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Child’s Play: On the ENDER’S GAME Set With Sir Ben Kingsley

This is part 2 of Luke’s visit to the set of Ender’s Game. Read the first here. After we thoroughly inspected the location, we got to sit back and watch… more

Game On: A Look at ENDER’S GAME with Gavin Hood

New Orleans is known for voodoo, Mardi Gras, Cajun culture, and the Superdome; lesser known, perhaps, is the massive NASA facility a little ways outside of town. Giant hangars are… 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

Figures & Speech: Sculptor Spotlight on Hector Arce

Every good toy or collectible statue begins with a great sculpt, though with the toy market under financial strain, that’s becoming less and less true, as lines start to rely… more

LYT Review: Because it’s “Les Miz,” and it’s…AAAAAWEsome!

Not to belabor the WWE/Mike Mizanin joke too much – though that is kinda my thing – I look around at the other reviews of Les Miserables that have… more

New “Man of Steel” Trailer Offers More Hints, Keeps Us Guessing

[youtube] We’re used to Zack Snyder’s movies looking like stylized comic books, but it would appear that working with the top… more

Dreamworks Animation 2013 Sneak Peek: “Mr Peabody,” “Croods” and “Turbo”

We know, we know…if you’re a film fan, you’re being deluged with stuff right about now, be it the year-end new releases hoping for awards love or the just-announced… more

LYT Review: “The Hobbit” Is An Expected Pleasure

If The Fellowship of the Ring had not been based on a book, then The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (or as I dubbed it on Twitter, Preciousss: Based on the… more

Interview: Dolph Lundgren, Still a “Universal” Action Star.

He was He-Man and the Punisher back in the ’80s after beating Apollo Creed to death, but Dolph Lundgren is quite literally still kicking – karate, along with chemical engineering,… more

Figures & Speech: All I Want for Christmas

Toy collectors know the deal. Friends and relatives aren’t going to shop for you because (a) what you want is sometimes hard to find, (b) you probably found it for… more

Jaeger Meisters, Killer Kaiju – The “Pacific Rim” Viral Marketing Begins

We’ve been hearing a lot about Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, usually laced with expletives if it’s coming from his mouth (“Giant fucking monsters versus giant fucking robots!” is his… more

The Shelf: “Transformers Prime,” “The Day,” and “ParaNorman”

Welcome to the Shelf. Today we’re primed to talk about the second season of our favorite Transformers show, a great family horror film throwback, and a post-apocalyptic movie for the… more

Nerdist’s Great Cyber Monday Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

Santa Nerdist is coming to town! You want presents; we got ‘em – about $5,000 worth. So for one lucky contestant, all your seasonal shopping has already been done… more

Figures & Speech: Thanksgiving’s Five Most Gluttonous Action Figures

Tomorrow, you will stuff yourself silly. Pretty much a given, right? And yet your toys will maintain their perfect, unrealistic physiques…or will they? We’re not saying most toy figures… more

LYT Review: The Twi, Twi Again Saga – Breaking “Red Dawn”

We may have found it, folks; the closest thing to a male version of Twilight that Hollywood can muster. Pretty-faced actors looking older than they are running around in the… more

LYT Review: “Twilight” Finale Breaks Like the Wind

Kristen Stewart leaping into the air and tearing out the throat of a mountain lion with her teeth. Yelling “You nicknamed my daughter after THE LOCH NESS MONSTER?” at Taylor… more

AFI Fest 2012: “Starlet”

I’m tempted to say that the title of the movie Starlet is too cute by half. Yes, the movie is about a young woman in Los Angeles trying to make… more

Figures & Speech: Gears of War Erector Set Centaur

I never liked Erector sets – or the European equivalent, Meccano – when I was a kid. I would probably like the Gears of War games if I played them,… more

AFI Fest 2012: The Goofus and Gallant of Mumblecore Movies

I’ve never been a fan of the term “Mumblecore,” but I think that may be because I’ve been mercifully unexposed to it. The Duplass brothers, for example, don’t mumble -… more

LYT Review: A Contrarian Take on “Skyfall”

Imagine, if you will, that at a key moment in The Dark Knight Rises, Bane had taunted his black-clad foe by suddenly singing “Da na na na na na na…… more

Interview: Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road to Directing James Bond

On paper, Sam Mendes and James Bond might not seem to be the best fit. On the one hand, you have the director of movies like Jarhead and American Beauty,… more

AFI Fest 2012: “Rust and Bone,” “Ginger & Rosa”

Rust and Bone is one of those movies that critics may well adore precisely because of one key trait – you rarely know what’s going to happen next. This is… more

Interview: The “Human Nature” of Patton Oswalt, Todd Rohal and Rob Riggle

Patton Oswalt is a Boy Scout. Really. In the new movie Nature Calls, at least. As a troop leader looking to take his senile dad on one last camping trip… more

Figures & Speech Exclusive Reveal: “Miami Connection” Action Figures

Miami Connection is the new cult obsession in the making – a recently unearthed 1987 martial-arts film starring a Florida Tae Kwon Do master who really had no business being… more