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Ontario Woman Defrauded Of $2,700 By Fake Keanu Reeves Account

  • ET Canada
Police say a woman in Hamilton Township was duped out of nearly $3,000 by someone claiming to be Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves. Northumberland County Opp say last month the woman began communicating with a person on Twitter she believed was Reeves, the star of movies such as “The Matrix” series, “John Wick” and “Speed.” The individual claimed he was […]
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The 20 Best Film Directors Who Came to TV in the 21st Century

The 20 Best Film Directors Who Came to TV in the 21st Century
While in recent years we’ve seen plenty of crossover between the film and television worlds, there have been a number of film directors whose engagement with this quasi-new medium has been truly groundbreaking, as they’ve found TV to be a far more creatively satisfying place than film. Thus, while they still may actively work in film from time to time, their TV efforts have proved unforgettable.

For the record, because we limited this to the 21st century, directors Nicole Holocenfer, Mimi Leder, David Lynch, and Tommy Schlamme were ineligible. But their accomplishments cannot be undersold.

Susanne Bier

Oscar winner Susanne Bier made her American television debut with the stylish and sexy John le Carré miniseries “The Night Manager.” Unlike Tomas Alfredson’s barren aesthetic for the Carré film “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,” Bier opted instead to bring a golden-hued sensuality to nearly every frame of her Carré vision.
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The 20 Best Film Directors Who Came to TV in the 21st Century

  • Indiewire
The 20 Best Film Directors Who Came to TV in the 21st Century
While in recent years we’ve seen plenty of crossover between the film and television worlds, there have been a number of film directors whose engagement with this quasi-new medium has been truly groundbreaking, as they’ve found TV to be a far more creatively satisfying place than film. Thus, while they still may actively work in film from time to time, their TV efforts have proved unforgettable.

For the record, because we limited this to the 21st century, directors Nicole Holocenfer, Mimi Leder, David Lynch, and Tommy Schlamme were ineligible. But their accomplishments cannot be undersold.

Susanne Bier

Oscar winner Susanne Bier made her American television debut with the stylish and sexy John le Carré miniseries “The Night Manager.” Unlike Tomas Alfredson’s barren aesthetic for the Carré film “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,” Bier opted instead to bring a golden-hued sensuality to nearly every frame of her Carré vision.
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Laurence Fishburne Is Working On A Secret Marvel Project

As Morpheus in The Matrix movies, Laurence Fishburne crossed the divide between the real world and virtual reality. Nowadays, he’s doing something similar once again – by having a foot in both the Marvel and DC superhero universes. From 2013’s Man of Steel onward, Fishburne plays Perry White, the chief of the Daily Planet, in the Dceu. Beginning with 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp though, the actor will appear in the McU, too, as the giant-sized superhero Bill Foster/Goliath.

Just because he’s not enough of a sci-fi/geek icon already though, Fishburne has now revealed that he has another project with Marvel in the bag. According to him, it’s something he pitched to the studio himself which he hopes will “change the world.” However, it has encountered problems, with “a lot of legal red tape” preventing it from moving ahead right away.

“I’m developing something else
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The importance of cats in horror cinema

Mark Harrison Oct 31, 2017

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This feature contains broad spoilers for several horror movies featuring cats, including Alien, Cat People, Drag Me To Hell, Fallen, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Pet Sematary and The Voices.

The relationship between humans and cats over time has given way to a number of cultural impressions and outright superstitions. Ancient Egyptians associated them with gods. In the Middle Ages, they were linked with witches and killed en masse, which probably hastened the spread of the Black Plague through the rodent population. And in the modern day, it's interchangeably lucky or not if a black cat crosses your path.

Like anything with such a wide array of symbolic links, movies have presented cats as characters in different ways over the years. It's their abiding association with the supernatural – whether as an omen
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‘The Matrix’ Code’s Hidden Meaning Has Been Revealed, and There’s Something Fishy About It

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‘The Matrix’ Code’s Hidden Meaning Has Been Revealed, and There’s Something Fishy About It
If you’ve ever wondered what that green text in “The Matrix” really meant, prepare for an answer that’s almost as anticlimactic as the third movie in the Wachowskis’ sci-fi trilogy: sushi. That’s according to production designer Simon Whiteley, who designed the “digital rain” but had his work go uncredited.

“I like to tell everybody that The Matrix’s code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes,” Whiteley tells CNet in a new interview. He says he scanned the characters from his wife’s Japanese cookbooks and, “without that code, there is no Matrix.” Whoa.

Whether Whiteley also lobbied to have Keanu Reeves’ famous “I know kung fu,” declaration replaced with “I know how to make a spicy tuna roll,
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Secret Behind The Matrix Code Finally Revealed

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Secret Behind The Matrix Code Finally Revealed
The Wachowski siblings' 1999 breakthrough film The Matrix was not only a huge critical and commercial hit, but it also helped revolutionize the way movies are made, in a number of different ways. One of the most unique elements of the movie is The Matrix code itself, which is basically comprised of a perpetual stream of neon green icons running down vertically over a black screen. While we wait for more on the controversial and impending Matrix reboot, the creator of the actual Matrix code reveals that it was based on Japanese food recipes.

The franchise has been in the news this year after Warner Bros. announced a new project which was described as a Matrix prequel. Simon Whiteley was the man who designed and created The Matrix code, who got his start in the movie business designing the opening title sequence for the 1995 smash hit Babe. While his role as
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Zak Penn Says New ‘The Matrix’ Movie Is Happening But Also Not Happening

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Zak Penn Says New ‘The Matrix’ Movie Is Happening But Also Not Happening
Earlier this year, Warner Bros. took the red pill, plugged in, and decided to reboot “The Matrix” franchise. The move has hardly a surprise. The studio has been trying to figure out how to get that mega-property back out into the world for years, and had even considered a TV series at one point. As it stands, Zak Penn (“The Avengers,” “Ready Player One”) is writing the movie, but don’t call it a reboot.
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‘Replicas’ Panel at Nycc 2017 Ventures into ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Bill & Ted’ Territory

  • Slash Film
‘Replicas’ Panel at Nycc 2017 Ventures into ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Bill & Ted’ Territory
How many times can we see the Frankenstein concept of bringing back dead people play out on the big screen, you ask? Short answer: countless times. Keanu Reeves is starring in Replicas, the latest in a long line of films, mostly told from a male perspective mind you, which tampers with death and recreation. If […]

The post ‘Replicas’ Panel at Nycc 2017 Ventures into ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Bill & Ted’ Territory appeared first on /Film.
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What Keanu Reeves Really Knows About The Matrix 4

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What Keanu Reeves Really Knows About The Matrix 4
Word had been quiet on the project over the past few months, but Warner Bros. is working on some sort of a reboot of The Matrix. It has been said that they aren't going to remake the original Matrix movie or anything like that, but a new Matrix movie is in the works to some degree. One can't bring up The Matrix without immediately thinking of Keanu Reeves. Though, when it comes to this new movie, don't ask him about it, because he doesn't know anything.

The actor appeared at New York Comic-Con in order to promote his upcoming sci-fi movie Replicas. IGN was on the ground at the event and was in attendance for the panel. During the Q&A portion of the panel, Keanu Reeves took some time to talk a bit about some other projects he's working on. And in this case, one he's most definitely not working on.
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Keanu Reeves Doesn’t Know Anything About The Matrix Reboot

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that makes a mark on the world so indelible that it can never be touched again. In 1999, The Matrix was that movie. Written and directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, the action sci-fi blockbuster took giant, complex themes about the nature of reality, and poured them into story of heroism and self-discovery – led by Keanu Reeves as Neo, or The One.

In recent months, there’s been a notable glitch in the fandom of The Matrix, since Warner Bros. began to indicate its intention to revisit the franchise in some way, which would involve screenwriter Zak Penn – and we now have a response from Keanu Reeves on the issue.

Attending the New York Comic Con to discuss his upcoming film Replicas, Reeves spent some time taking questions from the audience – and one of those questions asked for his thoughts on the
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V For Vendetta Is Reportedly Being Adapted For TV

Ironically for a writer who notoriously hates having his work adapted, the comics of Alan Moore just keep being brought to the screen. Sometimes they’re awful (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), sometimes they’re middling (Constantine), but on occasion they’re just plain awesome, like 2006’s V For Vendetta.

11 years since the smart, politically-aware dystopian story was last put to film, news has arrived that suggests it could be making its way to the screen again, this time on TV. According to Bleeding Cool, their industry sources have informed them that British network Channel 4 are working on a new TV series based on Moore’s original comic.

That’s about all we know for now, but it seems that the television version would likely hue closer to the graphic novel than the film, which was largely faithful but made some significant changes here and there. For one, it
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5 Ways ‘Blade Runner’ Changed the Look of Sci-Fi Forever

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5 Ways ‘Blade Runner’ Changed the Look of Sci-Fi Forever
Over the last 50 years of filmmaking, there are very few films that have influenced modern filmmaking like Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner.” Unlike other landmark films that changed Hollywood – ranging from “Easy Rider to “Jaws” – Ridley Scott’s 1982 film was a box office disappointment. Of course, the lasting impact of “Blade Runner” was also quite different than these films that became instant cultural phenomenons.

“‘Blade Runner’ is simply one of those cinematic drugs, that when I first saw it, I never saw the world the same way again,” said Guillermo del Toro told one interviewer, when describing why “Blade Runner” was one of his five favorite films of all-time.

Del Toro wasn’t alone. For a whole generation of filmmakers – including the cinematographers, productions designers and visual effects artists – a direct line can be drawn between “Blade Runner” and the imagery of modern sci-fi movie. In the 35 years in which
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Tim Roth on 'Tin Star,' Tarantino and Tupac

Tim Roth on 'Tin Star,' Tarantino and Tupac
Skinheads, hit men, cops, criminals, cops-posing-as-criminals, princes, junkies, executioners, politicians, supervillains, an 18th-century fop, a 19th-century impressionist painter and a 21st-century psychotic chimp – you name it, and there's an extremely good chance that Tim Roth has played it. The 56-year-old British actor has the sort of varied, overstuffed resumé that suggests a reserved spot in the steadily-working-character-actor canon, and has not one but two projects hitting TV screens at the moment: Tin Star, an Amazon thriller that about an expat cop living in Canada that starts as a quirky fish-out-of-water
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‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Gets May 2019 Release Date

‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Gets May 2019 Release Date
Lionsgate has set a release for the Keanu Reeves action movie “John Wick: Chapter 3.” The film is expected to hit theaters on May 17, 2019 — the first title to land on the date.

The franchise has been a success for the studio with a combined $260 million in worldwide grosses and Lionsgate executives have indicated in recent months that they were planning a third movie. Both films were directed by Chad Stahelski from scripts written by Derek Kolstad with Reeves portraying a retired hitman seeking vengeance for the killing of his puppy, a gift from his late wife.

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How ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Pulled Off a ‘Matrix’ Reunion With Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne

Both John Wick movies featured elaborate stunts and an impressive body count as Reeves fended off numerous gunmen out to do him in. The second film featured a “Matrix” reunion with Laurence Fishburne starring. Reeves and Fishburne starred in all three “Matrix” films as
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Lionsgate Buys Sandra Bullock Thriller ‘Vigilance’

Lionsgate Buys Sandra Bullock Thriller ‘Vigilance’
Lionsgate has purchased U.S. distribution rights to “Vigilance,” an action thriller with Sandra Bullock.

The deal was announced out of the Toronto International Film Festival. “Vigilance” follows an American who gets a job at a London armored car company that was the target of a robbery. Her motivations for working there grow more mysterious and tangled.

Bullock most recently starred in “Our Brand Is Crisis,” a box office flop that premiered at Toronto in 2015. Her other credits include the hits “Gravity” and “The Heat,” as well as her Oscar-winning turn in “The Blind Side.”

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Josef Wladyka (“Narcos”) will direct the picture. Joel Silver, the producer of “The Matrix,” “Lethal Weapon,” and “Die Hard” franchises, is overseeing the production. Despite his earlier run of successes, Silver has had a rough spell of late, with recent films such as “The Nice Guys” and
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The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? The Matrix Screens Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“Never send a human to do a machine’s job.”

The Matrix plays midnights this weekend (September 15th and 16th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers 9now sisters), The Matrix (1999) was a hug hit – a high-tech, edge-of-your-seat, heart-pounding sci-fi action thriller, that everyone went back to see a second time to understand what the heck was going on! The Matrix talks about a future like no other, so technologically advanced that we don’t know if it’s real or not. Everyone is in the middle of a simulated reality to subdue the human population. A computer hacker, under the name of “Neo”, portrayed by Keanu Reeves, is drawn into this rebellion, and fight off against the machines. I’m a fan of big sci-fi action thrillers that make you pay attention throughout. The Matrix
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Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Reunite for Destination Wedding

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Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Reunite for Destination Wedding
It's the reunion we've waited a lifetime for. Well, not really. The usually stellar Keanu Reeves and the always welcome Wynona Ryder first appeared together in one of Revees' most critically derided and divisive movies. One his most hardcore fans find hard to defend. Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. Now, the pair are ready to give the world another taste of their unique chemistry, and it allows both actors to return to a genre they long ago abandoned, the romantic comedy. This is actually pretty exciting.

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter Two) and Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Winona Ryder (Girl Interrupted, Stranger Things) will star in Victor Levin's (5 to 7) comedy Destination Wedding, from Levin's original script. Sunshine Pictures' Gail Lyon is producing with Two Camel Films' Elizabeth Dell. Robert Jones is producing for The Fyzz Facility, which is fully financing the film.
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Winona Ryder And Keanu Reeves To Star In Destination Wedding

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Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter Two) and Academy Award® Nominee and Golden Globe® Winner Winona Ryder (Girl Interrupted, Stranger Things) will star in Victor Levin’s (5 to 7) comedy Destination Wedding, from Levin’s original script. Sunshine PicturesGail Lyon is producing with Two Camel Films’ Elizabeth Dell. Robert Jones is producing for The Fyzz Facility, which is fully financing the film. Elevated’s Cassian Elwes and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey are executive producing. Principal photography recently wrapped in central California.

Destination Wedding tells the story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, both pariahs at this affair, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves. But to act on those feelings would be to trust hope over experience, a foolish choice indeed.

Destination Wedding sees Reeves and Ryder renew a fan-favorite on-screen partnership that began with
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