Mulan: Live Action Movie

One of the most popular Disney movies, Mulan, will be made into a live action movie. Just like the most recent movie, Cinderella, they will be bringing another Disney movie to life. More popular movies that are also rumored to be in the making are Beauty and The Beast, The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Winnie The Pooh, and a sequel to Alice in Wonderland. They are definitely on a roll, the movie Cinderella was perfect, so these new movies are only going to get better.

I am most excited for this movie to come out. I have watched Mulan like eighty times and I have pretty high expectations. There is nothing much about the movie yet since they just announced it about a month ago. It should be out in about two or three years, no big deal. If you haven’t watched it for some reason, it is about a sixteen year old girl that goes to the war in place of her father while disguised as a boy.

This movie has some of the best songs in it, which is something I really hope is in the movie. Although, in the movie Cinderella that was recently released, there weren’t any songs from the movie (lame). I would get really annoyed if the song “I’ll make a man out of you” doesn’ t make it to the movie, I felt like it was a pretty powerful song and really made the movie so much better. I’m sure it is way too early in the process for me to make judgments, but I’m sure this movie will be the best of the best.

This is a  recent post about the making of the new movie. Also, here is a quiz to see what character from Mulan you are.  WC:300

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Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch perfect 2 is coming out in theaters on May 15, 2015. Pitch Perfect was a really popular and hilarious movie. It was rated 7.3/10 which is actually pretty okay for movies these days.
To sum up the first movie, it is about a college student named Beca (Played by Anna Kendrick). There is an acapella group called The Barden Bella’s that are recruiting eight girls to perform in a big competition. However, this group consists of nice girls, mean girls, and weird girls. They all have some sort of talent whether it is singing or dancing. The second movie is about The Bella’s going to an international competition that no American team has ever won. The girls in the team are close now and don’t loathe each other anymore like they did before.

If I were to review the first movie, it would probably be around 7/10. It was really heartwarming yet strangely funny at the same time which are two of the best combinations. I definitely wouldn’t say it is as funny as people say it is, but it is the type of movie that you would watch on a Friday night by yourself. I don’t think they could have made it better if they tried because it already exceeded my expectations. It has a perfect cast, Rebel Wilson obviously makes the movie. The first movie was known to have bold humor. I can already tell by the trailer that the next one will be so much better than the previous one. If you find the trailers somewhat amusing and enjoy people singing and dancing, these movies will be the best for you.

Here is the trailer for the first movie and the second one.
Also here are some relevant pictures below. WC:300

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Mean Girls

Mean Girls is a pretty popular movie, the majority of the people I know have seen it. It is basically a movie about girls trying to ruin each others lives. There may be some weird parts in this movie, but there are some lessons to live by.

One  life lesson would be that sabotaging a girl in your school is a lot of work and no one should do it.  You shouldn’t go out of your way to actually ruin somebodies life; I guess there is an exception to this movie. Regina George has definitely not been the best person to the entire student body. Karma does exist in my opinion and you can just leave it at that.

Another lesson would be that everyone’s opinion does matter. Sometimes it is best to speak the truth; you never know how it can help someone in the future. Being truthful should always be the way to go, no one likes a liar. Telling the truth doesn’t always pay off but it does show that the truth hurts.

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The third lesson is that you should always apologize for doing something wrong. In the end of the movie you see a somewhat inspirational (maybe not) scene where everyone lets out how they feel. Of course, words do hurt when you purposely try to hurt someone, that’s why it is important to speak up for yourself.

The last lesson is to always look both ways when crossing the street. You never know if a bus will run you over or if someone will “accidentally” push you in front of it.

To sum it up, Mean Girls will always be one of those movies that can never get old. It will never disappear and someone will always be watching it. Here is the movie and a quiz to see if you can make “fetch” happen.

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The Fox and The Hound

I just noticed that The Fox and The Hound is on Netflix, it has probably been on there forever and I am just now realizing. I don’t really remember much of that movie at all from when I was little. All I really remember is that it is extremely sad. I re watched it and I was pretty accurate, it’s incredibly sad.

The first thing you see is the mother fox running while holding Todd (the main fox) with all her power, while she is being chased by a hunter. She drops Todd off somewhere hidden and runs away to a field where she is brutally shot by them. This is definitely not something I would recommend a little kid watching, it is a terrible scene. The mother sacrificed herself because she knew there was no possible way she could out run the hunter. I know I just needed to rant about that part, I just don’t think that was necessary. I understand that a little kid might not really care as much as I do if they don’t appreciate foxes. It was just too sad for my taste and I can’t even imagine myself watching that as a child.

After that, an old woman takes care of Todd. Their relationship is very cute, she is like his mother. She lived alone so I think that she was really lonely and he saved her from that. As time goes on, Todd is very bored and he goes and meets the dog, Copper. They are best friends but then that is ruined because the dog’s owner is obsessed with killing Todd. To sum it up, they grow apart. It’s really sad because you see them start their lives without each other. I’ve said this a lot but I wouldn’t recommend it because it is depressing. WC:307

Here is the movie,  and here’s another post about it.

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Animal Testing

Something that has really been bothering me lately is animal testing. I feel like this subject is brought up occasionally, but nothing is really done about it. There are tons of people all around the world using so many products and brands at once; they aren’t even realizing that those items are tested on animals. I think the main problem is that people don’t know about it, if they knew more about what happened behind those closed doors, they might not use those products ever again.

I have always known about animal testing. Although, I didn’t really think that most brands I use on an everyday basis were actually doing it. I had no idea that all these different items that people actually need were tested on animals. There are things like make-up, shampoo, skin care, cleaning products, toothpaste, candy, tissues, and only so much more. It is very upsetting how you can own so many of these things. The only thing you can really do to not support this is to stop purchasing specific brands. Of course there are things like donations, petitions, and campaigns that help the cause.

If you’re ever unsure if a product is cruelty free,  just check the back. If it has a little bunny logo, it is. Over millions of animals are abused by animal testing per year. Some great beauty brands I have found that are completely cruelty free are: Wet n Wild, Elf, Nyx, Urban Decay (owned by Loreal, but Loreal does test and they do not), Too Faced, The Body Shop, Burt’s Bees, Carmex, Eco Tools Cosmetic Brushes, Milani, Bath & Body Works, and tons more.

Here is a list of most of the brands that do test on animals, and here is a list of cruelty free beauty products and household products. WC: 302

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The new Cinderella

If you didn’t already know, there is going to be a new Cinderella movie. With actual people. I love it when they make cartoon characters come to life in movies. There are a few differences just by looking at the trailer, I can’t even imagine how many will be in the actual movie.

In the current trailer,  you see Cinderella’s mother telling her to have courage and be kind.   Then, I am assuming that she dies because you see the stepmother come in the picture. Why is there no talking mice? She randomly goes horse riding and happens to meet Prince Charming? That’s a little different. Prince Charming however, lives up to his name. (I think anyone would agree.) When they first show him, the sun is shining in his face and his blue eyes are staring directly into your soul. The rest of the story is pretty much the same.

Something I have noticed is that every character is much more glamorous than they were in the cartoons. Lady Tremaine is not old at all, she does not have big gray hair and piercing eyes. She has short ginger curly hair, she’s somewhat changed…but the fairy godmother is a different story. That one is going to take some getting used to. As you probably know, the fairy god mother is an old woman with white hair and a cute blue dress with a hood. Now, she is this bleach blonde young woman, with wings. The actor is also known as the Red Queen from the new Alice in Wonderland. (The one with a huge head.) I don’t even want to talk about how flawless they made Cinderella and her glass slippers. Also, her hair isn’t in that weird bun look.

I don’t think they will ever have perfect details, I guess I am just a perfectionist. Anyways, Cinderella will be an amazing movie and will touch many hearts. Here is the website and trailer. Word count: 328

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Divergent

The book Divergent by Veronica Roth is the best book ever. I haven’t had the time to read many books in my free time (Possibly because of Netflix), but I when I started to read this book a while ago, I could physically could not put it down.

It is about a futuristic dystopian society, there are factions: Erudite, Dauntless, Abnegation, Amity, and Candor. Each child is born into a faction and is expected to stay in it. When they turn a certain age they have to choose whether they want to stay in the faction that they are in or go to another one. When they switch factions, they most likely will not see their family ever again. Tris and her brother Caleb both choose to switch factions. Caleb chooses to go to Erudite and Tris chooses Dauntless.  Dauntless are a lot of crazy people who wear all black and jump off of buildings. Then Tris meets Four. (Played by Theo James in the movie, you wouldn’t want to miss that) It is about how Tris is a Divergent, meaning that she is meant for more than one faction, which is really bad. The story just gets more intense as it goes along.

I thought the movie was amazing. I saw it on some random website because it wasn’t playing in the movie theater anymore and wasn’t even in Redbox, I wouldn’t recommend doing that. The actors are amazing and Theo James is a perfect Four. There are pictures below, including one of Theo James, because why not? Also, here are Ten signs you might be Divergent.

By the way…this is completely off topic but if anyone has ever accidentally deleted their whole entire blog post,  press CTRL+Z and it will undo. I almost cried because it is almost two in the morning and I typed like two hundred words. WC:313

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