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.
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.
Agreed. Not quite sure why the Academy Awards seems to hate the Academy Awards this year. https://t.co/2QkIR4Rwrx
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 12, 2019
For an awards do that is supposed to be by the industry, for the industry, the Academy sure doesn’t have a lot of respect for the crew who put in most of the work. https://t.co/ICsv8zKaAm
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 12, 2019
As an Academy voter, I'm not happy about the decision to squeeze down some of the awards.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 13, 2019
Even the ever-diplomatic and thoughtful Guillermo del Toro had some thoughts:
Reposting, revised: I would not presume to suggest what categories should occur during commercials on Oscars night, but, please: Cinematography & Editing are at the very heart of our craft. They are not inherited from a theatrical or literary tradition: they are cinema itself.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 13, 2019
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
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
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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