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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

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
 

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

Review: “Epic” — 3D Visuals, 2D Script

For 3D digital animation, most people think there’s Pixar and there’s everybody else. However, there are lots of other animation studios out there doing terrific work in the… more
 

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYwbxZN11Fs&w=615&h=461] With Pacific Rim coming out this summer, I thought I’d take a look at a Kaiju film from… more

Doctor Who Review: “The Name of the Doctor” (SPOILERS)

Wait, so this WASN’T the 50th Anniversary special? It’s an episode in which every single incarnation of the Doctor we know (and also…) is featured, and in a way that… more

“Arrow” Season One Hits the Bullseye

On principle, if somebody tells me there’s going to be another DC superhero program on the CW network, I’m going to be a bit cautious. Smallville had an… more
 

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Review: Eye-Popping Action at Warp Speed

Note: while I endeavored to avoid them, this review may contain mild spoilers The short review: Visually stunning and occasionally logically lacking, Star Trek Into Darkness is nothing else if… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Galaxy of Terror”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJO07ylhTu4&w=615&h=346] It really is staggering just how many Alien rip-offs there were in the early 80s. It’s possible… more

Doctor Who Review: “Nightmare in Silver”

Writer Neil Gaiman is a massive Doctor Who fan. Join the club, right? In Series 6, he wrote what is pretty much everybody’s favorite episode that year, “The Doctor’… more