OK this is a little late because I was convinced I was going to see John Carter by now. In fact I had planned to see it opening night, then the next night then even tonight (Tuesday) and I just cannot get around to it. Anyone want to fly up to Knoxville and check this sucker out? Anyway by now we know that it might not have been the best opening Disney had hoped for. I personally was shocked to see the Lorax beat John Carter. I know Disney spent at least 6 million dollars on Super Bowl ads alone. Word of mouth seemed much better (especially among Disney fans) than much of the critical reviewers thought. Even some critics who are generally harsh gave decent reviews including none other than Rolling Stone’s own Peter Travers (who hates plenty of mainstream fare). So what’s going on? Who has seen John Carter and what do you think?
Couple of things – happy birthday to me and happy one more Disney day to you! I can’t believe I am writing this from 35k feet and didn’t extend my trip one day so I could be part of the “magic” … but I trust there will be plenty of pictures to go around!
Anyway, I know I’m generally the TV guy and all, but I hope you will forgive me if I stray away from the media just a bit today because I feel like I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what a truly wonderful experience the Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon was. (I’m not THAT much of a couch potato, thank you very much!)
By Ddltube | Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Just another rainy Sunday afternoon in Knox-vegas, TN so I’m unspooling yee olde faithful DVR and I got to thinking.
I’m not sure I’m proud of it but I classify myself as an “above average” consumer of media. Maybe it has something to do with what I do for a living (TV producer). I can rationalize that it’s “research” (insert laugh track). Either way, the fact of the matter is – I watch a lot of TV, go to plenty of movies, play my fair share of games and, much like you friendly reader, am always trolling this ever-crazy Internet machine.
Happy Valentine’s Day out there, Disney fans. I hope some of you have been lucky enough to see the LOVE addition to the nighttime castle show inside the Magic Kingdom. From what I understand, this will continue to run through April when a new summer themed addition will take its place. I love the idea of having something so interactive that changes multiple times a year within in the parks. I must admit that when I saw the show during the initial testing of the projectors I wasn’t entirely sold, but with image tweaks and a better story, I won’t miss it anytime I’m within the Magic Kingdom.
Over 100 million people can’t be wrong, so it’s official. Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New York Giants and New England Patriots is the most watched TV show in U.S. history (estimated at 111.3 million people).
Now that the big game is behind us, it’s time to celebrate the season in which networks beg for our attention with new episodes from our favorite shows. That’s right! It’s SWEEPS! And ABC is no different. They want your eyeballs on both the network and online. This month they are hoping to get just that from fans of one of ABCs favorite families, Modern Family.
There was a young maiden who relaxed in her family room, surrounded by sisters and parents and domesticated canines, to laugh, to cry…to watch prime time T.V.
Ok, not the Fairy Tale you expected? This is my own 1980’s version. I reflect fondly on the days when whole families would come together to watch sitcoms. Nowadays, television seems to be primarily “adult” or “child” with no real middle ground…or “meeting” ground. Now, I happen to be a die-hard Phineas and Ferb fan, but lets face it, the days of real gather-together-TV seem to have gone out with the last season of the Cosby Show. Perhaps it’s because families don’t have time to sit down together at 8pm. Mark has football practice and Brittney has Gymnastics and dinner is consumed on the road between the two! Believe me…I know! A girl can wish though, can’t she?
Hey guys, I know I’m usually the movie guy, but here at DDL we like Disney’s TV networks as well. I’m usually an ESPN fan, but here’s an opportunity for you to win a complete DVD set from one of ABC’s biggest new shows.
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Body of Proof: The Complete First Season (Release Date: September 20)
Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) was second to none – a brilliant neurosurgeon in a class all her own – but when her lifesaving gift is destroyed in a career-ending car accident, she reinvents herself as a medical examiner. Armed with keen instincts and vast medical knowledge, Dr. Hunt uses the victims’ bodies to tell the story of their lives and untimely deaths. The first season of this hit new series allows fans to relive the twists and turns of each case as Hunt seeks justice for every victim while also embarking on a journey of personal redemption.
Brothers and sisters have always been a common theme in my life. I’ve got one of each, and I now have three children to call each other brothers and sisters. But for those of you who are lacking siblings or just need a little more brother and sister fun in your life, you are in luck, because on August 23rd, the final season of ABC’s Brothers and Sisters was released on DVD. The complete series of ABC’s Off the Map was also released on DVD on this date. If you have not gone out and snatched up these new releases, by all means, go out and do so and have a slumber party with your own brothers and sisters and spend all night watching the episodes!
I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I first watched Lemonade Mouth. The name was a little different, which interested me. The other things that intrigued me were the movie’s messages. I could tell from the advertisements and previews that this wouldn’t be some movie focused on that sweet, teenage love that either makes you want to vomit or warms your heart, depending on who you are and how it is portrayed in the film. Instead the movie focused on uplifting messages of individuality, expression, friendship, perseverance, and standing up for what’s right.
Many people, not just in the Disney community, but people who have simply visited Disney World, know the name Steve Barrett and associate his name with the never-ending hunt for Hidden Mickeys. He is the author of the Hidden Mickeys Guide for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland and runs the popular website HiddenMickeysGuide.com.
Recently, Steve was interviewed by ABC and featured on their website about his Hidden Mickeys research. This interview explains the reason Hidden Mickeys exist and why we enjoy finding them so much!