Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Five Unromantic Comedies For Valentine's Day Non-Inspiration

Thursday, February 11, 2016

We take a look as February 14 approaches at some of the less romantic movies you could add to your schedule.


Small Batch: The Super Bowl, From Peyton vs. Cam To Twitter vs. Coldplay

Monday, February 08, 2016

We talk about the game, the quarterbacks, the halftime show in which Coldplay was hopelessly outshined, and lots more.


Small Batch: How To Eat The Super Bowl

Friday, February 05, 2016

Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast joins us for a talk about the eternal question: If you're watching the Super Bowl, what are you eating while you do?


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' 'Grease,' TV Musicals

Friday, February 05, 2016

It's a show full of good tunes as we visit with the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and take a tour of the recent spate of televised live musicals (with more to come).


'Madoff' Tells Its Tale To The Camera

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Richard Dreyfuss plays Bernie Madoff in a new ABC miniseries as a con man who — like many of his kind — looks right at the viewer.


Following The Fad, Live 'Grease' Hits The Silver Screen

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A new, live TV performance of the hit musical Grease airs this weekend. Rachel Martin talks about it with Linda Holmes, host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Making A Murderer,' True Crime, Alan Rickman

Friday, January 22, 2016

On this week's show, we talk a little about Netflix's high-profile true crime project and a little about the genre in general, then we touch on a fine acting career that has sadly ended.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Hateful Eight' And Theatrical Experiences

Friday, January 15, 2016

This week's show is all about Tarantino's latest, how to sit at the movies, digital and film, and what's making us happy this week.


'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Scoop Up Most Oscar Nominations

Thursday, January 14, 2016

NPR reviews this year's Oscar nominations, which were announced Thursday morning. The Revenant picked up a dozen nominations, while Mad Max: Fury Road got 10 nods.


Even Bears, Martians And Robots Can't Perk Up The Dull Golden Globes

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Golden Globes ceremony has been on an upswing for the past several years. Unfortunately, Sunday night, that came to an end.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'American Idol' Sails Off Into The Sunset

Friday, January 08, 2016

This week, we look back on American Idol as it prepares to finally take its gargantuan self out to the place where old shows live happily in retirement. Plus: a new round of People We're Pulling For.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: In One Year And Out The Other, 2016 Edition

Friday, January 01, 2016

Our now-traditional New Year's show forces us to reckon with last year's predictions and resolutions, and then we move on to this year's versions.


50 Wonderful Things From 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Every year at this time, we look back on just some — just some! — of the stuff that was delightful in the past 12 months.


Pop Culture Happy Hour Small Batch: The Very Spoilery 'Star Wars'

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Glen Weldon joins host Linda Holmes for a chat about a few spoilery aspects of the newly crowned owner of many box-office records.


20 Things You Desperately Need To Know About Mariah's Hallmark Movie

Monday, December 21, 2015

Called A Hallmark Melody, the movie stars Lacey Chabert as a fashion designer who relocates to a small Midwestern town with her adorable child. The shocks continue from there.


A Little Under-The-Radar TV: 'UnREAL'

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Lifetime's UnREAL is one of the shows that might have gotten lost in the shuffle of television, and it's worth looking for.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' And Toys

Friday, December 18, 2015

We talk about the new Star Wars film (because of course we do), as well as about tie-in toys and merchandise. Plus: a bonus review with a little more meat on the bones.


Baby Steps: Love And 'The Big Bang Theory'

Thursday, December 17, 2015

How does The Big Bang Theory mark one of the biggest events in nerddom? Well, it thought of something.


Fans Anticipate Opening Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

NPR's Ari Shapiro asks NPR' pop culture blogger Linda Holmes to put the much-anticipated new Star Wars film into perspective.


The Best-Case Scenario: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

After all the hype and all the talk and all the guessing, the bottom line is pretty simple: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a really good movie.