Salma Hayek Auditioned for The Matrix

The Matrix turned Keanu Reeves into an iconic action star, but another actress was almost slow-motion kicking alongside him instead of Carrie-Anne Moss.

While making the publicity rounds for the action comedy sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Salma Hayek revealed that she was one of four finalists in consideration for the role of Trinity in The Matrix. So why didn’t she get the part? The Desperado star admitted that she simply couldn’t handle the action and was too lazy to land the part. Read More »

The Matrix 4 Cast Adds Christina Ricci

The Matrix 4 is coming to theaters and HBO Max this winter, but we barely know anything about it, and that includes the official title for the sci-fi action sequel. However, thanks to an update to the press kit by Warner Bros. Pictures, we now know about an additional cast member that we hadn’t heard until now.

After co-starring in Lana & Lilly Wachowski’s big screen adaptation of Speed Racer, actress Christina Ricci will reunite with the former of the filmmaking duo by taking a role in The Matrix 4, joining an already stellar cast of familiar stars and fresh faces. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Godzilla vs Kong

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what VFX artists think about the movie magic used to bring the monster battles of Godzilla vs. Kong to life. Plus, a video essay from Patrick (H) Willems explores the trouble with trilogies like Star Wars and The Matrix and why it’s so difficult to give them a proper ending. And finally, take a fly through the gigantic Axiom space cruiser from Pixar’s WALL-E. Read More »

Stuntmen React to The Matrix

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen as stuntmen react to the incredible fight sequences from the groundbreaking action movie The Matrix, as well as sequences from Raya and the Last Dragon and Terminal Velocity. Plus, find out how the Oscar-nominated drama Sound of Metal evolved for 10 years before it got produced, and see how Jackass madman Steve-O deals with the spiciness of Hot Ones on his return to the series. Read More »

The Matrix Reboot

One of the most anticipated movies of 2021 is undoubtedly the return of The Matrix franchise. Referred to as The Matrix 4 ever since the project was announced, fans have been waiting to hear what the new movie might be called. The HBO Max teasers for the same-day premieres Warner Bros. Pictures is trying out with all their release this year made it seem as if the movie could be going with the clean simple title of Matrix, but now it appears that we may have the official title. Read More »

The Office Finale Matrix Prank

When The Office series finale aired back in 2013, it began with a little recap of what happened to the employees of Dunder-Mifflin in the year since the documentary camera crew stopped following them. But the last episode of NBC’s hit workplace sitcom almost went back to their cold open staple of a prank played on Dwight Schrute, and you can finally see it in its entirety.

Originally teased in the cast’s table read for the series finale (a bonus feature that’s been available for some time), the original cold open finds Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) playing an elaborate prank on Dwight (Rainn Wilson) inspired by the 1999 sci-fi action blockbuster The Matrix. Find out who offers Dwight the choice between the red pill and the blue pill in the never-before-seen The Office finale Matrix prank below. Read More »

the matrix 4 production

In 1999, the Wachowskis changed the face of Hollywood forever with their seminal sci-fi film The Matrix and its sleek vision of a dystopian future and its game-changing “bullet time” technology. Now Lana Wachowski could be gearing up for another cinematic game-changer with her new filming style for The Matrix 4, which series newcomer Jessica Henwick said will “change the industry again.”

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The Mandalorian Season 1 Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, look back at every Star Wars Easter eggs from the first season of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Listen as a Shaolin master breaks down some kung fu fight scenes from The Matrix, Police Story, Kung Fu Hustle, and more. And finally, see if the cast of the Netflix series Ratched can identify real medical instruments after their time on the show. Read More »

movies coming to hbo max in october 2020

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are falling: spooky season is soon upon us. October brings the fall, and with it, a new batch of TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max.

Here are the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in October 2020.

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the matrix 4 production

It can’t be overstated how wildly influential the style of the original The Matrix films were. From their revolutionary tech (bullet time!), to their pioneering of Hong Kong-style action in Hollywood, to those sleek leather jackets that everyone and their mother started wearing, the Matrix films’ visual identity defined a generation. But times change, and 17 years have passed since The Matrix films were on the cutting edge. So naturally, they would shift gears with The Matrix 4, as teased by Neil Patrick Harris, who plays a “small part” in the highly anticipated film.

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