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

 

Nerdist Podcast: Lewis Black

The hilarious Lewis Black sits down with Chris to talk about the process of writing “edgy” material, the importance of keeping busy as you get older, his shows being a destination for family outings and his newest special Old Yeller! Click on the banner to shop at Amazon.com and support the show!              … 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

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
 

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

Review: X-FORCE #1

If it feels like yesterday that Marvel launched two new X-Force books, Cable & X-Force and Uncanny X-Force Vol. 2, it’s because it was barely a year ago. Now both… more
 

Review: SHE-HULK #1

I’ll be the first to admit, I like She-Hulk a lot better than I do HULK-Hulk. To be fair, I always lean towards the female counterparts of well established male… more

Schlock & Awe: CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS

You guys know how robbing graves and desecrating corpses are the most fun things you can do? And you know how hysterical it is to perform satanic rituals to try… more

Review: ROBOCOP

“But I was curious to see what they’d do with a remake” is a phrase you need to immediately remove from your vocabulary. We have now suffered through a decade-long… more
 

Review: CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT: ON THE RUN

So I’d say my knowledge of long forgotten Golden Age characters is pretty good for somebody born decades after that era. While I’ve never actually read a single story featuring,… more

The Shelf: ENDER’S GAME, SHERLOCK, DOCTOR WHO

Shelf-wise this week, we’ve got a sci-fi book’s long-awaited screen adaptation, a literary character’s long-awaited third season, a black & white show’s long-awaited half-animated DVD release, and a bunch of other… more

Oscar Review: THE DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

If you thought the live-action shorts were a downer, wait until you see the documentary shorts! The Academy must certainly have a masochistic streak when it comes to their short… more
 

Oscar Review: THE ANIMATED SHORTS

The Academy Award-nominated short films are playing in theaters, thanks to an enterprising company called Shorts International. As can be predicted, the animated short film category has always been something… more

Review: VAMPIRE ACADEMY

Mark Waters’ Vampire Academy is yet another YA fantasy adaptation, a genre that – it seems to me – is finally on the wane. When the Twilight series came to a close,… more

BATMAN: Reanimated – Feat of Clay

Batman: The Animated Series just kept rolling out the second-tier villains and making them not only relevant but brilliant. For two episodes following Mr. Freeze’s debut, the series gave us… more
 

Review: LUST FOR LOVE

If you, dear viewer, feel that the sight of an awkward man trying out bad, offensive pickup lines on pretty girls, only to be shot down again and again only… more

Review: THE MONUMENTS MEN

George Clooney’s The Monuments Men is less Schindler’s List and more Kelly’s Heroes. This is a rollicking and almost innocent take on World War II that is safely without extreme… more

Review: A FIELD IN ENGLAND is a Mushroom Trip to Hell

Ever since I first saw the trailer for Ben Wheatley’s newest film, A Field in England, and heard murmurings about it from the press in Britain, where it was released… more
 

Oscar Review: THE LIVE-ACTION SHORTS

How many children in peril can we possibly see? That is a common theme in the Academy Award-nominated live-action short films every year. If it’s not cancer, it’s school shootings…. more

Review: ALIENS VS. PARKER

So take a little bit of Shaun of the Dead, a large dose of James Cameron’s Aliens (and every single video game it inspired) a dash of Galaxy Quest and… more

Review: THE LEGO MOVIE

To get the controversy off my chest: Yes, The LEGO Movie carries a brand name right in the title. Yes, it could easily be accused of being a 90 minute… more
 

Oscar Review: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Witney Seibold’s run through the Best Picture nominees arrives here at what he terms the “best film of the Best Picture nominees that doesn’t stand a chance at winning”…. I… more

Review: LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #1

The good folks at Marvel Entertainment are no dummies. They understand the concept of corporate synergy, and they seem to understand it a lot better than their Distinguished Competition does…. more

Schlock & Awe: WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS

This week’s film came as a recommendation by Nerdist News’ Ben Mekler. I’d certainly heard of the 1971 movie Werewolves on Wheels, but more in conjunction with Rob Zombie’s Grindhouse… more