Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

'Extraordinary' is a super-powered comedy that's broad, brash and bingeable

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

In Hulu's sardonically silly comedy, everyone in the human race acquires different powers except for one young woman. And she's not happy about it.

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Here are your Oscar nomination predictions ...

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday. A number of films are up for top awards.

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At the end of humanity, 'The Last of Us' locates what makes us human

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Like the video game it's based on, the HBO series about a mutated fungi that destroys civilization spotlights the connections between its compelling characters, not the monsters they face.

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This Congressman-elect swears by (and on) vintage Superman

Friday, January 06, 2023

Congressman-elect Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) will (eventually) swear himself in on a copy of the Constitution, a photo of his parents, his certificate of U.S. citizenship and ... a copy of Superman #1.

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

Friday, December 30, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Menu, dancer Kim Hale, "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet, Drink Masters and more.

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'Fleishman Is in Trouble' looks at a failed marriage from multiple perspectives

Monday, December 26, 2022

Hulu's "Fleishman Is in Trouble" adapts a best-selling novel about a successful Upper West Side couple's failed marriage, using multiple perspectives to show what went wrong --- and why.

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The best movies and TV of 2022, picked for you by NPR critics

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Whether you plan to head out to the theater, or binge from the couch, our critics have gathered together their favorite films and TV shows of the year. Happy watching!

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

Friday, December 09, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: South Side, Treasure Planet, the Sight & Sound film list, Matt Rogers and more.

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'Andor' soared — it was about the force, not The Force, of the Star Wars universe

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

No lightsabers, no Jedi, no $%! Tatooine: Andor ditched familiar Star Wars trappings to document the face of fascism, and — thrillingly — of resistance.

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

Friday, November 11, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Carmichael Show, Stephanie Williams' work for Marvel, The English and more.

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Kevin Conroy, who died at 66, was maybe the greatest performer of Batman ever

Friday, November 11, 2022

Glen Weldon says actor Kevin Conroy, the voice of the Caped Crusader in Batman: The Animated Series and other projects, kept his portrayal cool, wry, and unforced.

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Actor Kevin Conroy, best known as the voice of Batman, died Friday at age 66

Friday, November 11, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Pop Culture Happy Hour host Glen Weldon about the death of actor Kevin Conroy, best known as the voice of Batman in the 1990s animated series.

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'Wakanda Forever' hopes to replicate the success of 'Black Panther'

Friday, November 11, 2022

The sequel to the Marvel film Black Panther is in wide release this weekend. Wakanda Forever directly addresses the death of the character played by the late Chadwick Boseman.

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

Friday, October 28, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Andor, Aftersun, Southern Baptist Sissies and more.

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Seven things to look for in season 2 of 'House of the Dragon'

Friday, October 28, 2022

The first season of HBO's Game of Thrones spin-off ended with the beginning of a civil war. Here's what to expect out of season 2.

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'House of the Dragon' episode 10: Dance, dragons, dance

Monday, October 24, 2022

In the season finale of HBO's Game of Thrones spinoff, Rhaenyra assesses her position and the skies over Westeros become less than friendly.

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

Friday, October 21, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Atlanta season 4, The Lair of The White Worm, and old reality TV on free streaming channels.

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In 'Black Adam,' a lightning-based champion can't hold a charge

Friday, October 21, 2022

Dwayne Johnson certainly looks the part of the DC Universe's most powerful anti-hero, but he buries his movie-star charisma under a dour ponderousness.

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'House of the Dragon' episode 9: In King's Landing, a king's missing

Sunday, October 16, 2022

In the ninth episode of HBO's Game of Thrones spin-off, usurpation, consternation and coronation. Plus an extended round of Where's Aegon?

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

Friday, October 14, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the film Gamak Ghar, Rosalía's album Motomami, remembering Angela Lansbury, and more.

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