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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!

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A man displays a rare cut from the film The Shining. The movie was recently added to the National Film Registry, as announced Wednesday. Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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

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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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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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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

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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?

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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

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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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We Talk About Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming'

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Back on my beast: Eddie Redmayne returns to his old, squirrelly tricks as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour remembers writer and comic book icon Stan Lee. Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDB hide caption

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Remembering Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics, attends the premiere of Doctor Strange in 2016. Lee died Monday at the age of 95. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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A True Believer Remembers Stan Lee

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Comic book legend Stan Lee poses at the opening reception for "Stan Lee: A Retrospective" presented by the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art on Feb. 23, 2007 in New York City. Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images hide caption

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A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

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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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Tiffany Haddish is the standout of Tyler Perry's Nobody's Fool. Chip Bergmann/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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

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