It’s a good week to be a Zac Efron fan – first the box office destroying ‘High School Musical 3’, then the announcement that Disney is fast tracking the ‘Footloose’ remake with Efron in the Kevin Bacon role (and new songs to go with the classics!) and Kenny Ortega in the directors chair…and now we have the official trailer for Zac’s next big screen adventure ’17 Again’.
As you’ve probably already guessed from the title, the movie is a classic body swap comedy with Matthew Perry getting his wish to be 17 again and going back to school, this time in the body of Zac Efron. Original? No. Must see? Did we mention ZAC EFRON? Sweet.
With High School Musical 3 taking a record breaking $42 million over the opening weekend, it should come as no surprise that other studios are trying to get in on the act. The odd thing is that 20th Centruy Fox are using one of Disney’s own acts to try and get a slice of the box office cake.
Yes, Jonas Brothers are signed up to star in Fox’s ‘Walter The Farting Dog’ (No, REALLY!) based on a series of popular children’s books. It’s being produced by the Farrelly Brothers who may also direct.
The tale revolves around a fat dog with wind problems who comes to live with a family, causing general and hilarious havoc. Interestingly as well as signing up Nick, Joe and Kevin, the film is also set to feature their younger brother Frankie, already familiar to fans of the band as the Bonus Jonas.
Jonas Brothers? Farting dogs? These are truly great days!
Oh my god. Yes, the rumours, doubts, leaks, jokes are over. W Axl Rose has confirmed that Chinese Democracy, the long overdue Guns N Roses album will arrive in this country next month. Not next year, not next century, NEXT MONTH.
Whilst the Internet is always a hotbed of conjecture when it comes to this sort of thing, anyone who bought The Sun on Friday was greeted by this full page advert that reveals not only the release date, but a new web address and the album artwork for Chinese Democracy. Behold! The return of rock n roll’s most dangerous band. Bring it. Welcome back Mr Rose, we’ve missed you.
1/ The Backseat – The Gaslight Anthem
2/ Ice Hockey Hair – The Wildhearts
3/ Scream – Zac Efron
4/ Run Run – Those Dancing Days
5/ Pork N Beans – Weezer
6/ Get In The Ring – Guns N Roses
7/ Whose Hands Are These – Neil Diamond
8/ The Boys Are Back – Corbin Bleu and Zac Efron
9/ Tiny Little Robots – Cage The Elephant
10/ Novotel – Adam Green
Another week, another Disney ‘event’ movie. Yet High School Musical 3: Senior Year is different, in that it is a global phenomenon that has risen from television to the big screen for its third outing.
The story will be familiar to fans of the first two – Gabriella and Troy have decisions to make not only about their own futures, but their futures together; the Wildcats are going for back-to-back championships and Sharpay still wants to be the star of the show. Add in a few new characters (a young emo Wildcat called Rocketman and a snooty London student determined to help, or is it hinder Sharpay?) and some great new songs (notably Zac Efron’s excellent ‘Scream’ and Corbin and Zac’s spirited ‘The Boys Are Back’) and you have a sequel that will excite and delight fans the world over. Brilliant.
The new video for ‘Lovebug’ by Jonas Brothers has been released. Following on from the big budget Miami Vice/ Kung-Fu spoofing of ‘Burnin Up’, ‘Lovebug’ is a big epic video featuring the boys as an old style jazz band.
Check it out right now:
1/ Actionman – Those Dancing Days
2/ The Lovers Are Losing – Keane
3/ If It Dont Feel Good – Towers Of London
4/ A Time To Remember – Special Needs
5/ Twee Twee Dee – Adam Green
6/ Hello Beautiful – jonas Brothers
7/ 18 And Life – Skid Row
8/ Mr Misfortune – Hadouken!
9/ The Driveway – Miley Cyrus
10/ Time Is Running Out – Towers Of London