Transgender filmmaker Lana Wachowski to direct ‘The Matrix 4′

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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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Rotten Tomatoes releases the Top 10 LGBTQ TV shows for Pride month

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In celebration of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes has released a list with the highest-rated LGBTQ movies and TV shows from the 2010’s. Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer” determined the top 10 for each category. The list curated showcases the best TV shows and films that tell the stories of the LGBTQ community.

For those unfamiliar, the Tomatometer score is based on “the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes website. For each movie or show individually, a minimum of five reviews need to be done before an official Tomatometer score can be determined. A rating can be considered “Fresh” or “Certified Fresh.” “Fresh” means that at least 60 percent of reviews are positive, and “Certified Fresh” means the movie or TV show needs a steady score of at least 75 percent. However, to be “Certified Fresh” a film with wide release needs a minimum of 80 reviews, films with limited release need a minimum of 40 reviews and individual seasons of a TV show need to have a minimum of 20 reviews.

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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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“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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Netflix cancels sci-fi drama ‘Sense8’

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Netflix has canceled sci-fi drama “Sense8” after a two-season run, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Created by transgender sister team Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, the series followed eight strangers around the world who found themselves psychically interconnected. The cast included Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Angel Silvestre and Brian J. Smith.

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Netflix drops ‘Sense8’ season two trailer

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Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming second season of “Sense8.”

The trailer shows the Sense8 members becoming closer and learning more about their mental connection to each other. The eight are still under threat by the organization Whispers who consider the Sense8 crew, “a threat to secrecy.”

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