homecoming season 2 review

In an overstuffed TV landscape, Homecoming season 1 felt like something special. Not only was it engrossing, quickly hooking you with its mysteries, but it also stood out from the crowd thanks to its unique visual style – employing different aspect ratios to better illustrate time differences – and the way it employed music cues from films like All the President’s MenKluteBody Double, and many more. You could argue that it was all nothing more than a gimmick, but it worked exceedingly well.

Then there’s Homecoming season 2, which has itself a new director, a new lead, and, sadly, none of the spark and flair that made the first season so eye-catching. It’s a handsomely mounted season of TV, sure – but it’s lacking in distinction.

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Antebellum Trailer

The high concept horror thriller Antebellum was pushed back by Lionsgate from the initially planned April release due to the closure of movie theaters around the world. But now that business is starting to resume, and movie theaters could possibly be opening in July, the studio has the movie back on track for a release in August, and they’ve unveiled a new trailer. This new glimpse at the movie seems to offer some slight clarification about Janelle Monáe seemingly traveling in time. Read More »

homecoming season 2 trailer

Something is very wrong with Janelle Monáe. In the upcoming second season of the mystery drama series Homecoming, Monáe’s character wakes up in a boat with no memory of who she is. But as she embarks on a search for her identity, she finds herself uncovering the mysterious workings of a strange wellness company. A wellness company with an insidious connection to the “treatment center” at the center of Homecoming season 1. And a few more connections to the first season of the acclaimed Amazon series pop up in the intriguing first Homecoming season 2 trailer.

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homecoming season 2 trailer

Homecoming is one of the best shows of the streaming era, although it really feels like people slept on it. Now the show is back for a second season, and it has an all-new lead: Janelle Monáe. While original star Julia Roberts has departed, the second season will be continuing the story from the first, and going deeper into the mystery that first season set up. Watch the Homecoming season 2 trailer below.

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antebellum trailer

Janelle Monáe in a horror movie from the producers of Get Out? What’s not to love? Antebellum already had us hooked from the get-go, but each intriguing new trailer gets us more excited for this high-concept horror film that may or may not involve time travel. Watch the official Antebellum trailer below.

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best moments of the 2020 oscars

Like every year, Sunday’s 2020 Oscars ceremony was a night of overwhelming highs and abysmal lows. But Parasite is now a four-time Oscar winner, so things are (mostly) right in the world. Because of that, we’ll only be counting down the highs of this year’s host-less Oscars ceremony, which ran the gamut of emotions from confusing, to chaotic, to cathartic. Here are our highlights of the 92nd Academy Awards.

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Antebellum trailer

How’s this for a surprise? Seemingly out of nowhere, here comes the trailer for Antebellum, a new Lionsgate horror film starring Janelle Monáe. We knew that Monáe was set to star in a Lionsgate movie for directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, but beyond that, most of the film was shrouded in secrecy. Until today, when a trailer dropped revealing that the film is called Antebellum, and that it’s a horror movie. And it looks intriguing. Watch the Antebellum trailer below.

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homecoming season 2 janelle monae

Julia Roberts left Amazon’s Homecoming after season 1, which meant the series needed a new lead. And now it’s found one in Janelle Monáe. The singer and actress will play a woman with memory loss – which is also the fate that befell Roberts’s character in season 1. The paranoia-tinged Amazon series is inspired by the podcast of the same name, but you can expect season 2 to stray from the source material considerably.

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lady and the tramp remake song

When you hear the title Lady and the Tramp, two things likely come to mind. One is the famous scene where the two dogs share some back-alley spaghetti. The other is “The Siamese Cat Song.” While dogs eating pasta is still perfectly acceptable (in small doses – don’t let your dogs get overweight!), the “Siamese Cat Song” has not aged so well. In fact, it’s quite problematic, to say the least.

Disney is about to unleash a new live-action Lady and the Tramp remake for Disney+, and if you were wondering if the “Siamese Cat Song” would make it into the new film, we now have the answer. Janelle Monae is “reinventing” the song, which means it’ll probably be completely different, and far less offensive.

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uglydolls review

When UglyDolls opened with a scene of faceless dolls being manufactured on an assembly line, I wondered if it was being too on the nose. But subtlety, or irony, are not words that exist in the vocabulary of the STX Entertainment CG-animated movie, which produces as many empty platitudes and hollow proverbs about self-love as there are versions of UglyDolls.

Directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo and Juliet), UglyDolls is a movie designed for maximum outreach and replayability. In the ongoing content vs. cinema debate, UglyDolls falls squarely in the “content” arena: Its musical sequences presented like bright pop music videos, its characters made cute and non-threatening, its sweet self-empowering messages packaged up in tidy little bows. But the great tragedy of this shiny product is that the plush toyline upon which its based was a truly inspired creation made by two friends, David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, who simply wanted to share their colorful characters with the world. Instead, their toyline has produced an empty piece of corporate media.

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