Linda Holmes http://kttz.org en What Do 'The Simpsons' Look Like In Lego? http://kttz.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 12:47:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 43087 at http://kttz.org What Do 'The Simpsons' Look Like In Lego? Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New 'Mad Men' http://kttz.org/post/shirley-dawn-new-mad-men [<em>This post discusses the plot of Sunday night's episode.</em>]<p>Once <em>Mad Men </em>moved into the early-middle part of the 1960s, people began to ask an increasingly urgent question: Where was the civil rights movement? Where were the black people? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 42958 at http://kttz.org Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New 'Mad Men' From 'Field Of Dreams' To 'Draft Day': Who Cares About The Front Office? http://kttz.org/post/field-dreams-draft-day-who-cares-about-front-office Sports movies were powerful once. In the '80s and '90s, there were hits about football, baseball, basketball, hockey, boxing, karate – and they were movies about teams and players and coaches, not scouts and executives.<p>Things seem to have taken a turn. <em>Moneyball</em>, which received a Best Picture nomination, is about the people who have jobs in sports more than the people who play sports. <em>Draft Day</em>, which will not receive a Best Picture nomination, is too. So is the upcoming <em>Million Dollar Arm</em>. So was <em>Trouble With The Curve</em>. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:11:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 42922 at http://kttz.org From 'Field Of Dreams' To 'Draft Day': Who Cares About The Front Office? 'Say Anything,' Still Full Of Guileless Affection http://kttz.org/post/say-anything-still-full-guileless-affection Transcript <p>WADE GOODWYN, HOST: <p>You're listening to WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. Twenty-five years ago, Lloyd Dobler raised a boombox over his head and changed the world of movie boyfriends forever.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "IN YOUR EYES")<p>PETER GABRIEL: (Singing) All my instincts, they return.<p>GOODWYN: Linda Holmes of our pop culture blog "Monkey See" was a teenager when she first saw the film "Say Anything..." She says all these years later, she has a new appreciation of it.<p>LINDA HOLMES, BYLINE: Lloyd Dobler is played by John Cusack. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 42870 at http://kttz.org So, 'Scandal' Writers, How Did You Write That Awful Wrist Thing? http://kttz.org/post/so-scandal-writers-how-did-you-write-awful-wrist-thing Sundance has been making strides in scripted television with series like <em>Rectify</em> and <em>Top Of The Lake</em>, but Friday night also brings back a charming little interview show they have — sort of a perfect Friday night show, actually.<p><em>The Writers' Room</em>, hosted by Jim Rash (a screenwriter who's also on NBC's <em>Community</em>) features friendly, sometimes giggly chats with groups of writers and sometimes stars from different TV shows. The second season premiere concerns <em>Scandal</em>, which just wrapped up its third season on ABC. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 42821 at http://kttz.org So, 'Scandal' Writers, How Did You Write That Awful Wrist Thing?