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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.

Lucy’s Based on Bad Science, and 6 More Secrets About the Film

Lucy is a perplexing blend of science and fiction. WIRED asked writer/director Luc Besson for all the secrets of his latest film.

Fantastically Wrong: The Strange Real-Life Origins of the Fiendish Werewolf

Name a culture somewhere on Planet Earth and more than likely the werewolf stalks its folklore, from African and Asian tribes all the way up to the classic (and confusing) Altered Beast of Sega Genesis.

Here’s Everything We Can’t Wait to See at Comic-Con

Comic-Con International. Four(ish) days of non-stop pop cultural onslaught. Comics, movies, TV shows, cosplay—there's a lot to take in. And making sure you catch everything you want to see (and, frankly, probably a few things you wish you could unsee) means setting priorities. With that in mind, here's everything we're taking an oath not to miss at this year's con.

You Can Now Pay 99 Cents to Read 15,000 Marvel Comics Online

With the doors almost ready to open for Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel Comics is opening the floodgates to their massive online comics archive, Marvel Unlimited—for only 99 cents. For the next week, a dollar will buy you a month of total access to Marvel's online cache of over 15,000 comics.

The WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: The Wire

It’s hot out there in these streets. That’s why we’re hooking you up with a good excuse to lay low in your living room: mainlining The Wire.

Four Smartphone Films That Are Actually Good

Elsa Jenna While you were using your iPhone to record your cat riding a Roomba, Hollywood types (and would-be Hollywood types) have used smartphones to create everything from heart-wrenching shorts to feature-length thrillers. There are a zillion smartphone films on the web; here are the ones you should watch right now. Goldilocks In 2010, Michael […]

DJ Dan Deacon on Music Apps

Maciek Jasik “There's no show without an audience,” says Dan Deacon, an electronic musician known for finding new ways to include his fans in his performances. A few years ago he created an app that responds to inaudible ultrasonic tones; when he plays those notes over the sound system, phones in the crowd light up […]

Check Out the 2,000-Pound Monster WIRED’s Unleashing on Comic-Con

Last year, WIRED's giant robot mech took Comic-Con International by storm. This year, the effects wizards at the Stan Winston School set out to top their previous creation, crafting a nearly 14-foot tall, 2,000 pound creature to amaze the crowd this week in San Diego. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the building of this mind-blowing creation.

The Quest to Make a Studio-Quality Star Trek Movie on a Kickstarter Budget

It's scheduled to wrap production in the fall, stars well-known actors, and boasts a deep bench of design and production talent. But this one won't be co-starring Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.

The Boundary-Pushing Novelist Who’s Made Twitter His New Medium

Keira Rathbone Teju Cole was stuck in traffic in Mumbai when an idea came to him. He had recently written a short story and he thought, why not share it in tweets? Cole is the author of two books of fiction, Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. He's also a prolific voice […]

J.J. Abrams Stands in Front Of X-Wing in New Star Wars: Episode VII Set Video

After years of being infamously secretive about his projects ahead of their release, J.J. Abrams has surprisingly flipped the script when it comes to next year's Star Wars: Episode VII. He's already given fans a glimpse of what looked...Show More Summary

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