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Television
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1
rating:3.7

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1

1993Runtime:0 minutes
This beloved Emmy Award-winning series, which was canceled amid much furor after six seasons, stars Jane Seymour (dubbed "Hollywood's English Rose") as a female physician facing the challenges of frontier life. Fans and newbie viewers will enjoy this complete first season as Dr. Michaela Quinn (Seymour) arrives in Colorado Springs, falls in love with Sully (Joe Lando) and meets General Custer when he rides into town.

Directed by:

  • Jeremy Kagan
  • Chuck Bowman
  • Victoria Hochberg
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1
    rating:3.1

    Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    His older brother's been shipped to a military academy; his younger brother is a wound-up oddball; and his parents are constantly bickering. Malcolm (Frankie Muniz) is starting to think he may be the only normal one in his family! Using direct camera address, wide-angle distortion and a machine-gun delivery, this popular Emmy-winning sitcom happily pulls no punches when lampooning the dysfunctional family.

    Directed by:

  • Todd Holland
  • Arlene Sanford
  • Ken Kwapis
  • Chris Koch
  • Nick Marck
  • Jeff Melman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers
    rating:3.5

    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 owner, 10-year-old Helen Lorraine, and the rest of her family in this animated series that help kids learn vocabulary through Martha's subsequent adventures. In these eight episodes, she helps Helen's friend T.D. switch drawings when he accidentally turns in a caricature of his art teacher, and awakens one morning unable to stop singing.

    Directed by:

  • Colleen Holub
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Miracle's Boys
    rating:3.2

    Miracle's Boys

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Five renowned directors (Spike Lee, Ernest R. Dickerson, Neema Barnette, Bill Duke and LeVar Burton) take their place at the helm of this Nickelodeon-produced miniseries based on Jacqueline Woodson's award-winning novel. Set in Harlem, the series chronicles the lives of three recently orphaned half Puerto Rican, half African American brothers. Pooch Hall, Sean Nelson and Julito McCullum star as the siblings determined to hold their family together.

    Directed by:

  • Spike Lee
  • Ernest R. Dickerson
  • Neema Barnette
  • Bill Duke
  • LeVar Burton
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    Dr. Dolittle
    rating:3.2

    Dr. Dolittle

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Funnyman Eddie Murphy portrays the titular San Francisco doc who regains his childhood gift for conversing with critters when he hits his head on the windshield of his car. Soon, his new ability leads to a business opportunity. When word spreads throughout the animal kingdom, his clinic turns into a virtual zoo overrun with sheep, horses, birds, rats, dogs and a suicidal tiger -- all suffering from an array of mostly comic maladies.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Shrek (Full-screen)
    rating:4.2

    Shrek (Full-screen)

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers). On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess (Cameron Diaz) from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey (Eddie Murphy). This is the full-screen version of the film and includes a featurette, character interviews and more.

    Directed by:

  • Andrew Adamson
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Princess and the Pony
    rating:3.5

    Princess and the Pony

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    While trying to settle in to her new environment after being dispatched to live with relatives in America, a cosseted young princess (Fiona Perry) nurtures a pony held captive by a callous, underhanded carnival owner. Will she be able to set her four-footed friend free and thwart a kidnapping scheme? Ron Hajak and Bobbi Jo Lathan also star in this inspiring family tale from director Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Charlotte Gray
    rating:3.6

    Charlotte Gray

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    A Scottish woman (Cate Blanchett) searching for her missing pilot boyfriend during World War II must choose between finding her lost love and taking a stand when she meets a local farmer (Michael Gambon) and his son (Billy Crudup), a leader in the resistance who's harboring two Jewish children. Australian director Gillian Armstrong helms this period drama based on Sebastian Faulks's novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    It's Complicated
    rating:3.7

    It's Complicated

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Ten years after their divorce, Jane (Meryl Streep) and Jake (Alec Baldwin) unite for their son's college graduation and end up sleeping together. But Jake is married, and Jane is embarking on a new romance with her architect, Adam (Steve Martin).

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Meyers
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    I Hate Valentine's Day
    rating:3.2

    I Hate Valentine's Day

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After falling in love onscreen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos and John Corbett reteam for a romantic comedy about a florist (Vardalos) who persuades a restaurateur (Corbett) to take a gamble on a no-strings-attached relationship. Vardalos, who also penned the screenplay, makes her directorial debut with this Valentine's Day-themed love story that crams the action into a single day: February 14.

    Directed by:

  • Nia Vardalos
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    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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    Michael
    rating:3.5

    Michael

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Two struggling tabloid reporters and an "angel expert" are sent by their boss to check out an old kook who claims to have an angel living with her. Sure enough, the guy's got wings, but he's also into smoking, drinking and womanizing. Unconvinced that Michael (John Travolta) is not an Earthly being, the reporters take him to Chicago, when Michael's unconventional methods begin to work heavenly magic. Director Nora Ephron also wrote the script.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this spooky feature-length movie, Alvin, Simon and Theodore stage a production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and things get seriously creepy! Could it be that their neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf?

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    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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    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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