“Father, son, and house of Gucci”, proclaims Lady Gaga in the very first trailer for Universal’s House Of Gucci, a true crime biographical drama about the assassination of Maurizio Gucci. The instantly iconic – and memeable line from Gaga cemented the film as one of the most anticipated releases of 2021. With big names attached to the project (Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino), House Of Gucci looked to be a delectable thanksgiving treat. Alas, the film committed the biggest cardinal sin in Hollywood history – being a bore.
The infamous Taylor Swift has stolen people’s hearts ever since her debut as a 17-year-old country artist. She’s come a long way in her music career, and her fame hasn’t died down- in fact, it’s growing. Like every other celebrity with fame, she has her haters; I personally know lots of people who haven’t really listened to any of her music, who believe that she’s not a good artist, or who believe she’s overhyped. But I believe the exact opposite, and before you come at me, hear me out.
Angelina Jolie. Richard Madden. Salma Hayek. Kumail Nanjiani. Harry Styles. From Academy Award winning director Chloé Zhao. With a team like this, Marvel Studios’ Eternals seemed almost too big to fail. But alas, the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the lowest rated movie in the franchise’s history, and has quickly lost it’s legs at the box office, with $368 million grossed against a $200 million budget. The film has undoubtedly been Marvel’s least successful undertaking – but Eternals was a refreshing departure from the usual Marvel formula, and delivered a visually stunning, heart-warming film with some of the best introduced characters we’ve seen in the MCU this far.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is about an investigation of a murder-turned-suicide. Allegedly, Sal Singh killed his high school girlfriend, Andie Bell, then killed himself. Everyone in their small town believes that narrative, except for Pip. For her end-of-year school project, she decides to crack open this devastating case again and find out the truth.
Over the past couple years, music has evolved tremendously. Many amazing artists have produced great projects that have changed the sounds of our modern world. In order to have lasting power in the music industry, you must create something memorable, unique, and something that separates itself from all the other music out there. Today, I will be discussing 5 albums that I have truly loved over the past 5 years. Through many different genres, artists, and styles, these projects have stood out to me, and are certainly worth recognition.
Short n’ sweet would have been a more appropriate title for Olivia Rodrigo’s album, but Sour, the debut LP by the 18-year-old singer, is nevertheless a commendable first effort. Released on May 21, 2021, the album was preceded by three excellent singles, with Drivers License, the lead, becoming an unexpected smash hit that served to further the anticipation for the album. Coming in at only 35 minutes with 11 tracks, Rodrigo wastes no time detailing her feelings, thoughts, and emotions on the limited tracklist. Sour is a scathing, poignant record that blends sounds to create a project that is able to stand on its own.
Sunshine, flowers, and allergy season…it’s finally arrived! At last, the snow has melted and the bitter Canadian winds have eased. Lucky for us, this doesn’t just mean that the weather is evolving, but the fashion world too! No further shall we bury our shorts in our drawers, as the time to be outdoors has finally come!