Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find James Gunn surprising fans at Dragon Con; everything wrong with Taken 2 in 14 minutes or less; a badass zombie apocalypse short film; and the top 10 shows of the 1990s. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
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Guardians of the Galaxy Director Surprises Fans!
James Gunn (director of Guardians of the Galaxy) and his brother Sean (who played a couple roles in the film) surprised Marvel cosplayers at Dragon Con in Atlanta. Avengers comic book artist George Perez also showed up to hang with fans.
Everything Wrong With Taken 2 in 14 Minutes Or Less
With a new Liam Neeson ass-kicking adventure headed to theaters, we thought it was time to take out Taken 2, dust it off, and see how many more sins it has than the first Taken. Answer: A few more.
Super Zero – Bad Ass Zombie Apocalypse Short Film
Fangirls and Spoilers (with Allyn Rachel)
How well do fangirls handle spoilers? as amy jenkins is about to learn, pretty badly.
The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: Malcolm Gladwell
Veep’s Gary Cole is a Busy Gentleman – Speakeasy
Top 10 Decade Defining Shows: 1990s
This decade was more known for the rise of the internet, but it also saw some great television. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 decade defining TV shows of the 1990s.
Top 10 Cold War Movies
The arms race, the space race, international espionage and an on-going threat of worldwide nuclear destruction, the Cold War was as fascinating as it was frightening, making it the perfect fodder for some brilliant filmmaking. Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 Cold War movies.
The Waze Runner
Inspired by the navigation app that lets you outsmart traffic, and the upcoming Maze Runner movie, THE WAZE RUNNER tells the story of teenagers trying to navigate a killer maze, with Waze.
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.
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