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Sony and Disney’s dispute over Spider-Man worrisome for fans

Sony and Disney’s dispute over Spider-Man worrisome for fans

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

September 1, 2019

Spider-Man has always been one of my favorite superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When they introduced Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in “Captain America: Civil War,” I was ecstatic. Tom Holland plays his role amazingly, balancing Peter Parker and Spider-Man naturally.   “Homecoming...

Disney monopolizing the film industry with Disney+

Disney monopolizing the film industry with Disney+

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

I can’t change the fact that I support Disney or the feelings I possess towards the company. I grew up watching Disney Channel and Disney movies, therefore, Disney will always belong to a special part of my heart. Yet, I must admit that Disney is clearly monopolizing the film industry and it is see...

Retelling of classic ‘Little Mermaid’ tale drowns any possible success

Retelling of classic ‘Little Mermaid’ tale drowns any possible success

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

This is not a review of the well-known Disney movie “The Little Mermaid,” but a retelling of the classic tale. This version of “The Little Mermaid” came out on Netflix in 2018 but failed to make a splash in the media. I watched the movie so you didn’t have to. There weren’t any great expectations going...

‘Wrinkle in Time’ emphasizes emotion, diversity

‘Wrinkle in Time’ emphasizes emotion, diversity

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

Wikipedia Commons There are some movies out there that I find almost impossible to form an opinion on. Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” is one of them This fantasy adventure film is brought to us by Disney and is based on the Madeleine L’Engle novel of the same name. I came into this fi...

The beauty behind a beastly argument

The beauty behind a beastly argument

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

The 2017 rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” has a gay character, and everyone has been going back and forth about it. Though we may disagree about it, we need to acknowledge that the content isn’t harmful to us; certainly not in the ways we might think. Let me take a moment to talk about...

New Harmony Gallery features theater masks

New Harmony Gallery features theater masks

Taylor Hall, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

After making theater masks for more than 20 years, Jonathan Becker’s works will be on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. “It always feels great to be recognized for the work I’ve done. I was deeply flattered to have been asked to display work at the gallery. I have only had...

Dinosaur film warms the heart

Dinosaur film warms the heart

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2015

“The Good Dinosaur” has one of the most confusing openings I’ve seen in a Disney movie. Director Peter Sohn appears in front of some concept art to tell the audience how he’s created a movie with the intention of telling a story so well through nonverbal communication that you could watch it...

Former student dances his way to Disney

Former student dances his way to Disney

Ariana Beedie

January 6, 2014

Jade Perry, a former USI student, received a position to work at Disney World - something he’s only dreamed about. The 24-year-old gave himself three tries to achieve his lifelong goal and made it on the second try. “I first auditioned four years ago in Chicago when I was a freshman at USI,” P...

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