Thank you for joining me for The Colosseum Media Week in Review Series, where we examine the top entertainment, music and trending news stories from this past week, Oct 16 through Oct 22.
We Begin with Entertainment News!
We start off with the release of the Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and Logan (The third and final installment in the Wolverine series) trailers.
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 didn’t given away a whole lot in the trailer. The same usual suspects are all there as our heroes continues their adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. Surprisingly they used the same theme song for this trailer as they did for the first film, “Hooked On a Feeling” by Blue Swede. Vol 2 hits theaters on May 5th, 2017.
Logan on the other hand is a lot more revealing as Wolverine is old, worn & emotionally spent in the trailer. Coming out March 3 of 2017, this marks the last movie in the Wolverine trilogy.
In other movie news Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) has been tapped to play as a young Lando Calrissian is the upcoming Han Solo movie. The still untitled Han Solo movie is set to be released in 2018.
There is a new Willy Wonka in the works. Reported by Variety, the movie isn’t a remake of the original, but will focus on Wonka’s early adventures.
In Music News we saw a slew of new music releases along with records being set.
Drake broke the record for having the most streamed song in Spotify history with his track “One Dance”. Off his, Views From The 6 album, the song has been streamed over 880 million times beating the previous record of 526 million plays held by Diplo and DJ Snake’s “Lean On”.
J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive album has been certified double platinum. The amazing feat is that the album includes no features.
Nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame were announced. Nomiees include Madonna, Babyface, Cool and the Gang and the first rapper to be ever nominated, Jay-Z. Jay would become the first rapper to enter the prestigious music organization. Songwriters become eligible after writing hits for 20 years.
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) October 20, 2016
At the top of the new releases was Eminem’s eight minute track “Campaign Speech” which unleashed a verbal onslaught on Donald Trump and his supporters. The track also disclosed that Eminem is working on a new album.
Spotify, SoundCloud, Twitter, Netflix and many other sites and services experienced a massive cyber attack early Friday as TechCrunch reported.
A rundown of some of the new material released this week were:
Lady Gaga’s Joanne Album
Joe Budden’s Rage & The Machine Album
Mary J. Blige Featuring Kendrick Lamar – ‘AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS)’
In our Trending During The Week feature we examine the top stories of the socialverse. No story was more dominant than the third and final 2016 President debate. At the University of Nevada Las Vegas Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton squared off against Republican nominee Donald Trump as spoke about immigration, abortion and the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice.
Regardless of which candidate a person supports, everyone had something to say during and after the debate; good, day and ugly.
Trump’s most memorable lines were during his closing state which included a reference to “getting rid of the bad hombres” and refering to Hillary as a “nasty woman” which made him an easy targets for social media fodder.
— Jim Morin (@MorinToon) October 21, 2016
— Jorge R. Gutierrez (@mexopolis) October 20, 2016
— Bad Hombres (@TheBadHombres) October 20, 2016
Nintendo releases the preview trailer for their newest gaming system/console The Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid device; the Switch console is a tablet-like portable console, which can be inserted into a docking station connected to a television to use it as a home console.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 20, 2016