Welcome 2014. Come on in and make yourself comfy.
So what can we expect from a year with the Football World Cup in Rio, more superhero movies than you can shake a stick at and a potential ABBA reunion?
Adele promises a new album, as do rock gods U2, and Bruno Mars will be singing up a storm at the Superbowl … the queen of country Dolly Parton will release new material and maybe headline Glastonbury — get your cowboy boots at the ready, y’hear?
There will be movies starring Pitt, Clooney, Crowe and Cruise, and quirky Wes Anderson is back with The Grand Budapest Hotel. His films have the most beautiful design in any (in my mind) so what will be the color palette for this one? Maybe the brown and pink hues of The Royal Tenenbaums … we shall see.
On TV the Brit success Broadchurch will be back for Season 2 and has hopped over the pond to the US of A for a remake with David Tennant still attached, renamed as Gracepoint (I hope the ending isn’t as obvious for y’all as it was for us …); House of Cards Season 2 is out — which reminds me, I must pick up Season 1; Capaldi begins as Dr. Who; and we have all the glorious awards ceremonies to perk up the dreary not-yet-spring months.
Fashion insiders predict we will all be wearing boxy jackets and the color yellow, and we can expect “compassion and optimism” from the Year of the Horse.
Without further ado — below are 12 great things to come in 2014. If it’s hot, it’s HERE …