Some movies, like Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings, have attained cult status, and the sequels to such classics are highly sought after by fans. One such movie is Beetlejuice, the 1988 spooky classic whose upcoming sequel has garnered much hype. And turns out it isn’t just the fans who are super excited! Lead Michael Keaton, age 71, has recently spilled some details, and it turns out the fun is happening behind the camera too.
Michael Keaton Reveals All
Images showing Winona Ryder on the sets of the long-awaited sequel went viral a few days ago. Now, the lead actor, Michael Keaton, has opened up about the development of the movie. The actor stated that this was the most fun he’s ever had making a movie. The experience is very close to the one the cast had in the first film! The team is all about making things, improvising, and even crafting and building with their hands. Both Ryder and Keaton were part of the cult classic the first time around too, with Keaton playing the titular role and Ryder playing Lydia Deetz. Jenna Ortega, of Wednesday, has also come on board to portray the role of Lydia’s daughter.
Final Release Date
The release date of the sequel has been announced by Warner Bros. to be September 6th, 2024. This would cause the movie’s release to clash with Marvel’s release of Blade, a movie that also has been highly anticipated, so a bit of competition is expected at the box office next year. Director Tim Burton, who created magic from behind the camera last time, is all set to bring the magic to the screen again 35 years later after the first movie dropped. Let’s just say for all the fans who patiently waited so long for the sequel, Beetlejuice 2 is as good, if not better than the first one.
Food, like fashion, goes in and out of style. Family dinners meant these dishes were front and center at every family get-together, holiday meal, or cocktail party your parents threw when you were growing up in the 1950s and 1960s.
Food Only ‘50s and ‘60s Remember
Many of these recipes arose as a result of the popularity of a new “convenience” food such as canned soups and boxed cake mixes. Whether you hated them (or secretly craved them!), here’s the classic fare that kids from the 1950s and 1960s remember.
#1. Gelatin Molds
Nothing says “special occasion” like something served in a gelatin mold. The lime flavor was first introduced in 1930, according to the Jell-O Gallery. It served as the foundation for many molds in the 1950s and 1960s, showcasing a cook’s creativity. Cottage cheese, crushed pineapple, oranges, nuts, celery, sour cream, or even vinegar, grated cucumber, and onion topped with shrimp, could be included.
#2. Swedish Meatballs
Maybe you remember your parents serving this super-hip dish at cocktail parties in the 1960s. There are numerous variations, but they all include beef or pork with a rich gravy, cream sauce, or a side of lingonberry jam. What do you think? Swedish meatballs are still available at IKEA and other specialty food stores. So, if you don’t have enough time for cooking, you can always take advantage of their delicious meatballs.
#3. Tuna Noodle Casserole
This dish was a dinner table staple in the 1950s and 1960s, even though it requires little skill (other than using a can opener). It’s made with canned tuna, canned mushroom soup, and seasonings ranging from curry powder to grated American cheese.
#4. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
This bright cake with pineapple slices dotted with cherries has been around for a long time. The first Dole recipe contest was won by a pineapple upside-down cake in 1926. By the 1950s and 1960s, the cake had reached its pinnacle of popularity, possibly due to the ease of using boxed cake mixes, which became more widely available after WWII.
Everyone’s mother had a unique recipe, but chances are it was on your table at least once a week. Meatloaf became a staple during the Great Depression when meat was expensive. However, for those growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, it was a simple and inexpensive way to feed the family and have leftovers for sandwiches the next day. Whether you like it with ketchup or not, meatloaf remains an American classic food, even if you haven’t made it in years.