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  • Warner Bros. to Debut Entire 2021 Film Slate, Including ‘Dune’ and ‘Matrix 4,’ Both on HBO Max and In Theaters

    12/03/2020 11:18:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Variety ^ | December 3, 2020 | Rebecca Rubin and Matt Donnelly
    When Warner Bros. announced that “Wonder Woman 1984” would land on the streaming service HBO Max on Christmas, the same time it debuts in theaters, many expected it to be an isolated case in response to an unprecedented pandemic. Instead, the studio will deploy a similar release strategy for the next 12 months. In a surprising break from industry standards, Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 slate — a list of films that includes “The Matrix 4,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” remake, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation of “In the Heights,” “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” and “The Suicide Squad” — will...
  • Lilly Wachowski Tells Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump ‘F— Both of You’ After They Quote ‘The Matrix’

    05/18/2020 2:38:41 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 39 replies ^ | 5-17-2020 | Jeremy Fuster
    A note to conservatives: Lilly Wachowski probably will not like it when you quote “The Matrix.” On Sunday, Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted that people should “take the red pill,” advice that Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka retweeted with the enthusiastic comment “Taken!” Back in 1999, the red pill was a pivotal moment in “The Matrix,” as Neo is offered the choice to either take a blue pill and forget about the Matrix or to take the red pill and be revealed the truth about how the Matrix has been used by machines to enslave the entire human race. Musk’s comment...
  • Elon Musk stirs the pot with cryptic 'red pill' tweet

    05/17/2020 7:25:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17,2020 | By Frank Miles
    Tech billionaire Elon Musk, who has emerged as a champion of defying stay-home orders intended to stop the coronavirus from spreading, may have come out as a conservative on Twitter Sunday. "Take the red pill" the Tesla CEO wrote in a cryptic tweet to his 34 million followers. Some followers saw it as a sign that Musk was pushing for the conservative cause. Adviser to the president and first daughter Ivanka Trump later retweeted it, adding the word: “Taken!” Take the red pill" is a line from the popular 1999 movie “The Matrix” about seeking the unvarnished truth: "You take...
  • ‘2084’: Paramount Making ‘1984’-Inspired Sci-Fi Film From ‘The Batman’ Writer

    05/05/2020 4:20:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Slashfilm ^ | May 5, 2020 | Chris Evangelista
    Paramount is set to go to the future with 2084, a sci-fi film from The Batman writer Mattson Tomlin. The project is being described as a “spiritual sister” to George Orwell’s classic 1984, which really just sounds like they’re adapting 1984 but changing the year so it’s no longer dated. The script is also described as having a tone similar to both The Matrix and Inception. THR has the scoop on 2084, which was just snapped up by Paramount. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce. And just what is this movie about? Don’t ask, because no one is saying. Instead, the...
  • Atheists are embracing Gods and creationism

    06/08/2016 7:14:12 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 26 replies
    The Spectator ^ | June 8, 2016 | Daniel Jackson
    Atheists are embracing Gods and creationism Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor and entrepreneur, the twenty-first century’s answer to Howard Hughes, believes we are living in a computer simulation. The chances that we exist in ‘base reality’ are billions to one, he says.Last week he told an audience of Silicon Valley tech evangelists: ‘Forty years ago we had Pong. Like, two rectangles and a dot. That was what games were.’‘Now, 40 years later, we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously, and it’s getting better every year. Soon we’ll have virtual reality, augmented reality.’‘If you assume any rate...
  • Is Farming Brain-Dead Chickens More Ethical? (Matrix-style Chicken Factories)

    02/25/2012 12:37:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    DVICE ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Evan Ackerman
    Is farming brain-dead chickens more ethical? Architecture Student André Ford is proposing raising chickens for meat in vertical racks after severing their frontal cortexes, rendering them effectively brain-dead. It would be much, much more efficient, there's no doubt about that, but would it be any more ethical than current factory farms? The images of the conceptual chicken racks are fairly disturbing- the chickens are suspended, completely immobile, with their feet removed. Tubes feed water and nutrients directly into the them while other tubes carry away waste. The chickens themselves, though, aren't suffering at all, since their brains have been surgically...
  • Hollywood's love affair with fascism

    03/10/2011 11:44:28 AM PST · by EllisWashingtonReport · 11 replies; ^ | 03/05/11 | Ellis Washington
    Fascism is a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing a totalitarian nationalism, state socialism and often racism. Today's column investigates Hollywood's love affair with fascism revealed in the popular movie trilogy "The Matrix," written and directed by the famed Wachowski brothers.
  • Take the red pill, Mr. President (Obama Paraphrases From 'The Matrix'?)

    07/23/2009 7:47:14 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 46 replies · 1,360+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/23/2009 | David Freddoso
    "If there's a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that's going to make you well?" -- President Obama In last night's press conference, President Obama seemed to be reliving that famous scene from The Matrix. The main character is offered a choice between a red pill that makes him see reality for what it is, and a blue pill that allows him to continue living in a pleasant world of illusions. Last night, President Obama...
  • The ObaMatrix

    01/28/2009 9:04:02 PM PST · by redhotright · 9 replies · 290+ views ^ | 2009-01-28 | Red-Hot Right
    Those of you who have seen the Matrix movies will probably understand the reference. My wife was the one who first commented to me about the parallels between Obama and the Matrix world. A dream-world built on deception and illusion. What you experience is what the liberals want you to experience, or allow you to see. Most people don't know what's going on, ...
  • AOL Retention Manual Revealed

    07/19/2006 10:24:02 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 112 replies · 3,422+ views
    The Consumerist ^ | 18 July 2006 | Unknown
    In August of 2005, America Online settled with the office of NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer over complaints about how arduous AOL made it to cancel service. In addition to a $1.25 million fine, AOL agreed to streamline the cancellation process and submit all calls for third-party review. On June 13, 2006, Vincent Ferrari posted a recording he made of his attempt to leave America Online. It shot to national TV and revealed AOL hadn't learned the error of its ways. For "John," the call center employee heard on the tape, to deploy the kind of mental warfare heard on...
  • Investors Push NAFTA Super-Highways

    06/30/2006 7:20:59 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 151 replies · 2,234+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | 06/30/2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Critics have recently argued that plans to form NAFTA Super-Highways in the United States were largely “urban legend” or just pure “hype.” These same critics note that many state departments of transportation are strapped for cash and that states north of Texas have no current plans to build super-highways, extending the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) north to Canada. Currently no state except Texas currently has plans to build TTC-like highways, with designs to build transportation corridors up to four football fields-wide that integrate highway toll roads, railroad transportation and utility zones for oil and natural gas pipelines, alongside towers to transmit...
  • Wachowskis aim to provoke with "Vendetta" film

    02/13/2006 7:39:30 AM PST · by bush2006cheney · 38 replies · 1,357+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:21 AM ET | Mike Collett-White
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The good guy in the Wachowski brothers' latest cinematic adventure is a "terrorist" at war with the British government. The masked crusader makes homemade bombs, which he plants on London's subway system, and condones violence in pursuit of justice. The Orwellian authorities rule chiefly by fear. With "V for Vendetta", the scriptwriters who brought us "The Matrix" may be asking for trouble. Starring a shaven-headed Natalie Portman as the foil to the mystery man known only as V, the film is based on a 1980s graphic novel warning readers about the danger of lurching to the political...
  • Tony Blankley: Roe v. Wade v. technology

    07/27/2005 12:34:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 44 replies · 1,817+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 27, 2005 | Tony Blankley
    As the John Roberts' Supreme Court nomination fight opens, the predicted battle to save or kill Roe v Wade already has taken to the streets, the Internet and the media. But the 32-year-old constitutional right to an abortion may face its gravest challenge not from red state values triumphing on the Supreme Court, but from medical research being carried out in elite blue state universities and in Europe and Asia. It is the very language of Roe that carries the seed of its own possible irrelevance within the next several years. Roe enunciated the more or less unencumbered right of...
  • Man Who Claims Brain Was Locked In Computer Charged With Threatening Doctor

    04/18/2005 3:54:45 AM PDT · by billorites · 36 replies · 1,029+ views Louisville ^ | April 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    (TERRE HAUTE, Ind.) -- A man who claimed doctors "locked" his brain in a federal computer has been locked in the Vigo County Jail on a charge of threatening a physician. Kriss L. Rehmel, 38, of Coalmont, was accused of sending letters to several people, including President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, asking them to unlock his brain, which he believes has been controlled by a computer since Sept. 11, 2001, said Vigo County Sheriff Jon Marvel. The letters claimed Dr. Michael Rader of Terre Haute was to blame. The writer said that he would...
  • Malvo art indicates 'Matrix' obsession. Using the film ...gained insanity verdicts....

    12/05/2003 10:34:41 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 58 replies · 254+ views
    Sunspot News ^ | December 5, 2003 | By Stephen Kiehl
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Consumed with righting racial inequality and injustice, sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo became yesterday the latest young defendant to use the film The Matrix as part of an insanity defense to explain killings that seem to have no clear explanation. The 1999 film has been used, with some success, in at least three other murder cases in which young defendants attempted to justify their crimes with allusions to the movie's philosophy that the world people live in is only a dream sequence controlled by a computer. Violence is condoned as a way to get out of the...
  • There's No Exit From the Matrix (The Inevitability, the inevitability)

    05/25/2003 6:46:06 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 65 replies · 324+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 052503 | Frank Rick
    There's No Exit From the Matrix The Matrix Reloaded" is so dull, so literally ruled by Laurence Fishburne's trance-inducing Morpheus, that I had to reload the "Matrix" DVD to remember why I had been taken with all those streaming digits the first time around. But never mind. You can't argue with a $135.8 million four-day opening, which in itself validated the movie's premise. It's the conceit of the "Matrix" films that most of mankind is plugged into a virtual-reality program conjured up by all-powerful machines to tease our brains while they loot our bodies for bioelectric power. AOL Time Warner,...

    05/21/2003 12:59:30 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 55 replies · 343+ views ^ | May 21, 2003 | By David Brownlow
    That is what Morpheus, a character in the movie, “The Matrix,” said to Neo as he explained that the world had been largely destroyed in a great battle between the computers and the humans. The conquered humans were kept in a sedated state of mind, living in a dream world. All but a few were perfectly content to serve as slaves to the computers. Shocked that everything he knew of the world around him was only a virtual reality, Neo could barely breathe. The premise of the movie, while science fiction, quite accurately sums up the political situation in our...