Another month has come and gone! If you missed anything in terms of pop culture or newsworthy content…we’ve got you covered.
After many delays, Marvel finally released its first film in theatres since 2019. Black Widow is set right after the events of Captain America: Civil War, which came out in 2016, and we see Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow on the run and ready to confront her past. In Thursday night previews it earned $13.2 million, which is the best preview night since the pandemic began. It grossed over $80.4 million in its first weekend at the box office, becoming the largest opening weekend since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Black Widow has received many positive reviews with Scarlett Johansson and newcomer to the MCU, Florence Pugh, earning praise for their performances and action sequences. However, many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe felt the movie came too late within the timeline.
Free Britney Gains Momentum
Ever since the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears was released earlier this year, the Free Britney movement has gained momentum and is continuing to grow. In a remote hearing that was held earlier in the month, Britney Spears spoke out against the conservatorship and her conservator who is also her father, Jamie Spears. It was reported that she said, “This conservatorship has allowed my dad to ruin my life.” During the hearing, the judge approved her request to hire a new lawyer, Matthew S. Rosengart, who is a Hollywood lawyer and former federal prosecutor. Since hiring him, Britney has taken back her narrative and shared her stories, and given love to those who have stood by her this whole time. In addition, many celebrities have come forward in supporting the #FreeBritney movement after hearing shocking court testimonies.
After a tremendous season, the NBA season came to an end on July 20th with the Milwaukee Bucks defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6. The Phoenix Suns now have a third Conference Title under their belts and while things might not have gone the way we wanted this season, there’s definitely hope for the future of the team.
Say Farewell to Summer
There’s only one more month of summer! Stay cool, stay safe and healthy, and enjoy those memories with friends and families as summer comes to a close. Stay tuned for next month’s blog to recap all the latest news across the country and in pop culture.