SR Geek Picks: Action Movie Mullets, ‘Doctor Who’ Plot Twists & 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 a Muppet Christmas film; Shia LaBeouf directing a new short film; 10 huge Moffat plot twists that pose bigger questions; and Christopher Lee’s Christmas single. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, WhatCulture has 10 Awful Movie Kill Quips So Bad They’re Good.

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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The 13 Worst Films Of 2013

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If you listen to the wrong kind of people (cultural pessimists, that is), every year is the worst year in cinema, at least since the last one. But as we learned last year, high highs tend to come with low lows. In a year that saw the release of such instant classics as 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Inside Llewyn Davis, and many more, there were also scads of terrible contributions to the greater world of movie-going. High highs, people, and low lows. Let’s try to make next year alittle better, or at least let’s aim to populate it with satires that actually try to be funny, sequels that aren’t a disgrace to their franchise history, and nothing even remotely resembling inAPPropriate Comedy 2.

While there were certainly more than a mere thirteen bad movies that hit the big screen this year (and, yes, we’re more than eager to see your contributions in the comments), here are thirteen that stuck out to us in the most unforgettable of ways. We’ve come to bury them, and certainly not to praise them, so here are thirteen films that we’re giddily throwing in the grave.

For the full list, check out FilmSchoolRejects.

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The Muppets – A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)

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12 of Peter O’Toole’s Best (and Most Underrated) Performances

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Peter O’Toole was incapable of playing casual parts. Regal in bearing, flamboyant in behavior, and intelligent in expression, he was the kind of actor who immediately brought grandeur to the lowliest of characters and the most minor of movies.

Vulture has a journey through some of his best, as well as some of his most underappreciated, performances.

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HowardCantour.com (Film by Shia LaBeouf)

This is the story of Howard Cantour. A warrior, a film critic. He lives his live vicariously through movies and in movies. But Howard is no sell out, he’s says it like he sees it. This is a story of his life and struggle about reviewing his film hero’s movie.

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Doctor Who: 10 Huge Moffat Plot Twists That Pose Bigger Questions

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‘The Time of the Doctor’ is nearly upon us, as his fobwatch approaches Twelve. Matt Smith’s tenure in the TARDIS is all but complete, and as we look to the future with Peter Capaldi, it’s also a time to look back at the Eleventh Doctor. But if you’re looking for sugary nostalgia here, I’ll direct you now to the “X Reasons to Miss Matt Smith” articles. What about all the questions we still want answers to?

Moffat loves a plot twist. He’s known for them: he’s brought the lead characters from both his big dramas back from what was almost certainly their death scene, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, twist-wise.

Every twist creates a fissure in story-telling and we’re hoping that Moffat will paper over the cracks in ‘The Time of the Doctor’. Here are ten twists that left gaping questions; some of them will be resolved at Christmas, some of them we’ll never know.

Head over to WhatCulture for the full list.

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  1. If the FilmSchoolRejects really put movies like A Good Day to Die Hard and Gangster Squad into that very short list of the “worst movies” of 2013, they sure chose a very apt name for their website. Either that or they watch way, way, way too few movies, if that’s all they could come up with.

    • I think they were going for sucky movies that people will actually recognize. And in their defense Die Hard 5 truly did suck. I never saw Gangster Squad so idk about that one.

      • No, it couldn’t have sucked, because I genuinely enjoyed it, bought it on Blu-ray and watched it again. My word is the law on that. :D

        • Oh! my bad. I thought you meant to say that there were other movies this year that were worse than Die Hard 5 or something. I didn’t know you liked it. Sry for bagging on it, I just wasn’t a fan.

          • Hehe, that’s okay. ;)

            I recognize that it doesn’t even remotely hold a candle to the original Die Hard, but I still enjoyed it for what it is. But yeah, there were much worse movies out there than what they came up with. At least they have a really bad movie in there with that Haunted House flick, so the list isn’t a complete failure.

    • Agreed. The only ones on that list I’ve seen that truly deserve to be on there are A Haunted House (although it was better than Scary Movie V…which isn’t on their list) and Movie 43. Although I’ve heard nothing but hate for Getaway, so that probably deserves it too, just haven’t seen it myself. Other movies on there like Die Hard 5, Gangster Squad, Parker, and Jack the Giant Slayer I actually genuinely enjoyed. Not saying any of them are at the top of my 2013 list, but definitely not at the bottom either.

  2. Surprised with all of those Dr. Pepper product placements. Some of those are truly awful. At least with X-2′s case, I can barely recognize that it’s a Dr. Pepper Bottle.

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