SR Geek Picks: Lonely Island’s Spring Break Anthem, Ray Harryhausen Tribute & More

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 4:40 pm,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Game Of Thrones characters explained for people who don’t watch; a Man of Steel Logo Trailer; an honest trailer and everything wrong with JJ Abrams’ Star Trek; and 10 Reasons Why Time Travel is No Good. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you may be featured on a future post!


Between Two Ferns/Spring Break Anthem #WACKWEDNESDAYS

Episode 16: Zach Galifianakis sits down with James Franco to have a normal, everyday, run of the mill interview. Then a musical performance by The Lonely Island.

NSFW: Language.


Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Opens at Tokyo Disneyland

This week, The Force is indeed strong at Tokyo Disneyland with the opening of the updated Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. The attraction had been closed for more than a year while Imagineers were busy adding new stories and adventures. Like the attractions at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests now have the opportunity to experience more than 50 different story combinations and experience these adventures in dazzling 3D. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog:


Man of Steel Logo Trailer

Dave Jones created this Man of Steel logo “trailer” using Adobe After Effects and a plug-in from Video Copilot called Element 3D.


Reservoir Dogs – “Why Am I Mr. Pink?” – Homemade with Sock Puppets

Steve Buscemi and Quentin Tarantino complain about their code names in this sock puppet remake of Reservoir Dogs.

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Learn How to Draw Iron Man’s Helmet

How to draw Iron Man’s helmet line by line.


NEXT PAGE: Everything wrong with Star Trek (2009)…


Honest Trailers - Star Trek (2009)

With Star Trek Intro Darkness coming out next week, we thought we’d lay Into JJ Abrams’ Original… So put your phasers on laugh and boldly go to where no Trekkie has gone before: a cool Star Trek movie.



Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: “The Challenge”

What happens when old school goes head to head with new school in a battle of speed and wits? Leonard Nimoy takes on newbie Zachary Quinto and his all-new Audi S7.


Everything Wrong With Star Trek (2009) In 5 Minutes Or Less

To boldly go where many of you have been asking us to go… J.J. Abrahms’ Star Trek. Does it have sins? Of course! Did we do a Bonus Round of lens flare? No we did not, because that would be too obvious. And also it’s already been done. If you really want to see that much lens flare, go check out this guy’s video:…


When Explaining Game Of Thrones Characters To The Clueless Friends Who Try To Watch With You

When Explaining Game Of Thrones Characters To The Clueless Friends Who Try To Watch With You 540x1024 SR Geek Picks: Lonely Islands Spring Break Anthem, Ray Harryhausen Tribute & More


Mario and Luigi in Therapy: Shrinkage Episode 3

Brothers always have issues, and it’s no different for the Mario Bros. Mario and Luigi stop by the Doctor’s office to talk through Luigi’s drug problem (doing mushrooms and fire flowers), and Mario’s jealousy over who saved the princess.


Ray Harryhausen Tribute 1920-2013

Director Jack Perez (MONSTER ISLAND, MEGA SHARK VS. GIANT OCTOPUS, SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE) gives a tribute to the Stop Motion Animation pioneer and special effects giant, Ray Harryhausen, who passed away on Tues, May 7, 2013.

Mentored by the great Willis O’Brien, who animated the legendary KING KONG (1933), Ray Harryhausen influenced legions of filmmakers and special effects technicians, creating awe-inspiring stop motion animated sequences in JASON & THE ARGONAUTS, THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, CLASH OF THE TITANS, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, 20,000,000 MILES TO EARTH, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER, ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., & MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, among many others.


A Tribute To The Master of Stop-Motion: Ray Harryhausen


10 Reasons Why Time Travel is No Good

Fafa explains why Time Travel is not a good idea.


NEXT PAGE: Year 2002 Retrospective…



CLASSIC MONSTER MAKEUP with Rick Baker: Bonus Scene – Blood and Guts with Scott Ian

In this outtake, Rick Baker talks Scott Ian through the makeup process of classic movie monsters such as the Wolfman, Frankenstein monster, the Phantom, Gillman and more.



A nostalgia trip to pop culture in the year 2002.

Do you remember?


DEAD GIVEAWAY – Hero Charles Ramsey Songified

Charles Ramsey melodically recounts the day he helped rescue 3 kidnapped Cleveland women.



Censored AT&T Commercial

These kids have an important adult discussion with a middle aged man. Shout out to the Beck!


Magic Eye Shark Movie – The Pitch


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

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  1. That AT&T Vid was hilarious.

    • Totally! The unnessecary censorship vids are funny too.

  2. Yep, Honest Trailers and Cinema Sins are awesome.

  3. Some fine memories in both of the Ray Harryhausen tributes (Jack Perez not knowing whether or not the Rhedosaurus from The Beast From 20 000 Fathoms was based on an actual dinosaur might account for the quality of his directorial output).

    Everything Wrong With Star Trek: yup, that’s about right.

    How To Draw Iron Man’s Helmet: whoever that is might want to cut that right cheek and jaw (our right) in a bit before telling everyone else how to draw…

  4. Ok, as a true nerd, the Audi Spock vs. Spock video had me laughing so had I was crying.

  5. oh…. i almost couldn’t breathe, the AT&T and the star trek ones were hilarious.

  6. The Trek “sins” video has a reasonable opinion and perspective, but numbering the “sins” encourages more than should really be listed. Ultimately, ignorance of Trek science/stories/lore is on display more than insight about perceived errors. Many things on the list are not remotely fathomed by the narrator, and thus weaken the list integrity. Having one sin be simply “Tyler Perry” was funny, but most of the questions raised are easily answered or plausibly explained. Other details like lense flare are stylistic choices and a matter of opinion, and some like the differing height of Spock actors, may be amusing but aren’t exactly mistakes, much less “sins.”.

    “Honest Trailers” was also kinda funny, but also doesn’t really add up beyond a few broad ideas like similarities between scifi movie tropes. Again the assumptions are false, the premise of the most damning accusations is wobbly at best, and a real trek fan would have understood more of the questions raised. Again, ignorance of the franchise is on display more than scathingly insightful condemnation. No big deal, but it was made by a non fan to trash the absurdity of something I like, so seeing the creator misunderstand things and dismiss them as stupid is a little bit annoying. a few valid complaints and a lot of not really getting it.