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Music & Musicals
Stagedoor
rating:3.1

Stagedoor

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Summer camp is usually filled with activities and crafts, but for the kids of Stagedoor Manor, camp is all song and dance, literally. Spawning superstar alumni such as Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Jason Leigh and Felicity Huffman, Stagedoor Manor is a breeding ground for talent. Director Alexandra Shiva follows five dedicated campers through rigorous rehearsals to a theatrical performance that rivals professional productions.

Directed by:

  • Alexandra Shiva
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation
    rating:3.5

    Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The 1989 album "Rhythm Nation" sealed Janet Jackson's status as one of music's biggest stars with its record-setting six Top 5 singles. Already on her way to becoming the next Jackson family superstar, Janet put herself into another league thanks to her album, which was praised by critics and fans alike. This collection of music videos from the album includes favorites such as "Miss You Much," "Black Cat," "Rhythm Nation," "Escapade" and more.

    Directed by:

  • Jonathan Dayton
  • Valerie Jean Faris
  • Herb Ritts
  • Dominic Sena
  • Peter Smillie
  • Julien Temple
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Grease 2
    rating:3.1

    Grease 2

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Stephanie Zinone, the leader of Rydell High's sexy and sassy Pink Ladies who catches the eye of Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield), the nerdy new kid on the block fresh from England. The only way Michael will ever be the object of Stephanie's affection is if he shapes up and become as cool as the T-Birds, the male counterpart to the Pink Ladies. Let the transformation begin!

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Birch
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Cannibal Corpse: Centuries of Torment: The First 20 Years
    rating:3.1

    Cannibal Corpse: Centuries of Torment: The First 20 Years

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Go on tour, into the studio and backstage with legendary death metal band Cannibal Corpse in this comprehensive history that traces their evolution from a Buffalo, N.Y., cult favorite to international stars. The collection includes interviews with past and present band members, music videos, rare clips of candid moments and plenty of live performances, including concerts in Toronto and New York and a dramatic homecoming show in Buffalo.

    Directed by:

  • Denise Korycki
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    The Hurt Locker
    rating:3.9

    The Hurt Locker

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Kathryn Bigelow directs this gripping drama (winner of the Best Picture Oscar) following one of the U.S. Army's elite EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) teams operating in the ferocious war zone of Iraq. As the squad identifies and dismantles improvised explosive devices and other bombs, they must also contend with the frayed nerves and internal conflicts that arise from living in constant peril. Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse and Guy Pearce star.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Point Break
    rating:3.6

    Point Break

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    To nab the culprits behind a string of bank heists, brash young G-man Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) poses as a wave rider to infiltrate a group of surfers who may have pulled off the robberies in this high-speed cult favorite. But after gaining the trust of the gang's charismatic leader (Patrick Swayze), Utah gets swept up in their heady lifestyle -- and is soon forced to decide where his loyalties lie. Gary Busey plays Utah's testy partner.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Sensei
    rating:3.4

    The Sensei

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After punks at school hand him a savage beating, gay teen McClain Evans (Michael O'Laskey II) secretly begins martial arts training with Karen O'Neil (director Diana Lee Inosanto), a woman who has her own axe to grind with the narrow-minded rural community. But as Evans learns to stand up to prejudice and hate, the boy and his sensei unleash a firestorm of controversy in their small Colorado town. Louis Mandylor co-stars in this drama.

    Directed by:

  • Diana Lee Inosanto
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Ballad of Little Jo
    rating:3.2

    The Ballad of Little Jo

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a true story, this Western chronicles the adventures of wealthy Josephine Monaghan (Suzy Amis), who, longing for more than just the narrow and subservient life women lived at the time, passes herself off as a man in the Old West. But when love strikes and Josephine falls for a man (David Chung), she must decide whether revealing her secret is worth the risk she'll face for deceiving others.

    Directed by:

  • Maggie Greenwald
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Special Interest
    Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection
    rating:3.8

    Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    In this popular British series that's part cooking show, part travelogue and part comedy, Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson-Wright cook up a storm as they crisscross the English countryside on a classic Triumph motorcycle and sidecar. The larger-than-life duo encourages people to enjoy the moment with rich and satisfying recipes that are anything but heart-friendly, washing the meals down with outrageous tales of their past misadventures.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Llewellyn
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    All in This Tea
    rating:3.7

    All in This Tea

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Few people know the fascinating history of tea growing and making. This intriguing documentary aims to change that by following renowned tea importer David Lee Hoffman as he scours the far-flung corners of China to find the richest teas on earth. Tea making is an art and tradition that goes back generations in the East, and Hoffman makes it his goal to bring to the rest of the world the exquisite teas produced by struggling small farmers.

    Directed by:

  • Les Blank
  • Gina Leibrecht
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Life and Death of Owen Hart
    rating:3.4

    The Life and Death of Owen Hart

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary profiles professional wrestler Owen Hart (younger brother of WWF star Bret Hart), whose life and career with the World Wrestling Federation were cut short via tragic means -- a fatal accident during a live pay-per-view stunt. While Owen was attempting to swing down from the rafters of a Kansas City arena, his safety harness failed, and he fell 75 feet to his death in front of masses of horrified fans.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Blake
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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    Comedy
    Monday
    rating:3.2

    Monday

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    While faithfully following all of the advice his inner voice recommends, an awkward loser (Joe Kraemer) encounters friction with his girlfriend (Ele Keats), experiences one horrendous setback after another and struggles to stay upbeat. Written and directed by Heidi Van Lier, this charming experimental comedy features a soundtrack full of catchy pop tunes and relies on voice-over narration instead of dialogue.

    Directed by:

  • Heidi Van Lier
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Swept Away
    rating:3.1

    Swept Away

    1974Runtime:0 minutes
    A shipwreck lands a fiery upper-class Italian woman (Mariangela Melato) and her fetching yacht hand (Giancarlo Giannini) on a deserted island, where the absence of other distractions leads to heated discussion about politics, economics, race and gender. Their opposing views eventually lead to passion, but upon rescue, they must face the harsh realities of a society in which class makes all the difference.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Beverly Hillbillies
    rating:3.2

    The Beverly Hillbillies

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the hit 1960s TV sitcom, this film follows Jed Clampett (Jim Varney) and his kin -- Jethro (Diedrich Bader), Elly May (Erika Eleniak) and Granny (Cloris Leachman) -- as they move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when Jed becomes a billionaire after striking crude "while shootin' at some food." It'll take all of Jed's homespun hominess to counter the shysters and con men who want to bilk him out of his fortune. Penelope Spheeris directs.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Loser
    rating:3.2

    Loser

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    For Paul Tannek (Jason Biggs), life couldn't get much worse: His college roommates hate him, the girl he likes (Mena Suvari) can't stand him and everyone on campus thinks he's a dork. But things improve when Paul moves into a nearby veterinary hospital. He now has access to the best party locale -- and that could make his dream girl sit up and take notice.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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