Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

'Dear Edward' tugs — and tugs, and tugs — at your heartstrings

Saturday, February 04, 2023

If you enjoyed having a good cry over This Is Us, then Dear Edward, about the aftermath of a plane crash, is for you. But it's a Very Sad Show and your heartstrings should know what they're in for.

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'Shrinking' gets great work from a great cast

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The new comedy series Shrinking shares some DNA with Ted Lasso. But it's a smaller-scale piece with one of the strongest across-the-board casts that's been assembled in recent memory.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing

Friday, January 27, 2023

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Gabrielle Zevin's Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, and more.

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Has the screenlife format of the new thriller 'Missing' gone stale by now?

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The new movie Missing is the latest iteration of a format called "screenlife," in which the plot develops solely through devices and screens.

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No lie: Natasha Lyonne is unforgettable in 'Poker Face'

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Natasha Lyonne is a Columbo-like accidental visitor to crime after crime in a case-of-the-week show arriving on Peacock with an impressive roster of guest stars.

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5 takeaways from the Oscar nominations

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

War movies are big, first-time acting nominees had a great morning, and inclusion at the Oscars is still an uphill battle. All this, plus the big showing for the unconventional nominations leader.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing

Friday, January 20, 2023

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: "Unholy" by Sam Smith and Kim Petras, Skinamarink and more.

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When her mother goes 'Missing,' a Gen-Z teen takes up a tense search on screens

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The new thriller Missing unfolds on the screens of a teenager searching for her vanished mother. But the growth of what should be a simple format turns out to be ... complicated.

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You will not be betrayed by 'The Traitors'

Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Peacock competition series combines a solid cast, the perfect host, an entertaining atmosphere and a nice, juicy game design. And it all adds up to a highly binge-able show.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing

Friday, January 13, 2023

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Alice in Borderland Season 2, and the films Aftersun, After Yang and Jeanne Dielman.

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

Friday, January 06, 2023

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Babel or The Necessity of Violence, Sultana's Dream, La última copa/The Last Cup, and Brick.

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A new year means lots of new TV shows and movies. What to expect

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

With the new year comes new television shows and movies. Two members of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour team tell us about the TV shows and movies they're looking forward.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing, listening and reading

Friday, December 30, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Menu, dancer Kim Hale, "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet, Drink Masters and more.

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50 wonderful things from 2022

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Pop culture critic Linda Holmes has been making annual lists of wonderful things since 2010. The recommendations this year are big and small, inspirational and silly, very popular and totally obscure.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing and listening

Friday, December 23, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Blamo! podcast, Paris Is Burning, Sheryl Lee Ralph's Sleigh and Crash Landing on You.

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How to share your favorites with loved ones — and have everyone go home happy

Friday, December 23, 2022

As families gather for the holidays, you may find yourself talking television, film, books or podcasts. Pop culture critic Linda Holmes — who shares her favorite things for a living — has some tips.

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The best movies and TV of 2022, picked for you by NPR critics

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Whether you plan to head out to the theater, or binge from the couch, our critics have gathered together their favorite films and TV shows of the year. Happy watching!

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Netflix releases the long-awaited documentary series, 'Harry & Meghan'

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Netflix released three episodes of the long-awaited documentary series, "Harry & Meghan." The Duke and Duchess of Sussex share their love story in the series.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening, viewing and reading

Friday, December 02, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Midwest Modern Twitter account, Unclear and Present Danger podcast, Gemini Rights and more.

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Gingerbread! Santa! Moppets! Here's your 2022 holiday movie guide

Friday, November 25, 2022

Hallmark, Lifetime, Netflix and ... QVC? Everybody has holiday movies now, and we're here to help you make your way through the snow. With bells on.

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