Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Lowdown on Star Trek Movies Part 2

In Part 1, I covered the Star Trek movie franchise’s shaky start and its salvation with The Wrath Of Kahn.  In Part 2, I cover the follow-ups to the high point of the series. Read the rest of this entry


Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

If you are thinking about visiting the Magic Kingdom in the fall, consider Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  The party is a hard-ticket event (not included with your regular park admission) that allows a limited number of guests to enjoy special Halloween activities including the Boo to You Parade and the Hallowishes fireworks show.

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The Lowdown on Star Trek Movies Part 1

We were having such a good time talking about the early Star Trek films in the comments section of my review for The Captains, that I figured I would finally go ahead and write-up my thoughts on the series as a whole.

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The New Disney Store

If you live in the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, you have been without a local Disney store for about two years now.  But the long dark Disney Store-free days have come to an end.  A new Disney Store opened last Wednesday in the Kenwood Mall.  The fine folks at Chase sent my a notification thanks to my status as a charter member of the Disney Visa (don’t leave home without it) along with an offer to pick up a free commemorative pin with any purchase.  There was also a subtle reminder that Disney Visa card holders get 10% off on any purchase of $50 or more. Read the rest of this entry

New at Kings Island in 2012: Soak City

Today, Kings Island announced their major new attraction for 2012 (the 40th anniversary of the opening of the park) would be an expanded water park renamed Soak City.  The current water park will double in size with a $10 million dollar investment that includes a second (and much larger) wave pool, a thrilling upgrade to their lazy river, sand volley ball courts, shady areas, 100 new lounge chairs, new trees, and cabanas.  Kings Island descibed the new complex as “state of the art” and said no other local park will be able to offer the same ammenities.

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Review: The Captains

The Captains is “A Film by William Shatner”.  It was written by William Shatner.  It was directed by William Shatner.  And it stars William Shatner.  What else do you need to know?

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