When Robert Jeffrey was nine years old, his family took a trip to Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. There, he jumped at the chance to lip synch his favorite song against a blue screened-cityscape. The year was 1991. The song was Madonna’s “Vogue.” And the resulting video is just what you need to get you through the last few minutes of work today.
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After you take a minute to absorb the news that Dakota Fanning has just graduated from high school (I’ll wait… ) let’s recall something from our own glory days, shall we, PopWatchers? Though most of us can’t boast a Hollywood actress in our class, we’ve all gone one thing that, for better or worse, will forever remind us about those trying four years: the yearbook.
Sure, high school photos are the most unintentionally hilarious and horrifying aspect of a yearbook (they’ve devoted entire websites to it, after all), but I’m personally a fan of reading what people chose as their personal quote. READ FULL STORY »
I, like many of my high school ilk (or was that middle school? I’m too young to feel this old), used to worship the ground that Chad Michael Murray walked on. I used to live for the nights new episodes would air. (Tuesdays?) But of course this was back when it was on the nearly fully decomposed WB — or “the Dubs B,” as we in the suburban hood used to call it.
Over the years I lost touch with the One Tree Hill gang. Chad Michael Murray left, somebody apparently became a famous singer (it wasn’t Gavin DeGraw), and a whole lot of cross-pollination happened. OTH‘s rating are low but its fan base is high, and intense. Did I say intense? I meant crazy intense. READ FULL STORY »
Rider Strong thinks Corey and Topanga married too young. Guess the fate of other '90s sitcom couples!
Ahh, Corey and Topanga. The TGIF generation’s Tracy and Hepburn. True love in its finest form.
Except, like most awesome things from the ’90s (slap bracelets, financial security), it seems the happy couple may not have made it to the new millennium. At least, not according to Rider Strong. In a funny, and surprisingly insightful interview with Vanity Fair, Strong, who played Corey’s (Ben Savage) best friend Shawn, shared his thoughts on all things Boy Meets World, from the unexplained disappearance of Mr. Turner (seriously, what?) to whether or not his TV pal and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) lasted.
When asked if he thought Corey and Topanga, who wed in the final season, would be divorced by now, Strong sadly answered, “Probably.” READ FULL STORY »
I don’t fly too much, but when I do, I can be miserable to be around. My seat is too cramped, we sat on the runway for an hour, I wasn’t allowed a second bag of peanuts. I’m a grouchy flyer. Yet, in all my harumphing, I’ve never once thought to myself, Jeez, why can’t they just show Leap Year up here in 3-D! Nevertheless, according to the Hollywood Reporter, MasterImage 3D is poised to install glasses-free 3-D screens on the planes of several airlines (and in cars too).
Is 3-D entertainment really what’s missing from air travel these days? Don’t the airlines already charge you extra these days if you dare insist on carrying-on your wallet? I’m sorry that I’m not more enthusiastic about the possibilities of 3-D up in the air, as I’m a fervent fan of the technology, when done right. I’m just not sure flying at 35,000 feet is a conducive environment, and to be honest, I’d trade the 3-D perk for some extra leg room. READ FULL STORY »
As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s the basic idea behind Storage Wars, A&E’s inexplicably addicting series about abandoned storage lockers and the brave men (and woman) who buy them at auction, hoping that they’ll contain something of value. The catch is that the buyers can only take a cursory glance at the storage units that are for sale before making a purchase, so there’s no way to know whether they’ll stumble upon a gold mine or a locker stuffed with junk. But luckily for both the dudes in question and the show’s audience, usually the units contain, at the very least, a few interesting tchotchkes — if not something that can be resold for big bucks. READ FULL STORY »
Take a moment to travel with us to yesteryear. Step away from your FrontierVille ranch and wrap up that lunchtime Chatroulette session, because this vintage informational video is chock-full of good ol’-fashioned Disney magic and Brylcreemed coifs that deserve your attention. On the heels of their 1937 success with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film in history, Disney takes us behind the scenes of its animation process, with a word from Walt himself. READ FULL STORY »
Winona Ryder's 'Reality Bites': PopWatch Rewind tries to figure out if Generation X was sarcastic or sincere
This is the true story of four friends who decided to live together in a house, and have their lives taped by the one who considers herself a “videographer” to find out what happens when people stop being polite…and start getting really, really obnoxious. Reality Bites: It sure does! Okay, full disclaimer: We are two snot-nosed members of Generation Y. The film was not made for us. We have no emotional attachment to it. But even though Reality Bites looks incredibly dated now — let’s be honest, it was dated one year after its initial 1994 release — we both found the movie fascinating. It’s essentially a time capsule constructed entirely of flannel, denim, Big Gulps and pre-corporate alt-rock. At the center of the film is Winona Ryder, an actress who more or less defined her generation. Ryder has small roles in two current films — she’s a cheating wife in The Dilemma and an extremely Winona-esque dancer in Black Swan — and given Ryder’s difficult career arc in the last decade, you could argue that Reality Bites looks even more melancholy now, a vision of youth in all its naive idiot glory. Or maybe it’s just a film about naive idiots. READ FULL STORY »