Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wonderful Wednesday? Find out what the Harry Potter franchise would look like with an R rating,Magic Mike gets an Honest Trailer, and check out Nicolas Cage as every Game of Thrones character. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Harry Potter gets R Rated
Ever wonder what the Harry Potter franchise would look like with an R rating? Fine Brothers Entertainment has put together a side-splitting five-minute animated video that takes memorable scenes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and gives this classic, family-friendly story an R-rated twist. In this video, Potter's aunt and uncle are far more physically abusive, the Sorting Hat is a racist prick and Quidditch gets deadly.
Magic Mike Honest Trailer
Just in time for the release of Magic Mike XXL, Screen Junkies has bestowed upon us the Honest Trailer for its predecessor, 2012's Magic Mike. The video skewers the mundane aspects of a male stripper's life, such as thong-purchasing and evaluating furniture, along with Cody Horn's bizarre laugh.
Nicolas Cage as Every Game of Thrones Character
Reddit user CarlosDanger100 utilizes his seemingly considerable Photoshop skills to create rather convincing photos of Nicolas Cage as practically every major character in HBO's Game of Thrones. We have just a handful of these images above, with the actor portraying Ned Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Jamie Lannister and Arya Stark, but you can check out the whole collection on his Imgur page.
The Sound of Inside Out
Soundworks Collection has put together a fascinating 10-minute video about how the unique sounds for Pixar's Inside Out were created at Skywalker Sound. Director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera take us through the process of developing the sound effects of this animated hit, along with plenty of behind-the-scenes footage of the stars recording their dialogue in the recording booth.
Samurai Jack Fan Film
It's been three years since we've heard anything about the Samurai Jack movie that Genndy Tartakovsky is developing. While we wait for an update, YouTube user AveMagnaDude has created a brief but wonderful tribute to the iconic animated TV series. The one and a half minute video showcases Jack's battle with the shape-shifting demon Aku, and it's so well done many fans may be hoping for an even longer video in the future, or it could even give a jump start to the Samurai Jack movie's development, if this is popular enough.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Battles Anne Hathaway in Superhero Short Film Sidekicks
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Hit Record on TV has created a hilarious five-minute short film entitled Sidekicks, where the actor/filmmaker plays Brock Blaster, a superhero trying to stop the villainous Vivica Virus, played by Anne Hathaway. The video is put together in a unique way, with the actors performing against hand-dawn backdrops and costumes, co-starring Brian & Nick from BriTANick as the hero and villain's sidekicks. Let's just hope we get a sequel.
Drive and Nightcrawler Night Driving Supercut
2011's Drive and last year's Nightcrawler not only show off some of the seedier parts of L.A., but feature a number of gorgeous nighttime driving scenes, which have been cut together by Vimeo user Jack Mugglestone. Set to Kavinsky's "Nightcall," this wonderful video compares how both films give the City of Angels their own unique look
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Asks Kids To Respond To Gay Marriage
In light of the landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Jimmy Kimmel took a camera crew on Hollywood Boulevard during last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where they asked kids to explain same-sex marriage. The results are quite surprising and hilarious.
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