I love movies, I especially love seeing them in theaters. I think my love of movies and movie theaters comes from my dad. Saturday mornings growing up usually consisted of my dad giving me and my sister a newspaper or driving to the theater and having us pick out a movie we wanted to see. He'd then order a large popcorn and nap through the whole movie because he was really only there for the popcorn and comfy seats, and that was before the seats got really comfortable. Going out to movies with my dad was one of my favorite things growing up so I think that just carried into adulthood because I love going to the theater to see whatever the newest box office hit is. Here is a list of some of my favorites from this year, along with some TV shows that I fell in love with in 2017.
* The "fighting fuck toy" is a hyper sexualized female protagonist that is portrayed as bad ass when in reality they are put in a movie to please the heterosexual male audience. This term was coined by Caroline Heldman and was used in the documentary Miss Representation which I highly recommend.
What were some of your favorite movies and TV shows from 2017?
“Take a look at this: gas under $3 a gallon – under $3 a gallon. Unemployment under 6%, whoever thought? Stock market breaking records every day. No wonder the guy is so unpopular.”
3. Grumpy cat is starring in her own movie
And Aubrey Plaza is the voice of Grumpy Cat, this movie will be perfection.
"My friends, we did it," Adams announced as she took the stage after her win. "And ain't no stopping us now."
Any kid of the millennial generation knows that Mean Girls wasn't just a super awesome movie but it became a way of life. I think it must be the most frequently quoted movie of all time, probably because almost every line is pure gold. OK I might be a little bias because it was written by Tina Fey (aka my idol) but it was a seriously good movie. It's been over 10 years since it first came out and you still hear it quoted all the time and it still plays on TV all the time (I might have watched it twice this week). In all seriousness Mean Girls had some great life lessons sprinkled in, along with the comedic genius, that everyone can learn from.
1. Anything can be a trend if you rock it.
Regina George just oozes confidence and people worship her for it. Even when she is clearly wearing a terrible outfit she struts around and owns it and everyone else follows. She shows us that confidence is the most important part of any outfit.
2. Calling someone else fat won't make you any skinnier.
This might just be the most important lesson from the movie. Don't make fun of others to try to make yourself feel better, you just end up with two hurt people in the end.
3. Don't pretend to be dumb to try to impress a boy.
Girls do this far to often. If you are smart then be smart. If you like math then tell everyone you like it. Don't be afraid to show off your nerdy side for the sake of trying to impress someone. There is nothing wrong with being proud of who you are.
4. Girls need to stop hating each other
Girls are in constant competition with each other and it makes it hard to find support. Stop putting other girls down and start to stand together.
and always remember ...
Natalie. 25. Mechanical engineer. Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech. I love pugs, pink, nail polish, crafting, feminism, makeup, and Netflix.