MOM’S REVIEW: Vampirina offers seasonal charm for young viewers
Oct17

MOM’S REVIEW: Vampirina offers seasonal charm for young viewers

Vampirina and her family recently relocated from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. But these new nocturnal neighbors are slightly different than the rest of the block because they are vampires. Friendly vampires of course, who are embracing the new human culture. Vampirina, often called “Vee”, experiences many of the same challenges kids (and adults) do when they move to a new home. She starts a new school, tries to make new...

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REVIEW: Really, ‘EAT LIKE WALT’ is an absolute must-own for the coffee table of every Disney Fan
Oct03

REVIEW: Really, ‘EAT LIKE WALT’ is an absolute must-own for the coffee table of every Disney Fan

Holes smokes, where to begin? EAT LIKE WALT is an absolute must-own for any Disney fan. Yes, that expression is used A LOT but author Marcy Smothers has crafted a coffee table book that I can’t stop thinking about or talking about and I’m so happy I got the chance to have an advanced copy to review. The book is definitely for Disney Geeks. That fact is validated with a stamp of legitimacy in the form of a foreward by Chief...

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REVIEW: Universal Studios Hollywood HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS delivers familiar thrills, screams, and terrors
Oct02

REVIEW: Universal Studios Hollywood HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS delivers familiar thrills, screams, and terrors

Universal Studios Hollywood is back once again this year bringing their trademark thrills with the return of Halloween Horror Nights. We were invited to check out the opening day festivities and had more than our share of scares and screams. The overall tone felt perhaps a tiny bit formulaic from previous with no true stand out mazes this year although that doesn’t mean there weren’t any highlights. Universal provides...

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REVIEW: 4K Ultra-HD release of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES delivers dazzle
Oct02

REVIEW: 4K Ultra-HD release of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES delivers dazzle

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES was an attempt to reboot an aging franchise and while the “reboot” element may not have exactly had smooth sailing in the box office, the film was certainly better than its predecessor. We had the chance to get an early look at the special 4K Ultra-HD home release for review and regardless of what you thought of the storyline, the visuals here are really pretty spectacular....

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REVIEW: ‘MICKEY MOUSE: MERRY & SCARY’ is as great option to keep around for the season!
Sep29

REVIEW: ‘MICKEY MOUSE: MERRY & SCARY’ is as great option to keep around for the season!

MICKEY MOUSE: MERRY & SCARY is available now and it is a pretty perfect disc to keep handy over the next few months. Whether it becomes background fodder for a party or get-together or keeps the little ones entertained for a few moments of peaceful sanity, it is a fun little collection of Mickey Mouse shorts. As its name very clearly indicates, the theme for this collection is HOLIDAY; Christmas and Halloween to be precise. That...

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MOM’S REVIEW: New ELENA OF AVALOR celebrates diversity with episodes focusing on ‘Celebrations to Remember’
Sep12

MOM’S REVIEW: New ELENA OF AVALOR celebrates diversity with episodes focusing on ‘Celebrations to Remember’

Disney brings beautiful cultural learnings to the main stream with their home release of ELENA OF AVALOR: CELEBRATIONS TO REMEMBER. The unique television series provides the audience with an entertaining and educational look into Latin American culture through the fictional country of Avalor. It has us falling with one of Disney’s newest princesses Elena, and her personable and eccentric adventure companions. This new DVD...

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MUPPETS TAKE THE BOWL and steal our hearts once more
Sep11

MUPPETS TAKE THE BOWL and steal our hearts once more

Take my heart, take my money. The Muppets proved this weekend that they continue to deserve the limelight, spotlight, keylight, footlight and whatever other light you can throw at them. They illuminated the Hollywood Bowl this weekend with live performances, guest appearances, and a suitably rainbowy fireworks finale. MUPPETS TAKE THE BOWL and they take your heart. We are so glad we were invited by the Hollywood Bowl to enjoy this...

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REVIEW: THE LION KING has returned, Disney Signature Collection offers lion’s share of extras both real and digital!
Aug29

REVIEW: THE LION KING has returned, Disney Signature Collection offers lion’s share of extras both real and digital!

THE LION KING is an undeniable classic and now that it’s available on the Walt Disney Signature Collection, there’s no better way to have the completist’s version of the film. While we’re still just about a full year away from seeing the live-action reboot, we’re still riding high after the D23 Expo in which they showed us a snippet of the iconic epic opening of the “Circle of Life” sequence....

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REVIEW: 4K release of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 dazzles with high def magic, extra goodies
Aug22

REVIEW: 4K release of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 dazzles with high def magic, extra goodies

It seems these days we can’t get enough of the gang from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. From the new attraction at Disney California Adventure to their upcoming presence in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, it’s no wonder people are excited for Marvel’s first ever 4K HD release of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2.  I have to say, I was a bit underwhelmed with the sequel; it just lost the feel of the first movie but I do have to say it...

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REVIEW: ‘Disney Descendants 2’ on DVD brings charm physically and literally
Aug18

REVIEW: ‘Disney Descendants 2’ on DVD brings charm physically and literally

The villain Kids are back in a high-stakes adventure that’s bigger, bolder and badder than before.  Is this DVD worth picking up or should you Netflix and start chillin’ like a villain? To catch you up on what is happening in Auradon; Mal and King Ben are as in love as ever. However, Mal is beginning to feel the pressure that the media (and all of the kingdom) is putting on her to be someone that she is not.  Evie is being...

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