Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

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

Friday, January 14, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: a quirky Instagram account, the NBC show Grand Crew and more.

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HBO's 'Somebody Somewhere' sings sweetly and sincerely, albeit with its inside voice

Friday, January 14, 2022

The electrifying performer Bridget Everett opts for a lower voltage in this gentle, semi-autobiographical tale of a Kansan woman struggling to overcome grief and find her voice again.

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'Peacemaker' takes aim at a broad, stationary target — with machine guns

Friday, January 07, 2022

A game John Cena takes the lumbering, emotionally stunted mercenary he played in The Suicide Squad to the small screen. The cast lunges at every repetitive joke, but fans of the movie will eat it up.

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What's making us happy: What to watch, read and listen to this weekend

Friday, December 31, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the trailer for The Northman, the novel The School for Good Mothers and more.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour team points out 2021's best films and TV shows

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The end of the year means it's time to look back on the best films and TV shows of 2021. The hosts of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast share their favorites.

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The best movies and TV of 2021, picked by NPR critics

Thursday, December 23, 2021

This past year was a tumultuous one for both the film and TV industries. With that in mind, here's our critics' guide to all the movies and television shows they loved this year.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading and listening

Friday, December 17, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Jackie Kashian's new comedy album, music of Yasmin Williams and more!

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'Station Eleven' imagines a strangely humane human apocalypse

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The 10-episode adaptation of the best-selling novel about a virus that wipes out most of humanity softens the book's harder edges and features soulful performances that make it profoundly moving.

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Viewing

Friday, December 10, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the show Sort Of, a helpful YouTube channel and more.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend watching, reading and listening

Friday, December 03, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the Netflix show "City of Ghosts," an iconic Twitter account and more.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend watching, listening and reading

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the new album by Snail Mail, the 2020 book Piranesi and more.

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There's plenty to watch this Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Our Pop Culture Happy Hour team shares their TV and movie recommendations for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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