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Drama
One More Chance
rating:3.4

One More Chance

2007Runtime:0 minutes
Longtime couple Basha (Bea Alonzo) and Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) are practically inseparable, so when they split up, it's not surprising how heartbroken each feels. But Basha, stifled by the relationship, wants to spread her wings, and Popoy loves her too much to stand in her way. Struggling to build their lives anew, the onetime lovers face daily reminders of their happier times together even as they try to chart their own paths.

Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Shag: The Movie
    rating:3.6

    Shag: The Movie

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Carson McBride (Phoebe Cates) is ready to wed rich stick-in-the-mud Harley Ralston (Tyrone Power Jr.) until gal pals Melaina (Bridget Fonda), "Pudge" (Annabeth Gish) and Luanne (Page Hannah) spirit Carson away to Myrtle Beach for one final fling. Will Carson jilt her stodgy fiancé for beguiling bad boy Buzz Ravenel (Robert Rusler)? Zelda Barron directs this slice of '60s nostalgia that captures an innocent time in American history.

    Directed by:

  • Zelda Barron
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    How to Make an American Quilt
    rating:3.4

    How to Make an American Quilt

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a novel by Whitney Otto, Jocelyn Moorhouse's directorial debut looks at relationships of all kinds -- romantic, platonic and familial. Finn Dodd (Winona Ryder), a graduate student having second thoughts about her fiancé (Dermot Mulroney) and marriage, spends the summer with her grandmother (Ellen Burstyn), her great-aunt (Anne Bancroft) and their quilting circle, whose life stories captivate the conflicted young woman.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Moorhouse
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Desert Hearts
    rating:3.4

    Desert Hearts

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Uptight literature professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) heads to Reno, Nev., in 1959 for a quickie divorce. While staying with Frances Parker (Audra Lindley) at her ranch to establish residency, Bell meets Parker's adopted daughter (Patricia Charbonneau), a casino worker 10 years her junior. Bell finds herself increasingly drawn to the open and self-assured lesbian, and their developing intimacy releases buried emotions Bell has never explored.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    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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    Twilight
    rating:3.6

    Twilight

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Adventures of Prince Achmed
    rating:3.6

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    1926Runtime:0 minutes
    Considered by many to be the first full-length animated film, the story of Lotte Reiniger's mesmerizing work is taken from &NFi;The Arabian Nights&NFi_;. A young prince named Achmed embarks on a series of great adventures, including uniting with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains to save a beautiful princess. Produced in Germany, this color-tinted film utilizes laboriously cut out silhouettes to tell its story.

    Directed by:

  • Lotte Reiniger
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Tank Girl
    rating:3.2

    Tank Girl

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In the year 2033, a comet has turned Earth into a rainless wasteland, and a mega-corporation controls all of the remaining water. In an attempt to end the evil reign of the company's CEO (Malcolm McDowell), Rebecca (Lori Petty) and her shy friend (Naomi Watts) hijack a stolen tank and jet -- at once becoming Tank Girl and Jet Girl. But if they want to save the world, the super-heroines will need help from a mutant race of kangaroo-humans.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. When Sarah arrives with her horse, Scarlet, the other kids make assumptions about her because they know she's wealthy in "You Can't Judge a Girl by her Limo." Then, in "The Competition," everyone becomes ultracompetitive when Horseland needs to pick one rider to participate in an important junior national contest.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 1
    rating:3.6

    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In the first volume of episodes from this animated DC Comics spinoff, the Legion of Superheroes travels back in time to the 21st century to recruit Superman, only to learn that he's still living as Clark Kent and has yet to embrace his superpowers. Can the crew help this yet-to-be-super young man realize his destiny and gain his help against a formidable group of villains in the 31st century?

    Directed by:

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

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    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie
    rating:3.3

    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Strawberry Shortcake and pals Orange Blossom, Ginger Snap, Angel Cake and Pupcake travel to the Land of Dreams. Their juicy mission is to stop the greedy Peculiar Purple Pieman from stealing all the dreams in Strawberryland. Join the colorful friends as they learn how working together can be a sweet dream. Sarah Heinke provides the voice of Strawberry Shortcake, the animated heroine popular with children and parents since 1980.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Shrek (Full-screen)
    rating:4.2

    Shrek (Full-screen)

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers). On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess (Cameron Diaz) from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey (Eddie Murphy). This is the full-screen version of the film and includes a featurette, character interviews and more.

    Directed by:

  • Andrew Adamson
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Special Interest
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Teatro alla Scala
    rating:3.3

    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Teatro alla Scala

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Titania (Alessandra Ferri), Oberon (Roberto Bolle), Puck (Riccardo Massimi) and company find romance and adventure during one wild midsummer night in this sumptuous ballet staging of the Shakespeare classic, featuring music by Felix Mendelssohn and original choreography by George Balanchine. Israeli conductor Nir Kabaretti presides over the Corps de Ballet of the Teatro alla Scala in this glorious production.

    Directed by:

  • Tina Protasoni
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo
    rating:3.3

    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In this addition to the Cirque du Soleil canon, the performers explore the vivid imagination of the Dead Clown (Mauro Mozzani). Picturing his own funeral, the clown fantasizes about a carnival-filled world he believes awaits him after death. Despite the omission of the masks and makeup that the troupe is known for, the dynamic collective creates another indelible production full of dazzling imagery and spellbinding acrobatics.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Barnabe
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre
    rating:3.7

    Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Fans of the American Ballet Theatre will delight in this documentary that profiles the renowned company's four lead male dancers: Angel Corella, Vladimir Malakhov, Jose Manuel Carreno and Ethan Stiefel. Find out how each dancer got started in classical ballet, learn about their individual approaches to the discipline and their strengths onstage, and view clips of their best performances from the beginning to the apex of their careers.

    Directed by:

  • Judy Kinberg
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Orgasmic Birth
    rating:3.6

    Orgasmic Birth

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Challenging conventional Western ideas about childbirth, this documentary explores a more natural approach to birth with the belief that, for most women, the experience can be an ecstatic one containing both pain and pleasure. Filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro follows 11 couples employing this innovative approach as they go through the process of birth. Numerous birth experts, including Dr. Christiane Northrup, provide enlightening insights.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Pascali-Bonaro
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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