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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ smashes the box office.

By Sarah Ficher | November 29, 2018

Disney Animation Studios is well known for the multitude of ways its animated films bring out the child in everyone. In Disney’s new and colorful animated sequel “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Wreck-It Ralph and his sweet sidekick Vanellope Von Schweetz...

Oscar Showdown: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ vs. ‘Les Miserables’

By Sarah Contreras | February 6, 2013

The 85th Academy Awards will take place Feb. 24. As per usual, a slew of films have earned nominations--who has time to watch every one? In part three of this series, columnist Sarah Contreras will wade through the river of films and tell you what is...

Downtown Sycamore to host warm events this weekend

By Samantha Brockett | January 16, 2013

Sizzlin’ in the Snow is being held in downtown Sycamore this weekend to bring some summer flair to the winter months. The merchants of downtown Sycamore are hosting a summer-themed series of events from Friday to Sunday. The idea for the event was created...

Wreck-It Ralph brings plenty of nostalgia, humor

By Jen Weddle | November 4, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph, released in theaters Friday, follows the story of Ralph (John C. Reilly), the villain of an arcade game called Fix It Felix Jr. Ralph is tired of always being the bad guy, so he decides to set out on his own to become a video game hero....