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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john wick vs neo

Many actors get the honor of playing at least one iconic character in their career, but Keanu Reeves has gotten to play three. Not only that, but Reeves will get to reprise all three of those characters in highly anticipated upcoming sequels. In the press tour for the first upcoming sequel, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Reeves spoke about his other two memorable characters, John Wick from the John Wick series and Neo from The Matrix, and answered the question that everyone wants to know: who would win in a fight? The answer is truly excellent (or bogus, depending on your preference).

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Making of Wonder Woman

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, watch an extensive featurette that goes behind the scenes of the first Wonder Woman movie. Plus, see what a futurist thinks of how the future was depicted in movies like The Matrix, WALL-E, Total Recall, and more. And finally, listen in on a Q&A session with Seth Rogen and the filmmakers behind the HBO Max original movie An America Pickle. Read More »

the matrix trans

Over the past few years, alternate readings have abounded suggesting that the 1999 science fiction masterpiece The Matrix is an allegory for the transgender experience. Now Lilly Wachowski, one of the film’s writers and directors, has officially confirmed that those ideas were intentional. Watch her speak about how the “corporate world wasn’t ready” to acknowledge such a connection in the video below. Read More »

The Matrix - Slow Motion in Movies

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, learn about the history of slow-motion in movies and how its place in cinema has evolved over the years. Plus, watch Moonlight director Barry Jenkins chat with director Spike Lee about Da 5 Bloods and a myriad of other topics in an hour-long chat. And finally, watch a special tribute to a fallen character from the first season of Solar Opposites. Read More »

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NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock officially launched this week to little fanfare. And with equally little fanfare, Peacock’s biggest movies — including the Jurassic Park and Matrix franchises — are quickly leaving the service.

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