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 terrific Tuesday? Learn how to make your very own DIY pulse rifle from Alien, we have a breakdown of the 10 most important film movements, and nine Game of Thrones mysteries are broken down. But first, the iconic Straight Outta Compton music video gets recreated in Grand Theft Auto V. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Straight Outta Compton Music Video In Grand Theft Auto V *NSFW Language
With the success of Straight Outta Compton at the box office last weekend, Animal Robot has created the iconic rap group's music video for the hit song through the blockbuster video game Grand Theft Auto V. Be warned, if you're underage or at work, this is the uncensored version of the classic song, with explicit lyrics, but it's still a wonderful homage to the group and their breakthrough music.
Straight Outta Compton's Least Controversial Rap
Any movie, TV show or song that becomes an overnight hit is always subject to parody, so it shouldn't be surprising that Straight Outta Compton is a new target, so to speak. On last night's Conan, the talk show host introduced a "scene" from the movie that showed the rap group N.W.A.'s "least controversial rap,' which ingeniously replaces the lyrics to their song "F---k the Police" with a rhyme about Fresca.
9 Greatest Unsolved Game of Thrones Mysteries
When Season 5 of Game of Thrones came to an end earlier this summer, it brought both fans of the show and the books to the same place, since author George R.R. Martin hasn't finished the last two novels yet. While we wait for Game of Thrones Season 6, IGN has broken down nine unsolved mysteries that fans are awaiting answers for.
Make Your Own Alien DIY Pulse Rifle
DIY Prop Shop is back with a new how-to video, where host Dustin McLean builds a homemade version of the Alien pulse rifle. He spent just $27 for a toy gun, and with some spraypaint, cardboard and ingenuity, this wonderful pulse rifle prop was born. Be sure to check back over the next few weeks to see what he makes next.
Top 10 Film Movements in Cinematic History
Cinefix is honoring cinema's past by breaking down the top 10 film movements in cinematic history. This 12-minute video breaks down the Scandanavian Revival, German Expressionism and the Golden Age of Hollywood and many more, giving fans a dose of history that helps break down the films of the past that influence today's films.
Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter Video Game Mashup
The fine folks at Dorkly have put together an amusing video where they show why a crossover of the popular video game properties Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter simply would not work. This video hilariously shows us how these hit characters would clash with each other, although the scales are tipped against one of these beloved franchises, for sure.
The Crazy Things People Believe About Celebrities
College Humor took to the streets of Hollywood to prove that average L.A. citizens will believe anything about celebrities, if this information is presented by "someone who looks like a newscaster" who is holding a microphone. These citizens have no clue that there isn't an actual movie called Explosion, directed by Michael Bay, that will just be one 90-minute explosion shot from different angles, and that Ariana Grande has changed her name to Ariana Vente.
Kevin Spacey Plays Phone Booth on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon introduced a new game on last night's show entitled Phone Booth, with Kevin Spacey doing the honors of being the first guest to play. This bizarre game features Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Spacey answering trivia questions, but for each wrong answer, a different, random celebrity must join them in a cramped phone booth.
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