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‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

MCT Campus

March 5, 2020

A manic, moderately diverting babysitter of a Pixar movie, “Onward” does gets there by the end — “there” being the place where the freneticism recedes, the main characters’ emotional setbacks and defenses crumble and the audience is encouraged, by every possible storytelling mechanism, to cry ...

‘Mandalorian’ fans can now purchase their own giggling, ear-wiggling Baby Yoda toys

‘Mandalorian’ fans can now purchase their own giggling, ear-wiggling Baby Yoda toys

MCT Campus

February 25, 2020

Take our money, Disney can. The studio giant has unveiled new official merchandise modeled after the Child — better known as Baby Yoda — from “The Mandalorian.” As of Thursday, multiple wide-eyed, green-skinned items are available for preorder, including a lifelike, animatronic replica of the ti...

From ‘1917’ to, yes, ‘Parasite,’ video games are even influencing prestige movies

From ‘1917’ to, yes, ‘Parasite,’ video games are even influencing prestige movies

MCT Campus

February 18, 2020

A video game has yet to win an Academy Award, but that doesn’t mean the influence of the interactive medium wasn’t felt at this year’s Oscars. Consider that two of the awards season’s most talked-about films — Oscar’s big winner “Parasite” and the World War I quest film “1917” ...

2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

MCT Campus

February 11, 2020

The ratings comeback for the Oscars was short-lived as ABC’s telecast on Sunday was watched by 23.6 million viewers, an all-time low. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony from the Dolby Theatre was down 20% from 2019. Last year, the telecast was up 12% coming off its previous all-time low of 26.5 mil...

What’s Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

What’s Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2020

OSCARS-The Oscars was the event of the weekend. It was the number one trend all night long, plus all of the celebrities' names from the event that took up the Twitter trends as well. "As cast members of Cats, nobody understands more than us the importance of good visual effects" 💀💀💀 #Osc...

All the highlights you need to know about the Oscars and upcoming award season

All the highlights you need to know about the Oscars and upcoming award season

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

77th Annual Golden Globes In The Books (Beverly Hills, CA)  --  The 77th Annual Golden Globes Awards is in the books. "1917" won Best Drama Picture and Best Director.  Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" took home three awards, including Best Comedy, Best Screenplay and Brad Pitt...

Movie review: ‘Frozen II’ doesn’t make waves, but keeps the franchise on track

Movie review: ‘Frozen II’ doesn’t make waves, but keeps the franchise on track

MCT Campus

November 19, 2019

Disney’s 2013 animated “Frozen,” inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” wasn’t just a hit. It was a cultural tidal wave, a ubiquitous phenomenon thanks to Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez’s soaring songs, particularly the inescapable, Oscar-winning “Let It Go,” b...

Disney+ faces glitches on launch day. You’ve probably already guessed why

Disney+ faces glitches on launch day. You’ve probably already guessed why

MCT Campus

November 12, 2019

Streaming service Disney+ launched Tuesday morning to massive anticipation — and technical glitches. Many users who tried to access the $6.99-a-month Disney app to watch heavily promoted shows like “The Mandalorian” experienced problems logging in and service failures. Some users who had issu...

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ bringing beloved tale to new heights

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ bringing beloved tale to new heights

MCT Campus

October 29, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Imagine a Disney cartoon that melts into a live musical. That’s just what ABC is planning for Nov. 5. And if it sounds a little bit remarkable, it is. The hybrid will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s evergreen animated movie “The Little Mermaid.” The special will accompli...

What we learned from Beyoncé’s surprise ‘Making the Gift’ documentary

What we learned from Beyoncé’s surprise ‘Making the Gift’ documentary

MCT Campus

September 17, 2019

Beyoncé’s penchant for surprises spilled onto network television Monday night when the pop superstar aired “Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift” on ABC. The documentary special — a behind-the-scenes look at her musical ode to this summer’s “The Lion King” — dropped Monday with little ad...

These were the best and worst movies of summer 2019

These were the best and worst movies of summer 2019

MCT Campus

September 3, 2019

Now ends the summer movie season of our discontent — and the quality of the content was the problem. We won’t know how the 2019 summer box office fared until after Labor Day, generally considered the season’s end. There have been some major hits, including Sony-Marvel’s crowd-pleasing “Spider-...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ leaked footage prompts Marvel fans to leave social media

‘Avengers: Endgame’ leaked footage prompts Marvel fans to leave social media

 Nardine Saad

April 16, 2019

Los Angeles Times (TNS) Leaked footage of Marvel’s highly guarded “Avengers: Endgame” has prompted spoiler-averse fans to retreat from social media. The long-awaited superhero film is due in theaters April 26 and has already been breaking box-office presale records. Disney has made painstaking ef...

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