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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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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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Trauma manifests itself as horror in Netflix's series The Haunting of Hill House. Steve Dietl /Netflix hide caption

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How Haunting is 'Hill House'?

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Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) battle against the demands of 1960's domestic society in Wildlife. Scott Garfield/IFC Films hide caption

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A Couple Fights Fire With Fire In 'Wildlife'

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Two of the most talented actors around — Timothée Chalemet and Steve Carell — lend Beautiful Boy its emotional backbone. Francois Duhamel/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Carell And Chalamet Shine In 'Beautiful Boy'

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Nick Castle returns to play the role of Michael Myers in the latest Halloween reboot. Ryan Green/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Does The New 'Halloween' Impale In Comparison?

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Netflix's animated series Big Mouth returns for a second season. Netflix hide caption

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We Go To First Base With 'Big Mouth'

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