Last week, we started 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. Each week, we’ll bring you a hand-picked selection of the most thought-provoking pieces, the funniest takes, and other interesting bits and pieces you might have missed, all gathered for your entertainment.
Jake + Tom Sitting In A Tree: Jake Gyllenhaal was recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and he did what any of us would do when presented with a national audience: fanboyed out about Tom Holland – Popsugar
Oscars History Repeats Itself: Anna Swanson writes about how the chaos of this year’s Academy Awards isn’t exactly brand-new – it happened once before in 1953 – Film School Rejects
Jawbreaker, Heartbreaker: Joe Lipsett explores the 20-year anniversary of the somehow still underrated cult classic Jawbreakers – Bloody Disgusting
Rat-ical Revision: Have you seen the Kickstarter to erase the rat from the final shot of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed? Andrew Todd breaks down just how meta the joke is, and how it’s taken on a life of its own. – Birth.Movies.Death.
The Amour-ious RGB: Supreme Court Justice really loves Armie Hammer, as it turns out. Like, really, really loves him. – Pajiba
Dropping Bars (And Viewership): Eminem was really upset at Netflix for canceling The Punisher and no one could figure out why – until a weird 2009 connection between him and the comic popped up. – AV Club
Island Of Misfit Spoilers: Toys and merch are released well in advance of films, and that means spoilers abound in the toy aisle if you’re not careful. Here’s an interesting roundup of 11 times toys gave major spoilers for movies. – Cinemablend
Crossover Conundrum: With the Marvel Netflix shows getting the ax and Avengers: Endgame bringing much of the MCU to a close, Tom Bacon explores all the MCU characters that have appeared both in Marvel movies and television shows. – Screen Rant
Finally, if you haven’t seen it yet, Will Smith recounting the time he went to a pitch meeting for The Matrix and why he ultimately turned down the role of Neo is side-splittingly funny:
Let us know what stories you liked best and other great things you’ve read this week.
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