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Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Big
rating:3.8

Big

1988Runtime:0 minutes
Penny Marshall directs this whimsical comedy in which 12-year-old Josh yearns to be a grown-up, and when he makes that wish at a Coney Island fortunetelling machine, he awakens the next morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). Josh lands a job at a Manhattan toy company, where his child's-eye view helps him climb the ranks -- but he finds himself pining for all he left behind, despite the attention of a beautiful co-worker (Elizabeth Perkins).

Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Tank Girl
    rating:3.2

    Tank Girl

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In the year 2033, a comet has turned Earth into a rainless wasteland, and a mega-corporation controls all of the remaining water. In an attempt to end the evil reign of the company's CEO (Malcolm McDowell), Rebecca (Lori Petty) and her shy friend (Naomi Watts) hijack a stolen tank and jet -- at once becoming Tank Girl and Jet Girl. But if they want to save the world, the super-heroines will need help from a mutant race of kangaroo-humans.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Halloweentown / Halloweentown 2: Double Feature
    rating:3.3

    Halloweentown / Halloweentown 2: Double Feature

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    There's more adventure than you can shake a broomstick at in this Disney Channel double feature. Young Marnie's (Kimberly J. Brown) learning to deal with the magical powers she's inherited from her grandmother, Aggie (Debbie Reynolds), who happens to be a witch. In Halloweentown, Marnie discovers a secret portal and to an enchanted place where ghosts live apart from the human world. In Halloweentown II, Marnie has to stop the evil warlock Kalabar.

    Directed by:

  • Duwayne Dunham
  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Television
    Doctor Who: Castrovalva
    rating:3.6

    Doctor Who: Castrovalva

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    The Fifth Doctor makes his debut in this installment of the cult sci-fi series, which follows the team into the mysterious land of Castrovalva. In desperate need of regeneration, the doctor leads his companions to Castrovalva for much-needed rest.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Recess: All Growed Down
    rating:3.5

    Recess: All Growed Down

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    See your favorite Recess kids as kindergartners. Discover how the gang met with a look back at when they first came to the Third Street School. The fun begins when the big kids get "captured" by a gang of wild new kindergartners led by "Chief Stinky." Stinky is the self-proclaimed Kindergarten King, and it takes T.J. and the rest of the kids to convince the kindergartners that good friends come in all sizes.

    Directed by:

  • Howy Parkins
  • Brenda Piluso
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    American Experience: The Mormons
    rating:3.5

    American Experience: The Mormons

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentarian Helen Whitney directs this fascinating PBS presentation exploring the history and influence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States whose reach extends worldwide. Touching on all aspects of this complex and sometimes controversial religion, Whitney gains access to Mormon archives and captures candid interviews with church supporters, opponents and historians.

    Directed by:

  • Helen Whitney
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Submitted for Your Approval: Rod Serling
    rating:3.5

    Submitted for Your Approval: Rod Serling

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary about Rod Serling derives its name from the weekly introduction that the "Twilight Zone" host delivered with his signature clenched diction. These fantasy playlets linger because of their twist endings and science-fiction trappings, which shrewdly disguise the taut morality plays the prolific screenwriter Serling (Seven Days in May, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes) hid within.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Lacy
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    American Experience: The Summer of Love
    rating:3.3

    American Experience: The Summer of Love

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people arrived at San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood to join in on the celebrated hippie experience. But all was not peace and love, and by 1968, the movement had developed some very bad vibes. Using archival footage and interviews with the people who experienced that historic season firsthand, "American Experience" takes a trip back to the Summer of Love.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Dolgin
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Fire on the Mountain
    rating:3.5

    Fire on the Mountain

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    An elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers become the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy's Riva Ridge -- where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler's troops -- the exploits of this famous division are scrupulously chronicled.

    Directed by:

  • Beth Gage
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
    rating:3.3

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Learn the history of Fallingwater -- the iconic Pennsylvania home custom-designed for the Kaufmann family by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 -- in this fascinating documentary film. Highlights include interviews with Fallingwater director Lynda Waggoner and architectural historian Richard Cleary, who explain Wright's concept of "organic architecture" and the qualities that make the structure so exceptional.

    Directed by:

  • Lynda Waggoner
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Diana: Life Through a Lens
    rating:3.1

    Diana: Life Through a Lens

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Photographer Jayne Fincher shares her experiences as part of Princess Diana's press corps in this documentary. Fincher, who photographed Diana for 17 years, reveals behind-the-scenes insight into the media phenomenon surrounding the famous royal. Often called "the Most Photographed Woman in the World," Diana was under the media's constant glare, but who created her public image -- the monarchy, the press, her devoted fans or Diana herself?

    Directed by:

  • Emma Sayce
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    Twisted Seduction
    rating:3.1

    Twisted Seduction

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Applying his computerlike mind to the subject of dating, transplanted British mathematician David Grant (Tom Broadwell) searches all of Montreal for the perfectly compatible woman. But when he finds her (Caroline Brassard), Grant goes one step further and kidnaps her. Stealing a person's heart is one thing, but holding someone hostage based merely on statistical data seems like the antithesis of romance.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Adams
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Hush Little Baby
    rating:3.7

    Hush Little Baby

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    A year after watching her firstborn child (Tiffany Amiot) drown right before her eyes, Jamie (Victoria Pratt) nervously prepares for the birth of her second daughter. But after surviving several frightening accidents, Jamie begins to wonder if the little girl is out to get her. Directed by Holly Dale, this haunting Lifetime thriller follows a frightened mother's harrowing descent into madness.

    Directed by:

  • Holly Dale
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Irresistible
    rating:3.2

    Irresistible

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Sophie Hartley is convinced that her husband's beautiful co-worker Mara is stalking her. In Sophie's mind, Mara covets her children, her husband and her life. But are her fears well-founded -- or just the imaginings of a borderline paranoiac?

    Directed by:

  • Ann Turner
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    While She Was Out
    rating:3.1

    While She Was Out

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    What starts out as a Christmas Eve trip to the mall ends up as an exercise in terror for suburban mom Della Myers (Kim Basinger) when she finds herself stranded in a forest and pursued by a quartet of thugs -- all because she's left an angry note on their car. The baddies (including Lukas Haas) chase her from the mall, and when she crashes her car in a wooded area, she has nothing to fend off her attackers but her wits and her toolbox.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Montford
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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