SR Geek Picks: How ‘Oblivion’ Should’ve Ended, Superhero Life Expectancies & More

Published 1 year ago by , Updated June 14th, 2014 at 11:31 am,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Ryan Gosling refusing to eat his breakfast; see how Oblivion should have ended; play an 8-bit version of The Great Gatsby; taste an Ewok; and find out how long Wolverine is expected to live. 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 may be featured on a future post!

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Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal

This might be the greatest thing the internet has ever produced.

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How Oblivion Should Have Ended

When you’ve been inside the radiation zone, you know there is a HISHE waiting for you. This is how Oblivion Should Have Ended.

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8 Bit Gatsby

Great Gatsby NES SR Geek Picks: How Oblivion Shouldve Ended, Superhero Life Expectancies & More

So, how does this sound? You play an online video game, and just by playing, you help send books to Africa to help combat illiteracy. Now, what if that video game is an 8-bit-style Nintendo knockoff of The Great Gatsby? See what they’re doing here? Timely! Anyway, the creators of the game, The Barbarian Group’s Charlie Hoey and Peter Malamud Smith, have partnered with Out of Print Clothing, and if you go here and play, for every 25,000 points you earn, a book will be donated to Books for Africa. The goal is to distribute 10,000 books.

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Harry Potter Monopoly

Harry Potter Monopoly SR Geek Picks: How Oblivion Shouldve Ended, Superhero Life Expectancies & More

Created by designinteched

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Superhero Facebook “Like” Icons

Superhero Facebook Like Icons 570x570 SR Geek Picks: How Oblivion Shouldve Ended, Superhero Life Expectancies & More

Superhero Facebook Like Icons 2 570x570 SR Geek Picks: How Oblivion Shouldve Ended, Superhero Life Expectancies & More

Jaime Calderón redesigned Facebook’s iconic Like icon for popular superheroes.

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NEXT PAGE: Superhero Life Expectancies… 

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The U.S.S. ENTERPRISE in Space

This model of STAR TREK’s U.S.S. ENTERPRISE was launched into space on April 28th, 2013. The flight data computer shows that our U.S.S. Enterprise made it all the way up to 29,129 m or 95,568 ft. Top speed was 63 knots or 117 km/hr.

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Ewok Cake

Ewok Cake 570x739 SR Geek Picks: How Oblivion Shouldve Ended, Superhero Life Expectancies & More

This fantastic Ewok Cake was made by Kiss and Bake Up for Spatula Sisterhood.  Sarah did an amazing job with this Wicket cake.  The coolest part?  Spatula Sisterhood has a wonderful step by step tutorial on how to make this terrific cake.

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Bioshock Infinite Columbia Freight Messenger Bag

Bioshock Infinite Columbia Freight Messenger Bag 570x570 SR Geek Picks: How Oblivion Shouldve Ended, Superhero Life Expectancies & More

Bioshock Infinite Columbia Freight Messenger Bag

  • Officially licensed Bioshock Infinite messenger bag
  • One large compartment holds your laptop or books
  • Two 8.5″ compartments to hold a bottle of water/soda, healing elixirs
  • Two 8″ square pockets for various gear, ammo, salts
  • Materials: Extra tough Army green canvas
  • Dimensions: 14.5″ long x 12″ high x 5″ wide
  • Weight: 2 lbs when empty

Get it for just $59.99 from Thinkgeek.

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SUPERHERO LIFE EXPECTANCIES

Superhero Life Expectancies SR Geek Picks: How Oblivion Shouldve Ended, Superhero Life Expectancies & More

CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL INFOGRAPHIC

At some point in our lives, many of us would have dreamed about being a superhero, but what is the average life expectancy of a superhero?

From how much they drink and smoke to whether the character has any regenerative powers, LifeQuotes4U has broken down the average life expectancy of the world’s most popular superhero’s.

Each superhero is life expectancy is rated on a variety of factors, similar to we estimate our own life expectancy. So have a good read and if you like, we’d be very grateful if you could share with your friends.

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The Walking Dead Handmade Michonne Sword

The Walking Dead Handmade Michonne Sword 570x570 SR Geek Picks: How Oblivion Shouldve Ended, Superhero Life Expectancies & More

Now own a piece from the American television drama series, The Walking Dead! Protect yourself from the “walkers” and “biters” with this new piece of zombie apocalypse gear used by the well known character Michonne, also known as Samurai Girl, in the AMC hit series, The Walking Dead! This full tang, hand forged traditional Japanese sword is composed of 1045 high carbon steel and genuine ray skin and leather on the handle wrap and strap.

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The Walking Dead – Bad Days – Season 2 – Ep3

The entire Walking Dead is one bad day, but Rick, it seems like Rick’s days are the worst.

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NEXT PAGE: Iron Man 3 in Grand Theft Auto

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Iron Man 3 Armor in Grand Theft Auto IV

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IRON MAN 3 : TITLE CONCEPT MOTION TEST

IRON MAN 3 : TITLE CONCEPT MOTION TEST from Ash Thorp on Vimeo.

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Nick Offerman Reads Tweets From Young Female Celebrities Vol. 8

Nick Offerman soaks up the collected knowledge from Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and more.

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Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves (Part 4)

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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: jimmykimmelliveZombieMusical2013HISHEdotcom, LifeQuotes4U, worldofheroesdesigninteched, Nerdist, Neatorama, GeekAlertsteamcocoSteve Schniertaltigolt and .

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  1. Loved the Oblivan short I have always wondered just how many Jack Harpers there were out there.

  2. Lol startrek model in space.. Those lens flares would make JJ proud.

  3. the hero one is bs b/c wolverine is over something like 400 years old (the exact time frame is said in one of the comics).

    • No, more like 200, he was born in the early 1800s. Wolverine Origins, I own this book, so I’m not just talking out of me backside.

  4. The Superhero info chart lost me at Rick Grimes. That Iron Man mod look sooooooooooo fun tho.

  5. The Superhero info chart lost me at Rick Grimes. That Iron Man GTA mod look sooooooooooo fun tho.

  6. Not much point in me watching “Oblivion” then. Seems basically to be very similar in some ways to “Moon”.

    • @motoko

      I don’t really think Moon was the first to have a twist about a person being a clone though… There are probably half a dozen sci-fi movies where someone finds out he’s a clone at the end of a movie. That wasn’t the only defining characteristic of Oblivion. Sure it wasn’t the most mind-blowing or original story, but it was entertaining, and I thought Tom Cruise and the woman who played Victoria were really excellent in their roles…

  7. Oblivion ended just fine-why all this crap anyway?
    Everybody keeps saying it has been done before, only better. When where, and by who?

    • @Wyngate

      Oblivion did take inspiration from several different movies, but honestly, I’d rather enjoy a movie for what it is rather than try to compare it to everything else. But when Tom Cruise stars in a movie, expect people to try to find anything they can wrong with it…

  8. They really should make an open-world game with Iron Man/Tony Stark. That would be cool. You can be Stark, and decide if you want to fight crime or not, and maybe have different super villains show up every now and then, or perhaps even make it so your interactions with others can spawn super villains, or maybe help or harm villains without being Iron Man, etc. etc…

    • I think its be pretty awesome if they would make a game with any established hero where we can decide whether they become a hero or a villain. Evil Ironman or Evil Spidey? Hell yea!

  9. Celebrity mean tweets was AWESOME! LOL

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