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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

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

Spoiler-free predictions for House of Cards Season 5

Possibly more important than the start of the Fall television season is the new season that has made its presence felt in recent years: The Netflix summer binge season. And

Baywatch barely stays afloat thanks to Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron (review)

If ever there was a film to test the absolute limit of Dwayne Johnson’s seemingly limitless charisma, Baywatch would be it. A campy comedy based on a campy ’90s TV

New trailer for Star Trek: Discovery released

Star Trek: Discovery has been stuck in a bit of development limbo the past few years, having to deal with production delays as well as the departure of initial series

Interview with JC Frenette, designer of Magic: The Gathering Puzzle Quest

To celebrate the latest release of the Amonkhet set in both MTG and MTG – Puzzle Quest, Nerd Reactor got a chance to speak with MTG – Puzzle Quest Designer

Why we should care about the casting of Zach McGowan in Ni’ihau

As an Asian-American, it’s sometimes difficult to discuss the whitewashing controversies surrounding recent Hollywood casting decisions without coming off sounding angry. I truly respect the creative process in making a

9 things you must do in Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn came out of nowhere to become a legitimate early contender for Game of the Year (well, at least first runner-up to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the

Rick and Morty kicks of promotional tour with Rickmobile store

Rick and Morty fans already got an early present with the release of the first episode of Season 3 on April 1st. They are about to get another (very) early

HBO announces multiple Game of Thrones spin-offs in development

Game of Thrones, HBO’s goose that lays golden eggs, may be ending with its upcoming final 13 episodes. But it looks like it will be spawning a number of baby

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 trailer arrives

Many already know of my absolute infatuation with Netflix’s superlative comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Since its debut 2 years ago, the show has proven itself to be among the most

Seven most anticipated films at Tribeca Film Festival

As Tribeca Film Festival enters its second week, there are many films that have are catching my eye. Here are the top 7 anticipated films that will be screening at the

Kelly Marie Tran joins cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Newcomer Kelly Marie Tran is introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi An important casting decision revealed itself amid the hype that was the new trailer for The Last Jedi.

Overwatch adds new PVE mode with Uprising Event

Join Your Friends and Travel to the Past in the new Uprising Event As much as I enjoy Overwatch, my FPS skills are no longer (were they ever?) able to

Crazy Rich Asians movie adds Sonoya Mizuno to cast

Another Joins the Cast of Crazy Rich Asians Crazy Rich Asians, John M. Chu’s film based on Kevin Kwan’s international bestseller, has been filling up its cast. These include a

Chris Evans trades in shield for family drama in Gifted (movie review)

After two high profile Spider-Man movies, director Marc Webb just can’t seem to quit superheroes. (Or at least the actors that play them.) In Webb’s latest film, Gifted, the only