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Nerdist News: More Live From WonderCon with Jason O'Mara, Simon Kinberg, and Lots of Deadpool

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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

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!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… 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

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