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Hollywood’s Big Risks: 28 Daring Studio Films from the Last 15 Years

[Editor’s note: This gallery was originally published in November 2018 and has been updated accordingly]Hollywood studios have become so dependent over the last decade on comic book films and mind-numbing tentpoles attached to pre-existing IP that it can feel like a minor miracle any time a major studio breaks the mold.Whether it’s “Crazy Rich Asians” […]

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Chinese Nationalists Threaten ‘Matrix’ Boycott After Keanu Reeves Backs Tibet

“The Matrix Resurrections” has breathed new life into a political debate.On January 27, Chinese nationalists threatened to boycott the fourth installment of the “Matrix” franchise after star Keanu Reeves joined the Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert in March.“Resurrections,” which had its U.S. premiere December 18, has already grossed $12.3 million after a 14-day release in […]

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The Real Reason Jessica Henwick Turned Down A Role In Shang-Chi

If you’ve already re-entered the Matrix this week, you know Jessica Henwick’s Bugs is on her way to becoming a fan-favorite character within the sci-fi franchise. In “The Matrix Resurrections,” blue-haired Bugs is a rebellious new leader who has a special connection to Neo (Keanu Reeves) and his simulation alter ego, Thomas Anderson. Henwick recently […]

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How to Watch ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ from Home

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Ready to re-enter the Matrix? “The Matrix Resurrections” premiered in movie theaters and on HBO Max December 22, just […]

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So Is The Matrix Online Still Canon Or Not?

This article contains major spoilers for “The Matrix Resurrections.”In the mid-to-late 2000s, after the back-to-back sequels “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” landed in 2003, the mythology and world of “The Matrix” carried on in an Mmorpg (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) that was appropriately dubbed “The Matrix Online.” The idea behind this game […]

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Why Agents In The Matrix Resurrections Don’t Look Like You’d Expect

This post contains spoilers for “The Matrix Resurrections.”In “The Matrix Resurrections,” the simulated reality inside the Matrix has undergone some changes since moviegoers last caught up with it around the turn of the millennium. One of those changes relates to the antagonistic Agents and the nature of their appearance.When viewers first entered the Matrix back in […]

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The Matrix Resurrections review – drained of life by the Hollywood machine

Keanu Reeves is back as cyberpunk icon Neo but fans of the original will find this cynical reboot a bitter pill to swallowEighteen years after what we thought was the third and final Matrix film, The Matrix Revolutions, Lana Wachowski has directed a fourth: The Matrix Resurrections. But despite some ingenious touches the boulder has […]

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‘I want to get as much done as I can’: Keanu Reeves on poetry, grief and making the most of every minute

He is one of Hollywood’s hardest working and well-liked actors. As the next instalment of his epic Matrix series hits the big screen, Tom Lamont meets the famously thoughtful starKeanu Reeves covers his face with both hands. Long bands of the actor’s straggly, jet-black hair flit from side to side as he shakes his cradled […]

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‘The Matrix Resurrections’ First Reactions: Bold Hollywood Sequel or Meta Headache?

“The Matrix Resurrections” has finally screened for press, industry, and other lucky viewers, and first reactions to the sequel from director Lana Wachowski are pouring in. This is not only the last major movie premiere to round out this year’s winter season, it’s also the first “Matrix” film since 2003’s “The Matrix Revolutions,” and the […]

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