If you’re reading this, then it means that you’ve survived your first couple weeks of 2014!
But now that you’ve had a few days to adjust to the new year, you’re also probably struggling to adjust to the way that you now have to write the dates in the top corner of your homework.
After all, what does this new year bring in for us?
Mostly the good stuff, like movies, TV shows and entertainment.
So before you accidentally write 2013 – again – on your homework, here are the top 10 things that you should look forward to in 2014:
Simon Cowell becoming a Dad
Can you even imagine that stern-faced reality judge changing any diapers?
First off, you have to understand that this news is bigger than Kanye and Kim’s baby, because the baby mama is Simon’s former friend’s wife, which can only mean so much drama.
And if you’re the generation that had started watching American Idol from the git-go, you know what Simon is like. But a lot has changed for the 54-year-old who is anticipating fatherhood in February with his girlfriend.
According to sources, Simon has been reported as being “soft” as well as “better looking” than ever since the baby’s announcement.
So does this mean that Simon might finally stop being a Grinch on the X-Factor?
But it might be likely that we’ll see less of this from Simon:
Lady Gaga's New Tour
Because it’s Gaga!
Need I say more?
According to reports, Lady Gaga will kick off her tour – dubbed “ArtRave: The ARTPOP Ball” – on May 4th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
But here’s the main reason why you should jump at the opportunity to see her perform live:
Earlier last year, Gaga was forced to abandon the stage due to a hip injury. With that news in mind, Gaga unveiled the dates for her anticipated new outing which is slated to run through July 21st. This will be her first full and official tour since coming out of surgery.
In addition, if your someone who has never seen a live Lady Gaga concert, nows your chance!
First off, Gaga’s concerts are unexpected delights, i.e. great singing, dancing, costumes and even some bizarre moments. She connects her audience with frequently personal statements, and by the end of the night, you feel good about who you are.
So all in all, if you do get a chance to see Gaga live, you’ll without a doubt get to experience this:
Peter Capaldi's first season of Doctor Who
To all you Whovians out there, Doctor Who fans have officially said their goodbyes to the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith in the 2013 Christmas Special. It is highly expected that the new doctor will be different to his 31-year-old predecessor Matt Smith. After all, in the past, fans were exposed to more younger and puppy-dog like Doctors (Tennant and Smith) but now the show’s head writers are promising that Capaldi’s Doctor will be an “old beast” with a “bite.”
It’s no surprise that Capaldi might seem familiar to Doctor Who fans, even before he was announced as the 12th Doctor. He was already on Doctor Who in the episode, “The Fires of Pompeii.”
So just to give you a quick perspective, this is what Peter Capaldi would be if his character, Malcolm Tucker was the Doctor:
House of Cards (Season 2)
Powerful enemies threaten to expose Congressman, Frank Underwood’s political dirty laundry in the upcoming season of House of Cards on February 14th. After conniving his way into the vice presidency, Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), must find ways to hide their dark secrets in the new season.
If you haven’t seen it (which you really should) the first season was chilling, featuring the most unforgettable characters. Now, at least another 13 episodes are on their way, we will soon be able to appreciate Frank’s smartass monologues as he climbs his way up the ladder of power.
For those who don’t know, Veronica Mars used to be a television series back in 2004 during television network UPN’s final two years, and ended on May 2007 after a season on UPN’s successor, The CW. The series was set in the fiction town of Neptune, California and stared Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator. After the show’s cancelation, it had a huge follow up, and fans were begging to bring the show back on the air. Only, the creators of the show did something different.
They set up a Kickstarter account to rally money for a Veronica Mars movie. That’s right. The entire movie was financed solely by donations. And fans clamored for the project to be fully funded within 10 hours.
The movie picks up 10 years later from where the television series ended, featuring the entire cast from the TV show.
Orphan Black (Season 2)
The first season of the BBC’s cloning conspiracy thriller, Orphan Black is one that everyone needs to pick up on. In just 10 episodes, Black has become the newest scifi obsession. The show stars Tatiana Maslany as – well – everyone in the entire show. But initially, the show centers on Sarah Manning, an orphan who has just returned to Toronto to be reunited with her daughter, Kira. But as soon as she arrives, Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks exactly like her. Desperate for money and an escape from her drug-dealing ex-boyfriend, Sarah steals her dead doppleganger’s identity, conning everyone to think that she is the other woman, Beth. But as she delves more deeply into Beth’s life, Sarah learns a shocking secret: she and Beth are clones, and there are a whole lot more of their genetic identicals running around.
What’s more, the characters of the clones are so distinguishable and so different from each other, but they’re all played by the same person, which is amazing!
Captain America – The Winter Soldier
Since Thor: The Dark World was a critical and financial success for Marvel, more pressure has been put on their next cinematic effort, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. He joins forces with the Black Widow, while struggling to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn.
Also, he’s wearing a new uniform:
Based on the best-selling series by young adult novelist Veronica Roth, Divergent takes place in a futuristic version of America where people are divided into five different factions based on their personalities. On the day of their choosing ceremony, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) finds out she is Divergent and can never fit into any of the five designated factions. Armed with the dangerous knowledge that she’ll never fit in and the discovery that there is a secret conspiracy aimed to destroy all Divergents in existence, Tris must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
And in case you haven’t figured it out yet, the movie has Theo James:
Game of Thrones (Season 4)
Is that seriously even a question?
It’s Game of Thrones!
How can you NOT look forward to this?
This past Thursday, fans of the hit HBO series received some good news when it was finally announced that the show will be returning for Season 4 on April 6. Along with the premiere date, we learned that a Season 4 trailer would be coming on the evening of Sunday the 12th.
Shooting the new season lasted a whopping 136 days before calling it a wrap, with shooting taking place in three different countries. Iceland, Croatia and Northern Ireland will all be in the backdrop when Game of Thrones returns to HBO.
While book fans have a good sense of what to expect next season, Season 4 will answer questions that were hinted at the end of Season 3. Such as, what will now happen to Jamie and Cersei now that Jamie has returned to King’s Landing? What will happen to Brienne? Is Tywin Lannister still a dick to his own children? What will happen to Arya now that her brother and mother are now dead? And will Jon Snow ever find out who is mother is?
But most importantly, will Tyrion Lannister still be awesome when Season 4 returns?
The Fault in our Stars
Sixteen-year-old Hazel Lancaster is no saintly terminal cancer patient. She relies on sarcasm to get her through mind-numbing support group meeting until she meets Augustus Waters, who lost his right leg to osteosarcoma yet remains absolutely handsome. Their ensuing love story is as real as it is doomed. Based on the best-selling young adult novel by John Green, the film isn’t shying away from showing Woodley with her oxygen tubes.
Much anticipation has been made for this book to movie film. And it looks like fans of the book are going to get the authentic romance that they’d hope for. And according to author John Green, who was on set while much of the movie was shot, the film is going to stick close to the book.
So there you have it!
Enjoy the rest of 2014!