Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ is Beautiful, Brash and Uncompromising

Four years. It has been over four years since Frank Ocean captured the hearts of fans with his studio debut album, Channel Orange. The R&B singer-songwriter embarked on a mere 14-date North American tour and disappeared from the public eye soon after its completion. Three years later, after almost zero musical output, Ocean posted on [...]

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Samberg’s ‘Popstar’ Falls Flat

Following the tradition of films birthed from Saturday Night Live (SNL) sketches, including MacGruber and Coneheads, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is just another film that is overly long and much less funny than it thinks it is. A mockumentary that follows the titular popstar, Conner4Real (Andy Samberg), through his massive success and eventual crash [...]

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Chance The Rapper Turns Over a New Leaf with ‘Coloring Book’

Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance The Rapper, is a Chicago-based independent rapper known for his critically acclaimed mixtapes 10 Day and Acid Rap. The first unsigned artist to perform on Saturday Night Live, he has garnered a massive following in only four years of making music. Chance’s latest mixtape, Coloring Book, has been highly [...]

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Underutilizes Characters, Lacks Dynamic Dialogue

X-Men: Apocalypse is a shining example of the oversaturation of the superhero film market. The massive wealth of pre-established characters with scripts and action sequences serves as a golden ticket to the distinct lack of creativity that stems from Hollywood. Original films are becoming more and more rare as sequels, reboots and remakes run rampant. [...]

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