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Anime & Animation
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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    Horseland: Season 2
    rating:3.6

    Horseland: Season 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In the further adventures of the animals and humans of Horseland, a wild horse tempts Aztec with tales of freedom, a blind girl brings inspiration to the stables, the girls cope with the loss of a beloved pet, and more.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    Blue's Clues: Blue Talks
    rating:3.1

    Blue's Clues: Blue Talks

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    The popular "Blue's Clues" series introduces the whimsical joys of puppetry to its young audience and reveals a secret: Blue speaks. But how did that all begin? According to Luna, the Moon Fairy, there's a legend that can explain it all. The night before the first blue moon shone over the land, a blue puppy was born with a gold key that unlocked its gift of language. Includes two episodes: "The Legend of the Blue Puppy" and "Love Day."

    Directed by:

  • Koyalee Chanda
  • Elizabeth Holder
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Jane Eyre
    rating:4.0

    Jane Eyre

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Ruth Wilson stars in the Charlotte Brontë classic about the titular governess who, resist as she may, falls in love with her employer, Edward Rochester. The moody and mysterious Rochester feels the same way, but fate tears them apart.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Lost and Delirious
    rating:3.3

    Lost and Delirious

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Mary (Mischa Barton) doesn't want to attend the posh boarding school her father and stepmother have selected, but once there she quickly befriends her new roommates: the sophisticated Paulie (Piper Perabo) and the well-traveled Tory (Jessica Pare). Mary soon discovers that Paulie and Tory are more than friends -- not a problem for her. But when someone threatens to "out" the girls, the relationship ends, leaving Paulie heartbroken and desperate.

    Directed by:

  • Lea Pool
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Elena Undone
    rating:3.4

    Elena Undone

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    When openly gay writer Peyton (Traci Dinwiddie) and love-starved pastor's wife Elena (Necar Zadegan) meet, they immediately form a strong bond. But the warmth of friendship soon erupts into a sizzling affair, forcing both women to confront their unexpected yet intense feelings. By turns sensual, smart and funny, writer-director Nicole Conn's semiautobiographical tale explores the contemporary landscape of connection and commitment.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Conn
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Carolina
    rating:3.4

    Carolina

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In this romantic comedy featuring Shirley MacLaine as a wacky grandma, Southern girl Carolina (Julia Stiles) envisions an entirely different existence for herself, far from the maddening mix that is her family. So, she leaves home for California, where she hopes she'll find some tranquility. But her efforts are soon wasted when she finds herself torn between two men. Who will win her heart?

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Drama
    The Way We Are
    rating:3.2

    The Way We Are

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In the Tin Shui Wai area of Hong Kong, single mom Kwan (Hee Ching Paw), her well-behaved teenage son Ka On Cheung (Chun-lung Leung) and their elderly neighbor Granny (Lai-wun Chan) find contentment in their lives despite their meager surroundings. Director Ann Hui's upbeat slice-of-life drama upends many stereotypes about life in the crime-ridden city. The film scored four Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Actress and Best Director.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    Nowhere in Africa
    rating:3.6

    Nowhere in Africa

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a Jewish couple and their young daughter emigrate from Germany to Kenya to escape the Nazis, and are forced to come to terms with a new life on an unfamiliar continent. Not all members of the family are happy with this drastic change -- but going home isn't an option. Based on Stefanie Zweig's autobiographical novel, director Caroline Link's epic drama won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Link
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Felicity: An American Girl Adventure
    rating:3.8

    Felicity: An American Girl Adventure

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the popular American Girl series of dolls and books, this tale set in colonial Williamsburg follows 10-year-old Felicity Merriman (Shailene Woodley) as she becomes enamored with a beautiful mare and attempts to rescue the horse from its abusive owner. Along the way, the high-spirited girl learns valuable lessons of independence, responsibility and loyalty. John Schneider, Marcia Gay Harden and Kevin Zegers lead the supporting cast.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia Tass
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Music & Musicals
    U2 3D
    rating:4.2

    U2 3D

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Irish rock legends U2 take their sound to a new dimension -- literally -- in this 3D concert experience. Culled from more than 700 hours of footage captured during the band's "Vertigo" tour, the film was shot with a record number of 3D cameras. Watch Bono and the boys perform such hits as "Vertigo," "Beautiful Day," "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "With or Without You" before adoring crowds in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Owens
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
    rating:3.7

    The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

    1970Runtime:0 minutes
    Featuring classic renditions of "Sympathy for the Devil," "Under My Thumb," "Satisfaction," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Wild Horses," this unvarnished documentary chronicles the Rolling Stones' chaotic 1969 American tour. The film starts off on a high note at a riveting New York City show and concludes in the aftermath of the infamous Altamont Speedway gig, where Hell's Angels who were hired to do security ultimately brutalized concert-goers.

    Directed by:

  • Albert Maysles
  • David Maysles
  • Charlotte Zwerin
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Music Instinct: Science and Song
    rating:4.0

    Music Instinct: Science and Song

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Its impact bridging time, geography and culture, music serves to unite all peoples of the globe. This groundbreaking documentary explores how and why humans are so inexorably affected by rhythm and melody. Art and science intersect as leading researchers and prominent musicians such as Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma reveal surprising connections between music, the brain, the body and human evolution.

    Directed by:

  • Elena Mannes
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    How to Play Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Solos
    rating:3.1

    How to Play Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Solos

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Grammy-winning artist and guitar teacher Mark Hanson offers lessons for playing solo fingerstyle blues guitar, using familiar tunes such as "Amazing Grace" to demonstrate techniques that include multivoiced backup shuffle patterns and much more. Multiple camera angles and close-ups on Hanson's hands as he plays "Riff Raff," "Water Is Wide" and other tunes make this program appropriate for both novice and experienced guitarists.

    Directed by:

  • Greta Pedersen
  • 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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