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Nerdist Podcast: Lewis Black

The hilarious Lewis Black sits down with Chris to talk about the process of writing “edgy” material, the importance of keeping busy as you get older, his shows being a destination for family outings and his newest special Old Yeller! Click on the banner to shop at and support the show!              … 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

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

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

“Sherlock” Review: “The Reichenbach Fall” (Some Spoilers)

Since the end of series 1, Jim Moriarty, played by Andrew Scott, has been the ever-present threat to Sherlock Holmes’ life. He had his dirty fingers in the Irene Adler… more

Sherlock: “The Hounds of Baskerville” Review (Some Spoilers)

Ever feel like you’re… hounded… by something from your past? Hehe, yeah, I’m the worst. At any rate, everyone’s afraid of something, even the world’s greatest… more

So You Wanna Read About Comedy?

Like a lot of people on this site (maybe it just seems that way to me, I’m not sure), I consider myself a comedy nerd. It’s so much… more

DVD “Who”sday – May 8th

This month, the BBC is releasing three new Classic Doctor Who DVDs for your consuming pleasure. The three stories in question have a reputation as not being particularly great, but… more

“Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia” Review (with SPOILERS)

When last we saw Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, all the way back in 2010, they were just about to get shot by snipers or blow up themselves and supervillain… more

Book Review: “Nocturnal” by Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler is just the bees knees, guys. So is Nocturnal, his new book.  I truly enjoy his writing style, humor, personality… oh, am I gushing again? I’m sorry!… more

“How Fantasy Sports Explains the World”: A Talk With AJ Mass

Listen, guys. Not all nerds hate sports. Prove it? You want me to prove it? Fine! Read How Fantasy Sports Explains the World: What Pujols and Peyton Can Teach Us… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “New York City”

You know how within seconds of hearing a wonderful new song, you have opened your email, composed a new draft with the subject line “YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS RIGHT… more

Dr. Apocalypse Examines: Massive Comics Legend Brian Wood

  If you like comics, and don’t know the work of Brian Wood, you deserve to be gunned down in the war-torn Manhattan of his DMZ, battle-axed in his Viking… more

Why He’s My Ex

Let me start by saying THANK YOU (a million times) to Krishna Devine for being INFINITELY patient with this experiment. What experiment, you ask? Good question! Instead of the usual… more

Review: Tracks HD by SOL Republic

Whenever I open a new i-Whatever, I throw those crappy included headphones into my box of extra electronic junk – subsequently never using them. Music is too important to me… more

Revisiting London Below: Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” on DVD

It’s been at least 10 years since I last saw Neverwhere, the six-part BBC series by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry that subsequently became a Gaiman novel and marked… more