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SET LIST: The Sklar Brothers

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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

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
 

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

Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR

Ever since their launch in 2007, Warner Brothers’ DC Universe direct-to-DVD movies have been a gift for longtime comic fans. Not all their movies hit the mark, but when they… more
 

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

Chances are that you’re probably still reeling from the news that Jeremy Irons will be playing Alfred and Jesse Eisenberg will be playing Lex Luthor in 2016′s Batman vs. Superman… more

Oscar Review: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Director Steve McQueen started his career as a still photographer, and it shows. His films to date – 12 Years a Slave, Shame, and Hunger – are obsessed with visual texture and… more

Beta’d Review: THE WOLF AMONG US Episode 2: SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Note: There may be some minor spoilers contained herein about the events of The Wolf Among Us Episode 1. I’ll endeavor to not ruin anything, especially about this new episode,… more
 

The Shelf: DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, ESCAPE PLAN, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS

There’s something really special on The Shelf this week: an Oscar nominated movie, you guys! How do you like that? Also, there’s a very stupid action movie with some old… more

Advance Review: MS. MARVEL #1

The all-new Ms. Marvel has had a lot of pre-publicity, not only because it’s a new ongoing series featuring a female lead, still sadly a rarity for mainstream superhero comics,… more

Oscar Review: PHILOMENA

Of the Best Picture nominees, this one baffles me the most: Stephen Frears’ Philomena is a smaller, twee-er movie when compared to its contemporaries, and while it does deal with… more