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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

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
 

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

Review: NYMPHOMANIAC, VOLUME I

Lars Von Trier has always been interested in sex. Going back as far as Breaking the Waves, he has always been willing to delve into what he sees as the… more
 

Schlock & Awe: WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?

Horror films are littered with seemingly sweet and innocent things becoming terrifying, whether it be animals (like the family dog in Cujo or giant bunnies in Night of the Lepus),… more

Joshua Hale Fialkov Talks SKYMAN, Project Black Sky, DOCTOR WHO, and More

From the post-apocalyptic paranoia of The Bunker to the time-spanning sagas of Doctor Who to the superheroic script-flipping of Skyman, Joshua Hale Fialkov is proving himself to be one of… more

Comic Book Day: Pull List for March 19th, 2014

What a week, comic book fans! DC is celebrating Alfred E. Neuman’s birthday in style and dropping some bombshell variant covers, Peanuts is getting the silver screen treatment, and we’ve… more
 

Beta’d Review: A Sample Of METAL GEAR SOLID V In GROUND ZEROES

If there has ever been a video game equivalent to having blue balls, I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what many will be experiencing upon playing through Metal Gear Solid V:… more

The Shelf: FROZEN, SAVING MR. BANKS, AMERICAN HUSTLE

This week, we’ve got a two-time Oscar winner, a ten-time Oscar nominee, and a zero-time Oscar anything but very possibly should have had a couple. We’ve also got a movie… more

The FX of ’79 – THE BLACK HOLE

In the early ’80s, Disney was trying to go a bit darker and more grown up while still being “family” entertainment. They wanted to push the boundaries of narrative away… more