SR Geek Picks: ‘Pacific Rim’ Causes Intoxication, Pixar Characters as Video Game Heroes, Every X-Man & More

Published 12 months ago by , Updated June 28th, 2014 at 3:49 pm,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Pacific Rim causing intoxication; Pixar characters illustrated as famous video game heroes; every generation of X-Men in one infographic; and the first 5 minutes of 10,000 movies. 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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Pixar Characters Illustrated as Famous Video Game Heroes

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South Africa-based artist Dwayne de Kock has come up with a series of Pixar characters reimagined as famous video game heroes.

In his sketches, Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear undergoes a Mass Effect makeover to become ‘Commander Lightyear’, while Princess Merida from Brave transforms into tough arrow-slinging ‘Brave Raider’ in the style of Tomb Raider‘s Lara Croft.

Check out de Kock’s illustrations here.

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Weird Gamer Guy at MONSTERPALOOZA – Hooked On Onyx

Onyx the Fortuitous (Weird Gamer Guy) hits up Monsterpalooza to check out the show, talk some horror with fans and even dress up as The Wolfman…with interesting results.

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Every Generation of “X-Men” in One Infographic

In honor of the franchise’s 50th anniversary, Marvel and We Love Fine have commissioned this sprawling “Battle Of The Atom” infographic that explores the evolution of the X-Men’s membership. Illustrated by Leigh Wortley, the piece features a whopping 150 characters, channeled all through a simple, stylish, black and white filter and arranged chronologically.

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The project’s vast scope speaks to just how deep the roster is at Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters. Also meriting effusive praise: the stripe-y bars used to render Colossus (4th row, 2nd from the right).

Stumped? Answer key here. Prints and t-shirts available here and here, respectively.

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The First 5 Minutes of 10,000 Movies

Why watch just 1 movie when you can watch 10,000 at the same time?

Click the Zoom annotations if you want to zoom into that section of the video for a closer look.

Change the quality to “original” to watch in 4k resolution.

Fun fact: it took over a month to render this 5 minute version. The original idea was to make this video feature length, but a 2 hour version would have taken several years to render.

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NEXT PAGE: ‘Pacific Rim’ causes intoxication

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Pacific Rim Causes Intoxication – Who Knew?!

The gang’s getting drunk again. This time, it’s while watching some good old Pacific Rim action.

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How to Become Benedict Cumberbatch

Want Benedict Cumberbatch’s celebritydom? Find out how he got it in this week’s episode of How to Become!

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Hotel Guests

Stuck in a strange city, Karen Davenport is simply looking for a safe and quiet place for the night. Is the hotel room she finds merely a shabby refuge, or is it a trap set for an unsuspecting traveler?

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Best Non Scary Halloween Movies

Mackenzie and Grant The Cameraman have the low down on the top Halloween movies for non scary movie viewers!

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NEXT PAGE: The pros and cons of being Dracula

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Star Wars: Theatrical Re-Release Trailer

This trailer for the theatrical re-release of Star Wars showcases many of the film’s most famous scenes and features some surprises — including unfinished lightsaber effects during the duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also notable is the narration, which describes the movie as “a billion years in the making,” and the closing graphic that celebrates the film’s Academy Awards.

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Pros and Cons: Being Dracula

With Halloween just days away, Jimmy weighs the good and the bad of being Dracula.

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Mission Report: Back to the Future In Real Life

For our latest mission we brought the movie Back To The Future to life in a public plaza near the Met Life Clock Tower in Manhattan. A time traveling Delorean suddenly appeared, and Doctor Emmett Brown leaped from the vehicle to warn Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker that they were about to see themselves from ten minutes in the future, the consequences of which could be disastrous. Moments later a second Marty and Jennifer (played by identical twin actors) arrived on the scene.

Full Story

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Paul Gerke as Paul Burgundy

Funniest Sportscast Ever as Idaho On Your Side Sports Director Paul Gerke gets into the Halloween spirit.

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NEXT PAGE: Horror movies starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

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The Legacy of STAN WINSTON: Blood and Guts with Scott Ian

Join host Scott Ian as he explores the legacy of the late great Stan Winston, exploring the history of Stan Winston Studios and the Stan Winston School of Character Arts.

Check out the Bonus Scenes

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REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HORROR f. Harley Morenstein & Brea Grant!

The Real Housewives of Horror follows five of the most murderous women in the country as they enjoy the gory and gruesome lifestyle that only Horror can provide.

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Horror Movies Starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn make a great comedic duo. Not so much with horror…

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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: FandangoDonovan MooreImprov EverywherelatenightStar WarsCineFix, NonSequiturMedia, buzzfeedNerdist and itsreal85vids.

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  1. Liked the X-Men poster so much I ordered one for myself!

    • It was pretty cool.
      The names of the xmen would have been nice also.

  2. that 10,000 movies thing is kinda cool. reminds me of the all 6 star wars at once thing. All I could recognize was Matrix. Had to zoom in to 10 X 10 in order to see it tho.

  3. The X-Men poster is pretty awesome. Its missing a few characters like Sabertooth and Mystique but its still awesome.

    • Mystique is right there under Collosus in the 1966-1969 category

      • And Sabertooth is to Mystiques right…

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