Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Are Joining The Stand

Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Are Joining The Stand

For starters, CBS All Access' adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand is rounding out its cast.Also, that series now has a new cast member: Whoopi Goldberg.

Apple Watch Series 5: Same Watch, More Face

Apple Watch Series 5: Same Watch, More Face

Video: AppleThe Watch Series 5 adds a built-in compass that can discern which direction you're facing, just like the iPhone.Apple also showed off two new titanium models of the Watch, a light brushed style and a "space black" option.

Netflix Re-Ups the Puppetry—and Perturbations—of Dark Crystal

Netflix Re-Ups the Puppetry—and Perturbations—of Dark Crystal

“Everybody who grew up at a certain time has a story of being really scared by something they saw in The Dark Crystal,” says Javier Grillo-Marxuach, a stalwart writer of genre television and executive coproducer on a new Netflix series premiering this week, based on that 1982 movie.

8 Movies and TV Shows You Need to Stream This Weekend

8 Movies and TV Shows You Need to Stream This Weekend

Where to watch: HBO Go. A lot of people (myself included) slept on Fleabag, but now that the show is very Emmy-nominated, it’s time to catch up.

After Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Everything Changes

After Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Everything Changes

The Real Deal: Elsewhere in the animation front, Lucasfilm has launched Star Wars: Roll Out , a series of short videos released online from Japanese animator Hideo Itoyanagi, in which characters from the new trilogy are all transformed into … well, BB-8 style little balls, really.

Ask the Know-It-Alls: How Do Machines Learn?

Ask the Know-It-Alls: How Do Machines Learn?

Truth is, most times you hear the term artificial intelligence, the specific technology at work is called machine learning.Around 2012 , the small community still working on the neural network approach to machine learning showed groundbreaking new results on speech and image recognition.

A Black Lady Sketch Show Is a Much-Needed Jolt to TV Comedy

A Black Lady Sketch Show Is a Much-Needed Jolt to TV Comedy

In fact, the foursome are among a rising comedy avant-garde on TV that includes Spanish language curios (HBO's charming Los Espookys ), alt-sketch programs (Netflix's deliriously clever I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson and Comedy Central's Alternatino ), black mockumentaries (IFC's Sherman’s Showcase ), and more traditional fare ( South Side , which debuted on Comedy Central last week to impressive numbers).The boom is likely to hold, too.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Is a Rare Game About Sisterhood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Is a Rare Game About Sisterhood

The half-goofy half-earnest story of these sisters gripped me, and I adore the way the co-op element of the game ties it into every aspect of play.

2 Million People Streamed the Fortnite World Cup Finals

2 Million People Streamed the Fortnite World Cup Finals

On Sunday, 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf, also known as Bugha, won the $3 million grand prize at the Fortnite World Cup Finals. Well, for one, a lot of people saw Quentin Tarantino's new movie—and the Fortnite World Cup Finals—this weekend.

Star Wars News: The End of 'Rise of Skywalker' Will Melt Your Mind

Star Wars News: The End of 'Rise of Skywalker' Will Melt Your Mind

The Real Deal: You might think you're prepared for this December's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , but Kevin Smith wants you to know that you're probably not.

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 .

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.

‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Picard,’ and More Awesome Trailers Hit Comic-Con

‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Picard,’ and More Awesome Trailers Hit Comic-Con

Westworld , Star Trek: Picard , Watchmen , Snowpiercer , and so many more. For show co-creator Jonathan Nolan, Season 3 is all about “The New World.” On Saturday, fans got a glimpse into what that new world was: a sleek, beautiful place that looks more threatening than any bleak future ever presented in science fiction.

Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

It , Top Gun , His Dark Materials Trailers Rock Comic-Con. Based on book the series by Andrzej Sapkowski that later got turned into a videogame franchise, the story follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill, aka Superman), a witcher who hunts monsters, has no emotions, and has a horse for a best friend.

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 .

The 10 Things We're Most Excited to See at Comic-Con

The 10 Things We're Most Excited to See at Comic-Con

There are usually sneak peeks of future blockbusters and surprise announcements about comic-book heroes getting their own movies. Marvel skipped Comic-Con in 2018, but it's coming back this year to bring fans … something.

'John Wick' Writer Heading to Marvel's 'Falcon & Winter Soldier'

'John Wick' Writer Heading to Marvel's 'Falcon & Winter Soldier'

Today's a busy one: In addition to Marvel's forthcoming Falcon & Winter Soldier series getting John Wick 's writer, we also have a funny item about the Momo Challenge meme (yes, really), and news about the Suicide Squad sequel.

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.

Neon Genesis Evangelion Is Remarkably Relevant in 2019

Neon Genesis Evangelion Is Remarkably Relevant in 2019

Neon Genesis Evangelion is forcing a television culture that has largely ignored anime to actually pay attention. My hope, then, is that the sudden critical interest in Neon Genesis Evangelion , which had almost no Western critical attention outside of far niche publications as recently as a month ago, is a sign of publications rethinking and re-attenuating themselves to 2019's television atmosphere.

Microsoft’s Ebook Apocalypse, Facebook Drug Ads, and More News

Microsoft’s Ebook Apocalypse, Facebook Drug Ads, and More News

Microsoft’s Ebook Apocalypse, Facebook Drug Ads, and More News. It turns out you don't actually own your ebooks; those "Hims" and "Hers" ads you always see are against the rules; and WIRED took a look at the importance of photographing women in sports.

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 .

Shopkeepers Around the World, Photographed With Their Wares

Shopkeepers Around the World, Photographed With Their Wares

Photographer Vladimir Antaki and a friend were wandering along a crowded street in Mexico City a few years ago when they stumbled upon a hole-in-the-wall sculptor's studio that, except for a dusty radio, wouldn't have looked out of place in Renaissance Italy.

Toy Story 4 Just Crushed the Box Office

Toy Story 4 Just Crushed the Box Office

The latest hit to come from the factory: Pixar's Toy Story 4 , which nabbed $118 million at the box office in North America this weekend. Not only is Netflix releasing a new prequel to the 1982 fantasy classic The Dark Crystal , the series will have an accompanying comic book as well.

Avengers: Endgame Is Getting Re-Released With Some 'Surprises'

Avengers: Endgame Is Getting Re-Released With Some 'Surprises'

For one, Avengers: Endgame is getting re-released to theaters with some new footage. And now, some history-making news: Janet Mock, the writer/director/producer currently working on FX's Pose , just signed a massive three-year deal with Netflix.

The Oddball Delights of Los Espookys

The Oddball Delights of Los Espookys

Los Espookys is a Spanish-language series focused on a quartet of self-described "horror technicians" who live in an unnamed Latin American country. Equally outfitted by four eccentrics, Los Espookys is led by the goth-loving Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco in an ace performance), who wears all-black ensembles and speaks with a warm rasp.

Denis Villeneuve Is Working on a Dune Series

Denis Villeneuve Is Working on a Dune Series

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is working on Dune show in addition to his Dune movie; the co-writer of Coco is about to go to Narnia; and Facebook is commissioning even more shows.

The Glorious Scale of the NBA Finals' Game 5

The Glorious Scale of the NBA Finals' Game 5

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors blocked Kyle Lowry's shot during the fifth game of the of the NBA Finals this week, leading to a Warrior win over the Toronto Raptors.

Netflix Is Making a Magic: The Gathering Animated Series

Netflix Is Making a Magic: The Gathering Animated Series

The new Magic: The Gathering animated series will focus on the Planeswalkers. Up this week: Netflix is working on an animated version of Magic: The Gathering , J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot might have a new home soon, and Robert Downey Jr. wants to save the planet.