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What to watch summer 2023: The best TV and movies

Clockwise from top left:<em> Elemental, Flamin' Hot, Barbie, Shortcomings, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Secret Invasion.</em>
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Clockwise from top left: "Elemental," "Flamin' Hot," "Barbie," "Shortcomings," "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," "Secret Invasion."

Studios raced to finish summer attractions ahead of the writers strike — and we're back with a great big guide of what to watch as the days get hotter and longer. You can search by genre and where to see it — whether on your couch or in the theater.

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