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Murderland
rating:3.2

Murderland

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Proving that murder is a multifaceted crime, this thriller about a slain prostitute (Lucy Cohu) is told from the viewpoints of three people: the woman's daughter, Carrie (Bel Powley); the investigating detective, Douglas Hain (Robbie Coltrane); and the victim herself. Alternating between the present and the past, the story scrutinizes Carrie's obsession with finding the killer and Hain's guilt over failing at his job.

Directed by:

  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Plain Clothes
    rating:3.1

    Plain Clothes

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When his brother is accused of murdering a high school teacher, undercover cop Nick Dunbar (Arliss Howard) tries to clear his sibling's name by posing as a student to investigate the killing, but he finds himself sucked into a vortex of teen angst. Dunbar is sidetracked by bullies, love triangles and a power-mad principal (Robert Stack) as he tries to hone in on the true culprit in this quirky comedy from director Martha Coolidge.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Twisted Seduction
    rating:3.1

    Twisted Seduction

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Applying his computerlike mind to the subject of dating, transplanted British mathematician David Grant (Tom Broadwell) searches all of Montreal for the perfectly compatible woman. But when he finds her (Caroline Brassard), Grant goes one step further and kidnaps her. Stealing a person's heart is one thing, but holding someone hostage based merely on statistical data seems like the antithesis of romance.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Adams
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Spellbinder
    rating:3.1

    Spellbinder

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When he saves young, homeless Miranda (Kelly Preston) from her abusive boyfriend, ruthless attorney Jeff Reed (Tim Daly) learns that until recently, the gorgeous girl was part of a coven of witches -- but he takes her under his wing (and into his bed) anyway. But soon, Jeff discovers that the coven has plans to make Miranda their next human sacrifice, and they don't intend to let a lawyer stand in their way.

    Directed by:

  • Janet Greek
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Surveillance
    rating:3.1

    Surveillance

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Revealing the stunning truth behind a horrific string of homicides near Santa Fe, a young girl (Ryan Simpkins), a police officer (Kent Harper) and a drug addict (Pell James) spill their wildly different eyewitness accounts to FBI agents Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman). Michael Ironside, Cheri Oteri and French Stewart co-star in this thriller from director Jennifer Chambers Lynch (Boxing Helena).

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Chambers Lynch
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Mystery! Dead Gorgeous
    rating:3.1

    Mystery! Dead Gorgeous

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When two old friends, Antonia (Helen McCrory) and Rose (Fay Ripley), run into each other after years of separation, they discover they have one tragic thing in common: They're both unhappily married. So, they hatch a plan to kill each other's spouse. But can each woman live up to her end of the bloody bargain? There's nothing pretty about murder and deceit in this episode of PBS's acclaimed series "Mystery!"

    Directed by:

  • Andrew Payne
  • Sarah Harding
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Blue Steel
    rating:3.1

    Blue Steel

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    When psychotic Wall Street broker Eugene (Ron Silver) witnesses rookie cop Megan (Jamie Lee Curtis) gunning down an armed robber in a store, he becomes instantly obsessed with her. After lifting the robber's gun from the crime scene, Eugene carves Turner's name into the bullets and uses them in a series of murders. Soon, Turner is drawn into a deadly game of wits with a psychopath who's always a step ahead ... and much closer than she thinks!

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    After.Life
    rating:3.1

    After.Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    As the life of young Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci) hangs precariously in the balance, funeral director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson), who has a mysterious ability to help the dead transition to the afterlife, has complete control over her fate. Though it's possible she isn't dead after all, it's equally possible that she's already in hell. Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo directs and co-writes this macabre thriller; Justin Long co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Lies in Plain Sight
    rating:3.1

    Lies in Plain Sight

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This made-for-television drama follows the unsettling journey of Sofia, a blind woman who quests to uncover the reason for her beloved cousin Eva's suicide. As her search deepens, Sofia discovers that Eva had long been hiding troubling secrets.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Cardoso
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
    rating:3.1

    Map of the Sounds of Tokyo

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When the daughter of prominent Tokyo businessman Mr. Nagara (Takeo Nakahara) commits suicide, Nagara's heartbroken employee Ishida (Hideo Sakaki) hires part-time hit woman Ryu (Rinko Kikuchi) to kill the man (Sergi López) perceived as responsible for the daughter's death. Meanwhile, a curious sound engineer becomes obsessed with Ryu and her life in this lyrical and mysterious drama from acclaimed Spanish director Isabel Coixet.

    Directed by:

  • Isabel Coixet
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Sherlock Holmes
    rating:3.1

    Sherlock Holmes

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Not to be confused with the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster, as a mob of monsters invades London, Dr. Watson believes that the creatures exist but Holmes suspects that Spring-Heeled Jack is responsible in this low-budget take on the classic character.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    While She Was Out
    rating:3.1

    While She Was Out

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    What starts out as a Christmas Eve trip to the mall ends up as an exercise in terror for suburban mom Della Myers (Kim Basinger) when she finds herself stranded in a forest and pursued by a quartet of thugs -- all because she's left an angry note on their car. The baddies (including Lukas Haas) chase her from the mall, and when she crashes her car in a wooded area, she has nothing to fend off her attackers but her wits and her toolbox.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Montford
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie
    rating:3.1

    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary feature will give you an insider's look behind the scenes of Robert Rodriguez's darkly comic supernatural thriller. On-set interviews and footage offer plenty of insight into both the hard work and the camaraderie that goes on when the official cameras &NFi;aren't&NFi_; filming. A must for indie fans and aspiring filmmakers. (Note: This disc does &NFi;not&NFi_; contain From Dusk Till Dawn; to see the film, please rent the movie disc.)

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Kelly
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Hurt
    rating:3.1

    Hurt

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When Robert Coltrane suddenly dies, his wife and two children can no longer afford their affluent lifestyle. So when Robert's loner brother Darryl offers lodging to the downsized family, they accept -- a choice that proves to be a fatal mistake.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Stepansky
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Population 436
    rating:3.1

    Population 436

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    For a century, Rockwell Falls has had the same number of residents: 436. A census taker (Jeremy Sisto) is sent there to figure out how the town managed to accomplish such a dubious feat in this disturbing drama. Once he arrives, he quickly senses all's not well and is subsequently stripped of his freedom. If he doesn't fall in line with the village's oppressive rules, he may end up lost forever. David Ames and Fred Durst co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Maxwell MacLaren
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Waking Madison
    rating:3.1

    Waking Madison

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Phone-sex operator Madison Walker (Sarah Roemer) suffers from multiple personalities -- a condition that may help her on-the-job role-playing but is destroying her personal life. To find some peace, she locks herself in her apartment and starts a video diary. Thus begins a 30-day quest for sanity, at the end of which Madison plans to kill herself if she hasn't reconciled her many identities in this indie thriller also starring Elisabeth Shue.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Brooks
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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