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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Let's Hear It For F.U.N.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.

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'Sharknado 2': Winner And Still Chomp

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.

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On Dipping An Introverted Toe In The Comic-Con Ocean

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.

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Sex And The Single Churl: Another 'Bachelorette' Finale Gets Weird

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday night's Bachelorette finale went in a very unusual direction for a show that usually denies the degree to which it's about sex.

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'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.

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Television Critics Give Big Awards To 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange Is The New Black'

Saturday, July 19, 2014

On Saturday night, the Television Critics Association hands out its 30th annual round of awards, and the big winners are from cable TV, broadcast TV, and even new spaces entirely.

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At This Summer's TV Press Tour, A Resounding Sense Of 'Meh'

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Despite what some people think, critics don't love to hate things. At press tour right now there's a glumness that has settled in that can be traced to the fact that we're just not loving anything.

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Thanks For The ... Spatula: The Promotional Stuff Of Press Tour

Friday, July 11, 2014

We take a quick tour of the doodads, whatzits, thingies and other stuff that networks hand out when they present their new shows.

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Press Tour Day 1: Paper Airplanes, Daniel Radcliffe, And Christmas

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The first day of the annual press tour of the Television Critics Association brought news from Nat Geo, Ovation, and the Nielsen ratings people.

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10 Years In Corruption Case

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Nagin, who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

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What's Happening In Television: It's Press Tour Time Again

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

For the next two weeks, the great big world of television will sit itself down to answer questions about new shows, existing shows, and the future.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Too Old For Youth Culture And Toys

Friday, July 04, 2014

On this week's show, we ponder whether there's such a thing as "too old" for youth culture. Then, we remember some of the toys of our youth and wonder how play has changed.

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'A Machine That Generates Empathy': Roger Ebert Gets His Own Documentary

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Steve James' documentary Life Itself looks at the life of critic Roger Ebert, both before and after the profound physical changes that led to his rebirth online.

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Lab Rats, One And All: That Unsettling Facebook Experiment

Monday, June 30, 2014

Researchers have unveiled a study in which Facebook users were experimented on to see if their emotional states could be artificially altered. Sound weird? It is.

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'They Came Together' Is Less Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Friday, June 27, 2014

The romantic comedy parody They Came Together has an impeccable pedigree full of really funny people. But its attempts to mock generically likable films feel strangely generic themselves.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Wild Cards And More Regrettable Television

Friday, June 27, 2014

On this week's show, Gene Demby joins us to talk about artists who we sometimes love and sometimes don't, and we bring back the Regrettable Television Pop Quiz.

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Building The 'Issue' Documentary: On Surveillance And South Africa

Monday, June 23, 2014

Two heavily political documentaries that played at the recent AFI DOCS documentary festival in Washington underscored the challenges of making a film that challenges rather than comforts.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Buddy Movies And First Impressions

Friday, June 20, 2014

On this week's show, we chat about the ubiquitous buddy film and the matter of how culture makes first impressions on us.

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The Work Of The Devil

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The TV adaptation of Fargo ended with some unsatisfying threads, but they may be there quite by design.

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The Spoiler-Free 'Game Of Thrones' Twitter Translator

Monday, June 16, 2014

If you don't watch Game of Thrones, you can still follow it on Twitter with our handy translator of tweets to plot.

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