Watching: What to Watch This Weekend: ‘BoJack Horseman’ and ‘Looking: The Movie’

From the Watching team, expert TV and movie recommendations for the next few days.


Review: ‘Don’t Think Twice’: Mike Birbiglia’s Smart Comedy

The movie follows an improv troupe and its members, who can be both supportive and catty.


Film Review: Review: ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Brings Its Snickers and Bubbly to the Big Screen

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are back as Eddy and Patsy in this happily self-conscious feature-length goof, a film iteration of the BBC TV series.


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Want the Best Iron Man Cosplay for Comic-Con? Call This Guy

Meet Shawn Thorsson—the superhero of cosplay. The post Want the Best Iron Man Cosplay for Comic-Con? Call This Guy appeared first on WIRED.


Review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Sticks to Its Brand. That’s Not Necessarily Bad.

This film follows its immediate predecessors, “Star Trek” and “Into Darkness,” in sacrificing some of the old spirit to blockbuster imperatives.


Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at 81

Mr. Marshall’s work in TV and movies fattened the archive of romantic, family and buddy comedies and found a sweet spot in the middle of the mainstream.


Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Comedy Mastermind, Dies at 81

Mr. Marshall’s work in network TV and Hollywood movies fattened the archive of romantic, family and buddy comedies and consistently found the sweet spot in the middle of the mainstream.


For my daughter

 My daughter is almost eight. She likes princesses and Harry Potter and doll houses and making videos to Taylor Swift songs and she has a few very clear influences and/or … Continue Reading →


So That’s Who You Call: The Politics of the New ‘Ghostbusters’

The New York Times critics Manohla Dargis, A.O. Scott and Wesley Morris discuss the prerelease outcry, how the original film wasn’t that amazing and Kate McKinnon’s greatness.


John Cho, Sulu of ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ Navigates a Beckoning Universe

The actor discusses the revelation that the Enterprise helmsman is gay, his response to stereotypical roles and his thoughts on future projects.


‘Ghostbusters’ Is No. 2, Behind ‘Secret Life of Pets,’ but Sony’s Giddy

The reboot, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig, took in about $46 million over the weekend at theaters.


Hector and Movies and Me

Hector Babenco’s “Pixote” left a huge imprint on Julian Schnabel. The artist and filmmaker explains why.


Feature: The American Who Accidentally Became a Chinese Movie Star

The journey of Jonathan Kos-Read, better known as Cao Cao, is a good guide for anyone seeking to make it in China’s budding, chaotic film industry.


Review: ‘Café Society’ Isn’t Woody Allen’s Worst Movie

This ambivalent return to 1930s Hollywood mostly rearranges the director’s old themes. But, overall, it’s an amusing little picture.


Watching: What You Should Watch This Weekend: ‘Mustang’ and Good Background Shows

From the Watching team, expert TV and movie recommendations for the next few days.


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At Last: The Untold Backstory of Slimer From Ghostbusters

Want to know how everyone’s favorite blob of ectoplasm got his voracious appetite? This is the Slimer backstory that didn’t make it into Paul Feig’s film. The post At Last: … Continue Reading →


Why Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Couldn’t Quit Jason Bourne

The actor and the director discuss what led them to an additional chapter in the high-velocity life of a once amnesiac governmental assassin.


Our ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.

This redo lets women, especially Kate McKinnon, be as simply and uncomplicatedly funny as men, and still leaves room for Chris Hemsworth.


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Fistfights and Cursed Towns Top This Week’s 5 Best Podcasts

An underwater fistfight, a cursed small town, and a Ghost Army. The post Fistfights and Cursed Towns Top This Week’s 5 Best Podcasts appeared first on WIRED.


Review: Girls and Slime Rule in ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot

This redo lets women, especially Kate McKinnon, be uncomplicatedly funny, with room enough for Chris Hemsworth.


Review: In ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot, Girls Rule and Women Are Funny

This redo lets women, especially Kate McKinnon, be uncomplicatedly funny, with room enough for Chris Hemsworth.


Watching: What You Should Watch This Weekend: ‘The Night Of’ and ‘The Circus’

From the Watching team, expert TV and movie recommendations for the next few days.


Review: ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,’ Antics to Not Love nor Cherish

This aggressively stupid movie has nothing going for it other than some wasted talent.


Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Amuses, but Misses Opportunities

This film is clearly the work of dog people, and traffics — like nearly every other movie in its genre — in some tired anti-feline stereotypes.


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Come for the New Star Trek Beyond Trailer, Stay For Rihanna

This can be your “Sledgehammer.” The post Come for the New Star Trek Beyond Trailer, Stay For Rihanna appeared first on WIRED.


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The Best Movie Presidents Ranked, in Honor of Independence Day: Resurgence

Spoiler: It’s Pullman. The post The Best Movie Presidents Ranked, in Honor of Independence Day: Resurgence appeared first on WIRED.


Who’s Afraid of Female ‘Ghostbusters’?

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and the rest of the squad discuss the controversy around their all-female take on this comedy franchise.