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Netflix Comings and Goings For November Include Plenty of Geek Offerings and So Many Originals

Check out November's comings and goings on Netflix!

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10 Characters From Sci-Fi We Never Want to Meet

We're more than grateful that these villains are fictitious.

Science fiction is full of dastardly villains and terrifying creatures, but these ten characters from movies, books, and TV are the worst of the worst.

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The Matrix “Reboot” Apparently Not a Remake, a Distinction That Could Mean Great Things

Let go of your fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.

I don't see a need for a remake of The Matrix, but I'm also not a believer in the idea that remakes "ruin childhoods" as anything other than a tired joke. While a Matrix remake wouldn't bother me, since I can just go back and watch the original yet another time, I'm legitimately excited to hear the prospective writer, Zak Penn, say that the "reboot" will relaunch the franchise by telling a different story within the same universe, rather than the same story over again.

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Big Shocker Here: There’s a Matrix Reboot in the Works


It looks like Warner Bros. is about to reboot the groundbreaking franchise.

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Decoding the Transgender Matrix: The Matrix as a Transgender Coming Out Story

Neo is the One.

A couple of days ago, I saw a video claiming that The Matrix was a transgender coming out film. I hadn’t watched The Matrix in years, but this struck a chord in me. It felt right. I found my old DVD of the movie and started live-tweeting the main transgender themes from the first Matrix movie. Let's go a bit more in-depth than 140 characters.

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Lilly Wachowski Acknowledges Re-Examination of The Matrix With Lens Focused on Transness

Lilly Wachowski acknowledges this trend of people going back and reviewing the Wachowski siblings' work with a lens that takes their transness into account.

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Things We Saw Today: Petition for Squirrel Girl to Get Her Own Netflix Show

Could Squirrel Girl be the next Marvel superhero with a Netflix show? One fan thinks so, and they've started a petition to try and get it off the ground--even adding that they think writer and producer Jane Espenson would be the perfect choice to serve as showrunner. I will never say no to more Squirrel Girl in every medium possible.

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Strong Female Characters are Rarely Strong and Barely Characters

No character is capable of achieving that level of complexity while written under the assumption that a female character becomes more interesting by giving them typically masculine traits.

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Google’s Secret Interviews Seek Employees in Matrix-Like Fashion

Blue button, or orange button?

Next time you're searching programming terms on Google, Google may just offer you a job. That is, if you go down their rabbit hole and prove that you know what you're doing.

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


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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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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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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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Heroes of Sci-Fi and Their True Loves


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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