Epic: This is what a good children's film looks like

Movies for kids generally exist in a zone of lowered expectations. Recycled sitcom jokes and microwaved pop culture references dot a paint-by-numbers story about rehashed characters. So it's refreshing to see a film like Epic, which actually packs a real story, along with some gorgeous imagery. Minor spoilers ahead... »5/24/13 12:07pm5/24/13 12:07pm

Ugh, Disney Gave Brave's Merida A Pretty Pretty Princess Makeover

Merida, the boundary-breaking heroine of Pixar's Brave, officially gains the title of Disney's eleventh Princess today — one which, ironically, she would not give a crap about. But she appears to have stopped into a Sephora, a Weight Watchers, and a BCBG on the way to her coronation. And they took away her bow and… »5/11/13 4:50pm5/11/13 4:50pm

You never realized the full insanity of Pixar's attention to detail

Check out an exclusive clip from the special features on the DVD and Blu-ray for Pixar's "Scottish Princess" movie Brave, which comes out next week. You already knew that Pixar went to insane lengths to make Merida's curly hair look natural — but did you know that they modeled every single thread in that… »11/05/12 10:00am11/05/12 10:00am

Brave shows how to create a brand new fairy tale from scratch

Pop culture is obsessed with fairy tales right now. But it's all retreads of the same few stories from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen — and not even the original, dark-as-hell stories, but rather the warmed-over Disneyfied versions. Where are the people creating brand new fairy tales from scratch? And… »6/22/12 12:00pm6/22/12 12:00pm

Attack the Block's Joe Cornish is adapting Snow Crash. Plus is I Am Legend 2 really happening?

Chris Meloni provides tons of spoilers for True Blood. Will Smith explains why he's hesitant about I Am Legend 2. Dominic Cooper discusses the ins and outs of playing Abraham Lincoln's only vampire ally. Brian Michael Bendis says FX's Powers TV show isn't dead yet. Plus tons of Falling Skies spoilers! »6/15/12 9:00am6/15/12 9:00am

Brave director Mark Andrews explains why Merida isn't your typical Disney princess

In less than two weeks, Pixar will introduce the world to its own version of the fantasy princess: the strong-willed redheaded archer Merida. But what makes Merida different from the Disney princesses that so many young girls regard as archetypes of femininity? Brave director Mark Andrews explains how his flawed… »6/13/12 12:00pm6/13/12 12:00pm

A Warrior Princess and her Mom at Loggerheads, in an Adorable New Brave Clip

While we're still not completely certain what happens to Pixar's new princess Merida in their latest animated feature, Brave, we do know that her strained relationship with her mother is the meat of the drama. Which is demonstrated in this clip quite well. Take a look at what's really happening inside the giant… »5/30/12 1:30pm5/30/12 1:30pm

Orson Scott Card reveals secrets of the Ender's Game movie. Plus Guillermo del Toro talks Pinocchio!

Orson Scott Card reveals the most difficult thing from his book to translate to the big screen. Guillermo del Toro talks possible casting for Pinocchio. Alan Ball reveals more details about Christopher Meloni's True Blood vampire modernist. Plus, the sibling dynamic we'll see in Thor 2, and Star Trek takes its first… »5/23/12 9:00am5/23/12 9:00am