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Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is the film version you didn’t know you’d like Special

‘Ready Player One’ is not an exact adaptation, but it is an incredibly enjoyable movie that understands what fans loved about the book.

Review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ gets somewhat lost in the folds Special

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is an ambitious adaptation that wields an impressive cast and delightful imagery, but falls somewhat short in the storytelling department.

Review: ‘The Mummy’ needs its priorities reordered Special

‘The Mummy’ fails to remember who the story’s star is and consequently allows the most interesting part of the movie to be sidelined.

Review: ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ except for familiar ones Special

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ boasts a fantastic villain portrayed by Javiar Bardem, but is otherwise par for the course.

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ makes the fairy tale a reality Special

Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a faithful adaptation of the animated film that captures its magic via the spectacular visuals and memorable songs.

Review: Soulpepper reimagines ʻWonderful Lifeʼ as a postwar radio play Special

Toronto - As with other overexposed holiday classics – “A Christmas Carol”, “The Grinch” and so on – itʼs hard to see “Itʼs a Wonderful Life” in a fresh way. But Philip Grecianʼs stage adaptation tries a unique approach: a live radio play.

Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ keeps the magic alive Special

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is the first laudable film in a series of prequels returning to the world of Harry Potter long before the boy and his friends were even born.

Review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is still an actor’s playground Special

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is exactly what you’d expect in a sequel to such a fantastic story — an even more fantastic tale with a different gimmick.

Review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ leaves audiences out in the cold Special

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ is a dreary sequel, which ironically matches its villain’s lack of passion as it goes through the motions of telling a mediocre story.

Review: 'The Last Witch Hunter' is a compilation of oversights Special

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ forgets fantasy is about solid storytelling and instead focuses on the picture’s special effects.

Review: ‘Pan’ fails to find balance between story and theatrics Special

‘Pan’ is the newly imagined origin story of the beloved characters of ‘Peter Pan’ that doesn’t exhibit any commitment to its inspiration, but instead creates a wild world of radiant imagery and exaggerated characters.

Writer Tanith Lee has died

Science fiction, fantasy and horror writer Tanith Lee has passed away. Lee authored over 90 books and several screenplays, including episodes of the cult television series 'Blake's 7'.

Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ shows innovation is the answer to everything Special

‘Tomorrowland’ displays a desire for innovation rarely seen in contemporary film, and delivers a picture packed with stunning set designs and a starry-eyed storyline.

Review: ‘Seventh Son’ not a sign of superiority Special

In spite of all the monster slaying in ‘Seventh Son,’ the lack of proper story and character development makes a rather dull impression.

Review: Magic abounds in ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ Special

‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ goes global to give its beloved characters the send-off they deserve in the third and final installment.

Op-Ed: Meet 2014's best new pulp author, Ralph L. Angelo, Jr. Special

The road from childhood passion to accomplished writer is often fraught with potholes and learning curves, yet with perseverance and dedication it may just lead to the stars. Or beyond.

Op-Ed: Five NFL players poised to shatter expectations in 2014

Every year, a handful of NFL players — be they rookies or seasoned veterans — break the mold of pundit's predictions by having utterly fantastic seasons.

J.K. Rowling writes story about Harry Potter's life as an adult

J.K. Rowling has released a tantalizing tidbit of Harry Potter's adult life from the viewpoint of Rita Skeeter, a tabloid journalist. Rowling's new story may also be a jab at how some journalists cover the news.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico City home, 1927-2014

Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, famed Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away at the age of 87 in his Mexico City home.

Ratings rise for Game of Thrones

HBO drama 'Game of Thrones' season four premiere recorded a rating of 6.6 million viewers. This is HBO's highest audience since the final episode of 'The Sopranos' back in 2007.

Review: ‘City of Bones’ is meatier than expected Special

In ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ Clary Fray is swept into an alternate New York populated by demons and the warriors who hunt them.

'Inheritance' has great start, pushes 'Steve Jobs' out of #1 spot

Released only two days ago, Christopher Paolini's final installment of the 'Inheritance' cycle has sold nearly half a million copies and has taken top spot on

Op-Ed: J.L. Coalwell brings humanity to fantasy with 'Amber Grey' Special

Author J.L. Coalwell's "Amber Grey: Calm Before the Storm" was successful as an eBook and was released in print this month. Parents, plan your holiday shopping accordingly because this is the first in a trilogy your kids will definitely want.

Den of Thieves launches Ancient Blades Trilogy Special

New York-based author David Chandler is set to release his first set of fantasy novels. Den of Thieves is on shelves now, with subsequent follow-up books in October and in early November rounding out the Ancient Blades Trilogy.

Fantasy Flight to visit Santa took off for 16th annual flight

Santa’s quite busy at this time of year, so just in case, United Airlines employees flew foster children and disabled adults to visit Santa at his secret North Pole location, which made it an exciting adventure and a Christmas they’ll never forget.

Comic Con Celebrates its 40th Anniversary in San Diego

Comic Con, a world of fantasy, fiction and animatioon, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in San Diego this year. More than 125,000 people are expected to attend this year.

J.K. Rowling and Co. Deny Claims of Plagiarism

Bloomsberry Publishing, the publisher of the world-famous Harry Potter book series denied the allegations of plagiarism made by the estate of Adrian Jacobs.

Study Says Good Sex Only Takes Minutes

Satisfactory sexual intercourse for couples lasts from 3 to 13 minutes, contrary to popular fantasy about the need for hours of sexual activity, according to a survey of U.S. and Canadian sex therapists.

What Turns Men On Might Get Women Off

A top ten list of male and female fantasies shows that we're not as different as we might like to think.

Final Fantasy VII Collectors' Set Due

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, the DVD movie based on the best-selling Square Enix video-game franchise, arrives in a limited-edition collectors' set on Feb. 20, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced.
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First three books of the four part 'Inheritance' cycle written by Christopher Paolini.
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A scene from 'Seventh Son'
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A scene from ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'
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Students of Canada's National Ballet School in 'The Nutcracker.'
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Tye Sheridan stars in 'Ready Player One'
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Ben Barnes and Jeff Bridges star in 'Seventh Son'
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A scene from 'Alice Through the Looking Glass"
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