SR Geek Picks: Ledger vs. Nicholson Joker, Batman ‘True Detective’ and 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 the 10 most unhealthy TV relationships; Heath Ledger vs. Jack Nicholson as The Joker; A Batman/True Detective parody; a Harry Potter Dementor prank; and the top 10 fictional movie schools. All 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!


One Guy, 14 Voices

RoomieOfficial was inspired by the One Girl, 14 Genres video and decided to do his own take on it.


10 Most Unhealthy TV Relationships

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Look, relationships are tough for everyone, even fictional television characters. And sometimes, just like in real life, it takes an outside perspective to see a couple that are just not right for one another.

Head over to WhatCulture for the full gallery.


The World’s Greatest True Detective (Batman / True Detective Parody)

Season 2 maybe?


Heath Ledger vs. Jack Nicholson as The Joker

Talk about split personalities. Join as they pitt Heath Ledger against Jack Nicholson to see who’s the better Joker.


Harry Potter Dementor Prank

PG-13 language.


THE WALKING DEAD: What You Missed By Not Playing (Spoilers)

Curious what Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is all about, but can’t fit the game in? You’re in luck! Joshua Quail walks you through what you missed by not playing!


Big Kahuna Burger – From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

Now THIS is a tasty burger. We have an exclusive clip from El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. The Big Kahuna Burger opens for business on Tuesday, March 25th on El Rey Network at 9PM ET — serving From Dusk Till Dawn.
Download the pilot free on iTunes.


Mad Men in Less Than 2 Minutes: Series Edition

Whether you’re a seasoned fan or someone who has never seen an episode, this is the perfect catch-up. Mad Men Season 7 premieres Sun., April 13 at 10/9c.


Live New Yorker Cartoons: An Exploration of Love, Death and People on Desert Islands

The Late Night Players reenact New Yorker cartoons live on our stage.


Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools

It’s a fact that the schools in movies are nothing like the real thing; but growing up would’ve been a lot more fun if they were. Join as they count down their picks for the top 10 fictional movie schools.


Artists Pay Tribute To Stephen King’s Twisted Legacy Of Horror

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As one of the most successful and prolific American horror and fantasy authors, Stephen King’s works span decades and mediums. To celebrate his work, illustrators lined up to provide pieces for “King for a Day:” an art show from the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles that’s billed as a “tribute to Stephen King’s full body of collected works.” The collection features dozens of pieces covering the gamut of King’s stories, including The Shining and Pet Sematary.

King for a Day opened March 21st and will run through April 6th. Works on sale at the show and online will benefit The Haven Foundation: a non-profit organization that gives financial assistance to freelance artists who suffer a career-threatening disruption including illnesses or disabilities. You can see the full collection and purchase prints at the gallery’s website.



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: amcLate Night with Seth MeyersJosh NewmanTheVergeNerdistWhatCultureWatchMojo.comfouseyTUBE and RoomieOfficial.

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  1. Ledger. Jack was good, but Heath was superb.

  2. 14 voices? More like one voice singing 14 different songs.

  3. Imo, both Nicolson & Ledger are winners as both of their version of the Joker were true to the comics. Both actors stole the show in both Batman films. Nicolson had a better Joker laugh throughout though.

  4. I think comparing the two Joker’s is like comparing a great sports car to a great truck. Both of them are good for what they are intended for, but neither one is really better then the other.

    • @ Joseph

      I agree.

    • I agree, of course. Nicholson’s Joker = Jack Nicholson + Cesar Romero. Ledger’s Joker was an oddity, and somewhat reminiscent of Charles Manson.