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Speed Racer Revolutions

Okay, this is weird. The Wachowski Brothers made the three Matrix movies, full of metaphysical speculation and Chomsky-ite argot and Cornel West. Along the way one of the brothers became a pre-operative transsexual “owned” by a San Francisco dominatrix. Now they’re headed back to the silver screen as writers and directors of…Speed Racer, a remake of the Japanese cartoon series from the early 1960s about a boy and his race car notable only for its extreme banality and its theme song. I hear Cornel West will be doing the title track.