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  • Lilly Wachowski makes first public appearance since coming out as transgender at the GLAAD [tr]

    04/03/2016 8:08:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Director Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance since coming out as transgender on Saturday as she attended the GLAAD Media Awards. Wachowski walked the red carpet in Beverly Hills, California, Saturday evening in a floor-length black gown. The filmmaker announced her gender transition to a woman in a heartfelt statement on March 8, six years after her sister Lana Wachowski came out as transgender
  • The Wachowskis’ Expensive ‘Jupiter Ascending': What The Hell Happened?

    02/11/2015 10:04:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 9, 2015 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    While this year’s domestic box office is off to a great start with $1.2B, it’s also produced too many bombs. Following Universal/Legendary’s Blackhat ($70M cost, $16.6M global B.O.) and Lionsgate’s Mortdecai ($60M cost, $19.1M global B.O.), this weekend brought Jupiter Ascending from Warner Bros./Village Roadshow (estimated cost $205-$210M) and Seventh Son (estimated cost $105M-$110M) from Universal/Legendary.
  • ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Debuts to Muted Crowd at Sundance

    01/29/2015 5:55:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    The Sundance Film Festival isn’t a typical launchpad for studio blockbusters, but Warner Bros. surprised theater-goers on Tuesday night by unveiling the Wachowski siblings’ “Jupiter Ascending” at a “secret screening.” The invitation-only event, which was not billed as a premiere, was the first time “Jupiter Ascending” was shown to the public. Variety broke news of the screening on Tuesday afternoon, but there were other clues the audience wasn’t about to see a typical Sundance indie. When attendees with tickets arrived at the Egyptian Theater in Park City, they were handed 3D glasses. Despite the hype of a secret screening, clusters...
  • Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending' Abruptly Bumped From July to February 2015

    06/04/2014 10:16:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 3, 2014 | Pamela McClintock
    At the 11th hour, Lana and Andy Wachowski's sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending is being pushed back from July 18 to Feb. 6, 2015. As a result, Liam Neeson's action movie Run All Night will now need to find a different home. That film had been set to open Feb. 6; a new date has yet to be announced. Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow co-financed Jupiter Ascending, which stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. Insiders say the $150 million movie needed more special effects work.
  • Poland's former president's top aide arrested for corruption

    01/19/2007 10:54:34 AM PST · by JoAnka · 1 replies · 170+ views
    Polish Radio ^ | Jan 19, 2007 | Joanna Najfeld
    Mieczysław Wachowski, top aide and head of the chancellery of Poland's former president Lech Wałęsa, has been arrested for two months on charges of corruption. Wachowski is said to have promised to arrange for the release from jail of an Iraqi businessman, Hassan Al-Zubaidi, arrested on charges of economic crime, in exchange for a two million złoty (over half a million Euro) bribe. According to Al-Zubaidi, Wachowski claimed that he could arrange for the case to be settled in cooperation with the then Prime Minister of Poland, Leszek Miller, who was to accept part of the bribe. However, Poland's Attorney...
  • 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...
  • The Matrix as Marxist Propaganda

    05/22/2005 6:36:18 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 23 replies · 4,542+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | Nov. 2004 | James F. Burke
    THE MATRIX TRILOGY AND CULTURAL TERRORISM James F. Burke The blockbuster science fiction film Matrix: Revolutions stands as the preeminent example of post-communist socialist realism and Nihilistic cultural terrorism. "Cultural terrorism" is a significant underground political phenomenon in the Western world, complete with self-proclaimed "cultural terrorist networks" and manifestos to this ideology commonplace on the Internet (typically in news-groups that are also connected to "radical underground" and left-wing run "rave" scenes). It is a Euro-Left "philosophy" rooted in Marxist Anarchism and political Nihilism, which extends socialist realism (the creation of cultural foundations for a new socialist order) into the realm...
  • 'Matrix' co-creator ready to be whole new woman

    05/02/2004 6:46:54 AM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 7 replies · 200+ views
    chicago sun times ^ | April 29, 2004 | BILL ZWECKER
    Sounds as though Larry Wachowski -- one half of the Chicago-born, super-successful brother team (along with Andy Wachowski) that created the "Matrix'' films -- is about to make a life-altering move. According to those close to the extremely reclusive duo, Larry is about to finally become "Linda.'' Wachowski, who has been living and dressing as a woman for some time, reportedly is preparing to take the final step and have sex-change surgery. As always, it was impossible to get any comment from the press-shy Wachowskis, but several longtime friends of the Rogers Park native confirm Wachowski is planning to complete...
  • 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...
  • 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.

    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>