How we spent our winter vacation: All the A.V. Club stories you may have missed over the holidays

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Clockwise from top left: Andrea Riseborough (Graphic: Jimmy Hasse); Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 (Photo: Warner Bros.); Nicolas Cage in Jiu Jitsu (Photo: Green Olive Films); Superman & Lois (Nino Muñoz/The CW); Kiernan Shipka in Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (Diyah Pera/Netflix); Taylor Dooley in We Can Be Heroes (Photo: Netflix); Larry King (Dia Dipasupil)
Clockwise from top left: Andrea Riseborough (Graphic: Jimmy Hasse); Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 (Photo: Warner Bros.); Nicolas Cage in Jiu Jitsu (Photo: Green Olive Films); Superman & Lois (Nino Muñoz/The CW); Kiernan Shipka in Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (Diyah Pera/Netflix); Taylor Dooley in We Can Be Heroes (Photo: Netflix); Larry King (Dia Dipasupil)

Even with the pandemic keeping us from our usual Planes, Trains, and Automobiles antics over the holidays this year, we hope you got to actually disconnect and spend some time away from your screens. That said, we welcome you back now with open arms (virtually of course, stay six feet away otherwise, please).

To get you up to speed on everything that happened while you were busy wrapping and unwrapping gifts, here’s everything The A.V. Club has been up to during the past few weeks with all our features, reviews, and highlights of our news coverage.

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Features

How’re ya now? Good, now that Letterkenny is back

The best action movies on Amazon Prime

George Clooney says he's an optimist, even in the face of world-ending disaster

The Stand showrunner Benjamin Cavell on centering the real protagonist of Stephen King’s story

Pixar's Soul tackles some big ideas, but its filmmakers know how perceptive young audiences can be

This week in Savage Love: Livestream 2

The best '80s movies on Netflix

Let’s kill Santa!

Fuck 2020: The entertainers and creators we lost this year

Finally: Nicolas Cage picks up a sword, goes Full Cage on some martial-arts aliens

Andrea Riseborough on studio sexism in Oblivion and being at home in Birdman

Promising Young Woman makes smart, devious use of Bo Burnham

Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen on the possible season 2 of his Netflix drama

Nicolas Cage swears, Ted Danson runs for office, and the small-screen MCU is reborn this January on TV

This week in Savage Love: Lesbian drama

For this lonely New Year’s, a party playlist with the sounds of revelry baked right in

Reviews and recaps

There’s not enough action (or Wonder Woman!) in Wonder Woman 1984

Vanessa Kirby simmers with grief in the loud but hollow Pieces Of A Woman

The moving Irish family drama Herself puts hardship and hope on equal footing

Shondaland’s Bridgerton rips the bodice right off

After all that drama, this season of The Bachelorette ended with a big ol' shrug

Robert Rodriguez goes back to the kids’ table with the sweet but chintzy We Can Be Heroes

Death To 2020 offers an unnecessary summary of a miserable year

Cobra Kai karate chops its way back to broad, dumb fun with an improved season 3

In its return, Vikings pulls its characters from the brink, only to send one over again

Yearly Departed is a moderately fun way to say good riddance to 2020

A disappointing Doctor Who special highlights the weaknesses of the show’s current era

RuPaul’s Drag Race kicks off season 13 with goops and gags, courtesy of “The Pork Chop”

Plus new episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, The Stand, Next, His Dark Materials, Vikings and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina.

News

Read this: The journalist who covered Martin Shkreli's arrest ended up falling in love with him

The next season of Curb Your Enthusiasm will be set post-COVID

John Mulaney enters rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse: Reports

Somehow, Congress' lackuster COVID-19 stimulus bill would make illegal streaming a felony

Hey big-budget directors, now's not the time to grumble about no one seeing your movie in a theater

Thread decoding Simpsons jokes is blowing even the writers’ minds

Read this: Add the Sorting Hat to the list of things J.K. Rowling is wrong about

Somebody wrote lyrics for the Mandalorian theme song

Producer working with Game Of Thrones team on Three-Body Problem poisoned in alleged murder plot

Trump thinks "elitist snobs" kept Melania off fashion magazine covers the past four years

Warner Bros. bets on us all wanting Wonder Woman 3

Steven Soderbergh is working on a "philosophical" sequel to Contagion

Clark Kent is going through some stuff in this new trailer for The CW's Superman & Lois

Ray "Cyborg" Fisher now refusing to be in any movies made by current DC Films president

Alex Trebek's final Jeopardy! episodes will air next week

Dr. Drew diagnosed with COVID-19

Larry King hospitalized with COVID-19