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The Matrix

  1. Dodge This: Marvel Casts The Matrix’s Carrie-Anne Moss For Netflix’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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  2. 50 Female-Directed Movies You Should Watch, Part 1: The Mainstream

    It's party time! Party time! Excellent!

    Welcome to day one of our week-long series of films by female directors. Today: Mainstream movies. All hail Wayne's World.

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  3. Brace Yourselves: Rumors Say The Matrix Is Getting a Prequel Trilogy

    Which pill do I take where this ends up being good news?

    The Matrix was a huge achievement in filmmaking both technically, visually, and in terms of story. The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions may not have been as bad as most people make them out to be, but let's just say the news of a Matrix prequel trilogy has us... cautiously optimistic.

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  4. Our Favorite 2014 Super Bowl Ads Both Aired and Unaired [Video]

    Great Moments in Advertising

    Whether or not you care about the Super Bowl, you probably know that it marks the airing of some of the best commercials and that companies spend a lot of effort and money to make an impression. We've collected our favorite Super Bowl commercials as well as a couple commercials that won't be aired during the game but are clearly related to it.  From Tom Hiddleston in a Jaguar commercial to the Muppets being awesome, there's a lot to love here.  On a related note, if you're going to watch the Super Bowl and you see any gross and sexist ads, you can always tweet about them with the hashtag #notbuyingit to tell the advertisers you're not interested in the way they sell things. And hey, if you were only going to watch for the ads, accept this as your excuse to spend your day doing something else. Commercials start after the jump!

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  5. Heroes of Sci-Fi and Their True Loves

    Awwwwww

    Rhett Hildebrandt used these graphics of sci-fi/fantasy OTPs (that's One True Pairing, y'all) to propose to his fiancée through social media (I'll let When Geeks Wed explain how). She said yes, but the drawings are still up on the internet for the rest of us to enjoy.

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  6. Why Have Only One Nerd Theme for Your Engagement Photos When You Can Have Four

    It's no secret that the internet loves a nerdy engagement or wedding photoshoot, but where some folks might stop at a Scott Pilgrim or The Matrix Theme Ace and Karla decided: why choose?

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  7. If Movie Posters Had Used the Film’s Working Title

    Oh Hollywood

    While some of these are humorously ironic (Captain America: The First Avenger), kind of adorable (The Avengers), some of these titles are just so completely nonsensical that seeing them dressed up in serious font with serious images is outright hilarious.

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  8. New Technique Hijacks Photosynthesis to Create Electricity From Plants

    Plants use energy from the Sun through photosynthesis, and humans use energy from the Sun through things like solar panels. A new technique created by researchers at the University of Georgia allows humans to get electricity from plants by hijacking the photosynthesis process. This research could someday lead to some very literal power plants.

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  9. Mom Tries To Explain The Matrix, Goes On Some Surprising Tangents

    we loled

    After watching this video of a mom trying to explain The Matrix, I'm convinced I must make my mom do the same. She's well-known for getting character names wrong when trying to describe a piece of media to me and I'm certain she'd be a YouTube hit. But I digress, Joe Nicolosi got there before me and his mom is a riot. (via HyperVocal) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  10. Agent Smith is Back, Has Job Shilling for GE Software

    Great Moments in Advertising

    I'm not going to leave you in suspense. There's no joke about humans being a disease, plague, cancer, or virus in here. They make a different reference, which I guess is fair, if less in character. Hugo Weaving, thank you for existing.

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  11. The Matrix, A League of Their Own Are Among This Year’s Additions to the National Film Registry

    Our Adorable Past

    Every year the Library of Congress picks 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" films for inclusion in their National Film Registry. It's a way to highlight the importance of preserving the United States' film heritage. It's also pretty much the only time you'll see a short documentary about 38 streets, businesses, and cities named Augusta on the same list as The Matrix.

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  12. Guinea Pig Turned Into Living Battery, The Matrix One Step Closer To Just Being Our Lives

    You may think of guinea pigs as just furry little machines designed to process alfalfa into poop, but they are so much more than that! They are furry little poop machines that also make convenient batteries, like potatoes, that have fur and squeal! It's not just them, either -- pretty much any mammal can be turned into a battery, courtesy of our highly conductive inner ears, meaning the plot of The Matrix just got more plausible.

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  13. Transformers Role Was “Meaningless” To Hugo Weaving, Has No Idea What’s Going On With The Hobbit

    There And Back Again

    Hugo Weaving has been in so many geek properties, he feels like an old friend. The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Captain America, and of course Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. He traveled back to Middle Earth for The Hobbit and admits he was just as clueless about the whole trilogy thing as we were but when asked about his time as Megatron in Michael Bay's Transformers, the actor declared the role meaningless. Why does this not surprise me? 

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  14. If We Are Living in the Matrix, Gosh Darnit, These Scientists Are Going to Find Out About It

    Real Or Not Real?

    A group of physicists thinks they've figured out a way to uncover whether we're living in the Matrix. No, really. A few years back Oxford professor Nick Bostrom put forth the idea that our world may be an advanced computer simulation, and now researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany have undertaken an experiment designed to let us know if that's true.

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  15. Saintly Icons of Women from Science Fiction Cinema

    eye candy

    Just this morning we showed you a saint turned into various pop culture icons, well here are some sci-fi icons made saintly by artist Jska Priebe, for her series STELLAR: The Women of Science Fiction. I'd seen her version of Ripley before, but had no idea it was merely a single part of a series. Believe it or not, you can buy prints of all of them at Priebe's store, and in the meantime, you can look at all of them right here.

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  16. Ben Affleck’s Made it Clear He’s Not Directing the Justice League Movie; Next Up? The Wachowskis

    Rumory

    It was rumored recently that Ben Affleck would be directing the eventual Justice League movie; Now, however, Affleck's responded to that rumor with a resounding "Nope," and we're left looking out at the cast of other possible directors that might be tapped for the project. Among the stronger of the contenders are Lana and Andy Wachowski, the sibling team behind The Matrix.

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  17. Things We Saw Today: Baby Jack Skellington

    Things We Saw Today

    My hope is that one day, this little guy realizes just how awesome this picture of him is. I also hope that he recreates it when he's 25. (via Fashionably Geek) ETA: Photo by Brittany and Benjamin Bentine of Locked Illusions Photography

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  18. 10 Drug Fueled Geek Adventures

    Power Grid

    Drugs. Who doesn’t like drugs? They can do somany things for your story. Your. Story. It can be a MacGuffin! A metaphor for religion! For fossil fuels! A statement on our increasingly medicated society! A lampshade hung on the question of how your characters stay awake all the time! A way of giving a certain character an emotionally revelatory experience! For your amusement, we present our ten (utterly subjectively chosen) favorite drug fueled geek adventures.

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  19. 10 Great Fictional Female Hackers

    Power Grid

    The secretly female computer whiz is such a common trope these days that I've almost come to expect it. Oooh, there's this super 1337 hacker who the whole male cast is in awe of, but they have no idea who they are and they need their help. Then, unexpectedly, the first time they meet, that hacker is totally a hot chick. Then, about half the time, there is sexual tension. But as tired as the reveal is, we have to admit that the trope itself has given us some of our favorite characters in movies, TV, and literature; obviously nerdy, intelligent girls who kick ass and sometimes get boys. It also goes hand in hand with our favorite anachronistic tech-films, but we'll get to that. Grab your 28.8k modem and join us for ten of our favorite lady hackers.

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  20. A 100% Improvement in The Matrix Reloaded

    And All Was Right With the World

    "Woah." (Thanks, T!)

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