Alex Reif

Alex Reif

Book Review – “Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s...

"Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney Animation" is a masterclass in animation history by Mindy Johnson, telling the untold story of inspiring artists.

Soundtrack Review: “Coco”

The soundtrack to Pixar's "Coco" features "Rememeber Me" by Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus score by Michael Giacchino.

Justice League: How DC Failed to Capture the Marvel Studios Formula

Warner Brothers modeled the DC Cinematic Universe after the success of Marvel Studios, but "Justice League" proves that they don't have the secret forumla.

Book Review – “Coco: A Story About Music, Shoes, and Family”...

"Coco: A Story About Music, Shoes, and Family" is a junior novelization of the Disney Pixar film that allows readers to linger in the land of the dead.

Book Review: Catch My Breath (Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase)

"Catch My Breath" by Paul Briggs is the fourth release in the Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase series of picture books by modern Disney artists

Opinion: What Happened to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival?

It feels like a new crew is taking ownership of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, turning it into a loud drunk playground.

The Land of the Dead Comes to Life in Pixar’s “Coco”

The Land of the Dead becomes a living breathing place in Pixar's Coco. Learn how the talented Pixar artists created a new vision of the afterlife.

Book Review – Art of Coloring: Mickey & Minnie

Art of Coloring: Mickey & Minnie offers 100 art therapy images to color, including original posters from classic shorts and comic strips.

Theater Review – Frozen: The Broadway-Bound Musical

Frozen: The Broadway-Bound Musical made its debut in Denver this fall. Our review covers a performance from the final week of its pre-Broadway run.

Trader Sam’s Coffee Co.: Redhead Rum + The Happiest Brew that...

Trader Sam's Coffee Co. releases two new brews for winter 2017 with Redhead Rum and The Happiest Brew that Ever Sailed, inspired by Disneyland classics.

Game Review: “Disneyland Adventures” and “Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure” in...

Two Disney Kinect games have been reimagined in 4K and with new control options for Xbox One, "Disneyland Adventures" and "Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure."

Book Review – “My Pride: Mastering Life’s Daily Performance” by Alton...

"My Pride: Mastering Life's Daily Performance" is a memoir by Alton Fitzgerald White, Broadway's longest running Mufasa in "The Lion King."

Book Review: Heartwood Hotel (books 1 and 2)

"Heartwood Hotel" is a chapter book series for kids about a charming deluxe resort for animals and a small mouse named Mona who discovers a new home there.

Blu-Ray Review: “Cars 3”

Pixar's Cars 3 arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD. Our detailed review covers every aspect of this release, including an entire disc of bonus features.

Vinyl Review: it’s a small world, Pirates of the Caribbean, and...

Three new picture disc vinyls celebrate the Disneyland attractions it's a small world, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Haunted Mansion.

Event Review: Disney Junior at the Movies – HalloVeen Party!

Disney Junior celebrated another Disney Junior at the Movies event with HalloVeen Party, a Fathom Event with new episodes of shows like Vampirina.

Children’s Book Review: Bruce’s Big Move

Bruce's Big Move is the third book in the Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins, which finds Bruce once again looking for some peace and space to himself.

Children’s Book Review: The Scariest Book Ever

The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea introduces kids to a little ghost who is afraid of the forest outside his house. Are your kids brave enough to help him?

Digital Review – Cars 3

Cars 3 arrives on Digital HD with a powerful story that returns to the heart of the original film, plus hours of bonus features including a commentary track

Event Recap: The Spirit of Halloweentown 2017

Halloweentown returns to the mortal realm every October in the DCOM's original filming location of Saint Helens, OR, where the caste reunited in 2017.

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