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REVEALED: Character and plot details for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Nathalie Caron

It'll be a clash of two wizarding worlds when Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander heads to America in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

VIDEO: Batman, Spidey, Harry Potter and 97 more movie 'Shut ups!'

Put your headphones on, because this supercut of movie characters—in films like Terminator 2, Toy Story, Mars Attacks and Transformers—telling each other to shut up is most definitely not safe for work.

15 unreal sci-fi and fantasy books we wish we could really read

It's no wonder why works of science fiction, fantasy and horror feature writers as main characters—people like to imagine themselves as heroes; why shouldn't writers do the same? And tucked away inside those books by writers like J.K. Rowling and Stephen King lies a veritable treasure trove of tomes that don't exist, but should.

24 wild and crazy newspaper headlines from sci-fi movies and TV
Evan Hoovler

You know those spinning newspaper front pages that've been in movies and on TV for like forever? They've been a sci-fi staple as...

The sci-fi movies you talked about most on Facebook this year

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were runners up—but who came in first?

Ursula K. Le Guin pressured to make books 'more like Harry Potter'
Dany Roth

Ursula Le Guin is one of the most prolific and well-spoken science fiction writers ever. So why would one of our most seminal authors be told she needs to start writing like J.K. Rowling?

40-foot Voldemort to battle army of Mary Poppins at the Olympics
Dany Roth

Hey, remember that episode of Doctor Who where the Doctor carried the Olympic torch after triumphantly defeating a pencil scribble? Well, the actual opening ceremony for the London Olympics is going to be even weirder.

E.T and 3 other sci-fi icons sculpted out of ... licorice?
Matthew Jackson

Licorice has many uses. It's a nice movie theater snack (for some of us) and it promotes healthy digestion, but it takes a certain kind of mind to think that it would make good art. Artist Jason Mecier apparently has that kind of mind, and the results—portraits of movie icons like E. T., Harry Potter, Willy Wonka and Freddy Krueger—are both impressive and amusing.

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What you thought about the early roles of Lost's stars, the new Green Lantern movies, and more.

17 immortals who'll live forever whether they deserve to or not

We've got an undying love for these supernatural survivors, some of pop culture's grandest figures who don't have to worry about a timely demise. Unless, in some cases, someone chops off their head. Then, all bets are off.