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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...