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Faith & Spirituality
Heaven Ain't Hard to Find
rating:3.6

Heaven Ain't Hard to Find

2010Runtime:0 minutes
Clifton Powell, Kym Whitley, Andre Pitre and Tasha Taylor co-star in this inspiring tale about a close-knit black community that rallies to restore a crumbling Baptist church that's haunted by the spirits of three sisters. But while the friendly ghosts have hung around to ensure that the once-glorious church rises again, a greedy land developer is ready to tear it down so he can pounce on the property.

Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    Michael
    rating:3.5

    Michael

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Two struggling tabloid reporters and an "angel expert" are sent by their boss to check out an old kook who claims to have an angel living with her. Sure enough, the guy's got wings, but he's also into smoking, drinking and womanizing. Unconvinced that Michael (John Travolta) is not an Earthly being, the reporters take him to Chicago, when Michael's unconventional methods begin to work heavenly magic. Director Nora Ephron also wrote the script.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Household Saints
    rating:3.4

    Household Saints

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In post-World War II New York, Joseph (Vincent D'Onofrio) wins Catherine (Tracey Ullman) in a pinochle game. They marry and have a daughter, Teresa (Lili Taylor), who becomes a religious zealot as she seeks purity through prayer -- much to the consternation of Teresa's boyfriend (Michael Imperioli) and parents. Director Nancy Savoca's third film is based on Francine Prose's novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Television
    What I Like About You: Season 1
    rating:3.7

    What I Like About You: Season 1

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Teen sensation Amanda Bynes stars as Holly Tyler, a free-spirited 16-year-old who moves into her sister Valerie's (Jennie Garth) New York digs and proceeds to turn the straitlaced 28-year-old's life upside down. With Holly's impulsiveness and Valerie's practicality, cohabitating may be trying, but ultimately, they always care for each other with strong doses of sisterly love. The comedy series also stars Simon Rex and Wesley Jonathan.

    Directed by:

  • Jennie Garth
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Fresh Beat Band
    rating:3.7

    The Fresh Beat Band

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The Fresh Beats isn't just a sound in this original Nick Jr. series about four friends who solve their problems through music -- it's also the name of the band, featuring the talents of Twist, Shout, Marina and Kiki.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Mendoza
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Dream On: Seasons 1 & 2
    rating:3.3

    Dream On: Seasons 1 & 2

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    HBO's first Emmy-winning series stars Brian Benben as Martin Tupper, a divorced book editor raising a teenage son (Chris Demetral) and jumping back into romantic waters while remaining friendly with his former wife, Judith (Wendie Malick). Intermingled with the craziness of Martin's life are scenes from old films, which serve as metaphors offering a glimpse into his thoughts. Guests include Tom Berenger, David Bowie, Eva Gabor and Gina Hecht.

    Directed by:

  • John Landis
  • Betty Thomas
  • Arlene Sanford
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Between the Folds
    rating:4.0

    Between the Folds

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Vanessa Gould takes you on a provocative odyssey into the mesmerizing world of modern origami, where artists and scientists use the ancient art form to craft works of delicate beauty and to model cutting-edge mathematical theories. Pushing the envelope of origami to include caricatured portraits and elaborate abstract designs, these experts examine how paper folding can reveal the profound connection between art, science and philosophy.

    Directed by:

  • Vanessa Gould
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    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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    The Secret of Kells
    rating:3.8

    The Secret of Kells

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Vikings attack an Irish abbey, the monks must stop work on the legendary Book of Kells and protect their home. So Brendan, the 12-year-old nephew of Abbott Cellach, is tasked with completing the magnificent work.

    Directed by:

  • Tomm Moore
  • Nora Twomey
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights
    rating:3.5

    Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Spineless sleuth Scooby-Doo and his pal Shaggy wind up in the midst of a trio of Middle Eastern tales based on The Arabian Nights, which also feature some of your favorite animated Hanna-Barbera stars. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo find a magic lamp in "Alliyah-Din and His Magic Lamp," Magilla Gorilla stars in a new take on "Sinbad," and Shaggy and Scooby give up their mystery solving to become storytellers for a cantankerous caliph in "Scheherezade."

    Directed by:

  • Jun Falkenstein
  • Joanna Romersa
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Shark Tale
    rating:3.5

    Shark Tale

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    In this DreamWorks animated tale, Oscar (Will Smith) is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny (Jack Black) is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship. Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger and Martin Scorsese also lend their voices.

    Directed by:

  • Bibo Bergeron
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Return with Honor: American Experience
    rating:3.8

    Return with Honor: American Experience

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Oscar-winning filmmakers Freida Lee Mock and Terry Sanders present the stories of the brave American fighter pilots who were shot down over North Vietnam and survived torture, solitary confinement and other harrowing experiences as prisoners of war. Among other honored veterans, the documentary features Everett Alvarez, the first American pilot captured by the Vietnamese, who was held captive for eight-and-a-half years.

    Directed by:

  • Terry Sanders
  • Freida Lee Mock
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Heretics
    rating:3.4

    The Heretics

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Tracing the history of the Heresies Collective, a group that published a feminist journal of art and politics from 1977 to 1992, this compelling documentary examines its role as an influential part of the broader women's movement. Hundreds of the group's members went on to become accomplished artists of all stripes, and many of them discuss the work they did during those transformative decades for women.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Braderman
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    9500 Liberty
    rating:3.2

    9500 Liberty

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Under pressure from anti-immigration groups, officials in Virginia's Prince William County enact a controversial measure requiring police to step up their efforts to identify and detain suspected illegal aliens. Filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park detail the turmoil that the new law stirs in the community, as well as the efforts of local citizens to resist what they regard as an unconstitutional assault on individual rights.

    Directed by:

  • Eric Byler
  • Annabel Park
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Jews: A People's History
    rating:3.1

    The Jews: A People's History

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring 4,000 years in the history of the Jews -- from their ancient roots in the Middle East all the way to modern-day Judaism -- this exhaustivedocumentary weaves stories from the past and present to reveal a rich tapestry of Jewish identity. Seeking to represent the diversity of the Jewish people, director Nina Koshofer's ambitious film spotlights Jews both rich and poor, famed and obscure.

    Directed by:

  • Nina Koshofer
  • Sabine Klauser
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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