It Chapter Two Ruled the Box Office This Weekend

It Chapter Two Ruled the Box Office This Weekend

Also, audiences seem to really like Joaquin Phoenix's Joker and Kristen Stewart would like to play a gay superhero.In news that is likely more surprising than It Chapter Two's box office take, Joker—the new origin story film about Batman's nemesis—won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival this past weekend.

Learn How to Fall With Climber Alex Honnold

Learn How to Fall With Climber Alex Honnold

Here to answer that question and many more about climbing—roped and not—including just how many pull-ups a good climber can do, and just how the hell climbers get their ropes back from the top of a route, is Alex Honnold in WIRED ’s latest installment of Tech Support.

Amazon's The Boys Tests the Limits of Superhero Fatigue

Amazon's The Boys Tests the Limits of Superhero Fatigue

The 10-episode show, adapted from Garth Ennis' comic book, has scant regard for big-H Heroes, or for the corporate empires that have managed to turn them into movie stars. Heroes became assholes in a series of book-to-screen projects, from Watchmen to Kick-Ass to Wanted to Powers .

Jennifer Lawrence to Play Real-Life Mobster

Jennifer Lawrence to Play Real-Life Mobster

Today in Good News For People Who Like Scary News, HBO announced this week that it's renewing Los Espookys for a second season. Will Smith Battles Himself in New Gemini Man Trailer.

Using AI, and Film, to Track Tear Gas Use Against Civilians

Using AI, and Film, to Track Tear Gas Use Against Civilians

The film documents how London nonprofit Forensic Architecture is developing machine learning software that could help uncover where Triple Chaser grenades are being launched or thrown. A mesmerizing sequence at the film’s heart strobes through images that Forensic Architecture used to train machine learning software to recognize Triple Chaser grenades.

Netflix's The Great Hack Brings Our Data Nightmare to Life

Netflix's The Great Hack Brings Our Data Nightmare to Life

If you’d rather not think about how your life is locked in a dystopian web of your own data , don't watch the new Netflix documentary The Great Hack .But if you want to see, really see, the way data tracking, harvesting, and targeting takes the strands of information we generate and ties them around us until we are being suffocated by governments and companies, don't miss the film, which premieres today on the streaming platform and in theaters.

Snowpiercer Trains an Eye on TV—and Its Genre DNA Runs Deep

Snowpiercer Trains an Eye on TV—and Its Genre DNA Runs Deep

Snowpiercer , the latest transplatform skipping stone, finally let folks on board at the a San Diego Comic-Con panel on the upcoming television series today—and from the look of things, it's drawing not just on its own previous iterations, but a few other genre properties as well.

Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'

Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'

It , Top Gun , His Dark Materials Trailers Rock Comic-Con. It's only day one of Comic-Con International, but the conference has already given fans a lot of early looks at upcoming films—and a few trailers. Below are some of the best, from It Chapter 2 to Top Gun: Maverick.

Thor 4 Is Coming—and Taika Waititi Is Directing

Thor 4 Is Coming—and Taika Waititi Is Directing

Taika Waititi will reportedly direct the next Thor film. Taika Waititi Writing and Directing Thor 4. Good news: Taika Waititi , the man behind that film, is coming back for more. Waititi has reportedly signed on to write and direct Thor 4 .

Spider-Man: Far From Home Continues to Rule the Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home Continues to Rule the Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home lead the box office for the second week in a row this past weekend. Spidey Swings in to No. Spider-Man: Far From Home continued its box office domination this weekend, bringing in $45.3 million domestically.

What the 'Stranger Things' High Viewership Numbers Actually Mean

What the 'Stranger Things' High Viewership Numbers Actually Mean

Last year, when everyone stuck at home for the holidays was watching Bird Box , the streaming giant tweeted that more than 45 million accounts had watched the film, which was the "best first seven days ever for a Netflix film!"

The Walking Dead (Comic) Is Over

The Walking Dead (Comic) Is Over

This time around we have big news about The Walking Dead comics and a lot of updates on the lives of directors, from long-timers like Quentin Tarantino to newcomers like Andy Muschietti.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Is Full of Clues About the Future of the MCU

Spider-Man: Far From Home Is Full of Clues About the Future of the MCU

For all the twists and turns in Spider-Man: Far From Home —and it does have quite a few surprises—the entire film seems set on answering one question: Can Peter Parker be the new Tony Stark?.

Neil Gaiman's Sandman Comics Reportedly Getting a Netflix Series

Neil Gaiman's Sandman Comics Reportedly Getting a Netflix Series

Netflix has reportedly inked a deal for a live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic book series. Also, Paul Rudd is going to be in Ghostbusters 2020 and Lady Gaga might be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 .

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

Today we have the first trailer from the new reboot of Charlie's Angels and a whole lot of news about Netflix. George Clooney will be directing and starring in an upcoming film adaptation of the sci-fi thriller Good Morning, Midnight for Netflix.

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

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

I remember Smart House , which came out 20 years ago today, not just because it was cool—a Star Trek for our generation—but because it offered a view of the future where technology was designed to protect us, to look after us when our parents were away, to make us dinner on demand.

Disney's New Lion King Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema

Disney's New Lion King Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema

Overhead on a metal truss, a matrix of 3D sensors tracks the signals and translates the viewfinders’ positions back into VR.In order to block out a scene, the filmmakers would put on their headsets and figure out exactly where the cameras and lights would go to best capture the action, using handheld controllers to move the virtual equipment around like chess pieces.

Men in Black: International Disappoints at the Box Office

Men in Black: International Disappoints at the Box Office

Thor: Ragnarok costars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star in Men in Black: International. Today, we've got some sad news from the box office and some good news about Steven Spielberg's West Side Story movie.

Goodbye X-Men—You Flawed, Frustrating Cinematic Revolution

Goodbye X-Men—You Flawed, Frustrating Cinematic Revolution

The mystique of the X-Men movies depended on a sense of the larger world behind the characters—something the films began to lose as time went on. Subtext aside, X-Men wrapped its long past around itself like no comic-book movie ever had.

You Can't Hate San Francisco Unless You Love San Francisco

You Can't Hate San Francisco Unless You Love San Francisco

Hours before the film was set to premiere in front of a local audience, Wired sat down with them and other cast members inside the Fairmont Hotel, high atop San Francisco’s poshest hill, full of mansions built by railroad barons during the city’s original economic boom, to talk about how the tech industry is bulldozing the city they’ve always called home.“It’s a very strange time to be from San Francisco,” Talbot says.

The Secret to Soap Bubbles' Iridescent Rainbows

The Secret to Soap Bubbles' Iridescent Rainbows

When it comes to reflected light, you get a half wavelength phase shift if it reflects off a material with a higher index of refraction. As the film thickness changes, different wavelengths of light achieve constructive interference.

Aladdin Made $113 Million at the Box Office This Weekend

Aladdin Made $113 Million at the Box Office This Weekend

First up, Disney's Aladdin had a pretty big weekend at the box office. Also, Netflix picked up a couple of big movies at the Cannes Film Festival, and there might be another Alien prequel coming.

Netflix's 'See You Yesterday' Challenges the Meaning of Time Travel

Netflix's 'See You Yesterday' Challenges the Meaning of Time Travel

Whereas filmmakers of the past have been interested in traveling through time to stop the Singularity or relive the heyday of the Walkman, director Stefon Bristol's movie, produced by Spike Lee, seeks to address police brutality against black Americans.

John Wick Shot Down Avengers at the Box Office

John Wick Shot Down Avengers at the Box Office

The third John Wick movie topped the US box office this weekend. There’s also another movie based on Mortal Kombat coming and a new trailer for Westworld . It was bound to happen sometime, and this past weekend Avengers: Endgame was finally bested at the box office.

How One Lab Builds Very Film-Like Smartphone Photo Filters

How One Lab Builds Very Film-Like Smartphone Photo Filters

We're measuring how film responds to light and making a physical model of that," says Zach Hodges, whose real-ish title at VSCO is "image science-ish."

James Cameron Doesn't Seem to Mind Taunts From Avengers Fans

James Cameron Doesn't Seem to Mind Taunts From Avengers Fans

James Cameron congratulated the Avengers: Endgame team for breaking his Titanic box-office record. Star Wars and Avatar Will Be Swapping December Release Dates for a While. Of course, there may be a reason for James Cameron's graciousness to the Marvel team: They're new coworkers.

How the Videogame Aesthetic Flows Into All of Culture

How the Videogame Aesthetic Flows Into All of Culture

One of the principal pleasures offered by both videogames and social media is the experience of flow . Our media culture today offers a variety of passive experiences that share a key characteristic with Csikszentmihalyi’s flow: the pleasure of losing oneself.

Brain-Machine Interfaces Could Give Us All Superpowers

Brain-Machine Interfaces Could Give Us All Superpowers

Taryn Southern, the co-director of the film, says she began thinking about the brain just as shows like Black Mirror and Westworld , which play on the relationship between humans and technology, began their ascendency.

A Spoiler-Packed Review of 'Avengers: Endgame' Highlights

A Spoiler-Packed Review of 'Avengers: Endgame' Highlights

We assembled WIRED writers and editors Jason Kehe, Jason Parham, Peter Rubin, and Angela Watercutter to analyze all of the biggest themes of Marvel's franchise-defining movie.

Donald Glover, Adidas, Nike, and the Fight for Cool

Donald Glover, Adidas, Nike, and the Fight for Cool

Glover's addition certainly adds cultural currency to Adidas' war chest, but it's the partnership the company has forged with Beyoncé that will likely rival, and perhaps dwarf, the magnetism Kanye West was able to generate, and has wildly sustained, since he signed with the brand in 2015.