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Submitted for Your Approval: Rod Serling
rating:3.5

Submitted for Your Approval: Rod Serling

1998Runtime:0 minutes
This documentary about Rod Serling derives its name from the weekly introduction that the "Twilight Zone" host delivered with his signature clenched diction. These fantasy playlets linger because of their twist endings and science-fiction trappings, which shrewdly disguise the taut morality plays the prolific screenwriter Serling (Seven Days in May, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes) hid within.

Directed by:

  • Susan Lacy
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Cracker: A New Terror: The Final Episode
    rating:3.5

    Cracker: A New Terror: The Final Episode

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    After living in Australia for years, gifted but emotionally flawed criminal psychologist Fitz (Robbie Coltrane) returns to England and consults with officials on a series of murders in this feature-length episode of the multiple BAFTA-winning hit series. As Fitz investigates, he discovers the murders are linked by the chilling political agenda of a troubled killer who must be stopped before he claims another victim.

    Directed by:

  • Antonia Bird
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Married... with Children: The Most Outrageous Episodes: Vol. 2
    rating:3.5

    Married... with Children: The Most Outrageous Episodes: Vol. 2

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Not your usual family, the less-than-lovable Bundys, headed by the boorish Al, attempt to survive a generally miserable middle-class existence while next-door neighbors Steve and Marcy Rhoades try to keep their property values from plummeting. Episodes in this outrageously hilarious collection include "A Man's Castle," "Raingirl," "Have You Driven a Ford Lately," "If Al Had a Hammer" and "Who'll Stop the Rain?"

    Directed by:

  • Gerry Cohen
  • Linda Day
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Best of the Real West
    rating:3.5

    The Best of the Real West

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    The myths, legends and realities of the Old West come alive in "The Real West" with Kenny Rogers. Through authentic diaries, paintings, photos and expert commentary, this History Channel series reawakens the adventure of our most fabled era.

    Directed by:

  • Donna E. Lusitana
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    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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    227: Season 1
    rating:3.5

    227: Season 1

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    This 1980s comedy peeked in on the lives of several quirky residents at an apartment complex, with the Jenkins family -- homemaker Mary (Marla Gibbs), contractor Lester (Hal Williams) and their daughter, Brenda (Regina King) -- taking center stage. Mary's best friend, Rose (Alaina Reed Hall), also lives there, but it's their neighbor Sandra (Jackee) who's usually the topic of conversation due to her revolving door of boyfriends.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Falcon
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Best of the Real West
    rating:3.5

    The Best of the Real West

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    The myths, legends and realities of the Old West come alive in The Real West with Kenny Rogers. Through original footage, authentic diaries, paintings, photos and expert commentary, this award-winning History Channel series reawakens the adventure of our most fabled era, exposing the truth behind some of America's most celebrated stories and figures.

    Directed by:

  • Donna E. Lusitana
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Sledge Hammer!: Season 1
    rating:3.5

    Sledge Hammer!: Season 1

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Lampooning Dirty Harry Callahan and the rest of the maverick cops who followed, this audacious satire stars David Rasche as the titular Sledge Hammer, a macho, loose-cannon detective who unloads his .44 Magnum on everything that gets in his way. Anne-Marie Martin co-stars as his hardworking partner, Dori Doreau, and Harrison Page plays Hammer's explosive superior officer, the long-suffering Capt. Trunk.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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    What a Girl Wants
    rating:3.4

    What a Girl Wants

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    An American girl, Daphne (Amanda Bynes), heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother (Kelly Preston), she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician (Colin Firth). The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber (Anna Chancellor) with a daughter (Christina Cole) who makes Daphne's life miserable.

    Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Masters of Science Fiction: Season 1
    rating:3.4

    Masters of Science Fiction: Season 1

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Preeminent physicist Stephen Hawking hosts this series, which features science fiction stand-alones written and directed by various legends in the field, and stars celebrated actors such as Malcolm McDowell, Anne Heche and Sam Waterston.

    Directed by:

  • Harold Becker
  • Jonathan Frakes
  • Darnell Martin
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius
    rating:3.4

    Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This episode from the PBS series "American Masters," which highlights the lives of great Americans and their contributions to society and the arts, features the work of artist Robert Rauschenberg. His interest in popular culture combined with his unique painting style made Rauschenberg one of the most celebrated artists of his time. Unorthodox methods such as applying paint to a car's tire and using the track as the piece of art were not uncommon.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Thomas
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Second City: The First Family of Comedy
    rating:3.4

    The Second City: The First Family of Comedy

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    An uproarious behind-the-scenes look at Chicago's famed Second City comedy club and troupe, this retrospective spans from the group's early days to the hit "SCTV" series and beyond as it tickles with reminiscences from Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Martin Short, Alan Arkin and Mike Meyers. Footage of Jim Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Eugene Levy and other alumni affirms Second City's place in comedy history.

    Directed by:

  • Sharon Bartlett
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years
    rating:3.4

    Doctor Who: Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years

    1968Runtime:0 minutes
    True "Doctor Who" fans relish this collection of restored 1960s-era episodes from incomplete story lines of the legendary sci-fi series, lost forever from BBC archives. The clips here star Patrick Troughton as the time-traveling Doctor. The footage includes episodes from the stories "The Power of the Daleks," "The Underwater Menace," "The Moonbase," "The Faceless Ones" and "The Wheel in Space." Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling also star.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Smith
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Carter Family: Will the Circle be Unbroken: American Experience
    rating:3.4

    The Carter Family: Will the Circle be Unbroken: American Experience

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Decades ago, The Carter Family changed the face of folk music and lifted the spirit of the nation by singing tunes that gave voice to the struggles of everyday Americans during the soul-weary Depression years. Discover their roots and learn how this influential group managed to capture the imaginations of music lovers throughout the nation. This documentary features interviews with such artists as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.

    Directed by:

  • Kathy Conkwright
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    A Wayfarer's Journey: Listening to Mahler
    rating:3.4

    A Wayfarer's Journey: Listening to Mahler

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss lends his voice as the late-19th-century Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, who overcame a difficult childhood by using music as his therapy. Nearly 100 years later, renowned pianist Christoph Eschenbach reveals how Mahler's music helped heal the wounds of his own childhood trauma. The documentary explores the healing power of music and how therapists are using it to treat patients today.

    Directed by:

  • Ruth Yorkin Drazen
  • 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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