The M. Night Shyamalan Version of Christmas Has the Best Twist Ever

Fourgrounds Film has imagined Christmas Day through the lens of a bunch of directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Alfred Hitchcock, and Michael Bay. But, for our money, their M. Night Shyamalan twist is the best of the bunch. (Twin Peaks Christmas ran a close second.) » 12/17/14 9:00pm 12/17/14 9:00pm

The Equation That Can Help Predict Zombie Migration Patterns

The scenario: News reports say that there's been a zombie outbreak at the city hospital. The undead are pouring into the streets, biting hapless citizens. How much time do you have to gather supplies, get out of town and set up a fortified site, before the horde catches up with you? As always, there's a way to… » 12/12/14 2:20pm 12/12/14 2:20pm

It Takes 6​ Minutes To Show Every Death In The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

Someone has assembled this supercut of every single death shown in Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King, and suddenly it dawns on me that LotR is, in a sense, mostly a tale of genocide against orcs. Seriously, the ratio of orc to non-orc deaths here is kind of disturbing. » 12/11/14 8:40am 12/11/14 8:40am

One Does Not Simply Assume That Sean Bean Always Dies

So, Sean Bean dies a lot, right? You've seen the supercuts. We all assume the moment he's cast in something, the poor guy he's playing will get offed at some point. But does Sean Bean really always die? Has he even died the most? Good job Nerdist's Kyle Hill is here with a chart to help us. » 12/07/14 2:14pm 12/07/14 2:14pm

Stephen Colbert's Defense Of The New Lightsaber Is Awesomely Nerdy

Stephen Colbert has something to say to all of the scruffy-looking nerfherders who insist that the crossguard lightsaber in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is impractical: he's been a Star Wars fan a whole two weeks longer than the rest of us and he's using his knowledge to school us on lightsaber design. » 12/02/14 8:20am 12/02/14 8:20am