SR Geek Picks: Football for Nerds, Mex-Men, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Kanye West & More

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 4th, 2014 at 10:06 am,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find a Dark Knight Returns/Up mashup; an X-men sighting in Mexico City; Sesame Street parodying Downton Abbey; the first two installments of a 7 part series with director Joe Carnahan; and what Kanye West would look like if he was in Moonrise Kingdom. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, WhatCulture has a Definitive Guide To Quentin Tarantino Homages, Influences And References.



X-men sighting after Pemex explosion in Mexico City?


Mr. Dark Knight Returns

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Boba Fett Man

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Iron Man’s Halloween costume.


A Nerd’s Guide to American Football

In which Hank talks about American Football (also known as Hand Egg) from the perspective of a nerd…particularly tackling the question of why this sport is so popular.


Brotherhood (Budweiser 2013 Super Bowl Commercial)

See Budweiser’s 2013 Super Bowl ad featuring our famous Clydesdales horses — and introducing our newest foal, who was just 7 days old during the shoot.


Perfect Match (GoDaddy 2013 Super Bowl Commercial)

Danica Patrick watches “sexy meet smart” as supermodel Bar Refaeli experiences #TheKiss in this 2013 Big Game commercial.



Sesame Street Spoofs Downton Abbey

Upside Downton Abbey turns right side up, in this Sesame Street spoof of Downton Abbey.


Marvel Mash-Up Ep. 24: Iron Man

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends learn the secret of Iron Man’s armor.


What Do Quack Studies on Violent Video Games Say?

“Mediaite’s own Tommy Christopher appeared on Current TV’s The Young Turks tonight to discuss his recent column about a popular anti-violent-video-game study that actually concludes guns are to blame.



In this 7-part series, acclaimed director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Narc, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team) joins indi/cult-director Jack Perez (Some Guy Who Kills People, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, La Cucaracha, The Big Empty) for a super candid and sometimes shocking in-depth discussion on the enormous challenges and obstacles faced by filmmakers in Hollywood.


Manipulation, on-set professionalism and making it yourself…


The movies that never were, and the dream projects that might still get made…


Moonrise Kingdom Kanye West

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by Phil Howell


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: WhatCultureCineFixseniorgoldensporkAgnesGarbowskaMARVEL, hatedxloving, TheYoungTurks, MidtownComicsvlogbrotherssesamestreetbudweiser and godaddy.

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  1. I felt kinda bad when I relized a lot of paisanos died in the Pemex Explosion, but all the internet was talking about was how much that guy looked like a fat wolverine =(

  2. Love the interview with Carnahan. Makes me wanna see all his flicks.

  3. the kid in the go daddy commercial is also known as the greatest extra of all time, hes been in the background of SO many movies, austin powers, spiderman to name a few.

  4. And the Oscar for best actress goes to…Bar Rafaeli!

    Hope you enjoyed it, Red. It’s all downhill from here.

  5. I’m not of the sensitive kind, seriously, but the Pemex tower explosion was like two days ago. Fifteen people died and hundreds are injured, this is the definition of a “too soon” scenario.

    • The fifteen people will not be any less dead in a few weeks or months, nor will those that got injured or who lost someone will find it any funnier (if they see it at all). There is no such thing as “too soon”. Either a joke is appropriate or not, but that is determined by the character of the joke and its recipients and not by a timestamp. A joke in bad taste will still be in bad taste in a few months.