Andy and Lana Watchowski's The Matrix is considered by many to be a modern classic that makes a viewer question the very essence of reality. For others, it is an overly violent movie that follows a couple of guys named Leo and Moshimo who use judo in an effort to beat out the matrix. Check out this amazing animated version of The Matrix based on one YouTube user's mom's description of the movie. watch the retelling >> Posted 05.02.13 by Mandy
Take a deep breath. You only need shot — make it count.
From Yoda to Morpheus to Professor Dumbledore there are plenty of iconic movie characters with a seemingly endless amount of wisdom to share. Load up on some profound silver-screen musings with this epic supercut from Superluminal805's YouTube page, and feel far more enlightened in only seven minutes. Watch the Supercut >> Posted 04.09.13 by reelz
"It's the robots' world, we just live in it...for now."
Any sci-fi fan knows that the first thing an artificial intelligence does when it becomes self-aware is plot the elimination of the imperfect human beings who created it. Yet, despite this obvious knowledge, the very government that is supposed to safeguard the lives, liberties and happy pursuits of Americans could be speeding us toward a real-world "Robopocalypse" by funding research for a project that aims to make computers more human-like by designing them to teach themselves. MORE >> Posted 03.29.13 by BrentJS
"Never send a human to do a machine's job."
When Star Wars (now titled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) debuted in May of 1977, it forever changed sci-fi — and Hollywood’s perception of the genre — with its epic fantasy story and groundbreaking technology. It quickly became the highest grossing movie of all time and garnered numerous accolades, winning six of the ten Academy Awards categories for which it was nominated. Star Wars continually ranks near the top of just about every movie list category out there, including our own recent Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970’s and ‘80s, as voted by you, the Reelz.com readers.
The long-awaited prequel trilogy that was launched in May of 1999 with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was a huge success for Lucasfilm, but, even though it boasted far superior special effects, it failed to make the same sort of impact on moviegoers as the original. Was Jar Jar Binks really the source of the ambivalence that many fans felt toward The Phantom Menace or was it that they had already had their minds blown by The Matrix, which opened two months prior? And how do the Star Wars prequels and The Matrix trilogy stack up against other sci-fi movies with next-level special effects like Avatar or more cerebral movies like Donnie Darko? Sit down, jack in and upload your choices of the best sci-fi movies from 1990 to today.
Rate the Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies (1990s - 2010s) >>
Posted 03.14.13 by BrentJS
If you're ready to take the red pill again and check out 1999's The Matrix but maybe don't have the full 136 minutes at your disposal, how about a minute? Thanks to the guys at IA4 Studios, there's a 60-second, animated "speedrun" remake of the hit movie (via io9) online, which quickly runs through the movie's highlights in a way that may be more satisfying than The Matrix's two sequels. watch the video >> Posted 03.12.13 by Ryan
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." — John Lennon
Some of the most imaginative films in motion picture history are inspired by, based on, or even take place within, dreams. This is not really that surprising considering comparisons between the two have been made since the birth of cinema, with Hollywood often referred to as the "dream factory." Psychologists have long noted that the collection of sounds and images that comprise both movies and dreams are heavily steeped in symbolism and latent content and that both experiences arouse similar psychological mechanisms in the participants.
Even the most pedestrian of movies are akin to dreams in the way that they transport us away from our everyday lives and allow us to experience people, places, events, and even emotions that might otherwise be foreign to us. But, the similarities between the two are never more apparent than when dreams are represented on screen. Pour yourself a nightcap or nice cup of chamomile tea, put on your PJs and help us rate the best movies about dreams.Rate the Top 10 Best Movies About Dreams >>
Posted 01.28.13 by BrentJS
Matt Mulholland is a comedian/singer/rapper who, according to his website, "makes funny videos and s---." Well that pretty much covers it. His newest video on the interwebs is the Lobby Scene from The Matrix, only he cuts out the audio and replaces it with an a cappella multi-track of his own voice, including guns that make "pew pew" noises. The only way to understand is to watch. Watch the video >> Posted 06.29.11 by reelz
Today's Challenge: It was on this weekend in 1999 that The Matrix opened in theaters. Ten years later, in 2009, it was Adventureland's opening weekend. Can you unlock the matrix and connect Keanu Reeves to Kristen Stewart?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 04.02.11 by reelz
We're well seasoned when it comes to suspending disbelief and buying into a fairly incredible premise. But as technology becomes more advanced, it seems movie storylines are becoming even more implausible and outrageous. Disney's Tron: Legacy follows an abandoned son (Garrett Hedlund) who is transported into a computer world in order to find his missing father (Jeff Bridges). Digitizing a human being and placing him in a cyberworld could be a difficult plot for audiences to swallow ... if they hadn't already bought it in the 1982 original.
But Tron isn't the only movie to proclaim that "technology can do anything." We look back on 10 movies that take technology to the limit — and then kept going and going.
Is your favorite on the list? >> Posted 12.17.10 by reelz
In Repo Men, Jude Law repossesses your artificial organs if you fail to keep up with your payments. Creeps you out, right? Just like any movie that suggests that your body, your mind, might not completely be yours to command.
In the following video feature, our Mighty Movie Geek takes a look at our five favorite "we own you" movies.
What'd you think? Did we miss your favorite? Drop us a comment below. Posted 03.21.10 by reelz