9 Must See Movies For Winter Break

9 Must See Movies For Winter Break

You know where I'll be over the break.

Everybody knows that summer and Christmas are the best seasons for new movie releases. As Christmas break is coming up quickly, here is a look at the most intriguing movies coming out this December.

1. La La Land

Coming to theaters December 9, "La La Land" already looks like an award-winner. With the combination of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this movie is bound to be successful. Stone plays an aspiring actress that falls in love with a jazz pianist played by Gosling. This movie seems like the musical experience that everybody needs in their lives right now.

2. Collateral Beauty

"Collateral Beauty," releasing December 16, already looks like enough to make me cry. The premise is kind of hard to explain in a few sentences, so I highly suggest watching the trailer. Who doesn't want to see a movie with Will Smith anyway?

3. Rogue One

"Rogue One" is a Star Wars story that takes you back to stealing the Death Star. While it is not a Star Wars episode, it is one of several Star Wars stories to come in between the new Star Wars episode installments. I'm sure all the Star Wars lovers out there have already purchased their tickets.

4. The Space Between Us

Cheesy? Yes. Unrealistic? Also yes. But "The Space Between Us" definitely looks heartwarming. The first child born on Mars comes to Earth, having other-worldly experiences and falling in love with a girl from Earth played by up-and-coming actor Britt Robertson. I realize it seems stupid, but watch the trailer and you might think otherwise.

5. Passengers

"Passengers" hits theaters right before Christmas, on December 23. Another movie involving space and humans on another planet, "Passengers" is also a bit hard to explain in a few sentences. I highly recommend watching the trailer if you have not already seen it. Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence should be enough to convince you.

6. Sing

I already know this movie is not for everyone, but for all the fans of "Zootopia" this movie is probably for you. On top of being incredibly star-studded, "Sing" just looks like an adorable animated movie full of applicable life lessons and a lot of talent.

7. Why Him?

Also not for everybody, "Why Him?" stars James Franco playing the rich, tattooed boyfriend meeting his girlfriend's parents, and of course not getting along with his girlfriend's father. If you need a good laugh, I'm pretty sure this movie will provide that for you.

8. Hidden Figures

Based on a true story, "Hidden Figures" is about three African-American women who work for NASA at the time of 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon. Being both African-American and women, they are rarely given the credit or attention they deserve as brilliant mathematicians. It truly looks like an amazing biographical movie.

9. Fences

This movie trailer is almost too intense to try and describe by myself. You know with Viola Davis and Denzel Washington this movie is going to be fantastic. Watch the trailer for yourself, and you'll understand why this is a must-see movie.

As you can see, there are plenty of fantastic movies coming out in the next four weeks. I highly recommend seeing at least one of these, as I'm predicting they'll be highly talked about.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.

Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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10 Places From Movies And TV You Can Visit In Real Life

It's like stepping into Hollywood!


I am constantly so enamored by the world of Hollywood and by going to visit places I have seen on screen. It's always such an unreal feeling to see where my favorite pieces of entertainment were shot. Here are 10 places from some of our favorite movies to see and visit in the real world!

The High School from "10 Things I Hate About You"

If you have ever wanted to dance on the same stairs as Heath Ledger or just stand in the same courtyard as Julia Stiles then you're in luck! Along the water in Tacoma, Washington, Stadium High School is located which was used both inside and out as the high school from one of the greatest teen movies of all time. This school is massive and so beautiful it's almost Hogwarts level stunning.

Pacific Coast Academy from  "Zoey 101"

Growing up I always dreamed about going to Pacific Coast Academy and being best friends with Jamie Lynn Spears and one of those things can (kinda) become a reality! Located in Malibu is a beautiful campus called Pepperdine University and it is the school they used to shoot scenes of Zoey and the gang at PCA. It is a christian based college and is prestigious in it's own right so if unlike me you are smart enough you can live out my dreams.

Central City Police Department from "The Flash"

Have you ever wanted to show up to Detective Joe West's place of work? Well head to the Vancouver City Hall in Vancouver, Canada and you will recognize your surroundings as the Central City Police Department! If you are lucky enough to show up on a filming day, you might even seen the man himself — Barry Allen.

Forks High School from The Twilight Saga

Personally, I am more invested in Bella and Jacob but for all my Team Edward ladies (and gentleman) you can visit the real-life school where Bella and Edward first met and their love blossomed into whatever obsessive weird thing it was. They also used the parking lot at this school to film the infamous scene where Edward saves Bella from getting crushed by a car. The school is called Kalama High School and is located in Kalama, Washington

Max And Dani's House from "Hocus Pocus"

Anyone with taste loves the movie Hocus Pocus — that's just facts! And I have some good news for fans of the film...you can visit the infamous Denison house! Located in none other than Salem, Massachusetts you will find this beautiful home where my favorite siblings once lived.

Silent Hill from "Silent Hill"

I will say before talking about this place that visiting it is EXTREMELY dangerous as just like in the movie the town as been burning from below for years and years. This small town is called Centralia and is located Pennsylvania and has a roaring population of about four people.

Hobbiton from "Lord Of The Rings"

I am personally not a fan of Lord of the Rings but I know a lot of people are so I wanted to include this super cool place on the list. If you ever find yourself in New Zealand you can visit Hobbinton from the movies and spend a day living like your favorite characters.

Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter Series

Now this place will unfortunately be packed with muggles of course but you can find it at King's Cross Station in London! If you are anything like me and are obsessed with these magical movies this is a dream destination just don't run too hard at the wall if you're a muggle it will probably end in a concussion.

East High from the High School Musical Saga

Located in Salt Lake City Utah is the real life East High that was used in the filming of all three High School Musical movies. It is my absolute dream to attend this high school and walk the halls of the greatest high school of all time. They used both the outside and inside and the school so every inch of the school will remind you of these great teen movies.

Gus and Hazel's Bench from "The Fault in Our Stars" 

If you ever wanted to visit the site of this kiss between star crossed lovers you're in luck! Located along a canal in Amsterdam is a bench that is clearly marked by all the fault in our stars graffiti. Recreate this cute picture with your significant other and use a quote from the movie — then you'll just win in life.

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