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  • THE DEMS NEED MATRIX-BASHING

    11/10/2003 11:08:15 AM PST · by Apolitical · 7 replies · 161+ views
    A s the weeks go by and the Democrats focus in on their nomination battle, the candidates are becoming more and more desperate for issues and ways to put themselves out in front of their opponents. Senator Edwards is trying to vault himself to the head of the pack by criticizing Howard Dean for being insensitive towards rednecks, while the Reverend Al Sharpton is showing his gravitas by hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live. But it seems to me that the whole lot of Democrat hopefuls is missing a prime campaign issue: The Matrix. The Matrix III (a.k.a. The...
  • Haunted Hollywood. Matrix Revolutions.

    11/10/2003 7:00:20 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 29 replies · 263+ views
    NRO ^ | November 10, 2003, 8:53 a.m. | Thomas Hibbs
    Walker Percy was fond of describing the south as Christ forgetting and Christ haunted. The much-anticipated final entry in the Matrix trilogy, Matrix Revolutions, a disappointing film roundly and justifiably lambasted by critics, provides evidence that the story of Christ continues to haunt the most unlikely of communities — Hollywood. The problem: Well, the problem is the film, whose narrative is tedious indeed. Neo — identified repeatedly as a Christ figure who must take upon himself the burdens of humanity — comes closest to speaking for all of us long-suffering viewers, when he asks the Oracle, "Where is this going?...
  • The Matrix defense

    11/09/2003 9:37:06 AM PST · by Radix · 10 replies · 632+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/9/2003 | Mark Schone
    JOSH COOKE DOESN'T REMEMBER what he was thinking at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, when he went up to his room after eating dinner with his parents. He remembers what he was listening to on his headphones -- "Bodies," by metal drones Drowning Pool -- and what he did. "I just kinda looked over at my `Matrix' poster," he says, "and then I looked over at my gun." The 19-year-old donned combat boots and a black jacket -- like Neo, the hero of the 1999 movie and its sequels. He filled his pockets with shotgun shells. Then he picked...
  • James Lileks reviews "The Matrix Revolutions"

    11/08/2003 12:09:32 AM PST · by JURB · 31 replies · 309+ views
    The Bleat ^ | 11/07/03 | James Lileks
    .. I had to clear my mind. Zero out the drive with random bits. A movie might help. Went to the mall, stood outside, thought: do I really want to do this? I’ve read the reviews – well, not the reviews themselves; people drop spoilers so casually now. (I should note that I consider anything more detailed than a cast list a spoiler.) But I’d gotten the scent from the headlines and the message boards chatter: Matrix 3 was worse than 2. But I had to see it at some point. Might as well be now. If you recall...
  • What the critics won't tell you about 'Matrix: Revolutions' (Pinging all Matrix fans)

    11/07/2003 6:23:33 PM PST · by softengine · 52 replies · 795+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 07, 2003 | Cynthia Grenier
    The Matrix: Revolutions" opened Wednesday in a first-ever worldwide debut on 10,013 screens in more than 94 countries and in 43 languages, including Hungarian and Turkish, and has already pulled in over $43 million. Needless to say, the film – the third and final in the "Matrix" series which has brought its creators Andy and Larry Wachowski something like a half billion dollars, throwing in DVD and sundry auxiliary sales – can only add to that figure, possibly setting a record for the movies. The critics, at least the American ones in major media outlets, were lukewarm to downright scornful....
  • Communists picket Matrix premiere to celebrate revolution

    11/07/2003 11:45:18 AM PST · by Pikamax · 8 replies · 242+ views
    ananova ^ | 11/07/03 | Ananova
    Communists picket Matrix premiere to celebrate revolution Communists picketed the Moscow premiere of The Matrix: Revolutions to celebrate the jubilee of the Russian revolution. A group of 32 youngsters wore red T-shirts, Soviet army helmets and Matrix-style dark glasses outside the Pushkinskiy cinema. They each held up neon-lit letters which spelt out the slogans "We are NEO-communists" and "Destroy the Matrix". According to Communist Party ideologists, the Matrix series' central hero Neo is a genuine communist, reports Kommersant. Oleg Bondarenko, Communist party youth movement leader, said there was "no difference" between Neo and Lenin as revolutionaries. Story filed: 10:17 Friday...
  • 'Matrix Revolutions' Nets $24.3M in a Day (Spoilers)

    11/07/2003 7:33:56 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 308 replies · 329+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/7/03 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES — Which way do you spin "The Matrix Revolutions"? The third movie in the cyberpunk trilogy earned $24.3 million at the domestic box office in its first day of release, Warner Bros. said Thursday.</p> <p>That's a great one-day total for any other movie, but it comes in far below what "The Matrix Reloaded" collected in its nationwide debut last spring.</p>
  • State to link up private data !!

    10/10/2003 11:15:51 AM PDT · by Kennesaw · 18 replies · 316+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/10/03 | DUANE D. STANFORD and JOEY LEDFORD
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: State to link up private dataSocial Security numbers, driver's license fingerprints would be part of crime database By DUANE D. STANFORD and JOEY LEDFORD The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia officials plan to contribute confidential driver's license and auto tag information from millions of Georgians to a crime-fighting database even as five other states have backed away because of concerns about cost and personal privacy. The detail in the data is astounding: Past addresses and telephone numbers. Neighbors' addresses and telephone numbers. The make, model and color of registered cars. Business associates. Speeding tickets. Arrests. Marriages and divorces. Names...
  • Caught in the Matrix? States' data project ignites privacy fears [Son of TIA based in Florida]

    09/29/2003 1:05:06 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 6 replies · 380+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 09/24/2003 | Jim Krane
    Caught in the Matrix?States' data project ignites privacy fearsBy JIM KRANE Associated Press NEW YORK -- While privacy worries are frustrating the Pentagon's plans for a far-reaching database to combat terrorism, a similar project is quietly taking shape with the participation of more than a dozen states -- and $12 million in federal funds.The database project, created so states and local authorities can track would-be terrorists as well as criminal fugitives, is being built and housed in the offices of a private company but will be open to some federal law enforcers and perhaps even U.S. intelligence agencies.Dubbed Matrix, the...
  • Database raises rights fears

    09/23/2003 10:40:07 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 262+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &#8212; While privacy concerns are frustrating the Pentagon's plans for a far-reaching database to combat terrorism, a similar project is quietly taking shape with the participation of more than a dozen states and $12 million in federal funds.</p>
  • States build terror database that resembles controversial federal project

    09/23/2003 10:45:15 AM PDT · by Brian S · 60 replies · 273+ views
    <p>While privacy worries are frustrating the Pentagon's plans for a far-reaching database to combat terrorism, a similar project is quietly taking shape with the participation of more than a dozen states -- and $12 million in federal funds.</p> <p>The database project, created so states and local authorities can track would-be terrorists as well as criminal fugitives, is being built and housed in the offices of a private company but will be open to some federal law enforcers and perhaps even U.S. intelligence agencies.</p>
  • Matrix Ping Pong

    08/07/2003 9:33:59 PM PDT · by GOP Jedi · 7 replies · 840+ views
    And now for something completely different, a depiction of a ping pong match taking place in ... the Matrix: http://www.astercity.net/~tobik/pingpong.html
  • Teen Suspect in Murder Plot Often Teased

    07/07/2003 9:02:30 PM PDT · by pubmom · 30 replies · 234+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Mon, Jul 07, 2003 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL
    OAKLYN, N.J. - Matthew Lovett was known as an angry young man: He dressed all in black, drew violent pictures and walked around town with a baseball bat. Acquaintances said he kept a list of people who had teased him as far back as grade school. Early Sunday, Lovett, 18, was arrested with two other teenagers on charges they plotted to kill three teens and open fire randomly on other people with a cache of guns and ammunition they were carrying. Lovett was being held on $1 million bail Monday. Authorities would not discuss a possible motive, but people who...
  • 'The Matrix' made me do it

    06/12/2003 7:04:17 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 06/12/03 | Seth Stern
    WASHINGTON – When Tonda Lynn Ansley confessed to shooting her landlord on a crowded street, she cited the movie "The Matrix" as evidence the killing was "morally right." Ms. Ansley, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month, told homicide detectives in Hamilton, Ohio, she was living in "The Matrix," a violent movie in which "they commit a lot of crimes" and "you think it's a bad dream." Ansley is not the only defendant to invoke a movie as defense in court. Whether as inspiration or evidence of insanity, movies have been cited by suspects as diverse...
  • Egypt bans US blockbuster movie Matrix Reloaded

    06/11/2003 6:17:20 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 2 replies · 130+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2003 | AFP
    CAIRO (AFP) - The Hollywood science fiction hit movie Matrix Reloaded has been banned in Egypt for threatening to offend traditional religious views on the creation of humankind, the chief censor revealed. The director of artistic censorship, Madkur Thabet, said that "despite its excellent technical level, the film was banned because it deals with subjects like human existence and creation. "And these are questions linked to the three monotheistic religions that we respect and which we believe in," Thabet added. "These questions have in the past provoked crises and tension." He said the decision was taken by a "committee of...
  • 'Matrix Reloaded' IMAX Cinemas Revealed

    06/09/2003 6:25:05 AM PDT · by Helms · 6 replies · 5,486+ views
    [Wed June 04, 2003 08:57PM] Warner Bros. have revealed the selected IMAX theatres that will be showing The Matrix Reloaded in full IMAX format across the United States and Canada. They have also announced that The Matrix Revolutions will be released simultaneously to normal cinemas and to IMAX cinemas on November 5, a first for an IMAX film. They have also announced that The Matrix Revolutions will be released simultaneously to normal cinemas and to IMAX cinemas on November 5, a first for an IMAX film. Matrix Reloaded IMAX List Opening June 6, 2003 United States Addison, Illinois - Addison...
  • Wachowski Brother- Director of ''Matrix Reloaded' [Not the Married One] In Process of Changing Sex

    06/04/2003 11:35:08 AM PDT · by ewing · 204 replies · 1,316+ views
    The Hot Button ^ | Week of May 30-June 6 2003 | David Poland
    I have been chewing over a very personal story about a very private person who is involved in a very public business and a very successful movie franchise.To paraphrase a person who is better than I, these are the mometns that define us.Unforunately these are the momnets that define the entertainment business overall. Every indication I have that is Larry Wachowski is changing his sex. Dressing in public as a woman, taking femal hormones and yes having a sex change operation.
  • Attorney Says 'The Matrix' Caused Man To Kill Parents

    05/31/2003 3:33:21 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 12 replies · 113+ views
    Attorney Says 'The Matrix' Caused Man To Kill Parents Similar Defense Has Been Successful In Other Cases POSTED: 3:43 p.m. CDT May 30, 2003 UPDATED: 3:50 p.m. CDT May 30, 2003 WASHINGTON -- The attorney for a 19-year-old Virginia man accused of murdering his parents with a shotgun says his client was influenced by the movie "The Matrix," KMBC's Peter Barnes reported. Joshua Cooke was allegedly obsessed with the movie. He had posters and wore the film's signature leather clothes. And the shotgun he allegedly used to shoot his parents to death with this February was similar to one...
  • Keanu Reeves Gives 50 Million Pounds to Unsung Heroes of The Matrix

    05/28/2003 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 131 replies · 572+ views
    Hello Magazine ^ | May 28, 2003 | Hello Magazine
    28 MAY 2003 Man of the moment Keanu Reeves has shown his generosity by giving away £50 million of his earnings from the Matrix sequels. The 38-year-old decided to hand over the money to the unsung heroes of the sci-fi blockbusters - the costume and special effects teams. Keanu is expected to make a total of £70 million from the films, thanks to a deal which guarantees him a 15 per cent profit-share, so he will still net around £20 million. Asked about his prodigious act of generosity, the actor said he already had enough cash. "Money is the last...
  • Matrix Sequel Pirated Online (BitTorrent Alert)

    05/27/2003 11:50:07 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 11 replies · 249+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 27, 2003 | BBC News
    Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 May, 2003, 11:02 GMT 12:02 UK Matrix sequel pirated online The third film, The Matrix Revolutions, will open in November. Pirate copies of blockbuster hit The Matrix Reloaded are available to download online, less than two weeks after the film went on release around the world, BBC News Online has learned. A high-quality copy of the film is being downloaded by hundreds of people each day via a website which uses the file-sharing computer program BitTorrent. The availability of the film online will come as a blow to executives who co-ordinated a worldwide release of the...
  • Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: Sleazy R-Rated Movies for Your Kids

    05/26/2003 3:46:02 AM PDT · by Simi Valley Tom · 31 replies · 761+ views
    MOVIEGUIDE(R) ^ | May 23, 2003 | Tom Snyder
    Despite the clear success of family-friendly, and even Christian, movies, such as MONSTERS, INC., MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, ICE AGE, THE ROOKIE, and SPIDER-MAN, Hollywood is rolling out a number of major R-rated movies this summer, including THE MATRIX RELOADED, TERMINATOR 3 and AMERICAN PIE 3. The recent astronomical box office for MATRIX RELOADED proves that the core audience of teenage boys was not stopped by the movie’s R-rating and the strict admission policies at many theaters. One teenage MATRIX fan, quoted by the Los Angeles Times on May 19, 2003, said she and her peers have to see...
  • 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,...
  • JIm Carrey King of Memorial Day Weekend Box Office -Almost Doubles 'Matrix Reloaded'

    05/24/2003 12:39:31 PM PDT · by ewing · 113 replies · 332+ views
    Box Office Mojo.com ^ | May 23, 2003 | Brandon Grey
    Fridays box office totals fresh off the press:'Bruce Almighty' 20.4 million 'Matrix Reloaded' 11.2 million 'Daddy Day Care' 3.3 millionX Men United 2.5 millionThe In Laws 1.93 million
  • Poll: Did the Matrix make them do it?

    05/23/2003 10:57:02 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 9 replies · 60+ views
  • The Matrix: Reloaded

    05/23/2003 11:14:12 AM PDT · by sourcery · 5 replies · 135+ views
    LONGBOAT GLOBAL ADVISORS CROSSCURRENTS ^ | MAY 22, 2003 | ALAN M. NEWMAN
    The May 7th issue of Longboat Global Advisors Crosscurrents was entitled "The Matrix: Reloaded." The title said it all. We have every reason to use the title again for this report. The residents of the matrix continue to be bathed in their nutrient soup and still believe they reside in a world that does not exist; a bull market. From every angle we examine, it seems as if the reality of the secular bear market is disrespected to the fullest extent. Participants of every stripe are so tired of the downside and are so eager to believe in the bull...
  • Bush equated with Hitler in 'Matrix' sequel?

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOLLYWOOD VS. AMERICA Bush equated with Hitler in 'Matrix' sequel? Image of president shown with dictator in discussion of evil -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: May 22, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Is President Bush equated with Adolf Hitler in the science-fiction flick "The Matrix Reloaded"? The question is being asked in connection with a scene in the new movie where images of Bush and the German dictator are displayed during a discussion of evil in the world. Adolf Hitler "If they're saying our president is in the same league as Adolf Hitler, then I don't...
  • May I?' and 'The Matrix' Why my kids won't be seeing the latest R-rated blockbuster.

    05/23/2003 3:37:06 AM PDT · by Huber · 56 replies · 354+ views
    <p>Sure, when it opened last week, "The Matrix Reloaded" savaged a few box-office records as if they were so many flimsy Agent Smith replicates. But it still couldn't beat out "Spider-Man" for a record three-day opening. And that amounts to a notable failure for this movie, considering that it benefited from more advance hype and fevered anticipation than the invasion of Iraq.</p>
  • Bush Equated with Hitler in 'Matrix' Sequel?

    05/22/2003 6:50:32 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 84 replies · 574+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 5/22/03 | Joe Kovacs
    HOLLYWOOD VS. AMERICABush equated with Hitler in 'Matrix' sequel?Image of president shown with dictator in discussion of evil Posted: May 22, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Is President Bush equated with Adolf Hitler in the science-fiction flick "The Matrix Reloaded"? The question is being asked in connection with a scene in the new movie where images of Bush and the German dictator are displayed during a discussion of evil in the world. Adolf Hitler "If they're saying our president is in the same league as Adolf Hitler, then I don't want to see this movie," says Mark...
  • 'MATRIX CRITICS? **** 'EM'

    05/21/2003 3:02:30 PM PDT · by hope · 81 replies · 410+ views
    Sky News ^ | 5-21-03
    'MATRIX CRITICS? **** 'EM' Matrix Reloaded star Laurence Fishburne turned the air blue live on Sky News when he was interviewed at the UK premiere of the blockbuster film. Fishburne, who plays the mack-clad Morpheus, was asked by Sky's Matt Smith what he thought about the critical response to the sci-fi thriller.The star raised his middle finger and launched into a four-letter tirade before walking away with security staff.Although the film, which stars Keanu Reeves, has been hailed as the film of the year, some critics say the movie does not match the original, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.'Pretty...
  • EU Ministers Shun Premiere of 'Matrix.' Call For More European Films

    05/21/2003 2:39:07 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 11 replies · 32+ views
    CANNES, France (AFP) - While the crowd at the Cannes film festival (news - web sites) unlocked the secrets of the new "Matrix" just in from the United States, EU ministers current and future worried instead about saving European cinema from Hollywood. "We're not aiming to build walls around Europe," said Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner responsible for culture and education. "We want diversity for ourselves as well as for others. So we say: why not US films? But not just US films." For the first time in its history, the Cannes film festival held a European Film Day on...
  • YOU'VE BEEN LIVING IN A DREAM WORLD, NEO

    05/21/2003 12:59:30 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 55 replies · 343+ views
    NewsWithViews.com ^ | 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...
  • THE LEFTRIX: RELOADED

    05/21/2003 1:13:22 PM PDT · by Callahan · 42 replies · 282+ views
    Blogolution.com ^ | 5/20/03 | Ken Weeks
    THE LEFTRIX: RELOADED If Peter Jennings and his Upper East Side pals are depressed about the rampant success of the Fox News Channel here in the real world, they can surely take solace in the influence they still wield in the pretend universe. I went to see "The Matrix: Reloaded" this weekend and was charmed to see George W. Bush grouped with images of Hitler and Mussolini in one pivotal scene. I guess in the simulated reality of limousine liberals, liberating Iraq and loading the ovens at Auschwitz are one and the same. Freeing your mind from the machines no...
  • Matrix' Actor Marcus Chong Sues Over Tank Role

    05/20/2003 12:13:21 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 12 replies · 10+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 19, 2003 08:19 PM ET | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Marcus Chong has sued the makers of "The Matrix" for allegedly reneging on a promise to recast him as a freedom fighter in the 1999 sci-fi thriller's two sequels. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses Warner Bros. and parent company AOL Time Warner and the film's producers of breaching their 1998 oral agreement and a 2000 contract to revive his character, Tank, in the two sequels, and of slandering him. Chong, 35, also accused the filmmakers of "intentionally publishing numerous false statements ... that he was a terrorist," and of...
  • 'MATRIX'-MAKER 'STOLE' A WIFE

    05/20/2003 2:42:03 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 57 replies · 668+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 20, 2003 | Richard Johnson
    <p>May 20, 2003 -- THE estranged husband of the sexy dominatrix who accompanied reclusive "Matrix Reloaded" director Larry Wachowski to the movie's L.A. premiere says the filmmaker is a cross-dressing wife-stealer.</p> <p>Jake Miller, 40, says he's still married to Karin Winslow, 36, a professional dominatrix who walked down the red carpet with Wachowski, 37, alongside "Matrix" star Keanu Reeves.</p>
  • What All the Fuss is About A contrarian view of the Matrix phenomenon.

    05/20/2003 7:32:48 AM PDT · by Valin · 84 replies · 239+ views
    The Matrix Reloaded must be one of the most hyped and overrated movies of all time. In stark contrast to the first installment of the Matrix trilogy—which received mixed reviews and only built a huge fan base after its release on DVD--the release of the sequel was trumpeted in advance on the covers of Time and Newsweek. The films’ creators, the equally heralded Wachowski brothers, are described practically everywhere in the media not merely as great filmmakers, but as wise, all-seeing visionaries who have something profound to tell us about the current state of the universe. It’s all a bunch...
  • Escape 'The Matrix,' Go Directly to Jail

    05/20/2003 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 14 replies · 142+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2003 | Tom Jackman
    Josh Cooke wasn't merely a fan of the hit movie "The Matrix." He believed he lived inside The Matrix, his lawyers say. The 19-year-old had a huge movie poster hanging in his Oakton bedroom and a trench coat like the one worn by Neo, Keanu Reeves's character. He bought a 12-gauge shotgun, similar to one of the weapons Neo uses to fight the "agents" in the movie.
  • An overloaded matrix of Neo-biblical babble and squeak

    05/19/2003 7:23:00 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 219+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | May 20 2003 | Mark Juddery
    It is difficult to escape from the Matrix, but at the moment, it's impossible to escape from The Matrix Reloaded. With the inevitable hype surrounding the second Matrix film, critics are again discussing the technical brilliance of the series, and even its spiritual basis, which presumably puts it on a level above all the other Hollywood franchises. Many films have a cult following, but fans of The Matrix (1999) seem to take the term literally, pointing to Buddhist, Christian and Hindu references. Books like William Irwin's The Matrix and Philosophy have analysed it dry. No surprise, really. Some filmgoers, perhaps...
  • Neo trend? Teens flock to R-rated 'Matrix' flick

    05/19/2003 11:27:49 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 48 replies · 365+ views
    AZ Republic ^ | Daniel B. Wood and Gloria Goodale
    <p>When 16-year-old Carey, dressed in her school uniform, stepped up to the window to ask for two tickets to The Matrix Reloaded (rated "R: under 17 not admitted") on Friday, she received a steely glare. After a pregnant pause came the question, "For which showing, ma'am?"</p>
  • US killers blame 'The Matrix' for shootings

    05/18/2003 6:25:07 PM PDT · by knak · 39 replies · 471+ views
    independent ^ | 5/19/03
    Call it the Matrix Defence. WhileThe Matrix Reloaded, the second installment of the hit science fiction series, is breaking box office records around the world, lawyers around the United States are starting to use a novel excuse for people – especially young, mentally disturbed people – who commit murder. Essentially the line is: I can't be guilty, because this isn't reality and we live in a computer-simulated world just like the one depicted in the film. It is being used by Josh Cooke, 19, from Virginia, who calmly shot his parents in their family basement in February and then phoned...
  • ‘Matrix Reloaded’ villains draw fire (Albinos claim discrimination)

    05/18/2003 4:35:28 PM PDT · by Michael2001 · 29 replies · 174+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 14, 2003 | Ashley Pearson
    Fans are eagerly awaiting “The Matrix Reloaded” — but it’s made some people very unhappy. The villains in the flick are a pair of white-skinned, white-haired, red-eyed twins, and groups representing albinos say the movie unfairly stereotypes pigment-challenged individuals. “FOR THE LAST 40 years filmmakers have used albino characters as villains, and they’re almost always vicious, inhuman characters, depicted as freaks,” says dermatologist Vail Reese. (Read his comments on skinema.com.) Dr. Jim Haefemeyer of the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation tells The Scoop that the group has sent letters to movie-maker Warner Bros., but that the studio has not...
  • 'Matrix Reloaded' Earns 39.5 Million Saturday (est.) Short of Spideys All Time Record of 43.6 Mil

    05/18/2003 9:08:02 AM PDT · by ewing · 4 replies · 153+ views
    Box Office Mojo and Reel Source.com ^ | May 17, 2003 | Brandon Grey
    Opening 4 day weekend in the 140 million range..Official figures should be up soon
  • The Matrix's Buddhist Jesus

    05/17/2003 3:34:09 PM PDT · by AgThorn · 19 replies · 1,067+ views
    beliefnet.com ^ | May 16, 2003 | Laura Sheahen
    Neo (Keanu Reeves) fights Matrix henchmen. | Jasin Boland, Warner Bros. The Matrix's Buddhist Jesus 'The Matrix Reloaded' is a field day for Joseph Campbell types. Does all the religious imagery work? By Laura Sheahen Religion scholar Huston Smith tells the story of the Buddha being asked, "What are you?" The Buddha replies "I am awake." Centuries later, so is Keanu Reeves. Human beings who, like Buddha, see beyond the illusory--who are enlightened--are the rock stars of "The Matrix Reloaded," the sequel to 1999's technoclassic "The Matrix." They wear robes. They intone meditative speeches. They know that what we...
  • 'Matrix Reloaded' Grosses 31.2 Mil Friday, Most Likely Will Eclipse All Time 4 Day BO Weekend Record

    05/17/2003 9:06:59 AM PDT · by ewing · 82 replies · 381+ views
    Box Office Mojo.com ^ | May 17, 2003 | Brandon Grey
    The previous record holder was Spiderman at 125.8 million dollars.
  • The spiritual 'Matrix' - Hit movie inspires religious dialogue

    05/16/2003 11:27:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 395+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 16, 2003 | TARA DOOLEY, Houston Chronicle Religion Writer
    There's nothing like a good resurrection story on an Easter Sunday, especially for a Baptist preacher. But in 1999, as the Rev. Chris Seay relaxed into a theater seat for a late movie after a long day on Christianity's central holiday, he was just looking for a smarter than average sci-fi flick. Quickly he realized that The Matrix was about to offer him a version of the very story he had been trying all day to bring alive for his congregation. The first hint of deeper meaning came from a leather-clad club boy paying befuddled hacker geek Neo a pretty...
  • Neo classic: Keanu manages a high-wire role with a low-key demeanor

    05/16/2003 9:08:45 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 12 replies · 200+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | May 16, 2003 | Colin Covert
    <p>BURBANK, CALIF. -- "Cool breeze off the mountain." Could there possibly be a better description of Keanu Charles Reeves' demeanor than the translation of his Hawaiian first name?</p> <p>Uncorrupted by his massive renown, he keeps the world at arm's length, unlike megaphone-addicted stars who gratuitously expose us to their nightly club-hopping, their affairs, their trips to rehab.</p>
  • "The Matrix" Sequels Released as IMAX Films

    05/16/2003 10:54:30 AM PDT · by Helms · 36 replies · 963+ views
    http://romanticmovies.about.com/cs/matrix2/a/matriximax.htm ^ | Los Angeles - April 23, 2003 | Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX
    "The Matrix" Sequels Released as IMAX Films Los Angeles - April 23, 2003 IMAX Corporation announced today that "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," the second and third chapters in the Wachowski Brothers' revolutionary film trilogy, will be coming to IMAX(R) theatres this spring and fall. Advertisement "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and producer Joel Silver, will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R), using the revolutionary and proprietary IMAX(R) DMR(TM) (Digital Re-mastering) technology. "The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience" will open shortly...
  • Matrix Sequel Has Hacker Cred [Error 404]

    05/16/2003 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 83 replies · 149+ views
    The Register ^ | 16 May 2003 | Kevin Poulsen
    The average American moviegoer taking in the Matrix Reloaded this weekend will likely be wowed by the elaborate action sequences and dazzling special effects. But hackers who've seen the blockbuster are crediting it with a more subtle cinematic milestone: it's the first major motion picture to accurately portray a hack. That's right: Trinity uses a 'sploit. A scene about two thirds of the way through the film finds Carrie-Anne Moss's leather-clad superhacker setting her sights on a power grid computer, for plot reasons better left unrevealed. But at exactly the point where audiences would normally be treated to a brightly-colored...
  • Maxtrix Reloaded- Opening Day Warner Bros. Thursday Estimate-42.5 Million (All Time Record)

    05/16/2003 10:32:39 AM PDT · by ewing · 120 replies · 269+ views
    Beat Star Wars, Spidey, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter (previous record holders) by close to 10 million!This is an estimate of Thursday ticket sales.
  • Record Books 'Reloaded' [Matrix triples 1st Night BO record]

    05/16/2003 5:16:07 AM PDT · by ewing · 54 replies · 180+ views
    Variety ^ | May 16, 2003 | Carl DiOrio
    The Matrix Reloaded appears to me a true monster-bigger than even Godzilla.Warner Brothers much hyped mega action sequel bowed to record grossed Wednesday night prior to its formal opening Thursday, and first day matinees were ringning up what executives called unprecented numbers despite the pics 'R' rating.Early performance made it clear there is virtually zero chance that 'Reloaded' will fail to match the enormous pre release expectations.'Its become an event. The numbers I'm looking at on a hourly basis--nobody has ever seen anything like it before, Warners distrubution proxy Dan Fellman said. 'The film is really a cultural phenomenon.'In keeping...
  • THE UNREAL THING: What’s wrong with the Matrix? [MOVIE REVIEW]

    05/15/2003 8:19:52 PM PDT · by paulklenk · 59 replies · 1,492+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | March 12, 2003 | Adam Gopnik
    For the past four years, a lot of people have been obsessed with the movie “The Matrix.” As the sequel, “The Matrix Reloaded,” arrived in theatres this week, it was obvious that the strange, violent science-fiction film, by the previously more or less unknown Wachowski brothers, had already inspired both a cult and a craze. (And had made a lot of money into the bargain, enough to fuel two sequels; “Matrix Revolutions” is supposed to be out in November.) There hasn’t been anything quite like it since “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which had a similar mix of mysticism, solemnity, and...