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Week’s Best TV: Jimmy Kimmel Fires a Lightning Gun and The Simpsons Go Kubrick

The password to enter the latest edition of our best TV roundup is Fidelio, because that’s only fitting when Stanley Kubrick takes the top line spot by proxy. The Simpsons returned to the LED throne this week with a fantastic 25th edition...Show More Summary

What It’d Look Like if Star Wars Spilled Into the Real World

Thomas Dagg was obsessed with Star Wars a kid growing up in Ottawa during the 1990s. He watched the trilogy on VHS so many times he wore out the tapes. When his parent’s promised him a Star Wars toy as a reward, he let the dentist pull two teeth without any complaints. Show More Summary

Birdman Is the Best Non-Superhero Superhero Movie Ever

Superhero movies have that name for a reason: They feature people who win, who conquer, who use their super strength to do super things and save days. Birdman is about the rest of us—the schmucks who don't have power, or who had it and lost it and are now wondering if we're relevant at all. Show More Summary

The Culture We’re Obsessed With This Month, From Cult Classics to New Tunes

We asked our co-workers—from photographers to business writers to the geniuses who write the headlines—about that one thing they can’t get enough of this month. The post The Culture We’re Obsessed With This Month, From Cult Classics to New Tunes appeared first on WIRED.

Foxcatcher, Mockingjay and 7 Other Trailers You Need to Watch Right Now

What do you get when cross a revolutionary, a Svengali, a hungry puppy, Moby Dick, and Nicolas Cage? You get a bounty of must-watch trailers, that's what. This combo may sound like an amalgamation only a mother could love, but it turns out this wonky formula still hits the spot. Show More Summary

The Tragic Medical History Behind That Crazy Knick Finale

There were about a bajillion "oh, crap!" moments on The Knick finale last night. (OK, like, five.) But of those, the two most intense have real medical histories even more tragic than what went down on the show. Removing teeth to treat insanity? That happened. Show More Summary

This Guy Takes Awesome Underwater Photos With a Desktop Scanner

Nathaniel Stern is underwater off the coast of Florida, scanning the view before him. But not just with his eyes; he also has an actual desktop scanner strapped to his scuba-suited body, uploading images to an on-board Windows tablet. Show More Summary

Meet the Aliens and Heroes of a Truly Original Sci-Fi World

Most stories are about people. Drifter isn't, really. Drifter is about a place. In writer Ivan Brandon and artist Nic Klein's new series, there is a main character—Abram Pollux—but it’s the world he crashes into, called Ouro, that is key. Show More Summary

Cape Watch: Tom Hardy Gets All the Attention and the Avengers Get Gussied Up

As this past week has shown, it's good to be Tom Hardy. Not only is his reboot of the Mad Max franchise coming out next year, but he's currently linked to no fewer than three comic book franchises from three different studios. This week's superhero movie news isn't all about Mr. Show More Summary

Stefon Returns to SNL and Brad Pitt Goes B-Boy in the Best TV This Week

This week in TV has everything. And by "everything" we mean the return of Stefon to the "Weekend Update" desk on Saturday Night Live! It's been too, too long since New York's number one party queen enlightened us to the Big Apple's hottest...Show More Summary

5 Things You Need to Read Before Watching Constantine

John Constantine, the eponymous lead of NBC's new supernatural series, isn't a nice guy. In fact, that he's a bit of a jerk and potentially very dangerous to be around is one of the character's defining characteristics, at least as far as his original comic book incarnation is concerned. Show More Summary

Why the Magicians Trilogy Will Never Be a Fantasy Classic

Is Lev Grossman's saga truly worthy of shelf space alongside the masters? Not exactly. The post Why the Magicians Trilogy Will Never Be a Fantasy Classic appeared first on WIRED.

Drool Over the Workshop Manuals for 7 Classic Marvel Vehicles

Anyone who's ever owned a used car knows the peculiar joy of cracking open a Haynes Guides, that familiar book of design schematics and technical information that was available for just about every auto model you can think of. Insight...Show More Summary

Cape Watch: Warner Bros. Is Planning 10 DC Comics Movies, Including Wonder Woman

Well played, Warner Bros. Just when everyone thinks that Robert Downey Jr.'s potential return as Tony Stark is the biggest news of the week—well, if someone can return before they've actually left, considering he's still signed up for...Show More Summary

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Boardwalk Empire

Much like Deadwood and The Knick, Boardwalk Empire is a fictionalized version of the more unsavory parts of America's history. A period drama about Atlantic City during the Prohibition era, the show is yet another reminder that our nation was founded by those who survived by being ruthless. Show More Summary

6 Reasons to Watch the Knick Finale—Even if You Haven’t Watched All Season

The Knick wasn't instant much-watch TV. It wasn't, for example, all anyone was talking about after just two episodes like Game of Thrones. It was slow, moody, and—despite being set in a hospital at the turn of the last century—just another medical drama with a brooding antihero. Show More Summary

Angry Nerd: Will UK Import Gracepoint Join the Ranks of House of Cards?

There's a long history of Americanized versions of British TV shows being either fantastic or, well, awful. Will Gracepoint—the US adaptation of the UK's Broadchurch—be one of the good ones? While its dark drama may not play in Peoria, it's got a pretty good shot at greatness since it's not a comedy. Show More Summary

There Will Never Be a Better Indie Film Than Pulp Fiction

Calling Pulp Fiction an independent film feels like a joke—a cruel jab meant to make all other indie films feel bad about what they'll never achieve. It's like your friend posting "You have the same number of hours in a day as Beyoncé" on social media. Show More Summary

We’ve Got Retro Soul and Surprise Reunions in This Week’s Playlist

Young Texas musicians like Leon Bridges are making pitch-perfect retro soul that sounds like Sam Cooke; Chance the Rapper continues to be one of rap's most unvarnished and experimental MCs; and 20 years after their last album, Sleater Kinney comes out of NOWHERE to announce a new album and drop its first single. Show More Summary

Pulp Fiction Is Like Good Sex—It’s Hard to Explain

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction It would go on to win Quentin Tarantino an Oscar, but it also had a huge impact on an entire generation of filmmakers. Twenty years later, those directors are out making their ownShow More Summary

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