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Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Forbidden World”

(WARNING: The above is a red-band trailer and is certainly NSFW. It was the only one available.) The impact and importance of Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece Alien on the… more

The Shelf: Doctor Who, The Muppet Movie, Luc Besson’s Newest

This week, it’s high-adventure with a French reporter, a frog, a bear, a pig, and two doses of a Time Lord in the ’70s. The president is also in peril,… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more
 

Doctor Who: A Companion’s Companion – Seasons 3,4,& 5

Doctor Who’s second season would remain its most successful for a decade and cemented the show as a British phenomenon. The seasons that followed, however, showed a sharp and… more

Comic Book Club Reviews “Elysium”

Our guys at the Comic Book Club saw Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, and in a special edition of their series of BEST. SUMMER. EVER. movie reviews, Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and… more

Genre of ’68 – “Planet of the Apes”

Science fiction at its best reflects one of two things: either our own fascination with the unknown pertaining to our existence, or our inherent fear of ourselves and “the other.”… more
 

The Shelf: “The Thick of It,” “Oblivion,” “The Best of Fridays”

This week on Ye Olde Shelfe, the new Doctor’s old show, Tom Cruise’s new digs, sketch comedy from the edge, plus some Disney, some sci-fi, and the fourth in the “… more

Doctor Who: A Companion’s Companion – Season Two

For its first few weeks, Doctor Who was a strange little tea-time sci-fi show, but after the Daleks rolled their way into children’s homes, forcing them to hide behind… more

Review: “2 Guns” is Double-Barreled Throwback Fun

The short review: While not a groundbreaking picture by any means, 2 Guns, with its big explosions, corny jokes and kinetic gunplay, feels like a throwback to a different era… more
 

Genre of ’68 – “2001: A Space Odyssey”

It’s some kind of understatement to merely say that 1968 was one of the most significant years for social and political change in the 20th Century, or at the… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “1990: The Bronx Warriors”

One of the things I love most about Italian exploitation cinema is how little they try to disguise the fact that they’re ripping something off.  George Romero’s seminal… more

Doctor Who: A Companion’s Companion – Season One

It’s possible you haven’t heard, but Doctor Who’s been around for 50 years. Yes, it was news to us, too. To commemorate, I’ve decided to embark… more
 

Review: Is “The Wolverine” the Franchise’s Healing Factor?

The short review:  While overlong, James Mangold’s The Wolverine is a high octane cocktail of ninjas, noir and adamantium-laden action that will leave you feeling refreshed and thirsty for more…. more

Review: “The To Do List”

Teen sex comedies are a staple of American cinema and have been since back in the proverbial day. They’ve changed with the times and become cyclically more and less… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Death Race 2000″

Today’s entry is one of the most joyous experiences I’ve ever had watching low-budget exploitation ficks. There’s no reason anything with this title should be as fun or as genuinely… more
 

Review: “Red 2″

I’m not going to beat around the bush; I never saw the first Red. I worried for a few minutes prior to the start of Red 2 that I… more

The Shelf: “Evil Dead,” “Orphan Black,” “Regular Show,” “42″

Some excellent Blu-rays and DVDs this month, covering everything from cloning to baseball to possession to slacking to super powers to murder to city life to time travel. Really, when… more

Review: “Pacific Rim,” Guillermo Del Toro’s Love Letter to Genre Cinema

The short review: In a marketplace filled with somber sequels, run of the mill reboots and asinine ensemble comedies, Pacific Rim is a breath of fresh air, creating a sense… more
 

Weird Old Sci-Fi: Lou Ferrigno is “Hercules”

In 1982, Arnold Schwarzenegger hit the big screen in a pec-flexing way with the incredibly silly Conan the Barbarian. A year later, his Pumping Iron counterpart, Lou Ferrigno, made it… more

The Shelf: “Robot Chicken DC Special,” “Wolverine: Origin,” “The Host”

This week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases consist of aliens, superheroes, hitmen, armed robbers, and college admissions agents. Sounds intriguing, don’t it? Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Robot Chicken, Adult Swim’s… more

REVIEW: “The Lone Ranger”‘s Wild Western Identity Crisis

The short review: Despite being overlong and suffering from a dire case of tonal dissonance, Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp’s attempt at updating The Lone Ranger for the 21st century… more
 

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Daleks’ Invasion Earth – 2150 A.D.”

Doctor Who is incredibly popular now, as evidenced by all the posts about it I do, but in the 1960s, it was nothing short of a cultural phenomenon. There was… more

The Shelf: “Help!,” “Fat Albert,” “Burt Wonderstone”

This week, it’s musicians, apparitions, magicians, and loads of animations. Boy I’m happy all those words worked out that way. What a coup. I’ve already won. Let’s do the column… more

Review: Don’t Be Afraid to Love “Monsters University”

The short review: Ignore the cynics mourning the golden age of Pixar; Monsters University is a vibrant, rollicking ride of a film that shows not only how to do a… more