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Linda Holmes

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Trailers, Tickets, Twitter: 'Star Wars' Fans Can't Get Enough

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

We often think of marketing as being about either awareness or persuasion. It seems impossible that Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which opens December 18) needs either one, given its astronomically high profile and the fact that curiosity alone will drive plenty of ticket sales, even for those who will ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Steve Jobs' And More About Moguls

Friday, October 16, 2015

This week, we tackle Steve Jobs, the solid new film about the Apple co-founder, directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin (who also tackled Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network). Together with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch, we talk about the dialogue, the interesting structure, the alternatively ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Martian' And How-To Stories

Friday, October 09, 2015

We've talked about the novel The Martian on the show a couple of times before, so we rushed out this week to see the new movie (or in my case, to see the movie one more time after Toronto). We talk with our Space Movie And Ronda Rousey And Road ...

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'Casual' Takes A Hard Look At A Busted Family

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

If we're agreed that there's too much good television, then Hulu increasing its presence in scripted originals might seem like just another drop in an already overflowing bucket. But with its new comedy-drama/dramatic-comedy Casual, the first two episodes of which are now available with a Hulu subscription, it makes ...

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Culture Talks To Culture In 'Slaughterhouse 90210'

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The title of Maris Kreizman's Slaughterhouse 90210 is, on the one hand, catchy and funny, and it certainly communicates the book's basic conceit: pictures from the world of pop culture paired with quotes from the world of great literature. Based on Kreizman's Tumblr of the same name, the ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Ms. Marvel' And Regrettable Television

Friday, October 02, 2015

This week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Petra Mayer of NPR Books to our fourth chair for a chat about the comic Ms. Marvel. We must admit, we were more in agreement than we often are, so if you like arguing, you won't find all that much: we really ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Toronto International Film Festival And Our Fall TV Pool

Friday, September 25, 2015

On this week's show, two of us (Bob Mondello and I) are freshly back from the Toronto International Film Festival, so we have news on some of what we saw and what you can expect to see in the near weeks and the less near months to come. Is The ...

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'The Muppets' Get Good Help From The Live Humans

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What's most striking about the first two episodes of ABC's new The Muppets, premiering Tuesday night, is that the live celebrities seem to have a better idea of what a Muppet-centered show should feel like than the Muppet characters do.

Framed as a mock documentary following the behind-the-scenes happenings at ...

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There's A Story There: Why The Emmys Rocked Even As HBO Rolled

Monday, September 21, 2015

The hard numbers on Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards told a story that could look a little dull to the glancing eye.

HBO, representing the old guard of premium television at a time when more players are getting attention than ever, won 14 of the night's trophies, leaving the closest ...

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The Ups And Downs Of The Toronto International Film Festival

Thursday, September 17, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and pop culture blogger Linda Holmes about the films they loved — and didn't — at Toronto International Film Festival.

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Matt Damon On Mars: A Toronto Diary, Part 1

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Coming to Toronto for the film festival is like anything else you do that has complex logistics: You get better at it with practice. This is my fourth time, and now I know where things are, how to schedule myself and how not to panic over everything I'm missing. Here's ...

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Television 2015: The Future In Questions

Sunday, August 30, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, ...

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Television 2015: Some Writing About Writing About TV

Friday, August 28, 2015

It was years ago that TV critic Alan Sepinwall said something to me that I've remembered ever since and that he doesn't remember saying: that writing about television was shifting its focus from what is said before shows are on to what is said after shows are on. It made ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Show Me A Hero' And A Summer Update

Friday, August 28, 2015

Five-plus years into the history of PCHH, this is the first time we've found ourselves recording a full episode with just three of us — in this case me, Stephen and Glen. We gathered this week to talk about the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero, which I previously reviewed ...

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Television 2015: Five Shows They Will Never Stop Making

Thursday, August 27, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, ...

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Television 2015: How TV Is Embracing And Nervously Sweating On YouTube

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, ...

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Television 2015: Are We Done Hating Television?

Monday, August 24, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, ...

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Television 2015: Hammering On The Door Of Diversity

Friday, August 21, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented ...

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Television 2015: A Whole Lotta Guys In Ties

Thursday, August 20, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented ...

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Television 2015: Too Much In Too Many Ways

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

There's an awful lot of TV and an awful lot of ways to watch it. In fact, there may be too much entirely.

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