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? Learn how to make your very own DIY Deadpool costume, M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening gets an Honest Trailer and the familiar voice of Chewbacca gets an EDM remix. Also, Game of Thrones meets Bob's Burgers in an entertaining mashup. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
The Martian Meets Pixar's WALL-E
Have you noticed any similarities between The Martian and Disney Pixar's WALL-E? If so, then you'll love this wonderful mashup trailer by Tony Dolezal, which keeps the dialogue of The Martian trailer but shows footage from WALL-E. The result is quite impressive, and we even have a split-screen video that compares the original trailer for The Martian with this edit of WALL-E.
Chewbacca EDM Remix
Star Wars' beloved wookie Chewbacca has one of the most distinct voices in all of cinema, and now, thanks to one talented DJ, he has his own electronic dance music (EDM) remix. Eclectic Method has put together a fascinating track that remix's Chewbacca's roars, along with bits and pieces of Star Wars dialogue. Even if you aren't a big EDM fan, this 90-second track is incredibly impressive.
DIY Deadpool Costume
Cinefix's Homemade Movies video series is back this week, with an extensive video that shows you how to make your very own Deadpool costume. This will surely be one of the hottest costumes for cosplayers next year, after the comic book adaptation hits the big screen in February, and this 13-minute video shows how you can make one yourself. While they don't give a price for how much it might cost to put this suit together, it looks like it could be made rather inexpensively.
The Happening Honest Trailer
In honor of M. Night Shyamalan's new movie The Visit, the Screen Junkies crew is back with a new Honest Trailer, breaking down the filmmaker's 2008 bomb The Happening. The narrator gleefully tears apart this dreadful "thriller," poking fun at the title, Mark Wahlberg's "Donnie Wahlberg-level performance" and the film's "villain."
Game of Thrones Meets Bob's Burgers
Imgur user CarlosDanger101 has used his artistic skills to draw several characters from Game of Thrones in the style of Fox's animated series Bob's Burgers. All of your favorites from Westeros are here, including Jon Snow, Bran Stark, Hodor and even The Night's King from this past season. You can visit CarlosDanger101's Imgur page for the full gallery, including all of the main houses in Westeros.
City In Crisis Spoofs Batman
Mondo Media has put together a humorous web series entitled City in Crisis, that takes a much different look at Batman. In this animated series, Batman still does fight crime in Gotham, and responds to the Bat-Signal whenever Jim Gordon turns it on. However, we learn quickly that Gordon only turns on the Bat-Signal to discuss his life problems with the Dark Knight. The series was created by Ellery VanDooyeweert and Kevin Pavlovic, and you can check out the first five episodes in the video player above.
When they're not giving us hilarious animated alternate endings, the folks at How It Should Have Ended are mashing up different movies in their ongoing series Movie Mash. Their latest animated video brings together Cast Away and Jaws, which shows what it would be like if the shark from Jaws was stranded on an island.
Catalina Wine Mixer Becomes Reality
Any fan of the 2008 comedy Step Brothers will surely appreciate this item. The folks at the Descano Beach Club on Catalina Island are holding the very first Catalina Wine Mixer on Saturday, September 12. The event runs from noon to 9 PM, featuring music from The Dan Band, the actual band from the movie, Adam Lasher from American Idol and Tom Sollis. It isn't known if Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have any plans on crashing the party, but if you have no plans this Saturday, check out VisitCatalinaIsland.com for ticket information.
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