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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
rating:3.6

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

2008Runtime:0 minutes
With a star-studded cast that includes Julia Ormond and Stanley Tucci, this Depression-era drama inspired by the American Girl line of dolls follows aspiring young journalist Kit Kittredge (Abigail Breslin), whose ingenuity and courage help save her family's house. While Kit's father (Chris O'Donnell) is away looking for a job, the family savings are stolen during a series of robberies -- and young Kit sets about finding the thief.

Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Chuggington: It's Training Time
    rating:3.6

    Chuggington: It's Training Time

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This charming collection of six animated adventures finds locomotives in training Wilson, Brewster and Koko learning important lessons about working together, playing by the rules and keeping friendships strong.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Ball
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
    rating:3.6

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) are back, along with their careworn manager, Dave (Jason Lee), and this time they have competition: The Chipettes (Anna Faris, Christina Applegate and Amy Poehler), hired by Dave's nemesis, Ian Hawke (David Cross). Cameron Richardson, Zachary Levi and Wendie Malick also lend their voice talents for this good-time live-action/CGI sequel.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    Shark Tale
    rating:3.5

    Shark Tale

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    In this DreamWorks animated tale, Oscar (Will Smith) is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny (Jack Black) is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship. Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger and Martin Scorsese also lend their voices.

    Directed by:

  • Bibo Bergeron
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Moonlight and Mistletoe
    rating:3.5

    Moonlight and Mistletoe

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A fondness for the holidays led Nick Crosby (Tom Arnold) to create Santaville, but as mounting bills and a new minimall threaten his labor of love, he and his estranged daughter (Candace Cameron Bure) set out to keep his yuletide attraction alive. Though it will take a miracle to keep the doors open, diehard Christmas nut Nick knows all about making miracles happen. Christopher Wiehl and Barbara Niven also star in this merry made-for-TV tale.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Cow Belles
    rating:3.5

    Cow Belles

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Real-life siblings Alyson and Amanda Michalka -- who cut albums together under the moniker Aly & AJ -- star as two spoiled sisters who are forced to work on their father's dairy farm as penance for what was nearly a disastrous mistake on their part. At first, the girls' biggest concern is that their hair will smell like cows -- and that they're nowhere near the mall. But eventually, they come to respect the family business and learn a lesson.

    Directed by:

  • Francine McDougall
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    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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    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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    Madeline
    rating:3.4

    Madeline

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    A mischievous French girl named Madeline tries to save her boarding school from the real estate market but finds it difficult to persuade the building's owner not to sell. When that approach fails, she uses her wits to discourage prospective buyers.

    Directed by:

  • Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Skellig: The Owl Man
    rating:3.4

    Skellig: The Owl Man

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When new kid on the block Michael (Bill Milner) befriends a mesmerizing man named Skellig (Tim Roth) who lives alone in a shed, their blossoming connection helps take Michael's mind off school bullies -- and his baby sister's increasingly troubling illness. Kelly Macdonald and Skye Bennett co-star in this family-friendly, made-for-television adaptation of David Almond's award-winning novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Toothless
    rating:3.4

    Toothless

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    After her untimely death in an accident, self-absorbed dentist Katherine Lewis (Kirstie Alley) strikes a bargain to redeem herself and work her way out of afterlife limbo by taking on the job of the fabled Tooth Fairy. Lacking compassion at first, she begins to change when she befriends a troubled child (Ross Malinger) in this genial fantasy, which aired as part of the TV anthology series "The Wonderful World of Disney."

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Snow White
    rating:3.4

    Snow White

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This isn't the classic Disney version, but it's still a family favorite! This live-action TV version, brought to you by the producers of Hallmark Entertainment specials, stars Miranda Richardson as the Evil Queen and Kristin Kreuk as Snow White. Direction by Caroline Thompson (The Addams Family, Edward Scissorhands) and top-notch special effects provide a splendid new take on the Brothers Grimm's beloved fairy tale.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Thompson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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    Big Girls Don't Cry ... They Get Even
    rating:3.4

    Big Girls Don't Cry ... They Get Even

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Teenager Laura Chartoff (Hillary Wolf) is wracked by low self-esteem -- a direct result of being constantly shuffled between her various families, whose members include Laura's self-absorbed stepfather (David Strathairn), her mother (Margaret Whitton), her real father (Griffin Dunne) and his 19-year-old girlfriend (Adrienne Shelly). Things come to a head when Laura ditches her family while on vacation in Hawaii. Joan Micklin Silver directs.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Harriet the Spy
    rating:3.4

    Harriet the Spy

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    A sixth-grade outcast at school spends her time spying on neighbors, taking notes on her discoveries. But when an enemy steals her secret notebook, her world starts to unravel -- and she has to find a way to get even!

    Directed by:

  • Bronwen Hughes
  • 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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