Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We love the Oscars – but we need to talk about those awards ceremony changes

Sunday, February 27, 2022

The scene: a high school cafeteria. The subject: the Oscars' decision to deliver eight prizes prior to the live awards ceremony.

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In the thriller 'Severance,' Adam Scott's humanity hangs in the (work-life) balance

Thursday, February 17, 2022

This darkly comic series about corporate drones who retain no memory of their lives outside the office gets quickly weirder, funnier and more thrilling after a slow-burn start.

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Network sitcoms are actually good again

Friday, February 11, 2022

Word-of-mouth, favorite actors and nerdy curiosity got me to check these shows out, but it's the writing that keeps me coming back. The familiar comedic rhythms are also strangely comforting.

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Visually stunning satire 'Bigbug' finds laser-targeted laughs amid a robot uprising

Friday, February 11, 2022

French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children) returns with a gorgeous, hilarious and slyly warm-hearted sci-fi satire about a machine uprising in a suburb of the future.

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6 quick takeaways from this year's Oscar nominations

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Fears of an #Oscarssowhite redux go largely unfounded in this year's acting nominations, and the actress categories provided some real surprises. The battle for best picture will be fascinating.

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'The Worst Person In The World' is an achingly precise portrait of young adulthood

Friday, February 04, 2022

In Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier's film, Julie (Renate Reinsve) is a young woman who can't decide who she is. As she finds out, she makes mistakes that inspire an ache of rueful recognition.

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'We Don't Talk About Bruno,' the surprise hit from Disney's 'Encanto'

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Pop Culture Happy Hour's Glen Weldon talks about the chart topping success of the song "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from the new Disney film Encanto.

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

Friday, January 28, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: True Story With Ed & Randall, a web-based game that isn't Wordle, and more.

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With 'The Legend of Vox Machina,' a Dungeons & Dragons web series rolls the dice

Friday, January 21, 2022

Just the Vox, ma'am: This animated fantasy series loses some of what makes the web series it's based on so richly rewarding, but those coming in fresh will get caught up in its characters and story.

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