Watch the First Two Installments of Haphead, a VR Gamer Dystopia


For the first time ever, io9 has teamed up with indie filmmakers to bring you a science fiction web series. Created by Jim Munroe (Ghosts with Shit Jobs, Infest Wisely), Haphead is the tale of a gamer who is willing to do anything to get her hands on a new "haptic" VR system for games. » 1/27/15 11:33pm Tuesday 11:33pm

The Fantastic Four Trailer Is Here, And It's Not At All What We Expected

I'm not sure that this first trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot is fantastic, exactly, but it's certainly intriguing. It seems like it's trying to completely hide the fact it's a superhero movie, revealing practically nothing about the heroes, their powers, or the evil blogger they'll be facing. » 1/27/15 12:31pm Tuesday 12:31pm

7 Sites That Help You Choose What to Watch Next

Let's face it: There are a lot of TV shows and movies out there. How are you going to figure out what's good and what's not-so-good? What if Netflix recommendations aren't working for you? What if you don't even have Netflix? We've scoured the web to bring you 7 useful apps and websites that can point you in the… » 1/27/15 11:26am Tuesday 11:26am

Here's a super fun video of the best sword fights in film history

Maybe because the idea of fighting with swords today seems so impossibly dangerous and probably because seeing steel on steel clang and cut flesh is just so damn viscerally satisfying but there's few things more riveting to see on screen than watching two or more actors try to kill each other with a sword. » 1/27/15 2:06am Tuesday 2:06am

Amazon's Plan to Make Films and Debut Them on Prime Right After Theaters

Amazon is already killing it with original streaming content. Transparent just won the Golden Globe for best comedy series and The Man in the High Castle is getting good early reviews. But Amazon is not resting on its streaming service laurels. No, Amazon has its eyes on a bigger screen: The company is preparing to… » 1/19/15 9:20am 1/19/15 9:20am

What Blackhat Gets Right: A Chat With Former Hacker Kevin Poulsen  

Back in Kevin Poulsen's hacker days, before he became writer and Wired editor, he pulled stunts like taking over the phone lines in a radio contest to win himself a Porsche, or breaking into the FBI's computer system when he ended up on the agency's Most Wanted list to change his physical description. He served a… » 1/16/15 3:35pm 1/16/15 3:35pm

New Chappie Trailer Shows the World Terrified By a Teen Robot

Here we have the latest trailer for Neill Blomkamp's AI flick, Chappie, which follows the travails of a teen robot learning How To Be. And even though the kind young bot we've seen in the last few trailers looks harmless, the preview shows a world where people just don't know what to do with thinking, feeling… » 1/14/15 11:39am 1/14/15 11:39am

8-bit Guardians of the Galaxy game is 2x retro fun

Here's CineFix's latest creation: The 2014 blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy in 8-bit. Though this video game version doesn't have the charm of Chris Pratt or versatility of Vin Diesel's dialogue, it does have the nostalgia of old video games which matches up nicely with the throwback fun in the movie. » 1/14/15 12:33am 1/14/15 12:33am

Blackhat Allllmost Gets Hacking Right

Blackhat is based on a good idea. Michael Mann, the director, sets out to demonstrate how actions derived from ones and zeroes in the virtual world can produce devastating consequences in the physical world, and to show his audience how hacking really works. And he gets so close you can practically taste the Tor relays » 1/13/15 4:45pm 1/13/15 4:45pm

The Big Lebowski says two fucks per minute—and six other movie factoids

Most of you have probably watched The Big Lebowski like a gajillion times and remember enough lines to re-create entire scenes by yourself but there still may be some tidbits that you don't know about the cult classic. Like a kooky conspiracy theory that links The Dude with 9/11. » 1/12/15 10:12pm 1/12/15 10:12pm

New Avengers 2 trailer looks really disturbing (and cool)

This movie can't come fast enough because each trailer unveils a new layer and just adds to the sure to be epic-ness of The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. The latest trailer shows off some more action sequences and reveals a lot of infighting and gets quite tense thanks to every character giving their best worry face. » 1/12/15 9:28pm 1/12/15 9:28pm

10 underrated movies you probably missed in 2014

The funnest and maybe even best movie of 2014 that nobody saw when it came out but when they finally watched it all agreed was the funnest and maybe even best movie of 2014: Edge of Tomorrow. Seriously, even if you don't like Tom Cruise, you'll enjoy the movie. Here are 9 other movies that were overlooked in 2014. » 1/07/15 10:00pm 1/07/15 10:00pm