HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 1: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY)  In this handout photo provided by Disney, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are seen in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at the new Disneyland Park on September 1, 2005 in Hong Kong.  The new theme park and vacation resort will officially open September 12.   (Photo by Mark Ashman/Disney via Getty Images)
Posted on September 26, 2016

Why we keep loving Disney

Film/TV/ Lifestyle/ Personal

A little over a year ago, I was in Disneyland with my boyfriend. We had been dating for 2 months when I dropped the D-bomb and told him I wanted to visit Mickey that Summer. Luckily he was into the idea and not much later, we drove to Paris in order to meet all my favourite characters. And what a ride it was. I felt like a little girl again as I walked inside the castle and sang along to Let It Go during the Frozen Fun Parade. And it is not just the park that has a special place in my heart. I also still tear up when I see Disney films. I still cry every time Mufasa dies. I want a library as big as Belle’s. And I still think Hercules is the most underrated animation film there is.

And I am not the only one who feels this way about Disney. I am not the only one who felt like a 5-year old when Goofy waved at me. A lot of my friends who are also in their 20s or older and still enjoy the Disney phenomenon. Some of them visit the parks all the time. Others collect limited edition merchandise or wish they were Ariel. And some just dream away while watching the films.

I know why I still love Disney. Just like with going to concerts, it’s a way of escapism. Most of these fairy tales originally had very dark endings, but Disney made them happy. And while I’ve gone through a “DISNEY IS TOO JOYFUL” phase, I now appreciate the joy because in real life we don’t get happy endings that often. And sometimes I do think the original princesses are just chicks waiting for a man to take care of them, but the recent films have shown us that princesses can kick ass and don’t need a man (hello Frozen! Brave!). In general, I think it is nice to just put on a Disney film and not think about real life for a moment.

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Top 10 movies to watch after Stranger Things
Posted on September 21, 2016

10 Movies To Watch After Seeing Stranger Things

Film/TV

If you loved Stranger Things as much as everybody and their dog did, you probably have plummeted into the ‘waiting for season two’ abyss. As Stranger Things season 2 doesn’t even have a release date yet (Heck, filming hasn’t even started. The scripts aren’t even finished. This abyss is as huge as the Upside Down), plant your butt on the sofa and start watching any of these ten movies. They will bring you just as must viewing pleasure, or at least take some of the waiting time off.

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Posted on September 19, 2016

Bridget Jones’s Baby – A review

Film/TV

It’s been a few years since we were treated to the last Bridget Jones film, the Edge of Reason. Bridget Jones, for those of you who do not know, is a film series based on a novel about a thirty-something single woman in London. She is an anti-hero and someone a lot of women can relate to. She is clumsy, impulsive and not perfect, which are three reasons why she is so incredibly popular.

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Posted on September 17, 2016

Fifty Shades Darker Trailer Reaction

Film/TV

It’s been a while since housewives around the globe collectively wet their panties and slid off their chairs while reading the critically acclaimed Fifty Shades of Grey. I once witnessed a woman so captured by this love story that she almost did not notice her son was about to jump on the train tracks. I mean, still a better love story than Twilight right? Oh wait…

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Stranger Things
Posted on September 16, 2016

Stranger Things – A Review

Film/TV

For those that have been living in the Upside Down these past months: Stranger Things is the hitseries everyone is talking about. And you should join them. Why? Because this surprise hit is the lovechild of the eighties and the present day and you are crazy if you won’t give it a try.

The plot outline could be written off as ‘young boy vanishes without a trace in a small town and the community goes looking for him’ – which would be a great synopsis for any crimeshow. However, the plot outline is more along the lines of ‘young boy vanishes without a trace but his family and friends are certain something is up  since strange things are happening, not in the latest with a mysterious young girl arriving in town at the same time.’

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