Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Quote of the Week

New Line Cinema
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost. 

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

- Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Days in the Sun from Beauty and the Beast

Disney
I love all of the new songs that were added to the live action Beauty and the Beast. "Days in the Sun" is from the scenes where Belle takes care of the injured Beast after he saved her from the wolves.

Monday, January 15, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time TV Spot

Disney
Find the courage
to face the darkness.
Be a warrior.



A Wrinkle in Time arrives in theaters on March 9.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Black Panther Rise TV Spot

Marvel
Black Panther won't arrive in theaters until February 16, but here's a new TV spot to help pass the time.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Photo of the Week


I love the look of this papier-mache cat and dog. They are part of the bridal party float in the Remember Me display at EPCOT.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thor: Ragnarok on Digital and Blu-ray

Marvel
The wait for Thor: Ragnarok to arrive on digital and Blu-ray is almost over. The digital version will be available on February 20, and the Blu-ray will be available on March 6. Marvel released a quick trailer for the release, which includes one of my favorite Loki moments, a reference to his "puny god" scene with the Hulk.


Both versions are loaded with extras, which may include:
  • A Director's Introduction by TaikaWaititi
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • An Exclusive Darryl Short: The Grandmaster becomes Darryl's new roommate
  • Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years - The Evolution of Heroes - a look at the MCU and how our heroes places within the timeline will culminate in Avengers: Infinity War
  • Getting in Touch with Your Inner Thor
  • Unstoppable Women: Hela & Valkyrie
  • Finding Korg - a tongue-in-cheek look at the casting of Korg and the visual effects that brought the worlds of Thor: Ragnarok to life
  • Sakaar: On the Edge of the Known and Unknown
  • Journey into Mystery - how the writers, director, and producer found inspiration for Thor: Ragnarok within the comics
  • 8bit Scenes - the major battles presented in retro video-game format
  • Director's Commentary
There are also two digital exclusives:
  • Evolution of Thor and Hulk's Bromance
  • Additional Deleted Scenes

Thursday, January 11, 2018

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Disney
The second annual EPCOT International Festival of the Arts begins tomorrow and runs until February 19. Its a celebration of the visual, performing, and culinary arts, and there will be a lot of tempting treats to try.

What follows is a sampling of the foods you can find at booths throughout the World Showcase.

Disney
The Deconstructed Dish - Showcase Plaza
  • Deconstructed Reuben
  • Deconstructed BIT
  • Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake 
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: A shake made with Twinings Spiced apple chai, waffle crisp, candied bacon, and either maple syrup or cream bourbon
  • Pop-Artsicle: A red, white, and blue slushy
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The Artist's Table - The American Adventure
  • Roasted Pork Roulade
  • Pan seared Scallop
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate Flight: white, milk, and dark chocolate
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Cuisine Classique - Germany
  • Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib
  • Seared Corvina
  • Saint-Honore Tart
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie 
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Pop Eats - Showcase Plaza 
  • Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade
  • Shrimp Ceviche
  • Almond Frangipane Cake 
  • Pop't Art with strawberry filling 
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Masterpiece Kitchen - Near Canada

  • Smoked Salmon Tartare
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto
  • Charcuterie Palette
  • Triple Chocolate Mousse
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Painter's Palate - Odyssey, Festival Center
  • Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts: Hours in Garlic & Herb Cheese, Chicken Salad, and Spicy Tuna
  • Gallery Bites Trio of Hors d'Oeuvres: Chilled Shrimp, Deviled Egg, Truffled Risotto Ball
  • Pop't Art 
  • White Chocolate Figment Puzzle
  • Mickey & Pluto White Chocolate Painting
  • Festival of the Arts White Chocolate Painting 
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Decadent Delights - Showcase Plaza 
  • White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse
  • S'mores Tart
  • Chocolate Caramel Mousse Bar
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie 
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Refreshment Outpost - Between China & Germany 
  • Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt, and Red Pepper Coulis
Refreshment Port - Showcase Plaza 
  • Croissant Doughnut filed with Pastry Cream and Colored Pearls
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L'Art de la Cuisine Francaise - France 
  • Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, and Carre du Boulanger
  • Salmon en Croute
  • Le Coucher de Soleil: sunset mango and raspberry cake
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Mosaic Canteen - Morocco
  • Hummus Trifle
  • Mediterranean Flat Bread with accompaniments
  • Chebbakia: fried dough coated with honey, rosewater, and sesame seeds
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El Artista Hambriento - Mexico
  • Mixiote de Cordero
  • Tacos de Puerco
  • Atole de Fresa & Mexican Concha Bread: warm strawberry drink and Concha
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Takumi Table - Japan
  • Chirashi Sushi and Haupia Pearl
  • Taiyaki Dessert: Japanese stuffed pastry with red bean filling, sesame cream, and raspberry sauce
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The Painted Panda - China
  • Coconut Panda Rice Cake
  • Crispy Fried Shrimp in a Wonton Lotus Flower 
  • Crystal Mooncake
  • Strawberry Bubble Tea
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L'Arte di Mangiare - Italy
  • Involtini do Salmone al Basilico
  • Sformata di Melanzane e Pomodori
  • Crema Fritta, Pesche e Rucola Pesto, Ciliege di Amarasca: cream fritters, peach and arugula pesto, and amarena cherries