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In Mary Poppins Returns, Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) attempt to help reignite the creative spark of the original Mary Poppins. Jay Maidment/Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Mary Poppins Returns: Is It A Jolly Holiday?

In 1964, the original Mary Poppins made Julie Andrews a movie star and introduced a generation to Dick Van Dyke's regrettable Cockney accent. Now, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda head up Mary Poppins Returns.

Mary Poppins Returns: Is It A Jolly Holiday?

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Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman star in The Favourite, a film that puts a big 'ol spin on the often rigid period piece. Yorgos Lanthimos/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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The Favourite: Ou My Yes!

The Favourite, set in the early 1700s, tells the story of Britain's Queen Anne and two women who are jostling for her favor. Rachel Weisz plays the Queen's close adviser Sarah, and Emma Stone plays an ambitious servant named Abigail who has her eye on a bigger prize.

The Favourite: Ou My Yes!

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Guy Branum poses in the green room during the TCA Turner Winter Press Tour on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. John Sciulli/Getty Images hide caption

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Guy Branum and Sam Sanders Talk Changing The Culture Of Comedy

Comedian Guy Branum joins NPR's Sam Sanders to talk about his new book My Life As A Goddess and the many challenges presented by a mostly white, hetero-normative comedy scene.

Guy Branum and Sam Sanders Talk Changing The Culture Of Comedy

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Switched for Christmas, starring Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Deklin, is just one of many, many Hallmark Holiday movies with casts that look just like this. Jeremy Lee /Hallmark Channel hide caption

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'Tis The Season: We Talk Hallmark Holiday Movies

What's warm and fuzzy, emotionally manipulative, and desperate for attention almost every hour of every day? Linda's dog, sure. But also the Hallmark Channel's endless supply of holiday movies and the competitors nipping at their heels.

'Tis The Season: We Talk Hallmark Holiday Movies

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Carly Rae Jepsen demonstrates her Christmas prowess at Rockefeller Center in 2015. Peter Kramer/NBC/Getty Images hide caption

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We Celebrate Our Favorite Christmas Songs

You can't have an abundance of Christmas songs without also having an abundance of opinions about Christmas songs — songs we love, songs we hate, songs we love when they're sung by one person, but hate when they're sung by another. This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, we've convened a special panel to tackle our favorite songs for the season.

We Celebrate Our Favorite Christmas Songs

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Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (voiced by Sarah Silverman) take their friendship to the great expanse of the internet in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Disney hide caption

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'Ralph Breaks the Internet': Real Great Or Clickbait?

Wreck It Ralph was a hit when it came out in 2012. Ralph Breaks the Internet picks up where that film left off, and is even more ambitious than its predecessor. This time, Ralph travels to the Internet — which gives the movie a lot of material to work with.

'Ralph Breaks the Internet': Real Great Or Clickbait?

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Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone are back in the ring for Creed II. Barry Wetcher/MGM hide caption

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Does 'Creed II' Go The Distance?

It's been three years since the Rocky movies were reborn with Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan as Apollo Creed's son, Adonis. Now, in Creed 2, Adonis is up against the son of Ivan Drago, the man who killed his father in the ring in 1985.

Does 'Creed II' Go The Distance?

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Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo star in Widows, Steve McQueen's surprising new genre film. Merrick Morton/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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'Widows' Is Not Your Everyday Heist Flick

Widows is not your average heist movie — director Steve McQueen and co-screenwriter Gillian Fylnn have created something far more interesting. The film also has a star-studded cast that includes Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, Michelle Rodriguez, Brian Tyree Henry, and Liam Neeson.

'Widows' Is Not Your Everyday Heist Flick

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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

Die Hard turned 30 this year. So as the season of Season's Greetings approaches, it's time for the Pop Culture Happy Hour conversation we've always been dying to have.

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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We Talk About Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming'

In the Amazon thriller Homecoming, Julia Roberts plays a caseworker at a facility that helps soldiers re-adjust to civilian life. Or at least that's what she thinks it does. But calls from a mysterious boss and sessions with a young soldier make her question everything.

We Talk About Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming'

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