Why can't Hollywood make a decent fairy tale movie?

Fairytales contain some of the most delightful make-believe in literature, even with all their creepiness and weirdness. These stories of bargains and trials, distilled by the oral tradition, pack some of the most potent storytelling in any genre, for any audience. So why can't anybody manage to make a halfway decent… » 3/28/13 12:29pm 3/28/13 12:29pm

Jack the Giant Slayer gives good vine, but not much else

I can kind of understand why X-Men director Bryan Singer wanted to tackle a grown-up reboot of Jack and the Beanstalk. There's a lot of potential for amazing visuals with the giant vine that grows up to the sky, and indeed the vine VFX are absolutely spectacular in the film. Plus there are the giants, which could be… » 3/01/13 9:00am 3/01/13 9:00am

J.J. Abrams confirms Star Trek's iconic alien enemies are back. Plus …

The Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel is going in a whole new primate-fighting direction. Guillermo del Toro reveals the setup for his latest horror movie Crimson Peak. How does Carol Marcus fit into Star Trek Into Darkness? There are some brand new clips from Jack the Giant Slayer. » 2/20/13 6:00am 2/20/13 6:00am

What's next on The Walking Dead? Plus a Breaking Bad star joins CBS's …

There's a major clue about Peter Dinklage's role in X-Men: Days of Future Past. A Thor: The Dark World set report offers some tantalizing hints. There are loads of clips from the alien-abduction film Dark Skies, and dozens of photos from Jack the Giant Slayer. Plus all the latest casting news for Under the Dome and… » 2/15/13 6:00am 2/15/13 6:00am

Joss Whedon's Avengers 2 already has seven incredible moments. Plus a…

X-Men: Days of Future Past is jumping ahead in time in more ways than one. LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy confirms that Star Wars: Episode VII might not come out in 2015 after all. Robert Downey, Jr. explains why his Iron Man 3 injury was a good thing. Steven Moffat offers a lightning-fast Doctor Who preview. Plus… » 1/31/13 6:00am 1/31/13 6:00am