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…make mice

Today we celebrate the 89th birthday of a mouse known the world over. Yes, for 89 years, Mickey Mouse has brought joy to children of all ages with his can-do attitude and cheery disposition.

Whether he was fighting off baddies or hanging with his pals, Mickey’s been lifting hearts since that first adventure, “Steamboat Willie,” released on this day in 1928.

Fun fact, “Steamboat Willie” was actually Mickey’s third cartoon, but his first two, “Plane Crazy,” and “Gallopin’ Gaucho” didn’t quite make it to wider release, making “Steamboat Willie,” his first official public appearance and eventually it was dubbed his “official” birthday.

But I can’t help but think we’re forgetting someone… Read the rest of this entry

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…hammer away

At this point it should come as no surprise that the Marvel Universe has pulled together another great story, yet “Thor: Ragnarok” still seems to be blowing everyone’s minds. Not that I blame them. It is incredibly well told and continues to do a great job of interweaving the ever-growing list of franchises.

Of course, it’s been a good long while since we had a standalone “Thor” movie, which may be hard to believe, mostly because we had “The Avengers,” to get us through, not to mention the constant parade of the (excellent…mostly) Marvel movies in the meantime (eight total…but who’s counting?). Read the rest of this entry

…hakuna matata

Happy weekend, crusaders! As we settle into this daylight savings weekend, I thought I’d take my extra hour to address the issue that’s dividing our nation. I’m of course referring to the live-action remake of “The Lion King.”

Seriously, since the full cast was announced earlier this week, the trending topic, staying power of this conversation is inspiring. And I applaud everyone for their conviction regarding this divisive topic.

To be clear, I’m not here to address the casting. I’ll let the Queen Bey fans hash that one out. They’re doing a great job. I’m here to address the recurring question — Why are they remaking “The Lion King” at all? Read the rest of this entry

…Draw You In

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Happy Saturday, fellow crusaders! In our neck of the woods it’s the first chilly weekend of autumn.

While it’s sad to see the warmer days of fall go, the cooler temps provide the perfect excuse to do some prep work for the winter hibernation with a binge-viewing weekend. Read the rest of this entry

…Break Through

“A Wrinkle in Time” has long been a staple of the summer reading list, and many a English class’s curriculum. For some its “required” nature has made it less appealing, but those who dove into the world created by Madeleine L’Engle were greatly rewarded. Read the rest of this entry