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Gay & Lesbian
Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family
rating:3.1

Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Shot over an eight-year span, filmmaker Susan Kaplan's absorbing documentary follows the domestic struggles of three consenting adults: bisexuals Sam Cagnina and Steven Margolin and their live-in straight partner, Samantha Singh. After building an unconventional life together, the threesome decides to conceive a child, which changes the emotional dynamics and sets the stage for -- ironically -- degeneration into traditional family dysfunction.

Directed by:

  • Susan Kaplan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Unveiled
    rating:3.4

    Unveiled

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After the Iranian authorities threaten to prosecute her for loving a woman, Fariba (Jasmin Tabatabai) assumes a dead man's identity in order to survive. Denied asylum in Germany, Fariba is locked in a detainment center, where her male cellmate commits suicide -- and she spies a window of opportunity. Assuming his identity, she takes a job in a small country village, where she struggles to keep her secret from a well-meaning female friend.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Maccarone
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Kids Are All Right
    rating:3.4

    The Kids Are All Right

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), the children of same-sex parents Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore), become curious about the identity of their sperm-donor dad (Mark Ruffalo) and set out to make him part of their family unit, often with hilarious results. But his arrival complicates the household dynamics, and nobody is sure how he fits in -- if at all -- in this Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Gender Rebel
    rating:3.2

    Gender Rebel

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Elaine Epstein's captivating documentary explores the lives of three biological females who reject the conventional concepts of gender and see themselves not as female or male, but something in between. The camera follows these individuals as they encounter challenges at every turn -- from the strain on their relationships to confrontations from communities intolerant of their way of life -- and find a way to cope with social alienation.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine Epstein
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    CB4
    rating:3.4

    CB4

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    A rap version of This Is Spinal Tap, CB4 stars Chris Rock as Albert, a wanna-be rap star who, along with two friends, is trying in vain to break into the business. When Albert is mistaken for an undercover cop by a thug named Murphy, he adopts the newly incarcerated Murphy's persona and christens his rap group CB4, after Murphy's cell-block address. Soon, the band is selling out concerts, attracting a nerdy documentary filmmaker (Chris Elliott).

    Directed by:

  • Tamra Davis
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Spin City: Michael J. Fox: His All-Time Favorites: Vol. 2
    rating:3.5

    Spin City: Michael J. Fox: His All-Time Favorites: Vol. 2

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    If you thought the laughs were over for Spin City, think again! Michael J. Fox handpicks more of the funniest episodes from the hit TV sitcom, in which he stars as Deputy New York City Mayor Mike Flaherty. The rest of the cast, including Heather Locklear, Richard Kind and mayor Barry Bostwick clearly enjoy their time on the show, and Fox introduces each hilarious episode himself.

    Directed by:

  • Lee Shallat-Chemel
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    16 to Life
    rating:3.4

    16 to Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    On her 16th birthday, never-been-kissed Kate (Hallee Hirsh) decides to play cupid for two people she works with, pairing her boss (Theresa Russell) with a paraplegic customer (Jaime Gomez) and setting up short-order cook Rene (Shiloh Fernandez) with an oversexed co-worker (Emily Foxler). But in the process of matchmaking, Kate learns some surprising lessons about love and the mechanics of romantic relationships.

    Directed by:

  • Becky Smith
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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    Children & Family
    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
    rating:3.5

    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Geek god Nathan Fillion fills in as the voice of Green Lantern Hal Jordan in this animated six-story anthology of adventures built around the crime-fighting prowess of the intergalactic Green Lantern Corps (and based on the popular DC Comics characters).

    Directed by:

  • Chris Berkeley
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • Jay Oliva
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    New York Minute
    rating:3.1

    New York Minute

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Twins Jane and Roxy Ryan (Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen) couldn't be more different: Jane is a straight-A student, while Roxy's a punk-rock rebel. But when they accidentally land in the middle of a criminal operation, they'll have to work together to get themselves out of trouble. Throw in a couple of cute guys, a bungling truant officer (Eugene Levy) and a hit man posing as a limo driver, and you've got one madcap New York adventure.

    Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Live Show
    rating:3.2

    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Live Show

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    The National Theatre's production of "The Cat in the Hat" is a lively, engaging performance for children of all ages. Based on the much-loved storybook by Dr. Seuss, this tale is colorfully adapted for the stage by director Katie Mitchell.

    Directed by:

  • Katie Mitchell
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Nim's Island
    rating:3.6

    Nim's Island

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When the young island-dwelling Nim (Abigail Breslin) loses contact with her scientist father (Gerard Butler) who's lost at sea, she reaches out to her favorite author (Jodie Foster) for help. Problem is, the writer -- of adventure stories, no less -- is a recluse who hasn't left her house in years. Can the agoraphobic author summon the same courage she's instilled in the hero of her novels in time to rescue her biggest fan?

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Flackett
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    Doctor Who: Enlightenment
    rating:3.5

    Doctor Who: Enlightenment

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    In this last installment of the mysterious and exciting Black Guardian/Turlough trilogy, immortal Eternals -- who are racing to achieve enlightenment -- challenge mortal Ephemerals, and we learn being an Ephemeral is better. But once again, the nefarious Black Guardian appears, and the Doctor is suddenly in a race to save his own life. Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Janet Fielding and Cyril Luckham star.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    K-19: The Widowmaker
    rating:3.4

    K-19: The Widowmaker

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    The amazing true story of Russia's first nuclear ballistic submarine, which suffered a nuclear reactor malfunction on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic in 1961. The unyielding Capt. Vostrikov and his second-in-command must race against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like nuclear explosion that not only threatens the lives of the crew it could also ignite a world war between the superpowers.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • 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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    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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