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Nerdist News: Lady Gaga Goes Gaga for Hatsune Miku

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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

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
 

Schlock & Awe: NIGHT OF THE LEPUS

Remember those 1950s and ’60s movies about giant, radioactive creatures that terrorized cities and stuff? Like ants in Them!, the grasshoppers in The Beginning of the End, or the myriad… more

Book Review: FREE TO FALL

To the pantheon of Young Adult fiction that includes “dystopian future” and “paranormal teen romance,” we now add “sci-chic.” Lauren Miller’s Free to Fall is her second novel categorized… more

Review: LUMBERJANES #1

When you start noticing more plaid at comic conventions this summer, you can blame Lumberjanes. The first issue of the new all-ages comic from BOOM! Studios was just released last… more
 

Comic Book Day: Pull List for April 16, 2014

So much goodness on this week’s pull list, I can’t even handle it… first off, we have the start of the final chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s totally… more

The Shelf: TOUCH OF EVIL, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, ALICE

This week, two utter classics in the Film Noir oeuvre and one of the most disturbing versions of a children’s favorite are on The Shelf of new Blu-ray/DVD releases…. 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

BATMAN Reanimated – Almost Got ‘Im

With 34 episodes already aired to that point, Batman: The Animated Series was flying high with its unique blend of comic book mayhem, Art Deco design, and storylines that didn’t… 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
 

Schlock & Awe: WOMEN IN CAGES

Attention, American women: Do not move to the Philippines, start dating a pimp, get hooked on opiates, and agree to take the fall for crimes you didn’t commit. If… more

Comic Book Day: Pull List for April 9th, 2014

This week on the Pull List, the Caped Crusader goes weekly, as Batman Eternal launches, giving us a look into the future of Batman – and no, he hasn’t made… more

The Shelf: THE HOBBIT, A FIELD IN ENGLAND, EARTHFLIGHT

This week, we have several adventures in far away lands, from fighting to slay a dragon to trudging across grass high on mushrooms to soaring in the air with our… more
 

Game Review: THE WOLF AMONG US: EPISODE 3 – A CROOKED MILE

It’s fitting that The Wolf Among Us’ newest episode drops mere days after Game of Thrones returns because Melisandre’s words ring true for both: “The night is dark and full… more

Rampant Remakery: YOJIMBO vs. A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

In 1963, Italian director Sergio Leone saw Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 film Yojimbo,  several times, if the reports are to be believed.  Leone was so inspired by this film that… more

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Is Exactly the Movie Marvel Needed to Make

I’d been really looking forward to Captain America: The Winter Soldier since they announced it, and doubly so since an early press day last July in which the creators spoke… 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