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20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of The Matrix

Do you question the nature of your reality? Do you ever feel like the life your living isn't really your own? Do you really feel free enough to find your own purpose? These, of course, are just a few of the central questions asked in The Matrix and its two sequels.

This 1999 operatic action and science fiction film has gone down as one of the greatest films of its genre, and of all time. This singular film revolutionized Hollywood in more way than one. Not only did it make Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Lawrence Fishburne household names, but it set a standard for blockbusters everywhere. It reminded studios that smart, sophisticated, original-concept action pictures could be made and they could make a ludicrous amount of money. The movie was also one of the first blockbusters to feature a female-led opening action sequence. It also led to an incredible number
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‘Better Call Saul’ Season Finale Review: Antiheroes Embrace Their Destinies in TV’s Finest Moral Fable

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season Finale Review: Antiheroes Embrace Their Destinies in TV’s Finest Moral Fable
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Better Call Saul” Season 4 Episode 10, “Winner.”]

Case Summary

While things seemed bleak for Jimmy McGill’s law career at the end of last week’s episode, “Winner” focuses on his last-ditch efforts to save his license — this time, leaning heavily into the role of still-grieving brother. While things between him and Kim remain cool, she is by his side, coaching him through his graveside mourning and the reception to honor the Charles McGill Reading Room that costs Jimmy $23,000, but puts on a great show for the local law community.

The show continues into the board hearing, where he comes prepared with the letter Chuck left to him in his will — but instead of reading the letter to the board, he uses it to pivot into an epic speech about how “I’ll never be as moral or smart or respected or as good as Chuck, but I can try.” Kim
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Why This Is Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Revealing Year Ever

Why This Is Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Revealing Year Ever
For as long as Jada Pinkett Smith has been in the spotlight, she's been—at least publicly—the epitome of a strong, confident woman. When she wasn't playing badass characters onscreen like Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded or Fish Mooney in Gotham, she was a real-life force in the fight against human trafficking. She wasn't afraid to ruffle feathers in her own industry, either, and was one of the most outspoken critics of the Academy for the lack of diversity among the 2016 Oscar nominees. And when it came to family life, Jada stood up for her 20-year marriage to Will Smith and kids Jaden Smith and Willow Smith with unwavering conviction. But over the course of the past year, the...
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The Matrix Trilogy To Get 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Release This Fall

Though I strongly advise not holding your breath when it comes to waiting for a fourth entry into the franchise, us fans of The Matrix Trilogy at least have something pretty cool that we can look forward to in the near future. As it turns out, the trinity of movies (pun intended) that changed the game in so many ways will soon be getting the 4K Ultra HD treatment.

Granted, the first flick did arrive on that very format a few months back, but the real story here is that the rest will follow suit on October 30th. To be more specific, you can buy the trilogy as a complete set via the $70.99 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, or purchase either The Matrix Reloaded or The Matrix Revolutions for $29.99 individually. But if the digital format’s your thing, you’ll be able to indulge slightly earlier on October 2nd. Either way,
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Revised Release Date for ‘The Matrix Trilogy’ on 4K Ultra HD

There's a new revised release date for The Matrix Trilogy on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray that pushes it back nearly a month from what retailers were originally reporting.

The new The Matrix Trilogy 4K Uhd Blu-ray release date is October 30th. This date not only applies to the Trilogy box set but also the standalone 4K releases for The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Check out our previous post about these releases for more specifics and Steelbook information.

We have also confirmed since that earlier post that Dolby Vision Hdr and Dolby Atmos audio are included across all three The Matrix 4K films.

Pre-order The Matrix Trilogy 4K for a discounted price at Amazon.
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The Matrix Trilogy Gets a 4k Blu-Ray Release This October

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Matrix Trilogy, featuring 1999's acclaimed sci-fi action classic The Matrix along with the sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both 2003) will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD on October 30th, 2018. Written and directed by the Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, The Matrix Trilogy is widely considered to be one of the most influential film franchises in recent history. The Matrix was released on 4K Uhd in May 2018.

Written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Joel Silver, The Matrix won four Academy Awards&#210* and revolutionized the sci-fi action film genre. The 2003 sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, were also written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Silver. The films were distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and produced by
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"Esquire" - Enter Monica Bellucci

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Take a look at new images of actress Monica Bellucci ("Spectre") in the August 2018 issue of "Esquire" (Spain), wearing Emporio Armani, Stella McCartney and a whole lot more, photographed by Ricardo Abrahao:

Bellucci's film career began in the early 1990's, playing roles in "La Riffa" (1991) and "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992).

In 1996 she was nominated for a 'César Award' for best supporting actress for her portrayal of 'Lisa' in "L'Appartement".

This was followed by roles in "Malèna" (2000), "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Irréversible" (2002).

She has since played in numerous films including "Tears of the Sun" (2003), "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003), "The Brothers Grimm" (2005), "Le Deuxième souffle" (2007), "Don't Look Back" (2009), and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (2010).

Bellucci dubbed her own voice for the French and Italian releases of the film "Shoot 'Em Up" (2007), also voicing 'Kaileena' in the video game "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within" and the French voice of 'Cappy' for the French version of the
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Big ‘The Matrix’ 4K News: Reloaded and Revolutions Coming Plus Steelbooks for All

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is filling in all the gaps in your The Matrix 4K Ultra HD collection on October 2nd whether you already own the original in 4K already or not.

As confirmed by online retailer Amazon.com, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions are getting a complimentary 4K Uhd release to this year's earlier The Matrix release.

Additionally, Warner Bros. is putting out a three-film The Matrix Collection set for those who passed up The Matrix in 4K in anticipation of an eventual and probable Trilogy set.

Here's the pre-order links with cover art for each at Amazon.

Pre-order The Matrix Trilogy on 4K Uhd at Amazon for $70.99.

Pre-order The Matrix Reloaded on 4K Uhd at Amazon for $41.99 (pre-order price should drop below $30).

Pre-order The Matrix Revolutions on 4K Uhd at Amazon for $41.99 (pre-order price should drop below $30).

Best Buy is adding to their growing collection of awesome
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Check Out The Matrix Cast 19 Years Later

The Matrix came out in 1999 before being followed by both The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. Said movies didn’t come up with a lot of the distinctive concepts used in them, but they did a great deal to establish them in the popular imagination, not least because it manage to weave them together into a single cohesive whole with a fair amount of skill. Although The Matrix franchise has lost its one-time momentum, its influence can still be seen throughout modern cinema, with an excellent example being bullet time. What Do The Matrix Cast Look Like

Check Out The Matrix Cast 19 Years Later
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Box Office: Deadpool 2 Zooms Past $700M Worldwide, Becomes #3 R-Rated Movie Ever

Wade Wilson is many things to many people – the Merc With a Mouth, a gun-toting wisecrack, World’s Best Lover…you name it.

But now that Deadpool 2 has officially crossed $700 million worldwide, he’s also an incredibly lucrative superhero (anti-hero?). Per Deadline, Fox and David Leitch’s sequel is now the third highest-grossing R-rated movie, well, ever – only Deadpool and The Matrix Reloaded have grossed more across their respective runs.

As of Sunday, Deadpool 2 has earned $304.1M domestic and $400.9M at the international box office, bringing the total to $705M, to be precise – higher than the lifetime tally of New Line’s It reboot, no less. Perhaps most impressive of all is that the sequel’s box office figures don’t include China; much like its R-rated predecessor, Deadpool 2 skipped the Middle Kingdom altogether.

Not that that had much of an effect, really, as the Merc’s
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‘Deadpool 2’ Hits $705M Worldwide To Become No. 3 R-Rated Title Ever At Global Box Office

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‘Deadpool 2’ Hits $705M Worldwide To Become No. 3 R-Rated Title Ever At Global Box Office
Fox’s Deadpool 2 crossed the $700 million worldwide mark this weekend, taking the global tally to $705M on the Ryan Reynolds-starrer. That lifts the Merc with the Mouth’s sequel past It to become the No. 3 R-rated movie of all time behind the first Deadpool and The Matrix Reloaded. Through Sunday, the split is $304.1M domestic and $400.9M at the international box office.

Wade Wilson’s alter-ego started strutting his stuff May 15 overseas, setting a record as Fox International’s biggest opening of all time with $176.3M in 81 markets. That topped the studio’s previous record-holder, 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which bowed to $174M including $38.3M from China. DP2 also nabbed the highest-grossing R-rated debut internationally, overtaking last year’s Logan which opened with $160M and included $49.7M from China.

As with the original Deadpool, DP2 distribution hubs do not include China, making the overseas cume all the more impressive.
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Arrowverse Stars Discuss The Difficulties Of Shooting Crossovers

While we’re all gearing up for the next big Arrowverse crossover that’s set to introduce Batwoman, it can be easy to forget how much planning goes into a massive undertaking such as this. I mean, it requires the combined efforts of people working on four separate television shows – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow – to make it a reality. Each may share some of the same producers, sure, but that makes the task no less difficult.

So, as autumn inches ever closer, there are those who are prepared to not get as much sleep as they’d like, chief among them being actresses such as Candice Patton and Caity Lotz. Now having several of these rodeos behind them, the two ladies spoke of the challenges that accompany filming these crossovers while appearing at a panel hosted by The Young Folks.

Here’s a transcript of that discussion:

Patton: “It is confusing,
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‘Solo’ Won’t Break Box-Office Records, But Blame Memorial Day, Not ‘Star Wars’

‘Solo’ Won’t Break Box-Office Records, But Blame Memorial Day, Not ‘Star Wars’
Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens as the sole new wide studio release Memorial Day weekend, a rare occurrence. That wide berth indicates the presumed dominance of the “Star Wars” franchise, a respect that wasn’t granted to its last three titles. And yet for all that deference, “Solo” is tracking at $115 million to $140 million for the three-day weekend. By comparison, the first “Star Wars” spinoff title, “Rogue One,” opened to $161.6 million adjusted in 2016 — and without the benefit of a holiday weekend.

Pre-opening estimates aren’t an exact science, of course; just last weekend, “Deadpool 2” anticipated an opening between $130 million and $150 million. Its $125 million domestic start hinted at a small shortfall after two massive Marvel hits (and a 12 percent drop in total tickets sold from the 2016 original). So will “Solo” follow suit? (As always, all numbers are adjusted to 2018 ticket prices.)

Memorial Day weekend used to represent the start of summer movies.
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Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Takes the Crown on Royal Wedding Weekend

As expected, Deadpool 2 opened number one this weekend earning an estimated $125 million. Deadpool 2 knocked off three-time box office champ Avengers: Infinity War while pulling in over $300 million worldwide. While the sequel didn’t break box office records or top the 2016 originals $132 million opening weekend, the movie is doing pretty great.

Despite getting bumped from the top spot, Infinity War brought in another $28 million for a current domestic total of $595 million. Avengers has now earned $1.8 billion worldwide.

Book Club opened with a solid $12.5 million. The Paramount produced film was able o carve out some box office money for itself in a crowded superhero weekend.

Rounding out the top five was Life of the Party and Breaking In with $7.7 million and $6.4 million respectively.

Here’s the top five from this weekend:

Rank Title Weekend Total 1. Deadpool 2

$125,000,000 $125,000,000 2. Avengers: Infinity War

$28,672,000 $595,032,959 3. Book Club

$12,500,000 $12,500,000 4. Life of the Party

$7,725,000 $31,036,507 5. Breaking In

$6,470,000 $28,750,710

Here’s the
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‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and When Cliffhangers Fail

Spoilers ahead for The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw The Matrix Reloaded in May 2003, I was blown away. I was all in on the bigger world the Wachowskis were setting up, and spent the summer and fall endlessly theorizing online about what the conclusion, The Matrix Revolutions, could hold. Then the sequel came out, was the cinematic equivalent of a big, wet fart, and my high opinion of Reloaded faded away. The Matrix Reloaded turns 15 this week, and so I revisited it along with Revolutions (you can hear a longer discussion …
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The Unpopular Opinion: ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ is the Great Misunderstood Sequel of the 2000s

The Unpopular Opinion: ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ is the Great Misunderstood Sequel of the 2000s
(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: we go to bat for The Matrix Reloaded on its 15th anniversary.) If the burden of a sequel is to equal or better its […]

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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 141 – ‘The Matrix’ Sequels, 15 Years Later

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're doing a bit of a flashback episode. The Matrix Reloaded opened 15 years ago this week, so we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the film and its sequel, The Matrix Revolutions. We discuss why the original The Matrix was such a success, why the sequels fall so short, the occasional bright spots, the elements that don't work (*cough*Zion*cough*) and much more. We then finish up with a new installment of Recently Watched. Listen to the latest episode of The Collider Podcast below; click here …
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Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Three-peats

For a third straight weekend – and to nobody’s surprise – Avengers: Infinity war has finished atop the weekend box office. Infinity War brought in an estimated $61.8 million.

Avengers continues to set records and hit milestones. The film has now crossed the $500 million domestic mark in just 15 days. Infinity War has also become the fifth highest-grossing weekend of all-time. With Deadpool 2 dropping next week, it will be interesting to see what Infinity War will continues to make globally.

Finishing second was the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party debuting with an estimated $18.5 million. The film falls in line with typical McCarthy opening weekends.

Mother’s Day weekend saw the release of the Gabrielle Union thriller Breaking In, which opened with an estimated $16.5 million.

Rounding out the top five is Overboard with $10.1 million and A Quiet Place with $6.4 million.

Here’s the top five weekend box office:

Rank Title Weekend
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Charlotte Rampling joins Paul Verhoeven’s religious erotic thriller Blessed Virgin

Deadline is reporting that Oscar-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling has signed on to appear in Blessed Virgin, a religious erotic thriller from director Paul Verhoeven.

Based on Judith C. Brown’s Immodest Acts: The Life Of A Lesbian Nun In Renaissance Italy and scripted by Verhoeven and his Elle co-writer David Birke, Blessed Virgin follows Benedetta Carlini, a novice nun who joins an Italian convent in the late 17th century and begins a love affair with another woman.

Virginie Efira (Elle) is set to portray Carlini, while the cast also includes Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded) and Daphne Patakia (Djam). Filming is set to get underway later this year, with Pathé producing the film after previously collaborating with Verhoeven on Showgirls and Black Book.

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A Look Back At The Matrix Sequels

It’s been fifteen years since the release of The Matrix Reloaded, the sequel to one of the most successful, beloved and influential sci-fi/action films of all time. Eric Bay-Andersen discusses whether time has done anything to improve the less-than-stellar reputation that Reloaded and trilogy-capper Revolutions have received since then…

The first Matrix was a game-changer for me – I was thirteen when it was released, and it came along at a time when I was just starting to view movies as something more than distractions or passing amusements. It’s not an understatement to say it blew my mind – here was a film that was not only exciting, intelligent and off-the-charts cool, but which was also sparking discussions about technology, philosophy and religion amongst the movie-going public and in the media as well. Given my love of the first film, I was as hyped as anyone when the sequels were announced,
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