Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find episode 2 of Indiana Jones In Real Life; Coolio Leading an Acoustic Cover of “Gangsta’s Paradise” in a Student’s Home; Pumpkin Zombies; Stan Lee on the ‘Science’ of Comic Book Superheroes; and Bill Nye Explains the Earth Fly By. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
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Coolio Leads Acoustic Cover of “Gangsta’s Paradise” in Student’s Home
We been spending most our lives wishing this would happen to us.
Gravity Movie Review – How They Made It!
Sandra Bullock’s stuck in space with George Clooney. Mackenzie, Chris (from Tasted’s Why Would You Eat That) and Norwood give you their review!
Indiana Jones In Real Life – Movies In Real Life (Episode 2)
We recreated the famous boulder chase scene from Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark in New York’s Central Park. A man dressed as Indiana Jones ran through the park with the golden idol as he was chased by a man in an enormous custom-built boulder costume. The chase started in Central Park’s Ramble, a wooded area that resembles the location from the film. The chase continued through more populated parts of the park, surprising tourists and sun-bathing New Yorkers alike. The project ended with Indy attempting to return the idol to the American Museum of Natural History.
Pumpkin Zombies have taken over the world because of a strange new virus. We are one of the few survivors left. But no Zombie Body will go left unused.
Stan Lee on the ‘Science’ of Comic Book Superheroes
“I am the least scientific person you’ll ever know.” Stan Lee explains his efforts to provide semi-scientific explanations for the superpowers bestowed upon his comic book heroes.
SUPERHEROES: A Never-Ending Battle premieres October 15th on PBS. Check local listings.
For more behind-the-scenes clips and information about the series, visit www.pbs.org/superheroes
Carpark (Animated Short by Bird Box)
A simple shopping trip goes very wrong.
See more at birdboxstudio.com
Kanye & Kimmel – Paparazzi
Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel settle their beef – the greatest beef in rap history – and set out to destroy every paparazzo’s camera in the entire world.
Things Girls Do That’d Be Creepy If A Guy Did Them
“I’m not wearing any underwear.”
Inspired by this Reddit thread
Bill Nye Explains the Earth Fly By
In this episode of the groundbreaking web-series Why With Nye, legendary educator Bill Nye gives you the inside scoop on NASA Juno’s historic Earth Fly By. On October 9th 2013 the Juno spacecraft will re-enter Earth’s orbit, and use the Earth’s gravity to sling shot it all the way to Jupiter. Watch as Nye uses his trademark wit and charm to breathe life into the science behind this unprecedented event.
Batman Collection – Largest in the world?!
Kevin Silva claims to have one of the largest Batman collections in the world. In his home in Indianapolis, he repairs guitar amplifiers by day and collects Batman by night. His collection is stored in his 1200 square foot basement. He has over 1,600 pieces in 8 display cases, three full size Batmans (and a Robin).
Princess Zelda: Hy-Rulerz (LORDE Royals remix)
In this parody mash-up from @bryan_basham (COPS: Skyrim, The Death and Return of Superman), Princess Zelda presents a love letter to her best friend, Link, and his lifestyle of fighting Octorocks, bombing Dodongos and generally kicking Ganon’s ass all over the place. The video is filled to the brim with Zelda references that helped define most of our childhoods.
It’s a loving über tribute to the entire history of Zelda: starting with it’s 8-bit origins and following the series all the way to it’s latest next-gen incarnations. Even though the games, monsters, plot lines and graphics may change, one thing stays the same:
Zelda loves Link. And Link loves boomerangs, magic rings and breaking the shit out of some clay pots.
Goodnight SAW – The Horror Storybook
Tuck yourself in, lay back and relax, while we lull you to sleep with GOODNIGHT SAW… a very, very bad idea for a children’s book.
Goodnight washroom. Goodnight blood. Goodnight dead guy. Goodnight saw!
Designed by Nathan Yaffe
Mark Wahlberg (Daniel Van Kirk) at Comic-Con 2013
Follow Mark Wahlberg (Daniel Van Kirk) as he wanders San Diego Comic-Con ’13 and mingles with the regular folk.
Call of Duty: Finest Hour (COD Classic)
Director Jared Pelletier returns with an ode to the original WWII releases in the Call of Duty series.
Back to the Future with the Mattel hoverboard
The 404 takes a trip to Hill Valley in 2015 to geek out on Mattel’s limited edition, full-scale Hoverboard replica from Back to the Future II. Replete with a scooter handle hole, velcro ankle strap, motion sensors, and “whooshing” sound effects, the only thing missing is the hover conversion — and no, it doesn’t work on water.
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.