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Does “Apes” Rise to the Occasion?

Saturday morning, my wife and I went to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This film is an origin story that doesn’t ignore the original “Apes” movies… more

“Torchwood: Miracle Day,” “The Categories of Life” Review (SPOILERS)

All right, Torchwood, we get it; things are bad all over. We’re all on board with you now, thank you. Miracle Day’s fifth episode, “The Categories of Life,”… 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

Indy and Bond vs. ET [SPOILERS]

I got up early on Saturday to head out to see Cowboys and Aliens. The buzz from Comic-Con hooked me on the idea of Indiana Jones and James Bond vs…. more

“Torchwood: Miracle Day” “Escape to L.A.” Review (SPOILERS)

The plot thickens. The Torchwood crew takes their fight against Phicorp out west to Los Angeles.  “Escape to Los Angeles” is the fourth episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, and while… more

“Torchwood: Miracle Day” “Dead of Night” Review (SPOILERS)

If anyone was unsure up to this point that Torchwood: Miracle Day was trying to make a topical political statement, you can all rest easily knowing that, yes, they are… more

A Fitting Farewell

After making the tough decision to avoid the late night crowd and attempt to fit in a non-festival film during the Indianapolis International Film Festival, my wife and I made… more

“Torchwood: Miracle Day” – Episode 2 “Rendition” Review (SPOILERS)

Last week when reviewing “The New World,” I mentioned that it appeared that Torchwood was becoming like a science fiction version of 24; this week’s episode, “Rendition” proved that theory… more

“Torchwood: Miracle Day,” Episode 1: “The New World” Review (SPOILERS)

After I watched Torchwood’s third series, the 5-part event collectively known as “Children of Earth,” I called it a “sci-fi 24.” This was a long way from the hit-and-mostly-miss… more

Jay’s Movie Review: “Super 8″ is Super Enjoyable

It’s the summer movie season. “Event” movies are being released almost every week. Unfortunately, the number of releases this summer forces the casual moviegoer to be discriminating in their… more

“A Good Man Goes To War” Review [SPOILERS!!!!!]

For an episode where a lot was going on, nothing really happened until the last few minutes.  “A Good Man Goes to War,” the mid-series finale of Doctor Who, was… more

Book Review: “Wicked Bugs” by Amy Stewart

Last night, there was a MONSTER of a moth fluttering around my room. It was big, I’m tellin’ you, like Mothra’s tinier but equally evil spawn. While screaming… more

“The Almost People” Review: SPOILERS

Can you believe that happened? The last five minutes; WOW!  What a cliffhanger, right? Yeah, well I’m not gonna talk about that yet.  “The Almost People,” the penultimate episode… more

Beachland: A Buffet of Summer Music

Happy Summertime, Nerdlings! So, by now, the weather is supposed to be getting nicer, and thus our seasonal depression should be pretty much gone by now! Hopefully. One ingredient that… more

“The Rebel Flesh” Review (SPOILERS, I Guess)

I think we’ve been spoiled by Moffat two-parters lately.  He has a way of making each episode feel like a separate story, with its own ebbs and flows, while… more

“The Doctor’s Wife” Review (SPOILERS)

And the early frontrunner for favorite Doctor Who Series 6 episode goes to… When I watched “The Doctor’s Wife” the first time, I wondered if I was actually enjoying… more

“The Curse of the Black Spot” Review (VERY MINOR SPOILERS)

After the grandiose and often confusing two-part opening to the new series of Doctor Who, I was absolutely looking forward to “The Curse of the Black Spot,” not simply because… more

“Day of the Moon” Review – SPOILERS!!!

The second half of the series premiere of Doctor Who raised a lot more questions than answers, but it’s the beginning of the year, so it didn’t really have to… more

Scre4m: A Remakebootquel in Woodsboro

After the last directorial debacle by Wes Craven, I was terrified that Scream 4 would be a continuation of the lack-luster storytelling Craven tried to spoon feed us with My… more

Book Review! At Home by Bill Bryson

Greetings nerds! Remember me? I know, I know. I’ve been missing in action from the fabulous Nerdist world lately, but fear not! I come bearing bookly offerings. BUT FIRST:… more

“Paul” Is Out There

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back doing what they do best, paying homage to films that they love. This time, they turn their sights on alien movies in Paul…. more

The Green Rogen

I was only vaguely familiar with the television incarnation of The Green Hornet with Bruce Lee before I went to see the update starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou and… more

Nerdist Podcast Makes Onion A.V. Club’s Best Of 2010

Chris may not prefer tooting his own horn, but, not being Chris, I don’t have to abide by that rule. So I’ll toot his… no, wait, that isn’t coming out… more

That’s a Lot of Jeff Bridges

This week gave me a special treat. I had the chance to go to a special screening of the upcoming Coen Brothers film, True Grit. Thanks to the Indy International… more