Category Archives: Real Genius

A Multimedia Celebration of Real Genius

Released during August of ’85 Real Genius has come to mean different things to different people, and some feel the need to create something. This is great for fans of the movie, because if you drift just a little off the center line you’ll be rewarded with some interesting discoveries. We did just that and here are a few of things we found.


Inspired by a shirtless Val Kilmer, penning some poetry was Anameroma’s way to express how she was feeling.

Real Genius

by Anameroma

There’s no fear in the place
I’m going to be in a few years,
In the time it takes to tune a piano,
In the decades of a dog’s wagging tail.
There’s nothing scary there.

When I’m as many years older
As there are seconds in a lightyear,
Or sound waves in wallpaper,
I’ll still be cock-a-doodle-doing perfectly
Dandy in a yellow-spotted bouncy way.

When I’ve said and written as many
Words as there are to say on an afternoon,
And when my heart’s as old and big
As orange and gold, as great as
A slide whistle going up, up, up, then,

I’ll see what I saw when I was
The size of a bright laugh:
That all the world, in its infantile grace,
(Even the places nearly shaded from sight)
Is bursting with unexplainable light.

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Demotivational Poster

Seeing it for the first time in 2011, CrescentMoonDemon was compelled to create a (de)motivational poster.

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Comic Strip

Foxfur leveraged their considerable artistic talent to illustrate one of their favorite quotes from the movie.

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Modern Art

Mind meltingly bright and in your face, hartter gives us a hint at how Kent might have been feeling during his connection with Jesus.

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Mighty Mugg Style

Had to look up what Mighty Muggs are (they’re a vinyl–plastic collectible toy series made by Hasbro. The toys resemble super deformed versions of characters from the following franchises: Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe, and Transformers), and after checking a few out we have to say Calcifer-Boheme created an awesome Chris Knight version.

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Hand Made Bunny Slippers

Violet–Gypsy fabricated their own pair of bunny slippers!

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Digital Art

DrZime shows some love to the tender-hearted Jordan Cochran and offers up this tribute.

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YouTube ’80s Movie Spotlight

There’s a huge selection of full movies you can watch on YouTube. Check out these three awesome cult flicks you can watch in their entirety for free!

Akira (1988) HD full English dub

Jaw-dropping animation along with an incredible soundtrack, Akira has much to do with bringing the anime culture to the USA. This version is the full audio “good” English dub.

Better Off Dead (1985)

John Cusack and his bitchin’ Camaro!

Real Genius (1985)

One of the most beloved ’80s classics. Written by the same folks who penned Police Academy.

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Cotton Candy From The Reel World: Watch A Supercut Of The Best T-Shirts In Film History

Embedded above: a visual history of the greatest prop t-shirts — and the occasional tank, polo, and sweatshirt — from film! A full list of every tee, film, and year of release is included below after the jump. What’d we miss? Post your thoughts, complaints, and critiques in the comments!

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Because It’s The Internet: A Redditor Transcribed The Questions On The Chalkboard From Doctor Hathaway’s Final Exam In “Real Genius”

Today in needed diversions:

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Side note: I feel sooooooooooooooooooo inadequate right about now.

Compare with screengrabs from Real Genius:

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And finally, let’s all take a moment and marvel at the amazing tee shirt that Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) sports during the test.

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Huge props to Redditor Roger_ for this labor of love. To quote the source material, it is “readily apparent that he has absorbed this material.”

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Tom Cruise Then Now

80’s Actors: Then and Now

A lot of people find it strange that the 80’s actually happened over three decades ago, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise seeing that the style is still present, even among the youth. Granted, it’s a retro style, but the 80’s spirit is alive and well nevertheless.

A lot of the 80’s stars are still famous to this very day, others saw their fame fading and fans wondering just where exactly they have gone. So it’s time for a now-and-then gallery, buckle up and take a trip with the 80’s movie stars.

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer Then Now

Whether you know him as the cute kid from Real Genius, Jim Morrison or Batman, Val Kilmer has surely seen better days as far as his shape goes. But nevertheless, the Iceman from Top Gun is still ranked among the hottest 80’s stars.

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd Then Now

The Ghostbusters star and one of the iconic Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd, hasn’t changed too much since the 80’s and is still easily recognizable. Apart from a few extra pounds, he’s still that same funny guy.

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Rabbits On The Reel: This Supercut Of Bunnies In Film Is Awww-dorable

Care of our sister site,, we present this adorable supercut of bunnies in film. Included in the mix are some obvious selections — Roger Rabbit, Thumper, Harvey — and an appearance by our favorite actor, Val Fucking Kilmer.

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