The Roundup: September
Updated: Sep 21
Although the month of September may have started to give you those fall feels, this month was packed with HOT releases. From Hustlers to Camila Cabello's "Liar", this month proved that the year isn't slowing down anytime soon. Here are some of the highlights from the month of September.
New to the screen:
The drama film adapted from the 2013 novel with the same name, The Goldfinch follows the coming-of-age story of Theodore Decker (played by Ansel Elgort), whose life is changed after his mother dies in a bomb attack at an art museum, from which he takes a famous painting called The Goldfinch. The film was met with highly negative reviews from critics and consumers alike, and for good reason. With such a complex narrative, The Goldfinch is pretty to look at but lacks any depth or substance.
Fans of ABC’s black-ish will be excited for the latest spin-off of the series with Mixed-ish. Following the life of Black-ish matriarch Rainbow Johnson, the series digs in deeper to what audiences already know, and love, about Rainbow and contextualizes what having a biracial identity meant in the 80’s. With a cast of young actors and seasoned veterans (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, anybody?), the show has had a promising start and is securing itself to be another comedic favorite.
It’s no coincidence that a show built around topics of controversy had its fair share of conflict prior to its premiere of season 45. With the departure of fan-favorite Leslie Jones, and some new hires (which ended up with some becoming new fires), Saturday Night Live started on some shaky ground. With such strong upcoming guest lists, including Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (fresh off her recent Emmy wins), and Chance the Rapper as musical guest and host, SNL will once again find its rhythm and deliver the same zingy comedy that’s kept it around for so long.
Heading into its much anticipated final season, How to Get Away with Murder picks up right back with our favorite murderers, and within the first two minutes has us right back on the edge of our seats. Longtime fans will find this season is following the high intensity, big moments that the first season offered. The show still finds the time to neatly delve into some of the other character developments we never experienced in seasons past. If the #whodunit hashtag that’s been trending all over Twitter is any indication, this season is going to have us guessing until the final episode.
NBC’s most-watched comedy is back with season five (and most recently, an episode extension). Picking right back up from the dramatic season four finale, Superstore continues to tap into the format that makes it so great, and that’s exploring poignant topics relevant to today’s culture. This season is tackling heavy topics like immigration laws, unionization, and even AI in the same funny manner that keeps you tuned in.
Must have jams:
LOOK. When it comes to Charlie’s Angels soundtracks, there were big shoes to fill *queue “Independent Women” by Destiny’s Child*. Pop princess Ariana Grande, America’s favorite sweetheart gone bad Miley Cyrus, and Queen Lana herself definitely did the soundtrack justice with its debut track. Did you expect anything else from the queens of the charts?
Just when we thought it couldn’t get better, our own hometown hero, Post Malone, released a whole album with a new direction. “Circles” definitely set the tone for the entire album and we love it. So much so that we just went ahead and bought those Posty Fest Tickets, see ya there!
First of all, can we talk about this 6-minute long music video because we are obsessed! Everything Camila has been dropping has been a BOP and we are HERE. FOR. IT. In a recent interview, Camila said the song was "...about a person that I didn’t wanna have feelings for and I just didn’t wanna face my feelings. I didn’t wanna like him, because I was scared. “Liar” is almost making fun of that, making fun of myself. Calling yourself out. It’s like you see an ex or whatever at a party and you’re like, “I don’t like him anymore, I don’t like him anymore.” And then he says hi to you and you’re like, “Sh*t, I like him!”’ and we have never read anything more relatable.
On the topic of Camila, we had high hopes for “South of the Border”. Especially since we love Ed, Camila, and Cardi, but alas, we have been let down. It’s almost as if they took the raunchy out-there Cardi B we love and made her PG-rated for the teeny-bopper Camila fans. Overall, two thumbs down from us.
(Do it for the) Culture:
September 10 marked World Suicide Prevention day. A day to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most. If you or someone you know is struggling, you can find help at the Crisis Text Line and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They’re free and available 24/7: Text “HELLO” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
As of September 24, 2019, an ongoing impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi initiated the impeachment inquiry on September 24, 2019. Additional alleged misconduct was announced in the days following. Stay tuned for more on this in the months to come.
Barely making the September Roundup cut, is the OFFICIAL Bieber wedding. Can we take a second to talk about how breath-taking Hailey’s dresses where? The “Til Death Do Us Part” on the bottom of her veil was I C O N I C. Hailey, can you send us Virgil’s number and maybe some cash to afford your dress? Asking for a friend. Read more about the wedding here. What will make the cut in October? Keep up with us @PeoplesRevolt to find out.