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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: Adventures in Europe

It’s totally possible to have an adventure through Europe without even leaving your couch.  Here are some of our favorite movies that will take you to Rome, Paris & beyond.

1. The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Ah, Rome.  The Eternal City.  The land where they invented spaghetti. Whatever you want to call it, this movie is like taking a tour through the city.  And no trip to Rome is complete without running into an Italian pop star who wants you to pose as his singing parter who’s like totally your twin and perform at the IMVAs so you don’t loose your record deal, right?

2. Monte Carlo
Sure, it’s basically the same plot as The Lizzie McGuire Movie.  But this one takes place in Paris, and of course Monte Carlo.  And stars Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, Leighton Meester, and some really well cast male leads.  Beau-jo-lais, y’all.

3. The Cheetah Girls 2
Sometimes you gotta strut down those streets and let Barcelona know the Cheetahs have arrived.  The Cheetah Girls travel to Spain to compete in a talent show, almost get disqualified, meet some cute boys, and end up having a Cheetah-licious summer!

4. Chasing Liberty
Mandy Moore goes everywhere from Prague to Venice and back with Matthew Goode.  Sure she may be on the run from her secret service body guards, but a romantic gondola ride never hurt anybody!

5. What A Girl Wants
Amanda Bynes goes to London to find her father, Colin Firth and meets a cute British boy, who also happens to be a musician.  Believe it or not, no Christina Aguilera songs are in this movie, despite the title.  (Didn’t you just read the title to the tune of “What A Girl Wants?”  Us too.)

Brush Up on Your Winter Sports Movies in Time for the Olympics!

The 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia are just around the corner (seriously, they start tomorrow!) and with the sudden influx of snow in the city, if we aren’t in the park sledding and having snowball fights…we’re parked on the couch with hot chocolate (and tea) watching our favorite winter sports themed movies!

1. The Mighty Ducks Trilogy


This film franchise was the reason we dusted off our in-line skates in the summer, and made us want to join the hockey team in the winter. Starring Joshua Jackson as Charlie Conway and Emilio Estevez as Coach Gordon Bombay, and Kenan Thompson as Russ Tyler, The Mighty Ducks movies follow a rag-tag team of misfits navigating their way through peewee hockey, the Junior Goodwill Games, and eventually high school.  And let’s not forget the original Banksy aka Adam Banks, who reluctantly joined the team mid-season but eventually became a full-fledged Duck.  Quack Quack Quack!

2. Genius

Charlie Boyle is Chaz Anthony. Chaz Anthony is Charlie Boyle. They’re the same person. Except Charlie wears glasses and a lab coat while Chaz dons a leather jacket and spikey hair. Hannah Montana before there was Hannah Montana! Charlie is a science nerd trying to defy gravity (he’s in college and he isn’t even 14). When he starts to tutor a beautiful girl named Clair (played by Emmy Rossum) Charlie enrolls in the local high school, reinventing himself as a bad boy slacker – Chaz Anthony. The movie follows Charlie’s struggles of living a double life and how you can defy gravity while playing ice hockey!

3. Cool Runnings

“If enough people say they can believe, Jamaica, we got a bobsled team!” Cool Runnings is loosely based off the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team made up of the fastest sprinters in Jamaica.  It’s also one of the most quotable movies of all time.  “Hey Sanka, what ya smoking?”  “I’m not smoking, I’m breathing!”   And it stars 90s icons such as Doug E. Doug and John Candy.

“Life-Size” Gets A Sequel

Pack your bags and get ready to go back to Sunnyvale with Eve, because Tyra Banks just confirmed that the 2000 movie, “Life-Size”, is getting a part two!

Rumors had been swirling in recent weeks but the supermodel let the cat out of the bag on Twitter.

According to this article from E!News Online, Tyra also teased that the movie will be “modernized”. No word yet if Lindsay Lohan will take part in the sequel, set for a late 2014 – early 2015 release.

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.