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Luke Castellan (Charlie Bushnell) gives Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) his pair of winged shoes that had been given to him by his father, Hermes.

‘Percy Jackson’ and the vindication of Olympus’ heroes

By Malik Clement February 3, 2024
“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is the long-awaited television series adaptation of the book series written by Rick Riordan. It stars Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson himself, Leah Jeffries as Annabeth Chase and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood, with guest appearances from the likes of Lin Manuel Miranda, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Adam Copeland. The first episode aired on Disney+ on Dec. 19, 2023 with the finale airing on Jan. 30.
The Marvels, the newest film in the Marvel franchise, has Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani team up and learn to work together to save the universe.

Newest superhero movie is a super bust

By Nolan Sheehan, Staff Writer November 27, 2023
It’s quite clear that Marvel is on a downward turn with the screenplay element of their productions, with “The Marvels” standing as clear evidence. Acting chemistry and dynamics, while important, cannot be the focal point of any film, and the low box office results in the tens of millions will prove this sentiment correct in time. 

‘Deja View’ – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)

October 3, 2023
In Episode 4 of their animation review series, host Therese Kinirons and guest Hailey Howgate join to talk about the first American feature length animated film (a title which they will repeat many times), "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Tune in to hear about all of the songs the pair forgot about and how much they adore them.
Across Disneys employee layoffs, lack of quality in their recent projects and underpaying of their visual effects workers, fans should question if Disney has lost its magic.

Column: Has Disney lost its magic?

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer March 8, 2023
When Disney CEO Bob Iger '73 announced that 7,000 employees were being laid off, the focus placed on new sequels seemed in poor taste for the company.
Following a car accident, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) finds herself gaining Hulk-like abilities in the latest Marvel show for Disney+.

Review: Newest Marvel show falls short of expectations

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer October 24, 2022
“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" sees Marvel Studios trying out a new genre: the sitcom. However, it ends up leaving viewers unfulfilled by its conclusion.
After wooden puppet Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) is wished-to-life by his father Geppetto (Tom Hanks), he sets out to become a real boy.

Review: Latest Disney live-action remake falls short

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer September 19, 2022
Disney wishes another one of their animated classics to life with the live-action version of "Pinocchio," producing mixed results.
Column: X-men franchise could lose their mystique

Column: X-men franchise could lose their mystique

By Avery Alexander December 8, 2021
Liking movies is subjective, but when you look at the overall reception of some of these movies, it becomes clear that the X-Men series has struggled.
With vibrant visuals, smooth animation and progressive storytelling, “Encanto” is as visually marvelous as all of Disney’s films to date.

Review: “Encanto” enchants viewers with charming storytelling

By Avery Alexander, Senior Writer December 6, 2021
With vibrant visuals, smooth animation and progressive storytelling, “Encanto” is as visually marvelous as all of Disney’s films to date.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the Marvel Cinematic Universes latest Disney+ show. The dynamic between Sam and Bucky is rich and interesting.

Review: Marvel show has solid characters and social commentary

By Anthony De Lapi, Staff Writer May 4, 2021
"The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" is the Marvel Cinematic Universes latest Disney+ show. The dynamic between Sam and Bucky is rich and interesting.
Column: Marvel miniseries is a step in the right direction

Column: Marvel miniseries is a step in the right direction

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer April 28, 2021
With the recent global recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement and widespread attention toward racial reform, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is the show that people have been waiting for.
From left, freshmen TJ Bogart, Julia Stitely, Emily Barkin, Jay Barrett and Collin Longo, founded the IC Disney Club online and are its first e-board members.

Freshmen form nostalgic Disney Club in quarantine

By Charlie Becht, Contributing Writer April 27, 2021
From left, freshmen TJ Bogart, Julia Stitely, Emily Barkin, Jay Barrett and Collin Longo, founded the IC Disney Club online and are its first e-board members.
Column: The road to becoming a Disney princess

Column: The road to becoming a Disney princess

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
After the recent release of Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” there has been speculation among fans as to whether or not the titular character will become the company’s next Disney Princess.
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