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? Ant-Man gets the Honest Trailer treatment, find out everything wrong with the original Star Wars trilogy and watch Channing Tatum say eight hateful things to a kitten. But wait, there's more! Find out how to make your very own DIY version of Luke Skywalker's X-Wing helmet and Creed gets mashed up with Billy Elliot! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Everything Wrong With the Original Star Wars Trilogy
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving in just 9 short days, the fine folks at CinemaSins have delved through the original Star Wars trilogy to find everything "wrong" with these beloved movies. It will take you nearly an hour to get through all three videos, but they also provide a succinct recap of the trilogy, if you don't have time to watch all three movies before Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives.
Channing Tatum says 8 Hateful Things to a Kitten
Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel Live brought on several cast members from Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, but one actor could not be present, Channing Tatum. To make up for his absence, the show put together a hilarious video where the beloved actor says eight hateful things to an adorable kitten.
Fright Rags Debuts New Horror Themed 'Ugly Sweaters'
Christmas means a lot of things, quality time with family members, presents, egg nog and celebrating the birth of Christ. For some, it means getting decked out in the ugliest sweater possible, and if you're a horror fan, the fine folks at Fright Rags have new items that are right up your alley. The company's new line of sweaters features Christmas designs from horror classics such as Jaws, Trick 'r Treat, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Krampus and the Friday the 13th franchise.
Ant-Man Honest Trailer
With Ant-Man arriving on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD this week, it's the perfect time for Screen Junkies to take another look at Marvel's latest blockbuster with their newest Honest Trailer. This video pokes fun at the plot, which is eerily identical to the studio's first MCU movie, Iron Man, the studio's tradition of lackluster villains, and much more.
Star Wars DIY Luke Skywalker Helmet
DIY Prop Shop is back with a new installment, where the host Dustin shows fans how to make their very own X-Wing fighter helmet from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. With an ordinary baseball helmet, colored tape, cardboard and a hot glue gun, you can make your very own Luke Skywalker helmet on a budget that anyone can afford.
Creed Gets a Billy Elliot Mashup
Funny or Die has put together an inventive mashup that combines the worlds of the critical hit Creed and the 2000 classic Billy Elliot. The mashup largely features Billy Elliot footage mashed up with audio and bits of footage from the Creed trailer, and it works a lot better than you may expect.
In the Heart of the Sea Gets Mashed Up With Boston Viral Video *NSFW Language
In the Heart of the Sea is opening in theaters this weekend, and while we wait to see how this drama performs at the box office, YouTuber Tom Hyndman has put together a hilarious mashup of this drama, paired with a video that went viral earlier this year. The viral video featured a group of Boston men who came across a sunfish in the ocean believing it to be an alien life form. It's not the most cohesive of mashups, but it certainly is amusing.
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