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Passionate fans play an important role in making a franchise popular and successful, but they also have the power to tear down franchises that they disagree with.

Opinion: Stop bullying actors for doing their jobs

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

With the recent release of the show “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” a new Captain America is introduced as a more corporate version of Steve Rogers. Played by actor Wyatt Russel, the character is...

Tension between Bucky Banres and Sam Wilson builds after Steve Rodgers retired as Captain America. In

Review: To make amends

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director April 16, 2021

The Marvel fan base has been in a flurry recently due to the finale of the hit show “Wandavision,” the first update from the MCU since 2019 when “Spiderman: Far From Home” was released. With the...

Studio Ghibli films often have a bright and fun look to them that fits with adventurous stories and adorable characters.

Review: Five Studio Ghibli movies to take you away from reality

MJ Smit, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

Studio Ghibli is an amazing Japanese animation film studio and is currently placed in Koganei, Tokyo. It’s well known for its animated movies including some short films, commercials, and one television...

Review: What’s going on in Westview?

Kennedy Tetour, Artistic Director February 10, 2021

Do you ever think to yourself, “Man, I sure do wonder what happened after the events of Avengers Endgame. Too bad there isn’t a very confusing show to fill me in on the ongoings of the MCU post blip.”...

With just enough time for one final holiday movie, viewers can enjoy “The Muppet Christmas Carol” as a grand send off for the Christmas holiday.

“The Muppet Christmas Carol”

December 25, 2020

The few hours we have left of Christmas may not be as scrapbook worthy as the first few hours of the day, but that is no excuse to stop spending time with your family. Right now is the perfect time to...

A mix of holiday cheer and Halloween fright makes

“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

December 25, 2020

If holiday cheer is not quite your thing and you want something ever so slightly darker and more Halloween oriented, the classic Tim Burton movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” could be the Christmas...

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“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

December 22, 2020

“The Chronicles of Narnia” is a beloved book series written by S. C. Lewis in the 1950s that follows the adventures of four siblings who find a magical world in the back of a wardrobe. The first book...

Holiday cheer and lessons of selflessness and appreciation will bring magic and warmth into viewers lives.

“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”

December 21, 2020

“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” is a holiday film that features three short stories that feature the Mickey Mouse gang and the holiday related lessons that they learn. The first story shows Huey,...

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“Frozen” and “Frozen II”

December 20, 2020

I’m sure everyone has seen two of Disney’s most popular films “Frozen” and “Frozen II”. The films feature two royal sisters, a living snowman, an ice harvester, and his pet reindeer. Anna and...

“Twas the Night”

December 17, 2020

“Twas the Night” is a hilariously bad holiday movie that originally aired on Disney Channel in December 2001. Directed by Nick Castle, who has led dozens of other productions including the 1991 classic...

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Review: “Frozen 2”

Hayley DuHamel, Staff Writer December 19, 2019

The latest Disney movie “Frozen 2" which came out on November 22, is in many ways better than the original “Frozen” movie that came out in 2013.  In the original movie “Frozen,” Anna and...

As services like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ compete, streaming has become more competitive, much to the benefit of the consumer.

Opinion: The streaming apocalypse

Chase Creech, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Due to the high prices people were paying for cable, subscriptions to streaming services have become the more popular option for consumers. Streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime,...

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