Did Marvel Just Save Comic-Con?

July 26, 2019

Whew! That was a long one. And also … a slow one? As with years prior, this year’s Comic-Con International was packed with movie report, TV casting proclamations, and lots of waiting in lines. But unlike years prior, its big-hearted splashings weren’t as splashy. Or at least that was the instance until Saturday night, when Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige took the stage and announced the studio’s Phase 4 slate,…

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The AI-Fueled, Anxious Hopefulness of Disney’s Smart House

July 2, 2019

There is a prophecy in the 1999 cinema Smart House: Soon, the computer will know more about you than you know about yourself. The prognosi is not so much foreboding as much as it is intriguing. Back then, the idea of all-seeing, all-knowing, artificially intelligent home technology still felt far enough away to seem like the remedy to human problems. Jeffrey Van Camp The 8 Best Smart Speakers With Alexa…

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Goodbye X-MenYou Flawed, Frustrating Cinematic Revolution

June 24, 2019

The 1990 s were a weird time if you liked comic books. A supposition boom and subsequent bust mopped away stores and publishers alike, and even Marvel–yes, Marvel–filed for bankruptcy in 1996. Yet the 1990 s is furthermore weirder if you wanted to see comic books on the big screen. Dick Tracy. The Rocketeer. The Phantom. Spawn. Judge Dredd. Jim Carrey in The Mask. Wesley Snipes as Blade. Even the…

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Keanu Reeves Showed Up at E3 to Say He’s in Cyberpunk 2077

June 14, 2019

Happy Monday, and welcome once again to The Monitor, WIRED's collection of all the world's biggest pop culture news. What's up this fine Monday? For one, Dark Phoenix bombed pretty badly, and for another, HBO cancelled Vice News Tonight. But let's get to the real reason you clicked on this story: KEANU. Keanu Reeves Surprised E3—in a Very Big Way Here's some news (probably) no one expected: Neo himself, Keanu…

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Brain-Machine Interfaces Could Give Us All Superpowers

May 21, 2019

One rainy day, Bill was journeying his bicycle when the mail truck in front of him suddenly stopped. Bill didn’t. The accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. His autonomy, or what’s left of it, comes from voice powers that let him lower and lift the blinds in his room or adjust the angle of his motorized bed. For all else, he relies on round-the-clock care. Angela Watercutter Film…

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Here’s How Disney+ Will Take Over the World

April 29, 2019

Details firstly: Disney has finally revealed that its long-discussed Netflix-rival streaming service, Disney +, will launch November 12. For a scant $6.99 a month it will provide you with nearly the entire Disneyome, a corpus of several hundred movies( all of Disney, most of Marvel with more to come, nearly all of Pixar, all of Star Wars, lots of Fox–which Disney recently bought) and even more the thousands of TV…

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Taron Egerton’s ‘Rocketman’ looks like a better ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

April 21, 2019

Taron Egerton as Elton John in’ Rocketman ‘. Image: David Appleby/ Paramount Pictures Bohemian Rhapsody was so 2018. 2019 is likely to be the year of Rocketman . The Elton John biopic shared about seven times of footage at Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation Thursday, and while this reporter is on the fence about whether or not it searches good , I feel somewhat self-confident saying it’s going to see make a…

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Beyonc’s New Film Homecoming Is Headed to Netflix

April 13, 2019

Happy Monday, formerly again, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED &# x27; s roundup off the most difficult pop culture news. What &# x27; s shakin &# x27 ;? Well, for one, Beyonce made a cinema for Netflix. Likewise, there’s another Walking Dead spinoff on the way, and the Cowboy Bebop serial is staffing up. Giddyup! Beyonce Is Coming to Netflix Over the weekend, via a extremely…

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Cantina Talk: Here’s What Episode IX Looks Like. Maybe

April 9, 2019

As all things Star Wars begin to go quiet ahead of this month's big Star Wars Celebration convention—more on that later—it's been a strange couple of weeks when it comes to news from the galaxy far, far away. But that doesn't mean things have been entirely silent when it comes to the warriors beyond the stars. Here's what's been going on on this side of the Outer Rim. This Is…

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