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Nerdist Podcast: Lewis Black

The hilarious Lewis Black sits down with Chris to talk about the process of writing “edgy” material, the importance of keeping busy as you get older, his shows being a destination for family outings and his newest special Old Yeller! Click on the banner to shop at and support the show!              … more

Beta’d Review: THE WOLF AMONG US – ‘FAITH’

Fresh off of their critically acclaimed, Game Of The Year award-winning triumphant outing with The Walking Dead last year, Telltale Games is back with their next episodic adventure, The Wolf… more

ARROW Recap: City of Heroes

Arrow has returned to our screens, and it seems like a whole lot has happened in the story in the interim. I always find it funny when a TV show “… 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

Schlock & Awe: TROLL (the first one)

For years, Troll 2 has been the high (or low) watermark for terrible, awful, inept, and overall shittiness in movies. Being who I am, I sought it out and watched… more

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: The Asset

Note: this review may contain spoilers pertaining to Tuesday’s episode. They say the third time is the charm, and it appears the old adage holds true as Marvel’s Agents of… more


It’s a rather packed week of releases, a few of which I’ve even seen, with Shakespeare, space, Loch Ness Monsters, the devil, Las Vegas, more space, tiny people, and stop-motion… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 18

After one of the most ridiculous seasons in Doctor Who history (partially saved by one of the best stories in Doctor Who history), the series embarked on a new decade… more

Review: GRAVITY Is Graceful Tension for 90 Minutes

People (read: critics and movie snobs) throw around the term “pure cinema” to mean an experience that could not exist in any other medium, using all the tools at its… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 17

After the success of “The Key to Time” season, Doctor Who took its largest leap into the silly. Graham Williams was about to begin his third and final year as… more

Review: A.C.O.D. is A-OK

The short review: Unlike the far bleaker Friends With Kids, first-time director Stuart Zicherman’s A.C.O.D. manages to take rather dour subject matter and elevates it to comedic… more


Fantasist H.P. Lovecraft is widely considered one of the forefathers of modern horror fiction and has inspired such luminaries as Stephen King, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi with his… more

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: 0-8-4

Gamma radiation! Mid-air hijackings! Surprise Nick Fury! In a strong second episode, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. managed to course-correct from some of the missteps of… more


This week is a curious mixture of end-of-the-world, beginning-of-the-world, over-the-rainbow, under-the-sea, and get-out-of-the-house movies to make your Blu-ray collection wonder about your sanity. If you’re the kind of person to… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 16

In four short years, Tom Baker had gone from relative nobody, working on a building site, to one of the most popular and recognizable faces on British television, as well… more

Review: DON JON is Masturbatory in All the Right Ways

The short review: A compelling character study with a solid script and anchored by a pitch perfect cast, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Don Jon, offers up a money shot of… more

Fireside Chat with Matt and Shawn: GRAND THEFT AUTO V

Hi, folks. Matt Cohen and Shawn DePasquale here, sipping hot chocolate and snacking on s’mores, while wearing our cozy wool sweaters, seated next to the comforting warmth of a cracklin’… more


The short review: A visual smorgasbord with more puns and wordplay than an Abbott and Costello routine, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a capable, rollicking, and ultimately… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 15

Philip Hinchcliffe, the producer who ushered Doctor Who into a horror-fueled golden age of high production values and high ratings, stepped down after three years. Though his script editor, Robert… more

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Pilot”

Not even late-breaking news of Commissioner Gordon getting his own television series at Fox could stop Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s momentum, as the long-awaited… more

Fantastic Fest: Keanu Reeves’ MAN OF TAI CHI

Short Review: In Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut, the actor shows he can feature stylized action and deliver a delightfully over-the-top performance as the film’s villain. The simplistic dialogue and ’80s… more

Fantastic Fest: Wolf Delivers Violent Charm

Short Review: In a bleak picture of life in the Netherlands, Wolf is equal parts Grand Theft Auto and Rocky. A man’s desire to do right by his family after… more

THE BLACKLIST Review: “Pilot”

This review may contain some spoilers. To be fair, you probably should have considered that before clicking the link on the homepage. Not saying, but just saying. To put it… more


Evil little kids are certainly nothing new to horror films. Pre-pubescent terror goes all the way back to things like The Bad Seed and Village of the Damned. With Roman… more

The Shelf: IRON MAN 3, DOCTOR WHO, and Two From John Carpenter

This week, our Shelf doth overfloweth with superheroes, Time Lords, masters of horror, charming cannibals, and even a couple of giveaways for your getting-free-stuff pleasure. It’s like it’s getting close… more