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 wonderful Wednesday? The biggest 2015 movies get reimagined in LEGO form, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets an honest trailer and The Raid: Redemption director Gareth Evans debuts a new samurai short film. But wait, there's more! The Flash gets remixed with the original 1990 TV series and one Youtuber goes to great lengths to show how all Adam Sandler movies are connected. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
The Flash 1990s Remix
During the Season 1 finale of The CW's The Flash, the show introduced the singularity known as the Speed Force, a portal between Earth-1 and Earth-2. This season, the show is examining the multiverse, bringing on Teddy Sears to play the Earth-2 Flash, Jay Garrick. Vulture is back with another remix that puts its own spin on the multiverse, splicing footage from this hit series with the original 1990 The Flash series starring John Wesley Shipp.
Explore the Adam Sandler Movie Universe
Ever notice how practically every Adam Sandler movie has some sort of connection of reference to one of his previous movies? Youtuber Shawn Kohne has too, and he went so far as to create an elaborate inter-connected universe that covers practically all of his movies, with the exception of the period comedy The Ridiculous 6. This humorous eight-minute video goes deep down the Sandler rabbit hole, and his work was even noticed by the actor's regular writer, Tim Herlihy.
2015's Biggest Movies Recreated in LEGO
Now that 2015 is completely behind us, the awards season is just starting to heat up, and many fans are looking back on the year that was before the Oscars air next month. If you want a more unconventional look at the year in movies, Toscano Bricks has created a wonderful three and a half minute video that showcases some of this year's most memorable scenes through LEGOS. This video includes scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Walk and many more.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Honest Trailer
While the Screen Junkies Honest Trailer crew normally focuses on movies, they decided to turn to the TV world this week with a six-minute examination of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The video doesn't necessarily criticize the show itself too much, but rather the constraints these creators and producers have to operate under, shoehorning tie-ins to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and much more. It's an entertaining look at the series and its connections to the MCU, if you have six minutes to kill.
The Raid Director Gareth Evans' Samurai Short Film
Last year, director Gareth Evans said fans would have to wait until either 2018 or 2019 for The Raid 3, but it isn't known what the director will be working on in the interim. Earlier this week, the filmmaker debuted a new untitled short film, which essentially serves as a five-minute pre-vis video, designed to showcase "the style and rhythm set out in [The Raid movies] while staying within the parameters of a PG-13 rating." It certainly is a much different setting for the director, but it's just as intriguing as his previous films.
Chris Pine Sings About School Closings on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
As you may know, a massive blizzard has engulfed the East Coast, which has naturally lead to a slew of school closings. Of course, those on the West Coast have been unaffected, but earlier this week, Chris Pine appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he decided to announce some of the East Coast school closings, set to the tune of "Let It Snow."
Finding Dory Easter Egg Spotted in The Good Dinosaur
Pixar has a tradition of sorts, embedding subtle Easter Eggs for their next film in each of their movies. Anoj Crazie has discovered a new Easter Egg in The Good Dinosaur, which teases Finding Dory. This Youtuber also found the infamous Pizza Planet truck hidden within the rocks during another scene.
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