Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find a first person Legend of Zelda; the evolution of end zone dancing with Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake; Good Will Batman; naming the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and the rejected pitch for Forrest Gump. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, Mental Floss has 11 TV Characters That Made Cameos on Other Shows.
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Evolution of End Zone Dancing (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake)
Jimmy and Justin Timberlake dance through the history of touchdown celebrations.
Recut and remastered, like you’ve never seen it before.
Naming the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
They are who they are. They’re teenage, mutant, ninja, turtles.
MICHAEL ROOKER as a GHOSTBUSTER Hunts Ernie Hudson at Dragon*Con 2013
During Dragon*Con 2013 Merle Dixon himself, The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker, strapped on a proton pack and went hunting for Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson. This is his story.
Rejected Pitches: Forrest Gump ft. Aidy Bryant
In the final episode of Rejected Pitches, the hard-to-please movie executives decide Forrest Gump isn’t smart enough, cool enough, or sexy enough to have a whole movie based on his made-up stories.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Modern Trailer
What if Monty Python and The Holy Grail would release in 2013? Fake trailer who sells a tragic and epic blockbuster with sounds effects who goes POOOOOWWWW
48 Names for Things You Didn’t Know Had Names – mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 26)
A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at the names of 48 things you might not have known had names such as a “tittle”, “scroop” or “contronym”.
Jason Statham’s Many Jobs – Supercut
Jason Statham is one of Hollywood’s best tough guys. It also turns out he’s had a lot of jobs.
Simon Pegg: The Truth About Benedict Cumberbatch
Star Trek Into Darkness stars Simon Pegg & Alice Eve reveal the truth about Benedict Cumberbatch.
DRAGON CON 2013 – Epic Cosplay
National Geographic Angry Birds Star Wars Trailer
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… three worlds collided. Angry Birds, Star Wars, and National Geographic united. Join the epic journey and discover the science behind the science fiction in National Geographic Angry Birds Star Wars.
How close are we to creating a real-life lightsaber? Does a real Tatooine planet exist? Follow the rebel forces as they embark on a galactic mission to explore the true stories, inventions, and unbelievable science behind the saga.
Everything Wrong With Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets
Well after many months of making you wait, we finally return to the Harry Potter series for the second installment, running down the list of sins in Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets. Yes, there were many. Yes, it was more than we expected. No, we aren’t doing Prisoner Of Azkhaban next week.
First Person Legend of Zelda
Hey! Listen! Experience classic Hyrule as you never have before – in first person. You’ll never mess with chickens again.
Ultimate Weird Japanese Commercials Compilation
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.
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