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Review: UNDER THE SKIN

Quiet and contemplative, Under the Skin is a great, involving, chilled analysis of the body and sci-fi in a way we haven’t had before. Here is the undeniable fact about… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Beware the Gray Ghost

Part of the beauty of Batman: The Animated Series is that it was made by people who grew up loving Batman. There was a real reverence not only for the… 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! Details below… As convention season, which seems to be competing with road construction season for longest of… more
 

Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

The ninth film in the ever-growing Avengers series has a slightly problematic plot, and it provides more comfort than true thrills, but is most certainly a serviceable entertainment. Anthony and… more

Review: CHEAP THRILLS

The horror/comedy Cheap Thrills features a few good moments of genuine shock, but I’m having trouble with its total lack of message. E.L. Katz’ horror comedy Cheap Thrills,… more

Schlock & Awe: THE VAMPIRE LOVERS

I’ve made no secret, or tried for that matter, of the fact that my favorite horror movies as a rule were made in the ’50s and ’60s by Hammer Films… more
 

Comic Book Day: Pull List for April 2nd, 2014

This is shaping up to be quite a week, comic book peeples; First off, we’ve got yet another Marvel NOW! launch with Inhuman. So far, most of these Marvel relaunches… more

The Shelf: ANCHORMAN 2, 47 RONIN, BROADCHURCH Season 1

This week, comedy, drama, and action are all in ready supply to make sure your emotions are as out of whack as possible. Though, to be fair, it’s not as… more

Review: CESAR CHAVEZ

This historical biography about the important 1960s labor organizer so actively skews away from Hollywood theatrics that it begins to feel downright quaint. Cesar Chavez, as you perhaps remember from… more
 

BATMAN Reanimated – Two-Face

For a series that made a point of introducing villains who hadn’t yet been seen or heard of by most non comics-reading kids, Batman: The Animated Series really must have… more

Review: SABOTAGE

Director David Ayer is proving to be increasingly adept at character work, but the plot of Sabotage is too dumb and opaque to recommend the film. Director David Ayer and… more

Review: NOAH

Ambitious, daring, and visually awesome (in the old sense of the word), Noah is an amazing and off-the-wall experience that I can’t not recommend. Darren Aronofsky’s Noah – easily one of… more
 

Best Picture: CAVALCADE (1932/1933)

Witney Seibold has been watching every Best Picture winner in chronological order, and commenting on each of them in a series of brief essays on Nerdist. In week six, he… more

The FX of ’79 – ALIEN

And so, friends and countrymen (but not Romans, because what did they ever do for us?!), we come to the end of this series, and what an interesting journey it… more

Schlock & Awe: EATING RAOUL

Murder and cannibalism sure are funny, aren’t they? No, really, they are. That’s why everybody thinks Hannibal is so funny. They don’t? Oh, well, maybe if that show had been… more
 

Review: THE RAID 2

The super-bloody and brutal violence is extensive, glorious, and exhilarating. Sadly, the length and complex story drag the movie down. The vast bulk of American action films these days seem… more

Comic Book Day: Pull List for March 26th, 2014

It’s Wednesday yet again, and that means another comic book day is upon is. This week, we have the very welcome return of one Mike Allred to the pages of… more

The Shelf: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, MST3K Volume XXIX, THE FRESHMAN

You guys like comedy? I like comedy. A lot, in fact. This week, we’ve got three very different comedy releases that nonetheless tickle the funny part of your brain in… more
 

BATMAN Reanimated – P.O.V.

From almost the beginning of Batman: The Animated Series, the creators attempted, much like in the comics, to try new things with the format and try things that broke with… more

Review: BLOOD TIES

Guillaume Canet made a minor splash in the art house circuit a few years ago with his pretty good (if not mildly overrated) crime thriller Tell No One. While that… more

Review: DIVERGENT

Neil Burger’s Divergent, based on the novel by Veronica Roth, had a lot of potential to be free, fun, and rebellious. Shailene Woodley is an empathetic and soulful young actress,… more
 

Best Picture: GRAND HOTEL (1931/1932)

Witney’s making his way through every Best Picture Oscar winner. Number Five: Grand Hotel. A bit of trivia about Edmund Goulding’s Grand Hotel: It’s the Academy Awards’ only Best Picture… more

Review: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON 10 #1

“Every time I try to get out, they pull me back in!” Totally overdone? M’kay, how about “I wish I could quit you!” Yeah, equally played out. Oh well, I… more

Review: MUPPETS MOST WANTED

The Muppets, like the characters in Peanuts before them, have always been strangely pure. No matter how much the characters are licensed, sold, re-worked, re-packaged, and overexposed, they always seem… more