DVD Review: Young & Beautiful

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Young & Beautiful is a near-perfect film about a young woman who, seemingly without need or cause, lives a secret life as a prostitute. It stars Marine Vacth as Isabelle, the young woman, in an extraordinary performance. The opening shot is of Isabelle in a bikini on a beach, and it is from a distance through binoculars that we see … Read More

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Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks #6 – Spider Baby (1968)

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In this episode of Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks, I talk about Jack Hill’s first feature and my all-time favorite horror/comedy: Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968). This fantastic cult classic was written and directed by Jack Hill, and stars Lon Chaney Jr., Carol Ohmart, Quinn Redeker, Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner, Sid Haig, Mary Mitchel, Karl … Read More

Ryan StockstadPop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks #6 – Spider Baby (1968)

TV Review: Gotham Episode 5

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  After last week‘s abysmal performance, Gotham is back with episode 5 “Viper.” Is it about the DC villain Viper? Nope. It’s about a drug. Bruce is making a conspiracy board with pictures and news clippings. He’s way too smart for a 12 year old kid. How dumb will Gordon look when he doesn’t realize that Bruce is Batman in 20 … Read More

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DVD Review: The Soul Man: The Complete Second Season

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The Soul Man The Complete Second Season

The Soul Man is a situation comedy starring Cedric The Entertainer as Boyce Ballentine, a famous singer-turned-preacher. While the first season found Boyce trying to strike a balance between his past as a music star and his new life as a pastor, most of the second season is about family, particularly his relationship with his wife, Lolli (Niecy Nash) and … Read More

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TV: Upcoming New Zealand Comedy Show ‘B-Rabbit’ is Looking for Your Help

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B-Rabbit TV Series

Hey there readers! A dear ol’ film school friend of mine has lost himself in the wilds of that popular land of sheep they call New Zealand and is in the process of putting together what is sure to be a funny-as-hell situation comedy series and he needs your help. https://d2pq0u4uni88oo.cloudfront.net/projects/1414442/video-454678-h264_high.mp4 Loosely based on true experiences of series creator Laura … Read More

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DVD Review: Ida

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Ida is an absolutely incredible film about a young nun who is about to take her vows, but is told she must first visit Wanda, her only living relative, a woman with information on the nun’s identity. The film takes place in 1962, and has the feel of a film from the period. It is presented in black and white, … Read More

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TV Review: Mulaney

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Looking for a stiffly directed version of Seinfeld with an Irish guy acting like a lightly effeminate old Jewish man sprinkled with unbelievable situations and unbelievable prop humor? Then Mulaney fits the bill. John Mulaney is a good stand-up. His jokes are solid, his delivery sharp. Back in the 90′s, that was a good start for a sitcom. Today, it’s not … Read More

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DVD Review: Floating Skyscrapers

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Floating Skyscrapers DVD Cover

Floating Skyscrapers is a drama about a man named Kuba who is torn between two loves and is unable to choose, and the effect this has on all three people. It is at times beautiful, at times intense, and ultimately a very moving love story. Kuba (Mateusz Banasiuk) is shown early on as a bit of an outsider in his … Read More

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Concert Review: Lou Gramm LIVE @ The Canyon Club 10/17/2014

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Lou Gramm the legendary vocalist of the rock band Foreigner hit the stage at The Canyon Club last night and gave the packed house exactly what they wanted… the hits! Gramm and band powered through a perfect setlist that included his solo and Foreigner chart  toppers.  Everything from “Cold As Ice” to “Midnight Blue.” Opening with “Double Vision” it took the … Read More

Pat FrancisConcert Review: Lou Gramm LIVE @ The Canyon Club 10/17/2014

Game Review: Dragon Flame

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Dragon Flame is a new card game from Minion Games that Kickstarts in November 2014. I had chance to preview this game where players take on the role of dragons destroying the local village with flames belched forth with extreme prejudice. Overall, it was an enjoyable game, although it took a couple plays to get the rules right. It’s hard … Read More

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Contest: WIN Neil Diamond CD + T-Shirt

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Here’s your chance to win a copy of Neil Diamond’s brand new CD “Melody Road” plus a Neil “F**kin’” Diamond T-Shirt. To enter the random drawing just answer this question: Who is listed as Producer on Neil’s only #1 album? E-mail correct answer plus your complete mailing address to: Pat@popculturebeast.com Winner will be notified once random drawing has been completed. … Read More

Pat FrancisContest: WIN Neil Diamond CD + T-Shirt

Music Review: Bryan Adams “Tracks Of My Years”

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Nowadays it seems that every artist eventually records a “covers album” and Canadian Rocker Bryan Adams takes his shot at it with his just released CD, “The Tracks Of My Years.” For “Tracks Of My Years” Adams has chosen songs that for some reason have stuck with him since he was a pre-rockstar teenager. Instead of the run of the … Read More

Pat FrancisMusic Review: Bryan Adams “Tracks Of My Years”