The Matrix

This 1999 cyber fantasy starring Laurence Fishburne and man-boy Keanu Reeves is an impressive visual trip. Directors Larry and Andy Wachowski turn the world as we know it into a virtual-reality landscape with a tech-noir look (lit with a sickly green hue, like the glow of an old IBM computer screen). With the help of fight choreographer Yuen Wo Ping, Fishburne and Reeves become kung fu masters in a cyberdojo in a marvelous sequence that combines the ballet elegance and furious moves of Hong Kong movies with computer effects and tricked-up camera work. (R) SEAN AXMAKER

Fri., Jan. 23, 11:59 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 24, 11:59 p.m., 2009

 
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