Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find the best Star Wars aliens; the top 10 facts about Halo; the 2015 Snickers Super Bowl ad; and a look at the LEGO SHIELD helicarrier. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
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In photographer David Eger’s “Cloned Photos” project, he has recreated historical photographs, movie posters, and imagery using Clone Troopers and other Star Wars figures. This project is a “spin-off” of Eger’s also awesome 365 Days of Clones series.
The Bad Sleep Well (1960) – The Geometry of a Scene
One of Akira Kurosawa’s many gifts was staging scenes in ways that were bold, simple and visual. I’m working on a longer essay about him and this piece didn’t make the cut, so I’m releasing it as a short standalone video. Thanks for watching!
SNICKERS® – “The Brady Bunch”
From re-creating the famous living room to digital mouth replacement, go behind the scenes and see what it took to make the SNICKERS Super Bowl commercial featuring The Brady Bunch.
LEGO® Marvel Superheroes- The SHIELD Helicarrier
Take on the challenge of building this awesome LEGO model of The SHIELD Helicarrier. Construct the flying aircraft carrier with 2 runways, microscale Quinjets, fighter jets and ground support vehicles. The set also comes with many of your favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes minifigures, plus 12 microfigures to display on deck and within the highly detailed interior. Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill.
How Does THOR Fly? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)
According to Stan Lee, THOR flies using “Hammer Propulsion,” but how does it work? Kyle dives into the conservation of momentum on Because Science.
Top 10 Facts – Halo
Kim Jong-Il’s Guide to the Oscars – Lessons from His Book on Cinema
Kim Jong-Il wrote a book on cinema!? It’s true. Here’s how the 2015 Academy Award nominees stack up, according to the former Supreme Leader of North Korea.
Best Star Wars Aliens – The StarWars.com 10
In this installment of the StarWars.com 10, we’re picking the galaxy’s top alien species, from a teddy-bear tribe to the residents of Ryloth.
For this list, we’re focusing on aliens from the Star Wars films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels, ranking them on design, impact, and cool factor.
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.