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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

'Let's Be Cops,' But Then What?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A new comedy begins to experiment with power grabs as a way to soothe insecurities, but it's totally uninterested in the satire the material is begging to deliver.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Rating The Ratings And Whither The Weather Movie

Friday, August 15, 2014

On this week's show, we dive into the tricky land of MPAA film ratings and consider the weather and disaster movies we have known and tried not to know.

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Lauren Bacall And The 'Sex? What Sex?' Kind Of Movie Sex

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday, was brilliant at conveying lust on film at a time when lust was fairly strictly regulated.

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Remembering The Big-Hearted Comedy Of Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In a short edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we pause to remember the very funny, very weird, very musical work of Robin Williams.

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Robin Williams, A Stand-up Act — On Stage, On Set And In Life

Monday, August 11, 2014

For NPR's film and TV critic Linda Holmes, a long-time love of Robin Williams began with his stand-up show A Night at the Met. Despite lauded dramatic turns, Williams always displayed humor and charm.

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What Can You Say? Folks Love Turtles

Monday, August 11, 2014

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a huge debut, clobbering the second weekend of Guardians Of The Galaxy. Turns out even if you're Marvel, you can't beat a team of turtles all by your-shell-f.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' And So Bad It's Good

Friday, August 08, 2014

On this week's show, we talk about the runaway success of Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy and tentatively poke around the matter of the "so bad it's good" film, including — yes — storms of sharks.

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When All Your Steaks Have Hot Sauce: A Case Against 'Nebraska' In Color

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A color version of a Best Picture nominee originally shown in black and white raises the question of how much choice audiences are really supposed to have when they approach a creator's vision.

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Brand Extension Theater Presents: 'Top Chef Duels'

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Top Chef just can't stop bringing back the same people for more versions of the show. The new Top Chef Duels reaches years into the franchise's past.

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Suspicious Use Of AIDS Drugs Costs Medicare $30 Million

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Medicare is paying for HIV drugs for hundreds of patients who may not have the disease, an inspector general's investigation finds. A 77-year-old woman with no record of HIV got $33,500 of medication.

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First Novels: For One Who's Been Through It, 'Books Are Social Media'

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Martha Woodroof talks to Lydia Netzer about her experiences as a first-time novelist navigating the expectations of authors on social media beyond videos of Chihuahuas guarding food.

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'Boyhood,' Time And Tree Rings

Monday, August 04, 2014

Richard Linklater's Boyhood, much discussed for its unconventional 12-year production schedule, stands out in fact not for its method, but for its purpose: to explain how kids are built.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From San Diego Comic-Con

Friday, August 01, 2014

Our live show from Comic-Con features a lively chat about fandoms and inclusivity, a blisteringly difficult quiz, and as always, what's making us happy this week.

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'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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Conflict In Gaza: What You Need To Know Today

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Israel called up 16,000 reservists, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy tunnels built by Hamas "with or without a cease-fire."

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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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