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Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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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    Three Wishes
    rating:3.4

    Three Wishes

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    &NFb;&NFb_;A mysterious drifter (Patrick Swayze) and his dog move in with a struggling single mother (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) whose husband died in the Korean War. Does the stranger really have magical powers, or is he just a tall-tale spinner? Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl, Rambling Rose) directs this period romance with a touch of fantasy.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    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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    Orlando
    rating:3.3

    Orlando

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Sally Potter adapts Virginia Woolf's 1928 allegorical novel about a woman who lives for 400 years -- the first half as a man -- in this surrealist study of sex and gender roles throughout the ages. The transition from man to woman and from the 16th to the 20th century is realized by Tilda Swinton's breakthrough performance and the film's Oscar-nominated costumes and art direction. Quentin Crisp plays Queen Elizabeth I.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    The Trouble with Angels
    rating:3.8

    The Trouble with Angels

    1966Runtime:0 minutes
    Two teens turn a staid convent upside down with their youthful glee and zany antics. Although the pair gets in trouble for transgressions like invading the nuns' quarters and substituting soap for sugar in the kitchen, their charm wins everyone over.

    Directed by:

  • Ida Lupino
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Sunday School Musical
    rating:3.2

    Sunday School Musical

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When financial woes threaten their church's future, a group of teens, led by one talented performer, enters a song and dance competition in hopes of winning a heavenly cash prize. Starring Candise Lakota as Savannah, this heartwarming and energetic Christian spin on the tremendously popular High School Musical franchise features 21 songs, including seven originals by composer Don Raymond. Rachel Goldenberg directs.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    Television
    Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Doctor
    rating:3.1

    Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Doctor

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When upbeat Muppet Elmo comes down with a nasty cold, it's time for his very first trip to the doctor's office -- but the fuzzy red monster needs some reassurance from his friends to get over his fears. This musical journey helps prepare preschoolers for a visit to the pediatrician through catchy songs and animated and live-action segments that cover the basics, including check-ups, medical implements and even proper hygiene.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Saks
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Benjamin Franklin
    rating:3.7

    Benjamin Franklin

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This compelling PBS miniseries follows Benjamin Franklin's impressive career -- from scientist and revolutionary to founding father and American diplomat -- drawing on Franklin's own writings and those of his contemporaries. The narrative is set against the breathtaking events in which Franklin played a central role: the age of scientific discovery, the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolutionary War and the Constitutional Convention.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Hovde
  • 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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    The Secret World of Alex Mack: Season 1
    rating:3.8

    The Secret World of Alex Mack: Season 1

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Junior high is rarely easy -- just ask 13-year-old Alex Mack (Larisa Oleynik), whose humiliating first day ends with her being almost hit by a truck and then doused by a mystery chemical. Now, endowed with supernatural powers, Alex must rely on her genius sister and her best friend to help her hide them so that the chemical company doesn't use her as a lab guinea pig. Jessica Alba guest stars in this popular Nickelodeon series from the 1990s.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Lauer
  • Christopher T. Welch
  • Allison Liddi
  • Sean McNamara
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    Big Girls Don't Cry ... They Get Even
    rating:3.4

    Big Girls Don't Cry ... They Get Even

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Teenager Laura Chartoff (Hillary Wolf) is wracked by low self-esteem -- a direct result of being constantly shuffled between her various families, whose members include Laura's self-absorbed stepfather (David Strathairn), her mother (Margaret Whitton), her real father (Griffin Dunne) and his 19-year-old girlfriend (Adrienne Shelly). Things come to a head when Laura ditches her family while on vacation in Hawaii. Joan Micklin Silver directs.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Lemonade Mouth
    rating:4.1

    Lemonade Mouth

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Detention may seem an unlikely launching pad, but that's exactly what it turns out to be for five high school students who meet there by (mis)chance and form a band that not only rocks their school but becomes a force for good in this Disney musical.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Riggen
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    The Secret
    rating:3.2

    The Secret

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    On the surface, it seems as if Mike Dunsmore (Kirk Douglas) has it all. He has a loving family, has built a successful business and is running for political office. But nobody knows his secret: He's dyslexic and illiterate. He would've gone to the grave with this information had he not suspected that his grandson (Brock Peters) shares his problem. But in order to help the child, Mike must reveal his disability to his son (Bruce Boxleitner).

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Naked Brothers Band: Battle of the Bands
    rating:3.2

    The Naked Brothers Band: Battle of the Bands

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this special episode of the popular Nickelodeon series, Nat, Alex and the rest of the group enter into a charity-sponsored band competition and find themselves taking on Bobby Lowe and the L.A. Surfers, one of the coolest bands around. If that weren't bad enough, now Nat has learned that the love of his life, Rosalina (Allie DiMeco), is falling for dreamboat Bobby, a situation that Bobby plans to exploit to the fullest for the competition.

    Directed by:

  • Polly Draper
  • 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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