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Shatner + Poetry = Shatoetry, the App

When William Shatner challenged the people of Twitter to define “Shatoetry,” the guesses were creative and funny, which was a fitting way to lead into the introduction of Shatoetry on… more

The Shelf: “Amazing Spider-Man,” “They Live,” Muppets and More

This week on The Shelf, our weekly look at what’s new on Blu-ray, we’re getting excited for a hi-def look at Roddy Piper’s pipes, a primary color battle for the… 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

Figures & Speech: Five Quirky Character Actors You Might Not Know Had Action Figures

Courtesy of Big Bad Toy Store, a couple of weeks ago we got a look at series 3 of The Walking Dead action figures. To preserve an element of surprise,… more

Our Picks for AFI Fest 2012

We love AFI Fest because it’s one of the two biggest film festivals in L.A., and a great way to wind down the moviegoing year in style. You should… more

Are You Prepared?

Just in case shit hits the fan this Halloween, I want you guys to be prepared. Know your exits! Have bottled water! Make sure you get a crossbow and probably… more

LYT Review: “Cloud Atlas” Does Not Shrug

It will be easy, and lazy, to dismiss the Wachowski siblings’ and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas (they directed alternating segments) with some silly wisecracks about how the makeup looks bad… more

Figures & Speech: For Halloween, the Five Best Action Figures in Disguises

With Devil’s Night and All-Hallows Eve fast approaching, it’s definitely time to start thinking what to dress up as. From the scary to the slutty to the truly tasteless, costume… more

LYT Review: “The Sessions” is an Unlikely But Rewarding Date Movie

Every once in a while – okay, make that every awards season – a movie comes along that’s both really good and almost impossible to persuade anyone to see without… more

Figures & Speech: Toys of Terror – The Ten Scariest Action Figures Ever

With Halloween around the corner, and my own collection a mini-celebration of how disturbing and dark toys can be in our time, it’s the perfect occasion to examine some of… more

DVD “Who”sday – October 2012, “The Ambassadors of Death”

There’s only one Doctor Who release this month, but, boy, is it a goody. After a brief foray into First and Sixth Doctor stories, we return to this year’s… more

LYT Review: “Fat Kid Rules the World,” but Dad’s the Real Highlight

Fat people have been an easily designated pop-culture caricature for ages, and as the title for Fat Kid Rules the World suggests, a day of reckoning may have come. But… more

Take My Love. Take My Land…

Did you know it’s been ten years since Firefly started? Seriously. AN ENTIRE DECADE, guys. I can’t believe how incredibly old that makes me feel, but! Let’s… more

California Screaming: Previewing L.A.’s Screamfest 2012

L.A. Live could use a good scare. It wants to be so clean, so homogenized, and yet a healthy dose of bloody fun movies and the attendant crowd that… more

Figures & Speech: Kings of the Castle

I have owned two different Castle Grayskulls in my life. The first version of the iconic Masters of the Universe playset cost about $40 in the late ’80s, and perhaps… more

Doctor Who Review: “The Angels Take Manhattan” (SPOILERS)

How do you say goodbye to people you’ve spent your whole life with? Furthermore, how do we say goodbye to characters we’ve watched for two and a half… more

LYT Review: “Looper” is Solid Sci-Fi, but My Future Self May Disagree in 30 Years

Elephant, meet room. It’s well-known by anyone with an interest in such things that Rian Johnson and I went to college together. If you read my interview with him for… more

Fantastic Fest: Judgment Day

Verdicts are in, awards have been given – in the form of beer mugs whose contents were required to be immediately chugged onstage – and while Fantastic Fest is still… more

Book Review: “Alchemystic,” by Anton Strout

Remember Gargoyles? Miss it? I have the book for you! Anton Strout, one of my favorite humans(?), is penning a new series about gargoyles! It’s called Alchemystic and, all… more

Fantastic Fest: “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning” and “The ABCs of Death”

[youtube] Scott Adkins could just turn out to be for action movies what Triple-H is for pro wrestling: a guy… more

Doctor Who Review: “The Power of Three” (SPOILERS-ISH)

Somebody needs to remind Chris Chibnall that he’s supposed to write the Doctor Who episodes people don’t really like. He’s written two of the last four stories… more

Fantastic Fest: “Sinister” and “The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled”

It’s a massive testament to the skills of director Scott Derrickson that in Sinister, he takes what sounds on paper like a three year-old’s dumbest idea for a high-concept monster (… more

Fantastic Fest: “Frankenweenie” and “Dredd 3D”

I actually saw the original “Frankenweenie” short in theater as a kid; it was an unexpected bonus in front of Disney’s Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, a live-action movie… more

Fantastic Fest 2012: The Best Jury Duty Ever

Five dollars a day, hours seated in a generic room watching boilerplate instructional videos, any possible number of days in which to fall behind on your work and lose money…… more