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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Transparent' And Pop Culture Debuts

Friday, October 17, 2014

On this week's show, NPR's Ari Shapiro joins us to chat about the Amazon show Transparent and about lots of different pop culture debuts.

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With Few Stages Left To Conquer, Neil Patrick Harris Goes To The Oscars

Thursday, October 16, 2014

It seems like Neil Patrick Harris has always hosted everything, but in fact, his February 2015 outing hosting the Oscars will be his first time in that particular job.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: A Report From New York Comic-Con

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pop Culture Happy Hour pal Petra Mayer just got back from New York Comic-Con, so we got her to update us briefly on Gillian Anderson, fandom and very big crowds.

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HBO Without Cable, Coming In 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.

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'Marry Me' Throws Plenty Of Jokes (And Its Lead Actress) At The Wall

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NBC's new romantic comedy Marry Me may wind up joining a frustrating group of shows that struggle to survive on broadcast, where appealing to everyone is key.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Gone Girl' And What Pop Culture Can Teach

Friday, October 10, 2014

On this week's show, we get around to a discussion (as unspoiled as practical) of the film adaptation of Gone Girl, and we talk about what we've learned from movies, books, and television.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'Twin Peaks' Returns

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon take a few minutes to discuss the resurrection of the David Lynch cult television series Twin Peaks.

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Cameron Esposito And The Comedy Of Confidence

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

In a new comedy album, Cameron Esposito covers strip clubs, her attraction to "women in crisis," her awkward youth, and her bone-deep comfort in her own skin.

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'The Flash' Winks At History And Keeps Its Superhero Tone Light

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The CW's remake of The Flash has an affection view of super-history, resting comfortably among the many version of many heroes already born.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'House Hunters International'

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes sit down for a little chat about flats in Paris, bad jokes, and wanting to live abroad but still be at home.

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Please Don't Judge John Mulaney By 'Mulaney'

Friday, October 03, 2014

John Mulaney is an exceptional, intelligent stand-up comedian. His new show on Fox is unfortunately not a good way to encounter his work at all.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Denzel Washington And 'Gilligan's Island'

Friday, October 03, 2014

On this week's show, we talk about how The Equalizer fits into the arc of Denzel Washington's long and full career, and we consider absurdist sitcoms as Gilligan's Island turns 50.

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The Overworked 'Bad Judge' Still Doesn't Work

Thursday, October 02, 2014

They've done quite an overhaul on the Kate Walsh vehicle Bad Judge, but it's still not hanging together.

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'A To Z': Not A Great Romantic Comedy Yet, But Give It A Letter Or Two

Thursday, October 02, 2014

NBC's romantic comedy about a boy named Andrew and a girl named Zelda is too cute by a lot, but it's got the bones of a charming little piece of work.

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Adam Sandler Signs Up With Netflix For 4 New Movies

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Adam Sandler and Netflix are doing four original movies together — perhaps because you can't build a network on prestigious, binge-watchable television series alone.

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'Stalker' And Saying No To Second Chances

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CBS's new drama Stalker might one day rise above its violent, exploitative, unpleasant pilot, but with such a competitive landscape in television, why wait around?

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The Strange, Split 'Selfie' Pilot

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ABC's new comedy Selfie doesn't have a good pilot. It has half of a decent pilot, however, and it has intriguing signs that inside of it, trapped under the dumb parts, there might be a good show.

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'Gone Girl,' Take Two: The Very, Very Spoiled Edition

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

If you've already read Gone Girl, or if you don't mind swimming in a sea of spoilers, we've got a few thoughts that require giving up some of the book's bigger secrets.

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'Gone Girl': A Missing Wife And A Cloud Of Suspicion

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Director David Fincher's excellent adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl relies on stellar performances and ultimately on a diabolically twisting narrative structure.

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25 Humble Suggestions For 'The Equalizer' Brand Extensions

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sure, you've seen The Equalizer. But what about The Weakqualizer?

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