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Looking to make a couple extra bucks for a family vacation, pay the bills, or having some extra gas money? Well, you could look into selling some old VHS tapes. Yup, thats right, VHS tapes have carved out a little market for themselves in the online trading world of eBay, and you will be shocked for how much some of these tapes are going for. 

Apparently out of Australia a report stated that a 1999 Special Edition copy of Mulan in mint condition was sold for over $20,000! A set of seven Disney classics, Black Diamond edition, which included Bambi and Aladdin sold for $18,000. A 1990 VHS of the Little Mermaid sold for $15,000 and 1992 version of Beauty and the Beast Black Diamond edition sold for $10 G’s. New data has revealed that almost 250,000 VHS tapes have been sold online over the last year, and over $3 million dollars has been spent on VHS tapes in that time. 

Why the sudden spike in value and demand for these classic films. Well for starters, Disney has been cranking out remakes of their old movies like Fords on an assembly line. This alone has raised the value of older tapes that will never be produced again in the VHS versions like the originals. While very few people these days even own a VHS player, that shouldn’t stop you from trying to make a couple extra bucks selling the tapes online. 

Yes, we are a few months away from Halloween, but that doesn’t mean it is not a good time for a scary movie. As you try to survive the summer heat, or look for something to watch during one of those summer thunderstorms, Hulu has a bunch of scary drama movie options streaming right now that are perfect for date night, or if you’re just trying to raise the heart rate a little. Check out the list below. 

1. Mother!

2. Sleepy Hollow

3. Hellraiser

4. A Quiet Place

5. Annihilation

6. An American Werewolf in London

7. Hounds of Love

8. I Saw The Devil

9. Tetsuo The Bullet Man

10. Childhood of a Leader

11. Mom and Dad

12. Children of the Corn

13. Friday the 13th – A New Beginning

14. The Alchemist Cookbook

Lots of movies for kids are about to be released. Here’s a short list of fun films to watch out for.

Angry Birds Movie 2 was just released on August 2nd. In the new version, our birds team in an uneasy alliance with pigs to fight a mysterious purple bird named Zeta. Together they struggle to avoid a new ice age from coming – apparently not having heard about global warming. 

Playmobil: The Movie, is the first ever movie version of the Playmobil toy series It’s scheduled for release on August 9th.

Abominable, is coming out on August 11th. The movie follows a hero who protects a Yeti from a Yeti capturer.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold follows later on August 16th. In this adventure an older, high school Dora, goes on a mission to rescue her parents and uncover the mysteries of the lost city of Gold.

UglyDolls, a doll oriented musical, is coming on the same date as Dora, August 16th.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, is being released August 18th. This film is a sequel to Maleficent, which was about the villain from sleeping beauty.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, is scheduled for the same day, August 18th. The film explores the interactions between sheep and extraterrestrials.

Coming in the fall on October 25th is The Adams Family.  The movie is an animated take on the Adams Family TV series.

Frozen 2, will be released in time for Thanksgiving on November 22nd.  Get your tickets now.

The final movie of the series: Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker, will be released on December 19th.

On December 27th Playing with Fire, a film about a superintendent who babysits three children he saved from a fire, will be released.

Finally, ananimated spy movie starring Will Smith called Spies in Disguise, will be released on December 27th.

            Regal Cinemas, the second largest movie theater chain in the US, is releasing a subscription allowing unlimited access to movies. Regal is finally getting into the business of movie ticket subscriptions. The other two of the three biggest movie theater chains in the US have already started subscription services. According to Business Insider, Regal’s parent company Cineworld already has experience implementing movie subscription services.

The new movie subscription service will launch in less than a week from today, July 26th, 2019. The service will operate through the Regal Cinemas apps on the Android and iOS phones. The program offers three different subscription plans. The cheapest subscription is Regal Unlimited, which offers access to 200 select Regal Cinemas for $18 a month. The next cheapest subscription is Regal Unlimited Plus, which offers access to more than 400 Regal theaters for $21 a month. And the most expensive of the three subscriptions, Regal Unlimited All Access, allows the user to go to all Regal Cinemas in the United States for $23.50 a month. If you’re a frequent theater goer looking for a cheaper way to enjoy your passion, check out Regal’s new plan.

            Teen life is difficult and stressful. Many new responsibilities come as a part of this awkward transition from childhood to adulthood. Social relations are often competitive; girls and guys often face similar yet different cultural stresses and challenges. Experiencing one’s first romantic feelings while struggling with bullying or academic challenges is hard.; a lot of teens go through these kinds of struggles. Here’s a list of ten great movies about this painful and yet incredible process of moving from childhood to adulthood.

1. Heathers

Heathers is a dark comedy film that describes high school drama and tragedy. Veronica is a popular high school girl who is friends with a group of three wealthy, beautiful and popular girls named “Heather.” Her friendship with the girls sweeps her away into a world of cruel popularity struggles and bullying. The film describes the crazy and violent power struggles of students at an Ohio high school.

2. A Cinderella Story

Hillary Duff falls in love with an anonymous guy over email, she later discovers he might be one of the most popular boys in her school. 

3. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Sierra is an intelligent yet awkward girl who makes an alliance with a cheerleader named Veronica. Veronica helps Sierra by giving her number to a sensitive jock named Jamey; Sierra helps Veronica by tutoring her to help impress a college guy she likes.

4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

This film is about the great struggles of Lara Jean Covey, a Korean American high school student who faces great challenges when her private love letters are sent to the boys she likes.

5. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

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Nick and Norah meet for the first time. This charming story shows love at first sight that leads to an all-night chase around New York City looking for the elusive band where’s Fluffy.

6. Boyhood

Boyhood is an incredible film which documents the coming of age process of Mason from childhood to college. This film was created through a complex 12-year process focusing on everyday happenings instead of dramatic life-changing moments.

7. Blue is the Warmest Color

A French film about a lesbian teenage girl who tries to love men but develops a powerful relationship with a blue haired girl. The film explores the challenges of finding one’s identity and of experiencing young love.

8. Wet Hot American Summer

A film about consolers on the last day of camp in 1981. The film explores several bizarre characters and examines their strange habits.

9. The Edge of Seventeen

A coming of age film about Hailee Steinfeld playing Nadine, a teenager with social difficulties and a conflict-ridden family life.

10. The Spectacular Now

A film which follows Sutter Keely, the most popular dude in his high school who is planning to party it up through senior year. He is dumped by his girlfriend and later falls in love with a new girl after getting wasted.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

Disney had announced in 2015 that they were making a remake to the 1998 children’s movie Mulan which at the time was a cartoon, and a favorite among Disney movie faithful. The original release date was set to be in 2018, but that has since been pushed back to the spring/summer of 2020. The teaser trailer video was released on Sunday, and many are shocked, excited, and a bit confused at what they saw.

The remake be a live-action film, or in simpler terms, with real actors. No cartoon, no digital anime. It stars Chinese actress Liu Yifei as Mulan with a supporting cast featuring the likes of prominent international actors Donnie Yen, Jet Li, and Gong Li. After having seen the trailer, the new version of Mulan is much different than what many have come to expect from Disney movies. It appears this Mulan remake will be more along the lines of a Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon meets Karate Kid meets Disney movie foundation.

The reviews have been mixed thus far between praise and lambast. For one, there was no Mushu, the talking dragon, shown in the previews who was a fan favorite in the 1998 edition. While there could be a Mushu like role in the movie, we’d recommend you expect there not to be. Some feel this is more along the lines of the actual legendary story of Mulan, while others are very upset their favorite character likely won’t play a role. Additionally there has been disputes over the region in which Mulan hails from. Chinese fans noted the scenes being from the lands of southern China instead of northern China where it is said Mulan is supposed to be from.

Finally, the 1998 edition of Mulan was a musical; common across Disney cartoon movies from that era. It is unlikely that will be the case in this remake as well, so don’t bank on any Christina Aguilera tracks.

Overall this movie takes on a much more serious identity of the story of Mulan, and while it is a different take on a Disney children’s classic, it should draw a ton of international recognition, while attracting a larger demographic audience.

Check out the trailer of Disney’s Mulan remake and let us know how you feel about this newly rendered spin of the late 90’s classic.