The Only Good Thing About The Matrix Revolutions Is Now A Cool Toy 

Before you start saying 'Wait, there was something good in Revolutions?', look! Giant, wonderful mech toys! Forget about literally everything else in the movie. » 2/09/15 9:00pm 2/09/15 9:00pm

This Excellent Matrix Sentinel Figure Is Entirely 3D Printed

As 3D printing becomes more and more accessible, it's amazing what people will do with it. We've had Star Wars replicas, we've had a goddamn Batsuit - and now, this brilliant, fully articulated model of a spindly sentinel from The Matrix. » 1/22/15 12:01am 1/22/15 12:01am

Strange New Fan Theories Explain Star Trek, Doctor Who, and The Matrix

They're three of science fiction's biggest — and most dissected — franchises. But have we been looking at them all wrong? A series of new fan theories suggests that there have been some strange underlying stories hiding in plain sight the whole time. » 12/09/14 4:20pm 12/09/14 4:20pm

Famous Movies Recreated Entirely With Stock Footage

Classic movies have been remade with nothing but stock footage thanks to this video from stock footage company Dissolve. Each "movie" is introduced with a hint, but not the actual title for guessing purposes. I don't want to brag but *pulls imaginary suspenders* I got them all. » 9/11/14 9:30am 9/11/14 9:30am

There are 177,000 ways to tie a tie, mathematicians report

If you're not wearing a tie right now, you might consider slipping one on just for the sake of trying out one or two of these more than 177,000 gorgeously elaborate tie-tying methods, which a mathematician came up with after viewing The Matrix Reloaded. » 2/07/14 1:50pm 2/07/14 1:50pm

Genre Actors Who've Owned More Than One Iconic Role

When an actor takes on a huge, break-out role, he or she runs a huge risk of getting typecast. This is what leads to things like Leonard Nimoy writing I Am Not Spock. But occasionally, an actor won't just play one iconic, famous character – they'll play two, or three. Here's a list of the genre actors who were either… » 9/13/13 12:35pm 9/13/13 12:35pm

The shortest remake of The Matrix is also the cutest

Would you like to watch The Matrix, but only have 60 seconds to spare? Well, today is your lucky day because IA4 Studios has produced this adorably animated remake of the Wachowskis' hit movie, which packs absolutely everything from the film into a single glorious minute. I imagine these guys could remake Reloaded » 3/08/13 11:20am 3/08/13 11:20am

Revel in the technical details and biomechanical weirdness of The Matrix

After the Wachowskis saw his vision of dystopian Los Angeles in Frank Miller's comic miniseries Hard Boiled, they approached Geof Darrow to work as a conceptual designer on their Matrix films. Darrow's visual fingerprints are all over life outside the program, and he's responsible for some of the most iconic images in… » 1/27/13 7:00am 1/27/13 7:00am

10 Visual Motifs that American Science Fiction Borrowed from Anime

We owe so much to Japanese animation and comics. Anime and manga have given us some of the most unforgettable characters and stories in the universe — but also, the visual style of anime has had a huge impact on Western science fiction and fantasy. American movies and television have gotten a much-needed injection of… » 9/26/12 10:17am 9/26/12 10:17am

The Philosophical Roots of Science Fiction

People use science fiction to illustrate philosophy all the time. From ethical quandaries to the very nature of existence, science fiction's most famous texts are tailor-made for exploring philosophical ideas. In fact, many college campuses now offer courses in the philosophy of science fiction. » 8/08/12 11:34am 8/08/12 11:34am

What if Inception and 300 were built entirely out of LEGO bricks?

For a class project for Staffordshire University's Visual Effects and Concept Design degree program, students assembled a series of animated shorts that reimagined Hollywood blockbusters as LEGO worlds (à la the LEGO Star Wars series). These projects were assembled over a period of 12 weeks, and each represents… » 6/11/12 4:50pm 6/11/12 4:50pm

Alien and The Matrix, as 1960s pulp novels

Designer Timothy Anderson has done up two of science fiction's more iconic films as completely unsubtle dime store novels that eschew mystery and intrigue for lurid thrills. Spoilers must always be front and center, folks! Click on the above image for further detail. » 6/06/12 3:25pm 6/06/12 3:25pm

Holy crap, it's The Matrix for chickens

During the short six-to-seven-week life of a factory-raised broiler chicken, the bird is crammed into close quarters with thousands of other chickens selectively bred to mature at an unhealthily fast rate. » 2/15/12 3:20pm 2/15/12 3:20pm

10 Movies and TV Shows Where Everybody Probably Died 5 Minutes After…

Hollywood loves to give us happy endings — but often as not, when the good guys scrape a last-minute victory in the face of incredible odds, you're left wondering how long it'll last. Maybe part of the reason why that victory seems so miraculous is because it'll never work. » 2/07/12 10:00am 2/07/12 10:00am

Wachowskis Teaming Up With Natalie Portman for a Space Epic?

Natalie Portman was supposed to star in Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity before she dropped out and was replaced by Sandra Bullock. But now that Portman is coming back from her maternity break, she's reportedly considering starring in another spacey movie — the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending. Or at least, the Wachowskis are… » 1/05/12 11:38am 1/05/12 11:38am

The Rightest and Wrongest Spoilers of 2011!

Everyday, we sift through all the crazy rumors and speculation to bring you the morning's spoilers. In the past year, we've found some gems of real well as some truly magnificent loads of nonsense. Here are the year's best. Warning: Some of these things are still spoilers! » 12/30/11 3:37pm 12/30/11 3:37pm

Scientists say they're getting closer to Matrix-style instant learning

What price effortless learning? In a paper published in the latest issue of Science, neuroscientists say they've developed a novel method of learning, that can cause long-lasting improvement in tasks that demand a high level of visual performance. » 12/12/11 11:42am 12/12/11 11:42am

10 Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Must Never Have…

This Friday, the prequel to The Thing comes out, and we're going to get to find out all about what happened before John Carpenter's totally self-contained movie. Will Hollywood never stop tacking on prequels to the beginning of movies that don't need them? Probably not. » 10/11/11 10:49am 10/11/11 10:49am

The Matrix: Reloaded was a bigger letdown than Star Wars: The Phantom…

Most authorities seem to believe that Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace was a bigger disappointment than The Matrix: Reloaded. The Phantom Menace scored 61% on the Tomatometer, with a 65% audience rating. The Matrix: Reloaded scored 74% on the Tomatometer, with a 74% audience rating. » 10/10/11 10:27am 10/10/11 10:27am

Hand-painted Russian scifi and fantasy movie posters will make your…

Painted movie posters rules, particularly when they take gonzo creative liberties with the films' plots, as Ghanaian and Thai posters sometimes do. » 10/08/11 2:20pm 10/08/11 2:20pm

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