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The Week’s Best Trailers: Interstellar in Space and a First Look at Mockingjay

Thanks to last week's Comic-Con International we have a ton of new trailers to share. Let's dive into the best and the brightest, shall we?

How Real-Life Science Influenced Guardians of the Galaxy

Of all the people who are partially responsible for Friday's much-anticipated Marvel movie, the most surprising one might be scientist Richard Feynman. But without him, Nicole Perlman might never have developed the movie's screenpla...

What Snowpiercer’s Video-on-Demand Success Means for Indie Film Distribution

In an unprecedented turn of events, the indie sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer's video-on-demand releasing bringing in almost as much money as its theatrical run. Should other films follow suit?

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: Lost

If nothing else, let J.J. Abrams go down in history for his singular knack for torturing his fans. From the aughts’ Felicity and Alias to Fringe and the Star Trek from which we expected so much more, the Hollywood impresario has for decades kept audiences, all of them millions-strong, leaning forward on their couches, howling […]

Lots of People Tweeted About Batman v Superman at Comic-Con—But Will They See It?

The tweets have spoken—and according to the social media gods Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the most talked about thing at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Zack Snyder-directed flick, however, is not stacking up to be the show people actually intend to watch. Show More Summary

Angry Nerd: What Marvel and DC Can Learn From Lucy

Scarlett Johansson stars as the ass-kicking, nearly superhuman protagonist in the new sci-fi action flick Lucy. But while the French—namely the film's writer and director Luc Besson—continue to put out films lead by strong heroines, Marvel and DC seem content to sit on a reservoir of amazing female characters like She-Hulk and Black Widow. Unacceptable!

Exclusive: See James Cameron Prep His Submarine Team for a Deep Sea Dive

James Cameron's next film is deep. Like, seven miles deep. It's a 90-minute documentary of the Avatar director's quest to take a submersible he designed himself way down into the Mariana Trench, so it's literally the least superficial movie he's ever made. Check out an exclusive clip here.

Why Lucy Was a Big Disappointment

While the character Lucy was promoted as the next iteration of “weaponized women”—that politically fraught subset of sci-fi characters—she turned out to be just another empty vessel.

The Most Intriguing Actors, Writers, and Directors at Comic-Con This Year

Everyone and their mother (and the Terminator's mother) came by the Wired Cafe at Comic-Con this year. Here's what they told us.

Comic-Con: Wrapping Up Our Live Coverage of the Greatest Show on Earth

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The Hard-Core Fanatics Who Make Comic-Con So Great

The average Comic-Con attendee isn't camping overnight for a Hall H seat or hauling around a 50-lb photon pack--they're taking in the sights and sounds of their favorite event.

Brainy, Badass Lucy Is an Amazing Ride That Ends Up Losing Speed

Luc Besson's new sci-fi thriller Lucy is about a woman who gets superhuman powers after a bag of drugs she's forced to smuggle bursts inside her. Sounds dope, right? It is. Until the end, when it isn't.

Comic-Con Liveblog Day 2

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The Week’s Best Trailers: Giant Grizzly Bears and a Little Light BDSM

This week at the trailer house, we get so many random goodies it's like a care package from your most eccentric aunt.

5 Comics to Read Before Seeing Guardians of the Galaxy

As the latest superhero film looms large, some of you may be wondering if there are any comics you should read before seeing Guardians of the Galaxy. Admittedly, Marvel usually does a pretty good job of making films that anyone can enjoy, but if you really want to know what's up, here are five comics that can help you get started.

What to Expect From Lucy Based on Its Director’s Other Films

Before you head to the theater, arm yourself with this lesson in Besson.

Angry Nerd: Enough Greek Mythology Remakes!

Angry Nerd is hungry for some new material. Instead of force-feeding us cinematic souvlaki with CGI blowouts of Greek-inspired story lines, maybe it's time to look beyond the Peloponnesian lore. And no, Brett Ratner, we will not be entertained with your upcoming Hercules starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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