The VMAs were especially lackluster this year, but there were still some memorable moments. Here are the best performances of the night: 14. Juice WRLD, “Lucid Dreams” This was kind of awful. Like, really awful. He sounded like drugged, angry toddler. 13. Bazzi, “Beautiful” Bazzi, who performed his breakout single, “Mine,” at the red-carpet pre-show, delivered a short performance of “Beautiful.” The backing track … Continue reading Who Had the Best Performance at the 2018 VMAs?
Boots Riley’s rambunctious and otherworldly film, Sorry To Bother You is succinct, poignant, and brash. The film stars Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, two actors who are well versed in the film’s niche crossover-genre of afro-futuristic comedic social commentary. Stanfield’s most recent work is on Donald Glover’s Atlanta, a black surrealist comedy that is quite possibly the best show on television today. In addition, Thompson’s most recent … Continue reading Movie Review: ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ but This Film Is Kind of Incredible
Now that we’ve had about a day or two to digest and dissect the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards nominations, here are the 10 worst snubs this year. 1. Janelle Monáe Janelle Monáe in the “Pynk” (left), “Make Me Feel” (center), and “Django Jane” (right) music videos. Along with releasing the best album of 2018 so far, Janelle Monáe has been dropping incredible music videos. From … Continue reading The 10 Worst Snubs at the 2018 VMAs
Ocean’s 8 is the perfect summer movie. Given the cast (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina) and the iconic franchise (this is an all-female remake of the original in which George Clooney starred), this movie had no choice but to be enjoyable at the very least. *Mild spoilers ahead* The plot is fun: Danny Ocean’s estranged sister, … Continue reading Movie Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’
Last night, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards took place. As usual, it was an unnecessarily long awards show where more lackluster performances were showcased than awards given out. I still believe that the Billboard Music Awards are the single most pointless awards ceremony; it’s just three laborious hours of shameless promotion for Billboard, Pepsi, and friends. Regardless, here is a ranking of the night’s strongest … Continue reading Every Performance at the BBMAs Ranked!
Note: The following is a ranking of every ex-act studio album from the generation of Disney Stars of the late 90s to mid-2010s. Meet Miley Cyrus was excluded due to its attachment to the Hannah Montana character brand as part of a double disc album, and Nicholas Jonas was excluded due to the general dismissal of it as one of Nick’s solo albums. There is also no … Continue reading Every Ex-Act Album Ranked!
WARNING: Slight spoilers ahead. Generally, it is hard to live up to the hype. When an entire subgenre of film and the mainstream representation of young boys and girls rides on living up to the hype, it is easy to crash and burn. Black Panther did the exact opposite; the movie took all of the hype and redistributed it to a level of greatness and excellence … Continue reading Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’