We’ve restarted a 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.
Mama Said Knock You Out: Will Smith and Jason Derulo traumatized us with this prank video of Derulo accidentally knocking out global superstar Smith’s front teeth with a golf swing. Brutal prank, GREAT video. – ComicBook.com
Classic Hits: If you’re wondering what classic movies you should definitely watch in your lifetime, the Collider staff put together this simple list of their pics for Top 100 essential movies to watch before you die. – Collider
As You Wish: The Princess Bride is a beloved classic for a reason and it’s about to become even more beloved in an entirely new way with The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game. Inconceivable! – Nerdist
I’m Not Dead, Yet!: There is one last Blockbuster remaining on Earth and this week, it got the official account to tweet for the first time in six years to promote a neat partnership with Airbnb for ’90s-themed sleepovers at the Bend, Oregon store. – ScreenRant
Haunting History: For those of you who like a little history with your horror and are always looking for your next scary movie gem, Sarah Durn’s essay on the historical horrors of Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale is right up your alley. – Certified Forgotten
Binge It Out: If you’re desperately looking for more shows to binge this month, check out Ally Johnson’s roundup of eight new series for every taste debuting in the month of August, starting with Lovecraft County. – The Playlist
Boys & Bond-age: Much has been written about Bond girls over the decades. But what about the Bond boys? Be it ally or nemesis, the men in 007’s life are numerous. Anna Swanson and Meg Shields do the Lord’s work and rank all the Bond boys of the James Bond franchise. – Film School Rejects
Karma Cameo-leon: The OG Unsolved Mysteries hosted by Robert Stack ran for 16 seasons and then another 10 and during that time, it featured some crazy celebrity cameos before they were stars – including a number of musicians? Okay then. – Pajiba
Character Study: We’re in the Golden Age of TV and the past 10 years have brought us some of the best TV characters ever written. The Thrillist staff rounds up their pics for the 100 greatest TV characters of this century. – Thrillist
Nope To The New Normal: The pandemic has upended every single aspect of filmmaking and Hollywood is figuring it out. Beth Elderkin explores how Hollywood’s new normal is leaving American crew members and older actors behind. – iO9
Marvel Magic: Check out this reddit post of dP Art Drawing‘s amazing stop motion animated pencil drawing of Bruce Banner’s famous “That’s my secret, Cap. I’m always angry.” scene from The Avengers coming to life.
Blockbuster Breakdown: Last but not least, YouTube filmmakers and creative team Auralnauts made this excellent video parodying the predictable format of blockbuster trailers and it recently went viral again. Check it out and subscribe to their YT channel: