SR Geek Picks: ‘Game of Thrones’ World Cup, Honest ‘Planet of the Apes’ & More

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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find an honest movie trailer for Planet Of The Apes (2001); Frozen as Game Of Thrones; the return of Reading Rainbow; a guy having the most epic reaction to a scary video game of all time; and pop culture-themed advent calendarsAll 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 could be featured in a future post!


Darth Vader Is Too Good At Force-Choking

I’ve got a hard feeling about this.


Guy Has Epic Reaction to Scary Video Game

Video Games Awesome is another one of those Let’s Play video series, but a fan of the show has clipped a highlight for our viewing pleasure: one of the hosts greatly overreacts with what can only be translated as “HrrrrEGUlaAELUELAH”.


Honest Trailers – Planet of the Apes (2001)

With a new Planet of the Apes sequel dawning soon, we revisit the franchise’s most disastrous hour: Tim Burton’s ill-advised 2001 remake. It’s a madhouse!!!!


Everything Wrong With Planet Of The Apes (2001, Tim Burton)

With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes fast approaching (but not fast enough!), we figured it was time to point the sin cannon at one of the most notorious of all the PotA movies (and that’s saying something!)… Tim Burton’s 2001 Planet of the Apes reboot.


The Lich King’s Frostmourne (World of Warcraft) – MAN AT ARMS

Every other Monday, master swordsmith Tony Swatton forges your favorite weapons from video games, movies, and television. This week, he recreates the Lich King’s Frostmourne from World of Warcraft!


Frozen As Game of Thrones Mashup Trailer

Frozen cut to the Game of Thrones‘ Season 4 Trailer.

Here’s the original in case you forgot.


World Cup Uniforms for Game of Thrones Houses

World Cup Uniforms for ‘Game of Thrones’ Houses 570x570 SR Geek Picks: Game of Thrones World Cup, Honest Planet of the Apes & More

First nobody would shut up about Game of Thrones; then nobody would shut up about the World Cup. So it’s only fitting that artist Nerea Palacios would bring the two crazes together, creating hypothetical uniforms for soccer teams representing the various houses of Westeros. The Tyrell outfits are pretty sweet, but we pity whoever has to go up against the Boltons.

Flavorwire has the most formidable sports teams in all the land.


The Future ft. Haley Joel Osment

Psychic-style performer Emily Heller invites celebrity clients to look into their futures.


Reading Rainbow is back!

The campaign for Reading Rainbow‘s revival has become the most popular Kickstarter project of all time. So where has LeVar Burton been all these years?




Pop Culture-Themed Advent Calendars

Pop Culture Themed Advent Calendars 570x427 SR Geek Picks: Game of Thrones World Cup, Honest Planet of the Apes & More

by Matt Fox


Can People Explain Colors To A Blind Person?

Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, asks people to describe the colors red, green, purple, gray, blue, brown, and pink.


Ariana Grande – Problem | Ten Second Songs 20 Style Cover



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

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  1. It’s amazing. I’ve watched that Planet of the Apes movie in the theater back then, and then saw it once more on TV just to make sure it really did suck and it didn’t suffer from “Wrong Expectations Syndrome”. I can’t remember a single scene! Watching that Honest Trailer and the Everything Wrong video is like watchin those for a movie that I’ve never seen in my life. Tim Burton possibly made the most forgettable movie in history. The second place goes to Changing Lanes with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson. Another movie that I can’t recall a single scene from, but I’ve seen that one only once.

  2. Heartbreak for USA as Belgium beat them 2-1. But they fought well, put their hearts on their sleeves. Props to Jurgen Klinnsman for giving spirit to this team. USA walked out of the World Cup with their heads held high.

    Argentina beat Switzerland 1-0.

    So Belgium v Argentina in the quarterfinals.

    • John Cleese announced that Argentina had won during the Dead Parrot sketch, got a big laugh and a groan from some who didn’t know the score due to being at The O2 Arena.