Glen Weldon appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.