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Never be afraid of robots? Perhaps we should be

...Interestingly, the movie I kept returning to in my mind is "The Matrix" specifcally "The Animatrix." In that film of short stories, one piece shows the world prior to the Matrix, and the war between humans. In that short film, we...
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Seeking out some new films on video

...happens in early spring. Sometimes surprisingly good movies appear during these bumper times of the year, i.e. "The Matrix" back in 1999, but generally it's a lot of movies like the ones out right now - "The Expendables 3," Teenage Mutant...
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Cal Thomas: Faith in government misplaced

...earnings and said the health care law is partially responsible.The "sound of inevitability," to quote from the film "The Matrix," can be heard across the Atlantic. The National Health Service (NHS) continues to sputter as its experiment in...
Cal Thomas: 'The Giver' a portent of what might be?

...higher purpose." It is "Brave New World" meets "The Matrix" with a dash of "The Stepford Wives" thrown in. In...The Chronicles of Narnia" series.At the end of "The Matrix," Neo says: "I didn't come here to tell you how...
Printmaker finds beauty in matrix

...more compelling than their prints. "The block is actually more beautiful," she said. "The thing often considered the matrix.... is the finished piece." "I think of these pieces as my version of brush and ink drawings. We all use the...
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PFC: 3 hits Soldotna Sports Center Their rematch at PFC: 3 felt a lot like those eerie moments of deja vu. It's the same feeling Neo had in "The Matrix" except instead of Agent Smith, it was Agent Rodriguez. During the bout Spooner tagged the champion with some timely...
Council shifts halibut to charters

...shifting quota in one direction." While generally happy the "matrix" of management measures has been dropped in favor of...varying levels of abundance. Charter operators argued the matrix was too inflexible, and that the rules and allocations...
'Skyline': The FX nerds shall inherit the Earth

...and best of all, look really alien -- bizarre and somehow unique, though much is stolen from other films, notably "The Matrix" and "Independence Day." There are some pretty spectacular shots in "Skyline," and it's a shame that everything...
'Legacy' glitters, but is it gold?

...This was kind of an issue in "The Matrix" as well, a movie that "Legacy...abandon. It's ironic, considering "The Matrix" is a direct descendent of the original...there you are. But at least in "The Matrix," the idea was that the programs...
Convoluted mess with clever casting

...going on. To me that suggests a director with very little confidence. You look at really good action movies, like "The Matrix," for example, and you see directors who step back and actually let you take in the scene. They don't have to use...


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