Is It Time To Retire The Word "Epic"?

You'll see lots of rants on the internet claiming the word "epic" is overused. It's become a blanket synonym for "fun," and people say "I had an epic bath" with zero irony. But maybe this is just a symptom of a larger problem. Maybe the word "epic" in general has lost all meaning, including when we talk about fantasy. » 7/03/14 12:37pm 7/03/14 12:37pm

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 9:07am 5/24/13 9:07am

Brand New Exclusive Concept Art from the Animated Adventure Epic

Amanda Seyfried gets shrunk to tiny size and joins a race of strange little people as they fight against evil monsters, in the animated fantasy adventure Epic. This film is based on the children's book by William Joyce (Rise of the Guardians), and we've got some lush, fairy-tale-themed concept art from the film,… » 4/23/13 2:04pm 4/23/13 2:04pm

Summer Movie Preview: 34 Movies To Watch Out For

Will this be the summer that all your favorite icons reach their true potential for greatness on the big screen? Or will all your favorite characters be stuck in generic tentpole films about angst and terrorism? We'll find out soon! Here's the complete guide to this summer's science fiction, fantasy and comic book… » 4/23/13 12:32pm 4/23/13 12:32pm

Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Aren't Remakes,…

They're rebooting Spider-Man. They're remaking Total Recall. Sometimes, when you're in the middle of summer movie craziness, it can seem like every movie is based on an already-existing movie. But that's not really true — there are actually tons of genre movies in development that are new concepts, at least as far as… » 6/27/12 11:15am 6/27/12 11:15am

Beyoncé is a fairy queen in the first trailer for Epic

The first trailer for the woodland-warring-nymphs movie Epic is out. It looks like a North American Fern Gully. And the fairies ride hummingbirds, which is pretty adorable. The animated movie stars Peeta, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Johnny Knoxville, Steven Tyler, Beyonce (as a fairy queen), and Aziz Ansari as a… » 6/26/12 9:15am 6/26/12 9:15am

What If We Had Advanced Alien Tech During World War II?

It's 1941, and you're sending a battalion of giant combat mechs to attack Russia. Your air support fighters were built using technology you recovered from a crashed alien ship in the Antarctic, and no one has bothered trying to develop atomic weapons because you're all too busy trying to gather a weird alien energy… » 7/16/08 8:00am 7/16/08 8:00am

An Interstellar Empire Is Yours for the Making

An ancient galactic civilization is fragmented; numerous intelligent species vie for political, commercial and military control. Meanwhile, the former galactic capital of Mecatol Rex hosts the Galactic Council. Can you create a power base strong enough to unite the galaxy and begin a new golden age? That's the task… » 5/22/08 8:00am 5/22/08 8:00am