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Television
Doctor Who: Terminus
rating:3.4

Doctor Who: Terminus

1983Runtime:0 minutes
Turlough, with the Black Guardian's help, damages the TARDIS, but the Doctor manages to get it under control. Meanwhile, Nyssa is trapped and about to be killed when the Doctor instructs her to enter a nefarious-looking door on a worn-out spaceship. Then, while the Doctor and his team are searching for Nyssa, pirates and ghostly figures threaten their rescue mission. Now, the threat of Lazar's Disease is imminent.

Directed by:

  • Mary Ridge
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi
    rating:3.3

    Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi takes a remarkable journey across the heartland to uncover the religious, cultural and political beliefs of evangelical Christians, including Jerry Falwell, Ted Haggard and best-selling author Joel Osteen. Interviewing both leaders and rank-and-file believers and attending events such as a Christian wrestling match, Pelosi reveals a vibrant subculture whose convictions may surprise and possibly bewilder you.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra Pelosi
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Frontline: Digital Nation
    rating:3.7

    Frontline: Digital Nation

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring how the Internet and digital media have completely transformed contemporary life, this fascinating installment of PBS's "Frontline" examines its effect on relationships, careers, daily life, education, the military and more. The documentary includes a unique interactive element, incorporating the stories of people who visited and posted to the Digital Nation Web site over the period of a year.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Dretzin
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me
    rating:3.9

    I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This insightful Home Box Office documentary profiles some American children afflicted with Tourette's syndrome -- a hereditary neurological disorder manifested by recurrent, involuntary vocal and motor tics. More than a dozen youngsters ranging from ages 6 to 13 discuss the stigma of Tourette's, what it's like to grow up with the condition, control measures and the challenges they face to be viewed as normal.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Goosenberg Kent
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie
    rating:3.3

    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Strawberry Shortcake and pals Orange Blossom, Ginger Snap, Angel Cake and Pupcake travel to the Land of Dreams. Their juicy mission is to stop the greedy Peculiar Purple Pieman from stealing all the dreams in Strawberryland. Join the colorful friends as they learn how working together can be a sweet dream. Sarah Heinke provides the voice of Strawberry Shortcake, the animated heroine popular with children and parents since 1980.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
    rating:3.6

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) are back, along with their careworn manager, Dave (Jason Lee), and this time they have competition: The Chipettes (Anna Faris, Christina Applegate and Amy Poehler), hired by Dave's nemesis, Ian Hawke (David Cross). Cameron Richardson, Zachary Levi and Wendie Malick also lend their voice talents for this good-time live-action/CGI sequel.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Harriet the Spy
    rating:3.4

    Harriet the Spy

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    A sixth-grade outcast at school spends her time spying on neighbors, taking notes on her discoveries. But when an enemy steals her secret notebook, her world starts to unravel -- and she has to find a way to get even!

    Directed by:

  • Bronwen Hughes
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Secret
    rating:3.2

    The Secret

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    On the surface, it seems as if Mike Dunsmore (Kirk Douglas) has it all. He has a loving family, has built a successful business and is running for political office. But nobody knows his secret: He's dyslexic and illiterate. He would've gone to the grave with this information had he not suspected that his grandson (Brock Peters) shares his problem. But in order to help the child, Mike must reveal his disability to his son (Bruce Boxleitner).

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    2 Days in New York
    rating:3.3

    2 Days in New York

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Marion and Mingus go from perfect domesticity to waking nightmare when her family comes from France to New York for the weekend. The visitors test the mixed couple's relationship with unsubtle racist remarks, odd sexual habits and bizarre behavior.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Delpy
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Om Shanti Om
    rating:3.7

    Om Shanti Om

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In the 1970s, small-time actor Om (Shah Rukh Khan) falls in love with superstar Shanti (Deepika Padukone), but the two of them are later killed in a suspicious on-set fire. When he's reincarnated 30 years later, Om is determined to punish the person who ignited the blaze. In his former life, he swears he saw Shanti's secret husband (Arjun Rampal) set fire to the set … which means his only chance to expose the truth is to have the movie remade.

    Directed by:

  • Farah Khan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    A Very Special Love
    rating:3.4

    A Very Special Love

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In a harmless ploy to be closer to the man of her dreams -- magazine tycoon Miggy Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz) -- Laida (Sarah Geronimo) lands a job as his assistant, but quickly discovers that he's a far cry from the Prince Charming she envisioned. Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, this lighthearted romantic comedy also stars Dante Rivero, Rowell Santiago, Johnny Revilla, Bing Pimental and Daphne Oseña-Paez.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Way We Are
    rating:3.2

    The Way We Are

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In the Tin Shui Wai area of Hong Kong, single mom Kwan (Hee Ching Paw), her well-behaved teenage son Ka On Cheung (Chun-lung Leung) and their elderly neighbor Granny (Lai-wun Chan) find contentment in their lives despite their meager surroundings. Director Ann Hui's upbeat slice-of-life drama upends many stereotypes about life in the crime-ridden city. The film scored four Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Actress and Best Director.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    12th & Delaware
    rating:3.9

    12th & Delaware

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady spent a year in the small town of Fort Pierce, Fla., where an ideological tug-of-war rages at the corner of 12th and Delaware, the site of both an abortion clinic and a pro-life crisis pregnancy center. Staff members at the abortion clinic strive to protect their clients -- and themselves -- fearing the escalating violence perpetuated by some factions of the anti-abortion movement.

    Directed by:

  • Heidi Ewing
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Frontline: Football High
    rating:4.0

    Frontline: Football High

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    PBS's acclaimed "Frontline" series examines the hype surrounding high school football. With increasing pressure from corporate sponsors, TV coverage and stressful workouts, are the teenagers who play the game receiving enough protection from injury?

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Dretzin
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Mysterious Life of Caves: Nova
    rating:3.1

    Mysterious Life of Caves: Nova

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Join noted scientists as they explore some of the world's most inaccessible caves in search of evidence to support a radical new theory of cave formation. Delve into the depths of Carlsbad Caverns and Lechuguilla in New Mexico and Cueva de Villa Luz in Mexico to discover how the presence of deadly chemicals and bacteria may give clues to unique geological processes on earth and even to the possibility of life on other planets.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Holt
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight
    rating:3.9

    Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    His name might not be very familiar, but the works of graphic artist Milton Glaser -- whose prolific output includes the "I Love NY" ad campaign, as well as album covers for Townes Van Zandt and Nina Simone -- are recognizable to many. Revisiting the famed paintings, drawings, logos, prints, posters and other works by Glaser, filmmaker Wendy Keys creates a rich and engaging mosaic of a key figure in American iconography.

    Directed by:

  • Wendy Keys
  • rating:3.9 3.9 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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