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The five most anticipated films of fall 2021

The new season means cold nights, bitter winds and rainy days. But as students take refuge inside from the chilling weather, another season rolls in — the fall film season. With new movies releasing every week, here are five stand-outs for students’ viewing pleasures:

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill delights the crowd during a 2015 concert.

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’ is the name of the game on ‘Expensive Pain’

Few artists fly as successfully under-the-radar as Meek Mill. Even with anthems like “Dreams and Nightmares” still bringing clubgoers to their feet nearly a decade later, Meek has always been somewhat overshadowed by industry pioneers like Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But with a dedicated legion of stans, Meek seems unbothered by his rivals, returning as confidently and comfortably as ever on his latest album, “Expensive Pain.”

Season three of "Sex Education" released on Netflix on Sept. 17.

‘Sex Education’ Season 3 succeeds in its characters, stumbles in its comedy

When Issac deleted Otis’ voicemail to Maeve professing his undying love for her in the final scene of season two’s finale of “Sex Education,” fans weren’t exactly expecting season three to feature the early and tragic death of a cat, Johnathan, — who’s owners night of frisky activity sent a microwave oven flying across the room, crushing him to death — or travel as far as an underground Nigerian gay club.  

Cinderella (2021) “far more resembles the pumpkin before the carriage in this adaptation.”

Bippity boppity flop

Once upon a time, Hollywood found its own glass slipper with the fairytale, “Cinderella,” which spawned a trove of beloved movies like Disney’s 1950 animated feature of the same name and Hilary Duff’s teen rom-com “A Cinderella Story.”  

Canadian rapper Drake performs in Summer Sixteen Tour 2016 in Toronto.

Drake disappoints with ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Scheduled to be released as early as January, Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” was arguably the most anticipated hip-hop release of 2021. After multiple postponements, the Toronto native finally delivered on his promise, releasing “CLB” at 2 a.m. Friday. 

Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Art’s annual Party in the Garden benefit in May 2011.

Kanye West gives fans his best album since ‘Life of Pablo’ with ‘Donda’

Kanye West has been on a fascinating run as of late. After announcing his 10th album, “Donda,” over a year ago, West spent the past two months performing the new tracks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, with the sets becoming progressively zanier and the many songs/features being changed each time. Now, West has finally released “Donda” for the whole world to hear. 


J. Cole returns with ‘The Off-Season’

J. Cole has been on a stellar run the past ten years. After landing five consecutive albums at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, he went on a run of exceptional features in 2018 with rappers like 21 Savage on “A Lot” and Dreamville labelmate J.I.D. on “Off Deez,” before he released “Revenge of the Dreamers III,” a project which allowed Cole to curate the best and brightest rappers — in and out of his label — to release his own “Cruel Summer.” 

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