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THE WALKING DEAD Recap: Internment

I’ve harped quite a bit in these recaps of The Walking Dead, especially last week’s, about how this season has honed in on the need for the survivors to not… more

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: White Horse Pike

White Horse Pike is one of the two old roads that connect Atlantic City to the Philadelphia area and, back in the Boardwalk Empire days, to, basically, civilization. (Hey, this… 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

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 1

After another 8 years of no televised Doctor Who, but heaps and gobs of Eighth Doctor novels and Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Doctor audio plays, it came time for… more


The short review: Upping the ante from the original in every way, Thor: The Dark World is a sprawling, tremendously charismatic film that delivers the cinematic thunder casual viewers and… more

ARROW Recap: League of Assassins

This week’s episode of Arrow, “League of Assassins,” was very Black Canary heavy, with which I’m totally okay. After the “promise” last week that Sara Lance would tell her family… more


Director E.L. Katz’s Cheap Thrills, from screenwriters David Chirchirillo and Trent Haaga (Deadgirl, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV), is a dark, dark comedy/thriller that asks the question:… more


Last night’s episode may have been the most dramatic, tense hour of television we’ve seen from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so far, but whether the… more

THE WALKING DEAD Recap: Indifference

In a world overrun by death and destruction, ambivalence is essentially the same thing as death. In order to survive, one needs willpower and wherewithal. If you have the skill-set… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 26

After several seasons of meh-to-cruddy writing and production, Doctor Who was finally starting to pick up some narrative and thematic traction again in Season 25. Script Editor Andrew Cartmel was… more

Review: VIKINGS on Blu-Ray

Vikings was likely easily missed in the cultural obsesstorm that surrounds its first cousin in dirtyface television, Game of Thrones. But the storm has calmed, and in its wake is… more


The Short: Free Birds goes on a wild turkey chase in search of a story and gets about halfway there, but it’ll make your kids laugh along the way…. more


The short review: In what could be mistaken for a two-hour video game trailer, Ender’s Game is saved in a multigenerational effort with strong performances from kid wonders and… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 25

After the campy, mawkish, and largely insipid 24th season of Doctor Who, anything would be an improvement. Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor came out of the gate like a clown… more

Slasher Showdown: Michael Myers vs. Jason Voorhees

Today is Halloween, and I’ve been thinking a lot about my favorite slasher movie franchise, Halloween, as evidenced by the quite-long history of Halloween I wrote the other week. Despite… more

ARROW Recap: Crucible

The word “crucible” refers to a gargantuan and difficult task to complete, a trial by fire, as it were. It also means a bowl used to mix super hot materials…. more

Schlock & Awe: CRAWLSPACE

When listing attributes that would make the perfect horror movie villain, there are several ways one could go. Do you want menace, danger, creepiness, psychosis, or just plain terrifying-ness? Let’… more


It’s a pretty light week for DVD and Blu-ray releases, so we’re going to get all monstrous by focusing on Pixar’s latest offering, Monsters University. How’s the movie? Does it… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 24

Season 23 had been the lowest-rated in Doctor Who’s history as well as being a struggle creatively. Longtime script editor Eric Saward departed in a huff and producer John… more

WALKING DEAD Recap: Isolation

This week on The Walking Dead, we get some exposition up in here, Rick gets bullied into trying to solve a murder, and Hershel continues to prove why he’s my… more

Review: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

The short review: Fearlessly tackling one of the ugliest chapters in American history, director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave is a modern day masterpiece and, frankly, required viewing. The… more

Review: Ridley Scott’s THE COUNSELOR

Love, sex, drugs, money, murder, beheading, philosophy – the building blocks of life. Or, at least they are if we’re to believe Cormac McCarthy. The author has made a career… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 23

1985 was a weird year for Doctor Who. It went back to Saturday evenings, but in a longer, 45-minute version, meaning it had fewer episodes but an equal runtime. Colin… more

ARROW Recap: Broken Dolls

We know the world we’re in; now it’s time to add some intrigue. After last week’s functional second episode, Arrow brought the thunder in Season Two’s third episode, “Broken Dolls.”… more