OPINION: Why Star Wars directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller leaving “Han Solo” spinoff movie is a big deal

Written by at June 22, 2017

Yesterday “Star Wars” fans were stunned when Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made a surprise announcement revealing that the “Han Solo” spinoff movie’s directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been removed from the project. Lord and Miller also issued a statement citing “creative differences” as the reason behind the split. When I heard the news […]

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VIDEO: “Futurama” cast live table read reunites Planet Express crew for another space-faring adventure

Written by at June 21, 2017

VIDEO: “Futurama” cast live table read reunites Planet Express crew for another space-faring adventure

Last night in Hollywood, California, the cast and creative team behind the long running and sorely missed animated sci-fi comedy series “Futurama” reunited for a table read of one of the best episodes from the Comedy Central era of the series– “Proposition Infinity.” It was all part of a launch party for the new Futurama […]

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VIDEO: “Ghostbusters” creative team helps ailing child live his bustin’ dreams

Written by at June 20, 2017

Eight-year-old “Ghostbusters” superfan Braeden Rios suffers from a respiratory condition called bronchomalacia, so the For the Win Project charity organization stepped up to help him have the ultimate Ghostbusters experience in Los Angeles. With the help of “Ghostbusters” creators Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman, Braeden lived his own mini-Ghostbusters movie in the streets of Hollywood, rode in […]

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REVIEW: Knott’s Soak City is a refreshing water park alternative to Orange County’s other themed attractions

Written by at June 19, 2017

Not everyone is into water parks. Even in the fervent theme park fan community, water parks tend to take a back seat to the more heavily-themed, attraction-centric mothership parks at their respective resorts. A recent exception has been Universal’s high-profile Volcano Bay, which opened to rave reviews in Orlando despite some growing pains and first-week technical […]

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Tom Sawyer Island reopens at Disneyland, revealing more views of the park’s future expansions

Written by at June 17, 2017

In January of 2016, Disneyland closed a number of its long-running attractions during construction of the park’s new Star Wars expansion, rerouting of the Rivers of America and the redirection / beautification of the Disneyland Railroad tracks. After last week’s reopening of Big Thunder Trail (the path that connects Fantasyland to Frontierland near the back […]

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Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy will return to “X-Men” movie franchise in “Dark Phoenix”

Written by at June 14, 2017

As previously announced by 20th Century Fox, the next film in the main “X-Men” movie series will be entitled “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” centering around the character of Jean Grey, now played by actress Sophie Turner of HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones.” What we didn’t know until today was whether fellow cast members James McAvoy […]

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Ghost Town Alive! – How Knott’s Berry Farm beat Disney to the immersive punch

Written by at June 13, 2017

At Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando this past April, Disney revealed that the upcoming Star Wars expansions currently being added to its resorts on both coasts would be deeply immersive experiences, meaning that guests won’t just be riding Star Wars rides and buying Star Wars merchandise– they’ll be living Star Wars. The immersive theater form, […]

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PHOTOS: Bid farwell to Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost gift shop, now closed forever at Disneyland

Written by at June 12, 2017

Exit through the gift shop. That’s long been Disney’s plan in ushering guests out from popular attractions and into a store designed to carry merchandise themed around said attraction. However, when there isn’t room to build a gift shop within the ride’s exit, the plan is to install one across the path. That’s the case with Indiana […]

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REVIEW: “Cars 3” is a surprisingly grounded, mature entry in Pixar’s least traditionally adult-friendly franchise

Written by at June 12, 2017

Unlike, say, “Toy Story” or “The Incredibles,” I don’t know too many adults who love “Cars.” It’s a weird barometer to measure a family movie by, I know, but ostensibly I believe that Pixar Animation Studios intends for their output to be palatable to all age groups. The “Cars” franchise, however, has been a sole […]

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The Path to Star Wars Land – Disneyland reopens Big Thunder Trail as construction continues on park’s huge new expansion

Written by at June 8, 2017

With Disneyland‘s (and Walt Disney World’s) tremendous new Star Wars expansion still two years away, it’s always exciting to get any major updates on construction at the park. And it’s even more thrilling when guests can see progress on the land up close for themselves. Today Disneyland re-opened its Big Thunder Trail path between Fantasyland and […]

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