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Nerdist News: More Live From WonderCon with Jason O'Mara, Simon Kinberg, and Lots of Deadpool

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Weird Old Sci-Fi: LIFEFORCE

In the 1980s, Israeli film-producing cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus were in charge of the Cannon Group, a filmmaking company that had been around since the late ’70s and,… more

Comic Book Day: Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Comic-Con 2013 may have come and gone, but we’ve still got some brand new footage for your viewing pleasure from Marvel’s press line in which the Nerdist News team -… 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: SHORT TERM 12

It’s always refreshing to see a movie subject that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention. While there’s plenty of fiction about foster kids being placed in… more

Top Ten Space Cartoons

I don’t know what it is about cartoons set in outer space that just sent me into a tizzy of energy between the ages of 8 and, oh, I don’t… more

That’s Right, Your New Batman is…Ben Affleck?!

Who would have guessed that all these years Matt Murdock was secretly a cover for Bruce Wayne? That’s right, folks, Warner Bros. announced today that none other than one-time Daredevil … more
 

STAR WARS Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor Passes Away

Many outlets, including Deadline, are reporting that legendary cinematographer Gilbert Taylor has passed away at the age of 99. His vast body of work dated all the way back to… more

Review: THE WORLD’S END Packs in Robots, Ribaldry and Regrets

The short review: Perhaps one of the most anticipated fanboy films of the summer, Edgar Wright’s capstone to the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End packs in a surprising amount of… more

Genre of ’68 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

It may seem like a contradictory idea, but not a whole lot of “drive-in” horror movies of the ‘60s really tried to be that scary. Oh, they wanted to shock… more
 

The Shelf: EPIC, BEING HUMAN, BOARDWALK EMPIRE

This is a super light week as far as Blu-rays and DVDs are concerned, but we’ve still got some goodness that might be of interest to all y’all. I probably… more

Rifftrax Skewers STARSHIP TROOPERS

Last Thursday, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of Rifftrax (and formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000 of course) took aim at Paul Verhoeven’s schlocky, violent sci-fi satire Starship… more

A Look Inside CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2

2009′s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was one of the most outright hilarious animated films of the digital age. The highly inventive visuals and unique character design melded with… more
 

Review: FRUITVALE STATION Does Justice to a Tragedy

The short review:  Portraying a real-life event with intense realism, Ryan Coogler debuts his directorial and screenwriting prowess alongside an outstanding performance from Michael B. Jordan for one of the… more

Review: PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS Treads Mythic Water

The short review: A series that desperately wants to fill the fandom power vacuum left by Harry Potter, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is an enjoyable outing, but not all… more

Review: AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, A Modern Western

There is a list of things necessary in most people’s minds as to what makes a film a “Western.” Horses might be on there, as might the 1880s, Monument… more
 

Genre of ’68 – The Producers

American comedy films in the 1960s tended to be holdover slapstick affairs by the likes of Blake Edwards or big, star-studded epics like It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Forbidden World”

(WARNING: The above is a red-band trailer and is certainly NSFW. It was the only one available.) The impact and importance of Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece Alien on the… more

Comic Book Day: Mark Millar Talks “Kick-Ass 2″, “The Secret Service” & More

For a writer, Mark Millar likes to talk an awful lot, but that’s only because he’s so damn excited about what he’s doing. With Kick-Ass 2, based on his comic… more
 

Donald Faison Prescribes Justice in “Kick-Ass 2″

He first came to prominence in the ’90s in movies like Clueless and Remember the Titans before getting his television medical degree by playing Dr. Christopher Turk for nine seasons… more

Bret Easton Ellis Talks “The Canyons” and the Death of Hollywood

To look through Bret Easton Ellis’ eyes is to see the darker side of life. The critically acclaimed author and screenwriter behind projects like American Psycho, Less Than Zero and … more

Genre of ’68 – “Planet of the Apes”

Science fiction at its best reflects one of two things: either our own fascination with the unknown pertaining to our existence, or our inherent fear of ourselves and “the other.”… more
 

Emile Hirsch Gets Back to Nature in “Prince Avalanche”

Actor Emile Hirsch has played everything from a speed racer to a rights activist to the boy who lives next to The Girl Next Door. Perhaps his most famous and… more

David Gordon Green: King of the Indie Frontier

Filmmaker David Gordon Green can’t be pigeonholed. After beginning his career with independent drama fare like George Washington and All the Real Girls, he transitioned to broader comedies like Pineapple… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky”

Sometimes you have to applaud a movie that brazenly refuses to give a shit about how ridiculous it is. While some movies, even the most extreme, show restraint in some… more