Will We Ever Get To See China's Disastrous Answer To Avatar? [UPDATED]

It's been two years since we showed you the trailer for Empires of the Deep, the legendary $130 million epic about mermaids that was geared to be China's answer to Avatar. The movie actually filmed back in 2010. Will we ever see it? Hard to say. Update: We heard from one of the film's directors. » 11/17/14 6:02pm 11/17/14 6:02pm

Disney wants you to bring your iPad to The Little Mermaid. NO.

Disney's got a new idea to enhance the viewing experience for its classic movies: Fill the audience with iPads. Can you imagine a hell worse than a movie theater filled with children raising up their super expensive, light-polluting, noise-making, screen-obstructing toys? Hard Pass, Disney. Hard Pass. » 9/12/13 12:31pm 9/12/13 12:31pm

The episode of Xena: Warrior Princess that set women, TV and comedy…

Xena: Warrior Princess isn’t just a cult TV success, but a feminist icon. The tough warrior fought for the good of the realm in the show, but the show itself helped pave the way for a new generation of female action stars and entertainment. Which makes the show’s decision to chuck Xena to put Gabrielle in a horrible,… » 4/11/13 9:45am 4/11/13 9:45am

What if The Little Mermaid was a horror movie?

What if the The Little Mermaid wasn't a fired-up ginger hellbent on finding interspecies love on land? What if she was a Coney Island Freak Show attraction with the taste for blood? Then she would be a lot more like director Nicholas Humphries' simple horror short The Little Mermaid. As a rule, we like anything with… » 12/06/12 9:55am 12/06/12 9:55am

Young Adult Fiction's Hottest New Trend: Mermaids?

YA books, like everything else for teens, are subject to the whims of trends and fashion. Remember when they were all about vampires? Or all about magical boarding schools? Or magical boarding schools with vampires? Or hyper-violent anti-authoritarian post-apocalypses? Those trends are all in the past — and they've… » 8/21/12 3:27pm 8/21/12 3:27pm

U.S. Government insists that mermaids do not exist

Of course, that's what they would say, isn't it? The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a statement explaining that no evidence of the existence of mermaids "has ever been found." NOAA explains helpfully that belief in mermaids may go back as far as 30,000 years, to a time when humans first… » 7/03/12 6:20am 7/03/12 6:20am

Some of the Most Stunning Body Art You've Ever Seen [NSFW]

Here's a "cyborg mermaid from the future," whose body art includes moving robotic parts, gills, and an seven-foot long tail. Charmaine Orchard's absolutely stunning creation won first prize for special effects makeup at the Australian Body Art Carnivale at the Sunshine Coast. » 5/17/12 12:27pm 5/17/12 12:27pm

Brush and Sponge Winner: Nina M…