Joe Abercombie's Half A King Is A Coming-Of-Age Tale Soaked In Blood

If you've been waiting for the right time to check out acclaimed fantasy novelist Joe Abercrombie, then his new novel Half a King is probably the perfect jumping-on point. It's short, with a sympathetic main character, a fast-paced plot, and plenty of neat world-building. Highly recommended. » 7/29/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

I agree about the baggage claim having Sean Bean's face over and over forever, but I actually liked some of the Legends advertising campaign. I liked that they were trying to start a #Don'tKillSeanBean hashtag. That seemed clever and self-aware. » 7/29/14 2:32pm Yesterday 2:32pm

Which Character Was Supposed To Be Badass, But Ended Up Being Just Ass?

Sometimes, when it comes to making everybody think a character is supercool, less is more. Overkill just feels like overcompensation. And sometimes, creators spend so much time making a character cool on the surface, they forget to work on the other stuff. But which supposedly badass character fell the flattest? » 7/29/14 1:28pm Yesterday 1:28pm

Why Bran And Arya No Longer Want To Be Rescued On Game Of Thrones

Season four of Game of Thrones contained some major departures from the books — and some of them underscored just how much Bran and Arya Stark no longer want or expect to be rescued. We caught up with Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Maisie Williams at Comic-Con, and they told us why things are only going to get murkier. » 7/29/14 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

Guillermo Del Toro Showed Us Why Crimson Peak May Be His Creepiest Film

We just saw the first footage from Guillermo del Toro's next film, Crimson Peak. And based on that first glimpse, this movie could actually be his most lovely and disturbing film yet, thanks to insane imagery and loads of atmosphere. And del Toro may still get to make Hellboy 3 or Mountains of Madness! » 7/26/14 2:10pm Saturday 2:10pm