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Internet Things Bust Rhymes in “Animeme Rap Battles”

If there’s one thing that’s certain in this world, it’s that people want to know which of any pair of fictional characters would win were the two of them to… more

Batman vs. Deadpool!!

The Merc with a Mouth against the Caped Crusader – It’s the battle you’ve wanted to see since ten seconds after you thought about it. Machinima’s series Super Power Beat… 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

Punch It! – The Ten Best Buddy Cop Movies

(Co-written with Whitney Moore) This weekend sees the release of Paul Feig’s cop-comedy, The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. In it, they play a mismatched pair of investigators (… more

Classic Doctor Who Screenings In L.A. Return June 29th

We haven’t had one of these since March, but I’m now very happy to state that this Saturday, June 29th, at 2pm, there will again be a Classic Doctor Who… more

Draw My Life – COPS: Skyrim

You’ve heard of the “Draw My Life” tag on YouTube, right? It involves one of the plethora of internet vloggers doing a sped-up whiteboard dry-erase autobiography. This hasn’t escaped Officer… more

“Hell Baby” Trailer: Curses ‘n’ Rottweilers

Some of screenwriting superduo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant’s work has been on the dark side. Well, a lot of it has. The Reno! 911 creators/stars have mixed… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Daleks’ Invasion Earth – 2150 A.D.”

Doctor Who is incredibly popular now, as evidenced by all the posts about it I do, but in the 1960s, it was nothing short of a cultural phenomenon. There was… more

Her Universe Unveils Official Course of the Force Apparel

This year’s Course of the Force is approaching at lightspeed (July 9th to the 16th, doncha know?) and we’re very happy to announce that the event has official apparel merchandise… more

The Shelf: “Help!,” “Fat Albert,” “Burt Wonderstone”

This week, it’s musicians, apparitions, magicians, and loads of animations. Boy I’m happy all those words worked out that way. What a coup. I’ve already won. Let’s do the column… more

The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy Explained

What started off as nothing more than a repeated joke in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz has given way to a full-fledged trilogy with the release of the… more

A Farewell Message from Matt Smith

Matt Smith announced two weeks ago that he’d be leaving Doctor Who after the 2013 Christmas special and offered a short blurb for the press release, but nothing on video…. more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Brain Dead”

Certain questions come up time and time again: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of… more

The Shelf: “Jack the Giant Slayer,” “The Howling,” “Lifeforce”

This week here on the ol’ Shelf, we’ve got nasty giants, snarly werewolves, and nude space vampires. That’s most of the major food groups of monsters, right? Also, there’s some… more

Shot-by-Shot Comparisons: Adam Scott Remakes Old TV Title Sequences

Adult Swim has become the best place on television with their strange and irreverent programming featuring some of the funniest people in Hollywood today. They’ve also done two of the… more

New Pacific Rim Action Figures

If you’re at all like us here at Nerdist, you spent your childhood thinking about elaborate scenarios wherein giant robots could battle against enormous monsters. Come on, admit it. This… more

Virgin America Puts You in Course of the Force

We talk a lot about Course of the Force here and how much we’d like you to join in because it’s a lot of fun for a good cause. However,… more

See a Course of the Force Spot at California Cinemark Theaters This Weekend

If you’re in California this weekend and want to see a bit of Course of the Force awesomeness on the big screen, then you are in luck. Beginning this weekend,… more

The New Extended “Elysium” Trailer

Yahoo has unveiled its exclusive extended trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s hard science fiction adventure Elysium, which shows Matt Damon getting harassed by robots, Jodie Foster being smug in a tower,… more

Review: “Man of Steel”

The short review: The filmmakers manage to deliver a fresh and new take on the very well-worn Superman origin story, but it does devolve a bit into repeated action and… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “The Food of the Gods”

What if there was something that could turn animals giant? A thing bubbling right up from the ground that could take the common beasts, bugs, and fowl and make them… more

Some Famous Elves Watch Fans React to the Hobbit Teaser

This is conceivably the most delightful video I’ve ever seen. From Peter Jackson (you know, him what makes them Hobbit movies) comes a video of the three main elves from… more

This Is the End. These Are the Interviews.

Today sees the release of This is the End, written and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, the writing partnership that gave us films like Superbad and Pineapple Express…. more

Red Wedding Reaction from Effin Funny

Last week was a pretty traumatic episode of Game of Thrones — you know, the infamous “Red Wedding.” (If you still haven’t seen the episode, please avoid this video.) In… more