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New Star Wars miniseries exceeded expectations

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer June 8, 2022

If you are the type of person who likes Star Wars, or binge-watching shows, then you should check out this show. It even turned me into an avid Star Wars fan and inspired me to watch older Star Wars movies...

Staples Players’ production of Disney’s “Descendants” runs from April 1-3 and 8-9. The lighthearted musical tells the story of the teenage children of classic Disney villains being faced with threats from their parents, forcing them to explore the world of “good” Disney characters.

‘Descendants’ enchants with extreme talent, Disney magic

Alex Gaines '25, Creative Director April 27, 2022

I’m never surprised by the excellence of Staples Players shows. With such a talented cast and crew, I believe every production I see will be astounding.  I have to admit, though, I was a bit concerned...

Disney’s new film ‘Turning Red,’ attracts controversy while dealing with a new topic never portrayed by Disney productions.

‘Turning Red’: learning how to normalize puberty

Maria Krug '22, Arts Editor March 30, 2022

When looking at the scope of films created by Disney and Pixar, we see little variety among them. Sure, there have been more inclusive films over the years, displaying different communities, but oftentimes...

The new Cruella de Vil is a riveting Disney storyline that rewrites the original storyline.

New “Cruella” film has some bumps, but overall pain-free

Isabella Partlow '22, Staff writer June 11, 2021

 Disney's new release “Cruella,” directed by Craig Gillespie, is a riveting coming-of-age film, or moreso a “coming of crazy” story. Estella (Emma Stone), the main character, begins her life with...

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie star as Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson in Marvel’s newest TV show, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Despite the high bar set by Marvel’s premier Phase IV TV show, “WandaVision,” the new show lacks a sense of innovation and thoughtfulness.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ falls short of ‘WandaVision’’s creativity

Eliza Barr ’21, Photography director April 5, 2021

Less than a month ago, Marvel was riding a creative high. “WandaVision,” the revolutionary show that kickstarted “Phase IV” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), was receiving such high praise...

Disney’s new “Raya and the Last Dragon,” which was released on Disney+ on March 5, 2021, demonstrates the complexity and capability of well-developed female lead characters. In addition to phenomenal storytelling, both the protagonist and antagonist in the film are skilled, nuanced women with passions, issues and strengths.

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ revolutionizes traditional portrayal of Disney princesses

Allison Gillman ’23, Web Opinions Editor March 24, 2021

Disney’s princesses have come a long way since the release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937. Though these wildly popular characters have attracted the attention of myriad young girls,...

Disney’s original movie ‘Clouds,’ based on a true story, leaves viewers in tears while singing along to the single written by cancer patient Zach Sobiech.

Heart-wrenching movie ‘Clouds’ makes an appearance on Disney+

Tori Wilson ’22, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

“Clouds,” a new Disney original movie, was released on Oct. 16. The brilliant and engaging plot led to an emotional rollercoaster filled with both tears and laughter.  The film is based on the...

Despite the profitability and success of “Mulan” on Disney Plus, its box office numbers in China were disappointing, reportedly making $23 million in its opening weekend. This was a bigger issue because Disney specifically pandered to China when creating “Mulan,” and were expecting much more earnings.

“Mulan” sweeps globe along with controversies

Morgan Han-Lemus '23, Staff writer October 10, 2020

With Disney’s delayed release of “Mulan” on Sept. 4 of this year, given the several delays due to restrictions from COVID-19, many people, Asian-Americans specifically, were not only excited for...

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“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Finale Review: The War Ends

Adam Greenlee ’20, Assistant Creative Director May 15, 2020

When I was in first grade, I got my tonsils removed. I was only 7 years old, and while I was somewhat nervous about the surgery, I was absolutely thrilled about the prospects of staying home from school...

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging across the world, multiple blockbusters have had their original release dates postponed.

COVID-19 delays multiple movies’ production, filming

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor May 13, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world, numerous movies had to stop and delay production, effective immediately. This halt disappointed many fans who were excited to see a variety of movies,...

‘The Mandalorian’ offers a much needed western in the Star Wars galaxy

‘The Mandalorian’ offers a much needed western in the Star Wars galaxy

Allie D’Angelo ’20, Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2019

Star Wars fans can finally rejoice to the release of season one of “The Mandalorian,” an eight episode Star Wars space western filled with action, comedy and an exciting plot. In light of Disney’s...

Disney+ will be joining the ranks of streaming services on November 12, 2019. For many, this addition just adds to the preexisting “streaming overload.

Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Eliza Barr '21, Staff Writer November 16, 2019

I often think about how one day I’ll tell my children about VHS movies. I’ll tell them about how I once had to slide the chunky boxed movie into the slot and watch the ‘coming to theaters near you...

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” in theaters since Oct. 18, starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, takes viewers on a captivating adventure of a fairy tale through a villain’s point of view.

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ provides both emotional, engaging journey for kids of all ages

Lyah Muktavaram ’22 October 26, 2019

Captivating the true essence of the good in evil, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is filled with love, war and betrayal for kids of all ages to enjoy. The movie, which originally hit theaters on Oct....

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