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Horror
Blood & Chocolate
rating:3.3

Blood & Chocolate

2007Runtime:0 minutes
After moving from America to Bucharest, Romania, a teenage werewolf finds herself torn between loyalty and love when she falls for a human and incurs the ire of the pack leader -- who's planning to make her his mate.

Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie
    rating:3.1

    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary feature will give you an insider's look behind the scenes of Robert Rodriguez's darkly comic supernatural thriller. On-set interviews and footage offer plenty of insight into both the hard work and the camaraderie that goes on when the official cameras &NFi;aren't&NFi_; filming. A must for indie fans and aspiring filmmakers. (Note: This disc does &NFi;not&NFi_; contain From Dusk Till Dawn; to see the film, please rent the movie disc.)

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Kelly
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Sherlock Holmes
    rating:3.1

    Sherlock Holmes

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Not to be confused with the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster, as a mob of monsters invades London, Dr. Watson believes that the creatures exist but Holmes suspects that Spring-Heeled Jack is responsible in this low-budget take on the classic character.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Temptation
    rating:3.2

    Temptation

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Isabel (Caroline Haines) is brutally attacked by a serial rapist on her way home from a night out with friends, a female vampire named Aurelie (Rachel Waters) swoops in to save her with a drop of blood that turns her from death to immortal life. But Isabel then has only two days to decide whether she wants to live her newly resurrected life as a vampire. Catherine Taylor directs; Laura Evans and Damian Morter co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Taylor
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Bastard out of Carolina
    rating:3.6

    Bastard out of Carolina

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Angelica Huston follows dad John Huston into the field of directing with this adaptation of Dorothy Allison's autobiographical bestseller, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh as a single mom in the 1950s South. Her co-dependency on her new husband (Ron Eldard) blinds her to his continuing physical and sexual abuse of her daughter (Jena Malone). As the adult daughter, Laura Dern narrates this made-for-cable story in flashback.

    Directed by:

  • Anjelica Huston
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Falcon Beach: Season 1
    rating:3.1

    Falcon Beach: Season 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    The lakeside resort town of Falcon Beach may look serene, but a battle as old as the hills rages between the townies -- the folks who live and work there year-round -- and the summer cottagers in this teen drama.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Bailey
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Sudie and Simpson
    rating:3.3

    Sudie and Simpson

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Sarah Flanigan Carter's autobiographical novel about growing up in World War II-era Georgia is memorably adapted under the direction of Joan Tewkesbury (Old Boyfriends) in this made-for-television classic. Sara Gilbert is Sudie Harrington, a feisty 12-year-old who befriends Simpson (Louis Gossett Jr.), a gentle black man accused of impropriety with a child. Francis Fisher co-stars as a concerned teacher.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Tewkesbury
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Queen to Play
    rating:3.7

    Queen to Play

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Intrigued by a pair of vacationing lovers playing chess, hotel maid Hélène sets her sights on mastering the game. With some coaching from a doctor who employs her services, Hélène hones her chess skills and begins to notice big changes in her life.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Bottaro
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Independent
    She Gets What She Wants
    rating:3.2

    She Gets What She Wants

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Melanie Mayron ("Thirtysomething") directs this irreverent teen movie in which a new girl arrives in a small-town Texas high school and throws off everybody's understanding of who's who in the popular crowd. Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly) stars as Genevieve, the French foreign-exchange student who threatens to usurp the position of the school's most popular girl, cheerleader Starla Grady (Jane McGregor).

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Big Shot-Caller
    rating:3.1

    The Big Shot-Caller

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When his life hits an all-time low after a failed romance, nearsighted loner Jamie Lesser (David Rhein) calls on his spirited sister Lianne (director Marlene Rhein) to help him achieve his cherished childhood dream of becoming a fiery salsa dancer. As Jamie learns to turn his inner dancer loose, he also discovers the courage to confront the other obstacles standing in his way to happiness. Laneya Wiles co-stars in this inspiring drama.

    Directed by:

  • Marlene Rhein
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Ride
    rating:3.6

    Ride

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Leta (Melissa De Sousa) has 24 hours to take a busload of inner-city youths -- all of them would-be rap stars -- to Miami for a photo shoot. Along the way, the motley crew of urban misfits will have to deal with their broken-down ride and their own dramas. This uplifting ensemble film co-stars Malik Yoba, Cedric the Entertainer, Sticky Fingaz and Kellie Shanygne Williams, with cameos from rap stars Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr. Dre and Redman.

    Directed by:

  • Millicent Shelton
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Gas Food Lodging
    rating:3.1

    Gas Food Lodging

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    A hardworking, blue-collar mother (Brooke Adams) and her two diametrically opposed daughters, Shade (Fairuza Balk) and Trudi (Ione Skye), try to live a normal life in their whistle-stop desert town in New Mexico. Melancholy Shade escapes via the romantic melodramas at the local Mexican cinema, while Trudi throws herself into meaningless sexual relationships with men. Directed by indie filmmaker Allison Anders.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    Plain Clothes
    rating:3.1

    Plain Clothes

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When his brother is accused of murdering a high school teacher, undercover cop Nick Dunbar (Arliss Howard) tries to clear his sibling's name by posing as a student to investigate the killing, but he finds himself sucked into a vortex of teen angst. Dunbar is sidetracked by bullies, love triangles and a power-mad principal (Robert Stack) as he tries to hone in on the true culprit in this quirky comedy from director Martha Coolidge.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Hysteria
    rating:3.5

    Hysteria

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1880s London, forward-thinking young doctor Mortimer Granville has a difficult time keeping a job until he and an inventor friend concoct an electrifying solution to the rampant "hysteria" affecting England's sexually and socially repressed women.

    Directed by:

  • Tanya Wexler
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Johnny Dangerously
    rating:3.6

    Johnny Dangerously

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    In this gangster spoof set in the 1930s, Johnny Kelly (Michael Keaton) is forced into a life of crime to pay for his ailing mother's medical treatment. In an attempt to hide his new persona, Johnny takes the name Dangerously. But he becomes a little &NFi;too&NFi_; successful in the underworld ... and while Johnny's turning into a powerful mobster, his district attorney brother (Griffin Dunne) is threatening to ruin the Dangerously name.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Herbie: Fully Loaded
    rating:3.3

    Herbie: Fully Loaded

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Lindsay Lohan stars as Maggie Peyton, the new owner of the freewheeling Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own. After rescuing Herbie from a junkyard, Maggie prepares to take on an auto racing champion.

    Directed by:

  • Angela Robinson
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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