By Gabriella Zicarelli
If there’s anything we love more than a great movie it’s the obligatory sequel that follows. And in the coming months there will be loads of them! Here are 11 sequels that we’re excited to see this year.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Unprofessional and inappropriate — these are just a couple words that can be used to describe Ron Burgundy and his team at the Channel 4 nightly news. I think it’s fair to say we’ve been looking forward to an Anchorman sequel since it was released in 2004. Anchorman: The Legend Continues will bring back Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and just announced to join the cast…Drum roll… is the hilarious Kristin Wiig. We have to wait until Dec. 20 for this one so ’til then, re-watch Ron personally announcing the sequels’ release on Conan (above).
Thor: The Dark World
Let’s be honest, when it comes to Thor you don’t have to be a Marvel Comics fan, am I right ladies? Australian hottie, Chris Hemsworth made his action hero debut when he donned his Thor costume and hammer in the first instalment, which became a huge blockbuster and career starter for him. In The Dark World, Thor sets out to battle a dark race of elves being led by Malekith, who is threatening to plunge the universe into darkness following what happened in The Avengers. The Dark World is set for a Nov. 8 release, but above is a little teaser from Marvel.
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By Gabriella Zicarelli
When you think about the 80s and 90s you probably think of shoulder pads, big hair, mullets and guys with frosted tips (ick). I think we can all agree none of these beauty trends should EVER make a comeback. Still, the decade gave us a lot of great TV shows and with the latest news of a Boy Meets World reboot, it’s time to take out your scrunchies and crop tops and get a little nostalgic.
What shows would you like to see return?
Here are 10 shows from the 80s and 90s that need a reunion:
Blossom jumpstarted Joey Lawrence’s music career (I still have the cassette), along with Mayim Bialik’s acting career. She now plays Amy Farrah Fowler on the Big Bang Theory. The fact that she gave the world “WOAH!” is all I need to know. If this Old Navy Blossom commercial is any indication, a reunion would be like old times.
Freaks and Geeks
High school isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, which is why Judd Apatow knew what he took on Freaks and Geeks. Focusing on timeless issues like bullying and peer pressure, a reboot of this show would restonate with today’s teens. The show launched the careers of Jason Segel who now plays Marshall on How I met your Mother, Seth Rogen and James “I Can Do Everything” Franco (both also starred in Pineapple Express), Linda Cardellini who was in ER for seven seasons and the adorkable John Francis Daley, who plays Dr. Sweets in Bones.
My So Called Life
Before becoming a CIA agent in Homeland, Claire Danes was a regular 15-year-old dealing with the ups and downs of being young in My so Called Life. Like Freaks and Geeks, this show dealt with many timeless topics, which is why a comeback would still resonate with teens. Another notable career that was launched was Jared Leto, who not only continued acting but even went on to produce, direct, and play front-man to rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. Unfortunately, like Freaks and Geeks the show was also cancelled early and went on to become a cult classic.
After saying goodbye to the Tanners in 1995, the Olsen twins became more popular than overalls. They went on to star in Two of a Kind (Not gonna lie, I really liked that show) and A LOT of movies. There’s no question how high in demand they became. Today they are big names in fashion. Some of the best scenes in Full House came courtesy of Michelle and TV’s coolest uncle, Jesse. Like this gem, where we are taught how NOT to change a diaper.
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By Gabriella Zicarelli
When I was in second grade the video for “Quit Playin’ Games” by The Backstreet Boys was released, marking the precise moment when my fangirl days started. Now when I see the new generation of fangirls and fanboys, I can’t help but feel nostalgic, recalling fond memories of buying magazines whenever my favourite group was on the cover, collecting clippings of EVERY photo and interview, sending fan mail to the addresses listed and waiting for that autographed poster that never came (I’m looking at you BSB). And yes, I had to deal with the ridicule from those who just didn’t get it.
How do you know when you’ve crossed onto fangirl territory? Here are the top five signs, from a tried and true fangirl:
1. Your bedroom wall is a shrine
You’ve collected every over-sized poster from magazines, turning your bedroom walls from paint to One Direction wallpaper. Your parents admitted they almost feel uncomfortable in your room when Harry’s looking at you like that. Yes, my parents did actually tell me something similar…
2. You know every lyric and will sing their songs anywhere
You get excited everytime you hear your tune playing, regardless of where you are at any moment. For example, if your in the vegetable aisle at the grocery store and 1D’s “One Thing” starts playing, you immediately start singing and dancing. Not lying, this tends to still happen to me whenever I hear “Backstreet’s Back.”
3. You shed a lot of tears for them
You start a concert all like: “Yeah I’m cool and collected,” until they finally hit the stage and you begin hysterically sobbing and screaming, stating “I’m just so happy!” whilst wiping tears.
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