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Television
Vampire Secrets
rating:3.3

Vampire Secrets

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Learn the terrifying truth about vampires in this historical study that explains the cultural impact of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, traces the origin of common superstitions and reveals the connection between several ancient vampire myths.

Directed by:

  • Diana Zaslaw
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Physics: The Elegant Universe and Beyond
    rating:3.9

    Physics: The Elegant Universe and Beyond

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Brian Greene, a Columbia University physics professor and best-selling author of &NFi;The Elegant Universe&NFi_;, hosts this fascinating exploration of string theory, beginning with an overview of general physics concepts. Greene then moves on to a straightforward and visually stimulating explanation of the more recent string theory that unites relativity and quantum mechanics. A profile of Einstein and an explanation of his theory of relativity are included.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Cort
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Rollergirls: Season 1
    rating:3.2

    Rollergirls: Season 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This reality show follows a Texas roller derby team through the ups and downs of their breakneck, competitive sport. You'll meet Lux, Sister Mary Jane, Punky Bruiser, Miss Conduct, Venis Envy and the rest of the Rollergirls. Armed with vivacious personalities and racy outfits to boot, the ladies put their bodies on the line for the glory of their team. Then follow them out of the rink and discover their sometimes surprising other lives.

    Directed by:

  • Bradley Beesley
  • Dan Brown
  • Tina Gazzerro
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Miracle on the Hudson
    rating:3.1

    Miracle on the Hudson

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    On Jan. 15, 2009, US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger successfully "landed" flight 1549 in the middle of New York's Hudson River after the plane's engines were lost due to a birdstrike, saving the lives of all 155 on board. Featuring news footage, expert analysis and firsthand accounts from several of the passengers, crewmembers and rescue workers, this compelling documentary recounts the events of that memorable day.

    Directed by:

  • Christina Bavetta
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    Snow White
    rating:3.4

    Snow White

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This isn't the classic Disney version, but it's still a family favorite! This live-action TV version, brought to you by the producers of Hallmark Entertainment specials, stars Miranda Richardson as the Evil Queen and Kristin Kreuk as Snow White. Direction by Caroline Thompson (The Addams Family, Edward Scissorhands) and top-notch special effects provide a splendid new take on the Brothers Grimm's beloved fairy tale.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Thompson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's Favorite Parties
    rating:3.2

    You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's Favorite Parties

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Tween twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen picked their three favorite party videos -- "Fashion Party," "Costume Party" and "Campout Party" -- for this collection, which includes plenty of singing, dancing and fun for the whole family. The girls dress up for a real-life runway show, travel back in time to groove to the music of different eras, and go on an outdoor adventure full of hiking, fishing and more.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Daoust
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Blue Butterfly
    rating:3.6

    The Blue Butterfly

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    The fact that entomologist Alan Osborne (William Hurt) is at the height of his career doesn't stop precocious 10-year-old Pete Carlton (Marc Donato) from asking him to grant his life's wish: the opportunity to catch a rare Blue Morpho butterfly. After all, with a terminal illness, the boy has no time to spare. Based on a true story, this stirring adventure includes breathtaking natural footage shot on location in the rain forests of Costa Rica.

    Directed by:

  • Lea Pool
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Kung Fu Panda 2
    rating:4.0

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    The legendary Dragon Warrior, Po (Jack Black), the kung fu panda, dutifully guards the Valley of Peace alongside his allies the Furious Five. When a frightful new enemy emerges, Po and company embark on a perilous journey to save China and the art of kung fu. Directed by Jennifer Yuh, this animated action adventure sequel also features the vocal talents of Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Seth Rogen.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Yuh
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Take My Eyes
    rating:3.5

    Take My Eyes

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of seven Goya Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor and Actress, Iciar Bollain's raw drama exposes the hard truths about domestic abuse. With her son in tow, battered wife Pilar (Laia Marull) finally flees her violent husband, Antonio (Luis Tosar), taking asylum at her sister Ana's (Candela Peña) home. Free from the clutches of her abusive husband, Pilar struggles to start a new life; problem is, she still loves Antonio.

    Directed by:

  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Hysteria
    rating:3.5

    Hysteria

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1880s London, forward-thinking young doctor Mortimer Granville has a difficult time keeping a job until he and an inventor friend concoct an electrifying solution to the rampant "hysteria" affecting England's sexually and socially repressed women.

    Directed by:

  • Tanya Wexler
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    What Women Want
    rating:3.4

    What Women Want

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Advertising executive Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) is as cocky as they come in director Nancy Meyers's Golden Globe-nominated comedy. But what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy (Helen Hunt), his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Meyers
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Elena Undone
    rating:3.4

    Elena Undone

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    When openly gay writer Peyton (Traci Dinwiddie) and love-starved pastor's wife Elena (Necar Zadegan) meet, they immediately form a strong bond. But the warmth of friendship soon erupts into a sizzling affair, forcing both women to confront their unexpected yet intense feelings. By turns sensual, smart and funny, writer-director Nicole Conn's semiautobiographical tale explores the contemporary landscape of connection and commitment.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Conn
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    Sheffey
    rating:3.7

    Sheffey

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    An unruly young man from an affluent family becomes a Christian convert and a tireless servant of God after attending a revival meeting with friends in this affecting drama about the life and ministry of 19th-century preacher Robert Sheffey. Sheffey traveled the sawdust trail to proclaim the Gospel throughout Appalachia, and in the process, he touched lives all across America. Katherine Stenholm directs.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Stenholm
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Jews: A People's History
    rating:3.1

    The Jews: A People's History

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring 4,000 years in the history of the Jews -- from their ancient roots in the Middle East all the way to modern-day Judaism -- this exhaustivedocumentary weaves stories from the past and present to reveal a rich tapestry of Jewish identity. Seeking to represent the diversity of the Jewish people, director Nina Koshofer's ambitious film spotlights Jews both rich and poor, famed and obscure.

    Directed by:

  • Nina Koshofer
  • Sabine Klauser
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Yentl
    rating:3.5

    Yentl

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's story, this Oscar-winning musical stars Barbra Streisand as Yentl, the bookish daughter of a Talmud teacher who instructs her even though it's forbidden to teach the sacred text to girls. Determined to continue her schooling after her father dies, Yentl disguises herself as a boy to gain entry to a yeshiva. There, she meets the brilliant Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), who only has eyes for Hadass (Amy Irving).

    Directed by:

  • Barbra Streisand
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Prince of Egypt
    rating:3.7

    The Prince of Egypt

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into slavery and cast adrift on the Nile to escape mass genocide, Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer) is reared as the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and stepbrother of Ramses (Ralph Fiennes). When Moses learns of his true ancestry, he retreats to the desert, where he answers God's call and accepts his destiny: to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom. DreamWorks's animated film scored an Oscar for Best Song ("When You Believe").

    Directed by:

  • Brenda Chapman
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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