Reviews Archive

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

Captain America: Civil War Review

This review takes a spoiler-free look at Captain America: Civil War, the latest film in what seems like a never-ending stream of super hero films. While this “never-ending” comment could be construed as a jab, when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney and Marvel have done an excellent job structuring the MCU, creating action-packed films

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters Review

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters is the newest attraction in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure, opening on March 7, 2016 after replacing Luigi’s Flying Tires. This review features photos, our thoughts after riding the attraction, and general tips and assorted tidbits about the attraction, its trackless ride system, and likely popularity at Disneyland Resort. First, I

DisneyQuest Tips & Review

DisneyQuest is an indoor interactive theme park at Walt Disney World. This post offers some tips & tricks for visiting, and takes a look at it to help you determine if it’s worth your time and money. If you’re planning a 2017 Walt Disney World vacation, you can tentatively include DisneyQuest in your itinerary as its closure

The Good Dinosaur Review

This blog is unabashedly pro dinosaur. In my T-Rex Cafe Review, I shared the semi-autobiographical story of how “Lom” became obsessed with dinosaurs at a young age. In my Gertie the Dinosaur post, I ranked my 5 favorite things on earth as follows: 1) dinosaurs, 2) ALF, 3) America, 4) ice cream, and 5) beef

Top 10 Art of Disney Books

To coincide with major film releases, Disney, Pixar, and Marvel release “Art of” books showcasing some of the concept art, backgrounds, and artistic inspiration that gave life to their films. This post reviews my 10 favorite Art of books. I’ll admit it: I am a sucker for these books, as they showcase things that flash

Inside Out Review

This spoiler-free review of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out might as well be subtitled, “How Pixar Got Its Groove Back.” That, of course, assumes that Pixar lost its groove in the first place. To this extent, a brief summary of Pixar’s recent history is probably in order. From the time it released Toy Story until a decade

Disney Fan Christmas List

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. As a child, it was my favorite time of year because of all of the presents and getting to play in the snow. Ironically, it doesn’t snow much where we live now and presents aren’t that big of a deal. Now, Christmas-time is more about the beautiful