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 sequence; Triumph 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!
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After Ever After 2 – DISNEY PARODY
What’s on your mind?
Facebook can be depressing because everyone else’s lives are better than yours… But are they really?
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.
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.