Arts

5:14pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Movie Interviews

Kristen Wiig: That Loud, Strange Lady Isn't Me

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 6:12 pm

Kristen Wiig (with Darren Criss) stars in Girl Most Likely as a hard-luck case who learns how to reboot her disastrous life after she's forced to move back in with her mom.
Nicole Rivelli Roadside Attractions

For seven seasons on Saturday Night Live, actress Kristen Wiig made us laugh — laugh hard — with her off-the-wall, over-the-top characters, from Sue, the woman who loved surprises a little too much, to the unnervingly exuberant Target Lady.

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4:14pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Arts & Life

What 'Edward Snowden' The Movie Would Look Like

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 6:12 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Of course, there is another American who worked for this country's intelligence gathering apparatus who's in legal limbo. The case of Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked classified information to the media, is being followed internationally. Currently, Snowden is holed up in a Moscow airport while he tries to get temporary asylum, as he figures out a way to get to one of several countries that have offered him shelter from U.S. charges of espionage.

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4:04pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Monkey See

Sliced, Diced And (Sometimes) Served Up Fresh: Three Horror Films That Prove A Point

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 4:46 pm

Conjuring Scares: James Wan's latest genre entry serves up familiar horror tropes with enough style and facility to result in something shiver-inducingly fresh.
Warner Bros. Pictures

1:35pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Monkey See

A Comic-Con Diary, Day One: Faces In The Crowd And A Book In The Middle

Fans crowd the entrance to the San Diego Convention Center on the first day of Comic-Con International 2013 in San Diego.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Monkey See contributor/longtime nerd Glen Weldon is headed to San Diego Comic-Con. He's filing periodic updates from one of the largest media events in the world.

Special note: If you're at SDCC, there will be an unofficial Pop Culture Happy Hour meetup in the Marina Bar at the Marriott Marquis and Marina Friday at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. (Don't get excited, It'll just be Glen handing out PCHH pins.)

9:02 a.m. (all times PT): I am sitting in a boat between Goth Wonder Woman and an entertainment lawyer.

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1:20pm

Fri July 19, 2013
The Salt

France Aims To Net New Drinkers With Cola-Flavored Wine

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 9:56 am

Fancy some soda with your wine?
Courtesy Haussmann Famille

Brace yourselves, Francophiles.

First, we broke the news about fast food overtaking restaurants in France. Then we reported the shocker that more than a third of French restaurants serve frozen meals. If these revelations ruin your impression of France as a bastion of culinary tradition, you may not want to read further.

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12:39pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Monkey See

In Which We Consider 'Turbo,' But Do Not Quite Write A Review Of It

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 2:27 pm

Turbo, center, is the hero of an unlikely adventure involving six or seven talking mollusks, a similar number of humans willing to gamble large sums of money on them, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And they say Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.
DreamWorks Animation

When I was passing out assignments for this week's movie reviews, I noticed that none of my critics had raised a hand to bid for Turbo -- you know, the DreamWorks animated comedy about a sheltered suburban garden snail who dreams of racing in the Indy 500, and the scrappy squad of Van Nuys strip-mall snails who, with the help of an ethnically diverse array of down-on-their-luck shopkeepers, help him make that dream come true.

Wait, I think I've just figured out why I ended up with this assignment my own self.

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12:24pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Barbershop

Getting Real On Race After Zimmerman Verdict

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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12:24pm

Fri July 19, 2013
BackTalk

Listeners Hoping For Change To Come

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now it's time for "BackTalk." That's where we hear from you. Editor Ammad Omar is back with us. What do you have for us this week, Ammad?

AMMAD OMAR, BYLINE: Hi, Michel, we got a lot of e-mails this week about the George Zimmerman verdict. A ton of listener responses, as you can imagine, and a lot of people were really angry this week. Some people were mad at the jury, some people were mad at the media for the way we covered the case.

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10:58am

Fri July 19, 2013
Ask Me Another

Paul Feig: Le Geek, C'est Chic

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 12:12 pm

Paul Feig, dapper as ever.
David Dettmann

7:55am

Fri July 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: J.K. Rowling 'Very Angry' That Law Firm Leaked Her Name

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 2:26 pm

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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