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Frozen 2 a well-crafted next chapter for franchise

<em>Frozen 2</em> a well-crafted next chapter for franchise

Katie SeCaur | Staff Writer 12/05/19 On Nov. 22, Disney’s much anticipated Frozen 2, hit the silver screen in theaters worldwide, sending many parents and their little ones to the theater to see the latest adventure of Anna and Elsa. The early box office receipts have been staggering, with a global box office take of […]

Disney+ a fine investment for hardcore fans

Disney+ a fine investment for hardcore fans

Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer 11/20/19 With finals week approaching quickly, students must resist a new temptation— Disney+. It has been a little over a week since the media behemoth, Disney, launched its brand new streaming service. Nostalgic fans of old Disney Channel originals or classic films that have quite some time in the infamous […]

Endgame wraps up a generation’s favorite films

<em>Endgame</em> wraps up a generation’s favorite films

Griffin Sendek & Josiah Martin | The Duquesne Duke 05/02/19 It is near-impossible to think of a film series as expansive and long-lasting as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Nobody could have predicted 11 years ago that the franchise would grow to include 23 films, or that its flagship Avengers arc would conclude with the […]

New Kingdom Hearts may pale to predecessors, but that’s OK

New <em>Kingdom Hearts</em> may pale to predecessors, but that’s OK

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 02/07/19 Kingdom Hearts III’s arrival was a disappointment for many, but is that due to the aging of the game or the fanbase itself? On one side of the argument are those who eagerly anticipated the release of this installment in the platinum-selling saga despite years of delays. Given that […]

James Gunn writing Suicide Squad 2 after Disney ousting

James Gunn writing <em>Suicide Squad 2</em> after Disney ousting

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 10/18/18 The Wrap first reported on Oct. 9, 2018 that James Gunn was in the talks to write and possibly direct Suicide Squad 2 for the DC franchise. Disney parted ways with Gunn back in July, immediately removing him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn was fired following […]

Disney Channel to feature first openly gay character

Disney Channel to feature first openly gay character

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 11/1/17 When you think of Disney Channel, what comes to mind? Is it jamming to the Jonas Brothers in Camp Rock, or firing up ye olde desktop in your father’s office to play videogames on the station’s website? Regardless, there’s a good chance that gay rights aren’t one of the […]

Disneyland Paris denies boy to be a “Princess for a Day”

Disneyland Paris denies boy to be a “Princess for a Day”

Kayla Casavant | Staff Columnist Disneyland Paris recently issued an apology after a British mother claimed that her three year old son was denied participation in their “Princess for a Day” experience because he was a boy, The Guardian reported on August 30. According to NBC News,  Hayley McLean-Glass wrote an email to the Disneyland […]

Past comes to life in live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Past comes to life in live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

By Salena Moran and Evan Penrod | Staff Writers Managing to hold true to the original storyline while also adding new scenes and songs to enhance the story, Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” successfully revives the classic story for a new generation. The tale: a cold, pretentious prince (Dan Stevens) and his servants fall […]

Disney’s live-action fairytale buzz continues

Disney’s live-action fairytale buzz continues

By Leonardo Sanchez | Staff Writer The Walt Disney Company is responsible for some of the most beloved animated movies ever made. Films like “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book” have all broken the generational barrier and won the hearts of children all across the world. But a recent trend in Hollywood now […]

Summer 2016: season of movie flops

Summer 2016: season of movie flops

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor Summer 2016 has not been a kind season for Hollywood. While this is normally the time of blockbusters, the big money-makers for movie studios everywhere, flops and disappointments are the name of the game this year around. “[R]ed ink has spilled out from such misses as ‘Alice: Through the […]