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“Lost in a Book” adds new twist on classic fairy tale

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017

Lost in a Book, published in Jan. 2017 and written by Jennifer Donnelly, is a spin-off of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Donnelly writes from Belle’s point of view. The story begins at a chess game between death and love, who are personified as two sisters. They are now on the next round of...

“Star Wars VII” hype goes into hyperdrive

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

December 14, 2015

"The Force Awakens" revives a formative influence for two Perry teachers

The Disney Year: “Rescuers” sequel equally exciting and underwhelming

Seriously, the giant eagle is the best part of this movie; it should have been the whole movie

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

November 25, 2015

"Down Under" is a treat for the eyes and a nap for the brain.

The Disney Year: “Little Mermaid” earns its part in your world

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

November 18, 2015

The Little Mermaid wants to be everything to everyone; to a startling degree, it succeeds.

The Disney Year: Street smarts not enough for “Oliver and Company”

Orphaned kitten Oliver (voiced by Joey Lawrence) stands alongside his gang of canine accomplices. That this is the most interesting frame with the fuller titular cast speaks volumes (Disney).

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

November 4, 2015

"Oliver Twist with dogs” is not the masterpiece its source material might suggest.

The Disney Year: “The Great Mouse Detective” is…actually pretty great

Basil of Baker Street (voiced by Barrie Ingham) experiments on a clue left behind by Ratigan's henchman (Disney).

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

October 28, 2015

Largely unknown and forgotten, "Detective" is a hidden gem

The Disney Year: “The Black Cauldron” brews a sickening stew

Taran (voiced by Grant Bardsley) holds his light sword aloft as a trade for the sinister Black Cauldron (Disney).

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

October 21, 2015

Too dark for toddlers and too inane for anyone else, "The Black Cauldron" has absolutely no appeal.

The Disney Year: Melancholy without sincerity

Hound dog Copper protects his one-time childhood friend Tod from the aim of his owner in the film's climatic scene (Disney).

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

October 14, 2015

The awful truth is that "The Fox and the Hound" believes its own hype about how terribly and tragically sad it is.

The Disney Year: “Rescuers” could not rescue itself from mediocrity

Bernard and Bianca (voiced by Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor) board a flight to Devil's Bayou where they hope to rescue a kidnapped girl (Disney).

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

October 7, 2015

There is little, if anything, to fault "The Rescuers" for--but there are also few elements that truly deserve praise.

The Disney Year: “Winnie the Pooh” is comfort food on film

Winnie the Pooh (voiced by Sterling Holloway) and Christopher Robin play a game of

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

September 30, 2015

It is not surprising that Disney returned to the “package film” mentality. What is surprising is how well "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" holds up.

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