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Angry Nerd: Penguins of Madagascar Is Gonna Be Great. Here’s Why

Animated sequels are nothing compared to their various spin-offs. Why watch Madagascar 4 when the new Penguins of Madagascar looks infinitely better and it isn't bound to the original template? Angry Nerd explains why he'll take animated spin-offs like Puss in Boots to another Shrek any day. Show More Summary

Queen Bey and King Push Rule This Week’s Playlist

Sometimes the internet feels like one giant fan-service machine, doesn't it? The post Queen Bey and King Push Rule This Week’s Playlist appeared first on WIRED.

This Restored 1963 Batmobile Could Cost You a Cool $500K

This Batmobile was lost for decades. Now it's newly restored and up for auction. Opening bid? $90,000. The post This Restored 1963 Batmobile Could Cost You a Cool $500K appeared first on WIRED.

Once Again, Here’s Our Comprehensive Gchat Recap of The Newsroom

It’s three episodes down and three to go as time marches cruelly on toward the end of our fair Newsroom. Here's our latest Gchat recap of last night's episode. The post Once Again, Here’s Our Comprehensive Gchat Recap of The Newsroom appeared first on WIRED.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Debuts This Weekend

Star Wars is just days away from returning to the big screen—or, at least the trailer is. Lucasfilm confirmed today that a teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will run in select theaters over the holiday weekend before heading to all theaters in December. The post Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Debuts This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.

How Bad Is Katniss’ PTSD in The Hunger Games? We Asked the Experts

People throw around the term "PTSD" when talking about Katniss Everdeen's state in the Hunger Games movies. But does she fit the criteria for PTSD diagnosis? We asked some experts. The post How Bad Is Katniss’ PTSD in The Hunger Games? We Asked the Experts appeared first on WIRED.

Pitch Perfect 2 and Better Call Saul Top This Week’s Trailers

Do you love singing and laughing and smiles and rainbows? Then this is the week in trailers for you! We've got Pitch Perfect 2, live-action Cinderella, and a trailer for the next season of Portlandia. Check it. The post Pitch Perfect 2 and Better Call Saul Top This Week’s Trailers appeared first on WIRED.

The Glorious Old-School Gadgets of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off remains one of the most beloved teen comedies of all time. Here's a drool-inducing catalog of all the awesome gear. The post The Glorious Old-School Gadgets of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off appeared first on WIRE...

How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?

The latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy looks at the massive business empire of Star Wars. The post How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion? appeared first on WIRED.

While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On

Can't keep up with everything people are talking about on the World Wide Web? Don't worry. We read the Internet so you don't have to. The post While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On appeared first on WIRED.

Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters

There are a lot of characters in the Hunger Games franchise. They're actually fairly hard to keep track of. To help prepare you for today's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, we'd like to offer a definitive ranking of each character and why they're important to Panem—just so you can keep them straight. Show More Summary

Week’s Best TV: Jon Stewart Proposes to Benedict Cumberbatch

It's been a long week, and everyone is jonesing for that Thanksgiving break to put on their fattest pants and slip into football/food/movie comas. So we'll keep it simple. Here's a GIF of Benedict Cumberbatch being flirty with you, and the week's most noteworthy television. The post Week’s Best TV: Jon Stewart Proposes to Benedict Cumberbatch appeared first on WIRED.

How Designers Recreated Alan Turing’s Code-Breaking Computer for Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch may be the star of The Imitation Game, but the film's truly central figure is the code-breaking computer Christopher. The post How Designers Recreated Alan Turing’s Code-Breaking Computer for Imitation Game appeared first on WIRED.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Fantastic. We Ain’t Even Mad It Was Cut in Half

Yes, the new Hunger Games movie is an appetizer, but it also leaves you wanting more. The post The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Fantastic. We Ain’t Even Mad It Was Cut in Half appeared first on WIRED.

Legends of the Knight Explains Why We All Want to Be Batman

This week Batman got a belated 75th anniversary present: the release of Legends of the Knight, a crowdfunded documentary that celebrates not only the crime fighting alter ego of Bruce Wayne, but more importantly the real-world impact that the character has had on readers and fans since his debut in 1939's Detective Comics #27. Show More Summary

Cape Watch: Who Needs to See Fantastic Four Now That the Plot Leaked?

How many superhero movies are in the works? Enough that even Marvel can't keep track of when they're all coming out. Despite that, it's been a relatively quiet week superhero movie news. But we still have a few tidbits for you. Read them all here. The post Cape Watch: Who Needs to See Fantastic Four Now That the Plot Leaked? appeared first on WIRED.

Ruthless Female Leaders Are the Real Heroes in Dystopian Flicks

In almost every dystopian young adult movie you can count on many things: brave teens, societies divided, and distinguished women who stand at the heart of central conflicts. We would like to honor these elder stateswomen (and the wonderful actresses who play them). The post Ruthless Female Leaders Are the Real Heroes in Dystopian Flicks appeared first on WIRED.

One Man’s Quest to Build a Mind-Warping Four Dimensional Video Game

There's a row of books on a shelf in Marc ten Bosch's living room that contains a crash course in higher dimensions. Titles like Flatland. Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc. The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art. Show More Summary

The Impact of Borges, Brazil, and MC Escher on Interstellar

Chart: Thomas Porostocky Blade Runner; 007: Everett Collection Christopher Nolan owes a lot to 1977: Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Spy Who Loved Me—three movies he often cites as major influences. But more important,...Show More Summary

Interstellar Was So Big It Almost Broke IMAX

Christopher Griffith 1. An exhibitor loads the film reel onto the platter and threads the film through a set of rollers that remove debris and smoothly feed the film into the projector. 2. The new clamps allow longer films to extend to the very edge of the platter without flying off. Show More Summary

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