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Bros is the first gay romantic comedy with a mostly LGBTQ cast to be given a wide release by a major studio. It played well in big cities, but had disappointing overall numbers in its first weekend. Above, Luke Macfarlane (left) and Billy Eichner. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Sacheen Littlefeather on stage at AMPAS Presents An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sept. 17, 2022 in Los Angeles. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Composers (clockwise from upper left): Antonio Sanchez, Germaine Franco, Camilo Lara, Lalo Schifrin, Maria Grever, Gustavo Santaolalla and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Without these Latino composers, Hollywood wouldn't sound the same

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Raffiella Chapman stars as Vesper, a 13-year-old bio-hacker. Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

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In a bio-engineered dystopia, 'Vesper' finds seeds of hope

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Luke Macfarlane and Billy Eichner star in Bros. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Adrien Brody as The Playwright & Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. 2022 © Netflix hide caption

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'Blonde' director says the unhappiness of Marilyn Monroe should come as no surprise

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Leslie Grace (left), Antonio Banderas, Lynda Carter, Xochitl Gomez, Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), El Santo and Xolo Maridueña have played or are in production to play superheroes. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Latino superheroes are saving the day in Hollywood

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Florence Pugh stars in Don't Worry Darling. Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Group photo of Bakers in the Tent (L to R) (back) Sandro, William, Abdul, Carol, Maisam, Syabira, Maxy (front) James Rebs Janusz, Dawn, Kevin on The Great British Baking Show on Netflix. Mark Bourdillon/Netflix hide caption

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Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix film Blonde. Netflix hide caption

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'Blonde,' the new Marilyn Monroe biopic, is an exercise in exploitation, not empathy

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Florence Pugh and Harry Styles star in Don't Worry Darling Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Idris Elba poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK special screening of the film 'Beast' in London, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. Scott Garfitt/Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP hide caption

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Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan in See How They Run. Parisa Taghizadeh/Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes star in the Netflix film Do Revenge. Kim Simms/Netflix hide caption

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Musician Nick Cave (from left), artist Thomas Houseago and with actor Brad Pitt pose prior to the opening of their joint exhibition, in Tampere, Finland, on Saturday. Jussi Koivunen/Sara Hilden Art Museum, Lehtikuva via AP hide caption

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(Clockwise from top left) Seth Gilliam in The Walking Dead, Letitia Wright in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Brice Gonzalez and George Lopez in Lopez vs. Lopez, Susan Sarandon in Monarch, Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in Don't Worry Darling and Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam Jace Downs/AMC, Marvel Studios, Casey Durkin/NBC, Pete Dadds/Fox, Warner Bros. hide caption

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Carlos Villarías and Lupita Tovar starred in the 1931 Spanish language version of Dracula. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Spanish 'Dracula' finds new blood, more than 90 years after its release

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