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Drama
Sugar Cane Alley
rating:3.5

Sugar Cane Alley

1983Runtime:0 minutes
Jose is a bright young boy who lives among the poor black families of a sugar cane plantation community. His grandmother, believing her grandson is capable of great things, sacrifices to save him from the hard life of working the fields. Euzhan Palcy's award-winning film is an honest, deeply moving human drama of a young boy who fights against the odds for his future.

Directed by:

  • Euzhan Palcy
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Danielle Steel's Remembrance
    rating:3.2

    Danielle Steel's Remembrance

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Cecilley Carroll plays Vanessa Fullerton, a woman who attempts to cope with the long-ago murder of her mother, Serena (Eva LaRue Callahan), by telling her story. An Italian royal, Serena gives everything up for love, which arrives in the form of an American soldier. Brad Fullerton (Jeffrey Nordling) whisks the beauty back to his country, but when he dies unexpectedly, Serena becomes vulnerable to the machinations of a stranger.

    Directed by:

  • Bethany Rooney
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Hester Street
    rating:3.3

    Hester Street

    1975Runtime:0 minutes
    Joan Micklin Silver's film stars Carol Kane as Gitl, a traditional Jewish woman who travels to America in the late 1800s to reunite with her husband (Stephen Keats), but instead is met with heartache when she discovers he's a changed man. Nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a woman abandoned, Kane infuses Gitl with depth and humanity, making her struggles at once palpable and enlightening. Co-stars Doris Roberts and Mel Howard.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Mystery of the Blue Train
    rating:3.8

    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Mystery of the Blue Train

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Riding the Blue Train through France on her way to the Riviera, British heiress Katherine Grey (Georgina Rylance) gets pulled into an investigation of the murder of Ruth Kettering (Jaime Murray), a wealthy American woman. David Suchet reprises his role as famed Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot in this made-for-television adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel, co-starring Elliott Gould as the victim's millionaire father.

    Directed by:

  • Hettie MacDonald
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature
    rating:3.7

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Irrepressible chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore star in a pair of wacky animated features. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Alvin's vivid imagination stirs up suspicions about secretive new neighbor Mr. Talbot. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, the trio finds themselves locked inside a theme park, where mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein re-creates his famous monster -- and strikes fear into the three little mischief-makers.

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade
    rating:3.5

    Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Fans of the Recess gang can follow along as the kids graduate from the 4th grade to the 5th grade. Join in their joy and laughter with these adventures full of hilarious twists and turns, lessons about meeting new friends and the very fun business of growing up! This video includes a bonus feature showcasing the premiere episodes of the series.

    Directed by:

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

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    Tsubasa: Season 1
    rating:4.0

    Tsubasa: Season 1

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When princess Sakura sleepwalks into a mysterious ruin, ancient powers awaken and drain all her memories, turning them into feathers that scatter in the wind. The daring adventurer Syaoran must sacrifice his love for Sakura to save her soul. A ninja, Kurogane, and a wizard, Fay, join them on a multi-dimensional quest to gather Sakura's feathers and restore her memory. But each must pay a personal price for embarking on the perilous journey.

    Directed by:

  • Koichi Mashimo
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • rating:4.0 4.0 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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    Thrillers
    Red Riding Hood
    rating:3.3

    Red Riding Hood

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In this horror-fantasy reimagining of the classic tale, young Valerie juggles a difficult romantic decision with feelings of fear and grief as her town is terrorized by a legendary werewolf, which has killed her sister and hungers to feast again.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Lies in Plain Sight
    rating:3.1

    Lies in Plain Sight

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This made-for-television drama follows the unsettling journey of Sofia, a blind woman who quests to uncover the reason for her beloved cousin Eva's suicide. As her search deepens, Sofia discovers that Eva had long been hiding troubling secrets.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Cardoso
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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    The Rich Man's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Rich Man's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When the beautiful, young wife (Halle Berry) of a wealthy older man (Christopher McDonald) realizes that her prenuptial agreement benefits only her husband, she muses aloud about doing him in over drinks with a stranger. When hubby is killed in a botched carjacking, the grieving widow becomes the prime suspect. Plenty of twists and red herrings follow in this suspense drama with echoes of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On a Train.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Holden Jones
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    Monster
    rating:3.5

    Monster

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Charlize Theron took home the Best Actress Oscar for her electrifying performance as Aileen Wuornos, an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer. The film, based on a true story, centers more on the surrounding circumstances than on the murders. Christina Ricci co-stars as Aileen's self-centered lesbian lover, Selby Wall.

    Directed by:

  • Patty Jenkins
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    If These Walls Could Talk 2
    rating:3.7

    If These Walls Could Talk 2

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the same premise as the first movie -- focusing on three different women from three generations who've occupied the same house -- this Emmy-winning follow-up trains its lens on three lesbian couples. In 1961, Edith (Vanessa Redgrave) loses her longtime companion. In the 1970s, collegiate Linda (Michelle Williams) falls for townie Amy (Chloë Sevigny). And in 2000, the house's inhabitants (Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Stone) want to become parents.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Anderson
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Sissyboy
    rating:3.2

    Sissyboy

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Follow the improbable rise of Portland-based drag troupe Sissyboy, which, for more than three years, infused its members with pride and a sense of possibility while serving its fans cutting-edge social commentary. In this documentary, Sissyboy members, known for testing the boundaries of good taste, talk about the acceptance they felt as part of the troupe and how this unconventional art movement changed their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Katie Turinski
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Priest
    rating:3.5

    Priest

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Antonia Bird's film centers on Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache), a devout Catholic priest who struggles with a love for his church and congregation -- and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover (Robert Carlyle). After hearing the confession of a young girl in his parish, who tells him her father is sexually abusing her, the priest is torn between the laws of the church and his need to choose one life over the other.

    Directed by:

  • Antonia Bird
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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