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Linda Holmes

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Every Reality Show Is A True Story, And Other 'Bachelor' Lessons

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday night's Bachelor finale was a con, a standoff, an awkward date, a meltdown, and a reminder that behind every fake televised story is a real tale of show business.

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Part Beauty, Part Hooey: That's A Wrap On 'True Detective'

Monday, March 10, 2014

The HBO drama wrapped up its eight-episode season Sunday night much as it began: as an intriguing mix of a passionately realized aesthetic and a disappointing mystery.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Oscars, 'Drag Race' And Shut-Ins Edition

Friday, March 07, 2014

On this week's show, we dispense with the Oscars, dig deep into RuPaul's Drag Race, and offer some suggestions for when you're stuck on the couch for a while.

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A First Look At Quvenzhané Wallis In The New 'Annie'

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis plays the singing and dancing moppet opposite Jamie Foxx in a new version of Annie. In the trailer, she assures us that the sun will still come out tomorrow.

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David Cameron Calls, And The Internet Answers

Thursday, March 06, 2014

When something scary happens, sometimes the only thing people know what to do is make jokes. Yesterday, they got a little help from Patrick Stewart.

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Yes, I Added A Pageant Coach To My Dream Team Of TV Advisers

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

If you watch enough reality television — too much, really — you might begin to assemble imaginary consulting panels. One recent addition to the roster is an unusual pageant coach.

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Oh, Donna: On Loving One Of Television's Great Women

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

We set aside a moment to recognize the greatness of Donna Meagle, the most Mercedes-loving employee of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department.

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Stages Of Winter Rage

Monday, March 03, 2014

The weather that is charming in November is hateful in March. We examine exactly how one transitions from affection to bitter resentment.

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Oscars 2014: Low On Laughs, But A Great Speech Or Two

Monday, March 03, 2014

Sunday night's Oscar ceremony was overlong and underfunny — though it did pick up here and there, with heartfelt acceptances and a few notable flubs.

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Oscar Spoiler Alert: What We Already Know About The Winners

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sunday night's Oscars might be a few hours away, but there are a few things we do know about who will — and who won't — get any recognition.

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Nine Best Picture Nominees, Many Funny Faces, And A Couple Of Bonus Features

Saturday, March 01, 2014

We look back at our entire Best Picture video series, and we offer up a couple of extras including "Linda Reads Internet Reviews Of 'Bob And Linda Read Internet Movie Reviews.' "

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What The Oscars Mean, And What They Don't

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Oscars are coming up this weekend, but do they matter anymore? Bob Mondello talks about why the Oscars frustrate him, and we search — maybe in vain — for meaning.

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Bob And Linda Read Internet Movie Reviews, Part Nine: '12 Years A Slave'

Friday, February 28, 2014

We wrap up our look at what the internet at large had to say about this year's Best Picture nominees with the beautiful but devastating 12 Years A Slave.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Oscars Omnibus Of 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

On this week's show, we invite Bob Mondello to join the table for a discussion of all nine Best Picture nominees and some other stuff, too. And we talk about what's making us happy this week.

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Hurts So Good: Getting A Kick Out Of A Movie Punch

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Non-Stop, the latest movie in which Liam Neeson looks stern and punches things, isn't exactly a good movie. But here's the thing: It's really, really fun.

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A Boozy New Sitcom Lowers (And Lowers) The Bar

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ABC's Mixology, a wannabe romantic comedy from one of the writers of The Hangover, has plenty of booze but absolutely no wit.

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Bob And Linda Read Internet Movie Reviews, Part Seven: Dallas Buyers Club

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

We scoured the Internet to uncover the pros and cons of all nine best picture nominations. Today, the internet grapples with Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.

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A New Shine On Old Problems: How to Clean The Nastiest Stains

Monday, February 24, 2014

In a spirited book of cleaning and housekeeping advice, Jolie Kerr solves cleaning problems big as cars and small as tweezers; ordinary as grime and embarrassing as stains can get.

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Oh, Lady Edith

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The fourth season of Downton Abbey continued to bring Lady Edith nothing but trouble. But underneath her various miseries is a hard lesson about denying people a reasonable set of options.

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If You Like The Old 'About A Boy,' You May Not Like The New 'About A Boy'

Thursday, February 20, 2014

NBC's reboot of a well-loved Nick Hornby book and Hugh Grant film falls victim to the tendency of sitcoms to flatten the sadness out of characters to the point where they don't matter.

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