The Roundup: December
Updated: Sep 21
Goodbye December, hello January! The start of a new month means the end of another. We're here to update you on all the movies, songs and events that took the month of December by storm. From a questionable Cats debut to a shocking impeachment update, December definitely made sure that we exited 2019 in a memorable way.
New to the screen:
The month of December kicked off with a 'cat-astrophe'. Yes, you guessed it. We're talking about Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1981 Broadway musical, Cats. Movie remakes are always a tricky situation. With high expectations from the original films and the pressure to produce something different, remakes are often very difficult to get right. Unfortunately, the film left many movie-goers confused by the plot and overwhelmed by the trippy effects.
On a more positive note, Disney+ brought us Star Wars: The Mandalorian and it did NOT disappoint. Not only did it bring an engaging, action packed story but it also brought us one of the best memes of the year, Baby Yoda. Did you know this baby is actually 50 years old? We were just as shocked! Regardless, SO adorable.
Did the December releases stop there? Absolutely not. Stop what you're doing and clear your schedule because Netflix's psychological thriller, You, is back with season two! If you're not in the loop, You follows the story of a bookstore manager who uses social media and the internet to capture his victims. Penn Badgley, the actor behind villain of the series, has emphasized that this season highlights "how far we are willing to go to forgive an evil white man." This is definitely a must-watch!
Must have jams:
My oh my. Camila Cabello’s second studio album, Romance, dropped a few weeks ago and people could NOT stop talking about it. The Cuban-American singer made headlines when a Twitter user pointed out that many of the album’s song sounded oddly familiar. The Twitter thread notes that the "Liar" sounds has hints of "Karma" by MARINA while "This Love" sounds a lot like Rihanna's "Love On the Brain." Are Cabello’s new tunes rip-offs of old hits or are they just coincidences? We’ll let you decide for yourself.
The wait is FINALLY over. Harry Styles has dropped his highly anticipated second album, Fine Line. In this album, we see Styles dive into the themes of heartbreak and sadness through a variety 70's-inspired ballads. If you're looking for the soundtrack to a rainy day, this is definitely the album for you. A couple of our favorite tracks include "Adore You", "Cherry", and "Golden."
Travis Scott is back with a JACKBOYS compilation. The seven-track project features a star studded track-list featuring Offset, Lil Baby, Young Thug and many more. Along with new music, Travis also blessed us with music videos to “GANG GANG” and “GATTI."
(Do it for the) Culture:
Are we back with yet ANOTHER impeachment update? Yes, but this time, sh*t gets real. In December, President Trump made history by becoming the third U.S president to get impeached by the House of Representatives. Next, we wait for the Senate to hold a trial and vote on whether the president will be removed from office. As scandalous as this would be, this is an unlikely outcome due to the fact that the Senate trial is in the hands of Republicans.
On a lighter, yet still problematic note, Olivia Jade has made her return to YouTube. Aunt Becky's daughter was absent from the public eye for nine months and many (herself included) weren't sure if she would make a comeback to the video platform. However, on Dec 1st, Jade uploaded her first video since the news news broke that her parents were involved in a college admissions scandal. She kept it very short, spilled no tea and said she was looking forward to everything going back to normal.
In other exciting news, Uproar is entering 2020 with its very own Instagram! Follow us @thisisuproar to keep up with all of the latest news and much, much more! With all of that said, we’ll see you next year with all the stories, music and shows that will take over 2020!! Were there any events that we missed or that you were suprised made the December Roundup? Let us know below!