omar) in director Asif Kapadia’s (Senna) big-screen adaptation of Kurban Said’s best-selling Azerbaijan-set novel about two star-crossed lovers.

The story begins in the melting pot of Baku at the turn of the 20th century. Ali is a Muslim, with his warrior ancestors’ passion for the desert; and Nino is a Christian Georgian girl with sophisticated European ways. The childhood sweethearts find their lives interrupted when WW1 breaks out and Baku’s oil becomes the focus of Russia’s vie for power. As the war plays out and control of the Caucuses changes hands, Ali and Nino find themselves swept up in Azerbaijan’s fight for independence.

Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons) has written the script, Kris Thykier (Trash
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Third 'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer Starring Mila Kunis

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Third 'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer Starring Mila Kunis
Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending an original science fiction action adventure from filmmakers Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski.&#160Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things.&#160 Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks.&#160 Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along-her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.&#160

After two international trailers and a new poster, Warner Bros. has released the third domestic trailer for this impending sci-fi epic. Check out this latest look at the Wachowski Starship in action!
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Watch The New Trailer For Jupiter Ascending Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis

Delve into the story of Jupiter Jones in the brand new trailer for Jupiter Ascending starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Sean Bean.

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix).

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks.

Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
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New Jupiter Ascending Trailer and Posters Star Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the brand new trailer for Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction action adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things.

Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, Jupiter Ascending is written and directed by the Wachowskis. Award-winning producer Grant Hill,
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Watch The First Trailer For The Wachowski Brothers’ Jupiter Ascending

Starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, here’s your first look at the magnificent trailer for The Wachowski Brothers new sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending.

The film will showcase the kind of cutting-edge visual effects that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowskis’ films. Dan Glass (“Batman Begins,” “Cloud Atlas”) is the film’s visual effects supervisor, a post he has occupied for the Wachowskis since “The Matrix” Trilogy. Additionally, John Gaeta, the visual effects Oscar winner behind “The Matrix,” is contributing to the visual effects design.

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks.

Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down
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Cloud Atlas DVD Review

Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tywer

Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, James D’Arcy, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Running Time: 172 minutes

Certificate: 15

Extras: Focus Point: A Film Like No Other

Men dressed as women, Halle Berry as a white woman, Hugo Weaving looking like ‘The Hitcher’ from The Mighty Boosh. With these elements you could be forgiven for thinking Cloud Atlas is a mess lost up its own backside – but how wrong you’d be. Adapted for the screen by the Wachowski’s and Tom Tykwer from David Mitchell’s novel, the trio have accomplished a work of hypnotic beauty spanning continents and timezones.

The magnificence of Cloud Atlas is not merely the direction and the performances, both of which are excellent, it is in the near astounding editing by Alexander Berner (criminally overlooked at Oscar time) and the wondrous score. Reinhold Heil,
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Saturn Awards 2013 Winners List: 'Avengers' Named Best Sci-Fi Film of the Year

The 2013 Saturn Awards were handed out Wednesday night, June 26, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. (For those of you without the complete collection of limited edition "Battlestar Galactica" commemorative plates, the Saturn Awards are basically the genre equivalent of the Academy Awards.) "The Avengers" was the big winner on the movie side of things, while "Breaking Bad" dominated in the TV categories.

Named the best science fiction film of the year, "The Avengers" also picked up awards for best supporting actor (Clark Gregg), best director (Joss Whedon), and best special effects (Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, and Dan Sudick).

Elsewhere in the film categories, "Life of Pi" won for best fantasy film, "Skyfall" took home best action/adventure film, and "Cabin in the Woods" nabbed best horror film/thriller. Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway both added to their awards collections, with Lawrence winning best actress
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2013 Saturn Award Winners Announced; The Cabin in the Woods and The Walking Dead Win Top Horror Prizes

The 2013 Saturn Awards were handed out last night, and while horror was pushed to the background a bit, a lot of our favorites (and one glaring non-favorite) took home the gold.

In the favorites category you'll find The Cabin in the Woods, Killer Joe, Frankenweenie, "The Walking Dead," "Dexter," and the Universal Monsters. As for that not-so-favorite, well, just look at who won Best Supporting Actress for a TV series.

From the Press Release:

Marvel’s The Avengers received four Saturn Awards, the most of any film nominated this year, while "Breaking Bad" received three TV awards as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films presented the 38th annual Saturn Awards, the top honors for genre entertainment. Marvel’s The Avengers was named Best Science Fiction Film and also received Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Clark Gregg), Best Direction (Joss Whedon), and Best Special Effects (Janek Sirrs, Jeff White,
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'The Avengers' is big winner at Saturn Awards. See full list here!

'The Avengers' is big winner at Saturn Awards. See full list here!
The Avengers can add another achievement to their billion-dollar accomplishments: The film was the big winner at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards, taking home trophies for Best Science Fiction Film as well as Best Supporting Actor (Clark Gregg), Best Direction (Joss Whedon) and Best Special Effects (Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick).

The Saturn Awards, from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, also celebrated television, where Breaking Bad was the big winner: The program received three Saturn Awards – Best Presentation on Television, Best Actor (Bryan Cranston, in a tie with Kevin Bacon for The Following) and
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2013 Saturn Awards Winners Include The Walking Dead, The Cabin in the Woods, and Frankenweenie

The 2013 Saturn Awards were held last night and recognized outstanding science fiction, fantasy, and horror projects and achievements. This year, a number of awards were given out to The Walking Dead and Frankenweenie, and other horror-related projects were recognized, including The Cabin in the Woods, Dexter, and the Universal Monsters Blu-ray collection. Continue reading for the full list of winners:

Film Awards

Best Science Fiction Film: “The Avengers

Best Fantasy Film: “Life of Pi

Best Horror/Thriller Film: “The Cabin in the Woods

Best Action/Adventure Film: “Skyfall”

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (“Killer Joe”)

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games”)

Best Supporting Actor: Clark Gregg (“The Avengers”)

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (“The Dark Knight Rises”)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Suraj Sharma (“Life of Pi”)

Best Director: Joss Whedon (“The Avengers”)

Best Writing: Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”)

Best Production Design: Dan Hennah (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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Saturn Awards 2013 winners list: 'Avengers,' 'Breaking Bad' lead the pack

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The Academy Of Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Films handed out top honors in TV and film at its 39th Annual Saturn Awards on Wednesday (June 26) night in Burbank, with "Marvel's The Avengers" and "Breaking Bad" taking home the most awards in their respective mediums.

"Avengers" collected hardware for top science fiction film, director (Joss Whedon), supporting actor (Clark Gregg) and special effects, going to the team of Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick.

"Breaking Bad" took in three TV awards for Best Presentation on Television, supporting actor (Jonathan Banks) and best actor (Bryan Cranston, in a tie with Kevin Bacon).

The full list of winners at the 2013 Saturn Awards is as follows:

Film Awards

Best Science Fiction Film: "Marvel's The Avengers"

Best Fantasy Film: "Life of Pi"

Best Horror/Thriller Film: "The Cabin in the Woods"

Best Action/Adventure Film: "Skyfall"

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey ("Killer Joe
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Channing Tatum to Play Wolf-Human Hybrid

No, Channing Tatum will not steal the Wolverine title from Hugh Jackman but the actor is going to play a wolf-human hybrid for the Wachowskis' "Jupiter Ascending." Filming is underway right now and Tatum is co-starring with Mila Kunis. We told you back in April that "Jupiter" is about:

Being the Queen of the Universe! The Wachowski Siblings have started shooting the new sci-fi film "Jupiter Ascending" starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D.Arcy, and Sean Bean.

Like a sci-fi twist on "Cinderella," Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, Russian immigrant who scrubs toilets for a living but then discovers that she is next in line to be the Queen of the Universe! How quaint!

While promoting his upcoming action flick "White House Down," Tatum revealed to Movieline that he's a "splice" and they are "essentially built in a test tube. I'm a hybrid wolf and human.
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Jupiter Ascending: What is the New Sci-Fi Movie from Wachowski Siblings About?

It's all about being the Queen of the Universe! The Wachowski Siblings have started shooting the new sci-fi film "Jupiter Ascending" starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D.Arcy, and Sean Bean.

Like a sci-fi twist on "Cinderella," Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, Russian immigrant who scrubs toilets for a living but then discovers that she is next in line to be the Queen of the Universe! How quaint!

The plot sounds less head-scratchy than the recent Wachowski flick, "Cloud Atlas." Here's the full press release:

Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures. and Village Roadshow Pictures. .Jupiter Ascending,. an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, which began shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 2, 2013.

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, .Jupiter Ascending
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Production Begins on The Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis

Summer 2014 is already full of immensely anticipated blockbusters, and Jupiter Ascending is one of the few I’m most looking forward to, by far.

Coming off the back of co-directing Cloud Atlas with Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski have returned behind the camera to bring their long-awaited Jupiter Ascending to the big screen next year.

Production has officially begun here in Watford over at Warner Bros.’ Leavesen Studios. And the official press release, announcing that the film began shooting at the start of the month, brings with it the first synopsis:

Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on
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The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending - Official Synopsis Released

Warner Bros. has announced that The Wachowskis' new sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending has officially started production. They've also released a story synopsis for the film...

Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

Sounds like it will be yet another awesome Wachowski movie! They always manage to make visually stunning movies, and I'm excited to see what this one ends up looking like.
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The Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending Begins Filming; First Synopsis Revealed

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The next film from The Wachowski Siblings (The Matrix trilogy, Cloud Atlas), the Science Fiction film Jupiter Ascending, has officially began production and Warner Bros has released the first synopsis of the film, giving us our first look at the story.

I've always been a fan of the Wachowski's films. I think they're amazing storytellers and I'm so disappointed that Cloud Atlas didn't do as well as it should have in the theaters. Alas, this is the way the film industry goes, especially when it comes to such esoteric fare as Cloud Atlas. Regardless, their next film, Jupiter Ascending, should have some more mass appeal to movie-goers as it's a full on science fiction film. Warner Bros. has issued a press release this morning announcing that cameras have started rolling on the film, and we've got our first synopsis for the movie (it's been underlined):

Filming is underway on Warner Bros.
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The Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending Begins Production in London

The Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending Begins Production in London
Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, which began shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 2, 2013.

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, Jupiter Ascending was conceived and written by the Wachowskis, who are also directing. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom the writer/directors have collaborated since The Matrix Trilogy, is producing the film together with the Wachowskis. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers.

Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only
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Plot Synopsis Revealed For The Wachowski’s ‘Jupiter Ascending’

Filming on Lana and Andy Wachowski’s latest sci-fi epic, Jupiter Ascending, has begun today at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden. The big-budget fantasy follows the sibling duo’s critical hit, yet commercial failure, Cloud Atlas (which was co-directed by Tom Tykwer) and is headlined by Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. It’s expected the production will remain the UK until June and will then move to Chicago.

That news has saw Warner’s release this press release revealing the plot synopsis and full cast for the film hitting cinemas in 3D on 25th July 2014.

Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, which began shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 2, 2013.

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space,
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