Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.

 

Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

Review: MAKE YOUR MOVE

Although not as slick as the Step Up movies, Make Your Move is a corny delight. Here is the central reason why dance movies work so well: They cannot be… more

Best Picture: THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (1936)

Nerdist’s film critic, Witney Seibold, has been been watching and reviewing every single film to have won the Oscar for Best Picture in chronological order. He has arrived at week… 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!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more
 

Review: FADING GIGOLO

Although sweet and sensitive, John Turturro’s film is perhaps a little too muted and slight for its own good. I know I’m supposed to be a professional when it comes… more

Review: TRANSCENDENCE

Transcendence is full of enough intriguing ideas about the future and humanity’s relationship with technology to overlook some of the film’s tonal and narrative hiccups. Call it Him. In Spike… more

Review: ANTBOY

A low-budget, kid-friendly Danish superhero film has snuck into a few theaters, and it’s pretty crazy. Like most professional film critics, I try to be a high-minded and (one would… more
 

Review: ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

Moody, deep, and atmospheric, Jim Jarmusch applies his trademark hipster affect to the vampire genre. It mostly succeeds. A few words kept running through my head while I was watching… more

Review: CUBAN FURY

Cuban Fury banks on clichés, but plays so well and is suffused with such joy, that it’s hard not to be utterly charmed. We’ve all seen this kind of… more

Review: DRAFT DAY

Brisk, bright, and appealing, and possessed of a snappy screenplay, Ivan Reitman’s newest film is an energetic and hilarious delight that may be one of the funniest of the year…. more
 

Review: OCULUS

Oculus is one of the damn scariest movies in years. I am a bit of a contradiction when it comes to horror movies. I have always loved them, going all… more

Best Picture: MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)

Witney Seibold has been watching and reviewing every single film to have won the Oscar for Best Picture, in chronological order. The eighth film to win this award goes to… more

Review: RIO 2

The animation is fine, but Rio 2 is bland, not very funny, and even poorly plotted. There is a recurring phenomenon in Disney animated features that I like to call… more
 

Better Late Than Never: DIE HARD

Nerdist continues its series wherein the local authors admit to missing a classic, and list their impression upon seeing it for the first time. Today, Witney Seibold admits to having… more

Review: DOM HEMINGWAY

Seeing Jude Law spread his actorly wings to create a lovable antihero is fun and endlessly watchable. The film around him, however, never coheres.  Very occasionally, an actor will be… more

Best Picture: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

Witney Seibold has been watching and reviewing every film to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture. In week seven, he talks about the indelible classic It Happened One… more
 

Review: NYMPHOMANIAC, VOLUME II

Lars Von Trier made one of the best films of the year, and perhaps one of the best films of his career… and then betrayed us all with a cheap,… more

Review: ALIEN ABDUCTION

Although the found-footage genre is growing increasingly stale, it can still provide some genuine – if cheap – thrills. Also, Alien Abduction hits this critic right in the nostalgia gland. As someone… more

Review: UNDER THE SKIN

Quiet and contemplative, Under the Skin is a great, involving, chilled analysis of the body and sci-fi in a way we haven’t had before. Here is the undeniable fact about… more
 

Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

The ninth film in the ever-growing Avengers series has a slightly problematic plot, and it provides more comfort than true thrills, but is most certainly a serviceable entertainment. Anthony and… more

Review: CHEAP THRILLS

The horror/comedy Cheap Thrills features a few good moments of genuine shock, but I’m having trouble with its total lack of message. E.L. Katz’ horror comedy Cheap Thrills,… more

Review: CESAR CHAVEZ

This historical biography about the important 1960s labor organizer so actively skews away from Hollywood theatrics that it begins to feel downright quaint. Cesar Chavez, as you perhaps remember from… more
 

Review: SABOTAGE

Director David Ayer is proving to be increasingly adept at character work, but the plot of Sabotage is too dumb and opaque to recommend the film. Director David Ayer and… more

Review: NOAH

Ambitious, daring, and visually awesome (in the old sense of the word), Noah is an amazing and off-the-wall experience that I can’t not recommend. Darren Aronofsky’s Noah – easily one of… more

Best Picture: CAVALCADE (1932/1933)

Witney Seibold has been watching every Best Picture winner in chronological order, and commenting on each of them in a series of brief essays on Nerdist. In week six, he… more
 
 
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