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Bright and attention grabbing animation is one of the most notable factors in the 2022 animated film The Bad Guys.

Review: Go bad or go home

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor November 17, 2022

Police sirens sound as a gang of mangey misfits exits the bank, bags full of money in hand. Their getaway car skids to a halt as all five of them pile in and escape the scene of the crime.  “The...

Hocus Pocus 2 is a disappinting cash grab that does not live up to the original movie.

Review: They’re back!

Beth Brackmann, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

This new take on this classic Halloween movie has some people pleased, while others believe it’s just another one of Disney’s cheap Disney+ cash grabs. 29 years after the release of the original movie,...

With references to Sonic games and pop culture this movie is for everyone, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a film that both longtime and new fans will enjoy.

Review: Gotta go fast

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director April 20, 2022

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is the long awaited sequel of the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie released in 2020. After teasing the introduction of new characters, fans have anxiously awaited the movie's premiere....

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...

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,...

The Frozen films are not only fun but full of adventure and valuable lessons to be reminded of during the pandemic.

“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...

This icy film will bring holiday magic and childlike wonder into viewers lives this winter season

“Rise of the Guardians”

December 18, 2020

“Rise of the Guardians” is a 2012 animated film that features a cast chock full of big name actors such as Chris Pine, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, and Hugh Jackman. The story surrounds Jack Frost and his...

Based on the 1970 childrens novel by Roald Dahls of the same name, Fantastic Mr. Fox is not exactly a holiday movie, but will do the trick during this years quiet pandemic Thanksgiving.

Groovy Movies: Because I’m a wild animal

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 26, 2020

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" is a star studded film that features huge names such as Bill Murray, George Clooney, Maryl Streep, and director Wes Anderson. And if Anderson's name isn’t a good enough reason to...

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