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Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors

THIS IS WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT!! Well, if you don’t listen to my podcast (and why don’t you, by the way?), I guess you don’t know,… more

DVD “Who”sday – November 2012

You’re right; it most certainly isn’t Tuesday, but if we’ve learned anything from Community, any day can be Whosday. This month has several great Doctor Who releases, so let’s buckle… 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

AFI Fest 2012: “Starlet”

I’m tempted to say that the title of the movie Starlet is too cute by half. Yes, the movie is about a young woman in Los Angeles trying to make… more

The Shelf: “The Incredible Mel Brooks,” “Brave,” “Doctor Who,” and “The Watch”

The Shelf is our weekly look at the new Blu-rays and boxed sets coming out on this holiest of holy days, New Movie Tuesday. This week we get to take… more

Time to Unravel “Chicks Unravel Time”

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who just about a year away, the amount of books being released on the subject has gone up substantially. There are enough episode guides,… more

AFI Fest 2012: The Goofus and Gallant of Mumblecore Movies

I’ve never been a fan of the term “Mumblecore,” but I think that may be because I’ve been mercifully unexposed to it. The Duplass brothers, for example, don’t mumble -… more

LYT Review: A Contrarian Take on “Skyfall”

Imagine, if you will, that at a key moment in The Dark Knight Rises, Bane had taunted his black-clad foe by suddenly singing “Da na na na na na na…… more

Beta’d: The Halo 4 Review

If Halo is Combat Evolved, then Halo 4 truly is Halo Evolved. From the opening cinematic of the single player campaign to the completely fresh feeling multiplayer, everything about Halo… more

AFI Fest 2012: “Rust and Bone,” “Ginger & Rosa”

Rust and Bone is one of those movies that critics may well adore precisely because of one key trait – you rarely know what’s going to happen next. This is… more

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

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