Superman Day was founded by DC Entertainment. The company started the day in order to honor their most iconic character. It is said that there are three characters every child on earth knows, Sherlock Holmes, Mickey Mouse and Superman. Superman Day was established as a yearly event by DC on June 12, 2013 two days […]
As legend has it, it all started with a golf game. It was 1961 and the game was being played by Jack Leibowitz, the head of DC Comics and Martin Goodman, the head of what would become known as Marvel Comics. Liebowitz told Goodman that DC had begun publishing a team-up book of all of […]
The life and passion of Jesus of Nazareth or of Jesus The Christ remains the center of history. Even though the terms have changed we still date everything from his birth and after his death and resurrection. Even those who have never fully heard of or think of Jesus have lives that are affected by […]
April Fools’ Day is day celebrated in almost all western cultures. It is a day that people play pranks on each other, all in good fun, and when the prank is discovered the prankster yells out APRIL FOOLS! It’s a fun day that from time to time may get out of hand but all in […]
On breezy early spring day in New York City a young boy about ten years old ran out on to the street from the apartment he shared with his family. The Great Depression was coming to its conclusion but still many men were out of work. Charites and soup kitchens were busy helping the hungry […]
Very Little is actually known about Saint Patrick. His tale is shrouded in mystery and legend. What we do know comes to us by his own writing. There are two of those. One his Confession. The confession is spiritual autobiography and the second his Letter to Coroticus. This a denunciation of the British mistreatment of […]
Picture, in your mind, a beautiful ballroom. Men in tuxedos and women in gowns. An orchestra is playing beautiful music while the men and women dance the waltz and other folk dances. There is a sumptuous buffet laid out with every kind of delicacy and delicious pastry that that the mind of a master chef […]
Lucille Ball Married Desi Arnaz on November 30, 1940. Lucille and Desi were head over heels about each other almost from the first moment they met. Their courtship was strained because of distance and their ultimate marriage was an elopement because the two could be in the same city at the same time. Their marriage […]
Winnie the Pooh will turn 100 years old in 2025. It was on Christmas Eve of 1925 that he made his first appearance in The London Evening News in a short story titled The Wrong Sort of Bees. In 1926 a collection of short stories was published simply titled Winnie The Pooh and the legends […]
There seems to be a debate as to when The Goldbergs made it’s television debut on the NBC network. The split is between January 10th and January 17th of 1949. Whatever date the show actually debuted that was not the beginning of the story of The Goldbergs. The Story of the Goldbergs starts at the […]
At the turn of the 20th Century something strange took place in the world of literature. A new page was turned, and a new genre born. The world of Children’s literature came to light. There had always been stories for children. Mother Goose was fist published in 1780. The Brothers Grimm let their Fairy Tales […]
A Christmas Carol may be the greatest piece of classic literature ever written, it can definitely be said that is the most popular ever written. Very few people do not know the story, in fact even the name of the main character, Scrooge, has passed into our language as name to call someone who is […]
Directed by Rob Marshall Starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Williams Based upon the Mary Poppins Novels by PL Travers Wow!!! That says it all after seeing the sequel to the 1964 Walt Disney Studio hit Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins Returns is a marvelous […]
Christmas Carols and songs have been part of the Christmas tradition for hundreds of years. Some our favorites like “) Come All Ye Faithful” was first sung in Latin. The music of Christmas goes as far back as the day of Christ’s birth when the angel’s sang “Glory to God in the highest and on […]
In my previous article, Movies You Should Read For Kids I stated that no book can easily be translated into a film or a play. The stage and screen have limitations and so cannot possibly catch the fullness of words themselves, where movies have limitations, books have pure freedom. I also mentioned that a book, […]
Murphy Brown returned to CBS on September 27, 2018. I was a huge fan of the show during it’s original run from 1988 to 1998 and was looking forward to it’s return. I knew in the current political situation Murphy Brown, if handled well, could be a huge success if they followed a couple of […]
The House with a Clock Built in its Wall Directed By Eli Roth Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro and Kyle McLaughlin It is awesome when Autumn comes around and the film industry offers us more than scary slasher flicks or remakes of horror movies that have been done more than is necessary. The […]
We are now living in an age where the senses are constantly stimulated. Our eyes are bombarded with images both beautiful and terrifying and the same could be said for our ears. Movies and TV give us story after story, most of them adapted in some way from books. After seeing the film versions of […]
DC Comics launches it’s first streaming service today. Called The DC Universe this new streaming service and app has everything a DC fan could hope for and a little more. The service which runs $7.99 a month or $74.99 for a year is full of great programing from the DC video vaults. The original […]
The Death of Superman A Direct to Video Release Directed by: Jake Costorena and Sam Liu With the voice talents of: Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Rebecca Romijn (Lois Lane), Rainn Wilson (Lex Luther), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Christopher Gorham (The Flash), Matt Lanter (Aquaman), Shemar Moore(Cyburg), Nyambi Nyambi (Martian Manhunter) and Jacob […]
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Produced by The Walt Disney Studios Directed by Marc Foster Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo, Sara Sheen and Toby Jones. Christopher Robin will soon join the ranks of such movies as Hook, Finding Neverland and Saving Mr. Banks. This […]
On April 20th, 2017 the revival of HELLO DOLLY opened on Broadway starring Bette Midler and David Hyde-Pierce in the leading rolls of Dolly Levy and Horace Vandergelder. In January of 2018 Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber took on the iconic roles and the show continues to stay strong running at The Schubert Theater in […]
I have recently been very disappointed in the state of the modern comic book. In the last few months, especially with DC’s Rebirth series, I have wanted to see what was going in the lives of my favorite characters. The New 52 took so much away from the legend of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and […]
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(PCM) Gingerbread! The very thought of it brings to mind the scents of cinnamon, cloves, allspice and let’s not forget ginger. Gingerbread is part of our culture. We, of course use it as food, but it plays a part in stories such as The Ginger Bread Man and Hansel and Gretel. We see it in […]
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David Bruce Cassidy was born to Jack and Evelyn Cassidy on April 12 1950. His parents divorced when he was young but didn’t tell him. He found out two years later from a neighbor. His Father would marry actress and musical comedy star Shirley Jones who would become a step mother of sorts to David […]
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(PCM) The Gospel According To Josh is a memoir of a young man who had to deal with his father’s suicide as well as his desire to end his own life. It is a book that never lets the reader down as he or she Journey’s with Josh down a hard a tear stained highway.
Josh Rivedal’s book begins with a synopsis of his childhood and his strained relationship with his dad. It moves forward quickly to the divorce of his parents and then comes even more quickly to his dad’s suicide. Josh handles this part of the book with a sense of dark humor. The humor is never disrespectful; it is honest in its telling. In fact Josh’s style of writing of really bad situations in a way allows the impact to come full force but without hurting the reader is a wonder all by itself, how he eventually … Read more
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(PCM) Last year NBC brought back live musical theater with it’s December production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. This year NBC will again provide us with another musical classic Peter Pan on December 4th. It has been reported that Christopher Walken has signed on to play Captain Hook in this classic tale of the boy who doesn’t grow up. It has yet to be announced who will take the iconic part of Peter Pan. But NBC has promised it will stick to theater tradition and the part will be played by a woman. Some of the stars who have played Peter were Mary Martin in the original musical cast. Sandy Duncan in the 1980s, and Kathy Rigby in the 1990s.
(PCM) Sherlock fans rejoice. It has been confirmed that Sherlock is coming back in 2015. The popular show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will begin filming a special in January and then a new season later in the year. Get out your deerstalkers and be ready for Sherlock’s return.
(PCM) Bob Hastings (April 18, 1925 to June 30, 2014) Died in his home after a long battle with prostate cancer. The Actor was best known as the bumbling henchman Lt. Carpenter on the popular sit-com McHale’s Navy. Early in his career Hastings had the title role of Archie Andrews in the radio version Archie the well loved comic book character.
(PCM) The Royal Marine Charitable Trust Fund, a UK organization dedicated to supporting serving and retired marines and their families, was given the honor of revealing the first photo of Henry Cavill returning to his role of Clark Kent on the ‘Batman vs. Superman’ set. This is the first time Cavill has been seen as the intrepid reporter as that part of the Superman myth was not revealed in the first Superman film.… Read more
(PCM) Occasionally it’s good to take a look at your book shelf or shelves and think “What haven’t I read that I should have read a long time ago?” Such was the case with Eric Metaxas book Amazing Grace. The book came out as a tie in to the film that was made in 2007. Having seen the film I bought the book as William Wilberforce captivated me at the time. Then as happens often, I never got around to reading it. A mistake I now regret.
Wilberforce was the driving force behind the campaign to end the slave trade and to end slavery itself in England in the 17th and 18th centuries. He was born August 24, 1759 and died July 29, 1833. He was a small man of stature but a great orator and his voice still rings down the centuries today. This is because what he started … Read more
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The movie, which begins in New Jersey in 1951, and chronicles the story of the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is a sad tale whose only bright moments come with the musical performances, which are brilliant in themselves but are many times cut short so favorite songs are brought down to snippets of songs instead of full length performances.
The movie could have been bettered titled The Angry Jersey Boys as the story revolved again and again around lies and deceit as well as extra-marital affairs and constant fighting among the four characters. There were very few smiles even at the highest points of the boys’ careers. There always seemed to be a grudge … Read more
(PCM) There are times when words fail. When an experience is so engrossing and captivating that you can’t quite find the way to put what happened to you into nouns verbs adjectives sentences and paragraphs. Such is my dilemma here as I write about seeing Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks Saving … Continue reading →
(PCM) Did you ever go to a restaurant and enjoy it so much that you couldn’t wait to be able to take a friend who enjoys the same kind of food that you do? While you’re there you watch your friend to be sure that he or she is enjoying … Continue reading →