Queer Eye (Season Two)
Air Dates: June 18, 2018
More than a decade after the original series went off the air, Netflix reboots the "Queer Eye" franchise with a new Fab Five and a new setting, trading in the concrete jungle of New York City for communities in and around Atlanta. The style experts forge relationships with men and women who often have different beliefs from them, leading to moments of social commentary interspersed with style advice. Advising people in need of lifestyle makeovers are food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France and culture expert Karamo Brown, who reality TV fans may recognize as one of the housemates on "The Real World: Philadelphia." David Collins, who created the original show, is on board as an executive producer.
ALNM Rating: 3/5
Directed by: Ron Howard
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany
Available to watch: In theaters now
Review: No movie could live up to the expectations placed on the origin story of everyone's favorite space smuggler. The film suffered from production issues, including replacing original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with Ron Howard during filming. The biggest flaws I found in the movie lay in the predictability of the plot and a lack of connection with the characters. Through the movie, it largely felt like it was hitting all the points on a checklist of our history with Han Solo. I hope this gets a chance at a sequel to see what a young Han Solo film with a few more risks looks like. Especially if it expands on THAT cameo towards the end. For the most part, I didn't develop any attachment to the new characters. None were radically unlikeable but also didn't catch my interest. The standouts were Donald Glover as an effortlessly cool Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as his droid co-pilot. Overall this is a fun heist film and visually pleasing, but that's about it.
Hey everyone! Sorry, real life's been pretty crazy lately. But we hope to have some awesome new articles and podcasts coming to you soon! I've been enjoying some other podcasts while commuting to and from work and wanted to share them with you. In no particular order with official summaries:
The Artist: Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid
The Song: "Youth"
Why you recommend it to our listeners: I have been listening to this song ever since it popped up on my Spotify account. But the version performed at the Billboard Music Awards with The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Show Choir definitely made me tear up a little. Check it out below!
Brother vs. Brother: “San Francisco Bay Showdown”
Air Dates: May 23, 2018
Air Time: 9/8c
Jonathan and Drew take on San Francisco and buy their houses sight unseen.
Supernatural: "Let The Good Times Roll"
Air Dates: May 17, 2018
Air Time: 8/7c
Channel: The CW
Sam and Dean continue to be tested in the battle between good and evil; an impulsive decision could alter the life of one brother forever.
by Kelly Lee
The Artist: Barrett Wilbert Weed, Erika Henningsen, and the cast of Mean Girls on Broadway
The Song: "Apex Predator"
Where you heard it first: In my excitement for one of my all-time favorite movies to be made into a Broadway musical, I pre-ordered the original Broadway cast recording of Mean Girls and was not disappointed when this song was automatically downloaded to my iTunes this past week.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: Leading the Tonys with 12 nominations including Best Musical, Mean Girls is sure to be as big of a hit on Broadway as it was on the big screen. With the book by original screenwriter Tina Fey (my idol) and music by her talented husband Jeff Richmond, the cast of virtual unknowns has already proved that they are worthy of those nominations. In this song, artist and outsider Janis explains to new transfer student Cady why Regina George is the top of the high school food chain as Cady likens it to the animals she is so familiar with from her home in sub-Saharan Africa. The lyrics are catchy and the choreography is hilarious. You’re sure to enjoy this new song from the brand-new musical.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: If you’re as big of a fan of Broadway as these two co-hosts, you will not be disappointed with this.