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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

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! Details below… As convention season, which seems to be competing with road construction season for longest of… 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

Review: “World War Z” Sates Your Hunger for Big Summer Fun

The short review: Despite the rather public production issues, World War Z is a massive zombie film that doesn’t provide much in the way of innovation, but packs in plenty… more
 

Comic Book Club Looks At “World War Z”

The video version of Comic Book Club from the Nerdist Channel continues its look at the Biggest. Summer. Ever. with their review of Brad Pitt in World War Z. Are… more

Beta’d: A Ducktales Remastered Preview, Woo Hoo!

“Life is like a hurricane.” Utter this phrase to anyone over the age of 20 and you’ll most likely illicit a smile and a new friend for life. Ducktales – … more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Brain Dead”

Certain questions come up time and time again: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of… more
 

The Shelf: “Jack the Giant Slayer,” “The Howling,” “Lifeforce”

This week here on the ol’ Shelf, we’ve got nasty giants, snarly werewolves, and nude space vampires. That’s most of the major food groups of monsters, right? Also, there’s some… more

LAFF ’13: “You’re Next” is Home Invasion Horror Bliss

The short review: A whipsmart, tongue-in-cheek take on the home invasion horror genre, Adam Wingard’s You’re Next doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but inverts it with Simon Barrett’s clever characters, tense… more

Review: “This Is The End” is Rapturously Fun

The short review: In a cinematic landscape experiencing a drought of R-rated comedies, This Is The End is unbridled apocalyptic fun that lets both the actors and the audience in… more
 

Review: “Man of Steel”

The short review: The filmmakers manage to deliver a fresh and new take on the very well-worn Superman origin story, but it does devolve a bit into repeated action and… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “The Food of the Gods”

What if there was something that could turn animals giant? A thing bubbling right up from the ground that could take the common beasts, bugs, and fowl and make them… more

The Shelf: “Oz,” “Hansel & Gretel,” “Enter the Dragon”

Sci-fi and fantasy are the words of the day here at Nerdist Playhouse (I’m Conky, of course), as two classic children’s tales get the big screen 3D treatment and two… more
 

Comic Book Day Double Feature: True Crime Stories

Welcome back to Double Feature, our new recurring comics column in which we take a look at two graphic novels with similar themes. It’s like seeing a double feature at… more

Review: Whedon Does William Justice in “Much Ado About Nothing”

The short review: Although imperfect, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is the adaptation The Great Gatsby wishes it was: sleek, modern and full of life without sacrificing the language…. more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Invaders from Mars”

In times such as this, when only last year the perseverance of the human spirit has allowed us to send our most advanced and sophisticated observation robot to the planet… more
 

The Shelf: Another “Die Hard,” “Breaking Bad,” “Adventure Time”

This week’s Shelf has some zombies, some aliens, a whole lot of car chases, and three, count ‘em, THREE giveaways! What is this, Christmas time? No! It’s the beginning of… more

Comic Book Day Double Feature: Out to Sea

Welcome to Double Feature, our new recurring comics column where we take two thematically similar graphic novels and put them under the microscope. Not really, though, because microscopes are surprisingly… more

Review: “The Kings of Summer” Reigns Supreme

The coming-of-age movie is certainly nothing new, nor is the semi-raunchy teen comedy, though I can’t remember the last time either made me feel as though I really were a… more
 

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Barbarella”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6TgV2JAeJw&w=615&h=346] The ’60s must have been an interesting time for Henry Fonda. He was one of the most wholesome… more

The Shelf: “Doctor Who” Series 7 Pt. 2, “Beetlejuice,” the Complete Series

This week, we’ve got Blu-rays and DVDs of some favorite television programs as well as some weird movies you may want to check out. The beauty of “The Shelf” is… more

Your Instant Reactions To “Arrested Development” Redux

Okay, some of you have now had the chance to see all or most of the new episodes of Arrested Development on Netflix. I haven’t even started, but the mixed… more