Linda Holmes http://wmot.org en What Do 'The Simpsons' Look Like In Lego? http://wmot.org/post/what-do-simpsons-look-lego Fox has started to release images of the Simpsons from the upcoming episode "Brick Like Me," which is — get this — the 550th episode. That means you could watch a different episode of <em>The Simpsons </em>every day for roughly a year and a half, weekends and weekdays, before you ran out of new ones.<p>The images look a lot like familiar Lego images from the many games, movies, TV projects, and everything else that's been rendered in little plastic bricks, up to and including the very successful <em>Lego Movie </em>from earlier this year. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:58:01 +0000 Linda Holmes 37648 at http://wmot.org What Do 'The Simpsons' Look Like In Lego? In Whedon's Intriguing Experiment, A Good Idea Falls Flat http://wmot.org/post/whedons-intriguing-experiment-good-idea-falls-flat When <em>In Your Eyes</em>, at essentially the same time it was premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, became available as a five-dollar digital download, it could have seemed like a sign of no confidence in its ability to succeed with a conventional theatrical model. But because the script came from Joss Whedon and his teeny studio Bellwether Pictures — which previously made Whedon's lovely adaptation of <em>Much Ado About Nothing</em> — it felt more like an experiment.<p>And in a way, the story does, too. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:26:47 +0000 Linda Holmes 37606 at http://wmot.org In Whedon's Intriguing Experiment, A Good Idea Falls Flat 'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes http://wmot.org/post/mad-men-returns-full-footnotes Imagine a scene in which a man is sitting on a park bench reading a book. A woman comes up and sits beside him. He looks up at her. She hands him a letter. "It's over," she says.<p>If you were to see this scene in a film, completely out of context, you might look for a variety of clues to figure out what's going on. Some are straightforward: How are the people behaving? What's her tone of voice? What do their faces look like? How close are they sitting? If you've spent some time thinking about filmmaking, you might consider other things: How are they framed? What's the angle of the shot? Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 37244 at http://wmot.org 'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fargo, A Farewell, And Pop Culture Breadcrumbs http://wmot.org/post/pop-culture-happy-hour-fargo-farewell-and-pop-culture-breadcrumbs This week's show opens on a wistful note for us: our pal Trey Graham, a founding member of the PCHH family, has taken his leave from NPR, and thus from us. He checks in with a message about his plans, we all thank him for his profound effects on our personal and professional lives, and Glen points out what is, indeed, "the Trey-Graham-iest mic drop" that could ever be.<p>On a much happier note, we talk about the FX adaptation of <em>Fargo</em>, which it's safe to say all of us, including NPR's own Bob Mondello, were suspicious about but wound up enjoying. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:12:38 +0000 Linda Holmes 37157 at http://wmot.org Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fargo, A Farewell, And Pop Culture Breadcrumbs Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Captain America' And The Pitiless March Of Time http://wmot.org/post/pop-culture-happy-hour-captain-america-and-pitiless-march-time On this week's show, Matt Thompson sits in as we talk about <em>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</em>. Were we overwhelmed? Underwhelmed? Merely whelmed? How hard can I get myself thinking about the shots out the window of the Triskelion? Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:32:15 +0000 Linda Holmes 36854 at http://wmot.org Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Captain America' And The Pitiless March Of Time