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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

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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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fall Books And Great Detectives

Friday, September 26, 2014

On this week's show, we dive into some of the fall books we're looking forward to and revel in a chat about detective stories.

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The Importance Of What's Close: Beauty And Being Careful

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A few recent stories that have mishandled cultural history are a good reminder that the familiarity of a subject doesn't reduce its importance.

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Bill Simmons' NFL Talk Gets Him Three Weeks On The Sidelines

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Earlier this week on his podcast, ESPN's Bill Simmons called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a "liar" and dared the network to come after him for it. And then it did.

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Making The Case 'Against Football'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Steve Almond's new book is a powerful polemic laying out the reasons he, a longtime passionate football fan, is giving up the sport.

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'Black-ish' And The Color Of Money

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The new comedy Black-ish not only addresses itself to race in a way not many sitcoms do, but does the same with socioeconomic class.

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Look Out Look Out Look Out: The Dark YA Fiction Of The Shangri-Las

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We take a moment to consider some boot-wearing masters of the teen tragedy genre.

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The Keepers And Sleepers Of Fall TV, From Romances To Murder

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We look at a few of the fall shows that might be worth checking out, or at least worth checking on later.

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The Only One: A Talk With Shonda Rhimes

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Friday night, Shonda Rhimes spoke about her hugely successful television career, her love of the National Spelling Bee, and the New York Times article that called her an "angry black woman."

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'This Is Where I Leave You' Makes A Family Story Too Ordinary

Friday, September 19, 2014

The new comedy-drama brings four siblings — and one strong cast — together to mourn, but it rarely manages to rise above the ordinary, with one exception.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Fall Films Preview And Betting On New Television

Friday, September 19, 2014

On this week's show, we look back on the Toronto International Film Festival, then ahead to the fall season of new television.

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'Red Band Society': The Gooey Teen Drama Every Generation Deserves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fox's new pediatric-hospital show Red Band Society may not be a great show, but it's a show that feeds a longstanding hunger for adolescent drama in a reasonably satisfying way.

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