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Golden Trailer Awards: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Takes Best of Show Honor (Exclusive)

The 2022 Golden Trailer Awards, honoring the best in Hollywood movie and TV/streaming series previews, has given its Best of Show trophy to Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick. Tom Cruise’s Maverick was also awarded for best summer 2022 blockbuster trailer and best action trailer. The Golden Fleece prize, given as recognition for making a bad […]

Rammstein Singer, ‘Matrix’ Producer Sign Pro-Russian, Anti-War Petition

A group of film, television and music industry figures, among them The Matrix: Resurrections producer Grant Hill, Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) and Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann, have signed a petition condemning Vladimir Putin’s “war of aggression” in Ukraine and calling for an immediate end to the conflict. What sets the petition, posted on […]

‘Black Widow,’ ‘CODA,’ ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Zola’ Among Films to Earn ReFrame Stamp

Twenty-eight of the 100 most popular films from 2021 have received a ReFrame Stamp, marking a slight dip from 2020’s record when 29 films qualified as gender-balanced productions. The list, announced today by ReFrame and IMDbPro, is based on an analysis of data provided by IMDbPro, including a list of the 100 most popular films, which […]

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Sound Editors on Deciding How Much Homage to Pay to Original Film

The Wachowskis’ 1999 sci-fi classic The Matrix won four Academy Awards, including for its sound and sound effects editing. Two decades later, its Oscar-winning supervising sound editor and designer Dane A. Davis returned for the Lana Wachowski-helmed The Matrix Resurrections. A key question for Davis was how much to pay homage to the original. “That […]

MPSE Golden Reel Awards Nominations Announced

The Motion Picture Sound Editors has revealed the nominations for its 69th annual Golden Reel Awards in categories spanning feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment and student productions. The awards will be presented March 13 during a virtual event due to COVID-19. Dune, The Matrix Resurrections, Nightmare Alley and A Quiet Place Part II lead […]

China Box Office: ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Underwhelms With $7.5M Opening

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s The Matrix Resurrections got off to an inauspicious start at China’s box office over the weekend, securing top spot but earning just $7.5 million from Friday to Sunday. Lana Wachowski’s film, the fourth in The Matrix franchise, was weighed down in China by rampant piracy and a poor reception among […]

Keanu Reeves’ Latest Act of Generosity: Treating Friends, Family and Co-Workers to San Fran Getaway for ‘Matrix’ Premiere

One needn’t search far or wide to find examples of Keanu Reeves’ generosity. As one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, the 57-year-old is said to be generous with his good fortunes, donating millions to charity and regularly coming through with impressive wrap gifts. (He doled out Harley-Davidson motorcycles to members of The Matrix Reloaded stunt […]

‘Matrix Resurrections’ VFX Supervisor on “Fear and Apprehension” Rebooting the Franchise

The uniqueness of the Oscar-winning visual effects in 1999’s The Matrix, particularly its signature “bullet time” effect, has become iconic, and so it’s not a surprise that two decades later, The Matrix Resurrections VFX supervisor Dan Glass experienced plenty of “fear and apprehension” over the planned fourth edition to the Wachowski siblings’ sci-fi classic. “It’s […]

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man’ Soars Past $600M Domestically; ‘King’s Man’ Beats ‘Matrix’

Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home rang in 2022 in style, earning another $52.7 million over New Year’s weekend to become the 10th biggest film in history at the domestic box office after collecting $609.9 million through Sunday, not adjusted for inflation. Globally, the webslinger has set a slew of records, including becoming the […]

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Box Office Crosses $500M Domestically in First for Sony

Year-end blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the first film in the history of Sony Pictures to cross the $500 million mark at the domestic box office. The tentpole, made in association with Marvel Studios, achieved the milestone on Tuesday after earning another $24.8 million on Monday to bring its 11-day domestic total to […]

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Encourages Audience Division

[This story contains spoilers for The Matrix Resurrections] “After all these years, to be going back to where it all started, back to The Matrix.” But the reality is, if there is such a straightforward term within this world, you can’t go back, only forward. Lana Wachowski’s sequel, The Matrix Resurrections, which follows the events […]

Jonathan Groff on ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ and Why ‘Mindhunter’ Was Like the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls

[This story contains spoilers for The Matrix Resurrections] One could say that Jonathan Groff was “oblivious” to the Matrix Resurrections role he was up for until he eventually received one of the most exciting calls of his career from filmmaker Lana Wachowski. Despite auditioning with scenes that would later belong to Neil Patrick Harris’ The Analyst […]