AVENGERS: ENDGAME home release sums up MCU with modest but suitable edition
Aug13

AVENGERS: ENDGAME home release sums up MCU with modest but suitable edition

It wasn’t easy but AVENGERS: ENDGAME became the highest grossing movie of all time last month and now the adventure is coming to home release with a bounty of extras. You could say, it was inevitable. The climatic culmination of 22 movies and more than 10 years of unfolding story resulted in Marvel Studios and Disney bringing an unprecedented amount of content to their library and dollars to their bottom line. So does the home...

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REVIEW: 4DX format of THE LION KING brings a whole new dimension to Pride Rock
Jul28

REVIEW: 4DX format of THE LION KING brings a whole new dimension to Pride Rock

THE LION KING has roared into theaters but if you haven’t seen it yet then you might want to consider going the extra mile and enjoying it in 4DX. While the movie itself seems to have mixed reviews, one thing is certain that this enhanced format coupled with 3D is an awesome way to enjoy the movie. Given the opportunity to review the new Disney film in this way, we pounced on the opportunity. A lot of people have made...

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REVIEW: THE LION KING Sunrise Screening brings new magic to El Capitan Theatre during special limited-time engagement
Jul20

REVIEW: THE LION KING Sunrise Screening brings new magic to El Capitan Theatre during special limited-time engagement

The sun rose on Hollywood Blvd. as guests piled in to the El Capitan Theatre for a special Sunrise Screening of the Disney majesty, THE LION KING! If you weren’t ready to pounce out of bed for this special screening no worries, you’ll still be able to catch the limited engagement in its Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos presentation along with the opportunity to purchase some neat souvenir items now through September 2, 2019!...

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REVIEW: Does it roar? A spoiler-free look at THE LION KING
Jul11

REVIEW: Does it roar? A spoiler-free look at THE LION KING

We’ll start this off with a caveat: THE LION KING was not my favorite when it came out in 1994. I liked it enough, but I was more into BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ALADDIN as a kid. I didn’t expect Jon Favreau‘s photorealistic CGI remake to really change that. I enjoyed watching THE LION KING on VHS and DVD over and over again through the years, and it was nice enough to sit through it again for this review. I was...

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REVIEW: 4DX format of SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME will rock you from your seat!
Jul08

REVIEW: 4DX format of SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME will rock you from your seat!

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME is not a Disney release but it falls into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we could not wait to check out the latest adventures of our favorite neighborhood Spider-Man, especially in fabulous 4DX format. We’ve really come to appreciate the 4DX technology as a fun way to enjoy a new cinematic blockbuster so when we were invited to check out the film in this format, we were ready to experience the Peter...

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REVIEW: Walt Disney Signature Collection release of CINDERELLA brings worthwhile extras, hours of materials
Jul02

REVIEW: Walt Disney Signature Collection release of CINDERELLA brings worthwhile extras, hours of materials

By this point, it’s hard to believe that any fan who wants to own a home release of CINDERELLA doesn’t already have it so it becomes incumbent on Disney to figure out new ways to package their film and make it an appealing option to re-invest in the upgrade. Surprisingly, Disney has done that with the CINDERELLA Walt Disney Signature Collection release with just a few minor changes. First and foremost, if you already own a...

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REVIEW: Not quite circus-sized home release of DUMBO still brings fun and feelings
Jun25

REVIEW: Not quite circus-sized home release of DUMBO still brings fun and feelings

DUMBO has soared out of theaters and right into homes with the first home issue of the new Tim Burton live action adaptation of the 1941 animated classic. The film was not an elephant-sized hit and so the bonus materials on this release are proportional in size. Still, there’s a decent set of goodies to take in here to sweeten the pot. Easter Eggs are amongst my favorite part of movie making when filmmakers take inside jokes and...

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WHY DOES THIS EXIST?? A spoiler-free review of Disney-Pixar’s TOY STORY 4
Jun21

WHY DOES THIS EXIST?? A spoiler-free review of Disney-Pixar’s TOY STORY 4

TOY STORY 4 is here. The surprise film that nobody expected from the house of the lamp is really hoping you’ll bypass the question that everyone seems to be asking: WHY DOES THIS EXIST? Ironically, or perhaps on some mega deep level even intentionally, that just so happens to be the exact point of this latest at-bat for Pixar. No, not a deep dive into the inevitability of Hollywood sequels but, rather, the matter of the...

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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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