Every Friday, Movie Hot Take presents #5LinkMinimum. As this is the first edition, let’s establish some expectations. The goal here is to provide 5 (occasionally more) essential views/reads/listens/purchases/follows from the previous week. Anyone can do a link dump but this is about quality not quantity.
1. Watch It: Hell’s Club
Movie mash-ups aren’t new to YouTube and this isn’t the first from Antonio Maria Da Silva. Hell’s Club is easily the best I’ve seen. AMDS Films has some other good ones but the latest is the best:
2. Listen To It: That Kind of Nerd Podcast
Looking for Twitter accounts to follow, I happened upon That Kind of Nerd Podcast. I listened to their most recent Podcast (#21) and was entertained. It’s about an hour.
3. Buy It: #ForceFriday Introduces Star Wars Season!
Right before the release of Episode One, I found myself in Kay-Bee Toy Store at the Granite Run Mall (both out of business but, hopefully, GRM gets one last hurrah in Kevin Smith’s Mallrats sequel) at midnight scooping up every action figure I could get my hands on. This time, I stayed away from the hype but I can’t imagine I don’t pick up something. Want to avoid the urge to buy something, too? Here’s Victoria McNally’s 31 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You Gotta Have. (Personally, I’m a fan of #2: The 1/6 Scale Kylo Ren Figure from Hot Toys.)
4. Follow It: Follow @RTWriteUps on Twitter and play along with “Own 1, Rent 1, Chuck 1”
Round 107 was Thursday and it was an easy one: Own Pirates of the Caribbean, Rent Public Enemies, Chuck Transcendence. @RTWriteUps isn’t just #Own1Rent1Chuck1 so come for that but stay for the reviews. (Their website is good, too!)
5. Read It: Mr. Robot‘s Opening Sequences Are Beautiful & Worthy of An Article… And Rob Brunner of Fast Company Delivers A Great One!
This is a timely, worthwhile post. Brunner picks creator Sam Esmail’s brain about the opening sequences around screen captures of the opening title cards.
See anything that should be included in #5LinkMinimum? Send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name or Twitter handle and you’ll get a h/t and my undying gratitude if it is included in next week’s round up.