Tag Archives: The Matrix
Ready for one of those "so that's how they did it" moments? Great. Strap in for the geeky ride.
As you might've figured out by now — you are smart enough to be visiting the raddest movie site on the web-o-sphere, after all — movies don't just appear out of thin air. A lot of technique, manpower and good old fashion ingenuity goes into making every single frame happen on-screen.
Some movies require more creativity and craftsmanship than others, of course, and with the most iconic movies in history, there's a lot to be explored about how these awesome flicks came to be. Get More »
One of the perks of being born within the last thirty or forty years or so is the generational right to gently mock our silly little elders who have no earthly clue how to use the internet or iPhones or basically any other techno-gadget Gen X has conceived. Get More »
Apocalyptic and dystopian stories have always intrigued us. If societal structure was to break down, the void left behind would expose the basest of human impulses. And over the last century, movies have taken a sick sort of pleasure in showing us what the worst case scenario might look like, with ominous features of the future mirroring the most pressing concerns of the present.
Some people spend most of their time in front of a computer ... and others go out and do stuff like this.
Behold some of the most elaborate and large-scale movie-themed fan art you'll ever see, most of it created under cover of night with a few spray cans and a seething desire to create ... or at least conjure stunning portraits of Neo, Freddy Krueger, Yoda, the Dude and other pop culture icons that shape our everyday lives. If only all walls were this cool.
"Put machines, dreams, Neo, dystopia, and more machines into a blender and chug it really fast - that's the taste of this condensed version of the 1999 hit movie."
That's how 1A4 Studio describes their own 60-second animated take on "The Matrix," a "Speedrun" that turns the Wachowskis' sci-fi action classic into an early Nintendo-era hand-drawn side-scroller complete with old video game sound effects. It hits every major plot point in the film — and has the guts to not include the "bullet-time" scene. (!)
We know these take a long time to make and are a ton of work, but is there any chance we can get one for both "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" as well? Ten years later, we still have a hard time keeping track of just what in the hell is going on in those things.
Thanks to Badass Digest for the find.
Joaquin Phoenix would probably think our Best Memes list is "total, utter bulls**t." But we think at least a few of these may end up on your Facebook wall before you're done reading it.
There was certainly no lack of memes this year. From Angelina Jolie's leg flash at the Oscars to Clint Eastwood sternly talking to an empty chair, there were plenty of events and incidents that inspired madcap Photoshop wizardry. Get More »
There's a certain magical quality to modern day drugs. The tiniest prescribed pill can cure a multitude of medical problems, whilst the tiniest illegally-purchased pill can create the illusion you have cured a multitude of non-medical problems. So it's no wonder Hollywood loves injecting cool ideas about what sorts of human ailments — both physical and spiritual — fictional drugs might be able to treat.
In "Dredd 3D," the latest redux of comic book hero and one-man-justice-system, Judge Dredd, a narcotic named Slo-Mo has hit the streets, allowing its users to experience reality in slow motion (in the future, drug names are very literal). And this got us jonesing for a list of our favorite movie pharmaceuticals we dare you to "just say no" to. Get More »
This Friday will kick off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and though our old Revolutionary War adversaries might be our allies now, that doesn't mean the U.S. of frickin' A. isn't ready to bring the thunder.
Using our powers of make-believe and fantasy, we've assembled athletic champions from the entirety of movie history to give us a clear advantage towards the race for Olympic glory in every sport of the XXX Olympiad. Get More »
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss unloaded a lot of shells during the famous lobby shootout sequence in "The Matrix," but now they ARE the shells. Whoa.
YouTube auteur Matt Jones directed this clever little clip of Neo and Trinity machine-gunning their way through a refrigerator as peanuts with little sunglasses drawn on them. Yes, peanuts. Get More »
"My all-time favorite is "The Matrix" because of its underlying message. It's action but it's the real thing. In a society where there's so much distraction, the movie represented that by its machines.
"Today humanity is so divided and distracted by inventions from we're supposed to be doing. I also am a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock movies, and loved "Memento," which really worked the brain."