Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

These are the movies NPR critics are looking forward to this summer

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Bob's Burgers Movie, Jordan Peele's Nope, and Fire Island with Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster are all on our critics' lists.

Comment

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening and viewing

Friday, May 20, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Harvey Fierstein's memoir, Bling Empire and more.

Comment

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening and viewing

Friday, May 13, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor, Florence + The Machine's new album, and more.

Comment

A fight to the glitter end: Your guide to Eurovision 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022

Peacock will stream the 66th Eurovision Song Contest live on Saturday, May 14th. Here's a highly opinionated guide to keep handy as you watch 25 countries vying for gleefully over-the-top glory.

Comment

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing, reading and listening

Friday, May 06, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: vintage reads, Elden Ring and something to scratch the Schitt's Creek itch.

Comment

Marvel's 'Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness' is all over the place

Friday, May 06, 2022

The latest MCU film is at its best when director Sam Raimi leans into its horror elements, and at its weakest when it coasts on cameos and callbacks from a now-diffuse network of Marvel properties.

Comment

'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' goes there, boldly

Sunday, May 01, 2022

The Paramount Plus show, a prequel to the classic '60s series, offers stripped-down, back-to-basics Trek storytelling and a charming cast.

Comment

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing, reading and listening

Friday, April 29, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Bob Odenkirk's memoir, the guy collecting every Gap store playlist ever made and more.

Comment

In Viking epic 'The Northman,' life is nasty, brutish and short-tempered

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse) captures both the stark beauty and brutality of the Vikings in his latest film, which tamps down his experimental impulses to tell a familiar revenge tale.

Comment

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading and viewing

Friday, April 15, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Everything Everywhere All At Once, Jerrod Carmichael's standup special, and more.

Comment

In Marvel's uneven 'Moon Knight,' Oscar Isaac waxes and wanes

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Isaac plays two faces of the Moon Knight in the Disney+ series, and is having much more fun as a goofy gift-shop clerk than he is as the man's glum cypher of an alter-ego.

Comment

Will Smith appears to slap Chris Rock following Oscars joke about Jada Pinkett Smith

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Will Smith appeared to slap Chris Rock after he made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Comment

What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend listening and viewing

Friday, March 25, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: game shows and album recommendations.

Comment

In a new streaming series, the familiar world of 'HALO' needs a little space

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Paramount+ series, based on the game franchise, starts off stiff and familiar. It may take some time for the show, and its main character, to loosen up.

Comment

You voted — here's a ranking of the top movies ever to win an Oscar for best picture

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Pop Culture Happy Hour listeners voted on the top movies of all time to win best picture at the Oscars.

Comment

The U.S. gets its own version of the 'Eurovision Song Contest'

Monday, March 21, 2022

NBC begins the American Song Contest with representatives from all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and five territories. Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson are the hosts for the new show.

Comment

Brain surgery separates memories of work life from personal life in 'Severence'

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Apple series 'Severance' is about a group of office workers who have undergone brain surgery that completely separates their memories of work from their memories of their regular lives.

Comment

Why 'The Adam Project' is a different kind of Ryan Reynolds project

Friday, March 11, 2022

In this effective, straight-ahead time-travel yarn, Ryan Reynolds digs beneath his usual persona to find something a bit less glib — and thus, more sympathetic.

Comment

What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Saturday, March 05, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: new music from Drug Church, learning to knit and Judy Greer.

Comment

In back-to-basics 'The Batman,' Robert Pattinson shines in the darkness

Monday, February 28, 2022

Matt Reeves' approach to the venerable hero is more emo than goth, and Robert Pattinson brings a haunted quality to the role.

Comment