Reviews Archive

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Three years ago, Guardians of the Galaxy caught filmgoers by surprise. I remember first hearing about it at one of the D23 Expos, and questioning how Marvel would pull off a story about a talking raccoon, tree, and FBI agent Burt Tyrannosaurus Macklin? This mess of oddities culminating in a viable and enjoyable mainstream summer blockbuster seemed improbable. Yet,

Moana Blu-ray Review

We were late to the punch in seeing Moana, as we were traveling when it was released, and then didn’t get around to seeing it until it seemed a stand-alone film review was a bit stale. However, the movie made a pretty big impact on us, so I thought it might be worth covering it briefly

Epcot Festival of the Arts Review

With only one weekend left in its schedule for the year, a review of Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is a bit late to be of any value for most of you for 2017. However, given my strong feelings about it and since it’s likely going to be a recurring event, I think it’s

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

This Rogue One: A Story Wars Story review is spoiler-free and deliberately vague on details, but if that’s not enough and you want only the quick take so you can see it with totally fresh eyes: two thumbs up. Suffice to say, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a very good movie. It’s also one that feels

My Disney Theme Park Library

There are many Disney Parks books that focus on Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Walt Disney Imagineering. This post reviews some of the books in my Disney Parks library, and provides links for finding inexpensive copies of the books. Over the last 10 or so years, I’ve gradually accrued a substantial collection of Disney Parks books. Currently,

Pete’s Dragon: Finally, A Remake Worth Making

No studio would touch the idea of an animated “reboot” of Citizen Kane. It’s a laughably bad idea for a number of reasons, the primary being the legacy of the source material. You’ve probably already dismissed the idea out of hand, as a stupid joke that typifies this blog’s poor attempts at humor. However, this is essentially

Star Wars Awakens at Disneyland Tips

Star Wars Awakens is a Star Wars special event at Disneyland and Walt Disney World to hype up Star Wars, including Rogue One and The Force Awakens as a stop-gap until Star Wars Land is completed. This post features tips, my thoughts on the new offerings based on my experiences of the event at Disneyland. Note that this covers

Finding Dory Review

Finding Dory is Pixar’s latest film, a sequel that many of us (myself included) questioned as unnecessary when it was originally announced. This spoiler-free review takes a look at whether Finding Dory lives up to the high bar set by Finding Nemo or if it’s a blatant cash grab that simply swaps title characters. While there’s no formulaic “recipe” to

Zootopia Blu-ray Review

If you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing you saw Zootopia in theaters. If you didn’t, you absolutely should see it as soon as possible. Rather than reviewing this critically-acclaimed film (because I’ve already answered the operative question of whether I think it’s worth seeing), I’ll instead focus on whether the Blu-ray is worth owning, and how Zootopia stacks up to other