Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find an amazing Nightmare Before Christmas cake; the rejected pitches for The Birds; find out what the Gosling/Shia/JGL method; and find out where you can buy Optimus Prime and Grimlock hoodies. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

Rejected Pitches: The Birds

People being scared by a bunch of birds apparently is not Alfred Hitchcock’s idea of a joke.

How To Survive As An Adult Actor

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The Gosling-Shia-JGL Method

The Next Best Thing To A Swamp Thing Short Film

Wandering a dark forest, a solitary creature encounters something unknown with only curiosity to lead the way.

Gloam is a short film by David Elwell & Gareth Hughes.

A Glorious Series of Ninja Turtle Posters

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From artist NC Winters comes this rather fantastic series of Ninja Turtles are that you can totally buy right here if you have the cash.

Optimus Prime And Grimlock Hoodies

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Grimlock / Optimus Prime ($60 each)

Nightmare Before Christmas Cake

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This Nightmare Before Christmas Cake was made by Cake Central member Tricia4.

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Pop Culture Zombie Prints

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Some great zombie prints from Rob Sacchetto for $15 each.

Avengers: Battle For Earth

The Xbox 360 demo trailer for Avengers: Battle For Earth seems to incorporate plenty of The Avengers movie flavor.

Friend Zone

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By Ben Camberos / Website / Tumblr

Injured Stormtrooper

Stormtroopers are at a loss when one of their own is injured, but not killed, in a run-of-the-mill firefight. With no precedent, they attempt to deal with the situation as best they can… which is to say, not very well. From writer/director Brian Finifter.

It’s Star Wars Hammer Time

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You can’t touch this, Luke.

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: Vulture, UnrealityMag, UnrealityMag, FashionablyGeek, ComicsAlliance, io9, Society6, TheForce.net, and KungFuMonkey.