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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REVIEW: Can’t believe how endearing and sweet; DUMBO is a heart-warming family adventure
Mar26

REVIEW: Can’t believe how endearing and sweet; DUMBO is a heart-warming family adventure

DUMBO is a heart-warming family adventure and a surprising delight. Several times throughout, I found myself grinning from ear to ear. The original animated feature is such a unique and special part of Disney history so turning that story into a feature-length live action film required a finesse and carefully broadened story that Tim Burton somehow managed to deliver. It seems on first glance an odd pairing of director and source...

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PICTORIAL: Surprising flavors await at 2019 SeaWorld ‘Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival’
Mar18

PICTORIAL: Surprising flavors await at 2019 SeaWorld ‘Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival’

Back again this year and expanded with a new name, the SeaWorld Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival brings with it for 2019 a selection of more than 55 food items and a whopping 127 beer options plus several wine varietals to round out a tasty explosion of the senses that’s complemented with live entertainment in addition to all of the park’s regular offerings! This year, we were invited back to check out the...

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REVIEW: ALADDIN at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a true diamond in the rough
Mar11

REVIEW: ALADDIN at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a true diamond in the rough

The dessert sands hold a thousand tales and now in Costa Mesa, CA, the classic tale of Disney’s ALADDIN has come to life at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The dazzling stage-production captures the essence of the original animated feature while finding ways to be shining, shimmering, splendid in its own rite. The theatrical production boasts a magical quality that does the 1992 animated counterpart justice. ALADDIN is a...

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Fad or Future? ScreenX tech brings 270-degree immersion to CAPTAIN MARVEL and more
Mar11

Fad or Future? ScreenX tech brings 270-degree immersion to CAPTAIN MARVEL and more

In an age where home entertainment systems are getting increasingly sophisticated and many are opting to stay home instead of going out, cineplex theater are left with the unenviable task of figuring out how to get people back in the seats. That’s where the folks at ScreenX come in. ScreenX is a third party service that offers theaters the ability to give their customers a 270-degree “wrap-around” experience for...

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REVIEW: CAPTAIN MARVEL soars; she has nothing to prove
Mar05

REVIEW: CAPTAIN MARVEL soars; she has nothing to prove

She is captain. See her soar. CAPTAIN MARVEL is FINALLY here and she brings with her a whole new brand of super hero. Sure, there’s already some pretty strong, badass, female super heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but Carol Danvers — and her super persona, Captain Marvel — is the first female to feature in her own standalone film. Hard to believe, right? Perhaps not. Captain Marvel’s arrival is...

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PICTORIAL: A complete look at 2019 ‘Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival’
Mar03

PICTORIAL: A complete look at 2019 ‘Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival’

It can be overwhelming to try and process all the things to see, do, eat, and drink during Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival so that’s why we’ve assembled this handy guide to help you find your way through it all! Enjoy now our full look at 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival! ENJOY! The Food Festival Marketplaces Fresh tastes abound this year and we’ve got your first look at what...

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