Fans Petition To Make Princess Leia An Official Disney Princess
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Fans Petition To Make Princess Leia An Official Disney Princess

May the Force be with her.

While fans are still mourning the death of the iconic Carrie Fisher, it appears they are making extra steps to make sure she won't be forgotten. One way is by giving her role as Princess Leia a permanent mark on Disney.

A guy named Cody Christensen has created a Change.org petition to have Fisher's most famous character, Princess Leia, commemorated as an official Disney Princess alongside icons like Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, and Belle. (Disney, of course, now owns Lucasfilm).

In many ways, it makes sense. When George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney, Star Wars was technically put under Disney's umbrella. It's officially in the same room next to those memorable animated features, and associated with the late legendary filmmaker that Disney was named after.

So far, the petition has been backed up with over 90,000 signed supporters. As much as we are still dealing with losing Carrie Fisher and her mother, perhaps commemorating Princess Leia with the same honor as the other great Disney princesses can help us cherish her memory just a little bit more.

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Who's Excited For The Han Solo Movie?

I'm raising my hand even though you can't see it.

The Star Wars franchise has really been killin' it lately. After a super-popular revival of the main series with The Force Awakens and the success of Rogue One, that bridged Episode III and IV, everybody's holding their breath for the next installment of the series, The Last Jedi.

However, another movie is in the works, and it'll be about our favorite sassy anti-hero, Han Solo, as a strapping young guy, played by Alden Ehrenreich. He'll star alongside of Joonas Suotamo as Chewbecca and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones has also been cast, though her role is unknown currently.

This is great news for any Solo fan, which should be just about everybody, honestly (I totally have a crush on young Harrison Ford).

However, the movie has already seen some difficulties, with the former directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, leaving due to creative differences. The two directed 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, and supposedly wanted to take the film in a different direction from the tone set by The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens co-writer Lawrence Kasden. Ron Howard has since stepped in as director.

This is probably a good thing, actually. 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie are great, and I don't doubt that Lord and Miller could preserve the feel of a Star Wars film, but something about that kind of humor in the movie would be... weird. Solo worked so well because his humor was fresh air in the serious tone of the franchise, so it makes sense to try to preserve that.

All that we really know about the plot right now is that it's about Han Solo becoming the lovable smuggler we meet in the main series, but the ambiguity of the plot is kind of fun. It sounds like it'll elaborate on how he meets Chewy and Lando, when he gets the Falcon, maybe when he makes an enemy of everybody ever... I'm looking forward to it.

The movie will be coming out in May 2018, so get ready to return to the Millennium Falcon.

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The Childhood Movies With The Biggest Plot Holes

But some will make you laugh.

1. Cinderella.
Cinderella's fairy godmother granted her the opportunity to dwell among the socialites for the night, under the condition that all of it would disappear at midnight. So riddle me this: how was the slipper still there?

Also, even if the slipper didn't disappear, c'mon, there had to have been another girl with the same sized feet, let's be realistic here.

2. Hercules.
Hades instructed Pain and Panic to feed the mortality potion to Hercules in order to be able to kill him. Hades is the god of the underworld, and has every dead person's soul swimming in his pool of the deceased.

So why, then, in the 20 years Hades has assumed that Hercules had been dead, did he not check in the pool for his soul? Even once? Don't you think he'd want to mock the soul of his obnoxious brother's son? Seems a little fishy to me.

3. The Little Mermaid.
The only way Ariel can get to Prince Eric is by making a deal with the sea witch Ursula and trading her voice for legs. When she's on land, Eric asks for her name, but she can't talk. But why couldn't she mouth it? Or write it? And honestly, the most questionable part is when they eat dinner.

The server announces they're having stuffed crab, and Ariel's just totally down with that. Um, hello? Your best friend is a crab! You can't be doin' that shit.

4. Pocahontas.
British colonizers have infiltrated Pocahontas's homeland, and John Smith has bonded with Pocahontas. How the heck does Pocahontas speak English to him? There's no way in her native land she spoke English.

This is not adding up, people!

5. Snow White And The Seven Dwarves.
The seven dwarves decide to take Snow White under their wing - as long as she agrees to cook and clean for them while they're off at work. The dwarves mine jewels for a living (we're talking diamonds, rubies and emeralds here) yet they live in a hut?

Also, why do they live together? I feel like they'd definitely be able to pay for individual homes if they were bringing home all these jewels. Also, they'd would 100 percent have sugar babies. These jewel miners would not be single.

6. Mickey Mouse.
Goofy, one of Mickey's best friends, is a dog, and Mickey also has a pet dog named Pluto. So, if they're both dogs, why can Goofy speak English and Pluto can't? Why is one enslaved as a pet and the other one free? That's just not right.

7. Toy Story.
Buzz Lighter continually makes it clear that he's a real space ranger and not a toy like the rest of the characters in the movie. However, Buzz always freezes like the rest of the toys when a human comes in. 'Fess up Buzz, what's the deal? Are you real or not? What's with the identity crisis?

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Let There Be Lightsabers

Buckle up, y'all, Star Wars is back.

This is not a drill, folks.

The first trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII dropped today, and I am losing my mind.

The last episode ended with a badass reveal of our favorite space dad, Luke Skywalker, with Rey comin' round the mountain to finally meet him. This raised a metric ass-ton of questions about the next episode, including (but not limited to):

Will Luke take Rey on as a student? Is he the next Ben Kenobi?
To what extent will Rey handle her training as a potential next Jedi?
Is there some relationship between Rey and Luke that we don't know about yet?
How do I actually feel about the old-guy beard?

In the tradition of all great trailers, this new release raises more questions than it answers, but it does give viewers a nice sneak peek into Rey developing powers and Luke's new role as the wise old dude in Kenobi-robes.

The trailer is overlaid with a narration that smacks of Luke's own training, as he instructs an unseen pupil (let's face it, probably Rey) to "Breathe" and asks "What do you see?"

I have to wonder how much this installment will give us in terms of the late great Carrie Fisher, may her kind, wonderful soul rest in peace. There's a lady in the trailer who, from the back, looks a little bit like her, but I'm not sure if I even dare to hope.

Near the end of the trailer, the mysterious voiceover says that it only knows one truth, and then zooms in on what appears to be Luke's silhouette delivering a shocking line about the fate of the Jedi, a line which I will not include here for the sake of sparing the spoilers.

The film's release is set for Christmas, which means if you need me, I'll be holed up in my apartment watching the previous episodes on loop until late December.

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5 Games To Watch For At E3

Get ready to geek out.

From June 13th to June 15th, one of the biggest video game conferences of the year, E3, will be broadcasted worldwide. While many hardcore video game fans will be tuning in, anybody who enjoys a certain game series or franchise can get excited with new game reveals, release dates and downloadable content announced at the expo.

While there's a ton of stuff that will be covered, even some things that the public doesn't know about, here's a list of five games to watch for (whether they'll definitely be covered is another story).

1. Metal Gear Survive
Alright, this one's been full of controversy from the get-go. "Metal Gear Solid" side-story in an alternate dimension? With zombies? The franchise can get kind of whacky, but this one is definitely out there. This is reminding me of "Call of Duty" zombies and the zombie game craze.


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With an obvious focus on... surviving, "Survive" will focus on cooperative stealth amongst your team of four and defenses. The game's open world, and you'll have to run around and gather resources while fighting off these weirdo zombies in this weirdo world with a new defense system and wound treatment system.

While nobody really knows how the inter-dimensional conflict will be resolved, it's certainly a change from the franchise's previous games. It's slated to come out for PC, PS4 and Xbox.

For fans of "Metal Gear", this could either be really awesome or really terrible. Either way, keep an eye out for it, things could get interesting.

2. God of War
After six games steeped in Greek mythos and main character, Kratos, and his unquenchable rage, the previously announced "God of War", set for PS4, seems to take place in a landscape of Norse myth. This time, Kratos is accompanied by a new character: his son, and there's no doubt in my mind that we will see a previously untapped emotional complexity in our eternally angry god of war.

source: gamespot.com

I'm getting such "The Last of Us" vibes from this and I love it. The original announcement trailer for the game makes me feel it even more, and it looks awesome.

Honestly, after six games, I think the introduction of Kratos's son as a companion is an awesome idea, and I'd love to know more about what is happening in this installment of the series. Is Kratos sick of killing gods? Will Kratos fight Freya and Odin? What's the deal with his son? We need answers!

It isn't confirmed whether "God of War" will appear at E3, but this is definitely a game to watch for.

3. Super Mario Odyssey
Okay, who isn't excited about this one though? After years of jumping around in different, rural kingdoms, Mario is finally taking on the big city, and sticking out like a sore thumb while doing so.

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Does he even know what a car is?

The city, hilariously named New Donk City, is based off of a Donkey Kong-themed New York (wow, wonder how that's gonna play out). The game will also feature other locations with different influences. While not a ton is known about "Odyssey", it's definitely going to be playable at E3, and hopefully will have a decent amount of coverage, too.

An open world "Super Mario" in the vein of "Super Mario Sunshine", Mario will explore entirely 3D locations on the Nintendo Switch.

I think my personal favorite part of this game is this:

source: twitter.com

This boy's got pores! Individual hairs! Mario is thriving! He's hydrated and his skin is clear!

No, but seriously, the amount of effort put into the character models is unbelievable, and the game looks super promising. I'm looking forward to learning more about it.

4. Star Wars Battlefront 2
What is honestly cooler than playing as your favorite "Star Wars" characters and factions? Not much. While the first "Battlefront" on PS4 and Xbox fell flat in the single-player campaign and story (very flat), "Battlefront 2" offers both. The sequel will also cover all "Star Wars" movies, whereas the first only covered the original trilogy.

Playing on Mustafar? Check. General Grievous? Check. Darth Maul? Check. Rey? Check. Kylo Ren? Check. Outer space? Check.

I'm so hyped.

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After its announcement at this year's "Star Wars" Celebration in Orlando, Florida, not much else has been revealed about the game. It'll definitely be at E3 though, so keep an eye out.

5. Kingdom Hearts 3
I might be totally biased, but this is the game I'll be constantly checking for during Square Enix's presentation. The third installment in the Playstation series, after spawning numerous spin-offs, has yet to have a release date after it was first announced at E3 in 2013.

Seriously, it's been four years, where is it?

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We haven't even seen footage of it since 2015. Not that I'm counting.

The game will finish off the storyline that's been followed in all of the "Kingdom Hearts" games so far, and promises exciting new gameplay and story for fans of the series. Keyblade gun? I'm listening. New transformations for main character Sora? Yup, count me in. The only question now is: where is it?

After announcing that it would be delayed (again), Square Enix has implied that a new trailer will debut at this year's E3. With this game's track record, only time will tell for sure.

Please, Square Enix, heed my humble request, be kind and benevolent and give us a release date at E3. I'll do whatever you want! Please let me play this game and know how the saga ends.

Anyways, whether you're big into gaming or not, E3 has some exciting stuff coming out that's worth paying attention to. Fingers crossed that we all get what we want at this year's E3 (I say, weeping softly as I look at Kingdom Hearts 3).

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The Newest Princess Movie Is Teaching People To Bodyshame

And people are not having it. Do better.

"Princess" movies, especially in recent years, have gotten a pretty bad rep. Some say that the main characters are oversexualized, some say that the plots are contrived, and some even say that movies involving princesses are downright bad for feminism.

So, whenever a new princess movie is set to be released, most consumers hold them under close scrutiny. South Korean director Sung Ho Hong is responsible for the newest announced princess feature, Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs, which is slated for a late-2017 release.

At the outset, this film seems to be a fairytale princess story that would fit into the modern era: instead of having the typical "damsel in distress," the eponymous seven dwarves are actually princes who have been punished with the curse of miniature stature. Only a kiss from the most beautiful girl in the world can break the spell, which leads the princes on numerous adventures, and ultimately, to the idea of finding "true beauty."

Is there a flick more aimed at the "inner beauty" millennial generation? I mean, Chloe Grace Moretz has even been tapped to play Snow White.

So why all of the fuss surrounding this film? Well, because the inner beauty message is completely lost and forgotten about after seeing the first minute of the pervy, fat-shaming trailer. The trailer begins with two of the dwarves stumbling into what's supposed to be Snow White's house.

The men are convinced that they have the wrong princess' abode--until they see her slim, dolled up portrait hanging on the wall. But, before the dwarves can investigate further, Snow White returns home, her slender legs accentuated by her prim, red heels.

To avoid detection, the dwarves hide under the princess' coffee table and, as if this wasn't bad enough, watch with glee as she takes off each layer of clothing, starting with her earrings, then her cloak, and eventually, her skintight bodycon dress. The longer this trailer continues, the less this movie seems like a family feature.

Within a minute's time, the trailer has effectively told children (especially young boys) that it's not only okay to 1) sneak into someone else's house, but 2) watch them get undressed without their permission. Snow White is beautiful, of course, but there's no need to sexualize her as much as this trailer already has.

What's worse is what happens once Snow White takes off those titular red shoes. The dwarves seem to reach the peak of their excitement once Snow White has undressed down to these pointy-toed pumps, but the shoes themselves hold their own secret. Once the shoes have been removed, Snow White turns into her "inner" self: an overweight, lazy princess. And the dwarves could not be more disgusted.

Aside from the overtly voyeuristic overtones, this trailer sends a message that "beautiful" and "fat" are mutually exclusive. If you ask me, Snow White is working it before and after she takes off her shoes, and clearly, I'm not the only one who thinks so. The movie's highest-billed star, Chloe Grace Moretz, is "appalled and angry" over the trailer and an additional promotional poster. B

oth the trailer and the poster are inherently teaching young kids that body positivity is all well and good--unless you're fat. Others not involved in the film have taken to social media to voice their discontent as well.

With tons of mainstream media still pushing "thin is in" mentalities, this marketing strategy is callous, and quite frankly, dangerous. In my opinion, it's time this body-shaming film took a bite of a poisoned apple.