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'Original Cast Album: Company' provides a glimpse of Sondheim's perfectionism

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A view of a Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man figurine at the GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE World Premiere on November 15, 2021. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Sony Pictures hide caption

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Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': is 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' stuck in nostalgia?

In this special episode from our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour, guest host Ayesha Rascoe joins co-hosts Glen Weldon and Stephen Thompson as well as NPR contributor Cyrena Touros to talk about the new movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife. They discuss why it's hard to recapture the original Ghostbusters magic and if the latest installment of the franchise added more to its world — or not.

Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': is 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' stuck in nostalgia?

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Stephanie Beatriz voices Mirabel in the new Disney film Encanto. Disney hide caption

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Review: Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Licorice Pizza' may be the year's best film

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A peek at some of the 30 films that are opening this holiday season

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Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim are unlikely friends in Licorice Pizza. MGM hide caption

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Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Licorice Pizza' is an endearing slice of '70s Hollywood

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'The Humans,' 'House of Gucci' abound with family squabbling in time for the holidays

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Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Lady Gaga in Ridley Scott's House of Gucci. Fabio Lovino/MGM hide caption

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Aunjanue Ellis, Mikayla Bartholomew, Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton and Danielle Lawson in King Richard. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Benedict Cumberbatch is the picture of rugged American masculinity in The Power of the Dog. Kirsty Griffin/Netflix hide caption

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Rugged masculinity takes a dark turn in 'The Power of the Dog'

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Jane Campion's Western 'Power of the Dog' may score her another Oscar nomination

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'Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time' remains faithful to the author's spirit

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The family (Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Jude Hill and Lewis McAskie) goes to the movies in Belfast. Rob Youngson/Focus Features hide caption

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Kenneth Branagh's autobiographical 'Belfast' never quite finds its point of view

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