Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Ellen Degeneres revealing a new Avengers character; how Star Wars saved Marvel and The Avengers; and the art of The Thing‘s defibrillator chest scene. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

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Ellen Degeneres got her hands on the exclusive footage of a new character. Meet The Honker!

Did you know AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON might not have existed if not for STAR WARS? Get your dose of comic book and movie trivia on this week’s Dan Cave.

Real Kamen Spotted On The Streets Of Japan

Top Ten Futuristic Products

Mario and Fafa discuss their top ten futuristic movie products that are better than, and they should make instead of, Back to the Future power lace shoes. (Even though Mario and Fafa are looking forward to the self-lacing sneakers.)

Die Hard: Up Close

In this newest installment of “Up Close”, we’re holding the figurative magnifying glass to one of the best action movies ever and a perennial Christmas classic: Die Hard (1988).

I had the opportunity to see this film on the big screen a few years ago and you can be sure that I made the time to see it. The only knock I have against it is that it was a contributing factor to the lackluster final season and subsequent cancellation of Moonlighting, a TV show I became very fond of after finally watching it last year. That’s neither here nor there however.

That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.

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