Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find 2013’s best video game music; every fighting game, ever; 300 films from 2013 in 7 minutes; Cyclops getting fired from the X-men; Ice Cube, and Kevin Hart, and Conan O’Brien sharing a Lyft Car. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
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“Words are life,” says Max in 2013’s The Book Thief, and indeed they hold us together and to help us share that transcendent phenomenon that is life. This video takes 300 of this year’s films and distills it into a 7-minute exploration of the ideas we keep coming back to: the purpose of life, the nature of evil, the mystery of death, the power of love, and the inevitability of time.Or, it’s just a pretty cool mashup of movies from 2013. Either way: I hope you enjoy.
Professor X has some bad news for the leader of the X-Men.
Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Conan Share A Lyft Car
CONAN Highlight: The stars of “Ride Along” teach Conan how to roll around Hollywood.
The Simpsons Couch Gag: “White Christmas Blues”
A special Christmas version of The Simpsons Couch Gag in an all-new episode: “White Christmas Blues”
BatDad Bonus Rewind
Every Fighting Game, Ever.
This is exactly what happens every time I play a fighting game.
2013’s Best Video Game Music
As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time to start looking back on the year that was. This week on Casual Friday, Adam Sessler, Tara Long, and Zac Minor reflect on some of our favorite video game music from the year. What were your favorites?
26 Interesting Facts About Beer
A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John is on location at Sunking Brewery in Indianapolis, IN learning some interesting facts about beer.
Top 10 Monty Python Movie Moments
It’s classy and crude, clever and confusing. Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 Monty Python movie moments.
MARK WAID talks SHADOW WALK & Comic Books
All-star comics writer MARK WAID visits the Nerdist News Studio and chats with Jessica Chobot about his new book, SHADOW WALK, other books he’s picked up, and helps us out with the Pull List for today. He also talks the upcoming DAREDEVIL show on Netflix, what Batman would sing at karaoke, we test his comic book knowledge on #StumpMarkWaid and soooo much more!
ARROW After Show – Season 2 Episode 9 (Mid Season Finale)
This is the ARROW After Show for the CW show ARROW. Join John, Ann and Kaori as they discuss the episode and talk with the live chat board!
Top 10 Career Defining Movies
Stars are born – careers are made. And one film usually leads the way. Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 career defining movies.
A fantasy film by Bram Knol.
Heroes die, quests fail and there are no last minute savings.
Despair tells the story of a veteran soldier. He returns from another bloody war and finds his home under attack by the Imperial order. His army is battered and exhausted, but they still try everything they can to rescue their families.
While it looks surreal the story is a lot less fictional. In real life a sword fight would usually end at the first blow.
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.
Today’s picks have been brought to you by: Bram Knol, John Campea, Nerdist, WatchMojo.com, Rev3Games, Mental Floss, FreddieW (RocketJump), Gen Ip, BatDad Vine, Animation Domination, Team Coco and Pete Holmes.