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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

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
 

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

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