This week we officially say goodbye to summer, making Summer ’14 officially a memory. So now it’s time to sort through what we enjoyed and find the brightest smiles of the season.
I know, technically this title dropped late last year, but it got a shot in the arm this summer when Lindsay Lohan decided to sue publisher Rockstar because she felt this smiling starlet ripped off her image, including clothes from her custom line. Sorry, Lohan, odds aren’t good for your lawsuit, video games are protected by the First Amendment.
Normally, the summer is a pretty drab time for TV, but FX’s surprisingly charming sitcom about two people who are terrible at relationships but great at sex has generated a lot of positive buzz, helping to make what used to be rerun season a time to get inside and turn on the tube (or stream it at the beach, in this case with your fingers shielding the screen from your neighbor). And the show wouldn’t work without Geere’s charming smile. You’re the Worst may be dirty, but, boy, are those teeth clean!
Love her or hate her, but Nicki Minaj knows how to make an entrance–by backing in! When her album Anaconda dropped in mid-July, she received some harsh criticism for the cover pic that can only be described as bootyful (okay, so truthfully there are like half a dozen other puns I could put in here). She knew better than to get upset, but just laughed off the criticism.
I guess it’s a little hard to say whether this pixelated everyman is smiling–I think so–but at any rate he’s got every reason to be. After more than four years on the market, Minecraft is as big as it’s ever been, and now Microsoft is buying its creator Mojang.
Although it’s true that most of the box-office buzz this summer was around big-budget blockbusters (as it always is), there was also plenty of good news about this smaller, romantic comedy about people facing illness together through love. It’s hard to be so charming and lovable will oxygen tubes in your nose, but Woodley is wonderful!
If you asked us which smile would be the most important one for this season of OITNB, we’d’ve said Pennsatucky, but it turns out that Miss Rosa’s amazing turn at the end of the season shows us just how much spirit one can have in the face of cancer.
Pharrell’s hit “Happy” came early in the summer, and it’s possible that many people have put it aside, but the amazingly upbeat song and its heartlifting video set a positive tone for the summer of ’14. No matter what our individual summers were like, at least we all got to share a little bit of Happyness.
Despite box-office bomb predictions, Jolie showed that she could give a cruel and bitter smile with the best of them. It was on the strength of her portrayal of this classic Disney villain, perhaps the most villainous of them all, that people flocked to the theaters, making this probably the richest smile on the list, at nearly $750 million in earnings.
Although Pharrell kicked off the summer right, he was not to rule, as Azalea’s “Fancy” was declared the song of the summer. It’s probably no coincidence that she would be smiling so much in the video, since I-g-g-y begins and ends with the sounds that make us happy.
The top domestic box-office of the year didn’t come easy for this upstart of a film. Although heavily advertised, this picture based on an obscure Marvel property had the potential to become a big bomb. All it needed was a little bit of charm, which Chris Pratt provided aplenty, with some help from his CGI costars Groot and Rocket. But, bringing equal parts hunk and humor, it was Pratt’s smile that saved this film from seeming like so many other cookie-cutter summer hits.
How did your smile fare this summer? Did you show it often and proudly, or did it get hidden away? If you are looking for a smile you can be proud of, please call 509-368-7788 or 509-228-3998 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Spokane or Spokane Valley.
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