TV Recap: Catch-22 (Episode 6) – And Release …

Catch-22
Episode 6
May 17, 2019

In Episode 5 of Catch-22, all of Yossarian’s worst nightmares came true. Among the developments, Aarfy raped and murdered a housemaid in Rome and got away with it; General Scheisskopf viciously interfered with his discharge; and Orr went down with their plane during their last mission. Things are not going swimmingly for our protagonist.   Catch up on all the details from Episode 5 of Catch-22 with our deep dive recap and review here.

Ready to rock? Keep reading for all the deets for the final episode of Catch-22BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!! 

Youssarian (Christopher Abbott) shown. (Photo by: Philipe Antonello / Hulu)

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TV Recap: Catch 22 (Episode 5) – I’ve Lost My Balls …

Catch-22
Episode 5
May 17, 2019

In Episode 4 of Catch-22, shit got really real. Among other things, the curtain was pulled back on the extent and complexity of Milo’s expansive operation that is “The Syndicate” and Yossarian’s best plan yet to get out of service was thwarted by Korn’s slow feet-dragging.  Catch up on all of the action from Episode 4 with our deep dive recap and review here

Now that you’re caught up, let’s move onto to Episode 5 of Catch-22BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

(Photo by: Philippe Antonello/Hulu)

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Music News: Christie’s Auctions The David Gilmour Guitar Collection

The David Gilmour Guitar Collection
Christie’s New York
June 14, 2019

When you hear “David Gilmour,” the phrase “rock god” should spring to mind. As guitarist and vocalist for the classic rock group, Pink Floyd, mere mention of his name should evoke in your mind clear, clean, lyrical and technically perfect guitar playing. Now, imagine being able to peruse Gilmour’s collection of guitars, one of the most extensive guitar collections in history, in person? Better yet, own one of David Gilmour’s guitars? This unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is yours this week as Christie’s unveils The David Gilmour Collection. 

The David Gilmour Collection is on display now at Christie’s in NYC.  The exhibition runs from June 14-19 and is open to the public every day from 11am-4pm. Entry to the exhibition is free, however reservations are required and can be secured here. The Auction is scheduled for June 20, 2019 at 10:00am.  Christie’s NYC is located at 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020. Questions about the sale should be directed to Michelle Rusinek at (212) 636-2000.

David Gilmour playing ‘The Black Strat’ for the ‘Live At Abbey Road’ series, 29th August 2006. (Photo: Polly Samson)

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TV Recap: Catch-22 (Episode 4) – Sell Everything To Everyone …

Catch-22
Episode 104
May 17, 2019

In episode 3 of Catch-22, the story took a hard, bloody turn into darkness. Things are unraveling for Yossarian, and his increasingly unhinged actions are starting to have real and dire consequences for other people besides himself. When Yo-Yo makes the choice to illicitly move the mission bomb line to avoid the suicide bombing run to Bologna, the direct (and indirect) results include the disappearance (and probable death) of Major deCoverley, as well as the deaths of Kid  Sampson and McWatt. Life for Yossarian and his squadron peeps is coming apart fast and it’s probably only going to get worse. Catch up on all the details of the last episode with our deep dive recap and review here.

All caught up? Good. Keep reading below for all the action in Episode 4 of Catch-22 … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

C(Photo by: Philippe Antonello/Hulu)

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TV Recap: Catch-22 (Episode 3) – Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Dead

Catch-22
Episode 103
May 17, 2019

In episode 2 of Catch-22, Cathcart keeps raising the mission counts which makes Yossarian increasingly desperate to get out of this war ASAP!  Milo’s “syndicate” is expanding quickly, and Clevinger’s plane disappears midair during a mission. Catch up on all of the action with our deep dive recap and review here.  

Read on for all the crazy shenanigans Yossarian and his friends gets up to in episode 3 … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

McWatt (Jon Rudnitsky), Yossarian (Christopher Abbott) shown. (Photo by: Philippe Antonello / Hulu)

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TV Recap: Catch-22 (Episode 2) – Who Is The Enemy?

Catch-22
Episode 102
May 17, 2019

Welcome back to the War.  In Episode 1 of Catch-22, we met our protagonist, John “Yo-Yo” Yossarian, and a peculiar cast of characters, stationed on the island of Pianosa, Italy during World War II. Yossarian is a bombardier in the Army Air Corps (the precursor to the Air Force being an independent branch of the military) and he’s terrified of dying. He’s terrified of dying and increasingly willing to do ANYTHING he can to get out of this war. However, the inscrutable commanders in charge of Yo-Yo and his friends aren’t quite ready to let them go home. At the end of Episode 1, John learns the meaning of a “Catch-22.”

Catch up on Episode 1 with our recap here. All caught up? Great. Now, read on for our recap of Episode 2  … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!! 

Aarfy (Rafi Gavron), McWatt (Jon Rudnitsky), Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), Nately (Austin Stowell), Clevinger (Pico Alexander), Orr (Graham Patrick Martin), Kid Sampson (Gerran Howell) shown. (Photo by: Philipe Antonello / Hulu)

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TV Recap: Catch-22 (Episode 1) – That’s Some Catch, That Catch-22 …

Catch-22
Episode 101
May 17, 2019

War is hell. Catch-22 is a gritty representation of it and it’s effects on the men who show up in the face of danger and almost certain death. Some don’t deal with it and some find every way to get out of it. Adapted from the novel by Joseph Heller of the same name, Catch-22 is a six-episode limited series on Hulu. Read on for our deep dive recap of Episode 1.

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!  

Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), Clevinger (Pico Alexander), Scheisskopf (George Clooney), and Major (Lewis Pullman), shown.(Photo by: Philipe Antonello / Hulu)

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Awesome Con 2019: The Princess Bride – Q&A Panel

The Princess Bride Q&A Panel
Awesome Con 2019
April 27, 2019

Awesome Con 2019 featured a number of reunion panels that would make any Gen Xer squee with joy but having Cary Elwes and Chris Sarandon come together to talk The Princess Bride was simply delightful!

Elwes and Sarandon were as humble and as likable as you would imagine them to be during The Princess Bride Q&A Panel. After coming out on stage, and taking in the crowd, Elwes said, “this is bonkers.”  And he’s not wrong.  The room was chock-a-block with fans, evident when the co-stars of the 32-year-old movie earned raucous applause. The dedicated fan base was excited to see them and celebrate them and this beloved movie.

Photo Sheila McGann

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Awesome Con 2019: Star Trek: The Next Generation – Q&A Panel

Star Trek: The Next Generation Q&A Panel
Awesome Con 2019
April 27, 2019

At Awesome Con 2019, Star Trek fans were treated to a reunion of cosmic proportions.  That’s right, 5 members of Star Trek: The Next Generation came out to relive some memories and chat with fans.  And PopCultureReview was there!!!

The Star Trek: The Next Generation Q&A Panel was a celebration of the iconic sci-fi show that spanned 7 seasons, from 1987 to 1994. The TNG cast members in attendance included Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes, Wil Wheaton, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner.

Photo Sheila McGann

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Music Review: Tony Bennett – The Radio City Music Hall Concert

Tony Bennett In Concert
Radio City Music Hall
April 13, 2019

When Ticketmaster sends you an alert that THE Tony Bennett is performing in your town, you run right out to catch that performance, no questions asked. Mr. Bennett was coming home to New York and we were going to be there for it! Our reward was that we got to spend an evening with an American icon and were treated to the most charming of evenings.

Spoilers, this evening was a pure delight from start to finish. If nothing else, Mr. Bennett is so genuine in his passion for his music and his desire to make sure the audience is enjoying themselves. And enjoy ourselves, we did.   

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