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EP 30: Top 5 Quick-Service Restaurants at Disney World and Disneyland Resorts – Dining at Disney: May 27, 2016

EP 30: Top 5 Quick-Service Restaurants at Disney World and Disneyland Resorts – Dining at Disney: May 27, 2016

DaD-2015-logo-iTunesKristen and Bubba discuss Disney news that includes new restaurants in Disney Springs and special treats for Finding Dory. The main discussion revolves around their top five places for quick-service at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
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    X-Men: Apocalypse Non-Spoiler Film Review!

    Written by Jason Brigger

    Director: Bryan Singer

    Writers: Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer

    Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Oscar Isaac

    X-Men: Apocalypse storms (see what I did there?) into theaters this Friday, May 27 and attempts to right the timeline that was left a muddied mess after the X-Men: Days of Future Past film.

    Bryan Singer returns to the directing chair once again and as the architect for the X-Men universe, his attempt to streamline the franchise has only made it more confusing. It might be an overload of sub-par superhero films recently, minus the latest Captain America film, or it just might be the lack of good X-men films but X-Men: Apocalypse is a boring, bloated mess that is just a grade above Days of Future Past in terms of quality.

    The non-spoiler plot focuses on the ancient and all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awaking in 1983, after his world takeover plot in ancient Egypt failed, and hoping that his supreme ruling of the planet will actually succeed in the decade of commercialism and bad hairstyles. Apocalypse recruits a new group of Four Horsemen to help lead the charge in destroying the world and it’s up to the X-Men, a group of new mutant teenagers that Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly leads to stop Apocalypse from completing his dream for a miserable future.

    If this plot sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a similar plot device that has been used in every other recent ensemble superhero film. There is nothing new in X-Men: Apocalypse that the audience hasn’t seen before including another slow motion extended scene with the speedster Quicksilver (Evan Peters) or a story arch for Magneto (Michael Fassbender) that has been repeated in the last three X-Men films.

    The Good:

    -The Cameo. This reviewer won’t spoil who the cameo is, despite the trailer trying to do that, but fans of all types will enjoy seeing a five-minute action scene with him/her in it and the destruction left behind.

    -The Easter Eggs and Callbacks. Singer did a wonderful job with the little touches the film quietly references to the diehard fans. Blink and you’ll miss the Blob (Gustav Claude Ouimet) fighting Angel (Ben Hardy), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) raging out and even a certain super-villain showing up in the after credits scene. Singer also does a good job calling back to earlier hints in the film, including Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) fighting Angel in the beginning of the film and again having them search for each other out at the end to determine the real winner of their battle.

    The Bad:

    Magneto’s Story Arch. As explained above, Magneto’s story arch has been on repeat since X-Men: First Class. He has started every film as a good guy, then through a misunderstanding, becomes a villain and then through remembering his past with Professor Xavier (James McAvoy), he reverts to being a hero just in enough time to save the day. Unfortunately, nothing changes this cycle in X-Men: Apocalypse.

    The Middling:

    -The New Cast of Characters. If Fox Studios and Singer wanted us to forget about the cast from the original X-Men trilogy, this film serves the purpose. Kodi Smit-McPhee steals the show with a stellar performance as the transporting Nightcrawler and despite not having too much to work with in terms of story, Alexandra Shipp does a good job as the weather-controlling Storm.

    The downside is with so many characters in the film, not all get a chance to shine as the majority of the Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen stand around and just try to look intimidating while other characters look downright bored; I’m looking at you Jennifer Lawrence. If Fox Studios could explain why Moira Mactaggert (Rose Byrne) returned after sitting out the last film, I would really like to know as her character is nothing more than a plot device to add humor to the Professor Xavier character. Even the usually good actress Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan struggle saying their lines convincingly.

    Final Grade: C

    It’s not that X-Men: Apocalypse is a bad film; it’s just an average, boring film. In the first five months of 2016 fans of the comic book genre have seen one horrible film (Batman v. Superman), one good film (Captain America: Civil War) and one average film (Apocalypse) and with no constant on the quality of the films, the fans may just be overloaded in this genre. Unlike Marvel Studios films that generate excitement for future films, X-Men: Apocalypse fails in generating any excitement for the next installment in the franchise. I left the theater not caring if the next X-Men film is released in two years or five years from now and that is something that Fox Studios does not want their audience to feel for their only profitable comic book film franchise.

    You can catch Jason Brigger on the geek-centric podcast, The History of Bad Ideas, as new episodes are release on WeBeGeekspc.com every Wednesday or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps.

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      Disney After Hours Event Cancelled, Disney Movies on Netflix Update – WDW After Dark: May 26, 2016

      Disney After Hours Event Cancelled, Disney Movies on Netflix Update – WDW After Dark: May 26, 2016

      WDW After Dark Logo for iTunesAljon and Jeff discuss the latest DISNEY HEADLINE NEWS including the closure of the Sum of All Thrills attraction at Epcot, the refurbishing of the Flying Fish (Cafe), Disney films (including Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm) coming to Netflix and Miami Takeover dinner at Plancha at Four Seasons Orlando, cutting the cord and much more! Leave a comment below, voicemail (410) 98-WDWAD – (410) 989-3923 or e-mail us at wdwafterdark@gmail.com. Leave a comment below, voicemail (410) 98-WDWAD – (410) 989-3923 or e-mail us at wdwafterdark@gmail.com.

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        Marvelette Missives – Getting Serious

        Marvelette Missives – Getting Serious

        I am not usually into “serious” superhero comics. Don’t get me wrong, I do read comics that would not be considered “fun” (like Outcast), but when it comes to heroes, I prefer things a little less serious (Deadpool is my favorite character, after all). But there are a couple of books on my pull list that qualify, especially The Ultimates.

        Those who know me might be a bit surprised that I enjoy this title enough to buy it by the issue (I read a lot of trades). The Ultimates is a group of science-focused heroes spending the majority of their time in space, who address the “ultimate” problems of the universe. It’s a serious group with a serious mandate. So why do I like it?

        First, the characters. When the revamped title was announced last year it caught my eye because Captain Marvel is on the team and she’s in my top five faves. The other members are Black Panther, Ms. America, Spectrum and Blue Marvel. It’s an interesting mix of intellect, powers and personalities.

        Second, the problems. Yes, the purpose of the team really is to solve huge problems. The first one they deal with is Galactus and his habit of devouring worlds. Seriously… HUGE problems.

        Third, the plot. Al Ewing is a really engaging writer and I like the direction he’s taking the plot. It’s not just a matter of the team solving a problem – he addresses the consequences and repercussions of their actions within the team itself and from the outside.

        The Ultimates may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and I’ll admit that it helps to be a Marvel fan who has read some classic storylines and knows the characters. But if the big issue, more serious side of things is what you’re looking for in comics, I would recommend the current run.

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          Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 72: Just Imagine!

          Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 72: Just Imagine!

          Ep 72: It’s another long one when Jim and Eric are joined by Reggie, Chris, Branden, Dancing Mike, Rocky and more!  It is obvious that Jim and Eric just want Rebirth to get here yesterday, but they still plow through all of this week’s DC Comics releases as well as talking about this week’s news, reading listener mail and a bunch of other nonsense.  Enjoy!

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            Emergency Podcast: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New 52 (part one)

            Emergency Podcast: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New 52 (part one)

            Rebirth is right around the corner so Eric, Jim and Reggie take the advice of J-Man and record (for the second time) part one of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the New 52 emergency podcast.  Hear their picks for top three good books, bad books and ugly moments as well as some general thoughts on the New 52 as a whole.  They even talk a little about their hopes and dreams of what Rebirth will be.  Part two with listener picks will be up shortly.  Enjoy!

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              WWE Extreme Rules Picks, The Network Era, ROH, NJPW, TNA News – Pro Wrestling Cast: May 20, 2016

              WWE Extreme Rules Picks, The Network Era, ROH, NJPW, TNA News – Pro Wrestling Cast: May 20, 2016

              PWC Logo 051615Aljon and Stephen talk about their picks for WWE’s Extreme Rules event, the “New Era” storyline, WWE Network Era concerns, ROH, NJPW and TNA Impact news, talent releases and a PROMO OF THE WEEK featuring hall-of-famer Jimmy Valiant! Stephen also defines more slang for you as well. Leave us a comment below or leave a message via Twitter, Facebook or our voicemail to be included in a future episode!

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                Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 71: Final Days of Superman, Batman and Three Card Monty

                Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 71: Final Days of Superman, Batman and Three Card Monty

                You know it’s a long podcast when you see both the sun set and rise while recording and that’s just what Jim and Eric did this week.  Reggie and Chris also show up and there are listener rants and raves, mail and of course DC Comics News and Reviews.  Don’t forget to bring the cheddar cheese because this here is a rib eating party!  Enjoy!
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                  128 Disney Infinity Cancelled!

                  128 Disney Infinity Cancelled!

                  Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!
                  I’m so very excited about hosting a panel at Planet Comicon next Saturday! I hope you are coming to enjoy this historic event! I want to get the part started by spending some time talking about Walt Disney’s history here in Kansas City by sharing a chat with Jane from Thank You Walt Disney that I had at the Kansas City Comic Con last year.
                  Since at the panel we’ll be talking about the original Main Street USA, I thought it would be fun to take a ride with Lost Boy Jesse as he rides every vehicle on Main Street at Disneyland during Friends of the Magic 2014!
                  Before we get to that, we have some Neverland News that is not going to make anyone happy, but a visit to the Neverland Trailer Park that will make everyone happy about the upcoming “The BFG” movie from Disney! And we can mourn the loss of The Muppets television show by visiting the Muppets in our Neverland Story Time!
                  The Neverland Podcast Live Panel at Planet Comicon! Details here!
                  Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

                  Be sure to visit iTunes to purchase your copy of
                  The Jungle Book (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John DebneyStar Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John Williams
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                  Be sure to purchase some great music from Yehaa Bob Jackson!
                  Bob Jackson’s Sunset Sky on iTunes
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                    Sounds of Shanghai Disneyland with Bob Iger and Imagineers – WDW Tiki Room: May 13, 2016

                    Sounds of Shanghai Disneyland with Bob Iger and Imagineers – WDW Tiki Room: May 13, 2016

                    WDWTR iTunes logoAljon presents attraction audio from the soft opening of Shanghai Disneyland as well as comments from Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger and Imagineer Bob Weis from the D23 Expo. This program was originally aired on Sorcerer Radio May 13, 2016.

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                      WWE Bloodletting, Releases, Ric Flair Rap, Macho Man – Pro Wrestling Cast: May 13, 2016

                      WWE Bloodletting, Releases, Ric Flair Rap, Macho Man – Pro Wrestling Cast: May 13, 2016

                      PWC Logo 051615Aljon and Stephen talk about WWE’s recent talent releases, A.J. Styles faction “The Club”, Triple H’s contract, NJPW’s Tetsuya Naito, TNA signings and more! Leave us a comment below or leave a message via Twitter, Facebook or our voicemail to be included in a future episode!

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                        Top 5 Disney Characters We’d Like to See at the Parks, Disney Infinity Cancelled – WDW After Dark

                        Top 5 Disney Characters We’d Like to See at the Parks, Disney Infinity Cancelled – WDW After Dark

                        WDW After Dark Logo for iTunesAljon, Kristen and Eric host DISNEY DISCUSSION with their TOP 5 Disney characters they would like to see at the parks, travel deals from MagicalJourneysVacations.com – FREE DINING is back, Star Wars Celebration returns to Orlando, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War exceeds box office expectations and the cancellation of the Disney Infinity video game series. Leave a comment below, voicemail (410) 98-WDWAD – (410) 989-3923 or e-mail us at wdwafterdark@gmail.com.

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                          Marvelette Missives – A Perfect War

                          Marvelette Missives – A Perfect War

                          It should come as no surprise that I saw Captain America: Civil War last weekend (well, Thursday night to be exact). I am a Marvel chick, after all. So I want to explain why I think this is an almost perfect superhero movie. (Very minor spoilers ahead – I don’t give away the good stuff.)

                          There are five important aspects to every superhero movie: plot, characters, pacing, humor and action. (These can be said to apply to all movies in varying degrees.) So let’s take each in turn and show what Civil War does right. More

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                            GW1 Issue 52 – All About That Bucky

                            GW1 Issue 52 – All About That Bucky

                            We’re in the wild this week, recording in a local park to enjoy some nice weather. We talk some comics, some tv, then delve into a spoiler-filled discussion of Captain America: Civil War.   More

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                              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 70: Free Comic Book Day, Drinking Pee and Zit Juice

                              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 70: Free Comic Book Day, Drinking Pee and Zit Juice

                              Jim and Eric are back again with yet another nearly 6 hour podcast involving DC Comic book reviews, news, listener mail and Jim’s tales of Free Comic Book Day.  When it’s over, you will know why Eric calls Jim, “The Master of Disaster”.  Reggie joins in for a good portion of the fun as well and Him and Chris school us on the Jason Todd call-in kill him or keep him event all while doing the Ed Lover Dance (I know it’s the 900 Number, but I love Ed Lover so much!)  There is also a bunch more nonsense, non edits and a ton of curse words.  Enjoy! More

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                                127 Marvel’s Civil War

                                127 Marvel’s Civil War

                                Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!
                                The Marvel Universe is at war with itself, and of course we’re there to cover it all for you!
                                Back in 2006, Marvel released 7 issues of a comic called, Civil War. Along with these comics, nearly every title in the Marvel U had tie in stories on how the catastrophic events effected the characters in those titles. It was one of the most controversial stories ever published by Marvel, and now it’s the background for a major motion picture.
                                Not only will the Spider-Pan Jeremy review the movie, he will take the time to talk with Lost Boy Eric about this Marvel event that changed history in the M.U. Before that conversation however, it’s customary to take a ride at a Disney Park and also enjoy some Neverland Story Time, this week featuring The Amazing Spider-Man!
                                The Neverland Podcast Live Panel at Planet Comicon! Details here!
                                Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

                                Be sure to visit iTunes to purchase your copy of
                                The Jungle Book (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John DebneyStar Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John Williams
                                Please also pick up your copy of Journey to the Stars – Tom Ameen
                                Katie Leigh’s (Sunny Gummi, Honker from Darkwing Duck new audio book with Will Ryan (Willie the Giant, Pete-Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Rabbit-Welcome to Pooh Corner) Adventures in Oddity.
                                Be sure to purchase some great music from Yehaa Bob Jackson!
                                Bob Jackson’s Sunset Sky on iTunes
                                Bob Jackson’s Original Compositions on iTunes
                                Bob Jackson’s The Saddest Poem on iTunes

                                Help Neverlander @biggyirk with his new and improved Pinocchio LEGO Marionette! LEGO Ideas!

                                Please rate and review The Neverland Podcast!
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                                  WWE Payback Aftermath, Prince the wrestling fan, WWE Superstars leaving – Pro Wrestling Cast: May 6, 2016

                                  WWE Payback Aftermath, Prince the wrestling fan, WWE Superstars leaving – Pro Wrestling Cast: May 6, 2016

                                  PWC Logo 051615Aljon and Stephen talk about WWE’s Payback, Enzo update, New Japan, Ryback and Adam Rose comments, women’s faction, and our PROMO OF THE WEEK with Dusty Rhodes! Leave us a comment below or leave a message via Twitter, Facebook or our voicemail to be included in a future episode!

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                                    Top 5 Underrated Disney Films, Star Wars Day Deals, Animal Kingdom After Dark – WDW After Dark: May 4, 2016

                                    Top 5 Underrated Disney Films, Star Wars Day Deals, Animal Kingdom After Dark – WDW After Dark: May 4, 2016

                                    WDW After Dark Logo for iTunesAljon, Jeff and Eric host DISNEY DISCUSSION with their TOP 5 Underrated Disney Films, travel deals from MagicalJourneysVacations.com – FREE DINING returns, Star Wars Day deals and nighttime attractions for Animal Kingdom! Leave a comment below, voicemail (410) 98-WDWAD – (410) 989-3923 or e-mail us at wdwafterdark@gmail.com.

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