Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fraser’s Phrases: ‘Chuffed’

Last week, in the comments section under the post devoted to Anoraks and Spods, we had a brief discussion about the word chuffed, how it is used, and what it means.

WATCH: Daniel Craig’s New ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Trailer

Crikey! There’s a lot more going on in this new, full-length trailer for Daniel Craig’s latest – the big screen adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling thriller, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – than there was …

News Roundup: The Recyclable Gowns Of ‘Downton Abbey’

The logistics of making a period drama beggar belief. Whether it’s tracking down exactly the right kind of gloves for a formal Edwardian dinner or researching which sugar tongs are appropriate for afternoon tea, there’s …

Check Out Chris Hardwick’s Collection of ‘Who’-mobilia

With The Nerdist special premiering tonight (September 24) at 10/9c with guests Matt Smith and Craig Ferguson, Nerdist host Chris Hardwick has generously agreed to open up his personal collection of Doctor Who items.

Royal Roundup: Zara Phillips Joins Her Husband in New Zealand

The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Phillips, has joined her husband, Mike Tindall in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Gerard Butler’s U.S. Accent in ‘Machine Gun Preacher': How Does It Hold Up?

It’s another case of an actor’s accent provoking the wrath of purists. In this instance it’s Scotland’s Gerard Butler playing an evangelical preacher from Pennsylvania in the new film Machine Gun Preacher out …

Vote for the Anglo Fan Favorites, Women of 2011: A Very ‘Harry Potter’ Semis


Britain Versus America: It’s a Nerd-Off!

OK, this is clearly what this entire Nerdist week has been leading toward. Buckle up, this is going to get rough…

‘Machine Gun Preacher,’ ‘Killer Elite,’ ‘Abduction’ – Loaded with Brits

There’s an old chestnut about a famous actress of a certain age being asked how she likes her men. “The same way I like my coffee: straight,” she replies.

Five Nerdist Podcasts That Shook the World: Live With the Doctor and Amy (and Wil) at Comic-Con

The final entry in our series of Five Nerdist Podcasts That Shook the World is a tough one to choose, but we’re going with the live podcast from July 23 of this year at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con with Doctor Who‘s Matt …