Today, we start a new tradition here on Atom Insider: Giving a shout-out to some of our friends around these here internet parts holding it down in the realm of movie journalism and pop culture. We’ll bring you the most thought-provoking pieces, the funniest takes, and other bits and pieces you might have missed this week, all gathered here for your entertainment.

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Hollywood Homeless: Screenwriter Todd Farmer on the harsh reality of being a working Hollywood screenwriter – including being homeless between gigs – Birth.Movies.Death.

Long Live the King: Rob Harvilla makes one hell of a case for why Black Panther deserves to win Best Picture – The Ringer

Academy Awards Awkward: In case you missed it, the Academy has decided to cut live awards presentation from four categories from the Oscars – Screen Crush

…and people aren’t happy about it. Like, at all.

Even the ever-diplomatic and thoughtful Guillermo del Toro had some thoughts:

Oscars Fallout: That shakeup and the tumult around the Academy Awards this year has led some people to speculate whether or not the Oscars will eventually move to streaming – The Observer

Moving on…

O, Captain, Our Captain: It’s no secret Brie Larson has gotten ripped to play the half-human, half-Kree hybrid superhero Captain Marvel. So much so that she just pushed an entire freaking Jeep by herself. You know, as you do. – Screen Rant

Nevertheless She Persisted: Speaking of Brie Larson, THR had a great in-depth feature on her this week. She’s feisty, funny, and fighting for women in Hollywood every single day. Literally. – The Hollywood Reporter

Sometimes, Dead Is Better: Kristy Puchko (who also writes here on Atom!) begrudgingly comes around on loving the Happy Death Day franchise just in time for Happy Death Day 2UPajiba

Into The Spider-Dance: LA dance troupe Kinjaz put together a choreographed dance set to Post Malone’s “Sunflower” from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack and it’s incredible – iO9

Marmalade Sandwiches For Everyone: The director’s commentary track for Paddington 2 is delightful and there are some fabulous little tidbits to learn from it – Film School Rejects

Our New Umbrella-ella-ella: Comic book adaptation The Umbrella Academy is dropping on Netflix this week. Here are all the characters and cast to keep the oddball bunch of weirdoes straight. – Comic Book Resources

Monster Mash(up): With Universal’s monster movies universe being rebooted – again – a group of horror experts weigh in on who they think should direct each movie – /Film

Let us know what stories you liked best and other great things you’ve read this week.


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