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Designer of Yoda and Chewbacca Passes Away

A true legend in the field of special makeup effects has passed away. Stuart Freeborn, the British makeup pioneer, has died at the age of 98. Freeborn’s career as a… more

Yes, Milord! The “Warcraft” Movie Gets a Director

More work? Work work, zug zug. Now that that’s out of the way, we can tell you that sci-fi director/fruit of David Bowie’s loins Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code)… 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

Two New Studio Ghibli Movies This Summer? Christmas Came Early!

Historically, December 13th has been a big day for announcements from Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli, and this year is no exception. For the first time since 1988′s dual announcement… more

Editing Life with The Kids in the Hall

On this week’s classic clip from The Kids in the Hall on the Nerdist Channel, a pair of editors (with really spectacularly bad hair) make some changes in a manuscript…. more

Blur Studios’ Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler Want You to Help Them Make “The Goon” Movie

Usually, the phrase “David Fincher attached to produce” is all a Hollywood exec needs to hear before hitting a comically oversized greenlight button, but such has not been the case… more

Help Diani & Devine Get A Theatrical Release For “The Selling”

You heard on the recent Nerdist Podcast with Gabe Diani and Etta Devine that Gabe and Etta are doing a Kickstarter to raise money for a theatrical release for their… more

The Indoor Kids #55: Batman Batman Batman!

Given the Batmania that the country has been infected with, we decided to do a podcast salute to the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, Gotham’s Savior, World’s Greatest Detective, Bats,… more

Peter Weller On “RoboCop” and More on “Hero Complex: The Show”

The Los Angeles Times’ Geoff Boucher caught up with Peter Weller at the L.A. Times Hero Complex Film Festival, and that chat is here for you on this week’s… more

6 Questions With Fallon Goodson

With three films in the can, two of which are for actor/director James Franco, Fallon Goodson believes a good work ethic and a little luck can get you where… more

Aliens Now, Vampires Later (for some of you)

This weekend, if you live in most places in North America, I’m not that bothered what you see at ye olde movie house. No, really. Knock yourself out. However, if… more

Does “Apes” Rise to the Occasion?

Saturday morning, my wife and I went to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This film is an origin story that doesn’t ignore the original “Apes” movies… more

Reboot Rage

When reading the IMDb’s, my eye was immediately drawn to this horribly disheartening headline: “Warners Rebooting Batman Again?” (The article in question, via Empire Online, can be read here)…. more

Jeremy Dylan and the Super-Sized Mountain of Chutzpah

Many geeks in the internet age have the resources to dream up, create, and share their filmed visions with the nerdverse at large. But it takes a liberal dollop each… more

The Amazing Spider-Man, Huh? We’ll Be The Judge Of That

If you’re a Spider-Man fan, they’ve gone and revealed the title of the Marc Webb-directed, Andrew Garfield-starring reboot/prequel-of-sorts: The Amazing Spider-Man. Just like the original comic. Here’s Nuevo Spidey:… more

Product Placement: Redeemable Through Geekery?

Recently, the intrepid crew at FilmDrunk posted this entertaining and informative primer on the history of product placement in motion pictures: Now, I do like to think I have discerning… more

In the Not too Distant Past, Last Thursday A.D.

This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of going to the theater, but not for the normal movie-going experience. Thursday was the cinema event of the season (the Halloween season),… more

More Activity of a Paranormal Sort

The final horror film of this Halloween season that I will review is Paranormal Activity 2. I was unsure of this one when I first saw the trailer. I had… more

Was Let Me In, the Right One?

I had all of these ideas on how I would say things like: “Let Me In’, what’s missing? ‘the right one”, but I can’t say that and you’… more


I was so proud of myself thinking I coined an obvious term for this film, but as it turns out, if it’s that easy, it’s probably been done…. more

Is This the New Face of Horror? I Hope So.

As I wrote in my Coming Attractions post, horror dealing with possession or satanic cults is horror that sticks with me when it is done well. Possession movies are most… more

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Expendables

Nerds, we have failed miserably! Scott Pilgrim vs. The World came in 5th this weekend behind The Expendables, Eat, Pray, Love, The Other Guys and Inception. While I’m excited… more

The Same Guys

Some weeks are better than others are for new releases. I had no intention of seeing Step Up 3D, so I thought I’d take a recommendation from one of… more

Coming Attractions

A busy weekend is a triple edged sword, and while I’m not sure how you would cut with three edges, I do know that because of the events of… more