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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

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: 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

Best Picture: THE BROADWAY MELODY (1928/1929)

In week two of Witney Seibold’s epic quest to watch every single film to have won the Best Picture Oscar, he runs aground on the first talkie to win the… more
 

Review: GENERATION WAR

Generation War, directed by Philipp Kadelbach and written by Stefan Kolditz, began its life as a three-part TV miniseries in Germany, where it has been racking up accolades by all… more

Schlock & Awe: HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP

Roger Corman is one of the most successful independent film producers in history. He’s produced 400 films in a career spanning nearly 60 years and he’s done this… more

Beta’d Review: THIEF Returns After Ten Years

Back before Altair and Ezio Auditore made swan diving into haystacks a thing, or before Corvo Attano made his “dishonorable” debut into the world of stealth-action titles, Thief’s shadow-lurking… more
 

The Shelf: THOR 2, GRAVITY, ADVENTURE TIME

A couple of Oscar nominees, some superhero fun, and the continuing exploits of a boy and his magic dog are all on display this week on the Shelf. It’s a… more

The FX of ’79 – STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE

Special effects in movies have become so common place that most rom-coms now have some kind of visual effect that is nigh imperceptible. This is only a fairly recent development,… more

Review: ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #1

The latest high concept mini-series from DC’s Vertigo imprint, Royals: Masters of War, is a fairly ingenious premise that, shockingly, no one had ever thought to do before. Creator Rob… more
 

Review: POMPEII

Historians must be having a rough time lately. Thanks to the critical success of movies like Ridley Scott’s overrated and dreary Gladiator, and the financial success of the over-stylized, callow… more

Review: 3 DAYS TO KILL

Luc Besson has carved out an interesting cinematic niche for himself. To most people about my age, he is still known as the mastermind behind the colorful and unexpectedly fun… more

BATMAN: Reanimated – The Cat and the Claw

While most people think that “On Leather Wings” was the first episode of Batman: The Animated Series to be shown on television, this is not actually the case. It was… more
 

Review: IN SECRET

Émile Zola is often cited by scholars more knowledgeable than myself as a master of naturalism. I have read Germinal, but that’s where my Zola experience ends, so while I… more

Review: THE WIND RISES

Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, reportedly the master animator’s final film before his retirement, tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, a bright-eyed and stirringly intelligent aeronautic engineer, whose passion and… more

Best Picture: WINGS (1927/1928)

What can be learned from watching every single film to have won an Oscar for Best Picture? Witney Seibold is determined to find out, and he’s going to be writing… more
 

Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE #28

If ever there was a concept that seemed bullet-proof against the whole “grittying up” of the DC Universe in the New 52, it had to be the Metal Men. Originally… more

Better Late Than Never: STAR WARS

We’ve all neglected a classic film or two in our lives, usually to our own embarrassment. If I were to ask you what classic you haven’t seen yet (and you’re… more

Schlock & Awe: DJANGO KILL… IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT!

During the 1960s and 70s, literally thousands of westerns were made in Italy. Using Sergio Leone’s seminal film A Fistful of Dollars as a jumping-off point, these pop-art, amoral,… more
 

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

Ah, the four day workweek. Is there anything sweeter in all the land? Perhaps not, but Comic Book Day during a four day work week comes pretty darn close. This… more

The Shelf: GAME OF THRONES, DARKMAN, FANTASTIC MR. FOX

Ahoy hoy, all ye Blu-ray lovers! This week, we’ve got some great picks to place upon your home media shelving unit, perhaps purchased in a flat-pack and assembled over the… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Joker’s Favor

All right now, enough of all these second-tier villains in episodes that are admittedly awesome. When is Batman: The Animated Series going to bring out the big guns? Turns out,… more