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

 

Nerdist Podcast: The Expressionless

It’s another spontaneous hostful! They talk about how lovely L.A. is when everyone is at Coachella, Matt and Jonah get into a bit that probably lasts too long, and they read a scary ghost story! Artwork by Fernando Pinto… more

Review: HER

The short review: Thought-provoking, dreamy sci-fi wrapped around a romance that makes us question the nature of relationships and intimacy, Her is one of the best films I’ve seen in… more

Comic Book Day: Pull List for January 15, 2014

Mother of Box, you guys! Can you believe the cavalcade of comic book-related news coming out this week? New details about Fox’s Gotham series, the Constantine pilot getting greenlit at… 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
 

The Shelf: RIDDICK, YOU’RE NEXT, THE SPECTACULAR NOW

This week on The Shelf. we’ve got gravelly-voiced heroes fighting raptor-looking aliens, entitled yuppies taking on animal-masked psychopaths, and for a nice change of pace, a directionless high schooler trying… more

The 2nd Riot LA Comedy Festival Was The Best Kind of Riot

The second edition of The Riot LA Comedy Festival left me exhausted over how awesome it was, just like a comedy festival should do. So many times during the festival,… more

Review: LONE SURVIVOR

The short review: Balancing the chest-thumping and jingoism inherent to many military films with raw emotion and an emphasis on the relationships between men in an extraordinary situation, Lone Survivor… more
 

AVENGERS WORLD #1 Review

It’s an Avengers World, and we just live in it. At least that’s what the name of this title feels like, a gentle reminder from Marvel/Disney that the Avengers… more

Schlock & Awe: MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE

Sometimes, a movie title just hits you in the face and demands to be noticed. Not content to have a subtle or ambiguous name, certain films lay it all out… more

Review: ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #1

Writer Peter David is Marvel’s secret weapon. Heck, he’s the comic book industry’s secret weapon, with lengthy stellar runs on a variety of characters from both Marvel and DC as… more
 

Comic Book Day: Pull List for January 8, 2014

It’s the first pull list of the New Year, you guys! What bold new comics will 2014 foist upon us? Is this the year we’ll finally get holograms popping out… more

The Shelf: THE WICKER MAN, THRONE OF BLOOD, HOUSE OF LIES

It’s the first Shelf of the New Year and that means… that not a lot of stuff is coming out, but there’s some stuff, and that’s all any of us… more

Schlock & Awe: THE BURNING

Harvey and Bob Weinstein are known for producing some of the most lauded and acclaimed films of the last twenty years. Their companies, Miramax, which they no longer run, and… more
 

The Shelf: Best Titles We Discovered on Blu-ray 2013

It’s the final day of the month, and indeed the year, and that means we’ve featured upwards of 12 movies and TV shows on The Shelf. A lot of them,… more

Going Old School With 10 Random Facts From The World Almanac 2014

It is not, to most of you, news that before there was Wikipedia, the way we all looked stuff up was to consult the printed page. Nowadays, it’s rare to… more

2013: The Year of Genre TV

I’ve always been a huge fan of science fiction, horror, and fantasy because, well, I’m a big nerd, obviously, but it’s also because it tends to allow for more imaginative… more
 

Review: SAVING MR. BANKS

The short review: Although it is about 30 minutes too long and a bit by the numbers, Saving Mr. Banks offers some splendid performances, has undeniable charm, and is one… more

Review: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

The short review: Certainly the least family-friendly of this season’s holiday offerings, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street pulls no punches as it takes us on a boozy, drugged… more

DOCTOR WHO Review: The Time of the Doctor (SPOILERS!)

That’s that, then, is it? The Doctor is gone, long live the Doctor. I’m sure “The Time of the Doctor” isn’t what most people thought it would be, and it… more
 

How Rankin/Bass Made Christmas Puppet-y

I don’t mean to get all Henry Hill on you, but as far back as I can remember, the Christmastime preparation has been synonymous with those old 25-45 minute TV… more

The Shelf: Our Favorite Boxed Sets of the Year

As we wind down the year that became colloquially known as 2013, here on the Shelf, we thought we’d take a look at some of the biggest and best Blu-ray… more

Review: THE SQUARE (AL MIDAN)

The power of the people keeps making itself known in the story of The Square, a documentary film from director Jehane Noujaim that goes right into the center of the… more
 

Review: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is the Coen Brothers at Their Most Melancholic

The films of Joel and Ethan Coen have always had a certain level of deadpan quirk, a feature that brands the movie with a metaphorical CB, but they also always… more

Schlock & Awe: REQUIEM FOR A VAMPIRE

French director Jean Rollin made a name for himself doing super-low budget, nudity-filled, “erotic” vampire movies. They were usually light on gore, story, sense-making, and really everything except mood and… more

Comic Book Day: Pull List for December 18, 2013

The holidays are almost here, but Christmas continues its tendency of coming early with a king’s hoard of brand new comic books. If you’re a fan of far out sci-fi,… more