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

Looking for CHEAP THRILLS with David Koechner, Pat Healy, and Ethan Embry

If reality television has taught us anything, it’s that people will do damn near anything if you dangle enough cash in front of them. Such is the central conceit of… more


Near the end of Wes Anderson’s utterly delightful and predictably twee The Grand Budapest Hotel, one of the film’s many interlocking narrators, played by F. Murray Abraham, describes the protagonist… 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

The 13 Most Badass Female Villains in Pop Culture

In honor of 300: Rise of an Empire’s (in theaters today) latest addition to the bad ass villainess Hall of Fame, Eva Green’s Artemesia, from comics to movies to animation,… more


Some critics have been so ecstatic about Eugenio Mira’s new limited-release thriller Grand Piano they have been openly comparing it to Alfred Hitchcock. While Grand Piano is not as good… more

Idris Elba Is Giving His Smooth Voice To Disney’s Live-Action JUNGLE BOOK

Disney’s upcoming live-action version of The Jungle Book just leveled up, because Idris Elba is nearly on board. The actor has guarded the rainbow bridge in the Thor films and… more

James Bonding #017: Misson Briefing #2

Craig Rowin joins the Matts for another Mission Briefing! Follow @JamesBondingPOD, @MattMira, and @MattGourley on Twitter!… more

Better Late Than Never: BLADE RUNNER

The Film: Blade Runner (1982) Age at Which Author Finally Saw It?: 26 How Could You Have Missed It?: When I was about 19 I actually did try to watch… more

Here’s a New Trailer for Laika’s THE BOXTROLLS

The geniuses at Laika, who brought us Coraline and Paranorman, could animate a cardboard box and we’d probably love it. So they did exactly that with the upcoming The Boxtrolls… more

SXSW: The 13 Movies/TV Shows We Want to See Most

South By Southwest, the festival that is still cool and covers movies, music, comedy and technology, is upon us, and we have your movie preview (listed in alphabetical order) of… more

Best Picture: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1929/1930)

Week three, and Witney Seibold, in his epic quest to watch and review every Best Picture winner, has moved on to the epic war tragedy All Quiet on the Western… more

The First SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Trailer is Here!

Now this is how you do high concept. Robert Rodriguez’s stunningly visual and violent adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novels of the same name — Sin City — has finally released… more

Check Out The Most French Opening Ever For THE SIMPSONS

If there’s one thing you gotta love about The Simpsons, it’s its willingness to go all out on those couch gags. Over the years, the opening (and sometimes… more

Nerdist News: THE LAST OF US Movie, GAME OF THRONES Rap, WATCH DOGS Release Date, and Facebook Drones!

It’s Thirsty Thursday, y’all! You’re only allowed to watch today’s episode of Nerdist News if you’re parched! Just kidding. We have literally no way of tracking that. Today’s episode is… more


Although more plot-heavy than its 1960s forebear (as I suppose a feature film version of a series of pun-tastic and jokey TV shorts would have to be), Rob Minkoff’s surprisingly… more

NBC’s Rebooted American Comedy Awards Announces Nominations, Opens Voting

After more than a decade of being on hiatus, NBC is bringing back its American Comedy Awards. Though it isn’t the only comedy awards show (Comedy Central has The Comedy… more

Writers, Directors, and Producer Talk CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

It’s now less than a month until the long-awaited release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a movie which finds Steve Rogers coming to terms with the very different ways… more

Exclusive: Robert Rodriguez Opening Museum of Frank Frazetta Art at SXSW

Heading to SXSW? Well, good for you, you lucky so-and-so! As if filling your belly with BBQ, beer, and all manner of uber-hip nerdiness wasn’t enough, we’re proud to exclusively… more

THE LAST OF US is Getting a Movie Adaptation

Has Naughty Dog’s survival horror masterpiece The Last of Us seized control of your brain like so much Cordyceps fungus? Well, you’ll be pleased to learn that Screen Gems is… more

Check Out The First Full Length Clip From CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

With less than a month to go before the release of the highly anticipated Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel has released the first full length clip from the film…. more

Artists Tackle X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Posters

X-Men: Days of Future Past is bringing together different timelines, new alliances, and what appears to be more mutants than we’ve seen in any of the other X-Men films. In… more

The Official OCULUS Trailer and a New Poster Are Here

Slowly but surely, the folks behind the new horror thriller Oculus, set to debut on April 11, have been treating horror fans to little glimpses (pun intended) of the upcoming… more


Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of my favorite filmmakers, having directed the cult-beloved spiritual freakouts El Topo (1970), The Holy Mountain (1973), and the truly unusual NC-17-rated horror film Santa Sangre (… more

Schlock & Awe: THE ASPHYX

’70s horror films are possibly my favorite kind of horror. There was a sensationalism about them and a desire to push the envelope that I find incredibly enjoyable. One of… more