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Children & Family
Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid
rating:3.1

Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Aspiring 9-year-old reporter Roxy Hunter (Aria Wallace) stumbles upon a whale of a story when she encounters a mute young girl (Ashleigh Rains) who seems to come from nowhere. The mystery deepens when Roxy discovers that the girl is actually a mermaid. But before she can write the story of her young career, Roxy must help her new friend get back home. Demetrius Joyette co-stars as Max, Roxy's faithful best friend.

Directed by:

  • Eleanor Lindo
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Christmas Do-Over
    rating:3.1

    Christmas Do-Over

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When jingle writer Kevin (Jay Mohr) travels to a remote town to spend Christmas with his son Ben, ex-wife Jill (Daphne Zuniga) and her parents, he finds himself living the very same Christmas Day over and over again -- giving him a chance to win back his family. But blocking his path to redemption are a pair of ornery ex-in-laws and Jill's seemingly perfect new boyfriend -- not to mention Kevin's own abundant shortcomings.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this spooky feature-length movie, Alvin, Simon and Theodore stage a production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and things get seriously creepy! Could it be that their neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf?

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Princess and the Pony
    rating:3.5

    Princess and the Pony

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    While trying to settle in to her new environment after being dispatched to live with relatives in America, a cosseted young princess (Fiona Perry) nurtures a pony held captive by a callous, underhanded carnival owner. Will she be able to set her four-footed friend free and thwart a kidnapping scheme? Ron Hajak and Bobbi Jo Lathan also star in this inspiring family tale from director Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Independent
    Arranged
    rating:4.0

    Arranged

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    When Rochel (Zoe Lister Jones) and Nasira (Francis Benhamou) -- an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim, respectively -- meet as new teachers at a Brooklyn school, co-workers and students expect friction. But the women discover they have a shared expectation of entering into arranged marriages. As they experience tension between their traditional cultures and life in contemporary America, Rochel and Nasira form a special bond.

    Directed by:

  • Stefan C. Schaefer
  • Diane Crespo
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    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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    Real Women Have Curves
    rating:3.4

    Real Women Have Curves

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    America Ferrera shines in a star-making performance as Ana, a Mexican-American teenager who's struggling to break free from her mother's old-world expectations, in this coming-of-age drama set in East Los Angeles. Ana wants to attend college so she can better herself, but she's needed in her sister's sewing sweatshop, where women labor to make dresses that are then sold for many times what the shop is paid to make them.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Cardoso
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Safety of Objects
    rating:3.2

    The Safety of Objects

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Four intersecting tales shed light on the difficult lives of suburbanites. Esther (Glenn Close) nurses her comatose son (Joshua Jackson) while ignoring the rest of the family, and workaholic attorney Jim (Dermot Mulroney) overlooks his wife (Moira Kelly), losing control when he doesn't get an expected promotion. Meanwhile, Annette (Patricia Clarkson) and her family struggle to survive her divorce, and Helen (Mary Kay Place) seeks excitement.

    Directed by:

  • Rose Troche
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Bcuz of U
    rating:3.1

    Bcuz of U

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A runaway bride returns, a woman falls for her worst nightmare and two opposites come together in this trio of romantic tales. In the first story, Ria (Kristine Hermosa) tries to win back the man (Diether Ocampo) she left at the altar. In tale two, solitary Cara (Heart Evangelista) meets Mr. Wrong (Geoff Eigenmann) -- or is he? And in the final yarn, a tour guide (Hero Angeles) meets a girl (Sandara Park) who pretends to be a famous actress.

    Directed by:

  • Mae Czarina Cruz
  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • John D. Lazatin
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Finding Bliss
    rating:3.1

    Finding Bliss

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Jody Balaban (Leelee Sobieski), a promising filmmaker, works at a porn studio while secretly creating her own "legit" movie when no one is looking. When she's busted, Jody is forced to work with porn director Jeff Drake (Matthew Davis) and a cast of adult film stars. What she doesn't expect is a real romance in this indie comedy from Julie Davis. Kristen Johnston, Denise Richards and Jamie Kennedy co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Can't Hardly Wait
    rating:3.5

    Can't Hardly Wait

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    At a wild party, newly minted high school graduates celebrate and ponder the future -- including love-struck dork Preston Meyers, who tries to work up the courage to act on his feelings for beautiful prom queen Amanda Beckett.

    Directed by:

  • Harry Elfont
  • Deborah Kaplan
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Encuentros Sexuales de un Taxxista
    rating:3.6

    Encuentros Sexuales de un Taxxista

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Pedro, a taxi driver bored with the monotony of his life, daydreams about having sexual encounters with his passengers. When Pedro actually gets the chance to act out his fantasies, however, he must face the tragic consequences of his lustful actions. Nadia Contreras, Diana Salgado, Rocio Puron, Gabriel Cosme and Luis Enrique Parra star in this erotic drama.

    Directed by:

  • Ignacio Rinza
  • Bertha Gazga
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    Beautiful Thing
    rating:3.7

    Beautiful Thing

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    The iconoclastic, underachieving denizens of a southeast London apartment building get an emotional wake-up call when two teenage boys -- next-door neighbors Jamie (Glen Berry) and Ste (Scott Neal) -- unexpectedly fall in love. This moving slice of affecting kitchen-sink realism from Britain's esteemed Channel Four Films is adapted from the hit West End play penned by Jonathan Harvey, who also directs.

    Directed by:

  • Hettie MacDonald
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    I Shot Andy Warhol
    rating:3.2

    I Shot Andy Warhol

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1968, radical feminist Valerie Solanas (Lili Taylor) shot pop-art icon Andy Warhol (Jared Harris) when he ignored the screenplay she wrote. This film traces Solanas's life up to that moment, from childhood abuse to college prostitution to writing the male-bashing "SCUM Manifesto." Taylor won a Special Recognition Award at the Sundance Film Festival for her portrayal of a deranged woman seeking recognition.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement
    rating:3.7

    Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Forty-two years of romance, struggle and shared adventures finally culminate in marriage for lifelong lesbian couple Edie and Thea, who met in the 1960s and stayed together through the turbulent decades of activism and social change that followed. Looking at pictures from their past, the women marvel at simple triumphs -- buying their first house together -- and reminisce about the constant fear of exposure they once felt.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Muska
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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    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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