Linda Holmes

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Edge Of Tomorrow' And Noble Flops

Friday, June 13, 2014

If you're looking for a movie to see this weekend, may we recommend a movie you may not have seen last weekend?

After a brief breakdown of the Tony Awards (which underwhelmed us a bit — see what you think of the Music Man bit), the panel — ...


Good News, Glamour-Likers: More 'Miss Fisher' To Come

Friday, June 13, 2014

Let us begin this Friday with some unabashed joy: the Australian show Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, adored by many a fan of glamorous lady detectives, smoldering fellows, sexual freedom and fantastic outfits, will return for a third series, according to the show's Facebook page.

As star Essie Davis ...


Hugh Jackman Jumps; Tony Viewers Say, 'What?'

Monday, June 09, 2014

The Tony Awards are usually the best awards show of the year to watch, but they are also the worst to experience on social media, simply because so much of what you encounter is theater people who are exasperated with every single thing that happens. (It often feels like the ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Seeing Books Everywhere And Moments Of Grief

Friday, June 06, 2014

This week's show brings back our friend Petra Mayer of NPR Books. Like me, Petra is fresh off a trip to Book Expo America (a/k/a BEA, FYI), where we both heard about a whole lot of new books. We'll mention some of the titles (though in many cases we haven't ...


The Muscle-Flexing, Mind-Blowing Book Girls Will Inherit The Earth

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The first ever BookCon, planned as an extension of the mega trade show Book Expo America by the same people who do Comic-Con, took place last weekend. It was headlined by, among other things, a robust diversity debate that bloomed on social media around the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks. But it ...


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Godzilla' And Things That Got Better

Friday, May 23, 2014

First of all: LIVE SHOW TICKETS! (On sale June 2 — that's a week from this coming Monday — at noon Eastern.)

Just wanted to put that up there; we'll get back to it.

This week takes me, Stephen, Glen and our friend Matt Thompson to Godzilla, which ...


'Batman V Superman': A Legal Thriller (We Hope)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

We learned today that the upcoming sequel to Man Of Steel will be called Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

This is interesting for several reasons. First of all, "Dawn Of Justice" sounds like a dirty movie about sheriffs. Second of all, "Dawn Of Justice" sounds like it precedes the ...


Be Wary And Bury The Very Scary 'I Wanna Marry Harry'

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Gather round, children, and I will tell you of a dark time. A cruel time.

It was a time when reality dating shows were even worse than they are now.

Little remains of what was once a rich tapestry of such programming, if by "rich" you mean "smelly" and by ...


Entirely Real Photos: Queen Elizabeth Delightfully Takes In A Horse Show

Friday, May 16, 2014

The wonderful thing about this picture is that in it, Queen Elizabeth — who is at the Royal Windsor Horse Show — looks like any other grandma.

I remember watching her rattle by in her ... carriage? coach? ... and thinking about how unreal it was. Even without ...


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fairy Tales And A Fall TV Quiz

Friday, May 16, 2014

We could not be happier to bring back our friend Barrie Hardymon, who's out in California but still made time to come and chat with us. In recognition that we are soon to see the live-action Maleficent coming from Disney, we chat about fairy tales. "These are stories we tell ...


An Interview With The Alleged Purse Of Solange Knowles

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This is the third in a very occasional series of posts in which we interview inanimate objects during fever dreams. This particular interview is with the purse that the internet will gleefully tell you was allegedly used by Solange Knowles to allegedly smack Jay-Z, ...


A First Glimpse: Sometimes You're The Batmobile, Sometimes You're The Bat

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today, Zack Snyder, the director of Batman vs. Superman, due in 2016, tweeted what he said was the first photo of the Batmobile. Beside it is ... Batman! Or, as Snyder put it, "#Batman." Because that's what we do now instead of using our words.

Now before you get all ...


The Comb, The Thrill And The Flop

Monday, May 12, 2014

Saturday at about 10:30 in the morning, as New York took a turn for the muggy in what turned out to be anticipation of rain, I climbed the steps to the Metropolitan Museum Of Art and rented one of the audio guide units that hang around your neck on an ...


Daniel Radcliffe And The Blood And Breath Of Live Theater

Friday, May 09, 2014

There is a strong crossover between your Daniel Radcliffe People and your Harry Potter People, for obvious reasons. Next to me at Broadway's Cort Theater on Thursday night, watching Radcliffe in Martin McDonagh's comedy The Cripple Of Inishmaan (a production that's Tony-nominated for Best Revival Of A Play) were three ...


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Star Wars,' 'Louie' And Other Phenomena

Friday, May 09, 2014

We're joined this week by the lovely Petra Mayer of NPR Books, who brings her serious sci-fi and fandom chops to our opening chat about the big Star Wars news. (From her early comment that one of the prequels should be subtitled "Three Hours Closer To Death And Nothing To ...


Once More Into The Jaws Of The TV Dinosaur Known As Upfrontasaurus

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Next week, the broadcast networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and the CW — will make their upfront presentations in New York. (There are some scattered cable ones too, like ESPN and TNT/TBS.) This is where they present their new shows, in the form of clips and sizzle reels, to ...


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Posthumous Projects And People We're Pulling For

Friday, May 02, 2014

This week's show finds us chatting with our pal Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch about, among other things, posthumous projects. There are still films coming out from Paul Walker and Philip Seymour Hoffman, there's an upcoming release of Michael Jackson recordings, and life after death for musicians is practically ...


'Gentleman's Guide' Leads The Tony Nominations

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Tony nominations are out, and it was a good year to be playing eight people at the same time.

The musical A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder (from the same novel about murder and inheritance that inspired the Alec Guinness film Kind Hearts And Coronets) leads the nominations ...


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Comedy, The News And A Bat Quiz

Friday, April 25, 2014

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish joins us this week for an episode full of tough questions, comedy theory, and some really surprising information about all the ways that Batman has gotten weird over the last 75 years.

We begin by noting the premiere this weekend of John Oliver's Last ...