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The Friday Five: Zac Efron’s Greatest Roles

It’s a known fact that we will go see anything starring Zac Efron.   Plot?   Doesn’t matter.  His newest movie, “We Are Your Friends,” hits theaters next week.  Zac plays an aspiring DJ who just needs that 1 track to make it big time.  In honor of the new film, here’s a look at some of Zefron’s greatest roles.

1. “Summerland”
Zac’s first major role, alongside Jesse McCartney and Danielle Panabaker.  Seriously, what do we need to do to get this show on Netflix or Hulu?

2. “High School Musical”
One of the greatest musical numbers of all time.

3. “17 Again”
This movie has the 3 essential ingredients of a successful Zefron film: dancing, basketball, and (un)necessary shirtless scenes.

4. “Neighbors”
The only thing better than a Zefron movie is one that also stars Dave Franco!  Look out for the sequel next year.

5. “We Are Your Friends”
We love that Zac & the cast promoted the movie with screenings and after-parties across the country, giving the fangirls what they want.

The Friday Five: Best DCOM Musical Moments

Tonight marks the premiere of yet another soon to be classic DCOM (that’s Disney Channel Original Movie), “Zapped!”  In the movie, Zendaya gets a new smartphone app that lets her control boys with the touch of a button.  It sounds amazing, and also reminds us of one of our favorite DCOMs of all time, “Stuck in the Suburbs,” where in a pre-iPhone/app world, stars Brenda Song and Danielle Panabaker accidentally end up with a pop star’s cell phone, and manage to run his entire life, eventually changing it for the better.  (And proving that fans know artists better than managers.)   It’s totally fine to cancel all your plans for tonight to watch “Zapped,” especially since it’s followed by the long-awaited premiere of “Girl Meets World!”    We’re hoping there will be at least one iconic musical sequence in the movie.  Here are our favorite DCOM songs and musical moments!

1. “Make a Wish” by Jordan Cahill – “Stuck in the Suburbs”
This is actually Taran Killam singing….Yes, Taran Killam from SNL.  Not enough people remember that he was in this fangirl fantasy movie!   Taran played Jordan Cahill, a spoiled popstar who kind of hated his life but didn’t know how to say “no” to his manager.   He did gather himself enough to spit out this witty quip in response to his manager telling him he was famous because of his perfectly highlighted hair – “Then dress it up, and make it sing your lousy songs!”

2.  “Strut” by Cheetah Girls – “Cheetah Girls 2”
Any movie that takes place in Europe is more than likely one of our favorites.   The Cheetah Girls get the chance of a lifetime to go to Spain and it involves a half baked plan, some gorgeous scenery (we’re not talking about the mansion here) and a happy ending for our Amigas Cheetahs!   We find ourselves singing this on our way to work in the mornings – it’s got the perfect beat to STRUT to!

3. “Zoom” by Microbe – “Zenon Girl of the 21st Century”
If you say you don’t know all the words to this song, then you’re either too old(or young) to remember this movie or you’re lying.  This movie is still a fashion disaster MAJOR!   But zetus lupetus, we wish Microbe (esp. Proto Zoa) was a real band because we would totally go to a space themed concert and wear neon spandex leggings under a ridiculous looking  mini skirt (holographic vest and all).

4. “Slam Dunk the Funk” by 5ive – “Smart House”
Cheesy outfits? Check.  House party hosted by a 14 year old boy? Check.   Choreographed dance moves in the cheesy outfits at a house party hosted by a 14 year old boy?  You got it!   “Smart House” was one of those movies where it was so bad it’s good (usually our favorite kind of movies).   Ryan Merriman (AKA that creep Ian Thomas  on PLL) is the genius behind the “let’s put on some tunes and do choreographed dance moves” scene here.  Thank god time was good to him.  Do yourself a favor, after you watch this clip…go Google “Ryan Merriman” and thank us later.

5. “Bet on It” by Zac Efron – “High School Musical 2”
I don’t know if we need to even say anything about this clip.  It’s been parodied so many times that it keeps getting funnier as time goes on.  Zac Efron totally nailed this song and performance.  The running, the skipping, the twirling while skip-running…there’s a reason this clip made our Friday Five list! Also, if you’ve have never reenacted the Bet On It scene….you’re lying.

PSA:  You can find most of these classic films on Youtube, or check your TV listings and get your DVR ready because Disney Channel airs old DCOMs in the middle of the night!   (And High School Musical 2 and Cheetah Girls 2 are on Netflix).

Fangirl Movie Spotlight – Taking 5

What’s the worst that can happen when Alona Tal and Daniella Monet kidnap The Click Five and make them perform for their school?

Okay so the plot is a bit more complicated than just kidnapping the band but what fangirl DOESN’T dream of keeping their favorite band tied up in the basement until your favorite member falls in love with you?
Devon (Tal) and Gabby (Monet) kidnap the band 5 Leo Rise and force them to play a concert at their school to avoid being shunned to social siberia for till college. In the 91 minute tour de fangirl, Taking 5 takes you on a roller coaster ride and a look into what every fan girl dreams about.

Y’know that dream you keep having during English class where your favorite band comes to your mall and does a signing? It’s your turn and you walk right up to your favorite member and the words start slipping out. Before you know it, the two of you are having coffee and he invites you to watch his concert from backstage.

This is not that dream. That’s basically how every meet & greet goes. Except you would never get that much time to word vomit all over your favorite band.

If you need any more reasons to watch this fangirl masterpiece, Christy Carlson Romano and the dad from High School Musical is in it.

Ashley Tisdale Releases “You’re Always Here”

Ashley Tisdale released a new single called “You’re Always Here” on iTunes today!

Three days ago, she said in an Instavid “It feels great to be writing and singing again.” Well Ashley, it’s great to hear you singing again! We love the new single!

Buy “You’re Always Here” on iTunes