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Come Son of McClane… A Good Day to Jai Hard

From a well-received turn in Jack Reacher to a memorable run on Spartacus, Jai Courtney has been steadily garnering more and more attention for his nuanced, tough guy roles. Today,… more

Pickstarter Plus: Jon Schnepp on the “Death of Superman Lives”

Recently on Pickstarter, we recommended Jon Schnepp’s The Death of Superman Lives. The documentary plans to detail the fall of one of the most outrageous films of all time, Tim… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more

“A Good Day to Die Hard” Director John Moore Spills His Guns… er, Guts

A Good Day to Die Hard’s director John Moore has a reputation for enthusiasm for the tiniest details in his films. He makes big movies, with big bangs, that come… more

Pickstarter: Death Inc, Rivals, and Whiskey Rox

This week in Pickstarter we’ve got a plague infected horde of cuteness, Rival vinyl toys from the deep, and a way to chill your drink we’ve wanted since we saw… more

DICE 2013: The Winners and the Amazing Intro Video

Last night, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences held its 16th annual awards show, the DICE Awards. The AIAS was formed to celebrate and foster the art and creativity… more

Catching Up With Catherine Mary Stewart

For a period of time in the late ’80s, Catherine Mary Stewart was the go to “girl next door with backbone.” A run of great casting landed her the lead… more

Avatar: The Last Airbender Goes Digital and Legend of Korra Gets Artsy at Dark Horse

Okay, Avatar fans, your ship (whether it be steam powered or sail) has come in. Dark Horse announced two new projects that you’ll want to get your bendy little hands… more

DICE 2013 – Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams: Storytelling Across Platforms

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Nerdist News' Brian Walton and Dan Casey are at the DICE 2013 conference in Las Vegas to report on the event. Here's Brian's coverage of the J.J.... more

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” Super Bowl TV Spot

“I am better.” “At what?” “Everything.” And with those words we have another soon to be classic line for Trek fans to quote like crazy. We’ve seen pretty much everything… more

Pickstarter: The Death of Superman Lives, Bakshi’s Last Days of Coney Island

This week in Pickstarter, we’re seeing how Nic Cage and Tim Burton killed Superman, the return of an animation legend, and a backpack mount that lends a helping hand. Pick #… more

“The Lone Ranger” Super Bowl TV Spot

With big action set pieces, over the top storytelling and Tom Wilkinson giving voice over, the latest spot for Disney’s The Lone Ranger is strengthening the case for the film… more

World War Z Super Bowl Spot Teaser

It’s clear from the early teaser trailer that World War Z is going to be very different from Max Brooks’ book. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, except when you… more

EXCLUSIVE: “Superman Unbound” Trailer Premiere

[youtube] Look, up in the air! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!… more

Chell Bowls in the Winning Valve/Nerdist Mashup Contest Entry

Congratulations are in order for Sadierose Schwarzmiller. She’s the artist behind the awesome Valve/Nerdist mashup art you see here that won the Mashup Contest for a trip to the… more

Disney Animation’s Oscar Nominated “Paperman”

[youtube] If you read our collection of Nerdist staff personal top fives for 2012, then you’ll know the Oscar nominated animated short Paperman… more

The Shelf: “Paranormal Activity 4,” “The Dark Knight Returns,” “All Superheroes Must Die”

This week’s new Blu-ray/DVD releases include the fourth installment of a hit horror franchise (and a chance to win it), part two of the animated The Dark Knight Returns,… more

Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Anna Paquin to Return for X-Men: Days of Future Past

We’re going to see how the future turned out for the love triangle of Iceman, Rogue and Shadowcat after all, as Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Anna Paquin have signed… more

The Playboy Mansion: A Nerd in Hugh Hefner’s Court

Being a writer in the nerd sphere of things has its advantages. Last month, a group of my colleagues got to ride in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger as he… more

Pickstarter: Bohemian Guitars, snappgrip, and Woodworking 101

This week in Pickstarter we’re highlighting antique jug recycled into guitars, a photo grip for the iPhones, and a woodworking show for the beginning carpenter. Pick #1 – Bohemian Guitars… more

SNL Recap: Jennifer Lawrence

First time Saturday Night Live host and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence did not disappoint last night. Just as charming and hilarious as we all had hoped, Lawrence killed it… more

SNL This Saturday: Jennifer Lawrence Hosting Promos With Jason Sudeikis

Jennifer Lawrence is set to host Saturday Night Live this week (with musical guest The Lumineers) as she continues to build momentum for her Oscar run. I don’t think I’ve… more

White House Refusal to Build Death Star Shows Weakness, Says Empire

In what may be the greatest PR scenario for both the White House and Lucasfilm, a petition for the U.S. government to build a Death Star forced the White… more

The Shelf: “Taken 2″ Giveaway, “Wreck-It Ralph” Gets a Date

It’s a slow week for Blu-rays, so how about this week we talk about a must-have preorder and give away two Blu-ray copies of Taken 2? Taken 2 [youtube http://… more