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What I Want My Words to Do to You
rating:3.7

What I Want My Words to Do to You

2003Runtime:0 minutes
Inmates at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women try to determine if redemption is really possible after committing a crime. Proctored by playwright Eve Ensler, the convicts (including two former members of the Weather Underground) perform a series of writing exercises and discussions that could lead to healing. The film culminates in a prison performance of the women's writings by Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei and Rosie Perez.

Directed by:

  • Madeleine Gavin
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    What I Like About You: Season 1
    rating:3.7

    What I Like About You: Season 1

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Teen sensation Amanda Bynes stars as Holly Tyler, a free-spirited 16-year-old who moves into her sister Valerie's (Jennie Garth) New York digs and proceeds to turn the straitlaced 28-year-old's life upside down. With Holly's impulsiveness and Valerie's practicality, cohabitating may be trying, but ultimately, they always care for each other with strong doses of sisterly love. The comedy series also stars Simon Rex and Wesley Jonathan.

    Directed by:

  • Jennie Garth
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Life Goes On: Season 1
    rating:3.7

    Life Goes On: Season 1

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    This family drama broke new ground as the first show to be built around a character with Down syndrome. In the debut season, Corky Thacher (Chris Burke) proves his intelligence by reciting Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" and runs for freshman class president. Meanwhile, his sister Becca (Kellie Martin) has trouble finding the right "husband" for a class project, and mom Libby (Patti LuPone) resurrects her talent by auditioning for a musical revue.

    Directed by:

  • Gene Reynolds
  • Rick Rosenthal
  • Kim Friedman
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Frontline: The Released
    rating:3.7

    Frontline: The Released

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Five years after their landmark documentary The New Asylums, filmmakers Karen O'Connor and Miri Navasky return to the Ohio prison system to chronicle the next chapter in the journey of mentally ill inmates: what happens when they leave prison. The film traces the stories of six mentally ill offenders who face daunting obstacles and slim odds as they struggle to transition from life behind bars to life on the outside.

    Directed by:

  • Karen O'Connor
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers
    rating:3.7

    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After eating a bowl of alphabet soup, Martha the dog finds that she can talk to her 10-year-old owner in this animated series that helps kids learn vocabulary. In these episodes, Martha awakens one morning unable to stop singing.

    Directed by:

  • Colleen Holub
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Frontline: Digital Nation
    rating:3.7

    Frontline: Digital Nation

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring how the Internet and digital media have completely transformed contemporary life, this fascinating installment of PBS's "Frontline" examines its effect on relationships, careers, daily life, education, the military and more. The documentary includes a unique interactive element, incorporating the stories of people who visited and posted to the Digital Nation Web site over the period of a year.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Dretzin
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature
    rating:3.7

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Irrepressible chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore star in a pair of wacky animated features. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Alvin's vivid imagination stirs up suspicions about secretive new neighbor Mr. Talbot. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, the trio finds themselves locked inside a theme park, where mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein re-creates his famous monster -- and strikes fear into the three little mischief-makers.

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Fresh Beat Band
    rating:3.7

    The Fresh Beat Band

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The Fresh Beats isn't just a sound in this original Nick Jr. series about four friends who solve their problems through music -- it's also the name of the band, featuring the talents of Twist, Shout, Marina and Kiki.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Mendoza
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Daria: The Movie: Is It Fall Yet?
    rating:3.7

    Daria: The Movie: Is It Fall Yet?

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This feature follows droll, sardonic Daria through the summer before her senior year of high school. As a counselor at a day camp, Daria is torn between loyalty for her best friend, Jane, and a relationship she's building with Jane's ex-boyfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Disher
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Lost Boys of Sudan
    rating:3.7

    Lost Boys of Sudan

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    As orphans living in the midst of civil war, Peter and Santino dealt with dangers like lion attacks and gunfire from militia. But even more daunting are the challenges they face in suburbia after they're chosen to start a new life in America. Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk direct this award-winning documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees throughout their intense journey from their native Africa to the United States.

    Directed by:

  • Megan Mylan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Life as We Know It: The Complete Series
    rating:3.7

    Life as We Know It: The Complete Series

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This critically acclaimed but short-lived series from the creators of "Freaks and Geeks" follows high school students Dino (Sean Faris), Ben (Jon Foster) and Jonathan (Chris Lowell), who spend most of their time in class and the rest of it trying to figure out women. Reality-show rocker Kelly Osbourne and D.B. Sweeney (The Cutting Edge) round out a supporting cast that includes Lisa Darr, Missy Peregrym and Marguerite Moreau.

    Directed by:

  • Michael Engler
  • Michael Spiller
  • Rachel Talalay
  • Paul Holahan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Newton's Dark Secrets: Nova
    rating:3.7

    Newton's Dark Secrets: Nova

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    While pursuing his theories on the universal law of gravitation, scientific genius Isaac Newton was also searching out hidden meanings in the Bible, practicing the hidden art of alchemy and pioneering calculus. Using dramatic scenes starring Scott Handy as Newton, this "Nova" documentary re-creates the unique climate of late 17th century England, where a fascination with science and mathematics coexisted with extreme views on religious doctrine.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Barss
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Mission Hill: The Complete Series
    rating:3.7

    Mission Hill: The Complete Series

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This uproarious animated series follows protagonist Andy French, a 24-year-old waterbed salesman and wanna-be cartoonist whose world is disrupted when his geeky teenage brother becomes his roommate, along with a slobbery pooch named Stogie. French is one of a tight-knit group of slackers who work dead-end jobs in the hipper-than-thou neighborhood of Mission Hill in this show from the former executive producers and head writers of "The Simpsons."

    Directed by:

  • Lauren MacMullan
  • Tricia Garcia
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre
    rating:3.7

    Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The chain of terrorist attacks that battered Mumbai, India, over several days in November 2008 -- replayed through the eyes of those taken hostage -- is the focus of this episode of PBS's investigative series. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, the program combines survivors' firsthand accounts with an analysis of the ways in which Twitter, cell phones and other media not only abetted the terrorists' coordination efforts but also led to their downfall.

    Directed by:

  • Victoria Pitt
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Passport to Europe: France & Italy
    rating:3.7

    Passport to Europe: France & Italy

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Exuberant host Samantha Brown guides viewers on an excursion through France that includes Paris, Cannes and Nice, and a journey through Italy to Florence, Naples, Rome and the picturesque Amalfi Coast. Immerse yourself in the culture, sights and sounds of these two beautiful countries, and along the way, you'll stop at Côte d'Azur in Monaco to catch a glimpse of the ultrarich residents' extravagant lifestyles.

    Directed by:

  • Sylvia Caminer
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Benjamin Franklin
    rating:3.7

    Benjamin Franklin

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This compelling PBS miniseries follows Benjamin Franklin's impressive career -- from scientist and revolutionary to founding father and American diplomat -- drawing on Franklin's own writings and those of his contemporaries. The narrative is set against the breathtaking events in which Franklin played a central role: the age of scientific discovery, the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolutionary War and the Constitutional Convention.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Hovde
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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