Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find an honest trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; a Boba Fett car wrap; Megatron speaking the truth; and an 8-bit Christmas Story. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, Flavorwire has The 25 Best TV Characters of 2014.
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!
Final Cut 2014 – Movie Mashup
Another year has passed and it has been a memorable one folks. 2014 gave us many incredible films from every genre you can think of and I will once again honor the people behind them and their immense efforts by showcasing 330 films that released during the past year. I thank you all for watching and look forward to an even better 2015.
Boba Fett Car Wrap
Megatron Speaks the Truth
Star Wars Christmas Lights Show
Dude Rock Christmas Medley
A Christmas Story – 8 Bit Cinema
8-bit Cinema “gamifies” your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80’s arcade and NES inspired action!
Today we present Ralphie’s epic quest to receive a Red Ryder carbine action 200 shot range model air rifle… in the form of an 8 bit video game! It’s almost as exciting as winning a Major Award!!
Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Prank Jimmy Kimmel
Six13 – Chanukah (Shake It Off)
Honest Trailers – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Epic Low Brass Game of Thrones Theme (Cover)
A few New York City low brass players were joking around at a gig a year ago, talking about how much fun it would be fun to record an arrangement of some cool piece of music with an “extra low” low brass section. (Meaning: an extra special amount of bass trombone players, along with a tuba and a few tenor trombones.) An epic piece of music like the Game of Thrones theme would be perfect for this. The idea almost never got off the ground, due to the expected difficulties in putting something like this together. Two weeks ago, with the current Game of Thrones season coming to a close and the deadline approaching to release this track, they realized there was actually a 90 min timeslot on a random Tuesday afternoon when 6 contrabass trombone players were all going to be free at once. It was time to do it. Once you get Six Contra players in one place, you either run away fast- or join in. Seventeen other top orchestral and commercial NYC low brass players joined them, bringing the ensemble to 23 players, and this is the result. Enjoy the sound.
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.
Today’s picks have been brought to you by: Tom BetGeorge, The Lewis Brothers, BoveAudio, Screen Junkies, Six13Sings, Flavorwire, Jimmy Kimmel Live, LTavvy, CineFix, JoBlo Movie Trailers and Joshua Knuth.