Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the web. Today you’ll find tips to make your ex mad using social media; why Community is a postmodern masterpiece; handmade Legend of Zelda ceramic teapot; what fully-clothed superheroines look like; and Disney Princesses as Jedis! All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
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Is Community a Postmodern Masterpiece?
“Though the TV show ‘Community’ has never achieved huge ratings, it has a passionate cult following, including those of us at Idea Channel. The show plays with genre and narrative in such a creative way that it brings to mind the cultural and artistic theory of Postmodernism. Previous TV series have been self-referential and culturally reflective, but none so successfully as ‘Community.’ The show flips traditional expectations so consistently that it questions their importance in the first place. And it has brought the word “meta” into the cultural vernacular, to boot.”
Etsy seller Lauren Russell is offering these handmade Legend of Zelda teapots which feature a golden triforce on one side and the logo from Twilight Princess on the other.
“It is made from white earthenware clay, and glazed using non-toxic glazes. A small flange on the lid keeps the lid in place during pouring. This teapot holds about 5 cups and is dishwasher, microwave and food safe. It is NOT stove top safe.”
There you have it. The only problem is that as of this writing the product is sold out, but she does take custom orders.
The answer: way more functional for fighting crime.
Artist Michael Lunsford is very clear that his series ISN’T about pushing some “moral code”:
Done doing these so here they all are in one place! Fully Dressed Redesigns of Superheroines.
Point of this: An exercise in character design, attempting to clothe the heroines nearly all the way and not making them painted-on, while still keeping the look of their original costumes in some way. Hopefully keeping them looking as iconic as the originally were. Just showing what can be done with a costume breaking outside the barrier of the norm.
NOT the point of this: some moral code I’m trying to push on you.
Definitely go check out Lunsford’s other character designs on his blog.
Disney princesses have been mashed up with Star Wars quite a bit since the fall, but this image of Ariel as a Jedi should win a prize. The design by Ralph Sevelius is perfect. He pulled inspiration from characters like Asajj Ventress and Kit Fisto for this mash-up, and it really suits the Little Mermaid.
Star Wars Jedi Camp Fan Film Episode 5 – “Attack of the Bullies”
Episode 4 -The Camp Menace http://youtu.be/EI2KsBSqmAU
Episode 3: Rebound of the Jedi http://youtu.be/BO_1V5EeCuo
Episode 2: The Bully Strikes Back – http://youtu.be/ORha6tJ1P8E
Episode 1: A New Camper- http://youtu.be/1_05ooWwSsI
Disney princesses make awesome Star Wars characters. I never would have thought of mashing up Pocahontas and Han Solo but it works, and check out Rapunzel’s pink Jedi boots! Pocahantas cosplayed by Aleu Moana.
Return of the Jeni!
How do you guys feel about Disney buying Lucasfilm? About J.J. Abrams directing Episode VII? Will Jar Jar get his own spin-off movie? Yikes!
FROM SHORT TO 5 MILLION DOLLAR FIRST FEATURE – SCOTT SANDERS ON HOLLYWOOD TRENCHES PART 3
Episode 3 reveals how Scott maneuvered his way from mail room to short film to a 5.7 million dollar first feature with Alec Baldwin; how the Sundance Film Festival plays with your mind; and buying food at the 99 Cent Store. With references to Black Dynamite, Thick as Thieves, Michael Jae White, Alec Baldwin, and Hello Larry.
LUNCH WITH LARRY
How to Annoy Your Ex on Facebook
For The Win is back with more awesome tips on how to succeed at life! This week they teach you the ins and outs of pissing off your ex-girlfriend using social media.
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.