Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find The Fast and The Furious retold via old-school 8-bit; the Top 10 Worst Practical Special Effects in Movies; and how Oscar Isaac’s Uncle Scored a Role in Star Wars VII Using T-Shirts. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, Flavorwire has 10 Directors Who Exited Movie Franchises After the First Film.
If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!
Forget Vines, Funny or Die has created Dips, 1.5 second videos – and some big-name celebrities are getting in on the craze.
IGN is pranking people with a Fast & The Furious crossover with Back to the Future.
Now you can rent a furry creature of your liking, at an affordable price.
Smartbox by Inbox: the mailbox of tomorrow, today
We’re excited to introduce Smartbox—a better, smarter mailbox that fuses physical mail with everything you love about the electronic kind.
Smartbox is currently in field trial—stuck in the ground, in a field—for Inbox by Gmail customers. If you’re not yet using Inbox, simply email email@example.com any time before April 2 to be invited, and to reserve your spot on the Smartbox waitlist.
HALF-LIFE 4 ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO
Wow! It’s finally being announced! On April 1st, by total coincidence!
Rihanna Pranks Jimmy Kimmel
Rihanna’s late night April Fools’ prank on a sleeping Jimmy Kimmel.
Google Japan’s April Fool’s Day Video
The Price Is Right – April Fools!!!
sbemail206 – April 1st
Strong Bad dusts off his old computer to checka some email.
WestJet #SmartSeats: the best way to board a plane
World-first Reverse April Fool’s Day joke by BMW
8 Quick & Simple April Fools’ Pranks
Take your pranking on April Fools’ to the next level. Let’s get sneaky & clever and really mess with our friends and family this April 1st.
Game of Thrones Clue from ThinkGeek
$49.99 at ThinkGeek.
GoT Hodor Travel Buddy from ThinkGeek
Voltron Cat Condo from ThinkGeek
$189.99 at ThinkGeek.
Oscar Isaac’s Uncle Scored a Role in Star Wars VII Using T-Shirts
Top 10 Worst Practical Special Effects in Movies
Top 10 Facts – Attack on Titan
7 Action Movies for Adrenaline Junkies! (Nerdist News w/ Cameron Esposito)
“Bob Dylan Lullabies” with Ethan Hawke
The Fast and The Furious – 8 Bit Cinema
Every Fast and Furious movie plot in 10 minutes
Top 10 Awesome Fast and the Furious Facts
Make it fast. Make it furious. WatchMojo.com counts down their picks for the top 10 Awesome The Fast and the Furious facts.
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: BMW NZ, Google Japan, priceisright, homestarrunnerdotcom, WestJet, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dorkly, Nerdist, CineFix, ThinkGeek, The Verge, Top10Memes, Flavorwire, WatchMojo.com, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, HouseholdHacker and Google.