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REVIEW: ‘Onward’ is a typical magical adventure

Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) and Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt) try to see their dad one last time.

Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

As one of the films released early to video on-demand and streaming services, “Onward” features two brothers who go on an adventure to spend a day with their deceased father. Tom Holland stars as Ian, the younger brother who has just turned 18-years-old, and Chris Pratt stars as Barley, the old...

The DePaulia interviews head of story of Pixar’s ‘Onward’

Kelsey Mann, the head of story on the new Pixar movie ‘Onward.’

John Cotter, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

A good story is only as powerful as the collaborative minds behind it. If any animation studio in America has actively shown this rather than just telling audiences it is Pixar. A plethora of award-winning and universally adored stories come out of this creative powerhouse. The films have always felt as ...

Character is key to Pixar’s timeless stories

Character is key to Pixar’s timeless stories

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

The most successful film studio of the past few decades is without question Pixar. The animation studio’s films have never opened less than an A- on Cinemascore, and have all made over $330 million at the worldwide box office.  What makes the studio so successful might not be the same thing that has br...

Inside the mind of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

“Inside Out” takes place in the mind of 11-year-old Riley Anderson and follows her five emotions: Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)

Pat Mullane

May 17, 2015

To talk about a film that takes place inside one’s mind, it is only fitting to begin in the mind of its creator, a man whose imagination has spawned worlds so unlike ours, they’ve become an escape for children and adults everywhere.  Whether it’s a toy cowboy and his spaceman partner, or a corporation of monsters playing tricks ...

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