Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Stephen Colbert breaking character; the best Star Wars bounty hunters; what Home Alone would look like as a horror film; and a Hobbit personality test. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, Flavorwire has The 30 Best Movie Posters of 2014.
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The ThinkGeek Star Wars Holiday Special: Episode III
Part 3 of 9 in our epic battle to make sense of the travesty of the 1978 disaster.
Best Star Wars Bounty Hunters
In this installment of the StarWars.com 10, we’re picking the galaxy’s top mercenaries, from sharpshooting shapeshifters to killer Kyuzo.
The Hobbit Personality Chart
by Casey Hayden (graphic design by Meagan Malone)
Professor Tolkien, in his meticulous creation of Middle-Earth, brought to the world iconic characters and archetypes that would be emulated and built-upon forever after. Of course faerie stories have been around for centuries, but there is really no disputing that Tolkien wrote the original “sourcebook” for D&D and kindled the fires that built Westeros.
Tolkien was open to the tales of Middle-Earth expanding after his passing, which is lucky for superfans like us, Peter Jackson, and Stephen Colbert.
What better way to honor the final cinematic chapter of this high fantasy masterpiece than to apply modern-day personality theory to the characters and find out…
Carol of the Bells – Sung by Mickey and Friends
Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pete want to wish you a Merry Christmas on this new Cartoon Cover as they sing Carol of the Bells, Acapella, in 4 part harmony! Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!
If HOME ALONE Was A HORROR Film
Nick Offerman Reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Jimmy runs out of time to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, so Nick Offerman tells a shortened, more casual rendition.
Holiday Flip Cup with Amy Adams
Jimmy and Amy Adams go head-to-head in the classic drinking game Flip Cup with a seasonal twist.
Blade Runner – What to Watch Before You Die
Ridley Scott’s seminal adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” was a groundbreaking work of science fiction moviemaking. Though Blade Runner originally tanked at the box office, it’s a subject of constant discussion in film classes and science fiction conventions alike. It asks philosophical questions, is visually stunning, stars Harrison Ford playing to his strengths… and serves as an interesting object lesson in what a director’s vision brings to the final cut of a movie.
Stephen Colbert Cracks Up
A supercut of every time Stephen Colbert broke character in his show’s 10 season run.
How FAST is Santa Claus? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)
How fast would Santa have to go to deliver presents to all the good little girls and boys on his list in one night? We break down the science of Santa Claus on Because Science with Kyle Hill.
LOADOUT: Going In Hot (Live Action Short)
Battlestar Galatica‘s Richard Hatch captains a crew of merchant marines in space who compete with other local haulers in the highly profitable (and extremely dangerous) antiquities and curios shipping business. Gaz and his crew scramble to avert a ship-wide disaster; while racing against the clock and Gaz’s arch nemesis, Mick, in their quest to retrieve a high value cargo payload.
Iconic Western fairytales get an Eastern makeover by Korean artist Na Young Wu.
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: MachinimaPrime, Nerdist, Star Wars, CineFix, Fanpup, ThinkGeek, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Bobby Burns, reddit, Flavorwire and Brian Hull.