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This Week in Culture: Movie Musicals Abound

Everything you might’ve missed this week, April 26–30

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A look at 'In The Heights' Photo: Netflix

Welcome to Metro.Style’s Culture Round-up! We bring to you everything you might’ve missed this week in the entertainment world, including the historic Oscars, new trailers for upcoming movie musicals, Billboard Music Awards nominations, and more.


Enchanted sequel news

Back in December, Disney announced and confirmed a sequel to the 2007 hit film Enchanted, aptly called Disenchanted. The original cast, including Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey—who is said to be preparing a song for the film this time around—is set to return, along with Maya Rudolph, who will be playing the movie’s villain.


West Side Story and In The Heights trailers


At the Oscars early this week, two new trailers of upcoming movie musicals premiered: Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated West Side Story remake, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights film adaptation. We can’t for the films’ release this June and December.


History-making Oscars

Despite the pandemic, the Oscars went on, this time categorized as a “film production” as it handed out awards at Los Angeles’ Union Station. This year’s awards were historic as they featured wins from Youn Yuh-jung and Chloé Zhao for Minari and Nomadland, respectively. But there was a bit of a misstep when the night ended with Anthony Hopkins’ win for Best Actor, a category that many thought would be given posthumously to the late Chadwick Boseman for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.


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ITZY comeback



ITZY has returned with a record-breaking mini album called GUESS WHO, with a new music video for the album’s title track. “Mafia in the Morning” came out today, as well as five other songs. Head to Spotify or wherever you get your music to listen to the album now! 


Kim Seon-ho is releasing a single with “self-penned lyrics” and a music video

Kim Seon-ho is set to release a single this coming week, on May 6, he announced through SALT Entertainment. In a report by Soompi, the single will is a “soft pop song with an acoustic sound,” with lyrics penned personally by Seon-ho himself. This will be his follow-up to his single released last year, called “Sleepless.” 


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BTS, BLACKPINK, and SEVENTEEN receive Billboard Music Awards nominations 

At this year’s Billboard Music Awards, BTS was noiminated in four categories, while BLACKPINK and SEVENTEEN received their first-ever BBMA nominations this years. They’re nominated for Top Social Artist along with BTS, Ariana Grande, and SB19. The awards will air live on May 23 at 8 p.m. EST (that’s May 24 at 8 a.m. Manila time). 


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