‘Love Simon’ warms viewers’ hearts

March 26, 2018 James Mercadante 0

Based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” “Love, Simon” is a coming-of-age story about Simon Spier, a student who struggles to come to terms with his closeted sexuality, and is willing to do whatever it takes to not be outed by another student who knows about his attraction to men. […]

Yachty stays afloat in ‘Lil Boat 2’

March 20, 2018 Thomas Infante 0

His latest release, “Lil Boat 2,” released on March 9, shows the now 20-year-old rapper largely abandoning his original sound, embracing trap music both with his choices of beats and featured artists, which include Offset, 2 Chainz and Quavo. Several of these songs get quite monotonous, but there is enough good in the tracklist to keep the album afloat. […]

‘Black Panther’ pounces over barriers

February 26, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

No recent film has managed to penetrate today’s cultural zeitgeist the way the film “Black Panther” has since its debut on Feb. 16. Many factors contribute to what is being dubbed a cultural movement — from the almost entirely black cast on the international stage to the representation of a fictional African country with advanced technology. […]

Brockhampton showcases skill in ‘Saturation’ trilogy

February 12, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

Self-proclaimed boyband Brockhampton released three projects, titled “Saturation,” “Saturation II” and “Saturation III” in 2017. Heavily influenced by both hip-hop and pop music, the collective of rappers, singers and artists have created a diverse array of songs that exhibit their versatility in both genres. […]

Timberlake gets lost in ‘Man of the Woods’ album

February 12, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

Justin Timberlake has dominated the billboard charts several times since the genesis of his career with unforgettable songs like “Sexyback” and “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” Back in the spotlight, Timberlake has returned with his fifth studio album “Man of the Woods,” released on Feb. 2. […]

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