Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

'Captain Marvel' Takes Flight — Through Very Familiar Skies

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

A couple of indie writer/directors get to play in the Marvel sandbox in this film about an intergalactic warrior (Brie Larson) who arrives on Earth with a warning about a secret alien invasion.


'The Umbrella Academy' Offers An Intriguing Curriculum Hurt By Overcrowding

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Everybody gets an arc in Netflix's adaptation of a beloved school-for-superheroes comic, which captures some of the madcap zest, but parcels out each character's revelations too slowly.


Everything Is Pretty Good In 'The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part'

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The guileless Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) and the fearless Wyldstyle (voiced by Elizabeth Banks) once again team up to save their extruded-plastic universe in a sequel that, mostly, clicks.


Batman Through The Ages: The Best — And Worst — Caped Crusaders

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The next Batman movie will debut in 2021 — sans Ben Affleck. NPR's resident Batman expert Glen Weldon ranks the best — and worst — actors to play Batman, from Adam West to Christian Bale.


Art-Horror-Comedy 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Paints In Broad But Colorful Strokes

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal re-teams with Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy for this funny Netflix horror film set in the art world that's better at delivering quotably arch lines than sharp satire.


Why Fox's 'Rent Live' Wasn't Entirely Live For Its Viewers

Monday, January 28, 2019

The latest take on the live musical format premiered Sunday night on Fox with a production of Rent, but a cast member injury forced Fox to air a taped dress rehearsal instead.


Siblings Struggle (Hilariously) In Their Kid Brother's Shadow: 'The Other Two'

Thursday, January 24, 2019

When their 13-year-old brother (Case Walker) becomes a YouTube star, directionless New Yorkers Brooke (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver) reluctantly find themselves drawn into his entourage.


'Roma' And 'The Favourite' Lead Oscar Nominations

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Linda Holmes takes a look at the list of this year's nominees, which includes some heartening nods and surprising snubs.


'Glass' Is Leaden

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The final film in a stealth trilogy that began with Unbreakable, Glass is heavy on portentous explanations of comic book tropes that require no explanation. It's also just plain heavy. And slooow.


'Schitt's Creek' Flows Smoothly Into Season 5

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The characters have grown, their relationships — to each other, and to viewers — have deepened, the writing's sharp and the actors are having a ball. Dive in.


'The Passage' Keeps Its Viral Vamps Waiting In The Wings, For Now

Monday, January 14, 2019

This FOX series based on the Justin Cronin trilogy combines the pulpiest elements of science-gone-awry thrillers with shlocky creature-features, but — early on at least — skimps on the fun.


Aquaman, From Super Friend To Surfer Dude: The Bro-Ification Of A Hero

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Sea King has undergone a series of sea changes: once a generic fish-cop, then a widely shared joke, and now, finally, the star of his own blockbuster film, as the ultimate bro.


NPR's Favorite TV Shows Of 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

This year we say goodbye to The Americans, but we also celebrate new gems like Queer Eye, Killing Eve and Homecoming.


NPR's Favorite Movies Of 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

From the record-breaking hit Black Panther to the melodrama A Star Is Born, our film critics pick their 15 favorite movies of the year.


'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 2: Still Marvelous, Even Smarter

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Season 2 pops the protective bubble that Midge Maisel (Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan) blithely inhabited in Season 1, making this breezy period comedy even more rich and compelling.


'The Favourite': Sou Smart, Sou Wicked, Sou Witty, Sou Gououd

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Extra U Is For Unctuous: Yorgos Lanthimos' latest is a gleefully nasty piece of work about a queen (the spectacular Olivia Colman) and two women (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone) vying for her favor.


From TV To Movies, How Corruption Plays Out On Our Screens

Monday, November 19, 2018

Corruption is kind of a big news story these days and it's one of Hollywood's favorite subjects. NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour takes a look at how corruption is presented in TV and movies.


'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald': Beasts? Check. Crimes? Check. Fantastic? Not Quite.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The second installment of J.K. Rowling's follow-up Potter franchise is as overstuffed as the first, but it's less muddled. It dutifully advances the story, but fails to deliver thrilling set-pieces.


A True Believer Remembers Stan Lee

Monday, November 12, 2018

Stan Lee — born Stanley Martin Lieber — co-created many beloved Marvel Comics characters, but he became the company's tireless, beloved figurehead. NPR's Glen Weldon offers a remembrance.


No Bed Of Roses, No Pleasure Cruise: 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Thursday, November 01, 2018

A fearless performance from Rami Malek and rock-solid rock anthems can't lift this listless musical biopic out of the sea of clichés in which it treads water.