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

Your kids will probably be better people if you take them to see Rise…

Rise of the Guardians isn't the best kids' movie of the year. It might or might not be in the top five. But it's a really neat, uplifting film that actually radiates sincerity about its messages of imagination and heroism. And that sincerity counts for a lot: Your kids will probably grow up to be slightly nicer people… » 11/21/12 1:53pm 11/21/12 1:53pm

Guillermo del Toro explains the biggest mistake people make in telling …

Guillermo del Toro has directed some of the coolest movies of the past decade or so, including Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, plus the upcoming monster/robot smackdown Pacific Rim. But he's also gotten into producing animated films for kids, including Kung-Fu Panda and the upcoming Rise of the Guardians. » 11/19/12 1:23pm 11/19/12 1:23pm

These clips from Rise of the Guardians are actually kind of cute!

We had our doubts about the latest in the long chain of hideously obvious Christmas movies (not everything can be Elf). But a new batch of Rise of the Guardians starring Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, and Baby Kirk have turned our head around, for now. Santa is some sort of aggressive old Eastern European, the Easter… » 11/13/12 10:55am 11/13/12 10:55am

Guillermo del Toro is in talks for a Justice League Dark movie!

Rumors have been devouring the Internet for the past week or so about a new project that Guillermo del Toro could be directing: a movie teaming up DC Comics' dark supernatural characters. Sort of like DC's Justice League Dark comic. At first, the rumor was debunked — but then del Toro himself said he was interested in… » 11/09/12 1:48pm 11/09/12 1:48pm

Grant Morrison wants to write a Doctor Who episode. Plus Guillermo del …

James Gunn talks casting for Guardians of the Galaxy. Guillermo del Toro offers updates on Frankenstein and The Hulk TV show. Will a Doctor Who companion appear in Star Trek Into Darkness after all? Falling Skies elects its president, and he's a former Star Trek officer. And Arrow reveals its first look at the DC… » 10/04/12 6:00am 10/04/12 6:00am

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

Watch the latest Amazing Spider-Man videos! Plus an Arrested…

Total Recall director Len Wiseman explains why his reboot isn't just copying the original. Tim Burton discusses the weird kids of Frankenweenie. Tom Cruise starts filming Oblivion. A Next Generation legend joins Warehouse 13. Plus a new Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter clip! » 6/14/12 6:00am 6/14/12 6:00am

Watch the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus go to war in the Rise of the…

Alec Baldwin plays a tattooed Santa Claus, who must team up with other bad ass "guardians" of the world (including Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny) to fight the fear that's destroying the children of the world. It's the trailer for the epically ridiculous Rise of the Guardians CG animated movie. But it's kind of all… » 3/28/12 2:28pm 3/28/12 2:28pm