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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

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

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

Doctor Who Review: “A Town Called Mercy” (MINOR SPOILERS)

It has been said elsewhere that the TARDIS is not simply a time and space machine; it is also a genre machine: Step out of its familiar blue doors and… more

DVD “Who”sday – September 2012

So it’s not Tuesday; sue me. September sees the last (for awhile anyway) month with two Classic Doctor Who DVD releases. We’re running down the list of unreleased stories,… more

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

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