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Brenda Lyons

A young woman with long blond hair is flanked by birds of prey. A gryphon-eqsue mythological mix plays the pipes. A winged woman with long dark hair clasps a necklace.

Visual Wizardry Elevates Avatar Above its Collective Clichés

The free-spirited tribal princess and native hottie, Neytiri. Avatar-driving Jake and his reluctant tutor Neytiri. The ultimate Deus Ex Machina, the Planet Pandora.

Jon Foster

A woman in leather leaps and shoots. A young boy and a dog leap over a group of spears.

The Fantastic Truth of Ninja Assassin

Raito (Rain) fights Lord Ozunu (Sho Kosugi) to the death. Rain as the renegade ninja avenger Raito. Naomie Harris as Europol agent Mika Coretti.

Annie Rodrigue

A mannered elf in a green dress holds and admires a bright red cardinal. A fairy with brown hair, translucent wings and brown bark clothing. A doll-like girl with flowing brown hair, large evil eyes and small black wings.

Nick Southam

Two young adventurers ride a rocket-powered vehicle. A figure in a space suit is bathed in eerie green light. A young woman is held captive by a tentacled monster near a large glowing orb.

Zombieland isn’t Your Typical Comedy Horror Action Romance

Tallahassee and Columbus (Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg) prepare for zombie combat in a Zombieland grocery store. Little Rock and Wichita (Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone) take a moment in Zombieland. A horde of zombies swarm Zombieland's Pacific Playland.

Anders Finér

A young woman with dark hair is having her suit of plate armor fastened. A gigantic tentacled beast looms menacingly over a slender woman wielding a sword. A man with blond hair and dark clothes is accompanied by an ghostly presence.

9’s Precocious Puppets Persevere in Post-Apocalyptic Purgatory

The sackcloth simulacrum superstar of the movie 9. 9 faces off against the many-armed red-eyed machine. Two of the stitchpunk heroes from the movie 9.

Meg Lyman

A small winged cuttlefish floats in front of a large octopus. A green tree frog with bright red and yellow spots sporting a party hat. A cow-colored cuttlefish with horns and an udder, a.k.a. Cowthulu.

Lydia Burris

A lanky man with long black hair and white face makeup. A woman in a blouse and vest calmly wrestles with nightmare creatures. A hairless man with a spiny head and long fingers stands contemplatively.

District 9 Delivers Raw Action with a Conscience

 Agent Wikus on the run, under the shadow of the nonhuman mothership. Agent Wikus attempting to evict a nonhuman from District 9. The nonhuman Christopher looks anxiously out of a window.

Six Answers from Heather V. Kreiter

Heather Kreiter hiding behind one of her griffons.

Thom Scott

An angel with long red hair in full armor. A Draenei woman holding a small creature. An elf and large wolf in the rain.

Highlights from San Diego Comic Con 2009

The Tron Legacy title card. A concept illustration of an alien woman from James Cameron's Avatar. Joseph Fiennes surveying the aftermath of the Flash Forward.