Stephen Thompson Stephen Thompson is an editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he writes the advice column The Good Listener and fusses over comma placement. He is also a frequent panelist on All Songs Considered, and appears every week on Pop Culture Happy Hour.
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We will never get tired of Bruce Willis' performance as John McClaine in Die Hard. Getty hide caption

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Die Hard: Welcome To The Podcast, Pal

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Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot, directs every episode of the new Amazon thriller Homecoming. Amazon hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: We Talk About Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming'

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Remembering Stan Lee

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Left to right: The Grinch, Sufjan Stevens. Illumination Pictures (The Grinch); Denny Renshaw (Sufjan Stevens) hide caption

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Hasan Minhaj brings the energy from his stand-up shows to the new Netflix series Patriot Act. Cara Howe/Netflix hide caption

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Late Night Beyond the Jimmys: 'Patriot Act' and 'Busy Tonight'

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'Nobody's Fool': Tiffany Haddish, Tyler Perry, And Learning To Love A Man With Abs

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Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) battle against the demands of 1960's domestic society in Wildlife. Scott Garfield/IFC Films hide caption

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A Couple Fights Fire With Fire In 'Wildlife'

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Nao's sophomore full-length Saturn is on our shortlist for the best albums out on Oct. 26. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 26: The 8 Albums You Should Hear Now

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Two of the most talented actors around — Timothée Chalemet and Steve Carell — lend Beautiful Boy its emotional backbone. Francois Duhamel/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Carell And Chalamet Shine In 'Beautiful Boy'

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Chris Cornell's cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U," recorded live at SiriusXM in 2015, appears on an upcoming, career-spanning compilation of the late singer's work. Jason Merritt/TERM/Getty Images hide caption

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Nick Castle returns to play the role of Michael Myers in the latest Halloween reboot. Ryan Green/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Does The New 'Halloween' Impale In Comparison?

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