TOP 5: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, FURY Trailer, Shane Black Directing PREDATOR Sequel, SNOWPIERCER, First Trailer for LIFE AFTER BETH

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If you’ve been around the site for a while then you may remember my love for Boy Meets World which I professed in this DVD review nearly four years ago. That devotion in mind, I’m choosing to write about last night’s premiere of Girl Meets World in this week’s opening paragraph in spite of the fact that I’m a 27-year-old man. While the pilot may have been a little too on the nose about GMW being young Riley Matthews’ chance to discover the world like her parents did before her, I still enjoyed the heck out of it. Played well by Rowan Blanchard, the character of Riley looks to be a great blend of Cory and Topanga as she is hopelessly awkward around the new boy at school and stresses out about the possibility of missing a homework assignment in a way that young Cory Matthews would have never dreamed. Another highpoint of the episode is Corey Fogelmanis‘ turn as Farkle Minkus and a fresh take on BMW‘s Stuart Minkus character (I’m going to assume that Farkle is Stuart’s son though I don’t believe that was revealed in the pilot). Regardless of how GMW pans out, I’ll always have its predecessor to hold near and dear. Along those lines, I’d love to see GMW be successful not for me but so adolescents today can have something other than Dog with a Blog to call their own.

All Disney Channel sitcom reactions aside, this week’s Top 5 features our Transformers: Age of Extinction interviews and review, the first trailer for Brad Pitt‘s WWII pic Fury, Shane Black being tapped to helm a Predator sequel, our Snowpiercer interviews and review, and the first trailer for Life After Beth starring Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan. As is typically the case, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found after the jump.

Full Trailer for GIRL MEETS WORLD; Series Premieres June 27th

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Disney has released a new Girl Meets World trailer and finally announced a premiere date for the new TV series.  Picking up with Boy Meets World’s Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) years after their college days, Girl Meets World focuses on the adorable couple’s daughter Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard) as she begins seventh grade.  This full trailer offers an extended look at the show, but those hoping for a Cory & Topanga centric follow-up will be disappointed, as the protagonist of Girl Meets World is indeed Riley.  The tone is very much in line with Disney Channel’s other current original series, but there are glimpses of the trademark heart that permeated throughout Boy Meets World.  For big fans of BMW like myself, the opportunity to check back in with Cory, Topanga, and hopefully a few other Boy Meets World regulars is enough of a reason to check out the new series.

Hit the jump to watch the new Girl Meets World trailer.  The series officially premieres on Disney Channel Friday, June 27th, but the first episode will be available as a free download on iTunes starting June 13th.  Moreover, Disney Channel will air a Boy Meets World marathon on June 15th.

Cory and Topanga Are Parents in First GIRL MEETS WORLD Trailer

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The Disney Channel has released the first Girl Meets World trailer.  The show is a spinoff of the excellent sitcom Boy Meets World, which aired from 1993 to 2000 on ABC and followed the coming-of-age of Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) from sixth grade to college.  In this new series, Cory and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) are parents, and the focus turns to their young daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard).  As a big fan of BMW, I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing how Girl Meets World stacks up.  Series creator Michael Jacobs returns to executive produce this new show, which is promising, and I’m hopeful he can inject the same mixture of sweetness and offbeat humor that made Boy Meets World a joy to watch.

Hit the jump to check out the first Girl Meets World trailer.  The series also stars Sabrina Carpenter and will feature appearances by other original Boy Meets World castmembers, including William Daniels (Mr. Feeny), Corey Fogelmanis (Minkus), and Rider Strong (Shawn).  Girl Meets World premieres on Disney Channel this summer.

Ben Savage Talks BOY MEETS WORLD: The Complete Collection DVD, Revisiting the Show, Returning for GIRL MEETS WORLD, Directing, and More

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The beloved coming-of-age 1990s sitcom is now available in the Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection DVD set. You can jump back in time with Cory (Ben Savage), Shawn (Rider Strong) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), and catch up on the memorable series that touched our lives 20 years ago, just in time for the new Disney Channel sitcom Girl Meets World.  For the first time as a complete collection, the DVD set contains all seven seasons and previously released bonus material, plus newly created featurettes, which include brand new interviews with the cast.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, show star Ben Savage talked about what it’s like to revisit this show, 20 years after it first premiered, what it meant to him then versus what it means now, his concern about returning to the character of Cory Matthew for Girl Meets World, what eased his mind about the new series, what he enjoys most about playing this character, what he remembers about shooting the final episode of Boy Meets World, and how he’s looking to direct episodes of the new series.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

GIRL MEETS WORLD Picked Up to Series by Disney Channel; First Images Released

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It’s officially official: the Boy Meets World gang is coming back to television.  The Disney Channel announced today that the sequel series Girl Meets World has been picked up to series, bringing Ben Savage and Danielle Fischel’s Cory and Topanga back to the small screen for the first time since the Boy Meets World series finale in 2000.  Executive produced by BMW creator Michael Jacobs, Girl Meets World follows the exploits of Cory and Topanga’s tween daughter Riley, played by Rowan Blanchard.  Other Boy Meets World regulars are expected to pop up on the new show every now and then, with William Daniels’ Mr. Feeny confirmed to be appearing in the pilot.

While we’ll have to wait until 2014 to see the show, Disney has released a couple of first-look images that give us a look at the Girl Meets World cast.  Hit the jump to check them out.

BOY MEETS WORLD Creator Michael Jacobs Says Whoever Wants to Be a Part of GIRL MEETS WORLD Cast Will Be

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I never thought I’d say this while in my mid-20s, but I’m really looking forward to a Disney Channel show.  Fans of the 90s sitcom Boy Meets World got a strong dose of nostalgia with the news that Disney was moving forward with a sequel series aptly titled Girl Meets World, and the show is shaping up to be a suitable companion to creator Michael Jacobs original series.  Jacobs is spearheading GMW for Disney, and we already know that Ben Savage and Danielle Fischel are signed to reprise their roles as classic couple Cory and Topanga while we follow the adventures of their 13-year-old daughter, Riley.

Though it was initially unclear how many original castmembers might appear on the sequel series, Jacobs has now clarified the matter by simply stating that anyone who wants to come back is more than welcome.  Hit the jump for more.

TOP 5: STAR WARS, 2013 Oscar Previews, GIRL MEETS WORLD, Sundance 2013, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

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You may have noticed a lack of Top 5 around these parts last weekend. Given the holiday weekend with friends and family, a slow news week in general, and my own recovery from Black Friday shopping at a local Wal-Mart (Note to past self: the kid next to you in line is going to unexpectedly throw-up so…just be prepared for that), it seemed like the logical time to take a week off. In spite of the holiday, though, a few cool things did happen the week before last so you’ll have to excuse the fact that some of this week’s items date back to two weeks ago.

Disclaimer aside, this week’s return includes Allison’s Confessions of a Star Wars Virgin series and more Star Wars news, Adam’s 2013 Oscar Previews, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel returning for the Boy Meets World sequel series, Girl Meets World, the first programming announcement and an abundance of first images from Sundance 2013, and the synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness finally sees the light of day. Find a brief recap and link to each after the jump.

Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel Set for Disney Channel Sequel Series GIRL MEETS WORLD [Updated]

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Holy hell, it’s really happening.  ABC’s 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World has long been a fan-favorite series, and the show’s popularity hasn’t seemed to wane much in the last 12 years it’s been off the air.  As such, the news that Disney Channel was developing a sequel series titled Girl Meets World was met with much enthusiasm.  The potential series would focus on the 13-year-old daughter of soul mates Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), Riley, but much it was unclear whether Savage and Fishel would be willing to return to the characters.  Fans can rest easy now, though, as word comes that the actors are set to reprise their roles in Girl Meets World.  Hit the jump for more.

[Update: Fishel posted a letter to fans about the upcoming series. Check it out after the jump.]

Disney Channel Developing BOY MEETS WORLD Sequel Series GIRL MEETS WORLD; Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel May Return

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Here’s a blast from the past to kick off your Saturday: The Disney Channel is apparently developing a revival of sorts of the fantastic 1990s TV series Boy Meets World.  TV Line reports that The Disney Channel is in the early stages of developing a sequel series called Girl Meets World.  The follow-up show would center on the daughter of the unendingly loveable couple Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel).  Hit the jump for more on this fascinating development.

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