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The Roundup: September

Updated: Oct 2

Someone wake up Green Day because September is over and woo, was it a wild one. It is officially spooky season indeed and we don’t just say that because Halloween is right around the corner. From the Presidential Debate that brings our month to an end, to new films and music, to the Stanley Cup, September was filled with excitement, entertainment, and dare we say, drama?


Let’s dive into this month's recap!


New to the Screen


Enola Holmes


If you are a fan of mystery or Sherlock Holmes, Enola Holmes is the movie for you. Based on the book series by Nancy Springer, the film stars Stranger Things' actress Millie Bobby

Brown, Superman’s Henry Cavill, and the iconic Helena Bonham Carter. With this star-studded line-up, it’s no surprise it's Netflix’s top film. Follow along as Enola heads to London to investigate her mother's disappearance, only to end up drawn into another mystery involving a runaway lord. Fun Fact: Millie also produced the film -- you go, girl.


Mulan


After much anticipation, Disney + dropped the live-action version of Mulan for their members, but in an attempt to make their money regardless of a pandemic.

The streaming giant charged its viewers an additional $29.99 to view the film. To our dismay, the film took out many of the main characters like Mushu, Shang, and Cri-Kee. Unfortunately, the film didn't hit anywhere near its debut box office goals. Was it worth it? We'll leave that up to you, but all we have to say is #WeMissMushu



Must-Have Jams



"Holy”, Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper


The Beibs is back and we are feeling #Blessed. His new single featuring Chance The Rapper tugs on heartstrings and gives us major gospel vibes. Perhaps the best part of being a Belieber is watching him grow up and seeing his maturity as an artist through his musical stylings and lyrical choices. Not only is the song a must listen to, but the video is also a must-watch. Holy moly, what can’t Justin do.




“Maybe Don't", Maisie Peters ft. Jp Saxe


British pop singer-songwriter has teamed up with our favorite Canadian, JP Saxe for their latest release, “Maybe Don’t”. A song all about having feelings for someone you don’t want to have feelings for but also at the same time, you do. A true love anthem for the confused generation. And did we mention how catchy this track is? Maisie is currently working on her debut album and based off her last few releases, we can't wait to hear what is in store.



Detroit 2, Big Sean


Three years after his latest release, Big Sean is back with his greatest piece of work yet. His newest album, Detroit 2, takes you on a spiritual journey unlike that of his past work. You'll take away messages of self-love, self-healing, and self-realization. It features iconic collaborations with artists such as Post Malone, Jhene Aiko, Nipsey Hussle, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, and more. The album ranges in from softer tracks such as "Guard Your Heart", to heavy hitters like "The Baddest". If you are looking for some middle ground to start with, may we suggest “ZTFO”?



(Do it for the) Culture


The Presidential Debate

On September 29th, we had our first Presidential Debate although if we didn’t know any better, it seemed more like an argument between Kindergarteners on a playground except this “playground” is America. If you are looking to see who the winner of the debate was, the answer is nobody. The night was filled with low jabs, talking over each other, and unfinished sentences. We hope it gave you some clarification on who you wanted to vote for but all we have to say is good luck America.


Saved By The Judge: TikTok Lives Another Day

A year ago, most of us had no idea what Tiktok even was. But then the pandemic happened, and as we all searched for something to occupy our boredom, we fell in love with the viral video app. We're sure you're up to spead by now about how the Trump administration threatened to take TikTok down. However, A D.C. federal judge came in for the rescue and gave TikTok a temporary reprieve from the U.S. government's rollout of a ban. Stay tuned to see what happens next.


Cardi B And Offset Call It Quits

Earlier this month, Cardi B announced she was leaving Offset officially. Although their relationship has always seemed like a roller coaster to the public eye, in a live stream on her OnlyFans account she stated, “I didn't wait until he cheated on me again. I didn't wait [for] another controversy with him being involved. I decided to leave. If I wanted to stay, I could have stayed. I decided to leave.” She seems very serious about the situation this time around. Praise to knowing your selfworth and leaving toxic situations.


The Stanley Cup

In a nail-biting game 6, the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars and took home the Stanley Cup. This came after two months of being away from their hometown, and many COVID tests later. It was a close series and a well-deserved win for the Lightning. If the NHL taught us anything, it’s that you can do anything you set your mind to, even pause a season, bring it back, and continue on with your championship game safely.


In other news, last week a Kentucky Grand Jury indicted one of three officers in the Breonna Taylor Case, but it wasn't for the blatant reason you are probably thinking of. Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment due to shooting into neighboring apartments, not for murder. Acceptable? No. Amercia? Yes.


On top of everything else, we didn't get to dive into the newest set of Kanye West's Twitter rants, Chris Evans d*ck pic, the end of the (Keeping Up With The) Kardashians era, and so much more.


Did we leave anything out? Let us know your favorite releases and moments from this month in the comments.

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