Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find how Howard Stark’s Notes in Iron Man 2 had real science; Leonardo DiCaprio crashing Jonah Hill’s SNL monologue; rocking Tauntauns; and an artist chronicles the adventures of a Batman action figure. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
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Jonah Hill Monologue – SNL Highlight
Hosting for the third time, Jonah Hill answers audience questions about his Wolf of Wall Street costar Leonardo DiCaprio.
Spike Jonze presents Me, a modern love story.
Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers
from Wayne Unten
“In 1903, Olivia Wright was the first to pilot the great grasshoppers of North America.”
While taking my kids to the playground, I shot live-action footage of a grasshopper, using my iPhone.
This is one of many short animated clips I’ve made for fun. I might continue this particular clip as an Insect Aviation series… who knows :)
It was my first project using TV Paint animation software. (No rotoscoping used. Where’s the fun in that?!) My work-in-progress can be found on my blog: animatingforfun.com.
Animation by Wayne Unten
Music by Dave Gottlieb
Friends vs. More Than Friends
Written & Directed by: Wong Fu Productions
Swedish Marines Parody of Grease Lightning In Afghanistan
Swedish soldiers making parody of Grease lightning in Afghanistan in 2013!
Way Cooler Than Rocking Horses.
Photographer Rémi Noël has taken to rendering the travels and travails of his Batman action figure in gorgeous black and white shots. Follow him to New York, Spain, California, France, and Texas. And see him deal with bathrooms, cooking, laundry, and out of reach windows.
See more at Rémi Noël’s website.
After watching Iron Man 2 enough times, a Redditor nicknamed Blueintegral discovered a startling sign of the amount of detail that went into the props. In the scene where Tony Stark goes through his father Howard Stark’s old notebooks, Blueintegral noticed this.
The Matrix Deleted Scene! – The Cutting Room
Find out what was left on the cutting room floor of THE MATRIX with this extended cut!
BAMF GIRLS CLUB (Ep. 14): “Magic Fast”
Hermione feels like magic is making her fat, but can she survive without it?
$59.99 at Entertainment Earth.
Binary Numbers – Math Bites with Danica McKellar
Join host Danica McKellar as she demystifies the 1s and 0s of binary numbers. Welcome to Math Bites! New episodes every Thursday.
FORREST GUMP – Master Debaters
Run, Forrest Run! Because there’s about to be a THROWDOWN!!! Was this movie as sweet as a box of chocolates, or as stupid as stupid does?
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.