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Awesomely Bad Movies Heats Up THE BURNING

It’s another episode of my webseries Awesomely Bad Movies, the show in which I skewer weird and/or ungood movies for the betterment of society and the youth of the… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Almost Got ‘Im

With 34 episodes already aired to that point, Batman: The Animated Series was flying high with its unique blend of comic book mayhem, Art Deco design, and storylines that didn’t… 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
 

Schlock & Awe: WOMEN IN CAGES

Attention, American women: Do not move to the Philippines, start dating a pimp, get hooked on opiates, and agree to take the fall for crimes you didn’t commit. If… more

The Shelf: THE HOBBIT, A FIELD IN ENGLAND, EARTHFLIGHT

This week, we have several adventures in far away lands, from fighting to slay a dragon to trudging across grass high on mushrooms to soaring in the air with our… more

Game Review: THE WOLF AMONG US: EPISODE 3 – A CROOKED MILE

It’s fitting that The Wolf Among Us’ newest episode drops mere days after Game of Thrones returns because Melisandre’s words ring true for both: “The night is dark and full… more
 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Is Exactly the Movie Marvel Needed to Make

I’d been really looking forward to Captain America: The Winter Soldier since they announced it, and doubly so since an early press day last July in which the creators spoke… more

Pop My Culture #144: Andy Daly

Andy Daly (Review with Forrest MacNeil, Semi-Pro) talks with Cole and Vanessa about the conscious uncoupling of Paltrow and Martin, Kanye & Kim’s Vogue cover, Nick Cannon’s whitefaced Connor Smallnut,… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Beware the Gray Ghost

Part of the beauty of Batman: The Animated Series is that it was made by people who grew up loving Batman. There was a real reverence not only for the… more
 

The Shelf: ANCHORMAN 2, 47 RONIN, BROADCHURCH Season 1

This week, comedy, drama, and action are all in ready supply to make sure your emotions are as out of whack as possible. Though, to be fair, it’s not as… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Two-Face

For a series that made a point of introducing villains who hadn’t yet been seen or heard of by most non comics-reading kids, Batman: The Animated Series really must have… more

The FX of ’79 – ALIEN

And so, friends and countrymen (but not Romans, because what did they ever do for us?!), we come to the end of this series, and what an interesting journey it… more
 

Awesomely Bad Movies Targets ATM

ATM: That stands for Automated Teller Machine, of course. Who’da thought so much “drama” and “tension” could be mined from three people trapped in such a vestibule late one night… more

Schlock & Awe: EATING RAOUL

Murder and cannibalism sure are funny, aren’t they? No, really, they are. That’s why everybody thinks Hannibal is so funny. They don’t? Oh, well, maybe if that show had been… more

Nerdist Writers Panel #133: Review

Andy Daly, writer/actor Andy Blitz, and writer/director Jeffrey Blitz discuss their terrific new Comedy Central show Review. How the show was made, Andy’s character “Forrest McNeil,” how episodes… more
 

BATMAN Reanimated – P.O.V.

From almost the beginning of Batman: The Animated Series, the creators attempted, much like in the comics, to try new things with the format and try things that broke with… more

Schlock & Awe: WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?

Horror films are littered with seemingly sweet and innocent things becoming terrifying, whether it be animals (like the family dog in Cujo or giant bunnies in Night of the Lepus),… more

The Shelf: FROZEN, SAVING MR. BANKS, AMERICAN HUSTLE

This week, we’ve got a two-time Oscar winner, a ten-time Oscar nominee, and a zero-time Oscar anything but very possibly should have had a couple. We’ve also got a movie… more
 

The FX of ’79 – THE BLACK HOLE

In the early ’80s, Disney was trying to go a bit darker and more grown up while still being “family” entertainment. They wanted to push the boundaries of narrative away… more

Beta’d Review: TITANFALL

They say that patience is a virtue, but the fact that it’s taken me this long to get a chance to actually sit down and play Respawn Entertainment’s excellent Titanfall… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Appointment in Crime Alley

In the last installment of this, I talked about how we finally had an episode getting to the heart of Bruce Wayne’s deepest fears, thanks to a run-in with the… more
 

Schlock & Awe: METAL TORNADO

Scientifically-caused disaster movies are one of Syfy’s go-to genres, along with giant animal mash-ups (Sharknado and Sharktopus didn’t just imagine themselves). They almost always involve the writers coming… more

The FX of ’79 – 1941

Kyle is looking at the Oscar nominees for visual effects in 1979, a landmark for the form. This week: Steven Spielberg’s 1941. As critically derided as some of the movies… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Nothing to Fear

So far, we’ve looked at episodes of Batman: The Animated Series that have showcased Batman’s rogues gallery more than the Dark Knight himself, be they origin stories or particularly nasty… more