Head On (1998 film)
Head On is a 1998 Australian drama film directed by Ana Kokkinos. Based on the novel Loaded written by Christos Tsiolkas, it stars Alex Dimitriades as a young, repressed gay man of Greek descent living in inner city Melbourne; the film gained notoriety upon its release for its sexual explicitness, including a graphic masturbation scene performed by Dimitriades and numerous sex scenes. The film received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics, with positive reviewers praising its stark realism, the lead performance by Dimitriades and the uncompromising subject matter. Over a 24-hour period, 19-year-old Ari confronts his sexuality and his Greek background. Ari is obsessed with sex and has sexual encounters with multiple people, most of them gay, attempts to fulfill the sister of one of his best friends. At the same time, he's facing problems with his traditional Greek parents, who have no clue about his sexual and drug taking activities. Alex Dimitriades as Ari Paul Capsis as Johnny/Tula Julian Garner as Sean Tony Nikolakopoulos as Dimitri Elena Mandalis as Betty Damien Fotiou as Joe Eugenia Fragos as Sophia María Mercedes as Tasia Alex Papps as Peter Dora Kaskanis as Dina Vassili Zappa as Vassili Andrea Mandalis as Alex Head On received mixed to positive reviews, earning a 63% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.4 rating on IMDb.
Head On divided the Greek community in Australia, Kokkinos said in an interview with the LA Times. Kokkinos said "what it did is that it opened up a dialogue between their parents. What the film has done is that it has broken down barriers." Australian Film Institute Best Actor Best Costume Design Best Direction Best Editing Best Film Best Original Score Best Screenplay - Adapted Best Sound Best Supporting Actor L. A. Outfest Grand Jury Award: Outstanding Foreign Narrative Feature San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Best First Feature Head On on IMDb Head On at AllMovie Head On at Box Office Mojo Head On at Oz Movies Head On at Rotten Tomatoes Head On at the National Film and Sound Archive "Surprising Results at Awards" by Joshua Smith
Titan A. E. is a 2000 American animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman and starring the voices of Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, Drew Barrymore, John Leguizamo, Nathan Lane, Janeane Garofalo, Ron Perlman, Tone Loc. Its title refers to the spacecraft central to the plot with A. E. meaning "After Earth". The animation of the film combines 2D traditional hand-drawn animation with the extensive use of computer-generated imagery. Produced by Fox Animation Studios as its second and final film and project, the film was theatrically released on June 16, 2000, by 20th Century Fox in the United States; the film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $36.8 million against a $75–90 million budget, resulting in a $100 million loss for 20th Century Fox. In 3028, humanity has interacted with several alien species. A human invention called "Project Titan" alarms a pure energy-based alien species; as the Drej start to attack Earth, Professor Sam Tucker, the lead researcher for "Project Titan", sends his son Cale on one of the evacuation ships with his alien friend Tek while Tucker and other members of his team fly the Titan spacecraft into hyperspace.
The Drej mother ship arrives and fires a directed-energy weapon into the planet that destroys Earth, while debris from the explosion destroys the Moon. The surviving humans become nomads ridiculed by other alien species. Fifteen years Cale works at the salvage yard in an asteroid belt called Tau 14, he is tracked down by captain of the spaceship Valkyrie. Korso reveals that Tucker encoded a map to the Titan in the ring he gave Cale. Tek tells Cale; when the Drej attack the salvage yard, Cale escapes aboard the Valkyrie with Korso and his crew: Akima, a human female pilot, along with Preed and Stith, aliens of various species. On the planet Sesharrim, the Gaoul interpret the map, discover the Titan hidden in the Andali Nebula. Drej fighters arrive, capturing Akima; the Drej discard Akima and extract the Titan's map from Cale. Korso's crew rescues Akima, while Cale escapes in a Drej ship, rejoins the group. Cale's map now shows the Titan's final location. While resupplying at a human space station called New Bangkok and Akima discover that Korso and Preed are planning to betray the Titan to the Drej.
Cale and Akima manage to escape the Valkyrie, but they are stranded on New Bangkok when Korso and the rest of the crew set off for the Titan. With the help of New Bangkok's colonists and Akima salvage a small spaceship named Phoenix and race to find the Titan before Korso does. Cale and Akima navigate through the ice field in the Andali Nebula and dock with the Titan before the Valkyrie arrives, they discover DNA samples of Earth animals, a pre-recorded holographic message left by Professor Tucker who explains that the Titan was designed to create an Earth-like planet. However, due to its escape from Earth before its destruction, its power cells lack the energy necessary for the process; the message is interrupted by the arrival of Preed. Preed reveals himself to be a mercenary for the Drej and betrays Korso while holding him and Akima at gunpoint. Preed attempts to kill all three of them for the Drej, he and Cale fight and the captain is put out of commission, at least briefly. Moments the Drej attack the Titan.
Given the fact that Drej are beings of pure energy, Cale realizes that modifying the Titan to absorb them will re-energize the ship. In order to put this plan into effect, Cale must repair significant parts of the ship. Korso shows up and, to Cale's surprise, helps stall the Drej and sacrifices himself to complete the repairs; the Titan absorbs the Drej mothership along with everything aboard, uses this gained power, along with the ice field, to generate a new, habitable planet. Cale and Akima stand in the rain, gazing at the beauty of their new home and discuss what this planet should be called. Stith and Gune do a fly-by on the Valkyrie as colony ships, filled with humans anxious to start life anew, approach. Matt Damon as Cale Tucker, a yard-salvager who carries the map to Titan in his ring. Alex D. Linz as Young Cale Tucker Bill Pullman as Capt. Joseph Korso, former soldier and captain of the Valkyrie' John Leguizamo as Gune, an amphibian-like Grepoan and Korso's chief scientist. Nathan Lane as Preedex "Preed" Yoa, a fruit bat-like Korso's first mate.
Janeane Garofalo as Stith, a kangaroo-like Sogowan and munitions officer of the Valkyrie. Drew Barrymore as Akima Kunimoto, pilot of the Valkyrie and Cale's love interest. Ron Perlman as Professor Sam Tucker, Cale's father who helped develop Project Titan. Tone Lōc as Tek, Sam Tucker's blind alien friend who raises Cale. Jim Breuer as the Cook, a cockroach-like alien who works at Tau 14. Christopher Scarabosio as Queen Susquehana of the Drej who fear the humans and plan to destroy them. Jim Cummings as Chowquin, Cale's overseer at the salvage yard. Charles Rocket as Firrikash, a salvage yard worker who bullies Cale. Charles Rocket voices a Slave Trader Guard who surprises Preed with his intelligence. Ken Hudson Campbell as Po, a salvage yard worker who bullies Cale. Tsai Chin as an Old Woman Crystal Scales as a Drifter Girl David Lander as the Mayor of New Bangkok Roger L. Jackson as the First alien. In development at 20th Century Fox since 1998, Titan A. E was going to be a live-action film; the script had been passed around to various writers such as Ben Edlund, Joss Whedon and Art Vitello.
Bush (British band)
Bush are an English rock band formed in London, England in 1992. Their current lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Gavin Rossdale, drummer Robin Goodridge, lead guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz. In 1994, Bush found immediate success with the release of their debut album, Sixteen Stone, certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA, they went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling over 10 million records in the United States and 20 million in the world. Despite their success in the United States, the band were less well known in their home country and enjoyed only marginal success there. Bush have had numerous top ten singles on the Billboard rock charts and one No. 1 album with Razorblade Suitcase in 1996. The band broke up in 2002 but reformed in 2010, have released three albums since then: The Sea of Memories, Man on the Run, Black and White Rainbows. After leaving his band Midnight, Gavin Rossdale met former King Blank guitarist Nigel Pulsford in 1992.
The two bonded over an appreciation of the American alternative rock group the Pixies. The two formed a new band. Describing the early sound of the group, one British record label executive said years "They weren't what they are today – they were a little like the more commercial side of INXS"; the pair recruited bassist Dave Parsons and drummer Robin Goodridge to complete the line-up. The group soon chose the name "Bush", naming themselves after Shepherd's Bush, where the band members used to live. In 1993, the band was signed by Rob Kahane, who had a distribution deal with Disney's Hollywood Records; the band completed recording its debut album Sixteen Stone in early 1994. However, the death of Disney executive Frank G. Wells eliminated a supporter for Kahane, executives at Hollywood deemed Bush's album unacceptable for release; as a result, the members of Bush took jobs performing menial labour. Interscope Records decided to release the album, at the end of 1994, Kahane sent an advance copy of the album to a friend at influential Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, which added the song "Everything Zen" to its rotation.
On the Billboard Music Charts, Sixteen Stone peaked at No. 4 on the Heatseekers and Billboard 200 charts. The album spawned two Top 40 singles. After about six months of promotion for Sixteen Stone, the album began to sell well, once "Comedown" and "Glycerine" struck America. Additionally, "Little Things" and "Machinehead" both charted well in North America. In Canada, the band were forced to release Sixteen Stone under the name BushX, as the 1970s Canadian band Bush still held the rights to that name in the Canadian market; the dispute arose after the British band's lawyers threatened to intervene to prevent the Canadian band from reissuing its 1970 album, although it was between the bands' lawyers as Rossdale and Domenic Troiano, the leader of the Canadian band, both expressed a willingness to negotiate a solution. In 1997, after the band's second album Razorblade Suitcase bore the X, Rossdale and Troiano directly negotiated an agreement under which the British band were allowed to drop the X in exchange for donating $20,000 each to the Starlight Foundation and the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.
Both Sixteen Stone and Razorblade Suitcase were reissued without the X. In late 1996 Bush released the first single "Swallowed" from their second album titled Razorblade Suitcase; the song spent seven weeks on top of the Modern Rock Tracks chart. This was followed by single "Greedy Fly"; the album placed high in many European countries. Razorblade Suitcase featured American recording engineer Steve Albini, a move, viewed negatively by critics. Albini had worked with Nirvana on their final studio album, In Utero, three years before. Bush released the remix album Deconstructed; the album saw Bush re-arranging their songs into techno stylings. The album went platinum less than a year after release. Following the completion of touring, Rossdale went into seclusion in Ireland, where he worked on material for the group's next album. Rossdale periodically sent demo tapes of his works in progress to his bandmates; the group convened to record in London in August 1998, where the band reteamed with Sixteen Stone producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.
The release of The Science of Things was held up by a court battle between the band and Trauma Records. The case was settled in early 1999 and the album was released that October; the Science of Things was a major departure in several forms from Bush's first two albums. Like the multi-platinum successes of Bush's first two albums, this album reached platinum status. While the band's previous albums were influenced by grunge, The Science of Things featured some electronic music influences in addition to the sound defined by Bush's earlier work. For example, although lead single "The Chemicals Between Us" had a prominent guitar riff, it had many electronic elements found in dance music. Although the album had a few hit songs, it failed to chart in the top 10; the band's performance at Woodstock'99, helped The Science of Things achieve platinum status despite its slow start. Three singles were released from The Science of Things, most notably "The Chemicals Between Us", which spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks and peaked at No. 67 on the US Hot 100."Warm Machine" was the second single released.
"Letting the Cables Sleep," the third single, reached No. 4 on the Modern Rock Tracks and received considerable airplay. In October 2001, now on the Atlantic Records record label, Bush released its next album, Golden State. While the al
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno in reference to a specific genre of music was in 1988. Many styles of techno now exist, but Detroit techno is seen as the foundation upon which a number of sub-genres have been built. In Detroit, techno resulted from the melding of black styles including Chicago house, funk and electric jazz with electronic music by artists such as Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Yellow Magic Orchestra. Added to this is the influence of futuristic and fictional themes relevant to life in American late capitalist society, with Alvin Toffler's book The Third Wave being a notable point of reference. Pioneering producer and DJ Juan Atkins cites Toffler's phrase "techno rebels" as inspiring him to use the word techno to describe the musical style he helped to create; this unique blend of influences aligns techno with the aesthetic referred to as afrofuturism.
To producers such as Derrick May, the transference of spirit from the body to the machine is a central preoccupation. In this manner: "techno dance music defeats what Adorno saw as the alienating effect of mechanisation on the modern consciousness". Stylistically, techno is repetitive instrumental music produced for use in a continuous DJ set; the central rhythmic component is most in common time, where time is marked with a bass drum on each quarter note pulse, a backbeat played by snare or clap on the second and fourth pulses of the bar, an open hi-hat sounding every second eighth note. The tempo tends to vary between 120 to 150 beats per minute, depending on the style of techno; the creative use of music production technology, such as drum machines and digital audio workstations, is viewed as an important aspect of the music's aesthetic. Many producers use retro electronic musical devices to create what they consider to be an authentic techno sound. Drum machines from the 1980s such as Roland's TR-808 and TR-909 are prized, software emulations of such retro technology are popular among techno producers.
Music journalists and fans of techno are selective in their use of the term. The initial blueprint for techno developed during the mid-1980s in Belleville, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit by Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May, all of whom attended school together at Belleville High, with the addition of Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter and James Pennington. By the close of the 1980s, the pioneers had recorded and released material under various guises: Atkins as Model 500, Magic Juan. There were a number of joint ventures, including Kevin Saunderson's group Inner City, which saw collaborations with Atkins, vocalist Paris Grey, fellow DJs James Pennington and; the Electrifying Mojo was the first radio DJ to play music by Atkins and Saunderson. Mojo refused to follow pre-established radio formats or playlists, he promoted social and cultural awareness of the African American community. In exploring techno's origins writer Kodwo Eshun maintains that "Kraftwerk are to Techno what Muddy Waters is to the Rolling Stones: the authentic, the origin, the real."
Juan Atkins has acknowledged that he had an early enthusiasm for Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder Moroder's work with Donna Summer and the producer's own album E=MC2. Atkins mentions that "around 1980 I had a tape of nothing but Kraftwerk, Devo, Giorgio Moroder and Gary Numan, I'd ride around in my car playing it." Atkins has claimed he was unaware of Kraftwerk's music prior to his collaboration with Richard "3070" Davis as Cybotron, two years after he had first started experimenting with electronic instruments. Regarding his initial impression of Kraftwerk, Atkins notes that they were "clean and precise" relative to the "weird UFO sounds" featured in his "psychedelic" music. Derrick May identified the influence of Kraftwerk and other European synthesizer music in commenting that "it was just classy and clean, to us it was beautiful, like outer space. Living around Detroit, there was so little beauty... everything is an ugly mess in Detroit, so we were attracted to this music. It, ignited our imagination!".
May has commented that he considered his music a direct continuation of the European synthesizer tradition. He identified Japanese synthpop act Yellow Magic Orchestra member Ryuichi Sakamoto, British band Ultravox, as influences, along with Kraftwerk. YMO's song "Technopolis", a tribute to Tokyo as an electronic mecca, is considered an "interesting contribution" to the development of Detroit techno, foreshadowing concepts that Atkins and Davis would explore with Cybotron. Kevin Saunderson has acknowledged the influence of Europe but he claims to have been more inspired by the idea of making music with electronic equipment: "I was more infatuated with the idea that I can do this all myself." Prior to achieving notoriety, Saunderson and Fowlkes shared common interests as budding musicians, "mix" tape traders, aspiring DJs. They found musical inspiration via the Midnight Funk Association, an eclectic five-hour late-night radio program hosted on various Detroit radio stations, including WCHB, WGPR, WJLB-FM from 1977 through the mid-1980s by DJ Charles "The Electrifying Mojo" Johnson.
Twin Dragons is a 1992 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark, starring Jackie Chan in a double role as twin brothers separated at birth. In 1965, a Hong Kong couple are doting on their newborn twin boys. Meanwhile, a dangerous gang leader named Crazy Kung is being transported as a captive in the same hospital. Crazy Kung escapes and attempts to take one of the twins hostage, in the ensuing chaos the twins are permanently separated. One of them, named Ma Yau, is taken to America by his parents and grows up to be a concert pianist and conductor; the other, Ma Wan, is found and raised by a woman named Tsui, becomes a street racer and martial artist named Bok Min. For years, neither of them is aware. 26 years the twins' lives intersect in Hong Kong once again. Bok Min and his best friend Tarzan get mixed up with a dangerous gang, while Ma Yau prepares to conduct a major concert. In addition, the twins gain romantic interests: Bok Min meets Barbara, a club singer Tarzan is interested in, Wan becomes acquainted with Tong Sum, a young woman from a respectable family who has a secret passion for fighter types.
The twins meet and discover a strange connection with each other. As a result, a string of hilarious mix-ups ensues when Ma Yau is accidentally enlisted by the gangsters to participate as an escape driver in the liberation of none other than Crazy Kung. Things come to a head when Tarzan is kidnapped by the gangsters; the twins join up to defeat the gang that has turned their lives upside down, in a showdown in a vehicle testing center Crazy Kung dies in a runaway crash test car with no seat belt on. The film ends with the impending double wedding of the twins to their girls and Bok Min's introduction to his real parents. Jackie Chan as Ma Yau / Bok Min Maggie Cheung as Barbara Nina Li Chi as Tong Sum Teddy Robin Kwan as Tarzan Anthony Chan as hotel staffer Philip Chan as hotel manager Chen Sylvia Chang as the twins' mother James Wong as the twins' father Alfred Cheung as Boss Wing Jacob Cheung as cafe cashier Cheung Tung-jo as orchestra member John Keung as hotel security officer Chor Yuen as Uncle Tang Lau Kar-leung as doctor Kirk Wong as Crazy Kung Wong Lung-wai as Wai Lai Ying-chow as Tsao Jamie Luk as Rocky John Woo as priest Tsui Siu-ming as priest Eric Tsang as man talking on the phone David Wu as waiter Pa Shan as thug Ringo Lam as car mechanic Ng Sze-yuen as car mechanic Tsui Hark as car mechanic Clifton Ko as sports shop owner Tai Kit Mak According to co-director Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam handled most of the action scenes in the film.
The action in the film has a larger focus on actual martial arts rather than Jackie Chan's usual comedic style. On the film's release in Hong Kong, Twin Dragons was the ninth highest grossing film of the year, earning HK$33,225,134 during its theatrical run; the film received an American release on 9 April 1999 in a dubbed version. The American release of the film cuts 16 minutes of scenes involving Wong Jing and Lau Kar-leung in a hospital and a fantasy scene involving Maggie Cheung singing; the film grossed a total of HK$8,332,431 in the United States. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 54, based on 15 reviews; the Austin Chronicle gave the film a positive review of three and a half stars out of five, noting that the film is "only for those who are on the bus with Jackie's approach...and who won't let a little bad English-language dubbing get in the way of their movie enjoyment." The A. V. Club gave a positive review, but noted that it "probably won't make anyone forget Dragons Forever, Wheels On Meals, Project A, or any number of other excellent Chan films" Some reviews critiqued the special effects, such as in Variety which noted "the camera trickery is glaringly cheesy in some shots undercutting the illusion of twin brothers in the same frame.
When the two brothers first meet in a hotel lavatory, it's easy to see how two shots have been overlapped." TV Guide gave the film one star out of four, noting that it "suffers from some dicey twinning effects when the brothers are in frame together. Only die-hard and undemanding Chan fans need apply." Jackie Chan was unhappy with how Twin Dragons came out to be based on the special effects. Chan stated that he worked with Tsui Hark who he felt would provide the film with better special effects. Chan was so soured with the results of the special effects that he decided he would only attempt more special-effect based work in his American productions. Hong Kong films of 1992 Jackie Chan filmography List of action films of the 1990s List of comedy films of the 1990s A popular Indian film in the Telugu Language titled Hello Brother, is a loose adaptation of this film. Judwaa Morton, Lisa; the Cinema of Tsui Hark. McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-4460-6. Retrieved 7 March 2012. Witterstaetter, Renée. Dying for action: the life and films of Jackie Chan.
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The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality called the Matrix, created by thought-capable machines to control humans while using their bodies as an energy source. Hacker and computer programmer Neo learns this truth and "is drawn into a rebellion against the machines", which involves other people who have been freed from the Matrix; the film is an example of the cyberpunk subgenre. The Wachowskis' approach to action scenes drew upon their admiration for Japanese animation and martial arts films, the film's use of fight choreographers and wire fu techniques from Hong Kong action cinema influenced subsequent Hollywood action film productions; the Matrix is known for popularizing a visual effect known as "bullet time", in which the heightened perception of certain characters is represented by allowing the action within a shot to progress in slow-motion while the camera's viewpoint appears to move through the scene at normal speed.
The film contains numerous allusions to philosophical and religious ideas, including existentialism, feminism, Buddhism and postmodernism. While some critics have praised the film for its handling of difficult subjects, others characterize the film's themes as being overshadowed by its action scenes; the Matrix was first released in the United States on March 31, 1999 and grossed over $460 million worldwide. It was well-received by many critics and won four Academy Awards, as well as other accolades, including BAFTA Awards and Saturn Awards; the Matrix was praised for its innovative visual effects and entertainment value. The film has since appeared in lists of the greatest science fiction films, and, in 2012, was added to the National Film Registry for preservation; the success of the film led to the release of two feature film sequels, both written and directed by the Wachowskis: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. The Matrix franchise was further expanded through the production of comic books, video games and animated short films, in which the Wachowskis were involved, inspired books and theories on ideas in religion and philosophy.
Computer programmer Thomas Anderson, living a double life as the hacker "Neo", feels something is wrong with the world and is puzzled by repeated online encounters with the cryptic phrase "the Matrix". A woman known as Trinity contacts him. Undeterred, Neo meets Morpheus, who offers him a choice between a red pill that will show him the truth about the Matrix, a blue pill that will return him to his former life. After swallowing the red pill, his reality disintegrates and Neo awakens, naked and hairless, in a liquid-filled pod, among countless others connected by cables to an elaborate electrical system, he is brought aboard Morpheus' hovercraft, the Nebuchadnezzar. As Neo recuperates, Morpheus explains the truth: in the 21st century, intelligent machines waged war against their human creators; when humans blocked the machines' access to solar energy, the machines retaliated by harvesting the humans' bioelectric power. The Matrix is a shared simulation of the world as it was at the end of the 20th century, where the harvested humans' minds are pacified while their bodies are contained in pods.
All free humans live in the last refuge in the real world. Morpheus and his crew are a group of rebels who hack into the Matrix to "unplug" enslaved humans and recruit them, their understanding of the simulated reality enables them to bend its physical laws, granting them superhuman abilities. Morpheus warns Neo that death within the Matrix kills the physical body, that the Agents are powerful computer programs that eliminate threats to the system. Neo's prowess during virtual combat training lends credibility to Morpheus' belief that Neo is "the One", an powerful human prophesied to free humans and end the war; the group enters the Matrix to visit the Oracle, an all-knowing prophet who predicted the emergence of the One. She implies that Neo is not the One and warns Neo that he will have to choose between Morpheus' life and his own. Before they can leave the Matrix, the group is ambushed by Agents and tactical police alerted by Cypher, a disgruntled crew member who betrayed Morpheus to Smith in exchange for a comfortable life back in the Matrix.
Morpheus allows himself to be captured so Neo and the rest of the crew can escape. Cypher exits the murders several crew members as they lie defenseless in the real world; as he prepares to disconnect Neo and Trinity, Tank, a crewman whom he had left for dead, kills him. In the Matrix, the Agents interrogate Morpheus to learn his access codes to the mainframe computer in Zion. Tank proposes killing Morpheus to prevent this, but Neo, believing that he is not the One, decides himself worth sacrificing if need be to rescue Morpheus. While rescuing Morpheus, Neo gains confidence in his abilities, performing feats comparable to the Agents'. Morpheus and Trinity exit the Matrix. In the real world, machines called. Trinity whispers to Neo that he can't be dead because she loves him and the Oracle told her that she would fall in love with the One, she kisses Neo and he revives with the power to control the Matrix. He effortlessly defeats Smith and leaves the Matrix just as the ship
Chinese Burn (song)
"Chinese Burn" is a 1997 song by the alternative rock band Curve. It was the first single from their third studio album Come Clean, was released on 18 November 1997 in the US and on 1 December 1997 in the UK; this song is featured in the 1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Bad Girls", the La Femme Nikita TV show soundtrack, as well as the first theatrical trailer for the film X-Men. It featured in the wrecking yard fight scene of the 2006 movie Stormbreaker. "Chinese Burn" – 3:57 "Chinese Burn" – 10:38 "Chinese Burn" – 7:35 "Chinese Burn" – 6:27 "Chinese Burn" – 6:18 "Robbing Charity" – 5:58 "Come Clean" – 2:16 "Chinese Burn" – 4:26 "Chinese Burn" – 10:38 "Chinese Burn" – 7:35 "Chinese Burn" – 6:18 "Chinese Burn" – 6:27 "Chinese Burn" – 4:52 "Robbing Charity" – 5:58 "Come Clean" – 2:16 Written by Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia Produced by Steve Osborne and Curve and mixed by Steve Osborne "Robbing Charity" and "Come Clean" produced and mixed by Curve Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics