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Action & Adventure
Punisher: War Zone
rating:3.2

Punisher: War Zone

2008Runtime:0 minutes
When Frank Castle -- a one-man force of vengeance known as the Punisher -- battles mob boss Billy Russoti, the encounter leaves him disfigured. But Russoti soon reemerges as a psychotic villain with a small army at his command.

Directed by:

  • Lexi Alexander
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild 2
    rating:3.2

    White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild 2

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Five teens (Ami Dolenz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, David Moscow, Amy O'Neill and Mark Riffon) are high on life during a fortnight adventure through the Cascade Mountains. But when their leader falls over a cliff, nature ups the ante and the adolescents must band together to save themselves. The film is a sequel (not in plot, but in spirit) to Cry in the Wild, which was based on Gary Paulsen's popular children's book &NFi;Hatchet&NFi_;.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire
    rating:3.2

    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    This four-part "Doctor Who" serial finds the Doctor (Peter Davison), his companion Turlough (Mark Strickson) and the android Kamelion (Gerald Flood) touching down on the island of Lanzarote, where they arrive just in time for Turlough to save an American girl (Nicola Bryant) from drowning. But their chance meeting seems more than coincidence when she produces an object that bears the same symbol that's branded on Turlough's arm.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Jumpin' Jack Flash
    rating:3.3

    Jumpin' Jack Flash

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Terry (Whoopi Goldberg), a banker with an international clientele, gets a cryptic message from an unknown source. After decoding the missive, Terry finds herself in the middle of an international espionage ring with bodies piling up faster than the line at a faulty ATM machine. Directed by Penny Marshall, this riotous comedy also stars Annie Potts, Carol Kane, Jeroen Krabbe and Roscoe Lee Browne.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen
    rating:3.5

    Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Directed by longtime star of independent German cinema Margarethe von Trotta, this reverent biopic chronicles the fascinating story of 12th-century Christian mystic and scientist Hildegard von Bingen (Barbara Sukowa). Despite living in an era when women are proscribed from preaching and interpreting scripture, Hildegard believes that the visions she experiences are a gift from God that she must reveal -- even at the risk of condemnation.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Hurt Locker
    rating:3.9

    The Hurt Locker

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Kathryn Bigelow directs this gripping drama (winner of the Best Picture Oscar) following one of the U.S. Army's elite EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) teams operating in the ferocious war zone of Iraq. As the squad identifies and dismantles improvised explosive devices and other bombs, they must also contend with the frayed nerves and internal conflicts that arise from living in constant peril. Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse and Guy Pearce star.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Mostly Martha
    rating:3.7

    Mostly Martha

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This tragicomic tale follows an uptight professional chef named Martha, who finds her world turned upside down when she takes in her newly orphaned niece, Lina, and tries her hand at parenting.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Nettelbeck
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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    Romance
    Phyllis and Harold
    rating:3.4

    Phyllis and Harold

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Most people know the story of how their parents met. But for better or worse, filmmaker Cindy Kleine digs even deeper to expose every aspect of her parents' 59-year marriage, revealing touching details and a few painful family secrets. Mixing on-camera interviews with archival photos and creative animation, Kleine's candid documentary looks at the evolution of a dissonant union -- and the harsh truth about love.

    Directed by:

  • Cindy Kleine
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    American Women
    rating:3.1

    American Women

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    After being stimulated by a screening of Bo Derek's 10, a group of lonely young Irishmen cook up a foolproof plan: They'll post an ad in the &NFi;Miami Herald&NFi_;, inviting American ladies to come to them. But when the town's womenfolk find out about it, they launch a counter-scheme to fend off foreign competition. Reminiscent of Waking Ned Devine, this quaint romantic comedy was produced by the minds behind The Full Monty.

    Directed by:

  • Aileen Ritchie
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Twilight
    rating:3.6

    Twilight

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Grease 2
    rating:3.1

    Grease 2

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Stephanie Zinone, the leader of Rydell High's sexy and sassy Pink Ladies who catches the eye of Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield), the nerdy new kid on the block fresh from England. The only way Michael will ever be the object of Stephanie's affection is if he shapes up and become as cool as the T-Birds, the male counterpart to the Pink Ladies. Let the transformation begin!

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Birch
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    Arranged
    rating:4.0

    Arranged

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    When Rochel (Zoe Lister Jones) and Nasira (Francis Benhamou) -- an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim, respectively -- meet as new teachers at a Brooklyn school, co-workers and students expect friction. But the women discover they have a shared expectation of entering into arranged marriages. As they experience tension between their traditional cultures and life in contemporary America, Rochel and Nasira form a special bond.

    Directed by:

  • Stefan C. Schaefer
  • Diane Crespo
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
    rating:3.5

    Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Joan Allen narrates this riveting portrait of Hungarian poet Hannah Senesh, a remarkable woman who risked her own life to parachute behind enemy lines -- enduring capture, torture and, ultimately, death -- to rescue Jews from Nazi persecution. Ahead of her time and on a mission of incredible odds, Senesh ultimately became a martyr in Israel, evoking the spirit of warrior-heroine Joan of Arc and earning the gratitude of those she saved.

    Directed by:

  • Roberta Grossman
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Iron Jawed Angels
    rating:3.9

    Iron Jawed Angels

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    From 1912 to 1920, a group of fiery young suffragettes led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor) band together to wheedle the United States into adapting a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Along the way, they incur the wrath of President Woodrow Wilson (Bob Gunton) and anger other suffragette leaders (Anjelica Huston and Lois Smith). Directed by Katja von Garnier.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Third Miracle
    rating:3.2

    The Third Miracle

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Deeply devout Helen O'Regan (Barbara Sukowa) is nominated for sainthood when her death causes a statue of the Virgin Mary to weep blood and cure a terminally ill girl. A skeptical priest (Ed Harris) is sent to investigate the miracles and prove that Helen was only human. But as he seeks a logical explanation in a realm supported by faith, he discovers his true purpose in life. Anne Heche co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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