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Carrie Underwood sticks to her roots on ‘Cry Pretty’

 'Cry Pretty' shows what Carrie Underwood is all about. Talking about  sensitive topics, drinking and heartbreak coping, this album will surely  capture the interest of country fans. Country music seems to be  overlapping with pop recently, but this album is a symbol of what has  stood against the test of time. Her depictions of faith never go out of  style. The stories behind the music are touching and will leave  listeners replaying for pleasure.  


‘Ocean’s 8’ proves that 8 is better than 11

If you’re a fan of the Ocean movies, then this movie is worth seeing.  Don’t look for anything too new, however. The cast is lovable and fun to  watch, but it’s not worth a second watch. The plot is dull, and the  humor is just as dull. The film feels kind of rushed and missing the key  elements that the original movies had.   


Charlie Puth’s ‘Voicenotes’ ends on a high note

Charlie Puth has really upped his game this go around. His music feels  slightly different, although not entirely. Love and relationship issues  plague this album and hurt his originality. He never falters from his  familiar content and this is what makes his music unique and his own.  The album is a good listen and is worth the money overall.  


‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Episode 7: “Ascent”

The struggles of every character are shown in this episode. Andrew’s financial troubles along with his relationship with his mom are shown. He uses her and eventually leaves her for Norman while she waits for him to return. The interaction between the two siblings shows that the Versace company is really hurting, and this episode touches the emotional side all throughout.


‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Episode 5: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Episode 5 is by far the most difficult to follow due to its frequent flashbacks and flashforwards. The emotion that is felt is incredible and genuinely touching. Andrew’s love for David is put into perspective and so is the anti-LGBT discrimination in the military during this time period. This episode isn’t as engaging as previous episodes, but leaves you with an emotional attachment to Jeff and his family.


‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Episode 4: “House By the Lake”

Episode four is fantastic and provides an excellent depiction of aloneness and isolation. Andrew is truly alone in the world and his one chance at love is lost because of his brutality. The violence gives a taste of horror that is familiar from Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story. The flashbacks give a great perspective on David’s childhood and life story. Unfortunately, Andrew’s killing spree is not over.