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Nerdist News: Lady Gaga Goes Gaga for Hatsune Miku


The 10 Best Video Games of 2013

You’ve heard what Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team had to say, but now it’s the editorial team’s turn to chime in on what games we enjoyed… more


The short review: Certainly the least family-friendly of this season’s holiday offerings, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street pulls no punches as it takes us on a boozy, drugged… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM! Details below… As convention season, which seems to be competing with road construction season for longest of… more

Exclusive: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #26 Preview

You didn’t think that because most of Los Angeles has packed it in for the holidays that we’d leave you high and dry without another DC Comics exclusive for you,… more

It’s Official – Vin Diesel is Groot in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

It looks like the video footage of Vin Diesel practicing his stilt-walking technique on the set of Fast and Furious 7 wasn’t just a smokescreen. The rumor mill reignited when… more

Marvel Round-up: Paul Rudd is ANT-MAN, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’s New Villain, and Much More

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a cavalcade of Marvel Cinematic Universe news? Since you’re likely doing things like drinking your body weight in eggnog… more


By now, you’ve likely seen Peter Jackson’s dragon-and-Legolas-doing-parkour-filled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and whether you enjoyed it or not, it’s hard to deny that it looked damn pretty…. more

SET LIST: Paul Foot on Necrophilia, Fondue Sets, and Beetles

Cult comic hero Paul Foot lends his unique brand of British brilliance to the Nerdist Channel on a brand new episode of Set List in which he fearlessly casts aside… more

Watch the ANCHORMAN 2 Cast Create a Techno Banger

Having spent an inordinate amount of time on red carpets and at press junkets, I can say that, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable people to run into… more

The Singularity Approaches in the New TRANSCENDENCE Teaser Trailer

Clearly taking aesthetic cues from The Matrix and The Fifth Estate, the latest trailer for cinephile-celebrated cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence doesn’t offer much in the way of actual… more

Comic Book Day: Pull List for December 18, 2013

The holidays are almost here, but Christmas continues its tendency of coming early with a king’s hoard of brand new comic books. If you’re a fan of far out sci-fi,… more


While the stars of Andrew Bowser’s Monster Machine may have been on screen creating movie monster mayhem, little did we know that the true stars were the ones that introduced… more


Note: while I will endeavor to avoid spoiling major events and reveals of Season 2, I will likely be discussing elements from Season 1 and 400 Days, so please bear… more

Ho Ho Holy Smokes, It’s a Laser-Powered Yule Log!

‘Tis better to give than to receive and this holiday season, we’re giving you the best damn reason ever to keep your flues closed and your fireplace unkindled. While the… more

Learn to Sing Pi to 139 Places with Danica McKellar’s MATH BITES

All good things must come to an end, right? We’ve been hearing this adage for our entire lives, so it must be true. Well, unfortunately nobody informed irrational numbers that… more

NERDIST NEWS: Spider-Man’s Future, THE HOBBIT Review, THE DLC and Much More!

Just when you think there’s no more news to be mined this week, we hit an untapped vein of high quality news nuggets that will keep you buzzing all weekend… more

GAME OF THRONES’ Emilia Clarke to Play Sarah Connor in TERMINATOR Reboot

Hasta la Valyria, baby! After weeks of internet rumor-mongering and jokes at the expense of its subtitle, Terminator: Genesis has found its Sarah Connor in Westeros’ baddest of asses, Emilia… more

Studio Ghibli to Adapt Joan G. Robinson’s WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE This Summer

Although you’ll have to wait until February 21, 2014 to experience the high-flying fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki’s swan song, The Wind Rises, Japanese film distributor Toho revealed in its 2014… more

Watch the Cast of THE HOBBIT Do a Dramatic Reading of The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in theaters now and Benedict Cumberbatch making waves for his sultry verbal interpretation of the poetry of R. Kelly, it was only a… more

SHERLOCK Meets DOCTOR WHO in This Epic Fan Trailer

Either Tumblr has sprung a leak or this is how the BBC will finally and completely take over our lives. Regardless of its secret Illuminati origins, this fan-made Sherlock/Doctor… more


The short review: In spite of a few missteps, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a marked improvement over its predecessor in nearly every way, and a great reason… more

What if MARIO KART Happened in Real Life?

Anyone who has ever experienced the thrill of deflecting an oncoming banana peel with a green shell or the heartbreak of seeing a blue shell come up behind you as… more

Comic Book Day: Pull List for December 11, 2013

Who needs a brand new Godzilla trailer or the sci-fi insanity of Jupiter Ascending when you have another week’s worth of brand new comic books to read? It’s Comic Book… more

Feel the Atomic Awesomeness of the GODZILLA Trailer

Who would have guessed that combining a gorilla, a whale, and postwar fears about the repercussions of atomic warfare would result in one of the most iconic on-screen characters of… more