Take Five: 9/16 – 9/22


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Every week, the world of entertainment releases new content, and although we try to know everything, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all that’s happening. That’s what Take Five is for! Here, we’ll discuss five things that came out in television, movies, music, video games, books and more in the world of entertainment.

1. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

On Monday Sept. 17, Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che hosted the annual Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones took home nine Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home eight, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

In addition to these big wins, many fan favorites managed to bring home awards, such as the Queer Eye cast winning three Emmys for the show, including Outstanding Structured Reality Program. The night was full of surprises, from Oscars director Glenn Weiss proposing to his girlfriend, to the opening song and dance. For a full list of winners, click here.

2. Captain Marvel 

On Sept. 18, we got our first look at the Captain Marvel movie, set for release on March 8, 2019. Brie Larson will take on the role of Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel, making it Marvel’s first stand alone film centered on a female superhero.

While we aren’t told a whole lot from the first trailer, it appears that Captain Marvel is caught in the middle of an ongoing galactic war as she suffers from amnesia, making her unsure of her place in the conflict. From its diverse set of characters to its ’90s nostalgia, it looks like a promising addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

3. America’s Got Talent and MasterChef

During the summer, many competition shows come back for another season that we seem to love to watch. From Big Brother to America’s Got Talent (AGT), there’s something for everyone. On Sept. 19, both AGT’s Season 13 and MasterChef’s Season Nine came to an end.

Shin Lim managed to win the grand prize of $1 million in AGT. Lim is a close-up magician who specializes in card tricks. The last time a magician won was in season nine, and while many have made it to the final two, he was lucky enough to win it all. With this win, he will not only take home the money, but will also get his own show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In MasterChef’s season finale the same night, the winner wasn’t just anyone. Season nine’s winner, Gerron Hurt, is a Fern Creek High School and Western Kentucky University (WKU) graduate. For his win, he received $250,000 and will be an instructor at Camp MasterChef.

4. The Nintendo Direct

The Japanese video game company Nintendo released their latest “Nintendo Direct” presentation on Thursday, Sept. 13. The presentation was originally scheduled for Sept. 6, but was postponed due to a deadly earthquake that struck Japan that day.

The presentation began with a big announcement, with the reveal of Luigi’s Mansion Three on Nintendo Switch, which releases in 2019. Nintendo then proceeded to show off a multitude of games for the Switch, as well as their aging Nintendo 3DS. In the middle of the Direct, Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi announced the features of Nintendo’s subscription service, Nintendo Switch Online. After a few more announcements, the Direct concluded two major announcements. First, they revealed that Isabelle, a popular character from the Animal Crossing franchise, would be a playable fighter in Nintendo’s upcoming mascot brawler, Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Second, they announced the next installment in the beloved Animal Crossing series, which will be coming to Switch next year.

5. Check, Please!

Check, Please!, though not as well known amongst mainstream sources, is a webcomic produced by Yale graduate, Ngozi Ukazu. Ngozi started the piece as a side project and started producing it in 2013 on Tumblr. Since then, the webcomic has reached a decently sized fanbase and on Tuesday Sept. 18, the first two years of the comic were printed in a book titled Check, Please! Book One: Hockey.

The comic follows a college student named Eric ”Bitty” Bittle as he goes through four years of college at the fictional Samewell University and plays on the men’s hockey team. Bitty is a pie-baking, Beyonce-loving, responsible and valuable part of the team and the comic shows his growth from a freshman to a senior. The comic is a healthy representation of LGBT+ relationships and showcases the growth of Ngozi’s art style. For anyone looking for something happy and light hearted, it’s a must-read.

“Outside of the 2010 Emmy Awards in downtown Los Angeles” by Casey Penk on Wikimedia Commons. Image is licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Use of this photo does not indicate photographer endorsement of this article.