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Nnamdi Asomugha and Tessa Thompson star in Amazon's new romantic drama Sylvie's Love. Courtesy of Amazon Studios hide caption

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In the long-running "Up" series, Michael Apted began with a group of British children, and checked in with them every seven years as they aged. 63 Up came out in 2019, and he said he hoped to release 84 Up at age 99. He's pictured above at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2012. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF hide caption

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A 5-year-old Jeffrey Sherman is pictured with his father, songwriter Robert Sherman, in the early 1960s. Jeffrey Sherman hide caption

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His Vaccine Story Inspired His Father To Write A Disney Classic

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Dylen Gelula and Cooper Raiff, who wrote, directed and starred in the film S***house. IFC Films hide caption

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Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi, on the set of 1995's Showgirls. Murray Close/Sygma via Getty Images hide caption

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It's been a year like no other, but here at Pop Culture Happy Hour, we're sticking with tradition by revisiting our 2020 resolutions and making new ones for next year. Kristin Lee/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

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2020 was an unpredictable year, but Pop Culture Happy Hour is sticking with our annual tradition of looking into the future and predicting what the new year might bring. Nora Carol Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Miguel and Date are prominently displayed at the the U.S. premiere of Coco at El Capitan Theatre on November 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Barry King/Getty Images hide caption

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James Newton Howard, A Composer Who Can Do It All

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Maud (Glenda Jackson) is haunted by two mysteries in the television film Elizabeth is Missing, based on a novel by Emma Healey. Marsaili Mainz/Courtesy of STV Productions hide caption

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Dementia Complicates The Search For 2 Lost Women In 'Elizabeth Is Missing'

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Pixar's Soul is the story of a jazz musician who falls down a manhole and winds up learning a lot about the afterlife, the not-quite afterlife and what it means to be human. Pixar hide caption

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New Documentary Follows San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Performances In U.S. South

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Film Maker Discusses New Documentary On Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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In Soul, a middle-school band teacher makes one small misstep and ends up in The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Pixar hide caption

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In 'Soul,' Jon Batiste's Music Helps Bring Pixar's First Black Lead To Life

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The Best — And Worst — Of Christmas Culture

Sam shares holiday recommendations with Audie Cornish, co-host of All Things Considered and Consider This, and Bob Mondello, NPR's film critic. They discuss not only their holiday favorites, but also the holiday things they hate. And yes, they'll discuss Love Actually.

The Best — And Worst — Of Christmas Culture

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(Clockwise from upper left) Vitalina Varela plays the title character in Vitalina Varela, Jessica Cressy and Luca Marinelli in Martin Eden, Marty Walsh in City Hall and two men try to start a business in the Oregon Territory in First Cow. Courtesy of Grasshopper Film, Francesca Errichiello/Kino Lorber, Zipporah Films, Allyson Riggs/A24 hide caption

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A Terrific Year For Smaller Films: Critic Justin Chang Pairs 10 Favorites From 2020

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Gal Gadot returns as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984. Warner Bros. hide caption

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