We’re restarting 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.
Fan Art Friday: Artist Samuel Chevé, an art director from Paris, shared a really cool mashup on his Instagram, illustrating some of the Avengers in the style of Disney animated movies and the results are pretty great. – Screenrant
Flight Of The Navigators: Be it in sci-fi or fantasy, fiction is awash in flying vehicles. Álvaro Gracia Montoya of MetaBallStudios put together a video comparing the sizes of these fictional vehicles and it’s fascinating. – Nerdist
Space Invader: Not movie news, but still extremely cool: You can spot the brightest comet in almost a decade, comet NEOWISE, in the hour or two before sunrise through July 11. – Thrillist
Not Gonna Get A Shot: Despite being the saving grace of quarantine, Hamilton will not be eligible for Oscars consideration thanks to a weird rule that says filmed stage plays aren’t eligible. But maybe that should change. – Pajiba
Home For The Hollywood-days: An entire generation of us grew up on Home Alone and it shaped us. But…it probably also scarred us for life, writes Tom Breihan. – The AV Club
Get Your Gore On: For the gamers out there: Retro-inspired horror games are back, baby, and they’re more popular than ever. – Bloody Disgusting
As Not For Whom The Bell Tolls: For those who love to see how the sausage is made, Meagan Navarro takes a look at a single scene from André Øvredal’s The Autopsy of Jane Doe uses sound to build fear. – /Film
What A Release: After months of nothing, there are about a thousand new movie releases hitting streaming and VOD this weekend. Fiona Underhill rounds them all up. – Jumpcut Online
Bright Lights: The famous Hollywood sign that sits atop Mount Lee in Los Angeles has become synonymous with the glitz and glam of the entertainment industry. But it wasn’t always like that, writes Kieran Fisher. – Film School Rejects
Spare Some Change?: For Quick Change‘s 30th anniversary, Jason Bailey writes about how no one has ever directed Bill Murray quite like…Bill Murray. – The Playlist
Dinosaur Dance-Off: The Jurassic franchise has introduced us to a lot of dinos over the years. A lot of dinos. James McMahon ranks them all. Take that, carnotaurus! – Fandom
Last but not least. In case you missed it, young Disney fan and VFX student Julian Bass put together an incredible video of him morphing into a number of Disney heroes:
It went so viral that a number of celebs, including James Gunn, commented on it and even Bob Iger himself weighed in!