Critics seem unsure whether Sense8 is a masterpiece, a disaster, or both. But it’s still a game-changer—pushing the limits of narrative, and testing genre fiction’s patriarchal worldview for weak points. And with a concept that revolves around empathy and personhood, it’s also a great Philip K. Dick tribute.
It seems to be a law of the Internet that, whenever someone mentions the Wachowskis’ 1999 film The Matrix, someone must inevitably snarks, “It’s a shame they never made any sequels.” Sure, the first sequel, The Matrix Reloaded, never reaches the heights of its predecessor, but it also isn’t worth tossing aside.
Sense8, the mysterious new show from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, goes up tomorrow on Netflix. We’ve seen the first three episodes... and we’re still not sure what the show is about. No real spoilers here, because we would have to understand what’s going on to spoil anything.
The Wachowskis making any TV series at all would be intriguing, but a show co-created by Babylon 5’s J. Michael Straczynski, all about eight strangers who mysteriously become mentally and emotionally linked to each other? Well, that’s a show we need to check out — and here’s our first look.
Jupiter Ascending isn't just a mediocre film. It's also self-indulgent, and in love with its own excesses. It's like the sick love-child of Zardoz and Fifth Element. But what's really odd about Jupiter is that it wants to criticize opulence and selfishness, and yet it's a movie that thinks "more" is always "better."
Warner Bros. is clearly worried about Jupiter Ascending. Sure, it looks gorgeous, but it also looks so damn weird — which is presumably why WB released this three-minute trailer just a week before the film's release which seems to explain everything that's going to happen in the movie, in chronological order.
The early trailers for the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending have always looked impressive, but they seemed like they wanted to bludgeon people into theaters by assaulting them with an overabundance of chaotic scifi/CG action. But this third trailer is the first one to makes me want to see the movie.
The trailers for Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis' wild-and-demented space opera collision, have looked pretty fun but also somewhat goofy. But today at Comic-Con, we saw a ton of footage, and we're pretty much sold on the humor, the incredibly creative action, and yes, the "chosen one" storyline.
Seriously, this film is busy. There are space princesses, space elves, space ships, space real estate issues, some kind of space dragon, a space Sean Bean — no wonder the movie was pushed back seven months to work on the special effects. It probably took 'em two months just to do the SFX for this new trailer.
We finally have a cast for the show, which is expected to be on Netflix next year. And there are a lot of familiar names on the list.
The Wachowski's latest international trailer for their expansive space adventure Jupiter Ascending is stuffed with all sorts of new space beasties. Watch as Channing Tatum slams a little pink monster, and rides a giant winged beast!
We liked the look of the first teaser trailer for the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending, a few months ago — but this full-length trailer is just packed with awesome gear, cool fight scenes, amazing visuals... and one hell of a fairytale twist.
Some details about Andy and Lana Wachowski's super secretive new Netflix series Sense8 have finally surfaced. And this new series, created in collaboration with Babylon 5's J. Michael Straczynski, sounds kind of incredible.
Mila Kunis plays two badass women, in the first trailer for the Wachowskis' insane new space adventure, Jupiter Ascending. Featuring some insane eye candy, and Channing Tatum as a master assassin with pointy ears.
It's the height of summer movie season, which means that action movies are blowing up all over. And that makes this the perfect time to revisit some advice from John Rogers, creator of Leverage and writer of the new webcomic Arcanum. Here, he explains why you should never write an action scene. Ever.
There's an awful lot going on in Cloud Atlas, the time-spanning, super-ambitious movie that's out on DVD and Blu-ray today. Six time periods, tons of characters, the same actors playing different characters, all cutting back and forth. So here's a super handy chart and some featurettes from the DVD, to explain it to…
Oh my god we did NOT expect the Wachowskis' new movie Jupiter Ascending to look like some sort of Marie Antoinette white party from the future (with evil puppy guards). But holy hell, it sure looks bananas. And we're really, really excited.
Wondering what the deal is with the Wachoski siblings' next scifi project Jupiter Ascending? We were too, which is why we're glad Warner Bros. finally released the movie's official synopsis:
Holy smokes. Netflix has announced that they're making a scifi TV series titled Sense8. Now, seeing as Netflix's original TV series have genuinely done all right for themselves — e.g., the critically acclaimed House of Cards and the rather anticipated Arrested Development continuation — that would be pretty great news…
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…