SR Geek Picks: Movie Stars Revisit Famous Roles, Top 10 Cartoon Cars, ‘Die Hard’ Rom-Com & More

Published 10 months ago by , Updated August 7th, 2014 at 11:44 am,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find the top 10 cartoon cars; an honest trailer for Call Of Duty; Jingle All The Way – how it should have been; 53 surprising facts about your favorite romantic comedies; and the prequel version of the Guardians Of The Galaxy-style Star Wars trailer. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has 10 Clever Parody Films Worth Your Time.

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!


Movie Stars Revisit Their Famous Roles


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For the 20th anniversary of Empire Magazine, Empire put together a photo shoot where movie stars revisited their most famous roles (via Imgur).


Top 10 Cartoon Cars

You won’t be seeing these babies on the road anytime soon! Join as they count down their picks for the top 10 cartoon cars.


Dads Respond to Disney’s Frozen

Music video of two dads’ response to Disney’s Frozen and — let’s be honest — every uber-catchy song ever put out by Disney.

Jingle All The Way – How It Should Have Been


CALL OF DUTY (Honest Game Trailers)

From the company so concerned with the environment they keep recycling their only game, comes another installment of the franchise Call of Duty.


Die Hug (Die Hard recut trailer)

5-Year-Old Girl Makes Her First Action Movie


53 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Romantic Comedies

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All is fair in love and war and movies.


EA UFC Glitches Commentated

Today: Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan commentate EA UFC glitches!!!


WWE Commentary (Jim Ross) on Video Games – Episode 2

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Patrick Stewart, Arnie, Beetlejuice. They’re all there! Head over to BuzzFeed for the full gallery.


The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio

John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras.

This lesson is part of the FilmmakerIQ course: “Everything You Need To Know about Aspect Ratio


Star Wars Prequels (Guardians of the Galaxy Style!)

Gnarly in Pink

This short film celebrates the “Pink Helmet Posse,” three 6-year-old girls who share an unusual passion: skateboarding.


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: Empire Magazine, BuzzFeedTheBlueOwlPlaysTommy Toe HoldFlavorwirestefan kirbyThe New York TimesDudeDaySmosh GamesDogfood and

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  1. If I ever have a daughter I want her to be like the little girls in the “Pink Helmet Posse”.

    • Pink Helmet Posse would be a name used in British innuendo with the pink helmet part referencing a part of the male anatomy. As the great George Takei would say, “Oh myyy”.

      • That’d be purple, surely Dazz!

        • Depends on the grip.

          • (slowly backs out of room)

    • My favourite part was the…. “Aaaaargh, there’s a bee!” part. Lol

  2. Wow, the UFC glitches were freakin’ hilarious! :-D

  3. Oh please…Braveheart was not Mel Gibson’s most famous role. (That would be Martin Riggs from the Lethal Weapon movies) It was probably not even his second most famous role. (That would probably be Max from the Mad Max movies.)

    • @lakawak, the title of this article is “Stars revisit FAMOUS roles”, not “MOST famous roles”. Besides, Mad Max and Lethal Weapon were almost 30 years ago; get over it.

      • And Braveheart was almost 20 years ago, what’s your point?

  4. The “artist” didn’t make 8-bit versions of anybody. He superimposed the images from video games on the photos that inspired them. The original artists were the video game devs.

  5. Blogger/photographer