SR Geek Picks: Truimph Watches World Cup, Avengers Shawarma Aftermath & 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 an infographic about women directors in the studio system; the Upright Citizens Brigade taking a look at what happened after the beloved Avengers post-credit sequenceTriumph The Insult Comic Dog watches The World Cup; and see your favorite Game Of Thrones characters as Pugs. 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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UCB Presents: Between the Scenes – The Avengers

Sure, it’s cool if the Avengers decide to have a little shawarma in your restaurant after defeating inter-dimensional aliens. But if the Hulk wrecks your joint, don’t expect the insurance company to foot the bill. One restaurant owner will find that out the hardest way (always go for the superhero coverage).

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Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1

The Insult Comic Dog doesn’t need to go all the way to Brazil to experience crazy fans in crowded, filthy bars; New York’s largest borough will do just fine.

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Martin Scorsese – The Art of Silence

WARNING: SPOILERS for Shutter Island (2010), Superman (1978) and Man of Steel (2013)

Even though Martin Scorsese is famous for his use of music, one of his best traits is his deliberate and powerful use of silence. Take a glimpse at fifty years of this simple technique from one of cinema’s masters. For educational purposes only.

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The Pugs of Westeros

The Pugs of Westeros sees Roxy, Blue and Bono playing doggy versions of the main characters; including Joffrey Baratheon, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow.

The pugs’ owners, Phillip Lauer and his wife Sue, have been dressing their pugs up as characters from movies and TV since they were puppies. They normally only shoot still photography but jumped at the chance of creating a mini-movie based on one of their favourite shows.

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Game Of Thrones + Wreck-It Ralph

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This extremely cool fan art mashes Game of Thrones with Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph and Vanellope are portrayed here as The Hound and Arya respectively. Created by James Silvani.

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Honest Trailers – Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump was released 20 years ago this week, so we decided to revisit the classic film that captured the heart of a nation – and beat Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption for Best Picture. For real.

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KILL BILL (Vol 1 and 2) – 8 Bit Cinema

8-bit Cinema “gamifies” your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80′s arcade and NES inspired action!

Today we present Kill Bill in the form of an 8 bit video game! You get both volumes in one convenient video cartridge, packed with action and awesome finishing moves.

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Infographic: Women Directors in the Studio System

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The director’s chair is one of the most influential thrones in Hollywood — and where women are least welcome, particularly at the studios. We’ve made some progress since the days when DGA meetings began with the words“Fellow Directors and Mrs. Lupino” (thank heaven for Ida), but it’s clear that institutional gender discrimination still governs daily business at the Big Six. Here’s an infographic that shows how much further we still have to go, with numbers for each studio.

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After Ever After 2 – DISNEY PARODY

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What’s on your mind?

Facebook can be depressing because everyone else’s lives are better than yours… But are they really?

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Convos With My 2-Year-Old – “ELECTRICITY” – EPISODE 6, Season 3

Actual Conversations With My 3-Year-Old Daughter, as Re-enacted by Me and Another Full-Grown Man. Season 3 Episode 6.

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That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.

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  1. Everyone eating Shawarma after the battle looks pissed off and like they are bored, depressed, and about to blow chunks. Totally useless wasted scene. Just like useless Bruce banner head-shrinking Tony Stark scene. If they can not do good after-credits scenes and easter Eggs, they should skip doing those scenes altogether.

    • Totally agreed. However I chuckled when I first saw that scene, which is more than I can say for the misguided and deeply unfunny parody of a joke above. The original scene was a joke, and this waste of time and effort is just a failed attempt to keep the minimal humor rolling. How did this get written, filmed and presented to us without anyone noticing it isn’t funny? Maybe it’s just me. Reminds me of the way I feel when I see a Marvel One Shot: why does this exist? Who would’ve made this? Who perceives this as worthy entertainment? Is this just for children or is it hiding a soulless cynicism? How much time was wasted on this? Why?

    • The fact that they filmed it AFTER The Avengers had released in UK cinemas with the cast all hastily gathered the day of the official Hollywood premiere should tell you everything you need to know about that particular post-credits scene.

  2. I like the Swarma scene I missed it when I first seen the Avengers.
    I can see how everyone is tired and sore.
    The next Avengers should show them really working well as a team.
    I would like to see more social gatherings after each mission with Thor and Cap not really into the whole party scene.
    With Cap as their leader I can see it being an amazing final battle with Ultron.
    I wonder what post credit scene will be next for the team.

    • Based on how Marvel do their post-credits scenes currently, they like to do one scene where they show something leading up to not the next movie, but the one after that. (Thor 2 – GOTG scene) (Cap 2 – Avengers scene) So GOTG should, by that logic post-credits Ant-Man. Avengers post credits Doc Strange? They then tend to have another post credits that relates to the current film.

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