The Matrix

(1999)

Computer hacker Thomas Anderson has lived a relatively ordinary life--in what he thinks is the year 1999--until he is contacted by the enigmatic Morpheus who leads him into the real world. In reality, it is 200 years later, and the world has been laid waste and taken over by advanced artificial intelligence machines. The computers have created a false version of 20th-century life--the "Matrix"--to keep the human slaves satisfied, while the AI machines draw power from the humans. Anderson, pursued constantly by "Agents" (computers who take on human form and infiltrate the Matrix), is hailed as "The One" who will lead the humans to overthrow the machines and reclaim the Earth.

Is a New ‘Matrix’ Trilogy Being Planned?

Is a New ‘Matrix’ Trilogy Being Planned?

Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski are reportedly developing a brand new sequel trilogy for The Matrix, with Warner Bros. eyeing a 2017 release for the first movie.

The filmmakers are rumored to have already turned in outlines and treatments to the studio, which is desperate for a big blockbuster franchise. Warner Bros. reportedly wants the first movie ready by 2017 so it can compete against the highly-anticipated sequels Star Wars: Episode VIII and Avatar 3, which are slated for release that year.

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Morpheus from ‘The Matrix’ Returns in Kia Super Bowl TV Spot

Morpheus from ‘The Matrix’ Returns in Kia Super Bowl TV Spot

We have already seen car manufacturer Toyota bring out The Muppets and actor Terry Crews for their TV spot that will air during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2. One of Toyota's rivals, Kia, has also delved into the movie world for their "big game" TV spot, featuring Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus from The Matrix. The commercial showcases Kia's new K900 vehicle, with the actor reenacting the famous "red pill/blue pill" scene, holding a red key and a blue key for a couple to choose from. We also see other touchstones from The Matrix with a few "agents" eating at a diner and a bending spoon. Check out this video below, and stay tuned for more Super Bowl XLVIII TV spots as we get closer and closer to the big game.

The Matrix was released March 31st, 1999.

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Seth MacFarlane Enters ‘The Matrix’ in ‘85th Annual Academy Awards’ Promo

Seth MacFarlane Enters ‘The Matrix’ in ‘85th Annual Academy Awards’ Promo

When Seth MacFarlane hosts the 85th Annual Academy Awards later this month, you can surely expect a bevy of jokes poking fun at some of this year's nominees. The Oscar host has been taking shots at some blockbusters of years past as well, with last week's promo poking fun at James Bond's classic martini order. ABC has released a new promo today, featuring Seth MacFarlane entering The Matrix, making a humorous connection to the "blue pill" and a certain "performance enhancing" drug. Go deep down the rabbit hole with this latest video for The Academy Awards ceremony, airing Sunday, February 24 on ABC.

The Matrix was released March 31st, 1999.

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Two ‘Matrix’ 3D Films in the Works?

A mysterious email (read "rumor") was sent to AICN what apparently said that Keanu Reeves, who spoke at the London School of Performing Arts University, announced that there will be two more Matrix films coming to the big screen and there is a chance they will be in 3D.

It is being rumored that Keanu Reeves met with the Wachowski's for lunch over Christmas and that they had completed work on a two-picture script treatment that would see him return to the world of the Matrix as Neo.

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The SUNDAY FUNNIES: Ving Rhames' 'Oscar Speech' and Taylor Lautner Becomes a Diva

Hey friendo's. Brian Gallagher here with a look at all the news that wasn't fit for print in the past seven days. We've got plenty of goodies to get to this week so let's start with another movie invention that is becoming a reality.

I'm down with a hoverboard, but how lazy have we really become that Nike is making self-lacing shoes? Tie your own damn shoes, people... and order me one of those hoverboards.

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‘The Matrix’ Knows Kung-Fu on Blu-ray on March 24th

You can relive a groundbreaking action classic in Blu-ray this coming March. The Matrix will be released in a 10th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray on March 24, 2009. The disc will be priced at $34.99 SRP and will be released in Digibook packaging that will include a 47-page book that will contain insider information and photos from the film and much more. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving.

The Matrix was released March 31st, 1999.

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‘Pirates’ Beats ‘The Matrix’ on Blu-ray Disc

Two franchises had a next generation battle last week.

Not to be outdone, Warner Bros. brought The Ultimate Matrix Collection and The Complete Matrix Trilogy out on HD-DVD that same day.

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Next Generation ‘Pirates’ and ‘Matrix’ Discs Encounter a Bumpy First Week

Early adopters and newcomers beware...

In addition to this, users are saying "that some of The Matrix HD-DVD discs are having compatibility issues as well. Reloaded seems to be the most commonly reported problem disc, specifically on the Xbox 360 add-on drive." Some feel that firmware updates might be able to remedy this.

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