Cars 2 dazzles but ultimately disappoints

The streak is over. Cars 2 isn’t a bad film by any measure. It’s visually dazzling, it has some fine action set pieces, and it has a breakneck pace that is far from boring. It also features a witty spy…

Toy Story 3 delivers powerfully good entertainment and meaning

One of the frustrations in my life right now is that I am away from home for prolonged periods. My career is in the midst of a big transition and I’ve been given an opportunity to really make an impact…

My Geek Dream: Star Trek + Disney Parks = AWESOME!

Warning: This post contains extreme geekery and wish-fulfillment and should not be considered as anything more than my blue-sky fantasy on my part. I think it is a good idea, and hope that someone somewhere with the ability to “make…

Fantasyland at Walt Disney World to double in size by 2013

Fantasyland at Walt Disney World to double in size by 2013

The rumors two months ago were true – Disney just announced that they will be doubling Fantasyland by 2013. They will also be revising Star Tours by 2011, integrating prequel trilogy aspects such as the Episode I pod race. More…

Disney buys Marvel – so what happens to Universal’s Super Hero Island? UPDATED!

Comic geeks across the globe felt a tremor in the force this morning when it was announced that Disney is acquiring Marvel Entertainment for 4 (Doctor Evil voice) BILLION dollars. Disney hopes to capitalize on Marvel’s 5000 characters (a long…

Hmm… Leaked blueprints show an expanded Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World UPDATED: Disney just confirmed at D23

Look’s like it’s “Disney weekend” at josephdickerson.com, as I have to note the huge amount of attention being paid to a leaked blueprint that shows (supposedly) an expanded Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Gone is Mickey’s Toon…

Review: Pixar's UP

Review: Pixar’s UP

Well, since I spent a couple of hundred words writing about Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus the other day, I owe UP at least as much “ink”… so here it goes. My initial reaction was simple: the movie’s a masterpiece….

Photos from Disneyland…

Here’s some photos from a recent trip to Disneyland…

Lots of Love for The Rocketeer…

Seen in this Digg link here.

Retro Movie Review – The Rocketeer

MAN, I love this movie. And I sometimes think I’m the only one who does. Backstory: I saw the film on opening day, 1991. And was entranced. The ’30s sets, costumes, and dialogue. The wonderful acting by then-Bind Timothy Dalton…

Ratatouille review

Man, I wish I liked this movie. I’m a Pixar whore – I dig every flick they do, even A Bug’s Life – and this one just left me cold. I think something’s wrong with me. Come on, his movie…

Star Wars Weekends, Part 3 – Revenge of the Heat!

OK, that was a long time between Part 2 and now.  I blame James Lileks ““ he has been blogging so heavily he has caused an imbalance in the blogosphere that has sapped my ability to complete any posting I…

Star Wars Weekend, Part 2 – More meandering musings…

Kay, I’m sitting at the Legends of The Force talks show, and Jay-Captain-Typho interviewed the woman who played young Aunt Beru. She has a lovely singing voice, by the way – watch this: [youtube]uV0_JOASbxY[/youtube] For more info on Bonnie go here….

Star Wars Weekends! Yes, I’m that much of a geek. I was there.

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! For one day only, the Dickerson family faced the terrible crowds and humidity at Disney MGM Studios! See people wearing inappropriate Star Wars themed garments ill-suited for the weather! Gasp, as hundreds of people try and get…

Walt Disney World travel tips

A repost from my old blog, but still appropriate and helpful, in my opinion… Here’s some helpful hints that my wife and I learned from our recent trips to Walt Disney World: ASK FOR UPGRADES AT CHECK-IN. This has worked…

VIDEO: WISHES Disney Fireworks show

And along similar lines to my last posting, here’s video from the Walt Disney World Wishes fireworks show. Enjoy. [youtube]d_-aN3fffEs[/youtube]