Posts From Brian Chu

Resource management in a dystopian future in Beholder (review)

“We are always watching.” Or so the creators of Beholder, an indie strategy game from Warm Lamp Games would have us believe. As Carl, the newly appointed building manager of

Wes Anderson to direct new animated feature ‘Isle of Dogs’

Wes Anderson fans are no strangers to long waits. The auteur director, responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed and fan beloved films in recent years, chooses his projects with

Passengers is an adequate but unspectacular journey through Space – spoiler review

Take a tried and true science fiction premise, add two of the most luminous and bankable stars in Hollywood, and you should have everything you need for a bona fide

Interview with cast Con Man season 2

Conventioneers can be an odd bunch. And few know this better than Alan Tudyk, star of the short-lived, yet much beloved television series Firefly. But rather than point a ridiculing

Star Trek: Discovery announces three new cast members

Beam up three new cast members to Star Trek: Discovery. The new series announced the addition of Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, and Mary Chieffo to the cast as members of the

Miss Sloane gives viewers a chance to root for the bad guy (review)

Hollywood loves its liberal causes. But more often than not, the story is told from the point of view of the “good guys.” The age old tale about the principled

‘Office Christmas Party’ glides by on charms of its comedic talent (review)

Much as the title implies, what you see is what you get with Office Christmas Party. This film, starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, and T.J. Miller covers that time honored

Streaming legend Kripparrian could’ve taken down Hearthstone by hitting one button

Lead Hearthstone designer Ben Brode was on Reddit recently to discuss Blizzard’s wildly successful card game when he let the community in on a little secret. Apparently, even as recently as

Lin-Manuel Miranda to produce new ‘Kingkiller Chronicle’ film/TV Show

Disney has proven that it’s good to be in the Lin-Manuel Miranda business. And, now, Lionsgate is following suit. The company announced that they have tapped Miranda to serve as creative

Rating the music of Disney’s Moana

  It’s official! Moana is the latest Disney film to enter the pantheon of Disney animated classics. This stirring tale of a young, headstrong chieftain’s daughter (okay fine, Disney merchandising

Clea DuVall discusses her directorial debut in The Intervention (Interview)

Clea DuVall is a classic “that girl” celebrity, with a varied Hollywood career that has seen her act alongside movie and television stars including Ben Affleck (Argo) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep).

New details on Tomb Raider movie reboot

Movie reboots are nothing new in Hollywood, but for video game fans, the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot has been met with more excitement than most. Starring the white hot Alicia Vikander

This Is Us: A heartfelt family drama that never fails to charm (TV review)

Call me a cynic, but there is very little on television these days that gets me emotional. I watch shows to laugh (Brooklyn Nine Nine), to feel exhilarated (Game of

Lin-Manuel Miranda working on secret Disney film with Zootopia Director

Disney is clearly all in on the Lin-Manuel Miranda business. And why not? After the astounding success of his critically adored Broadway musical, Hamilton, not to mention his Tony Award

BlizzCon host fires back at bullies

Thomas Middleditch, star of HBO’s Silicon Valley and avowed gaming nerd, had a rough time during his hosting gig at BlizzCon last weekend. Although Middleditch is no doubt a hardcore

Doctor Strange and the tricky topic of whitewashing

Okay, let’s first address the yellow elephant in the room. From all the negative buzz surrounding Asian portrayals (or lack thereof) in Doctor Strange, you’d have thought that director Scott

Robert Langdon is back on the hunt in Inferno (film review)

The hyperspecific genre of symbolic historical scavenger hunts popularized by Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has built up a legion of fans. And such fans are no doubt used

Donald Glover’s mom’s advice to son on Lando casting: Don’t mess it up

It appears that Donald Glover’s family isn’t quite as overjoyed as the rest of the Internet is about the news that Glover has been tapped to play young Lando Calrissian

Ridley Scott to produce new legal drama for CBS

Yes we are all well aware of Ridley Scott’s silver screen bona fides (Gladiator, Alien, Blade Runner to name just a few), but some fans may not know just how

The Game of Thrones/Westworld crossover that almost was

And the collective minds of nerds everywhere just exploded. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy were asked about the rumor that George R.R.