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Documentary
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
rating:3.7

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

2004Runtime:0 minutes
While actors and directors certainly are instrumental in making a movie memorable and weaving story lines together, it's the film editor who strings the scenes into a seamless, artistic whole. This fascinating movie, narrated by Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, unmasks the mystery of film editing with the help of such fine examples of the art form as Birth of a Nation, The Battleship Potemkin and Bullitt.

Directed by:

  • Wendy Apple
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    National Geographic: Inside American Power: The Pentagon
    rating:3.5

    National Geographic: Inside American Power: The Pentagon

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    The Pentagon is the military nerve center of the United States, reaching out to far-flung battlefields with information, technology and a culture that permeates more of America and the world than many realize. This film depicts the Pentagon's 58-year history, taking viewers into the restricted inner workings of the Pentagon, and includes coverage of the response following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy LeBrun
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Lost Boys of Sudan
    rating:3.7

    Lost Boys of Sudan

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    As orphans living in the midst of civil war, Peter and Santino dealt with dangers like lion attacks and gunfire from militia. But even more daunting are the challenges they face in suburbia after they're chosen to start a new life in America. Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk direct this award-winning documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees throughout their intense journey from their native Africa to the United States.

    Directed by:

  • Megan Mylan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    This Is What Democracy Looks Like
    rating:3.6

    This Is What Democracy Looks Like

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Narrated by Susan Sarandon and Michael Franti, this powerful documentary recounts the story of more than 100 activists who gathered to promote economic justice and turned cameras on police during the 1999 World Trade Organization summit in Seattle. During a days-long massive demonstration, violent clashes with the cops were broadcast by news outlets around the world as the protestors shut down the WTO.

    Directed by:

  • Rick Rowley
  • Jill Friedberg
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Drama
    The Locket
    rating:3.6

    The Locket

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, two love stories are connected by the mystery of one simple locket. Vanessa Redgrave stars as Esther, a woman who befriends Michael (Chad Willett), a young man who's had a tough life caring for his mother. But with his mother gone and his impending marriage in jeopardy, Michael leans on Esther, who offers friendship and patient guidance that could end up saving his way of life.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Hounddog
    rating:3.4

    Hounddog

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Doe-eyed Dakota Fanning steps away from family fare with this controversial but powerful drama set in rural Alabama, playing a precocious but abused 12-year-old who finds comfort in the music of rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley. While she suppresses her painful memories, will her seemingly indestructible spirit shatter when she suffers a shocking tragedy? David Morse, Piper Laurie and Robin Wright Penn co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Kampmeier
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Hop
    rating:3.4

    Hop

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    All young Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy watching a soccer game together. When this simple act sparks a chain of events leading to Justin running from the law, the boy must now embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite with his father. In order to fight the system, however, he must enlist the help of a former anarchist, and together they'll need to apply the secret of the Hop.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Standaert
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Maya Deren: Experimental Films
    rating:3.6

    Maya Deren: Experimental Films

    1943Runtime:0 minutes
    A collection of groundbreaking shorts from experimental filmmaker Maya Deren. "A Study in Choreography for the Camera" features a dancer leaping through the vastness of space. "At Land" and "Ritual in Transfigured Time" use choreography to explore our everyday rituals when we meet other human beings. But Deren's masterwork is "Meshes of the Afternoon," a complex, psychological study of a woman -- played by the director herself.

    Directed by:

  • Maya Deren
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    The Hero of Color City
    rating:3.2

    The Hero of Color City

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    When they aren't working for the kids at preschool, a lively group of crayons enjoys relaxing in their magical home of Color City. But when a wicked villain threatens to destroy their special world, the crayons must band together and take a stand. Directed by Becky Bristow, this colorful computer-animated adventure features the vocal talents of Craig Ferguson, Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez and Arsenio Hall.

    Directed by:

  • Becky Bristow
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Big Green
    rating:3.4

    The Big Green

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna (Olivia d'Abo) attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant (Steve Guttenberg) whip them into shape. As they work overtime, the pair help kids build their self-esteem and also get involved in solving family squabbles. Holly Goldberg Sloan directs this underdog sports story.

    Directed by:

  • Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Secret Garden
    rating:3.9

    The Secret Garden

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This evocative adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved children's novel recounts the tale of Mary (Kate Maberly), a strong-willed English girl who's orphaned during an earthquake in India and must move into her unfeeling uncle's oppressive mansion. But the somber girl's mood lightens when she finds the key to a neglected garden that brings the entire house to life in this moving film from Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Secret of Kells
    rating:3.8

    The Secret of Kells

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Vikings attack an Irish abbey, the monks must stop work on the legendary Book of Kells and protect their home. So Brendan, the 12-year-old nephew of Abbott Cellach, is tasked with completing the magnificent work.

    Directed by:

  • Tomm Moore
  • Nora Twomey
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Television
    Midsomer Murders: The Straw Woman
    rating:3.8

    Midsomer Murders: The Straw Woman

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Victims are being torched throughout Midsomer County in yet another confounding case for Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and his partner, Dan Scott (John Hopkins). Witchcraft, orgies and ancient lore are just some of the surprising details they uncover during their investigation. But rather than applying himself to the case with his customary zeal, Scott is preoccupied by his developing feelings for a local teacher.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Lightning!: Nova
    rating:3.5

    Lightning!: Nova

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    "Nova" takes you on a high-voltage trip into the most electrically charged weather in the world, culminating in a dazzling lightning show set to music. Join scientists as they tempt nature by creating the world's tallest lightning rod, which triggers awe-inspiring thunderbolts a few hundred feet from observers and creates a chunk of "petrified" lightning. Then, visit with some of lightning's tragic victims who thought they were out of harm's way.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Garmon
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 3
    rating:3.6

    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 3

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Superman teams with some of DC Comics' best-known teen superheroes -- including Brainiac 5, Lighting Lad and Phantom Girl -- to fight crime in the 31st century in this third volume of Season 1 episodes from the Saturday morning cartoon hit. Since the Man of Steel can stay in the future only for so long, the teens will have to hold tryouts to find his replacement. Could an iron-clad mutant named Ferro Lad be the hero they've been looking for?

    Directed by:

  • Ben Jones
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • Tim Maltby
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Thirtysomething: Season 1
    rating:3.6

    Thirtysomething: Season 1

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of several Emmy and Golden Globe awards, this dramatic ensemble series from producers Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz ("My So-Called Life") centers on a group of suburbanites grappling with the challenges of marriage, career and parenthood. Ken Olin, Mel Harris, Patricia Wettig ("Brothers and Sisters") and Timothy Busfield ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") lead the impressive cast of the groundbreaking show.

    Directed by:

  • Marshall Herskovitz
  • Edward Zwick
  • John Pasquin
  • Tom Moore
  • Claudia Weill
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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