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Black Panther, Roma, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Widows, A Star is Born and Eighth Grade all made NPR's favorite-movie list. (Top) Marvel Studios/Netflix/Universal Pictures; (bottom) 20th Century Fox/Warner Bros./A24 hide caption

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(Top) Marvel Studios/Netflix/Universal Pictures; (bottom) 20th Century Fox/Warner Bros./A24

Lately, Trevor Paglen has been designing satellites that serve a purely aesthetic function — that is, without military or communications purposes. This draft is the "Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite (Design 4; Build 4)." Courtesy of Altman Siegel Gallery and Metro Pictures. Trevor Paglen/Courtesy of Nevada Museum of Art hide caption

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Not My Job: We Quiz Candice Bergen Of 'Murphy Brown' On Murphy's Law

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The Ferryman follows the large family of a man who was "disappeared" in the Northern Ireland conflicts of the late 20th century. Paddy Considine (standing) plays Quinn, the head of the family and the brother of the dead man. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of The Ferryman hide caption

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Northern Ireland's Troubled Past Surfaces In Family Drama 'The Ferryman'

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In Anna and the Apocalypse, Ella Hunt plays the titular teenager Anna, who fends off a zombie invasion in song. Gerardo Jaconelli/Orion Pictures hide caption

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'Anna And The Apocalypse': The Scottish Zombie Christmas High School Musical

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The Moral Of The Story Is: Great Kids' Books Don't Always Need Morals

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Engraving from 1885 featuring Mary Queen of Scots who was the Queen of Scotland. She lived from 1542 until 1587. traveler1116/Getty Images hide caption

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Kevin Hart, seen attending the NFL Honors ceremony in February. Just a couple of days after he was announced as host of the next Oscars awards ceremony, the comedian said he would be stepping down amid a firestorm over his past tweets. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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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

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Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift

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Stephan James and KiKi Layne star as Fonny and Tish, the couple at the center of If Beale Street Could Talk. The movie is director Barry Jenkins' adaptation of a James Baldwin novel of the same name. Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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Director Barry Jenkins Talks On Behalf Of 'Beale Street'

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A promotional balloon — styled after the red, heart-shaped balloon in one of Banksy's famous artworks — floats at the grand opening of The Art Of Banksy show in Miami. WorldRedEye.com hide caption

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This Art Show Doesn't Have Banksy's Blessings — His Fans Don't Seem To Mind

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Samin Nosrat travels to different countries to learn how salt, acid, fat and heat affect food on her four-part Netflix series. Netflix hide caption

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On Netflix, Chef Samin Nosrat Goes Global To Demystify 'Salt Fat Acid Heat'

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