Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find an X-Men film retrospective; some Latino X-Men auditions; how Samurai films and a car crash are responsible for Star Wars; the science of Game of Thrones; and the top 10 most anticipated movies of 2014. 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!

7 X-Men Facts to Prove Your Mutant Trivia Powers!

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be out soon, and the kind folks over at CineFix want to make sure you’re fully in the know before you get in line for that midnight showing!

The X-Men Retrospective (2000-2014)

The day has come at last, the release of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is here and we couldn’t be more excited as our favorite mutants all come together for the ultimate showdown. To celebrate this awesome moment, my friend/fellow professional editor Joel Walden and I decided that we’d collaborate for the first time and bring you this retrospective which expands across the entire X-Men film franchise which began 14 years ago. We’re massive fans of the franchise and proud of what it has evolved into so this was a blast to make. We hope you all enjoy it!

Latino X-Men Auditions

What do Al Pacino, George Lopez and Wilmer Valderrama have in common? They’ve all auditioned for X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

NSFW Language.

X-Men Toys of Future Past – Toy Pizza (Ep. 16)

Toys of Future Past! Professor X sends Nicky, Cade, and Jesse back in time to review X-Men action figures new & old.
Starting with Secret Wars Wolverine, the boys travel through the dark realms of Applause PVC figurines, finally finding redemption with Toybiz then Hasbro’s Marvel Legends. Disclaimer- Toy Pizza is a proud supporter of mutant rights worldwide!

TV Villains take on Darth Vader in Epic Rap Battle Parody!

Television’s top villains take on the Dark Lord, Darth Vader in the Greatest Rap Battles of Villainy! Who lives? Who dies? You gotta watch the battle to find out! We pit Joffrey of House Baratheon (Game of Thrones) versus Frank Underwood (House of Cards), Walter White (Breaking Bad), and Darth Vader (Star Wars) with an unexpected winner!

NSFW Language.

How are Samurai Films Responsible for Star Wars?!? – Film School’d

How are Samurai films and a car crash responsible for Star Wars? How did World War II affect the global film industry in the 20th century? Why are Jedi called Jedi??

Elsa Rhae’s Face Paints

Elsa Rhae’s Face Paints 570x344 SR Geek Picks: X Men Movie Retrospective, Game of NBA Thrones & More

Makeup artist and video editor Elsa Rhae paints her face in her spare time to perfect her art. GeeksAreSexy has a few examples of what she can do.

Cooler Scooter Race with Hugh Jackman

Jimmy and Hugh race around The Tonight Show halls on some high-speed cooler scooters while dodging a Memorial Day parade crowd.

Game of Thrones, NBA Edition (Game of Zones)

HBO’s hit show Game Of Thrones gets spoofed with animated NBA teams.

The Science of Game of Thrones

Valar more-curious!

Game of Thrones: Map Marker Set with Map from ThinkGeek

$199.99 at ThinkGeek.

IF Michael Bay Did The Birds & The Bees

Earth’s invaders are everywhere. They rule the skies. Our only hope? A rag tag crew of mavericks and a top secret weapon.

King Leonidas’ Sword (300) – MAN AT ARMS

Every other Monday, master swordsmith Tony Swatton forges your favorite weapons from video games, movies, and television. This week, he recreates King Leonidas’ sword from 300! THIS IS SPARTA!

Adam WarRock “Granger Style” [Hermione Rapz]

For all the ladies….who are also wizards…and nerdy. Or something.

Rejected Godzilla Trailer

This summer… prepare to look UP.

Ukulele Master Jake Shimabukuro plays FAMILY GUY, FRIENDS, & More!

Jam with Jake Shimabukuro on ukulele versions of the Family Guy theme, “I’ll Be There For You” from Friends, James Bond, and The Addams Family!

Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014

It’s another year chock full of exciting pictures to look forward to! Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 most anticipated movies of 2014.

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

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