The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ

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 […]

The post The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ appeared first on Pop Culture.net.

Saint Patrick The Man and The Legend

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 […]

The post Saint Patrick The Man and The Legend appeared first on Pop Culture.net.

January 19, 1953 Little Ricky is Born

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 […]

The post January 19, 1953 Little Ricky is Born appeared first on PCM Reviews.

The Goldbergs Debuts on Television January 1949

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 […]

The post The Goldbergs Debuts on Television January 1949 appeared first on PCM Reviews.

Mary Poppins Returns

  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 […]

The post Mary Poppins Returns appeared first on PCM Reviews.

A Select History of Christmas Carols and Songs

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 […]

The post A Select History of Christmas Carols and Songs appeared first on World of Pop Culture.

Movies You Should Read For Adults

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, […]

The post Movies You Should Read For Adults appeared first on PCM Reviews.

The House With A Clock Built IN ITS Wall

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 […]

The post The House With A Clock Built IN ITS Wall appeared first on PCM Reviews.

Movies You Should Read For Kids

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 […]

The post Movies You Should Read For Kids appeared first on PCM Reviews.

DC Comics Launches It’s First Streaming Service

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 post DC Comics Launches It’s First Streaming Service appeared first on PCM Reviews.

The Death of Superman: A Review

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 […]

The post The Death of Superman: A Review appeared first on PCM Reviews.

Christopher Robin A Review

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 […]

The post Christopher Robin A Review appeared first on PCM Reviews.

WHY ARE WE STILL SAYING HELLO TO DOLLY?

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 […]

The post WHY ARE WE STILL SAYING HELLO TO DOLLY? appeared first on PCM Reviews.

Do Comic Books Still Have Their ‘Entertainment Value’?

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 […]

The post Do Comic Books Still Have Their ‘Entertainment Value’? appeared first on World of Pop Culture.

Gingerbread Decorating Day 2nd Saturday in December

(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 […]

The post Gingerbread Decorating Day 2nd Saturday in December appeared first on PCM Lifestyle.

David Cassidy April 12, 1950 to November 21, 2017 A Tribute

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 […]

The post David Cassidy April 12, 1950 to November 21, 2017 A Tribute appeared first on PCM Reviews.

The Gospel According to Josh By Josh Rivedal, A Review

Gospel Josh(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

The post The Gospel According to Josh By Josh Rivedal, A Review also appeared on PCM Reviews.

Walken To Play Hook

(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.

The post Walken To Play Hook appeared first on TV News.

Popular McHale’s Navy Star Bob Hastings Dies

(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.

The post Popular McHale’s Navy Star Bob Hastings Dies appeared first on TV News.

Henry Cavill revealed as Reporter Clark Kent

cLARK CAVILL(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

The post Henry Cavill revealed as Reporter Clark Kent also appeared on PCM Reviews.

Amazing Grace William Wilberforce and the heroic campaign to end slavery By Eric Metaxas A Review

amazing grace 2(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

The post Amazing Grace William Wilberforce and the heroic campaign to end slavery By Eric Metaxas A Review also appeared on PCM Reviews.

Jersey Boys: The Music Makes The Movie

Jersey Boys FilmHaving seen a great number of movie musicals and movie biographies, not to mention movie musical biographies, I am sad to say that Jersey Boys did not live up to its much hoped for expectations.

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

The post Jersey Boys: The Music Makes The Movie also appeared on PCM Reviews.

Saving Mr. Banks, Might Just Save Us All

(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

Saving Mr. Banks, Might Just Save Us All also appeard on PCM Reviews.