Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

A Tale Of 2 Star Wars Holiday Specials: 2020 (LEGO) Vs. 1978 (Oh, No)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special gently satirizes the franchise, but the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special nearly killed it.

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'Moonbase 8' Scrubs The Mission

Sunday, November 08, 2020

The Showtime comedy series about three NASA astronauts-in-training at a mock moonbase in the desert vibrates on its own singular wavelength, but never generates laughs.

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'Truth Seekers': Comedy-Horror Haunted By Ghosts, Gags And Satisfying Reveals

Friday, October 30, 2020

Nothing's as it seems in this Amazon series, which (sort of) re-teams Nick Frost and Simon Pegg for a gently funny and sometimes scary tale about a team of paranormal investigators.

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A Flat 'Rebecca' Remake For Netflix Is Haunted By The Ghost Of Hitchcock

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Netflix's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's swooning gothic novel strips it of subtext — and sex — and tacks on a ending that misunderstands the "romance" at its center.

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Damned If You Do: Hulu's Less-Than-Marvelous 'Helstrom'

Friday, October 16, 2020

A surfeit of subplots and secondary characters — and a complicated production history — take a minor Marvel occult hero on a journey that turns out to be a dead end.

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Creepy Kids, A Dark Mansion And '80s Fashion: 'The Haunting Of Bly Manor'

Friday, October 09, 2020

The follow-up to Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House series may not be as spooky, but it does manage to wrap up its story in a more satisfying manner.

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FOX's 'NeXt' Is Pretty Chill For A Techno-Thriller

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

A tech CEO (John Slattery) blows the whistle on his own in A.I., which has gained sentience and set out to destroy the human race in FOX's agreeably cheesy techno-thriller.

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'The Boys In The Band': Raging Gracefully

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's 1968 play about a gay birthday party that goes off the rails features hard liquor, sharp tongues and broad types.

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NPR's Fall TV Preview: 23 Suggestions For What To Watch Next

Monday, September 28, 2020

It feels like a minor miracle that there are so many high-quality shows coming to the small screen this season. Four NPR critics share their picks to keep you entertained during a challenging year.

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Amazon's Violent, Cynical 'Utopia' Just Wasn't Made For These Times

Friday, September 25, 2020

The US adaptation of a 2013-14 British series about comic book nerds attempting to save the world from a viral pandemic dials back the humor and cranks up the violence.

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In The Lively 'Enola Holmes,' Sherlock's Little Sister Goes Sleuthing

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

This bright and breezy Netflix adaptation of a YA novel finds Millie Bobby Brown starring as the brilliant, fourth-wall-busting little sister of Sherlock Holmes.

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In Teen Drama 'We Are Who We Are,' We're Still Figuring Out Who We Are

Monday, September 14, 2020

Director Luca Guadagnino brings his searching, emotionally intimate sensibility to HBO with this series about two American kids on a military base in Italy.

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In 'I'm Thinking Of Ending Things,' A Couple Gets Stuck In A Dreamlike Limbo

Friday, September 04, 2020

In writer/director Charlie Kaufman's latest, a couple spouts pat, pseudo-intellectual bromides. But stay with it — because that's a clue to what's really going on in this tense, surprising film.

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In Hanawalt's 'I Want You,' Youthful Yearnings And Anthropomorphic Anxieties

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Before working in TV animation (Bojack Horseman, Tuca & Bertie), Lisa Hanawalt chronicled her obsessions in a funny, filthy minicomic series that's been reprinted — with a wry update.

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'Lovecraft Country': Facing Monsters —And A Monstrous History

Sunday, August 16, 2020

HBO's new dark fantasy series serves up satisfyingly pulpy thrills even as it examines the enduring legacy of slavery through a prism of science-fiction and horror.

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With 'Star Trek: Lower Decks,' A Venerable Franchise Loosens Up

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The animated series spoofs Trek with in-jokes and easter eggs and even if the gags aren't yet firing on all nacelles, the premise — Starfleet's D-listers — holds promise.

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'She Dies Tomorrow' Is A Mood

Friday, July 31, 2020

Writer/director Amy Seimetz's darkly, darkly comic meditation on the contagious nature of anxiety and paranoia plays with horror conventions while refusing to embrace the genre's pulpy pleasures.

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Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' Documentary Breaks The Seal

Friday, July 31, 2020

A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor.

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'The Sandman': Landmark Comic Series Gets A Rigidly Faithful Audio Drama Adaptation

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Neil Gaiman's impossible-to-adapt dark fantasy series has now been adapted, albeit into a medium no one could've predicted: a ten-hour-long audio drama, featuring a celebrity voice cast.

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World War II Naval Drama 'Greyhound' Charts A Trim, Efficient Course

Friday, July 10, 2020

Tom Hanks stars in, and wrote the screenplay for, this familiar but effective tale of a Navy captain leading a convoy of merchants ships through U-boat-infested seas.

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