We have 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.
Into the Human-Verse: What would it look like if the animated characters from Into the Spider-Verse were real? Artist Hossein Diba reimagined them in realistic CGI and the results are fascinating, if a little disturbing. – Screenrant
Shaken & Stirred: For those not familiar with the James Bond franchise, the Bondathon duo pairs a longtime Bond fan with a Bond newbie to give their thoughts on the franchise as a whole. – Film School Rejects
Scooby-Dooby-Doo: The Scooby-Doo gang is back in a new holiday movie, Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! Collider has the first exclusive clip, which finds Team Mystery Machine teaming up with none other than Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. – Collider
Mob Justice: In case you hadn’t heard, beloved actor Rick Moranis was physically assaulted and punched in the head in a random attack in NYC. The internet was NOT happy about it. It’s the only thing America’s been united in since 2016. – Pajiba
4K Boo-ray Release: It’s spooky season and that means scary movies. Here’s a nice roundup of all the new, classic horror movies that came to Blu-ray/DVD this week, including one stunning Alfred Hitchcock collection. – /Film
Hawke & Roll: Ethan Hawke is truly a gift. Our slacker crush in the 90s, he’s transformed into a respected statesman of Hollywood – and he’s not lost one ounce of cool. Nicholas Laskin rounds up his essential career performances. – The Playlist
Home Is Where The Horror Is: It’s hard to link home invasion movies with the horror subgenre of the harms inflicted on a woman’s body, but Katie Duggan does it brilliantly in her comparison of two classic horror movies. – Jumpcut Online
The Social Score: Like manners maketh man, music maketh movie. For the movie soundtrack junkies out there, you’ll dig Hunter Church’s excellent dive into Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ soundtrack for The Social Network. – The Young Folks
Twists & Turns: When we think of horror movies, we think of jump scares, not complex plot twists. But we’d be wrong not to. Meagan Navarro rounds up 10 of the greatest plot twists in horror movie history. – Bloody Disgusting
Summertime Spectacle: These days, it’s standard for a summer blockbuster to have planet-ending stakes and epic explosions. Tom Breihan explains how we have Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day to thank (or blame) for the enormous spectacle scale of tentpoles now. – The AV Club
Let Them Eat Nightmare Cake: In a world gone mad, The Great British Bake-Off offers a gentle, heartwarming reprieve from the horrors of the world – unless you saw this week’s cake fails, which are absolute nightmare fuel. Here they are, ranked. – Thrillist
And in case you missed it, Hugh Jackman appeared in the funniest ad we’ve seen in ages.
Last, YouTube account Star Wars Theory made this awesome animated “What if?” video that explores what might have happened had Order 66 failed.