The Insider tells the true story of two men, 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, played by Al Pacino, and former Brown & Williamson R&D man Jeffrey Wigand, played by Russell Crowe. The film details their they work to uncover and bring to light the truth about nicotine’s addictive properties and Big Tobacco’s attempts at a cover-up while its
D23 is the official Disney Fan Club. It costs $75 to join as a Gold Member or $35 as a Silver Member in 2014, before discounts. At present, there are three levels of D23 memberships: the above-mentioned Silver and Gold Memberships, plus a Free Membership. The difference between Gold and Silver is the quarterly magazine,
Like clockwork, Disney has released its Q1 Diamond Edition animated classic on Blu-ray, this time Peter Pan, and like clockwork, it’s excellent. Someday, Disney will falter with one of these Diamond Edition releases (just like the once thought to be infallible Pixar faltered with Cars 2), but that day is not upon us with the
Disney’s Prep & Landing and its Naughty v. Nice sequel can already be fairly described as Christmas classics. The movies tell the modern-day story of what goes on behind the scenes before Santa Claus arrives at a child’s house. An elf named Wayne, voiced by David Foley, who is just one of many members of the Prep and
Seemingly like clockwork, Pixar releases an excellent new movie in the summer, and follows with an excellent Blu-ray set in the winter. Or at least, up until last summer, when Cars 2 debuted. The trend continued with Brave (Blu-ray Link) this year. Unlike Cars 2, Brave wasn’t downright bad, but it was not up to
Disney has been slow to release the Muppets’ films to Blu-ray, but as you will read in our The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray review, the wait has been worth it, as Disney delivers a Blu-ray release for The Muppet Christmas Carol‘s 20th anniversary that is more than just a cleaned up version of the last
Pete’s Dragon was just released on Blu-ray, and many people are likely to purchase the Blu-ray due to childhood nostalgia for the film. Before doing so, if you’re one of these people, I’d strongly recommend you to rent it first and give it another viewing. It’s not as good as your memory may recollect. In
The Basil of Baker Street Blu-ra…err…The Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray‘s release has intrigued me for a while, as I’ve been wanting to watch this 1986 animated feature since first seeing the excellent Waking Sleeping Beauty, which examined the Walt Disney Animation Studios from its darkest years in 1984 until it was revitalized in 1989 with the release of The
If you have even marginally followed Disney Blu-ray and DVD releases for the past several years, you probably know that this review of the Cinderella Diamond Edition Blu-ray is superfluous. I can’t even recall the last time Disney released a Diamond (Blu-ray) or Platinum (DVD) edition title that wasn’t stellar in just about every regard.
We attended D23’s Magic & Merriment in December 2010 at Walt Disney World. The three day event was held in early December, and overall, was a fun time. In 2012, Magic & Merriment will be two separate 2-day events. This review is of the 2010 Magic & Merriment. UPDATE: We attended again in 2011 and
The Rescuers and Rescuers Down Under 35th Anniversary Blu-ray is the latest 3-Disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack from Disney. Although one of these films is now 35 years old, the two movies look quite good on Blu-ray. As far as story goes, you’re probably familiar with the story of The Rescuers films by now.