Pop Culture Happy Hour Talks Movies and "Sex Criminals" by Bullseye with Jesse Thorn published on 2013/10/15 05:38:00 +0000 From Bullseye with Jesse Thorn from NPR: Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour stop by to recommend a couple of their current favorite things. Linda recommends 12 Years a Slave, a film about the true story of a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Steve McQueen, tells the story of a man thrust into a life of injustice he doesn’t deserve. And as Linda explains, it's more than just an "important" movie. The movie is in theaters on October 18. Glen recommends the new comic Sex Criminals, written by Matt Fraction with art by Chip Zdasky. It may have a racy title but, at its heart, it’s the classic coming of age story about a girl who discovers that by doing the deed, she can stop time. You can hear Glen and Linda weekly on the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, and find Linda's writing on NPR's Monkey See blog. For more interviews about the best in pop culture, comedy, and recommendations every week, visit us in iTunes, our RSS feed or www.maximumfun.org.