Category Archives: Girls

Movie Review Flashback: ‘Moana’ Is a Beautiful Movie For the Empowerment of Young Girls

I watched Moana because I’ve been wanting to see it for two years straight. I had, for a while, lost interest in Disney movies but Frozen reawakened that excitement. I literally own Frozen, I enjoyed it that much. I know most of the songs by heart and the story was superbly told as it was unlike any Disney princess movie I had seen. So, since then I watched Zootopia, which I loved, and Inside Out, which I actually didn’t like that much if I’m being honest but I had never gotten around to watching Moana. Well, I’ve finally seen it and I can honestly say, it’s a beautiful movie.

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There is a lot of heart to this story and what made it such a fantastic film for young girls to see is the fact that it truly stayed front and center on Moana through the entirety of the movie. The story never deferred from her, she was always the hero through the vast majority of the film, and it showed that girls can be just as heroic as the boys any day. Whenever she found herself in tough situations she used her wit and determination to get out of it and whenever she was at her lowest she found the inner strength to keep going. Moana isn’t a story about a princess falling in love with a prince but rather a young woman wanting to save the world and that is a powerful change to the narrative of girls in Disney movies. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: ‘Moana’ Is a Beautiful Movie For the Empowerment of Young Girls

Who’s Your Favorite Disney Princess?

Disney princesses have become a staple in American children’s lives. If you have a girl it’s pretty likely that they’ve seen a Disney princess movie and have a favorite Disney princess. I know I did as a child. My favorite princess was Jasmine.

And even as one gets older the love of these characters never fades. So, this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite will focus on the lovely Disney princesses that have spanned generations. Enjoy!

 Cinderella

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Cinderella was a humble girl, living with her three mean stepsisters and her cruel stepmother. She was always treated poorly, never allowed pretty dresses and having to serve them. But she never complained and her goodness begot her a miraculous occurrence; meeting her fairy godmother.

I’m sure you know the rest of the story and it is a beautiful one. Cinderella would end up living happily ever after with newlywed husband, Prince Charming, and she would never have to endure the ugly actions of her stepsisters and stepmother ever again.

Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite Disney Princess?

Who’s Your Favorite Disney Princess?

Disney princesses have become a staple in American children’s lives. If you have a girl it’s pretty likely that they’ve seen a Disney princess movie and have a favorite Disney princess. I know I did as a child. My favorite princess was Jasmine.

And even as one gets older the love of these characters never fades. So, this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite will focus on the lovely Disney princesses that have spanned generations. Enjoy!

 Cinderella

gallery_princess_cinderella_6_4ef0e819

Cinderella was a humble girl, living with her three mean stepsisters and her cruel stepmother. She was always treated poorly, never allowed pretty dresses and having to serve them. But she never complained and her goodness begot her a miraculous occurrence; meeting her fairy godmother.

I’m sure you know the rest of the story and it is a beautiful one. Cinderella would end up living happily ever after with newlywed husband, Prince Charming, and she would never have to endure the ugly actions of her stepsisters and stepmother ever again.

Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite Disney Princess?

Movie Review Flashback: ‘The Eagle Huntress’ and Why You Should Watch It

A few years ago my family and I went to see this amazing documentary about a teenage girl who wants to become the first eagle huntress in Mongolia in our local indie theater. I thought it would be fantastic to look back at this movie review which was one of the first  I had ever written on this blog and I hope you enjoy!

The Reason Why I Loved this Beautiful Documentary

This documentary, narrated by Daisy Ridley, follows the wonderful story of a teenage girl named Aisholpan who becomes the first eagle huntress in Mongolia.

We are introduced to her at a boarding school located in a small town miles away from her home. It’s the last day of school for that week and she is taken home by her father on their cute moped. Her family is nomads that live in a simple circular hut in the midst of a vast barren plain edged with beautiful rocky mountains. Her family consists of a younger sister, younger brother, her mother, and her father.

Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: ‘The Eagle Huntress’ and Why You Should Watch It

Who’s Your Favorite Disney Princess?

Disney princesses have become a staple in American children’s lives. If you have a girl it’s pretty likely that they’ve seen a Disney princess movie and have a favorite Disney princess. I know I did as a child. My favorite princess was Jasmine.

And even as one gets older the love of these characters never fades. So, this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite will focus on the lovely Disney princesses that have spanned generations. Enjoy!

 Cinderella

gallery_princess_cinderella_6_4ef0e819

Cinderella was a humble girl, living with her three mean stepsisters and her cruel stepmother. She was always treated poorly, never allowed pretty dresses and having to serve them. But she never complained and her goodness begot her a miraculous occurrence; meeting her fairy godmother.

I’m sure you know the rest of the story and it is a beautiful one. Cinderella would end up living happily ever after with newlywed husband, Prince Charming, and she would never have to endure the ugly actions of her stepsisters and stepmother ever again.

Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite Disney Princess?

Cassie Lang Is Undoubtedly Going To Be One of Marvel’s Next Superheroes

Ant-Man and the Wasp was a very contained film as it refused to set up sequels, prequels and introduce new or already developed superheroes into the movie. But one thing the writers didn’t mind hinting heavily at was the idea that little Cassie Lang, Scott Lang’s (Ant-Man) daughter, would eventually don a suit of her own one day and possibly stand alongside her father as a crime-fighting superhero.

Minor Spoilers Ahead!

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When we first are reacquainted with Scott Lang he isn’t out thwarting bad guy plots and saving the day as Ant-Man but is rather playing with his daughter, Cassie throughout his humble abode. They pretend to be robbers on a top-secret mission to retrieve a special cup and it’s a sweet scene that clearly seems to be setting up more with the potential superhero dad/daughter dynamic.

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This is all the more apparent when later on in the movie she presents to Scott that she wants to be his partner and help him fight bad guys. He, of course, tells her that she can’t but her determination to be a hero like her daddy isn’t a coincidence in the slightest. Marvel presents all sorts of hidden references to the future of their movies in their various films (think about the Stephen Strange reference in Captain America: The Winter Soldier) but this was about as blatant as Hope van Dyne being set up to become a hero herself towards the end of Ant-Man.

And what makes this theory even more valid are certain theories surrounding Avengers 4. Theorists believe there will be a considerable time jump between Infinity War to Avengers 4 thanks to some leaked behind-the-scenes photos and it’s been rumored that we’ll get our first look at a teenage Cassie in this next Avengers movie.

In the comics she was a superhero who went by the name of Stature and with the theory that the Young Avengers (this is a group of young superheroes who ended up creating their own Avengers team) are slowly starting to come to fruition the idea of Stature debuting in Avengers 4 seems all the more plausible.

Wouldn’t that be awesome? I think I would lose it (in a good way) if I saw Ant-Man and his daughter taking on Thanos together but rather it happens in Avengers 4 or a later film I think it’s destined that Scott and Cassie will be a father/daughter superhero duo we’ll all love immensely.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.