Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find a musical recap of Game Of Thrones first season; Groot vs Hodor in a rap battle; and a Sylvester Stallone kill count. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
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As everyone knows, in the Game of Thrones, you live or you die. In fact, word on the street is that all men MUST die but hey, let’s ask some White Walkers about that. But regardless of their icy, undead hearts, isn’t that grim reality of certain death made all the more palatable when put to tune? Of course it is! Which is exactly why we got the Sex Pistols’ own Steve Jones (Krull to all you Californication fans out there) to sing you sweet while simultaneously recapping the HBO series in advance of its fifth season premiere. Welcome to the Game of Jones!
Akira – What’s the Difference?
Manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo started writing and drawing Akira in 1982 in WEEKLY YOUNG MAGAZINE. By 1988, he was directing the feature film adaptation – – two years before he’d actually finished the series itself! As such, Akira the anime and Akira the manga exist as unique companion pieces; not only because they’re both products of the same creator, but also because the movie is effectively an incomplete preview for the much larger saga Otomo eventually got to finish telling in print.
Akira is now regarded as a landmark film that went on to be cited as an important influence many by illustrators in the manga industry. The film is also considered a forerunner of the second wave of anime fandom that began in the early 1990s and has gained a massive cult following since then. It has been cited as a major influence on live-action films ranging from The Matrix to Chronicle.
Have you read Otomo’s manga? Have you watched (or re-watched) Akira recently? Which do you think is better: the manga or the anime? Are you having telekinetic psychic visions right now? Have we awakened something inside of you?
Link’s Hylian Shield (Legend of Zelda) – MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED
FILM COUNTS – Sylvester Stallone Kill Count
Does Stallone have what it takes to top Arnold? See how long you can stomach murder and find out!
Kevin Hart: Will Ferrell Is “Cheap As Hell”
Will is so cheap, he’s still rocking the very first Blackberry ever built.
If People Left Parties Like They Leave Facebook
Are You Gonna Eat That? (SONG)
Eating off of someone else’s plate is only the beginning.
Maisie Williams Hasn’t Read the Game of Thrones Books
Maisie Williams Watches Game of Thrones With Her Grandma
Hodor Vs Groot Rap Battle
Hodor and Groot have it out in the ultimate rap battle to prove who is the true lyrical genius.
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.