SR Geek Picks: Paul Walker Tribute, Gandalf vs. Dumbledore, Best Supporting Pixar Characters & More

Published 9 months ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 8:57 pm,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find the science of Santa Claus; a dubstep remix for The Walking Dead; the top 10 secondary Pixar characters; words of wisdom from Jaden Smith tweets; and a condensed version of The Sound of Music from Saturday Night Live. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Film School Rejects has 10 Movies to Watch After You’ve Seen the Movies of 2013.

WhatCulture has 10 Utterly Bleak Science Fiction Movies To Ruin Your Day and 5 Frustrating Gaming Moments That Forced Us To Take A Break In 2013.

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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A Tribute to Paul Walker

Paul Walker’s family appreciates the outpouring of love and goodwill from his many fans and friends. They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, that donations please be made to Paul’s charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). Donations can easily be made through their website at http://www.ROWW.org/.

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Top 10 Secondary Pixar Characters

They’re some of the most memorable computer-animated supporting players put up on the big screen. Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 secondary Pixar characters.

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The Sound Of Music: Live and Condensed

In this condensed version of The Sound of Music Live, Captain von Trapp introduces his children, including Dooneese, to their new governess Maria.

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Jaden Smith : Words of Wisdom

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  1. I have noticed over the last few years, that the whole tribute thing is really wearing thin for me.

    • Yep, same here. Especially when people only declare themselves fans once a person had died.

      I can say that I was never a fan of his, still not a fan despite his unfortunate death but instead of making creepy tribute videos and Facebook pages, I donated to his charity then linked to it in the comments section of the article SR posted last weekend for others to do the same.

      • I thought the tribute video was fine :/

        • I liked it also :)

      • I thought the tribute was fine, but it was more of a tribute to him starring in the Fast and Furious movies then it was to him as an actor as a whole. I think if someone does a tribute video then it should encompass the whole career of the person they’re doing the tribute for and not just a few movies.

        • The tribute was done by the FnF people/studio. It was posted on their facebook and they said it was from them. They just didnt label that on here. So if it was from the certain franchise I understand it.

          I found the tribute sad mainly because I enjoy the films and he was a pivotal character in those films, so it seems like an end to an era. Then you find out all the charitable things he did off screen and not for publicity and they just want him to be remembered.

  2. I can say I was of a Fan of Fast and Furious and the entire cast. I have grown up with the FF franchise and it has been a blessing to be able to see one of the most entertaining franchises grow over the years and I will miss it, cause IMO it should end now; at least after 7. Paul Walker started this franchise, let it end with him please. It just doesn’t sound right without him, and it will not be the same.

  3. Dumbledore > gandalf

    • You’ve gotta be kidding!? Gandalf is a flipping imortal, a warrior and kids entertainer all in one.

      • I’d go with Gandalf, but that compare/contract list is still pretty terrible. How the heck is Saruman a better villain than Voldemort?!?

        • Most of that inforgraphic doesn’t make any sense (and even plain wrong – e.g. the magical powers of Gandalf), and the reason for the winners is not given. Bad design.

  4. Santa claus is a time Lord!
    (think about it)

  5. You could not pay me enough money to be in the same room as Jaden Smith for any amount of time whatsoever.

    Or his father for that matter.

  6. Jaden Smith? Is that real? WOW!

  7. Great top 10 list for the sega genesis, Aladdin and sonic were freaking awesome! Some of my other favorites were Home Alone and Toy Story :)

  8. Shenanigans! Harry>Frodo

  9. Top 10 Sega Genesis Games brought back some memories but the left of Wonderboy, California Games, Alex Kidd and Earthworm Jim

  10. I still watch SNL every week. I think the show has always had it’s ups and downs. There will always be skits that work and ones that dont in every episodes.

    Denise has to be one of the worst skits the show has ever produced. Its stupid, crass, and over stays any sort of welcome. To bring back Kristen Wiig, one of the best cast members of the last decade only to have her in such a train wreck of a skit is mind baffling. It is so bad, it is painful to watch. They couldve easily done a straight up Sound of Music parody, but instead they s*** all over it with denise

  11. No more Smith Children, or Will Smith for that matter.
    That whole family is now on my boycott list.

  12. Those impressions were friggin’ good!

    • Yeah, I loved his impressions, especially Jack Sparrow.

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