The Roundup: November
Updated: Sep 21
This month was full of food, family and pop culture of course! From the Weeknd's surprise appearance to Frozen 2, November was anything but boring. We've rounded up what we couldn't stop listening to, watching, seeing on our feeds, and everything in between.
New to the screen:
The month kicked off with the release of Last Christmas, a drama that dives deep into the tale of a holiday romance. The movie is slightly inspired from the holiday song, you guessed it, "Last Christmas." In case you didn't know, Wham’s singer passed away on Christmas in 2016. We won't spoil it for you but that's a MAJOR hint for the plot of this movie. The star studded cast includes, Games of Thrones’ Emilia Clark and Crazy Rich Asian's Henry Golding so you know expectations were high prior to its release. To put it simply, you’ll laugh and you’ll cry so be prepared to be in your feels!
The Elizabeth Banks directed Charlie’s Angels also premiered this month and left so many of us underwhelmed. The recent adaptation of the 1976 classic would be the first that would be directed by a woman. We were really rooting for this one! However, the movie seemed to try too hard to check off a 'female empowerment list' and many of the lines came off as forced and cheesy. Watch it for yourself but don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Elsa, Anna and Olaf are back at it again. After 6 years since the first film’s release, our inner child was DEFINITELY ready for Frozen 2 and it did not disappoint. The charming Disney film follows the journey of the sisters as they venture off into the unknown. Expect loving moments, laughter, and of course- lots and LOTS of singing.
Must have jams:
We were NOT ready for this one. In case it didn’t take over your feed, the Weeknd dove into November with "Heartless", his first release since 2018’s My Dear Melancholy. The song, which has racked up 15 million views on YouTube, is rumored to be about supermodel Bella Hadid and highlights the themes of fame, money and love. It's safe to say that he's definitely revealing his deepest emotions about what he's gone through over the past year.
As if we weren't already in our feels, Lauv also dropped a new song for his highly anticipated 2020 album, ~how i'm feeling~. The track, "Mean It", features LANY and it is THE ultimate song to put on in the car during those late night drives. Can Lauv just drop the album now? Asking for a friend.
Harry Styles is back and better than ever! Ever since he released his groovy ballad, "Lights Out", we've been dying to hear more. Lucky for us, the British heartthrob dropped his song "Watermelon Sugar" this month, and although it wasn’t what we expected, we’re excited to see what he has up his sleeve for this next album.
(Do it for the) Culture:
Uh-oh, there’s trouble in paradise. Victoria’s Secret announced that it would no longer be holding its annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Rumor has it that the company refused to include models of all shapes and sizes. According to Twitter, people are bored of seeing the same thing year after year and the ratings show it. However, the lingerie company insists that the cancellation is due to the re-positioning and marketing plan evolution.
Drake must be protected at ALL costs. Earlier in the month, the 33-year-old rapper was booed off stage at Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival when he came out as the surprise guest. YIKES. Many of the concert goers were expecting Frank Ocean and they made sure he knew it. Drake didn’t let that get him down though. He had a little fun on social media by posting “Plot twist…just signed a 10 year residency at Camp Flog Gnaw sorry kids see you EVERY SINGLE YEAR till you are 30.” I don’t know about you, but we’re SO down for that!
Remember in September when we said to stay tuned for more on the impeachment inquiry in the months to come? Well, here we are a few months later. The impeachment continues! Since September, two articles of impeachment against the president have been approved by the House Judiciary Committee. Like we said in September, stay tuned to see how this progresses.
That's a wrap on the month of November! Was there anything you were surprised didn't make it to the Roundup? Leave it down below! And as always, we'll see you next month with more music, pop culture and much, much more.