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Nerdist News: Lady Gaga Goes Gaga for Hatsune Miku

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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

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… 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

Schlock & Awe: METAL TORNADO

Scientifically-caused disaster movies are one of Syfy’s go-to genres, along with giant animal mash-ups (Sharknado and Sharktopus didn’t just imagine themselves). They almost always involve the writers coming… more
 

Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1

Carol Danvers, the current bearer of the title Captain Marvel in the Marvel Universe and the former Ms. Marvel, holds a unique position among all the female spin-off characters created… more

Comic Book Day: Pull List for March 12, 2014

Were you thinking to yourself, “Man alive! I have so much expendable income, but nowhere to spend it. Whatever will I do?” Well, even if you weren’t, you’re in the… more

The Shelf: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, TRANSFORMERS ARMADA, EL DORADO

Sort of a slight week for home video releases, but there does happen to be my favorite movie of 2013, the complete series of robots that change into stuff, and… more