REVIEW: Home release of CAPTAIN MARVEL brings great behind-the-scenes looks, fun extras
Jun11

REVIEW: Home release of CAPTAIN MARVEL brings great behind-the-scenes looks, fun extras

She came, she saw, she conquered. CAPTAIN MARVEL made a thunderous debut earlier this year into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a triumphant return in AVENGERS: ENDGAME and now in her first solo feature, she’s ready to come home. We were sent an advance review copy to peruse and found a surprisingly robust assortment of extras to enjoy. BONUS MATERIAL: Blu-ray & Digital: Introduction (by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden...

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REVIEW: 4DX format of ALADDIN is a diamond in the rough!
Jun04

REVIEW: 4DX format of ALADDIN is a diamond in the rough!

ALADDIN is a really fun way to experience Disney’s newest live-action animation reboot and in 4DX, you ain’t never had a viewing like this! In the goal of stepping beyond just high-def / 3D, the format of 4DX continues to be a fun way to experience new movies in the theater. Sure, the idea of a 3D movie paired with special in-theater effects is not exactly a new concept but pairing it with a fun pop-corn flick like the...

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SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Live action ALADDIN is a wish come true
May22

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Live action ALADDIN is a wish come true

Instead of burying the lede after some analysis of Disney’s live action remake trend, I’m going to start with the good news: ALADDIN is great. It’s joyful, transporting, beautiful, and filled with pitch perfect performances. It’s big escapist fun. Director Guy Ritchie is known for his frenetic action style and inventive camera tricks, but this film represents two firsts for him: a family film, and a musical....

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PICTORIAL: CrazyShake concoctions are just the beginning at delightful new Black Tap in Downtown Disney
May06

PICTORIAL: CrazyShake concoctions are just the beginning at delightful new Black Tap in Downtown Disney

It’s finally here. After several months of construction, the new Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes has opened its doors at Downtown Disney in Anaheim. The location brings with it a signature collection of CrazyShake dessert beverages, a tantalizing assortment of craft burgers, and even wine, beer, and cocktails. We tried the restaurant out this weekend, join us… What’s Inside Ready to eat? Let’s step...

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REVIEW: 4DX format of AVENGERS: ENDGAME is a Marvel attraction without the Disney Park
Apr28

REVIEW: 4DX format of AVENGERS: ENDGAME is a Marvel attraction without the Disney Park

In an ever-changing landscape of cinematic experiences, a high def projection and some 3D glasses just aren’t cutting it anymore. You might have seen a ScreenX mega widescreen presentation or noshed on over-priced eats in a dine-in theater, but if you haven’t experienced a 4DX format picture before you’re truly missing out on a really fun way to enjoy blockbuster movies. The 4DX format has been around for a few years...

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SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Marvel’s grand crescendo ENDGAME is a singular achievement
Apr23

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Marvel’s grand crescendo ENDGAME is a singular achievement

It’s nearly impossible to write this review and not speak about AVENGERS: ENDGAME in and of itself. To do so would spoil things, even small things, and no one should rob you of that experience. Is ENDGAME worthy? Yes. Is it what I expected? Yes, and no. I think most fans will be pleasantly surprised by much of what comes to fruition in Marvel’s 22nd film. Trailers reveal a glimpse of who is suiting up to go after Thanos...

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PICTORIAL: ‘DARK ARTS’ shine a new light on Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood
Apr15

PICTORIAL: ‘DARK ARTS’ shine a new light on Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood

It’s certainly surprising but the darkest elements of the Harry Potter universe have shone a bright new light on the Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood thanks to the new show, DARK ARTS AT HOGWARTS CASTLE. Featuring an exclusive new musical arrangement conducted William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London, the show utilizes projection mapping and a host of new special effects to deliver a...

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REVIEW: A light-hearted family adventure, PENGUINS brings heart and humor this Earth Week
Apr15

REVIEW: A light-hearted family adventure, PENGUINS brings heart and humor this Earth Week

Disneynature is well-known for its stunning documentary films offering gorgeous looks into various corners of our big blue planet. That visually stunning tradition continues with the upcoming PENGUINS. On this adventure, we travel to the stunning continent of Antarctica for a look at the lives of Adélie penguins. In particular, the story follows along with one particular penguin named Steve who embarks on his first journey into...

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REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS comes home but is this release practically perfect?
Apr03

REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS comes home but is this release practically perfect?

A box office juggernaut it was not but MARY POPPINS RETURNS was a charming followup to the original with gorgeous production value, catchy tunes, and a memorable cast. Available now for home release it features a nice roundup of extras to make the home-purchase worth the while vs waiting for Disney+ at the end of the year. Bonus Features Discovery Different Worlds: Creating Mary Poppins Returns sounds like a full length feature...

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FIRST TASTE: Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2019 offers a berry eclectic assortment of flavors!
Mar29

FIRST TASTE: Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2019 offers a berry eclectic assortment of flavors!

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is BACK bringing a berry good time filled with limited-time food and entertainment offerings making it one of the most colorful times of the year to visit the Buena Park favorite. This year’s newly-expanded festival features over 75 unique boysenberry-inspired creations crafted by the Knott’s culinary team and we’re ready to share with you a small sampling of what we got to taste already! In...

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