Game of Thrones‘ Final Season Might Be Funny?

March 14, 2019

Happy Monday, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's look at all that's happening in the world of pop culture. Hollywood is in a bit of a post-Oscars lull, but that doesn't mean all's quiet—hey, Steven Spielberg and Netflix have already gone a few rounds since last week. What else? Well, Edge of Tomorrow is getting a sequel, and Game of Thrones shot an epic battle for its…


Nielsen compares ‘Bird Box’ numbers to other Netflix originals

January 13, 2019

Image: Saeed Adyani/ Netflix It looks like Bird Box is the massive made that Netflix says it is. Nielsen, which quantifies viewer ratings of television shows and now some streaming services, backed up Netflix’s bold claims about Bird Box ‘s popularity, Variety reported Tuesday. Within the first seven days of its liberate on Netflix, Nielsen reports that it was watched by 26 million viewers in the U.S. alone. SEE ALSO:…


‘The Kissing Booth’ was the most-rewatched Netflix movie of 2018

December 12, 2018

We couldn’t get enough of these two in 2018, and that’s just facts! Image: netflix Whatever year-end content you’re devouring this December, let’s be real – you want to know about your year in Netflix. The streaming service is notoriously private about numbers, but did release a roster of the top TV and film names we binged this year. SEE ALSO: The 8 best returning TV proves of 2018 Though…


Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong biopic ‘First Man’ scores stellar reviews in Venice

September 27, 2018

Image: universal videos That’s one small-minded stair from Whiplash , and one giant leap away from La La Land . Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle is moving away from musicals at light speed with the premiere of his historical drama, First Man, at the opening night of Venice Film Festival. And commentators are loving it. SEE ALSO: Yikes, the reviews for ‘The Happytime Murders’ are absolutely savage The Neil Armstrong…


Henry Cavill Flying Away Is an Opportunity for DC to Start Over

September 15, 2018

The latest death of Superman is upon us: Henry Cavill, the English-born actor who’s played the Man of Steel in three movies, is reportedly leaving the DC Universe. What Warner Bros. will do going forward is unclear, but the studio did release a statement today saying "we have made no current decisions regarding upcoming Superman films." And with that, for the first time in years, the onscreen fate of one…


13 Workplace Comedies to Buckle Down With This Labor Day Weekend

September 14, 2018

There are two kinds of employees.( Three, if you count the individuals who traffic in binary generalizations .) You’ve got those who squeeze as much life because they can out of every moment they’re not stuck in country offices cubicle, and those who can’t defy checking/ responding to work emails and Slacks, even when they’re on vacation. Fortunately, both can find the humor in a great workplace TV comedy–whether it’s…


Chris Pine and his beard seek bloody revenge in ‘Outlaw King’ trailer

September 12, 2018

In all the fuss over Avengers: Infinity War, you may have wondered: How is Chris Pine doing? While the other Hollywood Chrises failed to beat Thanos, Pine was dusting off his chain mail to play Robert the Bruce, an exiled Scottish king seeking to reclaim his throne. SEE ALSO: Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny team up for love and murder in unsettling ‘Lizzie’ trailer In the trailer for Outlaw King…


How Searching Became More Than an “Internet Movie”

September 1, 2018

It was 2016, and Aneesh Chaganty was fumbling through the most important telephone call of his barely-begun career. The young filmmaker had been given 15 minutes to persuasion actor John Cho to star in Search, a whodunit about a father-god are seeking to track down his missing teenage daughter. The characters’ ordeal–and their entire relationship–would be told via a series of screens, as its hero uses everything from Facebook to…


Enhance Your Day With the Perfect Workplace Distraction

August 30, 2018

If your workspace has seemed a bit shoutier than usual in the last few days, you might have Nicole He to blame. The Brooklyn-based programmer and technologist is the developer of ENHANCE.COMPUTER, an online “cyberpunk game” that recalls the futuristic voice-command sleuth-machines found in films like Blade Runner: By hollering out directives like “MOVE DOWN !, ” “MOVE LEFT !, ” and specially “ENHANCE !, ” you can zoom in…


The cast of ‘Love, Simon’ talks coming out and clapping back at bullies

August 22, 2018

Image: Disney/ Courtesy Evere It’s Summer Lovin’ Week here at Mashable, which intends things are getting steamy. In honour of the freeing of Crazy Rich Asians, we’re celebrating onscreen adore and romance, looking at everything from our favorite fictional couples to how Hollywood’s love tales are evolving. Reckon of it as our love letter to, well, love . It’s been 17 times, and Garry Marshall’s Princess Diaries movie starring Anne…