Screener Squad: Radium Girls

Radium Girls Movie Review

RADIUM GIRLS MOVIE REVIEW

Come one, come all! Learn about the newest miracle drug: radium!! This glow-in-the-dark French phenomenon is sure to cure all that ails ya! What’s that? Your bones are riddled with tumors? Posh. That’s probably just syphilis, you hussy. Thus the scene is set for “Radium Girls”, a biopic based on the real life 1928 trial against The United States Radium Corporation. At the time, the New Jersey USRC was one of several companies that used radium-based paint to produce glow-in-the-dark watch faces. As their female factory workers increasingly endured the effects of radiation poisoning, this landmark case became a race to see if the company could actually be held accountable before those women died. Mindy, Dogget, and Tessa give “glowing” opinions of this Lily Tomlin produced film, but, when it comes to radium, that’s not necessarily a good thing. Check out their review here.

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DIRECTED BY: Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler

STARRING: Joey King, Abby Quinn, Cara Seymour, Scott Shepherd, Susan Heyward, Neal Huff, Colin Kelly-Sordelet, John Bedford Lloyd, Joe Grifasi, Brandon Gill, Olivia Macklin, Colby Minifie, Greg Hildreth, Veanne Cox, Tom Galantich

YOUR REVIEWERS

 

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Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and being very disappointed at the lack of riding elephants her cartoons had promised her, Mindy spends the majority of her time as a film, theater, and voice over actress in the Austin, Texas area. They still give her money for being on HBO that one time, with her name in the credits spelled wrong. A nerdy geek, this award-winning actress joined One of Us figuring she’d put her summa cum laude BFA acting degree to good use…by judging other people’s acting. In the few seconds she gets to herself, Mindy bakes for charity, knits eccentric plushies, plays original RPG’s with her gamemaster husband, and spends time with her soulmate, Batman.

 

Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)

Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.

 

 

Tessa Morrison (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Unstabletop Gamers)

Well-rounded nerd and artist, Tessa Morrison grew up in the misty mountains of West Virginia and was constantly ridiculed for being a “weirdo.” Then moved to Austin in 2009 where people said the same thing, but in an endearing tone. Tessa works an office day job, creates puppets and fiber art, cosplays, models for gaming and animation studios, and volunteers for various organizations. One of which is the Other Worlds Film Festival, Austin’s first SciFi film fest, working in the capacity of Outreach Director and programmer. Another is local DIY-comedy-wrestling league, Party World Rasslin’, where Tessa scrambles around stage-handing and doing art department nonsense. Wrote and contributed to website and magazine Strange Kids Club for five years reviewing films, video games, and Halloween candy. Co-hosted a Public Access show called Ladies of Fandom. Previously guested on podcasts Blood Over Texas, Threequel Club, Trash in the Can, Retro Movie Roundtable, and Nerds with Mics.

 

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