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Anime & Animation
Blue's Clues: Blue Talks
rating:3.1

Blue's Clues: Blue Talks

2004Runtime:0 minutes
The popular "Blue's Clues" series introduces the whimsical joys of puppetry to its young audience and reveals a secret: Blue speaks. But how did that all begin? According to Luna, the Moon Fairy, there's a legend that can explain it all. The night before the first blue moon shone over the land, a blue puppy was born with a gold key that unlocked its gift of language. Includes two episodes: "The Legend of the Blue Puppy" and "Love Day."

Directed by:

  • Koyalee Chanda
  • Elizabeth Holder
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Maria Holic: The Complete Series
    rating:4.3

    Maria Holic: The Complete Series

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Teenage boarding school student Kanako prefers girls to boys, especially since the mere thought of the opposite sex can give her a skin rash. So what's she to do when Mariya, the girl of her dreams, turns out to be a meanspirited cross-dressing boy? The quest for true love takes surprising twists and turns as Kanako peruses her school's selection of cute girls in this anime series based on the popular manga.

    Directed by:

  • Marina Inoue
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
    rating:3.7

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    At the dawn of the new millennium, mankind has awakened a threat unlike any faced before: the Angels. They can only be stopped by the Evangelions -- bioengineered vessels born from the Angels' own technology. But this forbidden knowledge is also the key to a startling new genesis for the human race. Placed in the hands of three young pilots, the final fate of humanity resting upon their shoulders, the Evangelions are the world's last hope.

    Directed by:

  • Hideaki Anno
  • Amanda Winn Lee
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers
    rating:3.7

    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After eating a bowl of alphabet soup, Martha the dog finds that she can talk to her 10-year-old owner in this animated series that helps kids learn vocabulary. In these episodes, Martha awakens one morning unable to stop singing.

    Directed by:

  • Colleen Holub
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Television
    What a Girl Wants
    rating:3.4

    What a Girl Wants

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    An American girl, Daphne (Amanda Bynes), heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother (Kelly Preston), she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician (Colin Firth). The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber (Anna Chancellor) with a daughter (Christina Cole) who makes Daphne's life miserable.

    Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Paris: Luminous Years
    rating:3.7

    Paris: Luminous Years

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In the early 20th century, Paris was the glittering crossroad of the avant-garde art world, where Pablo Picasso mingled with Gertrude Stein and Jean Cocteau, and this vivid documentary charts its conversion from creative hotbed to cultural zeitgeist. Radicals in dance, film, music and literature flocked from all over, and key figures such as Ernest Hemingway, Marc Chagall and Marcel Duchamp recount their roles in the historic birth of modernity.

    Directed by:

  • Perry Miller Adato
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West: Special Edition
    rating:3.2

    Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West: Special Edition

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Sent by President Jefferson to find the fabled Northwest Passage, Lewis and Clark led the most courageous and important expedition in American history. Journey with them across a breath-taking landscape for an experience that explores the history -- and the promise -- of America.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Goodman
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Pingu: On Thin Ice
    rating:3.5

    Pingu: On Thin Ice

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Getting himself in trouble is nothing new for mischievous penguin Pingu as he returns for another series of hilarious adventures in this cartoon collection. Life at the South Pole has never been so fun! Episodes in this snowy set include "Pranks," "Pingu and the Snowball," "Pingu and Pinga Go Camping," "Stinky Pingu," "Pingu's Bouncy Fun," "Pingu's Balancing Act" and "Pinga Has Hiccups."

    Directed by:

  • Otmar Gutmann
  • Marianne Noser
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Music & Musicals
    Punk's Not Dead
    rating:3.5

    Punk's Not Dead

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary explores the evolution of punk music, tracing the scene from era to era with the bands that have come to define the genre. Sanctioned by the artists, this film features contributions from bands like the Ramones, Black Flag and NOFX.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Dyner
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Peter Gabriel: Growing up on Tour: A Family Portrait
    rating:3.2

    Peter Gabriel: Growing up on Tour: A Family Portrait

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Witness the life that rock star Peter Gabriel leads -- alongside other musicians, as well as his wife and kids -- while on the road. This rockumentary unfolds through the eyes of Gabriel's daughter, Anna, who accompanies him on the unforgettable "Growing Up" tour. Songs include "Solsbury Hill," "Mercy Street," "Mr. Fuzz," "In Your Eyes," "Growing Up," "Baby Man," "Sledgehammer," "No Way Out," "Come Talk to Me," "Public Talking" and "Father Son."

    Directed by:

  • Anna Gabriel
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Bride and Prejudice
    rating:3.3

    Bride and Prejudice

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson and Anupam Kher star in this joyous musical about the Bakhsi family, who's celebrating the arrival of a British-born man, Mr. Balraj, who may be perfect husband material for one the Bakhsis' four unmarried daughters. Maya, Lucky, Jaya and, most especially, their eldest, Lalita (Rai) are his for the taking. But Lalita refuses to marry someone handpicked for her, choosing to believe in true love instead.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Grace of My Heart
    rating:3.3

    Grace of My Heart

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    The daughter of a Philadelphia steel tycoon, Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas) wants nothing more than to be a singer. She's thrilled when she wins a contract at a talent show and moves to New York City to record an album. But Edna soon finds her career -- and her relationships -- hitting one dead end after another. Matt Dillon and Eric Stoltz co-star in this poignant and intimate portrayal of the 1960s music scene.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Drama
    The Game: Season 1
    rating:3.1

    The Game: Season 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    To her parents' dismay, first-year medical student Melanie Barnett (Tia Mowry) forgoes a chance to attend prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical School to follow her pro football beau, Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall), to San Diego in this "Girlfriends" spinoff. But with a constant stream of groupies trying to invade her turf and "sack" her man, Melanie soon finds that being a gridiron star's honey isn't such a snap. Brittany Daniel and Coby Bell also star.

    Directed by:

  • Arlene Sanford
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Late Shift
    rating:3.3

    The Late Shift

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Kathy Bates won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Jay Leno's hard-nosed manager, Helen Kushnick, in this dramatization of the war between David Letterman (John Michael Higgins) and Leno (Daniel Roebuck) to replace "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson (Rich Little). Hollywood's power players -- including superagent Michael Ovitz (Treat Williams) -- sharpen their spears as negotiations reach the boiling point amid the media frenzy.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    City of Men
    rating:3.9

    City of Men

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Fernando Meirelles' s acclaimed drama City of God, this Brazilian TV series navigates the slums of Rio de Janeiro, following the exploits of two teens coming of age in one of the city's infamous shantytowns. Blending scenes of uncompromising realism with humor, these episodes introduce 13-year-old best friends Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) and Acerola (Douglas Silva), whose pluck and spirit prevail in the face of soul-crushing poverty.

    Directed by:

  • Fernando Meirelles
  • Katia Lund
  • Cesar Charlone
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Proud
    rating:3.3

    Proud

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on director Mary Pat Kelly's book &NFi;Proudly We Served&NFi_;, this rousing drama recounts the true story of the &NFi;U.S.S. Mason&NFi_;, the only World War II battleship with a largely black crew. Fighting racism, German submarines and a horrendous North Atlantic storm, the young sailors prove their mettle. The superb cast includes Ossie Davis (in his last film), Albert Jones, Darnell Williams, Stephen Rea, Aidan Quinn and Denise Nicholas.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Pat Kelly
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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