Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? One fan creates a massive version of Lord of the Rings' Erebor with LEGOS, the short film Frozen Fever gets an Honest Trailer and Christina Applegate takes on the role of a lifetime in a new "biopic" centering on Meryl Streep. But first, the Real Fake History crew breaks down The Walking Dead's Battle of Woodbury. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Real Fake History Takes on The Walking Dead
Real Fake History wraps up its first season with a humorous look at the Battle of Woodbury in AMC's The Walking Dead. Instead of focusing on Rick and The Governor's forces going to war, the show centers on two zombies who were reunited. We hear from "Michonne," who thought something looked different about these two walkers, and confirms that they were a married couple before the apocalypse went down. Plus, stick around for a mini-rant at the end by the wonderful narrator Phil Morris. We're not sure exactly when Real Fake History will be back for Season 2, but you can leave your suggestions for what you think should be covered on the Machinima Youtube page.
Frozen Fever Gets an Honest Trailer
Screen Junkies' Honest Trailer crew take aim at the Disney short film Frozen Fever for this week's installment. This particular title seems to infuriate the hilarious narrator more than most, taking Disney to task for charging fans $20 to own this eight-minute short on Blu-ray, their failure to explain Elsa's ice powers, the bizarre new powers she now possesses in this short, and so much more. This is one of the best honest trailers yet.
Everything Wrong With The Sixth Sense
Cinema Sins has returned to give us a 13-minute breakdown of everything wrong with the film that put M. Night Shyamalan on the map, 1999's The Sixth Sense. As one might imagine, this movie with all of its red herrings and twists, is perfect for a format like this, as they break down plot holes, logistic errors and shudder at the bizarre, nearly unrecognizable cameo by Donnie Wahlberg.
What If Joffrey Was the Hero of Game of Thrones?
If you enjoyed last Friday's video where Harry Potter was portrayed as the villain, then you'll surely enjoy the latest offering from BloodBlitz Comedy, which paints the wicked King Joffrey as the hero in HBO's Game of Thrones. With some clever editing, this video paints Joffrey as a "mistreated boy," without showing any of the despicable acts Joffrey ordered throughout his reign.
Christina Applegate Stars As Meryl Streep In New 'Biopic'
At some point, you know there will be a Meryl Streep biopic made, but we can only hope that it won't be made by Lifetime TV, the network behind The Brittany Murphy Story, Whitney and many more. Funny or Die has put together a video where Christina Applegate plays Meryl Streep in a horrendous Lifetime biopic, where Christina Applegate re-enacts some of Meryl Streep's roles in Doubt, Out of Africa, Adaptation and many more.
Lord of the Rings Erebor Recreated With LEGOS
Michał Kaźmierczak has created a fascinating version of Erebor from Lord of the Rings by using LEGOS. While it isn't known how long it took to create this massive structure, which stands seven feet tall and is six feet wide, he used over 120,000 LEGO bricks to create it. The LEGO builder hopes to find a camera man who can craft a movie around his creation. You can check out Michał Kaźmierczak's Tumblr page for more photos.
Key & Peele's Gremlins 2 Pitch With Actual Footage
In last Friday's Nerd Alert, we showed you a hilarious Key & Peele sketch that offered a look at how the story for Gremlins 2: The New Batch came together, with the help of "sequel doctor" Star Magic Jackson Jr. (Jordan Peele). Today we have a new version of that sketch, thanks to Sir Mashalot, which splices in the actual scenes Star Magic Jackson Jr. is describing into the sketch.
A Compilation of the Same Hannibal Lecter Scene In Three Different Properties
Vimeo user Matthew Morettini has put together a fascinating video that shows the same scene from Thomas Harris' Hannibal Lecter novels in three different properties, the 1986 movie Manhunter, the 2002 movie Red Dragon and the recently canceled NBC series Hannibal. The scene in question features Will Graham visiting Hannibal Lecter to ask for advice on how to "recover the mindset" of a killer, so he can track down the new murderer he's chasing. It's fascinating to see how each of these movies adapts the scene so faithfully from the original novel.
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