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Atomika vs. Alien (Pro-)Life Forms

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I see my last article posted in September; what a blessedly innocent time those halcyon days were, before the shivering nights of early November rained down its misfortune upon us all. We’ll come to know those pre-autumnal moments as The Before Times, When Things Were …

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Atomika vs Gun Culture

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All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl. – Jean-Luc Godard Godard is kinda-sorta the godfather of modern cinema. Yes, there was gobs of films made before the 1960s (and good ones!), but in that halcyon Technicolor era, mainstream American films were …

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Atomika vs. The Creative Gender Gap

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Rebecca Hall is The Girl From That Thing You Saw™. Maybe it was a British period drama? Was it one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies? No, I think it’s… isn’t she Peggy Carter? Yeah. That’s it. We all remember Rebecca Hall from Marvel’s Agent …

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Atomika vs. The Anxious Life of the Pious

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New England, 1630. A family of simple English settlers make their home near the misty woods to begin a life of worship and subsistence farming, but soon they are beset by a series of escalating horrors of seemingly diabolical origin, culminating in destruction and despair. First-time …

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Remembering Darwyn Cooke

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On Friday, May 13 (an ominous portend if there ever was one), the family of legendary comic book artist, Darwyn Cooke, posted on his blog that he was in palliative care battling an aggressive form of cancer. When I’m not writing for The Kraken, my other …