Every year, it's easy to come up with a long list of the year's worst science fiction and fantasy movies. Reels and reels of garbage arrive in cinemas with shocking regularity. But it's a good year when you can think of half a dozen great genre films off the top of your head. By that standard, 2011 was a good year.
The Smurfs made a terrible movie but did one good thing: they're adding more color to the world. Juzcar, a town in Southern Spain, was painted blue for the movie as a sort of publicity stunt but the residents loved it so much they want to keep their homes all blue everything.
The Smurfs is a seemingly endless nightmare in which leering blue monsters shill toys, and help Neil Patrick Harris become a better marketer. It's a film about how marketing is awesome, and how people can eventually get used to even the most annoying jingle.
Over at UGO, Jordan Hoffman makes a pretty compelling case for the idea that The Smurfs is a gay-friendly flick that's kid-friendly, too. He notes that many people in the cast are openly gay (Neil Patrick Harris), or openly gay-allied (like Katy Perry, who sings about kissing girls). The plot revolves around fashion,…
This new batch of clips from The Smurfs movie have us very confused. Do the characters know that this movie is horrific? Because Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris are lighting the Smurfs up in these movie clips.
Harper's Bazaar has released a Smurfette fashion spread to promote the new Smurfs feature film. Which means we now have horrifying images of Smurfette, milking her status as the only female of her species, in a $1,720 Lanvin hat.
The town of Juzcar, Andalucia has an infestation of Smurfs. Family homes, shops, local businesses — even the center church — were all repainted in honor of the premiere of The Smurfs movie. Goodbye beautiful original facade, hello Smurf village.
Learn how to swear in Smurf language, and see the colorful Smurf Village in the brand new trailer for The Smurfs. The blue Belgian creatures might be growing on us — but Azrael the cat should be killed with fire.
A crazy new rumor suggests a Firefly alum really will be Edgar Wright's Ant-Man...just not the one everyone has assumed. Plus the X-Men might be donning their traditional costumes, and a troubled starlet might join The Avengers. Spoilers all around!
Stare into the face of pure horror. Yogi Bear wasn't enough — the Smurfs are coming next summer, and here's your first look at Brainy, Smurfette and the other little terrors. [via HitFix]
We've got an exclusive look inside the pages of Royal Flush magazine's "settlin' the score" feature. And this issue, the the Smurfs are battling the Snorks. Two toons enter - only one toon lives! Find out who's the winner.
We had held out hope that the live action Smurfs movie would be fun for all ages, like the NYC-set fantasy film Enchanted. Instead we got more chipmunks. At least there's a Neil Patrick Harris intro.
You've seen Hank Azaria's evil deformed face of Gargamel, now take a look at the live-action Smurfs, hanging out in Times Square. How do these creatures, who are three apples tall, deal with the Big Apple?
Is Green Lantern's main villain someone unexpected? Is a new casting call really from Super 8? Behold Gargamel and Azrael on the Smurfs set! Plus Predators, Transformers, Last Airbender, Doctor Who, Splice, Warehouse 13, Caprica, Stargate and True Blood spoilers!
A report on a set visit to Predators includes a shocking plot twist. Lost's Keamy joins two new movies. There's an Inception poster. Plus Transformers, Lost, Doctor Who, Twilight, Jonah Hex, Smurfs, Airbender, V, Stargate and Fringe spoilers.
It's Hank Azaria as Gargamel from The Smurfs, which takes place in modern NYC thanks to some wackadoo magic portal rigmarole. This is the mug that will inspire more night terrors than Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. [Coming Soon]
Find out Olivia Munn's Iron Man 2 role, which Smurf Paul Rubens plays, and when the District 9 sequel might happen. Plus Inception, Ghostbusters 3, Avengers, Spider-Man, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Twilight, Fringe, Lost, Heroes, Star Wars, Heroes and True Blood.
James Cameron has talked a great deal about how he designed Neytiri, Avatar's main female character, to be incredibly sexy. But is she really the sexiest blue woman you've ever seen? We take a look at the competition.