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8 Ways Planet of the Apes’ Director Is Saving Summer Blockbusters

Much like pimpin' and being green, making sequels that live up to their predecessors isn't easy. Making sequels when you're taking over for a director who has left the franchise and then not completely face-planting is even harder. With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Matt Reeves has pulled off both—and he's just getting started.

Why Was This Year’s July 4 Box Office So Bad? Blame Michael Bay

Sorry, critics: Michael Bay tanked everyone else’s holiday weekend.

Fireworks Fails and Other Independence Day Blunders Caught on Camera

The Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, barbecues, hot dog eating contests, and many other events that seem almost destined for calamity. Here are some of the better Independence Day fails caught on video.

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: Community

For the latest WIRED binge-watching guide we're going to Greendale Community College for Community.

We Answer Your Burning Questions About the Return of Sailor Moon

With the debut of Sailor Moon Crystal nearly upon us, here's a mostly spoiler-free guide with answers to all your burning questions.

Dear America, Here’s a Playlist to Make Your July 4th Extra-Patriotic

In observation of today's traffic jam/barbecue/unwise home pyrptechnic displays, we rounded up 30 of our favorite American-ish songs.

The Week’s Best TV: Melissa McCarthy’s Jet Ski Fail and the Leftovers Premiere

From Melissa McCarthy's harrowing jet ski stunt fail to the series premiere of The Leftovers, we're celebrating Fourth of July in style with this week's best-TV recap.

Angry Nerd: Why Andy Serkis Is the Greatest Actor of His Generation

He's the maestro of motion-capture performance with credits that include Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, and Caesar in the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. So why hasn't Andy Serkis received an Oscar for his thespian excellence? Listen up Academy, or Angry Nerd will take matters into his own hands.

16 Independence Day Blockbusters You’ll Want to Watch All Over Again

Fourth of July weekend summer blockbusters are almost as much of a tradition as barbecues and fireworks. To celebrate Independence Day in style, we're reminiscing about our favorite July 4th flicks of all time.

Bill Murray Gets Drunk With Kids in This Week’s Best Trailers

Comedy takes center stage this week, from the bawdy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 to the (probably) heartstring-tugging St. Vincent.

Digital TV Ads Make More Money For Networks Than Traditional TV

CBS's chief research officer says the network makes somewhere between 10 and 20 percent more revenue per viewer online than via traditional television. In other words, those ads on streaming shows aren't going anywhere.

Can You Figure Out the Movies Behind These 13 Minimalist Posters?

Hints to the answers are in the gallery above. Find the solutions at the bottom of this post. When Charles Eames articulated his and Ray’s now-famous design philosophy, “the best for the most for the least,” he was referring to furniture. But the line could be used to describe good work from any number of […]

Here’s What South Park Would Look Like on an Oculus Rift

Ever wondered what it would be like to explore your favorite 2-D world in 3-D? The folks at Tool certainly have. The North American production team has recreated and built out the sleepy Colorado town from South Park for Oculus Rift...

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: Breaking Bad

The latest in WIRED's series of summer binge-watching guides cooks up a deep-dive on AMC's Breaking Bad.

Exclusive: Fatima Al-Qadiri’s Adult Swim Single Fires the National Anthem Into Space

Al-Qadiri, who grew up in Kuwait during the Iraqi Occupation of the early 1990s, cooked up a spacey, synth-driven rendition of the U.S. national anthem. And if it sounds like it's telling you something, there's a reason for that.

The Spy Thriller That Imagines James Bond as a Secretary

Spy comic Velvet isn't about Moneypenny, the secretary waiting for James Bond behind a desk at MI6. Instead it's a story that asks, what if a 40-something secretary was secretly James Bond all along?

I Origins: A Movie That Uses Sound to Make You Feel Trapped in an Elevator

Very rarely does the most pivotal moment in a film happen in an elevator—but in director Mike Cahill's I Origins one simple mistake while traveling between floors changes everything. We won't spoil what happens to molecular biologist Ian Gray and his girlfriend Sofi in that shaft, but we will say that it feels so Earth-shattering for a reason that you may not expect.

Watch: Behind the Scenes of The Legend of Korra’s Family Drama

Fans of The Legend of Korra rejoiced last week when the show returned for its third season on Nickelodeon with not one but three brand-new episodes. Today, the DVD and Blu-ray for Korra's second season, Book 2: Spirits hits shelves and...Show More Summary

Community Will Get a Sixth Season—Thanks to Yahoo

Community is one step closer to "six seasons and a movie." Today, Sony Pictures Television announced that the series, which NBC cancelled in May, will return this fall on Yahoo Screen for a sixth 13-episode season.

And Now, It’s Monty Python’s 10 Brainiest Songs

On the eve of a massive rerelease of the comedy group's recorded material, we're diving deep into their nerdiest songs.

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