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5 Reboots That Are Actually Worth Your Time

And might just rival the originals.

Reboots are always tricky territory, especially for the people making them – trying to make their own mark on the story, while also keeping the integrity of the OG film alive – there’s a lot that can go wrong.

Every now and then, there’s a reboot that defies the odds, and proves to be worthy of our precious time (as if I haven’t just been watching Hype House tour vlogs all weekend… who am I kidding?)

I’ve gone ahead and curated some reboots that definitely give the originals a run for their money.

Valley Girl (2020) – Stan

The original Valley Girl stars a very young and hunky Nicolas Cage. You’ll come for the story and stay for the surprisingly beautiful family connection with Alicia Silverstone playing a mother.

Josh Whitehouse, best known for playing opposite Vanessa Hudgens in one of her MANY Christmas films, actually has a lead role in the iconic reboot. Josh joined us on our podcast, It’s Been A Big Day For to talk about the art of reboots and why polyester should be banned from all film sets.

The Baby-Sitters Club (2020) – Netflix

Alicia Silverstone has been bloody BUSY because she’s in this too! She also plays a mum, and it is just SO sweet.

The reboot follows five young girls who start a baby-sitting business, with a modern twist. Definitely add this to your list of reboots worth giving a shot.

Freaky Friday (2003) – Disney+

There’s another Freaky Friday reboot from 2019 but we pretend that never happened – THIS is the reboot worth your time. Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan were absolutely iconic in this and you need to watch, or re-watch, if you somehow missed out on this piece of history.

It is a very touching story about a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies in order to better understand each other – what’s not to like?

The Great Gatsby (2013) – Netflix

The Great Gatsby reboot is the only one I know, and the only one that matters. For a 1920s film full of glitz, glamour, horror and tragedy, Baz Lurhmann is the only one who can do it justice.

It is shot beautifully, the entire production is enormous and, well, Leo.

Hairspray (2007) – Stan

An oldie but a goodie (does anyone still say that?) Zac Efron, Tayla Parx and Brittany Snow are all in this so you KNOW it’s good. This reboot follows the racial injustice that the world was facing in the 1960s.

This film is arguably just as relevant today as it was at the time, where the world is still fighting against the racial imbalance and mistreatment of people of colour.

This list is just a few of the reboots that deserve your time, but that shouldn’t stop you opening up to the possibility of an iconic story being retold through a modern lens.

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What Will It Take For 'Fans' To Stop Stalking YouTuber David Dobrik?

It'll take less than four minutes and twenty seconds to call the cops.

In January of 2020, David Dobrik was checking out new houses on his IG stories, and trying to make light of a pretty awful situation.

David had previously pleaded with fans to stop showing up at his house. While the stories have since expired, stans have re-shared the original vids on Twitter, so there’s really no excuse for not knowing.

In David’s most recent stories, his hometown friend Ilya answers the door and is bombarded by a group of ‘fans’ and a mother from New Jersey. Ilya tells the group of fans that they can’t come in, and David can’t come out because 1. we’re in a global pandemic (stay inside!!!!) and 2. it’s extremely uncool to show up at someone’s house.

David added text over the top of the video, and spoke to his fans, “Guys, I appreciate you so much, I promise!! But pls pls do not come to my house. It’s not fun. It’s just awkward.”

He went on to say, “If I see you out and about, come say hello!! I love that. But coming to my house is a little scary. Especially because everyone is a stranger. And mama Dobrik always says ‘stranger danger'”.

Idk who needs to hear this, but David Dobrik is not your friend – unless you’re Josh Peck and you’re reading this – hi Josh! Public figures’ homes are their sanctuaries, and you’re invading their privacy by rolling up to their houses unannounced and UNINVITED.

If not David Dobrik publicly pleading with fans to stop coming to his house and invading his personal space, what will it take?

The Best Ugly Backgrounds From Celebrity Iso Interviews

Money doesn't always mean style.

During the global pandemic, all eyes have really fallen on the entertainment industry to keep peoples spirits up. Talk shows have continued to deliver interviews with some top-notch celebs, and we’ve been given the rare opportunity to take a glimpse inside the homes of the 10%. 

Gwyneth Paltrow

I’m desperately confused by the tiny stools on the left, and the floor to ceiling bookcases full of dust-collecting hardcovers – nobody can reach up there, who’s she fooling? Is this a house for giants or children?

Todrick Hall

It’s anyones guess what Todrick Hall has been up to in iso – but I reckon it’s a spot of craft. Throw a lampshade on a mannequin? Art. Hanging a little monkey from the ceiling? Art. Ding some dents in a barrel? Call him Andy Warhol. The framed clothes are reminiscent of The Biggest Loser goal weight outfits, but I am loving the decor enthusiasm!

David Dobrik

There are an abundance of round things in David Dobrik’s home, and I can only put it down to the need to baby-proof, for fear of him getting hurt. Only soft edges for Mr. Dobrik.

Terry Crews

Terry Crews REALLY wants to let you know that he reads. And knows how to colour-code. As much as I want to brutally roast the yellow walls, I’ll refrain because in this particular interview, he is VERY excited about his iso set-up and people getting to see it, and I won’t take that away from him.

Ben Platt

Ben Platt looks like he’s staying at his parents’ house during iso. He might be.

Karamo Brown

Karamo’s fake ass plant and hotel art are giving me nothing, and I love it. Someone call Bobby Berk, because we’re having an absolute decorating crisis here. That wall colour, however, is magnifique.

Lewis Capaldi

Give him all the awards, this looks like my room when I was 15 – minus the awards or whatever. I can not, for the life of me, envision a completely sane person having a life-sized, cardboard standee in their home. I also have a life-sized, cardboard standee in my home. Actually, I have two.

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon’s background seems to change in every interview appearance, but every single one is just as dismal as the former. He looks like he’s backed up into the corner of someone else’s basement or in a shared laundry, in an apartment complex that is not his. Wherever he is, he’s definitely lost.

Before we depart, I’d like to give a special mention to someone for the best damn iso interview background I have ever seen.

Jennifer Lopez

An absolute goddess – matching her dress to her garden, baby hairs laid, dewy skin, 1080p quality – this gal is not taking a day OFF, even in iso.

If you are FaceTiming, Zooming, HousePartying – just… take a sec to suss what’s in the background before you call.

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