Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.

 

Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… 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

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… 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
 

Book Review: The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Amidst the white noise and the sound and the fury and the cat videos cluttering the internet, there are small pockets of quiet clarity: McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is one… more

A Marshmallow’s Take on VERONICA MARS

As one of the 91,585 backers for the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, I am most definitely a fan. I heard about the Kickstarter at SXSW when it first launched, and… more

Review: THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG

People in romantic comedies – from an objective standpoint – tend to behave like psychopaths. The way they doggedly pursue mates, make big public gestures, and find themselves in embarrassing social situations (… more
 

Beta’d Review: TITANFALL

They say that patience is a virtue, but the fact that it’s taken me this long to get a chance to actually sit down and play Respawn Entertainment’s excellent Titanfall… more

Review: BAD WORDS

In Jason Bateman’s feature directorial debut, the actor – largely known for playing put-upon and quietly suffering everymen – attempts to rough up his own comparatively cuddly image by creating one of… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Appointment in Crime Alley

In the last installment of this, I talked about how we finally had an episode getting to the heart of Bruce Wayne’s deepest fears, thanks to a run-in with the… more
 

SXSW Film Wrap Up: Reviews of VERONICA MARS, CHEF, BAD WORDS, & More

This year’s slate of films at South By Southwest seemed to have an amazingly common thread of accessibility. Almost all of the movies I saw were layered and thoughtful with… more

Review: VERONICA MARS

Not so much a feature film as an extended network-ready TV special (a few cuss words notwithstanding), Rob Thomas’ Veronica Mars, based on his defunct 2004 TV series, can’t seem… more

Best Picture: CIMARRON (1930/1931)

We are now entering the fourth week of my epic quest to watch every film to have won a Best Picture Oscar, and I’ve finally hit my first stumbling block…. more
 

Review: NEED FOR SPEED

Movies based on video games are – as is common knowledge at this point – largely dubious affairs. To this day, the golden standards for the genre have been, at least according… more

Review: DARK HOUSE

This is a first for me: Victor Salva’s Dark House is the first movie I have encountered that is being released on home video before it’s being released in theaters…. more

Book Review: DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you… more