Smaug Is So Pissed On The First Hobbit: Battle Of Five Armies Poster

The first poster for The Hobbit 3: Citizens On Patrol The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived; while it's not exactly a shock, seeing a very, very angry Smaug descend on Laketown and Bard is still pretty badass. Here's hoping that this means movie #3 is more like movie #2, at least in terms of excitement. » 7/23/14 11:52am Yesterday 11:52am

Top 10 Greatest Motion-Capture Characters Of All Time

This weekend, we'll witness the evolution of Caesar, the ape revolutionary played by Andy Serkis in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And next month, we meet Vin Diesel's Groot. But motion-capture has a proud history of innovation and great performances. Here are the 10 greatest mocap characters of all time. » 7/08/14 10:09am 7/08/14 10:09am

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

JRR Tolkien Explains Lord Of The Rings In Legendary Recording

In 1958, J.R.R. Tolkien attended a "Hobbit Dinner" in the Netherlands, an event set up by Tolkien's Dutch publisher, where 200 fans could hear their favorite author speak. And speak he did, explaining the meaning of his most famous work, reciting a poem in Elvish, and more. And for the first time, you'll be able to… » 5/25/14 9:30am 5/25/14 9:30am

The Quest TV Competition Turns Fantasy Into Reality Television

Genre reality TV shows are difficult. Sometimes they can be amazing (Face Off, Jim Henson's Creature Shop), and sometimes they can be not so great (Scream Queens). So we're pretty curious to see what happens with The Quest, the fantasy-inspired competition produced by the folks behind The Amazing Race and The Lord of… » 5/14/14 12:49pm 5/14/14 12:49pm

The Bitchin Fantasy Artist You Didn't Know You Already Admired

You may not know Ian Miller's name, but you've definitely marveled at his ornate, harrowing art before. His work has adorned everything from H.P. Lovecraft book covers to Warhammer 40K concept art. And at last, 300 of his best pieces are being collected in a book, The Art of Ian Miller. We've got an exclusive peek,… » 4/10/14 12:51pm 4/10/14 12:51pm