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Pulp Fiction Is Like Good Sex—It’s Hard to Explain

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction It would go on to win Quentin Tarantino an Oscar, but it also had a huge impact on an entire generation of filmmakers. Twenty years later, those directors are out making their ownShow More Summary

Big Hero 6 Proves It: Pixar’s Gurus Have Brought the Magic Back to Disney Animation

The film is set in San Fransokyo, a mashup of a Japanese megacity and an exaggerated-scale San Francisco. ©2014 Disney All Rights Reserved | T: Sean Freeman John Lasseter is tearing up. His eyes are shining and his lashes are moist.Show More Summary

Gamergate Goons Can Scream All They Want, But They Can’t Stop Progress

Games aren’t very fun these days. As anyone paying even tangential attention to videogames likely knows, the medium is in the throes of a misogynist backlash so virulent it often could be described as terrorism. In the past nine weeks,...Show More Summary

Play Around With Our Interactive Disney Cover

For our cover, photographer Art Streiber, who has shot Star Wars aliens, Muppets, and Steven Spielberg for previous WIRED covers, aimed his lens at Lasseter and Catmull. Then our design team partnered with Disney animators to surround Lasseter and Catmull with some of the characters that have appeared in Disney Animation films since they took over. Show More Summary

This Is the Internettiest Music Video That Ever Internetted

The Bots' new video for "All I Really Want" imagines the song as a "BotsFeed" listicle, where Fresh Prince GIFs and cute pandas reign supreme. The post This Is the Internettiest Music Video That Ever Internetted appeared first on WI...

What’s Scarier, Haunted Houses or Haunted People?

In the latest installment of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast, a panel of writers discusses the popularity and even the psychogeographies of haunted houses. The post What’s Scarier, Haunted Houses or Haunted People? appeared first on WIRED.

9 Sicknasty Songs That Sample the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack (And One Black Eyed Peas Track)

Twenty years ago today, a little movie called Pulp Fiction hit theaters, and, we're dedicating this week's playlist to its fantastic soundtrack: 10 songs that sampled Tarantino's selections or the cast's unforgettable dialogue. The post 9 Sicknasty Songs That Sample the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack (And One Black Eyed Peas Track) appeared first on WIRED.

Angry Nerd: Dracula Untold Is a Dull Origin Story We Never Asked For

The latest victim in the movie studios' quest to take stories we know and love and destroy them with tedious pre-history? Dracula Untold, which provides us with the unnecessary origin story on how a Transylvanian prince became a thirsty bloodsucker, long before the days of Twilight. Show More Summary

Why I Hated Pulp Fiction the First Time I Watched It

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction (yes, really). The movie would go on to win Tarantino an Oscar for Best Screenplay, but it also had a huge impact on an entire generation of filmmakers. Twenty years later, those directors...Show More Summary

The 9 Must-Have Items We Saw at New York Comic Con

This year we skipped the celebrity fluff altogether and headed straight for the exhibit floor. Of all the merchandise that was up for grabs, these items most captured the collective imagination. The post The 9 Must-Have Items We Saw at New York Comic Con appeared first on WIRED.

Trailer Roundup: Twin Peaks Returns and Will Smith Takes His Clothes Off

Halloween approaches ever more quickly, and we've got a whole grab bag of sweet trailer-y treats for you this week. The post Trailer Roundup: Twin Peaks Returns and Will Smith Takes His Clothes Off appeared first on WIRED.

How X-Men: Days of Future Past Pulled Off Quicksilver’s Crazy Slow-Mo Scene

DOFP is a thrill from beginning to end, but the true crowd-pleaser—the setpiece that had audiences leaving the theater saying "that scene, though!"—was Quicksilver's slow-motion run through the kitchen at the Pentagon. Here's how it came together. The post How X-Men: Days of Future Past Pulled Off Quicksilver’s Crazy Slow-Mo Scene appeared first on WIRED.

Sci-Fi’s Hottest New Writer Won’t Tell You the Sex of Her Characters

In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Ann Leckie talks about creating a plausible future free of any incongruous modern trappings for her award-winning book Ancillary Justice. The post Sci-Fi’s Hottest New Writer Won’t Tell You the Sex of Her Characters appeared first on WIRED.

Doctors Really Used Those Amazing Devices and Treatments on The Knick

The Knick is about a lot of sexy things, but it's also full of real-world historical science. The discoveries and inventions are real—which is both fascinating and horrifying. The post Doctors Really Used Those Amazing Devices and Treatments on The Knick appeared first on WIRED.

Week’s Best TV: SNL Roasts White People and Freak Show Covers Bowie

In life, you've gotta take the good with the bad. Sometimes that means balancing out the terrifying reality of civil forfeiture with a Carol Burnett tour of late night comedy shows. Other times, like in the case of Key & Peele, that means battling the devil back to hell (with your prayers) for tempting your family with sins of the flesh. Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know to Catch Up on The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead ambles back onto AMC this weekend, bringing with it a sense of misanthropy and hopelessness that just feels right as we prepare for yet another Halloween season (OK, maybe Halloween's a little more fun than this show). Show More Summary

Neil Young Begins a New Career Painting Watercolors of Classic Cars

If you take a journey through the past half-century of Neil Young songs, you’ll see a steady stream of cars along the way. The cab he used to drive in “The Last Trip to Tulsa.” The Datsuns and the clockless Jeep of “Motor City.” TheShow More Summary

This $99 Headset Could Get All of Us Hooked on VR

Carl Zeiss is primarily known for optics, and now, a small team within the company is leveraging that reputation into a $99 VR viewer they call the VR ONE. The post This $99 Headset Could Get All of Us Hooked on VR appeared first on WIRED.

The Wild Evolution of Vampires, From Bram Stoker to Dracula Untold

With Dracula Untold arriving in theaters, we look back at more than a century of vampire evolution in our books, movies, and TV. The post The Wild Evolution of Vampires, From Bram Stoker to Dracula Untold appeared first on WIRED.

Cape Watch: Robert Downey Jr. Talks Iron Man 4 and Ben Affleck Hates on Daredevil

It's been a mixed week for superhero movie news. In unsurprising developments, Robert Downey Jr. is talking about whether or not he's up for another Iron Man movie and Ben Affleck is defending the potential for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to be good. Show More Summary

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