SR Geek Picks: What to Know About 'Planet of the Apes,' 'Terminator' Fan Film, & More!

A 'Terminator' fan film, everything you need to know about 'Planet of the Apes,' everything wrong with 'The Matrix Reloaded,' and more!

Jake Sparrow

Welcome to Screen Rant's "Geek Picks," where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you'll find a great low budget Terminator fan film; the conclusion to Mario Warfare; everything you need to know about Planet of the Apes; and everything wrong with The Matrix Reloaded in 17 minutes or less. All that and more on this edition of SR's Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has Seinfeld Emojis.

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!


Everything you need to know about Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is opening this week to critical acclaim. It's the sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the eighth 'Apes' film overall. Or to put it another way, it's "The Sequel to the Loose Remake of the Conquest of the Planet of the Apes." Okay, so that title isn't quite as catchy. Joshua Topolsky takes a look back at all eight films and makes an impassioned plea to go watch original five-film series right now. Literally. Right. Now. Go.


Terminator Fan Film

Final Transmission: John Conner is a Terminator fan film made for $400.



This finishes what amounts to an 80 minute Mario Brothers feature film.Mario Warfare Episodes 1-8 are available here.

Psychic-style performer Emily Heller invites celebrity clients to look into their futures.



How did a $25,000 bet give rise to the modern film industry? How did Hollywood come to be, well, Hollywood? And where do we go from here? We'll cover 2000 years of moving images in under 10 minutes.


Charades with Halle Berry and Chris Colfer

Jimmy and Glee-star Chris Colfer face-off against Halle Berry and Steve Higgins in a game of charades.


Game of Thrones Rap - Khaleesi

NSFW Language

Music Video performed by The Aak Baby 2014 (U.I.C. Productions)


Between the Scenes: JAWS

UCB Comedy and Nerdist take you Between the Scenes of some of the biggest movies. Find out what happens between the scenes of Steven Spielberg's shark masterpiece, JAWS.

Skilled editing is as effective in the creation of a good film as a writer, director, or performer. Though often overlooked, editing brings shots together to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts. These ten movies are a fantastic illustration of just how important editing can be.

Actual Conversations With My 3-Year-Old Daughter, as Re-enacted by Me and Another Full-Grown Man. Season 3 Episode 8 - SEASON FINALE!


Everything Wrong With The Matrix Reloaded In 17 Minutes Or Less

After the massive success of the critically-acclaimed first Matrix film, you just knew they were going to make a couple quick sequels. And you just knew they were going to find a way to f*ck it up.

Associate Producer and Cosplay Expert, Judy Stephens approaches host and writer of Marvel's The Watcher, Lorraine Cink, to embark on an adventure in Cosplay to create a Marvel costume like never before to reveal at SDCC 2014. Together with professional costumer, Carly Bradt, they are using The Marvel Method: Cosplay.


Game of Thrones, Season 4 – VFX making of reel

Game of Thrones, Season 4 – VFX making of reel from Mackevision on Vimeo.


Game of Thrones Impressions | Season 1-4

Impressions of characters from hit HBO show Game of Thrones.

Jake Sparrow

Cosplay by Stoic-Ambiance. Photo by Estrada Photography.


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

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Top Gun 2 Poster Reveals Trailer Drops Tomorrow
Top Gun 2 Poster Reveals Tom Cruise's New Plane & Confirms Trailer Tomorrow