Category Archives: Movies

Thor attraction coming to Disneyland!


This summer at Disneyland park, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries has given us a close-up look at Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor and an opportunity to virtually “suit up” in the Mark 42 armor featured in the blockbuster film, “Iron Man 3.” And we’ve recently learned Captain America will be appearing at Avengers Academy on the reimagined Disney Magic. Soon, we’ll have a chance to meet yet another super hero, according to the Disney Parks Blog. Continue reading

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How much will Disney lose on all their ridiculous Lone Ranger merchandise?


The poor performance of Disney’s summer Lone Ranger movie will cost the company between $160 million and $190 million in losses during the current quarter, the company’s CFO said on Tuesday, as reported by Investor Place.

But never mind what they blew on the movie – what about all the ridiculous Lone Ranger merchandise?  They really went way overboard!  The Lone Ranger was rated PG-13, which cut out a lot of family audiences, and post-release audience demographics showed that the movie was mostly popular with people over 50, yet Disney made a ton of Lone Ranger toys and other products for kids.  What were Disney’s merchandisers smoking?
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You have to watch this amazing time lapse video of a day at Disneyland!


Welcome to The Magic – A Disneyland Timelapse from Givot on Vimeo.

Matt Givot took his camera to Disneyland a few months ago and snapped images fast, really fast, roughly at a speed of one photo every two seconds. Why? He wanted to compress a trip to Disneyland into a minute-and-a-half thrill ride, according to the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading

Disney’s arch-enemy, Universal Pictures, launches a big dud in R.I.P.D.


Disney had to suffer a few weeks ago while their Lone Ranger movie flopped and their arch-enemies at Universal Studios raked in the cash from their summer blockbuster, Despicable Me 2.

Now the shoe is on the other foot as Universal Pictures has launched perhaps the biggest dud of the summer – R.I.P.D, the $130-million action-comedy grossed just $12.8 million, only good enough for a seventh-place finish, according to the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading

Tom Hanks stars as Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks”


What?  Tom Hanks as Walt Disney?  You bet.  And as usual he absolutely owns the part, as seen in the trailer above, for “Saving Mr. Banks,” a touching movie “inspired by true events, the extraordinary, untold story of how the classic ‘Mary Poppins’ made it to the screen – and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it,” according to the official Disney movie website. Continue reading

Universal’s Minions are trouncing Disney’s Lone Ranger


Minions beat the Lone Ranger

One thing you must know about the Disney Company’s executives is that they absolutely hate Universal Studios.  The two companies compete on every level. They both make movies and TV shows.  They both own TV Networks (ABC and NBC).  And they both own amusement parks.

This 4th of July weekend their competition started up again as they both launched summer blockbusters, but while Universal’s Despicable Me 2 is blowing up at the box office, Disney’s Lone Ranger is tanking.

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Disney’s $250M Lone Ranger movie could be as big a bust as John Carter


Lone Ranger Sucks

The Lone Ranger” can’t seem to ride away from scathing reviews from critics, with some comparing it to Will Smith’s 1999 epic disaster, “Wild Wild West,” according to CBS.

The $250,000,000 film is currently hovering at 22% on film review site Rotten Tomatoes, according to the Business Insider. Continue reading