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

 

Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

TRICK ‘R TREAT Returns to Wreak Havoc

Trick ‘r Treat began as a humble independent horror movie that boasted an impressive cast for its size. Through work of mouth and continual buzz, it has become one of… more

The Nights HE Came Home: A History of HALLOWEEN

His face is blank and emotionless and yet is one of the most recognizable in all of horror. Never before has an entirely white rubber visage held in it such… 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
 

Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Trailer

There’s never anything better than a Wes Anderson movie trailer. The acclaimed director, and fan of diorama-style framing, is back with his follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Moonrise Kingdom: The Grand… more

HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film

It’s being hailed as “the most realistic horror movie ever.” Why? Because the characters in it aren’t stupid and don’t put themselves in dumb situations. This hilarious short/faux movie… more

Schlock & Awe: THE GRAPES OF DEATH

Everybody loves to pretend they know what wine is supposed to taste like. “Woody” and “nutty” are not things I’d like to hear when describing a beverage, but who… more
 

The Shelf: THE HEAT, PACIFIC RIM, DEFIANCE Season One

This week’s got funny ladies with guns, giant robots fighting monsters, a frontier town of the future, a house with moving walls, an apocalyptic author, a couple of faceless killers,… more

Paul Feig Talks THE HEAT, Women in Movies, and VAM Galore

Paul Feig knows comedy. Not only did he create Freaks and Geeks and helm several episodes of Arrested Development, Nurse Jackie, and The Office, he also happens to have directed… more

This is Your Captain Speaking: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS’ Barkhad Abdi

While Tom Hanks is generally regarded as one of the nicest, hardest working guys in the game, relatively little is known about his Captain Phillips co-star Barkhad Abdi. Born in… more
 

CBGB’s Johnny Galecki Sounds Off on Terry Ork and Punk Rock

Since its demise in 2006, the spectre of CBGB has loomed large over the musical landscape, casting a shadow on the spirit of American independent music. Now home to a… more

Review: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Sets an Open Course for Action

The short review: Stunningly shot and laden with Oscar-caliber performances from the likes of Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi, Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips is a harrowing, tense adaptation of true… more

Review: Go on the World’s Worst Vacation in ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

The short review: Profoundly discomforting, deeply unsettling and beautifully composed – with a few green screen hiccups in between – Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow is a unique experience but… more
 

Punk’s Not Dead: Talking CBGB with Joel David Moore

From 1973 to 2006, legendary punk rock music venue CBGB was a staple of the New York city musical landscape, offering a stage and an audience for bands that couldn’t… more

The Trippiest Place on Earth: ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW’s Roy Abramsohn

After it made its debut at Sundance last year, director Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow set the blogosphere on fire like so many dresses worn by Katniss Everdeen. Terrible similes… more

Schlock & Awe: TROLL (the first one)

For years, Troll 2 has been the high (or low) watermark for terrible, awful, inept, and overall shittiness in movies. Being who I am, I sought it out and watched… more
 

’80s Cult Classic MS. 45 to be Re-Released via Drafthouse Films

Fans of 80s cult movies have reason to be excited; Drafthouse Films, purveyors and proponents of the best and weirdest genre films cinemadom has to offer, has today announced a “… more

John Barrowman and Dan Harmon to Moderate ZERO CHARISMA Screenings in NY

This weekend in New York City, to coincide with New York Comic Con, there will be two screenings of Nerdist and Tribeca Films’ co-distributed film, Zero Charisma, possibly the geekiest… more

Trailer: I, FRANKENSTEIN

What a strange sequel to I, Robot. (I’m joking of course; it’s the sequel to I, Claudius.) Here we have the first trailer for screenwriter-turned-director Stuart Beattie’s I, Frankenstein, starring… more
 

Shock Till You Drop to Distribute Horror Films

Nerdist isn’t the only entertainment site getting into the film distribution game (Zero Charisma premieres next week on VOD, Digital Download, and in select cinemas!); our horror-maven friends over at… more

Schlock & Awe: THE DUNWICH HORROR

Fantasist H.P. Lovecraft is widely considered one of the forefathers of modern horror fiction and has inspired such luminaries as Stephen King, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi with his… more

The Shelf: THIS IS THE END, THE CROODS, THE WIZARD OF OZ

This week is a curious mixture of end-of-the-world, beginning-of-the-world, over-the-rainbow, under-the-sea, and get-out-of-the-house movies to make your Blu-ray collection wonder about your sanity. If you’re the kind of person to… more
 

Review: DON JON is Masturbatory in All the Right Ways

The short review: A compelling character study with a solid script and anchored by a pitch perfect cast, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Don Jon, offers up a money shot of… more

Review: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 is a Visual Feast

The short review: A visual smorgasbord with more puns and wordplay than an Abbott and Costello routine, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a capable, rollicking, and ultimately… more

Anna Faris Talks CLOUDY 2, Comedy, and Characters

In 2009, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs broke out of the typical digitally-animated comedy mold with its clever blend of absurdist humor, colorful surroundings, and quirky, layered characters. With… more