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Brian Chu
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Brian Chu is a Staff Writer for Nerd Reactor and aspiring Jeopardy contestant. He thinks Picard is the best captain, Cumberbatch is the best Holmes, Bale is the best Batman, and Tennant is the best Doctor. Follow him @chumeister

The Orville is a lighthearted homage to the Star Trek Universe

As a diehard Star Trek fan and Seth MacFarlane fan, you’d think a show like The Orville would be tailor-made for me. However, I must admit that I approached this

Top 5 nitpicks about Game of Thrones season 7

It’s hardly controversial to call Game of Thrones season 7 a bit uneven. Although there were some remarkable highs (the Queen of Thorns’ final scene and the stunning, if poorly

Orlando Bloom leads new drama series Carnival Row

Legolas is headed back to the small screen. Variety has reported that Orlando Bloom, star of multiple franchises including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Pirates of the

Hearthstone releases new animated short ‘Hearth and Home’

Alright, Blizzard, can you just make an animated film already?!? After dazzling fans with their string of lovingly crafted Overwatch hero videos, Blizzard Entertainment just released an absolutely pitch perfect

Jason Bateman shines as antihero in Netflix’s Ozark

Ever since Tony Soprano, Stringer Bell, Walter White and a cavalcade of other memorable characters have graced our TV sets, Hollywood has been dead set on creating new anti-heroes for

Who will die before the season finale for Game of Thrones?

As the pace of Game of Thrones has picked up in this seventh season, it is inevitable that more and more players will be taken off the board in advance

Interview with Justin Chon, writer, star, director of Gook

Sundance has long been a launching pad for fresh voices in filmmaking. And nowhere is this more apparent than in their Next category, a showcase for new talent. At last

Charlize Theron kicks spy ass in Atomic Blonde (review)

It’s not that surprising that Charlize Theron has appeared in almost no romantic comedies over the past two decades. Despite being one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood for

Ranking all of Christopher Nolan’s movies

Before he was the man who restored Batman to glory (and before Zack Snyder ruined him again), Christopher Nolan was best known as the auteur behind some of the most innovative and

First Look at Ready Player One

We are still nearly a year away from Steven Spielberg’s next film, Ready Player One, the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel about a dystopian future and the virtual world that

Marvel’s New Warriors has found its Squirrel Girl with Milana Vayntrub

As Marvel continues to expand its universe beyond the big screen, new characters from deep in the Marvel vaults are going to start making their debuts. The latest additions to the

Jeremy Renner broke both arms during movie stunt

Jeremy Renner recently broke bones in both his arms during a movie stunt. However, the movie in question may come as a bit of a surprise for the man who is best

Daniel Dae Kim addresses fans regarding leaving Hawaii Five-O

Contentious salary and contract negotiations in TV are nothing new. There is Jerry Seinfeld’s record-breaking million-dollar-per-episode contract nearly 20 years ago. Who can also forget the infamous “all for one,

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a perfect return to MCU for our fave web-slinger

Sometimes, it almost seems too easy for super producer and Marvel Cinematic Universe Godfather Kevin Feige. Throw him a little known, third-tier band of comic book misfits (Guardians of the what

Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner trailer shows darker side of the action star

So it sounds like my letter writing campaign to make the Asian version of Taken has finally paid off. And starring one of the most iconic Asian actors in Hollywood

Star Trek: Discovery to lift a significant story restriction

Details continue to trickle out about Star Trek: Discovery, the upcoming Star Trek series on CBS All Access. In addition to rounding out its casting with Jason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh, and

Sony boss has long term plans for Horizon Zero Dawn

I’ve already made my case for why Horizon Zero Dawn is hands down the best game of 2017. The game, from Killzone creators Guerrilla Games, has been an absolute smash hit

‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Official Trailer adds John Lithgow and Mel Gibson to the mix

I’ll admit it. I loved Daddy’s Home. Yes, the premise is paper thin and watching Will Ferrell basically playing an extreme version of Will Ferrell isn’t exactly novel. But, dang

Pitch Perfect 3 teaser trailer released

Pitch Perfect came out of nowhere in 2012 to become one of the highest-grossing music comedies ever, and launching star, Anna Kendrick, (always a welcome supporting character in numerous films)

The Mummy is a welcome first act to Dark Universe (movie review)

With all the hype and money to be made around extended cinematic universes, is it any surprise that Universal decided to throw their hat into the ring with their new