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DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 20

In 1983, a wholly unprecedented thing happened: Doctor Who reached its 20th season. 20 years! That’s insane. A show that premiered the day after Kennedy was killed was now… more

Review: CBGB is More Poseur Than Punk

The short list: While the filmmakers’ hearts were in the right place, CBGB plays out like a scratched CD, a greatest hits compilation that skips and stutters, offering up an… 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

Review: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Sets an Open Course for Action

The short review: Stunningly shot and laden with Oscar-caliber performances from the likes of Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi, Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips is a harrowing, tense adaptation of true… more

Review: Go on the World’s Worst Vacation in ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

The short review: Profoundly discomforting, deeply unsettling and beautifully composed – with a few green screen hiccups in between – Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow is a unique experience but… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 19

After seven seasons which resulted in him forever being linked to the show, Tom Baker hung up his scarf and left Doctor Who in the hands of new producer John… 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

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