SR Geek Picks: ‘Simpsons’ Oscars Selfie, Real Life Hoverboards 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 everything wrong with 300; Leonardo DiCaprio at the Oscars; hoverboards are real; 25 things you didn’t know about Star Wars; A Simponized version of the Ellen Oscar selfie; DJ Qualls’ Captain America audition reel; and 10 shocking facts about Sesame Street. 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!

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Leonardo DiCaprio At the Oscars

This year, Leo was prepared to fight for an Academy Award.

NSFW Language.

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Oscar® Selfie: A wider view

 SR Geek Picks: Simpsons Oscars Selfie, Real Life Hoverboards and More

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Let It Go – The New Relationship Parody

Official Let It Go Parody by The Lewis Brothers. We all hold something back when we first start dating someone… This girl can’t hold it back anymore.

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DJ Qualls’ Captain America Audition Reel

Before Chris Evan got his meaty paws on the part, DJ Qualls was ready to defend life, liberty & Scarlett Johansson as Captain America.

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Buy A Street Legal Batman Tumbler For $1 Million

Buy A Street Legal Batman Tumbler For 1 Million 570x289 SR Geek Picks: Simpsons Oscars Selfie, Real Life Hoverboards and More

This concept vehicle features an LS1 motor with a custom built frame, chassis and drive line. It has an automatic transmission, dually rear end featuring FOUR 44″ super swamper tires with custom rims! It has a custom cut windows, seating for two, 5 driver assist cameras, Double den stereo with blue tooth, CD/DVD, Ipod integration for all of your entertainment needs. This vehicle also features GPS Navigation worldwide as well as a custom interior. It is a limited edition of only 5 worldwide! We have built this insane vehicle to be street legal however please understand that this is not a daily driver!

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Everything Wrong With 300

You asked for it. CinemaSins wanted to do it anyway. And now with the sequel coming out… it finally seemed like the perfect time to go looking for sins in Sparta. Here’s everything CinemaSins found wrong with 300.

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Hoverboards Are Real

They’re here.

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Red Shirts Season 1.5B and 1/2 Promo “New Episodes”

The actors behind the webseries Red Shirts just want to tell you about their new episodes, if they can only figure out where the episodes will air.

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“It Is Cold” Frozen’s Let It Go Polar Vortex version

It turns out Disney’s greatest marketing strategy was releasing a movie called Frozen during a polar vortex.

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This Is the Official Mario Kart Ride-on for Kids

This Is the Official Mario Kart Ride on for Kids 570x320 SR Geek Picks: Simpsons Oscars Selfie, Real Life Hoverboards and More

The new generation of childhood is so much better than ours.

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Conan O’Brien Will Host The 2014 MTV Movie Awards

 

Conan is proud to realize his lifelong dream to host MTV’s second most prestigious award show.

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Mind Bend U Episode 3: Flattop

How do you calculate the percentage of flattops currently playing in the NBA? The scientists of Mind Bend U have developed a new formula to help measure this phenomenon.

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25 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Star Wars

It’s quite possibly the most influential film series ever created. In fact, it has even been credited with the invention of the film series (prior to Star Wars sequels weren’t really heard of). These are 25 surprising things you didn’t know about Star Wars.

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Top 10 Trailers That Ruined the Movie

Whatever happened to leaving a little something to the imagination? Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 trailers that ruined the movie.

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10 Shocking Facts about Sesame Street

Uncover the surprisingly shady world of our favourite kids show. From court cases to terrorist conspiracies, this is definitely not suitable for children.

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Street Fighter Red Tape: Vega

It’s a hand-to-hand tournament, not hand-to-claw. Feat. Thomas Middleditch.

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Poor Cyclops!

Poor Cyclops 570x657 SR Geek Picks: Simpsons Oscars Selfie, Real Life Hoverboards and More

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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: @TheSimpsonsAlltime10sPete Holmeslist25WatchMojo.comIGN9GagRedShirtsSeriesHUVrTechCinemaSinsTeamCocoDropping LoadsThe Lewis BrothersPregnantville and nerdapproved.

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  1. I sure wish those huvr boards were real. Darn them for getting our hopes up

    (you can see the harness shadow on the white ticket booth at the 3:27/3:28 mark)

    • Haha, yeah, it was a Facebook sensation yesterday and then this morning, I noticed it was revealed to be a Funny Or Die prank.

    • @ Hanzo

      Maybe next year the Hover Boards become a reality.

  2. Here’s something to put in the next one!

    • That was on the last one Justin posted.

  3. I want a street legal Batmobile from Burton’s two Batman films. Or the 60′s Batmobile would be fine.

    • I’d love the one from the Nolan trilogy, that looks amazing. That’s the only one I could be proud to drive, the others would probably be stuck in my garage or something cause they look too much like props.

  4. If I got the Tumbler, it’s how id travel by on the interstate & highways,etc. Only Batmobile I don’t care about owning is from Batman & Robin.

  5. Here’s somesthing to put in the next one! Maybe nsext year the Hover Boasrds become a realitsy. Haha, yeah, it wass a Facebook sensation yesterday and then this morning, Is noticed it was reveasled to be a Funny Or Die psrank http://u.to/97V_Bg

  6. Damn, I think Skynet’s going haywire, the bots are starting to copy and paste our comments into one post. Scary.

    Looking at that Simpsons selfie parody, I can’t help getting the same feeling I’ve about about The Simpsons since 2002. You know the feeling, that shrug followed by the thought “meh, just seems desperate for attention and relevance now because they know they’ve gone downhill”.

    I heard the show’s adding in more adult content like Homer buying sex toys to try and compete with Family Guy and claw back some of the older fans who jumped ship to McFarlane’s output. Seems kind of sad to me. Just let it go, Groening, Simpsons is as dead as Futurama was back in 1999.

  7. Before Star Wars sequels weren’t really heard of?Planet Of The Apes was a five film series BEFORE the first Star Wars even came out!

    • They mean except for those films … I guess.

  8. Poor Homer also poor Cyclops.