Stephen King’s new book gets help from old friends

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If you’re a fan of Stephen King, then you probably already know that his new book, Mr. Mercedes, drops today. The novel is being billed as a “race-against-time” thriller, following a group of unlikely heroes as they try to stop a killer. Mr. Mercedes has already gotten some excellent reviews, … Continue reading

Marvel’s Avengers STATION Exhibition preview

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By Joshua Kaye On May 29th, Discovery Times Square along with Victory Hill Exhibitions and Marvel Entertainment had a preview showing of the Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) Exhibition. Only opening their doors early to preview this highly anticipated exhibit to over 700 guests, I … Continue reading

Misogyny, entitlement and… nerds? Why is nerd culture to blame for Elliot Rodger’s actions?

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A compelling article “Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds” written by Jeopardy-genius Arthur Chu published last week got a lot of attention, and rightfully so. I read it and was deeply moved by his arguments. The article published on The Daily Beast dived deep into nerd … Continue reading

ICYMI: ‘Chuck’ movie in the works, Brand is Thanos, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ casts Marilyn Manson and more this week

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Where have you been this week? In case you missed it: a lot has happened at the end of May, and the Nerd Reactor staff is here to bring the latest news and events in geekdom and beyond. Charlie Cox is the Man Without Fear for Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Earlier, we … Continue reading

How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Early Screener Reaction

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 **THIS IS NOT A REVIEW AND CONTAINS NO SPOILERS** How To Train Your Dragon has grown in popularity throughout the years and with its own television series doing fairly well, I think this train is going to keep moving forward. I just returned from watching How To Train Your Dragon 2 via an … Continue reading

Sports and Geekery Collide! Interview with Geeky Jerseys!

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As the Stanley Cup Playoffs series between the LA Kings and Chicago Blackhawks reaches a boiling point, us fans of non-playoff or eliminated teams will have to get our hockey fix elsewhere. Might I suggest you take a look at the coolest and geekiest  jerseys this side of Tatooine? Geeky Jerseys … Continue reading

What you need to know this week: Hermoine graduates, 21-year-old astro-genius, Brad Pitt attacked and more

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Emma Watson Shares Cap and Gown Selfie On Graduation Day Emma Watson can add yet another credential to her already impressive resume: Brown University college graduate. The actress, 24, shared her milestone with fans on social media when she tweeted a selfie of herself donning her school’s cap and gown … Continue reading

Take a look! LeVar Burton starts a kickstarter campaign to bring Reading Rainbow back

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If you were born in the 80s like me then chances are “Reading Rainbow” was a part of your childhood upbringing. Chances are you even loved the show as a kid, practically everyone did. Calling “Reading Rainbow” a fond childhood memory is an understatement, years later and people still go … Continue reading

Look: The Avengers get new cute pink costumes as if by Sanrio

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If you thought that The Avengers needed their wardrobe redone, well, then you’re apparently not alone. File this one under “Reasons Why I Love the Internet.” If you’ve ever wondered what the creative group behind Japan-based Sanrio would do if they had the chance to do costume design for a … Continue reading

5 alternate history novels for Wolfenstein fans

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Wolfenstein: New Order* is on shelves and seems to be getting some great reviews. You can read our review of the game HERE. While it’s great to see a classic find new success for a new generation, I was actually more excited for the developers’ decision to use the concept … Continue reading

What you need to know this week: Titanosaur, Django miniseries possibility, meteor showers tonight, and more

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As heavy as 14 elephants, as long as 2 tractor trailers: Meet Mr. Titanosaur (CNN) — They may be the biggest boys on any block — any block, ever. In fact, the dinosaurs unveiled Saturday by Argentina’s Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio may be the largest to grace the Earth. At … Continue reading

12 photos of X-Men’s Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to warm your cold heart

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The world is a dark place. Murders, kidnapping, human rights issues — it’s enough to make a person lock themselves away and cry in their bed alone. Luckily, we have these two guys to bring the joy back into our lives. With X-Men: Days of Future Past hitting theaters this … Continue reading

Comic book funeral: 5-year-old cancer victim is given the best parting gift

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Are your tissues ready? A Spider-Man-loving little boy named Braden Denton lost his battle with a brain tumor — something he and his family had been fighting for a long time. The Newton County, Indiana family decided to honor their loved one in the best way imaginable: ditch the suits … Continue reading

There Can Be Only One…Batman!

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If there’s one thing Hollywood loves more than multi-billion dollar blockbuster franchises, it’s rebooting multi-billion dollar blockbuster franchises. The webbing was barely dry on Tobey Maguire’s Spidey suit before Marvel and Sony decided to “re-imagine” its famous webcrawler in the form of rising star, Andrew Garfield. And how did they … Continue reading

The 11 best responses: Remove one letter from a game title, what’s the new plot?

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A most spectacular event happened under the radar about two weeks ago, and we’ve been watching it every day since its inception. Reddit user FlamingBagOnDoorstep posted to self.AskReddit: Remove one letter from a game title, what’s the new synopsis? The gaming community is a comical bunch, though of course, maybe … Continue reading

Andrew Garfield amazes us in new Arcade Fire video for ‘We Exist’

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There’s something about a vanilla-laden lanky guy getting primped up for visual art that gets media all chilly and excited. Probably taking a cue from Jared Leto’s mind-blowing performance in Dallas Buyer’s Club, The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Andrew Garfield explores the gender identity issue in Arcade Fire‘s music video for their … Continue reading