Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 4: 'Vomiting Is Not Celebrating'

Monday, May 06, 2019

In the fourth episode of the series' final season, our heroes celebrate their hard-won victory over Evil Snow Miser, prepare for the next battle and suffer some distressing casualties.


Your Guide To Free Comic Book Day 2019: Best Bets For Every Reader

Friday, May 03, 2019

Once again, we provide you with capsule reviews of the 53(!) books that comics shops will be handing out this Saturday, May 4th.


'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 3: 'At Least We're Already In A Crypt'

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Battle of Winterfell is finally here, and it's the most brutal episode of the series yet — one that comes with a body count and a surprise, truly shattering conclusion.


News Brief: China's Belt And Road Initiative, Pivot District, 'Avengers'

Friday, April 26, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting world leaders in a forum on China's Belt and Road Initiative. Also, a look at a district that voted for Obama and then Trump.


Mourning Has Broken Them: 'Avengers: Endgame'

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The culmination of the Avengers franchise proves a remarkably intimate and somber affair until it concludes with a climactic battle more thrilling than anything superhero cinema has delivered to date.


'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 2: 'Think Back To Where We Started'

Monday, April 22, 2019

On the eve of the biggest battle yet, the series pauses for an episode that delivers old-school Game of Thrones thrills: characters talking in rooms — including a milestone Jaime/Brienne moment.


'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 1: 'Nothing Lasts'

Monday, April 15, 2019

The first episode of the final season was dense with reunions, recriminations and revelations as just about the entire cast made it to Winterfell.


Which Characters Will Lose The 'Game Of Thrones?': A Chronicle Of Many Deaths Foretold

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Just 6 episodes — an estimated 7 hours and 20 minutes — remain. Here are our predictions for which characters will (and especially won't) make it through to the end of the final season — and why.


The Top 27 Songs Of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' Ranked, Ruthlessly And Dispassionately

Monday, April 08, 2019

The CW's romantic-comedy-drama-fantasy-musical just aired its series finale, after four seasons and 157 original songs. Critic Glen Weldon ranks the all-time best tunes the series served up.


With 'Shazam!' DC Superhero Movies Bring The Thunder ... And The Lightening Up

Thursday, April 04, 2019

The breezy, funny elements of DC's latest superhero film feel so fresh they throw the movie's duller, more rote sections into sharper relief.


Batman Turns 80

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Caped Crusader turns 80 years old on Saturday. He keeps evolving in ways other heroes don't — which is one reason his fans come from all walks of life.


'Hanna' Is Grisly, Grounded And Gripping

Friday, March 29, 2019

Amazon's adaptation of the quirky, dreamlike 2011 film about a young girl trained as the perfect assassin lacks the movie's distinctive visual flair, but it's got a bigger heart.


'What We Do In The Shadows' Puts The Dead In Deadpan

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The U.S. adaptation of the hilarious 2014 New Zealand mockumentary about vampire roommates infuses the film's dry-as-gravedust humor into new characters and strong storylines.


'American Gods' Is Back For Season 2, Awash In Style, Color And Blood

Friday, March 08, 2019

The Starz series based on Neil Gaiman's novel about a clash between gods of the Old World and the New is back for season 2, having assembled a huge cast of characters — too huge, arguably.


'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.