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Comedy
I Could Never Be Your Woman
rating:3.1

I Could Never Be Your Woman

2006Runtime:0 minutes
Just as Rosie (Michelle Pfeiffer) strikes up a passionate romance with a handsome younger man (Paul Rudd), her daughter, Izzie (Saoirse Ronan), falls in love for the first time -- and Mother Nature (Tracey Ullman) can't resist the temptation to meddle in their affairs. Writer-director Amy Heckerling delivers a twisted romantic comedy that shows what happens when a mother and daughter come to blows with the forces of nature.

Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Heartbreak Kid
    rating:3.1

    The Heartbreak Kid

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    While honeymooning with his new wife in Florida, Lenny Cantrow (Charles Grodin) begins to rue his nuptials. When his irksome spouse gets stuck in their hotel room with a nasty sunburn, footloose Lenny meets gorgeous blond coed Kelly (Cybill Shepherd). She soon provides all the incentive he needs to ditch his new bride. But Lenny isn't home free with Kelly -- his hot pursuit of her quickly hits a brick wall of resistance: her loathing father.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    One for the Money
    rating:3.4

    One for the Money

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Janet Evanovich's spunky heroine, Stephanie Plum, is adrift after getting a divorce and losing her job. To make ends meet, she becomes a bounty hunter, with her first big case revolving around a high school boyfriend who may be falsely accused.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Anne Robinson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Party Girl
    rating:3.4

    Party Girl

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Mary (Parker Posey), a flighty, unemployed, 24-year-old Manhattanite, is trying to get her life in order. But instead of bothering herself with a real job, she throws a series of parties at her apartment to pay the rent. When she gets thrown in jail after one of her soirees is raided, she has to take a library job to repay her godmother, who bailed her out of the clink. Daisy Von Scherler Mayer directs this definitive "Generation X" comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Music & Musicals
    Bride and Prejudice
    rating:3.3

    Bride and Prejudice

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson and Anupam Kher star in this joyous musical about the Bakhsi family, who's celebrating the arrival of a British-born man, Mr. Balraj, who may be perfect husband material for one the Bakhsis' four unmarried daughters. Maya, Lucky, Jaya and, most especially, their eldest, Lalita (Rai) are his for the taking. But Lalita refuses to marry someone handpicked for her, choosing to believe in true love instead.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Something Within Me
    rating:3.1

    Something Within Me

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1985, the administrators of St. Augustine's, a poor Catholic school in the South Bronx where many children were failing miserably at basic academics, tried a new approach. They revamped the curriculum to stress the arts, particularly music. The kids lifted up their instruments and, eventually, their test scores, too. This infectious, inspiring musical documentary by Emma Joan Morris won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Emma Joan Morris
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
    rating:3.5

    Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Toting his camera to the forests of Norway, the streets of Birmingham, Ala., and the dark side of Los Angeles's Sunset Strip, filmmaker Sam Dunn explores heavy metal culture from the inside, shedding light on extremes associated with the art form. Dunn explores the origins of metal subgenres such as power, glam, thrash, black and death. The authentic soundtrack includes music from Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Motorhead, Rush and Slipknot.

    Directed by:

  • Sam Dunn
  • Jessica Joy Wise
  • Scott McFadyen
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
    rating:3.4

    Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The exuberant atmosphere of the Broadway blockbuster is captured in Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks, a new 85-minute film from the Emmy Award-winning director Susan Froemke and Maysles Films. The film candidly captures the excitement of translating the show into a complete experience for the recording's audience.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Froemke
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Horror
    Ravenous
    rating:3.4

    Ravenous

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    In 19th-century California, a band of misfit soldiers at an army outpost led by Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) receives the badly injured Colqhoun (Robert Carlyle), who tells them horrific tales of resorting to cannibalism to stay alive when his group became stranded. Already teetering on the brink of madness from isolation in the Sierra Nevada wilderness, the men are sent over the edge when they attempt to investigate Colqhoun's claims.

    Directed by:

  • Antonia Bird
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Pet Sematary 2
    rating:3.1

    Pet Sematary 2

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Having moved to a different town to start a new life, 13-year-old Jeff and his new friend Drew discover a strange Indian burial ground. After burying Drew's dog in the cemetery, they realize they've unleashed a deadly evil that can't be stopped.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Mummy's Hand
    rating:3.3

    The Mummy's Hand

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    Archaeologists Steve Banning (Dick Foran) and Babe Jenson (Wallace Ford) are determined to find the tomb of Princess Ananka. But equally resolved to stop them is museum curator professor Andoheb (George Zucco), secretly a high priest of Karnak sent to protect the sacred tomb. As the scientists exhume the site, Andoheb brews the mystic tana leaves that revive the mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) and consequently dooms all those within the mummy's reach.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Pet Sematary
    rating:3.5

    Pet Sematary

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Dr. Louis Creed's (Dale Midkiff) family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable in director Mary Lambert's horror film based on a novel by Stephen King.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    The World According to Sesame Street
    rating:3.5

    The World According to Sesame Street

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Traveling to areas marked by poverty, unrest and disease -- including Bangladesh, Kosovo and South Africa -- this insightful documentary looks at efforts to regionalize "Sesame Street" for maximum social, cultural and educational impact. Can Cookie Monster be an agent of global change? You bet, according to the show's producers, who work to localize the beloved children's series for different parts of the world.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Hawkins
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family
    rating:3.1

    Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Shot over an eight-year span, filmmaker Susan Kaplan's absorbing documentary follows the domestic struggles of three consenting adults: bisexuals Sam Cagnina and Steven Margolin and their live-in straight partner, Samantha Singh. After building an unconventional life together, the threesome decides to conceive a child, which changes the emotional dynamics and sets the stage for -- ironically -- degeneration into traditional family dysfunction.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Kaplan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Mario's Story
    rating:3.8

    Mario's Story

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Shot over the course of seven years, this documentary from filmmakers Susan Koch and Jeff Werner relates the inspiring true story of Mario Rocha, an East L.A. teen who unlocked his talent for writing while serving out a murder sentence behind bars. As his family and a team of pro bono attorneys labor on the outside to clear his name for a crime he didn't commit, Mario keeps himself grounded on the inside by writing poems, short stories and plays.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Koch
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Stonewall Jackson
    rating:3.7

    Stonewall Jackson

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    An outstanding commander and brilliant tactician, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson led some of the most stunning campaigns of the Civil War, earning a storied place in military history. In this installment of A&E's popular "Biography" series, renowned Civil War historians and military experts examine period accounts and the general's battleground strategies, producing a revealing portrait of an impressive career.

    Directed by:

  • Donna E. Lusitana
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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