Glen Weldon

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27 Better Titles For Ben Affleck's Solo Batman Film Than 'The Batman'

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Oh, sure, it's bluntly descriptive. But the title Affleck has announced for his upcoming Batmovie has got no oomph, no zazz, no moxie. We offer some humble, better suggestions.


Pop Quiz, Hotshot: Herschell Gordon Lewis Film Or Children's Book?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The movie titles of the late splatter-film director are evocative ... and wonderfully terrible. Can you tell them apart from the titles of some less-than-classic kids' books?


A Comics Convention For The Unconventional: The Small Press Expo

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Every year the Small Press Expo (SPX) brings creators of independent comics together with passionate fans. Many of those fans make comics themselves and say they're inspired by SPX's "funkier" feel.


Win Your Emmy Pool With Our Uncannily, Nay, Disquietingly Accurate Predictions

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Arm yourself with NPR's ruthlessly rigorous Emmy predictions, which are based on acute cultural analysis and industry savvy, and thus are totally not wild guesses, at all, seriously.


Most Of This Year's Emmys Have Already Been Handed Out: Some Highlights

Monday, September 12, 2016

Last Saturday and Sunday, the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys — 91 of them — were handed out in Los Angeles. We review some notable winners.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: HGTV And Cooking Shows

Friday, September 09, 2016

This week, the discussion takes a decidedly domestic turn as Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Kat Chow and Barrie Hardymon talk real estate shows, home renovation shows, and cooking shows.


Highly Illogical: Why Every Incarnation Of 'Star Trek' Needs A Spock

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Star Trek turns 50 tomorrow. Each of the various shows and films that make up the franchise feature a character who offers a third-person view of humanity; they're what make Star Trek what it is.


Where Did TV's Villains Go? Monsters, Anti-Heroes And Alexis Colby Carrington

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

TV has a bad guy problem. The rise of morally ambiguous anti-heroes like Tony Soprano has pushed chewier, more melodramatic villains aside. What we gained in nuance, we lost in sheer, hiss-worthy fun.


Gene Wilder, Star Of 'Willy Wonka' And 'Young Frankenstein,' Dies

Monday, August 29, 2016

The actor and writer who brought his signature manic energy to comedy classics died at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.


What To Watch For When Watching 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The search for America's Next Drag Superstar(TM) continues, as the drag competition returns for a second All-Star season on Thursday. We humbly offer a guide for the perplexed.


Wolverine's Mutton Chops To Hugh Jackman: 'This Ain't Over, Bub'

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Fire Still (Side)Burns: Jackman recently took to social media to shave off the distinctive facial hair he sported for the role of Wolverine. Those mutton chops are not handling the breakup well.


In Defense Of Bronze: The True Mettle Of The Metal Of The 3rd-Place Medal

Thursday, August 11, 2016

In the Olympics, and in many other areas of life, from comic-book eras to health care plans, "bronze" has come to signify the least of three things. It shouldn't.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Getting Punchy With 'Jason Bourne' And 'Suicide Squad'

Friday, August 05, 2016

This week, a slightly reconstituted panel tackles two big summer movies featuring rogues who do right. Plus: what's making us happy this week.


Watch This Competition To Learn The Divine Secrets Of The Yo-Yo Brotherhood

Thursday, August 04, 2016

At the 2016 International Yo-Yo Slam, being held now in Cleveland, several adorable nerds in T-shirts are getting their yo-yos out.


The '60s 'Batman' Movie Just Turned 50 And Attention Must Be Paid

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Adam West-Burt Ward film, shot and released between the TV series' 1st and 2nd seasons, is a thing of gloriously goofy beauty that will make your life better.


Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.


Kids On Bikes: The Sci-Fi Nostalgia Of 'Stranger Things', 'Paper Girls' & 'Super 8'

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Three recent properties - a Netflix series, a comic book and a 2011 Hollywood film - borrow key elements from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King to comment on adolescence in very different ways.


Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.


What Happens When You Ask Celebrities What They're Wearing ... In Klingon?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Glen Weldon was with NPR's Nina Gregory when she asked some of the stars of the new film on the red carpet a standard question in a non-standard way.


Gotta Catch 'Em All, Or At Least A Few: A Pokemon Neophyte Tries 'Pokemon GO'

Friday, July 08, 2016

In which a middle-aged guy who doesn't know a Charizard from a Jigglypuff tries out the just-released "augmented reality" game Pokemon GO, and promptly creeps out his neighbors.