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Our Picks for the Best Movies of 2014

If we had to sum up the Year in Movies for 2014 in one word it would be "surprising." Not that any particular film had a twist we weren't expecting—though some did—but rather many of the best flicks we saw this year weren't the ones we were expecting to love as much as we did. The post Our Picks for the Best Movies of 2014 appeared first on WIRED.

People Who Haven’t Seen The Interview Think It’s Totally Awesome

In what looks to be retaliation for the cyber threats that lead to the cancellation of The Interview's release, online commenters are giving the film glowing reviews. The post People Who Haven’t Seen The Interview Think It’s Totally Awesome appeared first on WIRED.

The Week’s Best Trailers: Will Ferrell Goes to Prison and Jason Statham Hurts People

When no clear blockbuster emerges, the herd must fill the cracks. We didn't get a Star Wars or a Mad Max, but we did get a whole lot of ambitious contenders vying for marquee position in this week's batch of trailers. The ironic indie showed promise. Show More Summary

Why Virtual Reality Doesn’t Need a Killer App to Get Huge

Just as people struggled to find a practical application for hydrogen balloons, small thinking has also plagued the development of one of today's flashiest technologies, virtual reality devices. But VR doesn't need a killer app. It just needs to be unleashed on the world, so the people tinkering with it can lead us all someplace new. Show More Summary

Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future

In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, writer Naomi Klein discusses dystopian fiction and her new capitalism-vs.-the-climate nonfiction book This Changes Everything. The post Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future appeared first on WIRED.

While You Were Offline: 30,000 People Buy Bull Poop, George R.R. Martin Freaks Out Over The Interview

From the reactions to Sony pulling The Interview to the end of the beloved Serial, a lot happened on the Internet last week. Catch up here. The post While You Were Offline: 30,000 People Buy Bull Poop, George R.R. Martin Freaks Out Over The Interview appeared first on WIRED.

Every Serial-Related Google Image Search You’ve Been Afraid to Do

Finished the Serial podcast and want to know what all those people and places looked like without just using your imagination? Here's every Google image search you were scared to do until it was over. The post Every Serial-Related Google Image Search You’ve Been Afraid to Do appeared first on WIRED.

This Week’s Best TV: The Hobbit Goes to The Office and Kendrick Lamar Rocks Colbert

What do you get when you cross an evil Christmas elf, a Heisman winner, sex toys, and Kendrick Lamar? Why, you get this week's best TV, of course! Read on. The post This Week’s Best TV: The Hobbit Goes to The Office and Kendrick Lamar Rocks Colbert appeared first on WIRED.

Peter Jackson Must Be Stopped

For fantasy to work, it has to be based on reality. Unfortunately, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies---and the Hobbit trilogy as a whole---is not. The post Peter Jackson Must Be Stopped appeared first on WIRED.

What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling

A ship of nerds, of which I am one. A secret font of geek culture. A pop-up community that inverts the classic rules of social hierarchy and celebrates new ones. Which should sound pretty great to me. It really should. The post What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling appeared first on WIRED.

New Orphan Black Teaser Hints at the Clone Wars to Come

The many clones of Orphan Black, both new (Rudy) and old (Sarah), are here in this new teaser for the show's third season—and they're ready for war. The post New Orphan Black Teaser Hints at the Clone Wars to Come appeared first on WIRED.

Cape Watch: Tim Burton Says We Need Happier Superheroes

This week, the man who managed to convince the world that Michael Keaton could fight crime unleashes his verdict on today's crop of superhero movies, and the gift that is the Sony leak keeps on giving. Here are the highlights of this week's superhero movie news. The post Cape Watch: Tim Burton Says We Need Happier Superheroes appeared first on WIRED.

Serial’s Transformation of Audio Journalism Is Just Beginning

Whether Sarah Koenig and company bring us closure or just leave us in the lurch Sopranos-style, one storyline is sure to be continued: has Serial changed the game for "longform" podcasting? The post Serial’s Transformation of Audio Journalism Is Just Beginning appeared first on WIRED.

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Girls

HBO's Girls is, if nothing else, a great conversation-starter, and with holiday parties coming up, cocktail fodder is crucial, right? Here is your binge-watching guide to Girls. (Remember, the magic happens outside your comfort zone.) The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Girls appeared first on WIRED.

Why You’re Better Off Watching The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Home

Today the final chapter of Peter Jackson's Tolkien saga hits theaters. But it also finally completes that neat little row of Blu-rays on your shelf. The post Why You’re Better Off Watching The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Home appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the Buzz-Fueled Media Startups Battling for Your Attention

Type By Dirk Fowler It’s like a parody, spending time in a well-funded startup’s office, with exposed brick walls and Great Big Screens Showing User Numbers and Pie Charts, just down the street from a food truck pavilion, sipping on a cup of roasted-one-block-away designer coffee while debating iPhone 6 versus iPhone 6 Plus. Show More Summary

The Second Coming of D’Angelo Makes for an Extra-Nasty Playlist

D'Angelo's Black Messiah is finally here. And it's glorious. If we could, we'd make it the entire playlist, this week, but we can't. The post The Second Coming of D’Angelo Makes for an Extra-Nasty Playlist appeared first on WIRED.

Legendary Mad Magazine Illustrator Jack Davis Calls It Quits at 90

Jack Davis, the legendary Mad magazine illustrator and movie poster artist, is hanging up his pencils. The post Legendary Mad Magazine Illustrator Jack Davis Calls It Quits at 90 appeared first on WIRED.

Angry Nerd: TV’s Most Infuriating Moments in 2014

This year, some TV shows made us laugh; others made us cry (in a good way). Then there were the TV programs that made us want to rip our hair out. In his latest installment Angry Nerd runs down 2014's top five most frustrating TV moments, from Doctor Who to How to Get Away with Murder. The post Angry Nerd: TV’s Most Infuriating Moments in 2014 appeared first on WIRED.

The World Needs a Smart Gossip Site, and I’m Just the Person to Run It

Every day when I wake up, I check Instagram. Then I look at Twitter to see what the One Directioners are talking about. I check Facebook to see how everybody from high school's doing. I go on Reddit to see what my weirdos are talking about. Show More Summary

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