Oh I’ve been waiting for this one a long time! At one point, we were supposed to get John Wick: Chapter 4 and The Matrix Resurrections at the same time — May 2021. Sadly, of course, the pandemic had other plans. But while Matrix was finally released last December, our buddy John Wick had to be pushed out over a year to March 2023. So is Mr. Wick finally back? Yeah. I’m thinking he’s back!Continue reading “New Trailer for ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Teases a Good Life or a Good Death”
Blade of the 47 Ronin hits Netflix today! Back in 2013, the original film, 47 Ronin, debuted in theaters to unfortunate critical reception and low box office grosses. Nevertheless it was a moment in which Keanu Reeves really first acknowledged/embraced his Asian roots on film. In that grand tradition, it seemed fitting to reboot the franchise, but in the hands of Asian filmmakers, including director and expert stunt choreographer, Ron Yuan. He was able to recruit two amazing folks to the cast, renowned actress, comedian, and outspoken creator Anna Akana, and famed stuntman, actor, and all around Power Ranger, Yoshi Sudarso.Continue reading “Staying Sharp with Anna Akana and Yoshi Sudarso from ‘Blade of the 47 Ronin’”
Congratulations! The Continental’s services will now be available to you starting in 2023! The shadowy world of assassins that was first brought to life in John Wick is now coming to a streaming service near you soon.Continue reading “‘The Continental’ Checks into Peacock”
Warner Bros.’ DC League of Super-Pets is a sweet, funny, and heartwarming story about the world from a pet’s point of view. The concept isn’t new. Plenty of films explore the relationships between a pet and its human owners. But director Jared Stern, who co-wrote the script with John Whittington, puts a playful twist on it by making it more about the pets rather than their superhero owners.Continue reading “‘DC League of Super-Pets’ is a Menagerie of Laughs and Heart”
Whoa! In a brilliant stroke of genius, WB formally announced via a new trailer that none other than Neo himself, Keanu Reeves, will be playing Batman in the upcoming animated feature DC League of Super-Pets.Continue reading “New Trailer for ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Signals ‘The One’”
Happy Lunar New Year everyone! As a new year of prosperity and fortune begins, our friends at WB and DC have teamed up to send us a very special greeting! To help usher in the festivities, are Ace the Bat-Hound and Krypto the Superdog from the upcoming DC League of Super Pets, coming to theaters May 20 this year!Continue reading “Happy Lunar New Year from ‘DC League of Super Pets’”
The Matrix is back, baby! Last week The Matrix Resurrections hit theaters and HBO Max just in time for the holidays. And our very own Lauren Lola shared her thoughts on the film in her spoiler free review here on the site. But now that everyone has seen it, it’s time to go deeper, and break down the film and all its kung-fu goodness!Continue reading “NOC Spoiler Chat: ‘The Matrix Resurrections’”
In February 2020, a month before the initial shelter-in-place order for California went into effect for the then yet-to-be-declared COVID-19 pandemic, filming began for the fourth installment of The Matrix film franchise on the streets of San Francisco. Thinly veiled under the code name Project Ice Cream, reports circled online of sightings of film locations from all over the city; including one tracked down by yours truly.Continue reading “Thoughts From Watching ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ For the First Time”
Part of the reason why the original Matrix movies hacked their way into our hearts has to do with the killer soundtrack featured in all three films. After all, it’s difficult to picture the iconic lobby shootout scene without the Propellerheads’ “Spybreak!” playing in the background. Or the thought of Neo flying into the sky without Rage Against the Machine accompanying the image. And in the grand tradition of those classic films, The Matrix Resurrections has tapped emerging artist, Quantrelle, to do a song for the film, that everyone can see next week, on December 22!Continue reading “New Song for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ from Emerging Artist Quantrelle Released”
In the world of The Matrix, déjà vu usually means that there’s a glitch. It occurs when something has been changed within the code of this machine-run world.Continue reading “Final Trailer for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Teases the Familiar and the Unprecedented”
What do you get when you cross Secret Life of Pets with the DC Universe? DC League of Super-Pets!Continue reading “New Trailer for ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ is Unleashed”
Next May, get ready to super-sit, super-stay, and super-roll over with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart! DC and Warner Animation’s upcoming animated romp, DC League of Super-Pets hits theaters next summer, and today DC and WB unveiled two new images for the upcoming animated comedy.Continue reading “New ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Images Reveal a Look at DC’s Top Dogs”
In the fourth sequel, he will come again! As you can tell, I’m having way too much fun finding biblical parallels throughout The Matrix (actually all Keanu Reeves projects). And today is no exception, as WB has just dropped a gorgeous new poster
of John Wick absolving his children of their sins for The Matrix Resurrections. The new film, serving as a reboot/sequel of sorts, comes to theaters and HBO Max this Christmas!
It’s been a little over a month now since the first trailer for the upcoming Matrix film, The Matrix Resurrections, came out. As we wait the time away for its December release, I decided to finish what I started over two years ago by watching the second and third films of the franchise.Continue reading “Thoughts and Reactions to Watching ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ for the First Time”
Two years ago, in the midst of the Keanussance, I took the red pill and didn’t look back when I watched The Matrix for the first time. It was an intense yet awesome first showing and it has since come to be one of my favorite films.Continue reading “Thoughts and Reactions to Watching ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ For the First Time”
Keith, Britney, and Dominic are back on Hard NOC Life to break down the new trailer for The Matrix Resurrections and tumble down the rabbit hole of Marvel movie speculation. They also give their thoughts on the latest episode of What If and the merits of Marvel Zombies.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 234: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole”
It’s finally here folks! After the crazy buzz from Cinema Con and a bit of Easter egg hunting from WhatIsTheMatrix.com, the trailer for the highly anticipated fourth Matrix film has dropped: The Matrix Resurrections!Continue reading “Whoa! Return to The Matrix with ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Trailer”
It’s coming folks! Ever since the buzz came out of Cinema Con two weeks ago the world has been beaming with anticipation to return to The Matrix!
And today, fans are going to get that chance, as WB just launched WhatIsTheMatrix.com and dropped the latest teaser poster for the film as well.Continue reading “New Teaser Website for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Launches”
In a survey conducted by The Asian American Man Study that asked “Who is the Asian American man you most admire and why,” the person with the second most votes was Bruce Lee.
The most votes went to “I don’t know/can’t think of one.”Continue reading “Number One Son: Tarantino’s Bruce Lee Disrespect is Not New in Hollywood”
For the third year in a row, Gold House officially kicks off AAPI Heritage Month by announcing their annual list of influential Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander leaders who have impacted the globe. Click here to check out the full 2020 list.
Hollywood, a new miniseries created and executive produced by Ryan Murphy, will be coming to Netflix this Friday. Audiences will both travel back in time to the 1940s and explore an alternative universe where a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers — who’re female, people of color, and/or LGBTQ — break into the business and dismantle the boundaries against them in the process.
Shawn Taylor makes his triumphant return to Hard NOC Life, joining Keith and Dominic as they break down the week in Nerd Pop.
There is currently renewed hype and interest for Keanu Reeves. The fact that he had three films come out over the course of a month — John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, Always Be My Maybe, and as of last Friday, Toy Story 4 — probably helps a lot.