“Glass” has some cracks, but it’s an engrossing patchwork

“Don’t be scared. You have to trust me. Like you always do.”

Story: David Dunn. Kevin Wendell Crumb. Elijah Price. All three are said to have super-human abilities. But do they? Dr. Ellie Staple aims to cure them of their suspected delusions once the three are safely ensconced in a Supermax research hospital. I’m sure that’ll go just fine.

Genre I’d put it in: Existential Superhero Movies

Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Part three of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable (aka “Eastrail 177”) trilogy. Continue reading

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Blu-ray Giveaway: “The Grinch”!

It’s cold outside. So why not stay in and watch a Blu-ray? Or maybe digital streaming is more your bag? Whatever your pleasure, I’ve got copies of The Grinch to give away! That’s right, last year’s animated film, with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the Grinch. Plus, there’s three shorts added, including two brand new Minion adventures! So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!

What: Ten winners will receive copies of The Grinch Blu-ray/Digital/DVD combo pack!

Why: My heart grew three sizes today.

How: It’s email time! Ship me a message at editor@atomicfangirl.com with the subject line “Are YOU A Mean One?”, and then put your name, mailing address and answer to that question in the body of the email. YOU HAVE UNTIL TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND AT NOON TO ENTER. ONLY WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED. OPEN TO FOLKS IN THE CONTINENTAL USofA.

Good luck, everyone!

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Watch “SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME” brings Peter back…and sends him off to Europe

What just happened?

This movie feels like a cross between the MCU and National Lampoon. And in digging it. Bring forth the Ramones! But first? Synopsis!

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man™: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man™: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

I’m not even gonna talk about The Snapture here, because we all knew he’d be back, right? Right. Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters July 5th, 2019.

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 – ties! Black Panther! Ms. Maisel!

The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards were held last night, and while there were some expected outcomes – looking at you, winners Christian Bale, Rachel Brosnahan and best song “Shallow” – there were a few happy surprises.

I love how much love Black Panther got, especially as early in the year films often get overlooked come end of the year award time. Speaking of overlooked, I really need to go see First Reformed, as screenwriter Paul Schrader nabbed best screenplay. It’s been on my list, but I’ve never gotten around to it. Til now.

But the stunner of the night were the ties for Best Actress; both the main film and TV categories had ties, giving awards to Lady Gaga, Glen Close, Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette.

Read Entertainment Weekly’s fabulous piece that lists all the winners. Congratulations, all!

https://ew.com/awards/2019/01/13/critics-choice-awards-2019-winners-list/

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“On the Basis of Sex”

“You’re a smart girl, Ruthie. You married a star!”

Story: The real-life story of Kiki Bader Ginsburg, and how she went from law school student, wife and mother to a Supreme Court justice. Yeah, her nickname is Kiki. That’s simply wonderful.

Genre I’d put it in: Captivating Biopics

Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Based on the original Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Notorious R.B.G. herself. Continue reading

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ROE Giveaway: “On the Basis of Sex”!

UPDATE – YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS FOR CONSIDERATION IN THIS CONTEST. ENTRIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN SUBMITTED MUST SEND ME A NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IF CHOSEN AS A WINNER IN THIS CONTEST. 🙂

How about some RBG to start the new year out right? Yeah, thought you’d be up for that. I’ve got some Run Of Engagement passes for the incredible biopic On the Basis of Sex! Synopsis!

This film tells an inspiring and spirited true story of a young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) as she teams with her husband Marty (Armie Hammer) to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Ready? Let’s go! Continue reading

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Award Season: AFI Awards for 2018 announced!

The American Film Institute has just released its list of winners from 2018! Ten films and ten television programs have been selected, as well as a special award for the film Roma.  Here’s the info on what these awards signify, straight from AFI:

The AFI Awards 2018 celebrates the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image – with 10 films and 10 television programs deemed culturally and artistically significant. 

See a full list of the winners including information on each recipient from Film and TV right here at the AFI website. Or if you just want to know who’s been tapped, read on after the jump. Congratulations to all the honorees! Continue reading

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