Friday, August 29, 2008

MD Poll: The Way We Are Feeling

It was a close race for the battle of the fake movie musical sequels in the last MD Poll, and in the end, only one vote separated second best from the ultimate victor: Grease 3: High School Reunion. Perhaps the news that Paramount is indeed developing a direct-to-video Grease 3 helped it to edge past the faux follow-up to this year's hit Mamma Mia!, the Big Edie inspired Grandma Mia!, which was in the lead for most of the poll's running time. (See the full stats for the poll in the comments section below.)

In honor of the Grease upset, here are two out-of-the-ordinary video tributes to two of the original movie's most memorable songs, "Summer Nights" and "You're the One That I Want".

And as an extra bonus, here are some more movie musical sequel ideas to ponder (they either didn't make the original cut, were suggested by readers or I thought of them too late):
  • Annie Get Your Other Gun
  • Beauty and the Beast II: Saved by the Belle
  • Hit the Deck 2: Back from the Bayou
  • Little Evita: The Prequel
  • Little Shop of Horrors II: The Revenge of Audrey II
  • Love Me Tomorrow Night
  • Meet Me in St. Olaf (starring Betty White)
  • More Singin' in the Rain
  • My Fair Wife
  • The New Gay Divorcee (set in modern day California)
  • Newsies: Boys 2 Men
  • On a Cloudy Night You Can't See Anything
  • Rent: Overdue
  • The Sound of Music, Part II: The Von Trapps in Vermont
  • Seven Babies for Seven Brides
  • Son of a Beach Blanket Bingo
  • Sweeney Todd: The Lost Years
  • Thoroughly Retro Ruthie
  • Twice (think about it)
  • Yentl 2: Only in America
UPDATE: Mamma Mia! hottie Dominic Cooper talks the possibilities of a sequel.

Click here to vote in the latest MD Poll.

1 comment:

  1. What is the MOVIE MUSICAL SEQUEL you would like to see?

    Total votes: 53

    1. Grease 3: High School Reunion - 20.8%
    2. Grandma Mia! - 18.9
    3. Mary Poppins Takes Manhattan - 13.2
    4. Chicago 2: Roxy and Velma Strike Back! - 11.3
    5. Funny Old Lady / Hedwig and the Angry Foot / Moulin Rouge!: The Early Years - 7.5
    8. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Two Two / Dreamgirls: The Next Generation
    10. Gold Diggers of 2008 - 1.9


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