Why does live-action fantasy fail at the movies?

Apart from Harry Potter, Twilight and the Tolkien adaptations, live-action fantasy movies always seem to tank these days. Latest case in point: Mortal Instruments, which underperformed massively, taking in only about $14 million on a $60 million budget. Why are fantasy movies cursed? » 8/26/13 1:33pm 8/26/13 1:33pm

Beautiful Creatures is what Twilight would be if it were awesome

Everything you hated about Twilight — the bad dialogue, the sappy scenarios and drippy characters, the eye-rolling politics — is made right in Beautiful Creatures. This flick is a supernatural high school romance full of teenagers who talk like real human beings and make decisions that aren't entirely stupid. And yet… » 2/14/13 9:57am 2/14/13 9:57am

The Beautiful Creatures authors give us the rules for creating a…

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Creatures series is a hit. A huge hit. The series has been published in over 40 different countries and the Warner Bros. movie is opening this weekend. But before they were bestselling authors, the two friends made video games (Margaret worked on the Spider-Man Activision… » 2/13/13 2:17pm 2/13/13 2:17pm

Beautiful Creatures clips still have us confused on this whole magical …

We love young adult fantasy novels. And we love it even more when these YA novels become movies, especially giant franchise sensations that inspire baffeling merchandise and hairstyles. But can the convoluted-seeming novel Beautiful Creatures translate to the screen? » 1/24/13 12:29pm 1/24/13 12:29pm

Your First Look at Jeff Bridges as a Wizard! Plus Julianne Moore as…

Yup, that's Jeff Bridges as a wizard. We didn't even know he was doing that — but it's your first still from Seventh Son, a fantasy movie coming out Oct. 18. Warner Bros. released some promotional stills from their 2013 releases — a few of which we've seen before, but now they're in ultra high res. » 12/13/12 5:23pm 12/13/12 5:23pm

First Photos of Doctor Who's Returning Villains! Plus Major Iron Man 3

A Marvel exec reportedly spilled some pretty major Iron Man 3 details. A laundry list of famous directors have said they're not doing Star Wars: Episode VII... all except for one great director. Mark Millar hints once again that the Fantastic Four and X-Men films could cross over. There are some new pictures of Wargs… » 11/12/12 6:00am 11/12/12 6:00am

Could J.K. Simmons play J. Jonah Jameson in Amazing Spider-Man 2? Plus …

Mark Hamill talks some more about Star Wars: Episode VII — which one major director says he's definitely not doing. A new Oz: The Great and Powerful poster shows off the flying monkey action. Alex Proyas' Amped may be starring Thor and Catwoman. Check out two new clips of David Tennant's droid character from Star Wars: … » 11/09/12 6:00am 11/09/12 6:00am