13 Ways to Make Legend of Korra's Third Season Amazing

With book two of Legend of Korra closed, it's time to look ahead. We already know that book three will be called "Change" and deal with the after-effects of Korra's decision to leave the human world connected to the spirit world. There's a lot of potential there, and the good news is the team behind the show can work… » 12/04/13 10:00am 12/04/13 10:00am

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

Shyamalan's new film is a huge disappointment (because it's not awful)

Admit it: You were secretly hoping for After Earth to be a trainwreck. It's M. Night Shyamalan's first movie since the oh-god-my-eyes Last Airbender. It's Will Smith trying to jumpstart his son Jaden's career. It has a ridiculous backstory. All signs pointed to another MST3K-worthy outing. Except After Earth is...… » 5/31/13 9:00am 5/31/13 9:00am

How The Legend of Korra successfully integrated technology with a…

When The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon's sequel to its mega-hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender was about to air, we wondered if the show might turn out to be anti-science. Last weekend, The Legend of Korra wrapped its first season, a season which pitted the young Avatar in training against the technology-wielding… » 7/01/12 11:00am 7/01/12 11:00am

Watch the premiere episodes of The Legend of Korra (legally) now!

The premiere episode of The Legend of Korra leaked last week, but if you've been waiting for a less illegal way to watch the Avatar: The Last Airbender follow-up, now is your chance. Nickelodeon has decided to bow to fans' impatience by streaming the entire first two episodes at KorraNation.com, and the second episode… » 3/23/12 9:48pm 3/23/12 9:48pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2010

This year's best movies played with genres in ways that changed their audiences' perceptions. Video-game movies, action movies, heist movies and superhero movies — they all had dazzling reinventions. Here are the 10 best and worst SF/fantasy movies of 2010. » 12/27/10 4:09pm 12/27/10 4:09pm