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Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

MCT Campus April 14, 2020

More consumers are increasing the number of streaming services they have access to, looking for ways to entertain themselves at home as the nation deals with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. The...

‘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...

‘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,...

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...

Here are the steps for making a Baby Yoda at home, courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel

Here are the steps for making a Baby Yoda at home, courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel

MCT Campus December 10, 2019

Attention Baby Yoda fans: Jimmy Kimmel has stepped up to save Christmas. On Monday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the talk show host and his sidekick Guillermo presented viewers with a...

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...

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 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...

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...

With new versions of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King,’ Disney straddles nostalgia and novelty

With new versions of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King,’ Disney straddles nostalgia and novelty

Josh Rottenberg April 30, 2019

Los Angeles Times (TNS) It’s Hollywood’s version of the circle of life: Take an old movie that’s hardwired into one generation’s childhood memory banks, give it a fresh coat of cinematic paint...

Movie review: Stretched thin, live-action ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t achieve liftoff

Movie review: Stretched thin, live-action ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t achieve liftoff

Katie Walsh March 26, 2019

(TNS) Disney’s 1941 animated feature “Dumbo,” about the little circus elephant who could fly, left some deep emotional wounds. It’s one of Disney’s most devastating films. But it was also aesthetically...

After 14 long years, ‘Incredibles 2’ picks up with its family of suburban superheroes

After 14 long years, ‘Incredibles 2’ picks up with its family of suburban superheroes

July 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Brad Bird stood in front of a full orchestra on the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage on the Sony Pictures lot, his leg bouncing to the beat, a big grin on his face. At a recent scoring session...

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