This year, Ylvis was a hero to most. The Norwegian duo's bizarre hit, The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) was the biggest YouTube video of the year, at 273 million views and counting. Incredibly, Ylvis topped Harlem Shake, which was the Web video meme everyone was talking about for much of 2013.
Forget '70s remake Carrie, lurid '80s tribute act Escape Plan and the inevitable and inevitably disappointing The Fifth Estate.
Talk about low-hanging fruit (perhaps blood oranges). Tide has debuted a fun, seven-part Halloween campaign using Vine, Twitter's increasingly popular six-second mobile-social video platform.
Ten days ago, she was another mostly unknown actress in New York City. Since then, 40 million people have watched her scream her lungs out and lift a grown man halfway up a wall with her telekinetic powers.