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The official Disney movie poster for Wish. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Disney’s “Wish” is quite possibly their worst picture yet

Patrick Larkin December 8, 2023
The 2023 Disney animated film “Wish” aimed to celebrate Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 100th anniversary with a story based on one of its main themes, wishing; instead, it is an amalgamation of everything wrong with the corporation.
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Hocus Pocus 2 released on Disney+ brings back the beloved Sanderson sisters from the original 1993 cult classic. Almost 30 years after its release, the sequel brings fans back to bask in nostalgia.  Public Domain

“Hocus Pocus 2” preys on your love for childhood nostalgia

Ryan Baile October 30, 2022
Though "Hocus Pocus 2" is in no way going to be considered a classic, it's still definitely a fun movie to check out with Halloween right around the corner. 
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The official movie poster for Turning Red. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Turning Red”: Light, fluffy and packed with heart and depth

Ryan Baile March 26, 2022
The theme of "Turning Red" stands out as a timeless narrative that will live on as one of Pixar's greatest hits, and the film's sincere journey of self-discovery is an incredible joy to witness.
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Disneys Cruella official movie poster PUBLIC DOMAIN

Villains as our new heroes: Review on Disney’s “Cruella”

Melanie Navarro July 2, 2021
Directed by Craig Gillespie, “Cruella” is a fun and gratifying beginning to Disney’s exploration of its long-overlooked characters: the villains.
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A digital art piece created by Grace Noonan. ART BY GRACE NOONAN

How a Stony Brook student artist copes during a pandemic

Deidre Redhead October 4, 2020
Grace Noonan, junior biology major, felt a lot of uncertainty at the start of the pandemic. It led to people pivoting to new creative interests as a means to cope. For the Long Island native, the lockdown gave her a chance to brush up on her art.
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The official poster for Mulan, a live action Disney movie. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Mulan adaptation is just a lackluster remake

Ryan Baile September 17, 2020
Despite the likable parts of the movie, overall Mulan was another disappointment from the House of Mouse. 
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The official poster for Beyonces film Black is King. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Beyoncé Hands Next Generation the “Keys to the Kingdom” in New Film: Black is King

Amaya McDonald August 11, 2020
Beyoncé's latest visual album, “Black is King,” debuted on Disney+ on July 31. The visual album showcases the vibrance and beauty of Black culture, Black identity and common experiences shared by members of the Black diaspora. 
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Paddlers jump from their boat during Roth Regatta on Friday, April 27. The theme for this years boat races was Cartoon Network vs. Nickelodeon. ANASTASIA KOBUS/THE STATESMAN

Roth Regatta will be held virtually this year, marking 31 years of the tradition

Sherin Samuel May 11, 2020
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be hosting this event through social media, in collaboration with the Stony Brook Computing Society. 
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The official poster for pixars new movie Onward. The movie came out on Feb. 29. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Onward” is a magical experience, but it falls short of the high standards that Pixar has set.

Alexander Bakirdan March 8, 2020
I’ve never been disappointed by a fun and enjoyable movie like this before, but the entire time I was watching “Onward,” it felt like Pixar was holding back on me.
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The cover of the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order”: A story-driven experience fans will love

Alek Lewis November 24, 2019
With the conclusive episode in the “Star Wars” franchise, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” to be released in under a month and the recent premiere of the first Star Wars live action television show, “The Mandalorian,” the newest “Star Wars” single-player video game “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” dropped.
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The Disney Plus app is getting in the way of the Disney Plus hype

Isabelle Panza November 24, 2019
Disney Plus is showing promise in its competition with Netflix, but the app still has a few bugs to work out.
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Logo for Apple TV Plus. PROPERTY OF APPLE

November sees the launch of new streaming services Apple TV+ and Disney+

Alek Lewis November 3, 2019
Two new streaming services will launch this month — Apple TV+ on Nov. 1 and Disney+ on Nov. 12 — with new original exclusive titles. Both are priced under $10 a month.
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