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The New “Most Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy”: A Review of Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The New “Most Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy”: A Review of Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge 1 Anyone who’s lived in South Jersey (or the greater Philadelphia for that matter) has heard of Olga’s Diner. It’s a landmark, even though it was closed for many years. An institution, if you will. Oga’s Cantina is nothing like Olga’s Diner, and it’s a very good thing. Oga’s Cantina looks, feels, sounds and smells like it should. Exactly like it should. Stepping inside truly is like walking into the s Continue Reading

The Circle of Cash Flow: A Review of Disney’s “The Lion King” (2019)

The Circle of Cash Flow: A Review of Disney’s “The Lion King” (2019) 8 *Last week we published a blog from Chuck Guth about how much he enjoyed The Lion King remake. Here is a counter point of the new film from staff writer Dan Fisher! Two varying opinions, but we cover all sides! Enjoy! -M   I’ve been on board with most of the recent run of Disney remakes.  I’ve even reviewed a few of them for this site.  Here’s a brief synopsis of my thoughts on the remakes so far, in n Continue Reading

THE LION KING ~ A New Version of an Old Story by Chuck Guth

THE LION KING ~ A New Version of an Old Story by Chuck Guth 12 From guest blogger- Chuck Guth This weekend Disney released their live-action remake of the popular animated cartoon “The Lion King”. From the start, there have been those that are naysayers and those that looked eagerly forward to this retelling. I happen to fall into the latter category. Let me get several things straight right from the beginning. This obviously is not a live-action remake. It is computer an Continue Reading

From Behind the Pass, Aloha Edition Volume 1: Monkeypod Kitchen

From Behind the Pass, Aloha Edition Volume 1: Monkeypod Kitchen 14 I had been told on several occasions that there isn’t much around Au’lani. Not so, at least not anymore. There are tons of shops, both big chains and small mom-and-pops, as well as restaurants. While getting ready for our trip to Hawaii, my wife came across reviews for a place called Monkeypod Kitchen, right across the street from Au’lani. We went on the first night of our trip, our first real meal on the isl Continue Reading

An Open (Love) Letter to an Icon: A Review of “Mary Poppins Returns”

An Open (Love) Letter to an Icon: A Review of “Mary Poppins Returns” 24 A few weeks ago, my wife and I, along with a few thousand other Disney die-hards, attended Destination D.  Among the highlights of the event was a panel discussion with Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the composer and lyricist who tackled the daunting task of penning the music for “Mary Poppins Returns”.  Both told a variety of stories, both from their experiences working on the new film and their personal re Continue Reading

From Behind the Pass: Brunch at Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen

From Behind the Pass: Brunch at Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen 28 Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen is just one of the dizzying food options at Disney Springs (I still refer to it as Downtown privately). It’s become Disney World’s hub for foodies seeking something more refined than theme park pizza and french fries. Being a chef, I’m always on the lookout for eats of all kinds, especially anything “southern”. Southern cuisine is comfort food, and comfort fo Continue Reading

It’s Your Universe Book Review

It's Your Universe Book Review 33 Star Wars fans, isn’t Ahsoka Tano just the coolest character ever? I mean, she survived the Clone Wars, Order 66, AND the Galactic Civil War! And ladies, don’t you just love those adorable dresses that are Haunted Mansion, Mary Poppins, Mad Tea Party, and princess themed? How about being able to go to the Disney Store and getting some awesome matching Avengers athletic gear for your whole family? Isn’t that g Continue Reading

No Scones About It – Review Of The Tea Garden Tour At Epcot

No Scones About It - Review Of The Tea Garden Tour At Epcot 34 Although the annual Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot is almost over, there is still time to experience the gem that is the English Tea Garden Tour. Whether you are a fan of iced tea, green tea, black tea, or of trying new things, you will absolutely love this tour presented by Twinings of London (and it’s a great price, only $18 per person). The tour begins with a history of the tea company, Twinings. If you Continue Reading

Sound and Fury: Marvel’s The Avengers Infinity War (Minor spoilers, plenty of warning)

Sound and Fury: Marvel's The Avengers Infinity War (Minor spoilers, plenty of warning) 44 Let’s get something out of the way. This is just part one. It’s far, far from over. Cries of outrage and anguish rose from the crowd tonight as the credits began to roll. My wife and I simply looked at each other and started laughing. Anyone who went into this thinking this movie would be a one-and-done is going to be more dissappointed then when Frodo didn’t toss the Ring into the fires of Mt. Do Continue Reading

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort Review ~ My thoughts!

Disney's Boardwalk Resort Review ~ My thoughts! 46 As with all things Disney, it’s all in the details. Pulling up to the front doors of the Boardwalk Resort at Walt Disney World will immediately transport you back to the turn-of-the-century eastern seaboard. The resort was designed by architect Robert A. M. Stern, who also designed the Yacht & Beach Club Resort, who used elements of Atlantic City and Coney Island, with more nods to Coney Island, as inspir Continue Reading

A Spoiler Free Review Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A Spoiler Free Review Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi 50 Overview The Last Jedi is a fantastic movie that pushed characters in new directions beyond expectations. It is the most beautiful and visually pleasing Star Wars film yet. However, it is about a half hour too long. It also included several moments that were a bit odd and didn’t quite work. Overall, I give The Last Jedi a solid B+. Summary As a spoiler free review, I won’t mention anything you don’t already Continue Reading
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