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

How will Marvel Studios create the weird and wonderful aliens in …

Creator Robert Kirkman shares tons of Walking Dead hints. One half of a two-headed giant previews Jack the Giant Slayer. Director Rich Moore previews Wreck-It Ralph 2. Arrow promotes its best supporting character. Plus G.I. Joe sequel and Oz prequel promos! » 2/13/13 6:00am 2/13/13 6:00am

Will Iron Man 3 feature some surprise superhero cameos after all?

If a new tie-in toy, an inside source, and an absurdly close reading of a new Robert Downey, Jr. interview have anything to say about it, then yes. Plus Hugh Jackman promises The Wolverine will finally feature the definitive Logan. » 1/30/13 6:00am 1/30/13 6:00am

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

Brand New Hints for Star Trek Into Darkness, Iron Man 3 and Mad Max:…

Star Trek Into Darkness puts Kirk and Spock's fundamental differences under the microscope once again — but that will end up being a good or bad thing? And Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige talks more about the Mandarin. » 1/23/13 6:00am 1/23/13 6:00am

A returning Captain America character is confirmed. And has a major…

One of Marvel's latest superheroes could be crossing over to The Avengers 2. Check out new trailers for Oblivion and the Evil Dead reboot. Ryan Murphy keeps on talking about American Horror Story's next season. Plus Hugh Jackman hints at tons of returning mutants in X-Men: Days of Future Past! » 1/21/13 6:00am 1/21/13 6:00am

Could a former Lex Luthor (and Flash) be the unexpected star of …

Captain America definitely won't be reconnecting with his 1940s love interest in The Winter Soldier. New TV spots reveal the fantasy worlds of Oz the Great and Powerful and Beautiful Creatures. Plus tons of spoilers for all your favorite TV shows! » 1/03/13 6:00am 1/03/13 6:00am

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

Why would anyone want to be a good witch? New trailer for Beautiful…

Here's our first real glimpse of the magical clan of sexy Southern people with dirty homes and fabulous furniture in Beautiful Creatures. And we find out what happens when you are "claimed" for dark. » 11/16/12 7:35am 11/16/12 7:35am

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… » 11/09/12 6:00am 11/09/12 6:00am

First trailer for Beautiful Creatures takes a swing at Twilight's hold…

The first teaser trailer for the movie adaptation of Beautiful Creatures — an incredibly successful young adult book about Southern accents, teenage romance, and magic — is out. And is it ever full of long vowels and puppy love! Will this be the next Twilight? » 9/20/12 7:30am 9/20/12 7:30am

Joss Whedon gives the best answer yet as to why he's back for Avengers 2

The return of a major Marvel villain is confirmed. Check out multiple endings to the new Hobbit trailer. James Cameron reveals a possible new direction for the Avatar films. Plus Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, Revolution, and more! » 9/20/12 6:00am 9/20/12 6:00am

Latest spoilers reveal The Walking Dead is only going to get darker and…

Recent episodes of The Walking Dead have had plenty of shocking moments, but that's nothing compared to what's coming next week, if a lengthy, ultra-spoilery description can be believed. Plus Robert Kirkman explains why the show's third season will be even darker than the comics! » 3/05/12 6:00am 3/05/12 6:00am

We're Doomed: Twilight Meets Harry Potter In New Book/Movie Series

Warner Bros has signed up the movie rights of the upcoming book series Beautiful Creatures, which seems like the result of someone cynically trying to mix Harry Potter and Twilight together, to create the ultimate teen mania. » 12/01/09 6:30am 12/01/09 6:30am