Transgender filmmaker Lana Wachowski to direct ‘The Matrix 4′

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Lana Wachowski. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Lana Wachowski will direct the fourth installment of “The Matrix ” films series with the original stars, Keanu Reeves (Neo) and Carrie-Ann Moss (Trinity), Variety reports. The filmmaker could become the first transgender director to helm a blockbuster film.

Lana and her sister, Lilly Wachowski, co-wrote and directed “The Matrix” trilogy which released its first film in 1999. The trilogy earned $1.6 billion globally, according to Variety.

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‘Sense8’ announces finale release date

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: ‘Sense 8.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

“Sense8” will wrap up its story in a two-hour finale that will be released on June 8 on Netflix.

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Netflix releases first look at ‘Sense8’ finale

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Netflix has released a first look at the two-hour “Sense8” finale special.

The video shows behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the cast and clips of the cast meeting fans all around the world.

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Canceled ‘Sense8’ gets two-hour series finale special

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Netflix has announced that “Sense8” will return from cancellation for a two-hour series finale in 2018.

The streaming service posted a video on Twitter making the big announcement. “Sense8” was canceled in June after two seasons with a major cliffhanger.

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Second Wachowski sibling comes out as transgender

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four years after Matrix filmmaker Lana Wachowski revealed she was transgender, her sibling and filmmaking partner, formerly known as Andy Wachowski, has also come out as transgender, and her name is Lilly, according to a statement posted March 8 on the websites of the Windy City Times and advocacy group GLAAD.

In her statement, the Chicago-born director — known for the richly constructed worlds of the Matrix series, V for Vendetta and Cloud Atlas — said she had already come out to family, friends and colleagues.

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Screened Out – Jupiter Ascending

By : Stephen Miller
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Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean

What a very, very expensive piece of cheese! If you think about this movie afterwards – and I suggest you don’t – the galaxy-sized plot holes and unanswered questions will make you giggle! However, you get to see every penny of the $175 million budget. It wasn’t spent on a particularly original script. Or, obviously, an acting coach. In fact, if Oscar voters see this before casting this year’s ballot, Eddie Redmayne’s acting will guarantee Michael Keaton the win.

Not that Jupiter Ascending doesn’t have it’s own trashy D-list charm. It’s visually stunning – an all-out attack on the optic nerves. Every so often, it actually recognizes what unapologetic garbage it is and adds a Fifth Element level of humor.

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