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Nerdist News: Lady Gaga Goes Gaga for Hatsune Miku

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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

The FX of ’79 – 1941

Kyle is looking at the Oscar nominees for visual effects in 1979, a landmark for the form. This week: Steven Spielberg’s 1941. As critically derided as some of the movies… 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! Details below… As convention season, which seems to be competing with road construction season for longest of… more
 

Thoughts on STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – The Lost Missions (SPOILERS)

Friday, March 7th, was bittersweet. Star Wars: The Clone Wars hit Netflix not only with all its existing five seasons, but also 13 new episodes, dubbed “The Lost Missions.” Fans… more

Review: JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS

Stephen Chow is one of the funnier filmmakers out there. He has only directed nine feature films to date (a tiny number compared to many of his kung-fu contemporaries who… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Nothing to Fear

So far, we’ve looked at episodes of Batman: The Animated Series that have showcased Batman’s rogues gallery more than the Dark Knight himself, be they origin stories or particularly nasty… more
 

Review: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Near the end of Wes Anderson’s utterly delightful and predictably twee The Grand Budapest Hotel, one of the film’s many interlocking narrators, played by F. Murray Abraham, describes the protagonist… more

Review: GRAND PIANO

Some critics have been so ecstatic about Eugenio Mira’s new limited-release thriller Grand Piano they have been openly comparing it to Alfred Hitchcock. While Grand Piano is not as good… more

Best Picture: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1929/1930)

Week three, and Witney Seibold, in his epic quest to watch and review every Best Picture winner, has moved on to the epic war tragedy All Quiet on the Western… more
 

Review: MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

Although more plot-heavy than its 1960s forebear (as I suppose a feature film version of a series of pun-tastic and jokey TV shorts would have to be), Rob Minkoff’s surprisingly… more

Review: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of my favorite filmmakers, having directed the cult-beloved spiritual freakouts El Topo (1970), The Holy Mountain (1973), and the truly unusual NC-17-rated horror film Santa Sangre (… more

Schlock & Awe: THE ASPHYX

’70s horror films are possibly my favorite kind of horror. There was a sensationalism about them and a desire to push the envelope that I find incredibly enjoyable. One of… more
 

Awesomely Bad Movies Battles GHIDORAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER

Last week, you drooled over the full trailer for the new Godzilla movie, which looked amazing and dark and full of scares. This week on Awesomely Bad Movies, I take… more

Beta’d Review: THE WALKING DEAD SEASON TWO: EPISODE 2 – A HOUSE DIVIDED

Note: While I will endeavor not to spoil anything new in Episode 2 – A House Divided, I will likely have to talk about some of the events of Episode… more

Reviews: FOREVER EVIL #6 And BATMAN/SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1

Forever Evil #6 Written by Geoff Johns, Art by David Finch and Richard Friend Although I didn’t particularly care for DC’s last event mini series Trinity War all that much,… more
 

Comic Book Day: Pull List for March 5th, 2014

Light week? Not a chance. With a barrage of brand new issue #1′s, installments of old favorites, and a cavalcade of collected works, there’s plenty of reasons to be excited… more

Advance Review: MAGNETO #1

It seems kind of shocking that it has taken this long for Marvel to give Magneto his own ongoing series. Ever since the mid-eighties, Marvel has been toying with the… more

The Shelf: HUNGER GAMES, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, DOCTOR WHO, VENTURE BROS.

A smattering of survival, sacrifice, silliness, salvation, and stupid executives cutting up movies. It’s a healthy mixture of things this week. One of these is even an Oscar winner. So,… more
 

The FX of ’79 – MOONRAKER

We continue our journey through the Best Visual Effects nominees from 1979 (for the 1980 Oscars) with a movie that seems least likely to have used the effects that it… more

Review: SON OF GOD

Christopher Spencer’s Son of God was, as you probably know, whittled into a feature film out of the Jesus portions of last year’s epically successful cable TV miniseries The Bible…. more

BATMAN: Reanimated – Pretty Poison

Batman: The Animated Series wrote strong women characters better than the majority of animated programs at the time, especially for what is usually considered a “boy” show. As we explored… more
 

Review: THE BAG MAN

David Grovic’s The Bag Man (previously entitled Motel), in theaters Friday, is a low-rent-but-nonetheless-wicked little noir film that just barely stays ahead of turgid. This is a film that clearly… more

Review: NON-STOP

Ever since Pierre Morel’s hard-punching, gleefully enjoyable, only-slightly-morally-irresponsible neo-cult classic Taken hit theaters back in 2008, audiences have been enthusiastically returning to the movies to see a long string of… more

Review: THE SHADOW HERO – THE GREEN TURTLE CHRONICLES #1

To say that the American superhero comic book medium is somewhat biased towards portraying most heroes as Caucasian is something of an understatement. Although serious strides have been made towards… more