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Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Don’t Need No Stinking Emmy

Tatiana Maslany, the star several times over of BBC America's excellent sci-fi thriller Orphan Black, was not given an Emmy nomination for the second year in a row today, and fans on the internet have decided that is total crap. But honestly, is it?

This Week’s Best Trailers: Sharknado 2! More Guardians! Christian Bale Is Moses?

It's a mad mad mad mad world at the movies this week. Biblical Egypt is on the brink of death-by-plagues, along with the credibility of Ridley Scott; Ben Affleck is a hunted man; Terry Gilliam is re-opening his freak show with Christoph Waltz as the main attraction; and there's a mighty big sharknado brewing over Manhattan. Show More Summary

How Planet of the Apes’ Andy Serkis Will Conquer Hollywood

Andy Serkis is well on his way to becoming a whole new breed of Hollywood power-player, a multi-hyphenate like never before: performance-capture-actor-director-studio-honcho. Or something like that.

Angry Nerd: Why Guardians of the Galaxy Works Where Spider-Man Fails Hard

Is it too much to ask for a comic book flick that doesn't rely on three crappy prequels for the plot to make sense? Let's lose the complicated, interwoven storylines and focus on quality standalone films. Angry Nerd explains why Marvel's new Guardians of the Galaxy gets it just right.

The Glorious ’80s Gadgets That Made WarGames So Great

To this day, WarGames serves as a landmark film for geeks who came of age during the '80s. Here's a look at the gear that steered many an awkward teen toward a life-long love affair with technology.

White Castle Honors Alice Cooper for His Dedication to Cheeseburgers

Rocker Alice Cooper is now in the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame. You read that right.

Get Out! Someone Made an Emoji of Our Jerry Seinfeld Cover

In the 1990s it was the Puffy Shirt, but these days Jerry Seinfeld rocks Google Glass. Well, maybe not at his favorite diner, but definitely on the cover of WIRED—and now in emoji.

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

The latest in WIRED's summer binge-watching series dives into the world of the mother of the Resistance: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Please Let This New Harry Potter Short Story Be the Last

Today the internet went nuts over a new Harry Potter short story from J.K. Rowling, but maybe it's time for the author to let him go.

The BBC Schools Hollywood on How to Respond to Leaked Scripts

The challenge is no longer preventing leaks, it's managing their aftermath. The BBC’s response to the Doctor Who shows that they understand this—much more than Warner Bros. does.

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.

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