Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find everything wrong with Insidious; all the references in Del Toro’s Simpsons intro with handy labels; 32 Things Every Gamer Should Know Before Playing Grand Theft Auto 5; and Bane vs. Batman… on the golf course. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, WhatCulture has 50 Greatest Film Documentaries, 10 Video Games Based On Movies That Actually Didn’t Suck, and 10 Marvel & DC Villains Who Deserve Their Own Movie.
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!
Grantland’s Breaking Bad in Memoriam
Relive the five wonderful seasons of AMC’s Breaking Bad by remembering those who died along the way. NSFW warning: You’ve seen this all already, but this video contains graphic and disturbing images. Just like the show.
GTA V is the biggest and most expensive video game produced to date. With such a large and fascinating world, here are some things you might want to know before you hop in and play.
Jesse’s Revenge: Breaking Bad/Need for Speed mashup (Spoilers)
Jesse Pinkman will have his day.
Ron Swanson: Future Father of the Year – Parks and Recreation Highlight
Ron Swanson is going to be a daddy, but does he have what it takes to be a future Father of the Year?
The Weirdest Celebrity Beauty Tips
NEXT PAGE: Movie parodies starring British comedian Rob Rouse…
Kenny Rogers Chicken Chuggables
British comedian Rob Rouse starring himself and a duck in movie trailer parodies
Paul Scheer joins the ranks of President Clinton, Bill Gates, & Bono by becoming a TED talk speaker and highlighting a truly worrisome trend: honey as a dipping sauce. NO.
Ralph McQuarrie Interview: The Star Wars Gallery
In this special featurette from the Lucasfilm vault, Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie discusses his work and paintings that helped to visually define a galaxy far, far away, and bring George Lucas’ vision to life. In his early meetings with Lucas, the filmmaker hired McQuarrie to create some illustrations that would help visualize his script for the movie studio. McQuarrie began work the same day, and soon, Star Wars was a go. To his surprise, many sequences from the film looked exactly like his concept paintings, which included initial designs for C-3PO and R2-D2, Darth Vader, the Millennium Falcon, and others, all seen in this video.
We Are Young
Funny Or Die premieres We Are Young: a feature-length comedy about being drunk, nervous, weird and in love.
The film stars Funny Or Die writer/producer/director Alex Richanbach, who wrote and directed it as a passion project. “Four years ago, I wrote a note to myself that said ‘We Are Invincible, for We Are Young,’” Richanbach said. “That line stuck with me, and I went about trying to make a movie that conveyed that feeling.”
We Are Young marked Richanbach’s foray into Hollywood. After working as a production assistant on Step Brothers, he sent a copy of We Are Young to Mosaic’s Josh Church, who championed the film and encouraged Richanbach to set up an industry screening on his own dime. The screening opened doors for Richanbach, leading him to Funny Or Die.
We Are Young was produced by Richanbach, Church, Lindsay Burton and Josh Salzberg. After a two-week free run on Funny Or Die, it will play in theaters in select cities, including Los Angeles and New York:
Bane vs. Batman… on the golf course
“Oh. You think the putter is your ally? I was born with it!”
Thanks to SR reader Christopher Agar for sharing.
Watch Charlie Day Yank Off Danny DeVito’s Undies
CONAN Highlight: The only way Danny would wear tighty-whities is if Charlie slipped them on him personally.
Everything Wrong With Insidious In 8 Minutes Or Less
It’s October, so we figured it was a decent time to start covering some horror films. And we’re starting with the most-requested one from fans: Insidious, a movie that is super scary as long as you don’t stop to think about anything.
2065. The entire planet is hit by the effects of climate change. One of the few places that remain habitable is Antarctica, where big corporations have built private cities.
Hebe and Ciro get back together again. She is looking for love. He is searching for his own identity.
More info about the film and concept art at blackmilk.eu
Jennifer Hudson is searching for a scandal. Too bad the Affordable Care Act fixes all of them.
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.