It’s Emmy night, and Emmy Rossum has never been nominated for her work on Shameless, so I guess you could say I’m snubbing the show in a solidarity move. Unrelated, but I personally feel all awards shows (that aren’t the Tonys) suck.
The writing is often predictable, but the consistently charming performances delivered by Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and Nik Dodani make up for it in spades.
Too Much to Ask by Niall Horan
I am really looking forward to this kid’s solo album. Each single is better than the last. But don’t just take my word for it! Listen:
Kate McKinnon as Holtzmann is absolutely everything. Thanks.
Even kettle corn is better than this ish.
If you don’t think about it too much, this movie is harmless and fun. As a former Kitchen Confidential fan, I got a kick out of watching Bradley Cooper’s role reprisal (ish). Beyond the surface level, however, this film mishandles its heavy material. The road to redemption is cluttered with unrequited affection and underdeveloped characters.
A Scar No One Else Can See by Max Landis
Carly Rae Jepsen is the queen of Pop… and having someone write a 150-page manifesto about her tunes. In a particularly horrifying section, Landis takes a 2000-word diversion into his past, glossing over the details of two other (presumably real) peoples’ lives to merely illustrate the legitimacy of his theory. This “living document” will make your skin crawl. I’d recommend reading this article instead.
Pop of the Week
This week I just wanted to lift up Kevin T. Porter. This former Gilmore Guy is back on the podcast scene, exploring the truly wild world of faith-based entertainment with co-host Caroline Ely. Both hosts are earnest and hilarious, which makes for a lot of good (Christian) fun.