18 Movies Turning 10 in 2018

18 Films You Didn't Realize Turned 10 In 2018

Feeling old yet?

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I've officially reached the age when people talk about things happening 10+ years ago and I actually remember them happening. This small wonder of memory has made me consciously think about the fact that I am, in fact, two decades old and that when I talk about things from my childhood glory days there's a whole generation of kids out there who didn't grow up with them. For instance, there's a whole generation of kids alive now that didn't see "Hannah Montana" as it was airing on Disney Channel. Think about it. Feel old yet? If that small fact didn't already make you want to take a trip down memory lane, and/or sit down some younger siblings or cousins and make them watch all of your favorite childhood movies in a binge session over Thanksgiving, here are 18 films from our childhood that turned 10 in 2018.

1. "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" 

The DCOM series that gave a whole generation of kids waaaay to high of hopes for what high school was going to be. Still bummed 3 years after graduation there wasn't any singing.

2. "27 Dresses" 

The movie that introduced our entire generation to "Benny and the Jets."

3. "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

The Holocaust book we all had to read in grade school but just watched this movie instead.

4. "College Road Trip" 

Thank goodness we can all look at colleges on the internet now instead of having to go cross country to see a school. Unless your parents are old-fashioned circa 2008 like mine and made you go anyway. Multiple times.

5. "The Dark Knight" 

Cue scary Batman and 10 years of my brother quoting "Why so serious?"

6. "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both World's Concert"

Don't pretend you didn't see this and can't still sing every word of this song.

7. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" 

We all wish we could forget about this one.

8. "Iron Man" 

4 Words: "I am Iron Man" ... and 10 years of cinematic dominance and 20+ movies have followed that we've all paid to see.

9. "Kung Fu Panda" 

Why does a Chinese panda sound like Jack Black?

10. "Mamma Mia!" 

And in 2018, we all said: "Here we go again."

11. "Marley and Me" 

We're still crying.

12. "Sex and the City" 

Never actually seen this, but there were enough other ones it must have been good.

13. "The Spiderwick Chronicles" 

Where these books only popular at my grade school?

14. "Taken"

Obviously, this girl needs better protection. She was taken 4 more times...

15. "Twilight" 

#teamneither #whywerewefightingaboutthis

16. "WALL-E"

I still don't get this movie.

17. "Camp Rock" 

May not have been the HSM dynasty, but they appeased us with a movie centered on the Jonas Brothers, so we were ok.

18. "Cheetah Girls: One World" 

Basically the Lizzie McQuire movie, but the Cheetah Girls.

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15 Best Disney Princess Songs

Counting down some of the best Disney Princess songs to hit the screen and stage.
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With Disney's Moana coming out on November 23, it's that time of the year to start re-watching Disney movies and listening to soundtracks. Here's my 15 favorite songs sung by Disney Princesses in the movies and on Broadway.

15. With a Smile and a Song

I struggled with a Snow White song. Obviously, "Someday My Prince Will Come" is more iconic, but the message isn't exactly inspiring. This song has at least one great line: "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine."



14. Just Around the Riverbend

This sets up Pocahontas's desire to find her path. Should she go the easy way and marry Kocoum or strive for something more. It also reveals Pocohontas's playful and adventurous side, something I keep forgetting she has.

13. God Help the Outcasts- The Hunchback of Notre Dame

While not the first song you think of when thinking "Disney Princess," "God Help the Outcasts" is moving in a way none of the others on this list are. In this time of racial and religious turmoil, we can learn something from Esmeralda by looking past our own problems and trying to help others with theirs.

12. To Be Free- Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular

In the original Aladdin film, Jasmine has no song of her own. "A Whole New World" is arguably the greatest Disney love song, but shouldn't this independent princess have a song of her own? The 2014 Broadway musical gave her "These Palace Walls" and there was the deleted "Call Me a Princess," but its the song created for Disney's California Adventure that gives Jasmine her moment to shine.

11. For the First Time in Forever- Frozen

This song perfectly sets up the struggle of the movie and the characters. Anna is naive, fun-loving, and desperate for an adventure. Elsa is insecure, introverted, and struggling to hide her inner self.

10. I Won't Say (I'm in Love)- Hercules

Not your typical Disney love song, but then Meg isn't your typical Disney heroine. Denying to the end she is in love with Hercules, Meg's cynical nature and snarky attitude are defense mechanisms that girls are still using to keep from getting their hearts broken.

9. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes- Cinderella

Cinderella is far from my favorite princess, but this song has a good message, one that the Disney Formula has been built on. "If you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true."

8. When Will My Life Begin?- Tangled

Rapunzel is a little odd. And so is this song showing her bevy of talents that come form a life of seclusion. She's great at everything and at the start of the day, her enthusiasm is palpable. But as the day goes on, her boredom grows, making Rapunzel a more tragic character, one who is desperate for a life outside her room.

7. Belle (Reprise)- Beauty and the Beast

"I want adventure in the great wide somewhere." Belle was one of the first princesses to want more than love and marriage. She wanted to take an adventure, discover new things, and find someone to understand her. And her The Sound of Music moment of the hilltop is pure movie magic.

6. Colors of the Wind- Pocahontas

Great melody. Poetic lyrics. Environmental message. This is an Oscar winning masterpiece.

5. Almost There- The Princess and the Frog

An upbeat celebration of the power of women, "Almost There" is a song that reminds girls that they can do anything a man can do. Tiana doesn't want to settle down and marry, she has greater aspirations then that. All that matters is her dream and what she's willing to do to get it.

4. A Change in Me- Beauty and the Beast on Broadway

Added when Toni Braxton joined the show, this is a much needed look into the growth Belle went through during her stay with the Beast. Not once does she attribute these changes to love, but rather a result of finally getting the adventure she longed for in "Belle (Reprise)."


3. Let It Go- Frozen

Frozen brought back Disney in a big way. Part of the reason was this song, exquisitely sung by the wickedly talented, Idina Menzel. This song is so empowering, it makes a quiet girl like me want to break out of her shell and sing along.

2. Reflection- Mulan

For a character as strong as Mulan, it is refreshing to see her at her most vulnerable. The feeling of not knowing who you are is something every girl feels when she is growing up. Looking in the mirror and not recognizing the face looking back at you is scary, but it also gives you the opportunity to truly find who you are inside.

1. Part of Your World- The Little Mermaid

This song still makes me emotional. Ariel was the first character I ever connected to. Who can't relate to the feeling of wanting to be more than you are? You can argue that Ariel is a petulant teenager rebelling against her father, but if this song doesn't make you want to be more than yourself, you need to listen again.


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'Avengers: Endgame' Is Finally Here

A bittersweet ending to the "Avengers" movies.

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It has been a long year since "Avengers: Infinity War" came out and the wait is over. The end of the era for the Avengers movies. I didn't start getting into the Avengers movies until my boyfriend showed them to me a couple of months ago and I have been addicted to them since. We have been waiting to see this movie for months, I will not any spoilers but let's just say it was amazing, sad and bittersweet.

The movie has only been out for a week or so and it has made over $2 billion. It has been the highest opening weekend box-office ever. That's incredible.

If you have been a Marvel fan since the start or have seen all of them, this movie hit you hard. To the deaths that transpire, the characters and relationships you find your self crying or cheering. The plot was very unexpected and shocking in some parts. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time because I kept worrying about who was going to die and every time something would happen to a character: I would be squeezing my boyfriend's hand and saying is this really happening???

In the showing that I went to the audience was very engaging. They were so into it just as much as I was. I loved it. I loved how the audience was so in tune with it. You don't see that very often. Even after the movie, we stayed and talked to some of the people there and got to talk to them about what we thought was going to happen.

The one thing I really enjoyed about the movie was that there was a lot of comedy and If there was no comedy to it I don't think the drama would be palatable.

All I am is saying is that Avengers: Endgame is so worth it if you haven't seen it yet go see it and if you haven't seen all the Marvel movies, catch up and then go see "Endgame." You won't be disappointed.

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