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The Heat, a female buddy-cop movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, made $40 million in its opening weekend, but is one of the few movies in recent history with female leads. Gemma La Mana/Twentieth Century Fox via AP hide caption

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Singin in the Rain London Symphony Orchestra - Lawrence Foster 0:08

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    London Symphony Orchestra - Lawrence Foster
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    Singin in the Rain
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Too Close Alex Clare 0:20

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    Too Close
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Little Red Corvette Prince 0:30

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    Little Red Corvette
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    1999
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Deadweight Beck 0:28

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    Beck
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    Deck Safari, Pt. 1
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An ancient tablet contains records written in Linear B — a script that was discovered in the 19th century and remained undeciphered for decades. Sharon Mollerus/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye 0:28

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Midnight City M83 0:55