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LYT Review: “The Master” Baits…and Switches

One of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s most notable traits to date has been to take the style of an existing well-loved director and give it a bit of a personal… more

Figures & Speech: The Force of Hobbit

For toy collectors, this month began with a most expected announcement: action figures from The Hobbit are coming. Needless (perhaps) to say, nothing in the initial rollout constitutes a “spoiler,”… 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

Interview: “Sifl & Olly” Creator Liam Lynch Socks It to Us

Before Adult Swim brought us the likes of Tim & Eric and Squidbillies, two sock puppets on MTV were mining the awkwardly surreal humor vein with a comedic sensibility ahead… more

Doctor Who Review: “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” (SPOILERS)

I have to confess; when I heard the title of episode two of Series 7 of Doctor Who was to be “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” I was a bit cautious…. more

Interview: They Call Him Baba Booey, but We Call Gary Dell’Abate Our Newest Host

To Howard Stern fans and prank callers, “Baba Booey” is an essential part of the vocabulary. But to the Nerdist Channel, he’s about to reveal a whole new side. The… more

“Asylum of the Daleks” Review (SPOILERS APLENTY)

Come hither, ye Whovians, and rejoice! Doctor Who has, after a 9-month hiatus, returned to our screens and has done so in style. “Asylum of the Daleks” was exactly what… more

LYT Review: “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” Delivers Flying and Swords Aplenty

Hey, did you know there’s a 3D Imax martial-arts movie coming out this weekend, starring Jet Li and directed by Tsui Hark? Better question: having written that sentence, need I… more

Book Review: “Graves’ End” by Sean Patrick Traver

Graves’ End by Sean Patrick Traver is what I would consider a brand of high fantasy, minus the usual fairies and elves sort, but plus spirits, animated skeletons, bug people… more

DVD “Who”sday – 14 August 2012

Another month of Classic Doctor Who DVDs have arrived and, as has been the trend for most of the year, a Third Doctor story is in the mix. I’m… more

Beta’d: “Darksiders II” Brings Death Back to Life

Beta’d breaks new ground this week by taking a break from our preview coverage to present our inaugural review of Vigil Games’ and THQ’s Darksiders II, the much-anticipated sequel to… more

LYT Review: All-Star Action Sequel is Indeed “Expendable,” but Still Fun

Generally, it has been a policy of mine not to make a distinction between liking a movie and calling it good. I mean, if I call it good, obviously I… more

LYT Review: “The Campaign” has Winning Laughs, Lazy Plot

Unlike some other political comedies – Chris Rock’s Head of State comes to mind – The Campaign at least identifies the party affiliations of its major players. Never-challenged (except mentally,… more

LYT Review: “ParaNorman” Packs a Potent Punch

“Perfect. Now the geeks are in charge!” Thus (sarcastically) speaks Courtney (Anna Kendrick) during a sticky situation in ParaNorman, during which it appears that arcane and situationally specific knowledge is… more

DVD “Who”sday – 10 July 2012

It’s that time of the month. No, not the gross kind; the kind where we get a new batch of classic series Doctor Who DVDs. As we wind down… more

LYT’s L.A. Film Festival Wrap-Up Part 3: Magic Mike, Robot & Frank, Celeste & Jesse, Vampira & Ray

If you’re catching up, part one of my coverage is here. Part two is here. Skeletor never learned that robot henchmen inevitably fail you. But can his big-screen alter-ego Frank… more

Go Read Some Nora Ephron

Since the news of her death, I’ve become aware that many people know Nora Ephron as the amazing director and writer that she is but are unaware of her body… more

“Wolverine and the X-Men”: An Appreciation

When I was growing up, my two favorite action cartoons by far were Batman: The Animated Series and Fox’s X-Men. While Batman still holds up surprisingly in both the… more

Let’s Talk About “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is coming out in theaters Friday and I knew I’d already read the book. After looking it up, I realized that this was my first… more

Book Review: “Redshirts,” by John Scalzi

Wanna read a book? Good. Want to read it in one sitting because you can’t put it down? Great. Like stuff that’s super amazingly meta? Oooh. Fan of… more

LYT Preview: The 2012 Los Angeles Film Fest

The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, kicking summer into super high gear for L.A. cinephiles and bringing a peek at what the rest of the year… more

DVD “Who”sday, 5 June 2012

Well friends, it’s that time of the month again… Doctor Who DVD time, of course. What did you think I meant? For June, North America is playing catch-up, getting… more

Book Review: “We Die Alone” by David Howarth

Originally, I was going to write a whole article about why I wasn’t reviewing Fifty Shades of Grey but that seems counterproductive. If you follow me on Twitter, then… more

LYT Review: “MIB 3″ Proves Two out of Three Acts Ain’t Bad

Men in Black II is a good movie. That’s right: II. The second one. You may now feel free to disregard what follows if you choose. But really: same comedic… more