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Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor star as Linda and Paxton in Locked Down. Susie Allnutt/HBO Max hide caption

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William Zabka and Ralph Macchio star as Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso in Cobra Kai's second season. Guy D'Alema/Netflix hide caption

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Book Concierge: Great Books About America

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James Herriott (played by Nicholas Ralph) gets up in a lot of animals' business in the new All Creatures Great And Small. Matt Squire/Playground Television/PBS hide caption

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Book Concierge: Love Story Recommendations

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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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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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