Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Everyone has been waiting anxiously for the new Star Wars movie since what seems forever, and it's finally here TOMORROW!


This move takes place 30 years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire; Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford, and his allies fight against Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, and his army of Stormtroopers to stop them from ruling the galaxy.


But will Disney do as great a job as the other Star Wars films? On one hand it's DISNEY, so of course they can do an amazing job! However, Star Wars is a classic that holds high standards and expectations...

"He took a worshiped pop-culture franchise with a rabid legion of disciples, treated it with respect, and made it matter again. ... When The Force Awakens ends, it feels bittersweet simply because you so badly want to get to the next chapter. So, yes, the wait is over. But now a new waiting game begins …” —Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

What’s more, Abrams has united the original cast with a group of newcomers who mesh seamlessly with their elders, in an ensemble effort that brims with the chops and brio of a great jam session.” —Ann Hornaday, the Washington Post (bold added)

“The big news about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is — spoiler alert — that it’s good! Despite the prerelease hype, it won’t save the world, not even Hollywood, but it seamlessly balances cozy favorites — Harrison Ford, ladies and gentlemen — and new kinetic wows along with some of the niceties that went missing as the series grew into a phenomenon, most crucially a scale and a sensibility that is rooted in the human.” —Manohla Dargis, the New York Times

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5 Disney Characters We Wish Were Our Friends

Well, summer is coming to an end... With the rest of September ahead of us, another school *exciting* year is also ahead of us. What fun.


But wouldn't school be better if Disney characters were there? So I compiled a list of characters I would love being friends with!

Rapunzel

That one friend that always has too much energy, especially in the morning. She's really good at pretty much all the arts but has no idea what's going on in any other class. Rapunzel will be that person who doesn't understand any inappropriate references, because she's pure at heart.

Giselle

Whenever you're sitting there through a tough situation, Giselle will always know when to pop up and cheer you up! She knows that with a smile and song all your questions can be answered, your sadness will turn around, and your boredom will cease.

Olaf

Now this character may be goofy and funny most of the time, which might be exactly what you need at a long, boring day of school. However, he also knows when to put all the joking aside and help you find your true love.

Bert
He's that person who's into everything. A great friend for those classes you have no friends in, but is also interested in half the things you're interested it (as well as everything else...). Bert will convince you to show up to all the club meetings, and will be there at the ones you actually do.

Peter Pan
Peter will be that friend who practically never sleeps but somehow as all the energy. He's not all that interested in any subject except for student council. This character will prove to be a great leader but will get upset if the smallest thing doesn't go his way.
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Mary Poppins

If you aren't already aware... I LOVE Mary Poppins :) Her tale is perhaps the best thing to have ever happened to the world! (or at least to me...)


However, there are some things to address, so let's get down to business (to defeat the- sawry, wrong movie).

Mary Poppins is sooo much chiller in the movie. All those out there who have actually read the books (yes, the movie is based on books and there's more than one book...) don't you totally feel me? (By the way, if you have failed to have read the book(s) yet~ 1. You have a sad, sad life... and 2. READ THEM!) I mean, Mary Poppins is so stuck up in the book, and I don't see why she should be; after all, her name was put as the title. It wasn't called "Jane and Michael" or "Ms Andrews" was it?


OOHHHHH It's A Jolly Holiday With Mary- oh, you're still here...oops :) Well, I think we can all agree (I hope so anyway...), that the music from Mary Poppins is practically the pinnacle of all Disney music (except for "Let it Go" but that goes without saying). We can thank the Sherman brothers for their magnificent contribution :) and for Ms Travers to allow Walt Disney to include the songs in the film.


And If you still don't think Mary Poppins is amazing... it has these two. So 'nough said.


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I Wish I Was Like Dory...

She's always so energetic!

If you say something stupid, she won't remember :)

Any sketchy situation can be turned into fun.


She's not afraid to hold you close ;)

No need to read for yourself anymore!

Oh, come on... Who can be upset at Dory?

Making friends with even the smallest of people is easy.

She speaks whale. 'Nough said.


WHY DO YOU WISH YOU WERE LIKE DORY?
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Tomorrowland

It's coming down to only a few days... Disney's next movie is Tomorrowland! Time to make another trip to the theatre :D


"Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory." IMDb

Doesn't this just look AMAZING?! I know I certainily want to see it. Honestly though, I'm not sure it'll be better than Cinderella... what do you think?

Doesn't this give you chills? I just wanna march over to that city and see what's up! It reminds me of Oz...

Maybe it's like Inseption, where anything is possible (only she's awake, and it's real...)?


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When Your Favourite Disney Song Comes On

First you get so excited that you start jumping up and down.

You make sure EVERYONE is listening to the song.

You can't help but dance all around.

You'll be proud that you know ALL the lyrics.

And of course, you have NO shame!

Poor Unfortunate Souls


Ursula:
The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself.

Ariel:
Can you do that?

Ursula:
My dear, sweet child... that's what I do.
It's what I live for.
To help unfortunate merfolk, like yourself.
Poor souls with no one else to turn to.

I admit that in the past I've been a nasty
They weren't kidding when they called me, well, a witch.
But you'll find that nowadays,
I've mended all my ways,
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch.
True? Yes.

And I fortunately know a little magic.
It's a talent that I always have possessed.
And here lately, please don't laugh,
I use it on behalf
Of the miserable, lonely, and depressed.
Pathetic.

Poor unfortunate souls
In pain, in need.
This one longing to be thinner,
That one wants to get the girl.
And do I help them?
Yes, indeed.

Those poor unfortunate souls,
So sad, so true.
They come flocking to my cauldron
Crying, "Spells, Ursula, please!"
And I help them!
Yes, I do.

Now, it's happened once or twice...
Someone couldn't pay the price,
And I'm afraid I had to rake 'em 'cross the coals.
Yes, I've had the odd complaint,
But on the whole I've been a saint
To those poor unfortunate souls.

Have we got a deal?

Ariel:
If I become human, I'll never be with my father or sisters again.


Ursula:
But... you'll have your man, heh heh.
Life's full of tough choices, isn't it? Heh heh.
Oh, and there is one more thing.
We haven't discussed the subject of payment.

Ariel:
But I don't have-

Ursula:
I'm not asking much, just a token really, a trifle!
What I want from you is . . . your voice.

Ariel:
But without my voice, how can I-

Ursula:
You'll have your looks, your pretty face.
And don't underestimate the importance of body language, ha!

The men up there don't like a lot of blabber.
They think a girl who gossips is a bore!
Yes, on land it's much preferred for ladies not to say a word,
And after all, dear, what is idle prattle for?
Come on, they're not all that impressed with conversation.
True gentlemen avoid it when they can.
But they dote and swoon and fawn
On a lady who's withdrawn.
It's she who holds her tongue who get's a man.

Come on you poor unfortunate soul.
Go ahead!
Make your choice!
I'm a very busy woman, and I haven't got all day.
It won't cost much, just your voice!
You poor unfortunate soul.
It's sad but true.
If you want to cross the bridge, my sweet,
You've got the pay the toll
Take a gulp and take a breath,
And go ahead and sign the scroll
Flotsam, Jetsam, now I've got her, boys.
The boss is on a roll!
This poor unfortunate soul!

Beluga sevruga
Come winds of the Caspian Sea
Larengix glaucitis
Et max laryngitis
La voce to me

Now, sing!

Keep singing!

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Yep. That's right everybody! We're going back to the 1900's :) ...1937 to be exact.


What's so great about this movie?

WELLLLL... It was only the FIRST full-length animated movie EVER. Like E.V.E.R.! Not just Disney's first animated movie. This was the FIRST.


Its music may not be the BEST MUSIC EVER... but it is unforgettable :)

It has won FIVE awards. Including the Academy Honourary Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Special Award.

AND it's still a great movie that everyone knows (even though it was released about 78 years ago)!

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Underappriciated Villains

There are so many villains who go unnoticed! Well, I'm sure they would love if we talked about them more. After all, they did put in a lot of effort to become evil...

Here are some villains who want more acknowledgement.

Chernabog (Fantasia)
One of the scariest villains (if not the scariest) out there!

Madame Medusa (The Rescuers)

She's literally a freak and is obsessed with a diamond.

Percival C. McLeach (The Rescuers Down Under)

Just look at that face... don't you want to smack it?

Gantu (Lilo and Stitch)

No one ever thinks of him as the villain... but he is!

Horned King (The Black Cauldron)

Probably because he's in one of the least-known Disney movies.

Amos Slade (The Fox and the Hound)

He wants to shoot an innocent, little fox!

Aunt Sarah & Si and Am (Lady and the Tramp)

They cause nothing but trouble.

Edgar Balthazar (The Aristocats)

This guy... I think we can agree that we just want him dead.
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