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Nerdist News: JURASSIC WORLD Updates, FLASH GORDON Reboot, and Google Time-Travel!

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AFI Fest Review: A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS

One of the great things about going to a film festival is sitting down to watch something you know next to nothing about, save maybe a brief sentence or two… more

AFI Fest Review: CONGRATULATIONS!

Police procedural shows and movies are probably the most prolific they’ve ever been, especially on television. In film, they’re often a chance for a gruff actor to play… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more
 

AFI Fest Review: THE FAKE

Part of what makes filmmaking in Asia so interesting is that they can tell a story through the medium of animation that would never be animated in the U.S…. more

The Shelf: MAN OF STEEL, AKIRA, NOSFERATU

This week, we’ve got some classics, some new favorites, a couple from the obscure pile, and even a movie about a snail who races against cars for no reason. Evidently… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 2

Doctor Who comes back to television screens for the first time in essentially 16 years and for 13 weeks, it’s a hit again. Then, BOOM! The lead actor turns… more
 

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

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
 

Review: THOR: THE DARK WORLD

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

Review: CHEAP THRILLS

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
 

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: F.Z.Z.T.

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

Review: FREE BIRDS

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

Review: ENDER’S GAME

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

The Shelf: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

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