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Documentary
Submitted for Your Approval: Rod Serling
rating:3.5

Submitted for Your Approval: Rod Serling

1998Runtime:0 minutes
This documentary about Rod Serling derives its name from the weekly introduction that the "Twilight Zone" host delivered with his signature clenched diction. These fantasy playlets linger because of their twist endings and science-fiction trappings, which shrewdly disguise the taut morality plays the prolific screenwriter Serling (Seven Days in May, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes) hid within.

Directed by:

  • Susan Lacy
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Battlefield Britain
    rating:3.7

    Battlefield Britain

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Britain has long witnessed battles waged on its native soil, as documented in this fascinating series that uses computer-generated graphics to reenact actual events. Discover how the Battle of Culloden, which led to the disintegration of the Highland clan structure, unfolded; see how William III conquered James II at the Battle of the Boyne; and find out how the English Civil War ended at the Battle of Naseby.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Cranitch
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Triumph of the Will
    rating:3.5

    Triumph of the Will

    1934Runtime:0 minutes
    Leni Riefenstahl's infamous propaganda film documenting the Third Reich's 1934 Nuremberg Party Rally features a cast of thousands -- including Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Rudolf Hess, Hermann Goering and other top officials. Images of cheering crowds, precision marching, military bands, banners lining Nuremberg's streets and Hitler's climactic speech illustrate with chilling clarity how Germany fell under his spell.

    Directed by:

  • Leni Riefenstahl
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Thirst
    rating:3.6

    Thirst

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Control over public water supplies is already a critical policy issue for nations around the world, and its importance will only grow in the next decade, according to this articulate and compelling documentary. A global business trend toward privatizing water supplies has already led to civil unrest and protests -- some of which are detailed by the multinational group of activists profiled here.

    Directed by:

  • Alan Snitow
  • Deborah Kaufman
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Drama
    What's Cooking?
    rating:3.4

    What's Cooking?

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This multicultural comedy-drama set in Los Angeles's middle-class environs paints an intriguing portrait of family tensions as four ethnic clans -- Latino, black, Jewish and Asian -- get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. The intertwining tales follow the families as minor frustrations escalate into heated battles and skeletons come out of the closet. Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert and Joan Chen lead the superb cast.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Girlfight
    rating:3.4

    Girlfight

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    First-time director Karyn Kusama's powerful film tells the story of Diana (Michelle Rodriguez), a Brooklyn high-schooler who gets little support from her dismissive single father and takes her frustrations out on her classmates. But when she wanders into a local boxing gym, she's instantly drawn to the action. And though it's a male-dominated world, boxing provides her a newfound discipline and sense of purpose, as well as a positive male role model.

    Directed by:

  • Karyn Kusama
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Rain Shadow: Series 1
    rating:3.6

    Rain Shadow: Series 1

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This program includes the first six episodes of the poignant drama series about two female veterinarians -- a newcomer and her wizened boss (Rachel Ward) -- who work together under the harsh conditions of the Australian Outback. In this inaugural season, the two women fight to save their farming community from a sheep blight they must conceal from authorities while also discovering some surprising truths about one another.

    Directed by:

  • Shawn Seet
  • Fiona Banks
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Ascent
    rating:3.4

    The Ascent

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    Acclaimed Soviet film director Larisa Shepitko offers the rigorous and surprisingly spiritual story of two Russian World War II partisans isolated from their comrades deep in the woods, trying desperately to avoid capture by Nazi forces. The tense drama also explores the landscape of the human soul and its capacity for loyalty and betrayal, themes masterfully culminated in the film's final scenes. Boris Plotnikov and Vladimir Gostyukhin star.

    Directed by:

  • Larisa Shepitko
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 3
    rating:3.6

    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 3

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Superman teams with some of DC Comics' best-known teen superheroes -- including Brainiac 5, Lighting Lad and Phantom Girl -- to fight crime in the 31st century in this third volume of Season 1 episodes from the Saturday morning cartoon hit. Since the Man of Steel can stay in the future only for so long, the teens will have to hold tryouts to find his replacement. Could an iron-clad mutant named Ferro Lad be the hero they've been looking for?

    Directed by:

  • Ben Jones
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • Tim Maltby
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Everyone's favorite trio of talking rodents -- mischief-makers Alvin, Simon and Theodore -- are featured in this theatrical animated adventure that puts them in an around-the-world hot-air balloon race. When Alvin enters the chipmunks in the race that pits them against the Chipettes, the boys could take home $100,000 if they win. But unbeknownst to the high-flying chipmunks, they've become accomplices in an ingenious jewel-smuggling plot.

    Directed by:

  • Janice Karman
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    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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    Chuck Jones: Extremes and in Betweens, a Life in Animation
    rating:3.6

    Chuck Jones: Extremes and in Betweens, a Life in Animation

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This "Great Performances" biography examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck Jones -- best known for the Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig and the Road Runner. Featured are behind-the-scenes descriptions of how an animated film is made, plus clips from Jones's most endearing and enduring cartoons.

    Directed by:

  • Margaret Selby
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Television
    227: Season 1
    rating:3.5

    227: Season 1

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    This 1980s comedy peeked in on the lives of several quirky residents at an apartment complex, with the Jenkins family -- homemaker Mary (Marla Gibbs), contractor Lester (Hal Williams) and their daughter, Brenda (Regina King) -- taking center stage. Mary's best friend, Rose (Alaina Reed Hall), also lives there, but it's their neighbor Sandra (Jackee) who's usually the topic of conversation due to her revolving door of boyfriends.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Falcon
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Malcolm in the Middle: Season 6
    rating:3.1

    Malcolm in the Middle: Season 6

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    It's a good thing that school is a snap for whiz kid Malcolm (Frankie Muniz) -- because he'll need all his mental powers to come out on top in the Wilkerson clan, who would stymie even the best of professional counselors. In the Emmy-winning sitcom's sixth season, the family faces hard times when Hal (Bryan Cranston) loses his job. Later, Dewey (Erik Per Sullivan) tries his hand at writing opera, and Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) enters a beauty pageant.

    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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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    rating:3.6

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    C.S. Lewis' magical series comes to life when Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund discover the enchanted world of Narnia after wandering into an old wardrobe. In Narnia, the children discover an evil witch who has placed the land in permanent winter. According to legend, the brave children are to be led by Aslan, the great lion, to destroy the witch and transform Narnia back into a paradise. But the evil witch has plans of her own.

    Directed by:

  • Marilyn Fox
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    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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