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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Tips – What to Do First

Disneyland‘s latest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is finally open. Set on the planet Batuu, the new land offers a completely immersive experience for the Star Wars fan. For the time being, you can only enter Galaxy’s Edge with a reservation. Reservations are granted in four-hour chunks. You may be thinking, “Why do I need …

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How Will Smith Made Genie His Own in Disney’s Aladdin

During the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin, we got to learn more about how actor Will Smith approached the role of Genie, especially since Robin Williams’ performance left such a huge mark on Disney animated history. More importantly, we learned how composer Alan Menken’s music helped Smith start acclimating into the …

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Aladdin Review: A Whole New World Brought to Life

Much has been made in recent years of Disney’s decision to start converting its properties into live-action films. Many arguments have been made about this decision, with many even wondering what is the point. I would argue that the point of an adaptation is to not only bring the story to life but to sometimes …

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Aladdin: How the Song Speechless Ended Up Being the Most Timely

We recently attended the press conference for the upcoming, highly-anticipated live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin and learned everything about how the world of Aladdin was created, what went into the dance sequences of the film, and how the team behind the remake decided to expand upon the original animated film’s story while still holding onto …

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Avengers: Endgame Review (Spoiler-Free)

At the risk of sounding like this is a breakup letter, this is the hardest review I’ve ever had to write. Almost everything would be a spoiler, and I promise, this is spoiler-free. Heck, this is harder than the recent Blade Runner sequel. Still, I’ll do my best. Avengers: Endgame is the most satisfying film …

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Missing Link Designs: How Chris Butler’s Work Impacted LAIKA’s Pre-Production

There is no denying that a lot of work goes into creating stop-motion animated films. Just the shooting process alone for a feature-length film can take up to one or two years as a whole team of immensely driven and hard working people come together to painstakingly capture each individual frame. But what exactly goes …

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We’re Going to Have a Long Wait for X-Men in the MCU

On March 20, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, which includes Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000. The studios together offer diverse and compelling storytelling businesses and are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Hidden Figures, Gone Girl, The Shape of Water and The Martian. That means that the X-Men, which are part …

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Avengers: Endgame Press Conference Left Seats Open for the Fallen

When the curtain opened on the actors appearing for the Avengers: Endgame press conference, there was an audible gasp. No one had been notified about who was going to be there beforehand. Some characters that turned to dust with the snap of Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) fingers have movies coming out, of course, but who knows …

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Pet Sematary Review: New Chills, Same Sematary

I am a massive Stephen King fan. Pet Sematary is one of my favorite King novels & films. When I heard they were remaking this I had the knee jerk reaction that most of the internet had: “No! Hollywood is remaking yet again another classic instead of coming up with fresh ideas. Nothing is sacred!! …

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Dumbo Review: The Elephant is Reimagined for All Generations

On October 23, 1941, audiences everywhere were introduced to the little flying elephant with wings so huge that it practically caused him to soar. Disney‘s Dumbo won the hearts of many — both young and old — with its simple, yet effective storyline and a heartwarming character many could relate to. Now, Disney has aimed …

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How Composer Danny Elfman Made Dumbo Soar

During the first half of the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney‘s Dumbo, we got to learn more about how composer Danny Elfman came to the project. Most importantly, we learned how he created Dumbo’s theme and managed to capture director Tim Burton’s need to hear Dumbo soar in the film’s score. When you …

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How Disney Adapted Dumbo for Today’s Audience

We recently attended the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney‘s Dumbo. The press conference was split into two parts. Attending the first part of the press conference was producer Derek Frey, producer Katterli Frauenfelde, production designer Rick Heinrichs, costume designer Colleen Atwood, composer Danny Elfman, screenwriter Ehren Kruger, and producer Justin Springer. While …

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Missing Link: How LAIKA Brought the Legendary Creature to Life

It has been ten years since LAIKA released their first feature stop-motion animated film, Coraline. Audiences got to experience firsthand the kind of worlds the studio could bring them to. Since the release of Coraline, the studio has introduced us to the transcendent and terrifying world of the supernatural in ParaNorman, taken us through the …

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Why Is Disney’s Dumbo Being Reimagined Now?

We recently attended the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney‘s Dumbo and learned everything about why the film was being reimagined, the creative process of all involved, and what actually was representing the titular elephant while they were filming. The press conference was split into two parts. Attending the first part of the …

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Captain Marvel: Brie Larson on Female Friendships and More

We recently attended the press conference for the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel and learned about everything from the importance of female friendships, the fun the cast and crew had revisiting the 1990s, working with the cat who played Goose, and more. Attending the press conference was Marvel President Kevin Feige, Brie Larson, Jude Law, Lashana Lynch, …

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A Star Is Born Seen Through the Eyes of Addiction

Whether you love it or hate it, A Star Is Born has swept across the nation winning over the hearts of many audience viewers as well as critics. Until recently, I wasn’t overly familiar with this film, let alone the three other iterations that came before it. However, when the opportunity to cover the home video release …

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WWE Superstar Paige on Fighting with My Family

Between 2012 and 2016, WWE Superstar Paige was at the top of the WWE Women’s Division, first as NXT Champ, then Divas Champion before being sidelined by an injury that put her more into an administrative position with the WWE. Few of Paige’s millions of fans, including many little girls, know about her history before …

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A Deeper Look at What Men and Women Want

Back in 2000, a film titled  What Women Want, from director Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give), was released in theaters and was a box office success. Starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, the film centered on Nick Marshall (Gibson), an ad executive who encompassed the definition of alpha male and all the entitlement that came …

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