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Hipsters
rating:4.3

Hipsters

2008Runtime:0 minutes
In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels (Anton Shagin) falls for Polly (Oksana Akinshina), a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew. Equally smitten, Polly introduces her new beau to jazz and other forbidden Western delights. Writer-director Valery Todorovsky helms this colorful take on the Cold War.

Directed by:

  • Valery Todorovsky
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    Maria Holic: The Complete Series
    rating:4.3

    Maria Holic: The Complete Series

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Teenage boarding school student Kanako prefers girls to boys, especially since the mere thought of the opposite sex can give her a skin rash. So what's she to do when Mariya, the girl of her dreams, turns out to be a meanspirited cross-dressing boy? The quest for true love takes surprising twists and turns as Kanako peruses her school's selection of cute girls in this anime series based on the popular manga.

    Directed by:

  • Marina Inoue
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    Shrek (Widescreen)
    rating:4.2

    Shrek (Widescreen)

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers). On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess (Cameron Diaz) from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey (Eddie Murphy). This is the widescreen version of the film and includes a commentary, technical goofs, a storyboard pitch of deleted scenes and more.

    Directed by:

  • Andrew Adamson
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Shrek (Full-screen)
    rating:4.2

    Shrek (Full-screen)

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers). On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess (Cameron Diaz) from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey (Eddie Murphy). This is the full-screen version of the film and includes a featurette, character interviews and more.

    Directed by:

  • Andrew Adamson
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Enlightenment Guaranteed
    rating:4.1

    Enlightenment Guaranteed

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    When his wife and children unexpectedly walk out on him, Uwe (Uwe Ochsenknecht) decides to join his brother Gustav (Gustav-Peter Wohler), a struggling feng shui consultant, on a pilgrimage from Munich to Japan, where Gustav hopes to find enlightenment as a guest in a Buddhist monastery. The plot thickens when, after a night of hard drinking, they get lost in the streets of Tokyo, temporarily derailing their search for serenity.

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  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    A New Leaf
    rating:4.1

    A New Leaf

    1971Runtime:0 minutes
    Having squandered his sizable inheritance, self-centered New York playboy Henry Graham (Walter Matthau) schemes to marry a wealthy woman -- and then kill her. But when his new bride, Henrietta (Elaine May), proves to be an innocent klutz, Henry starts to change. Soon Henry is disposing of his self-serving ways instead of his wife. Co-written and directed by May, this romantic comedy was nominated for two Golden Globes, including Best Picture.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Kung Fu Panda 2
    rating:4.0

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    The legendary Dragon Warrior, Po (Jack Black), the kung fu panda, dutifully guards the Valley of Peace alongside his allies the Furious Five. When a frightful new enemy emerges, Po and company embark on a perilous journey to save China and the art of kung fu. Directed by Jennifer Yuh, this animated action adventure sequel also features the vocal talents of Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Seth Rogen.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Yuh
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Ramona and Beezus
    rating:3.9

    Ramona and Beezus

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    When free-spirited grade-schooler Ramona Quimby's (Joey King) wild imagination leads her into another adventure, she plunges in with her trademark energy … and penchant for mishaps, much to the consternation of her parents and big sister Beezus (Selena Gomez). Bridget Moynahan and John Corbett co-star as Mom and Dad Quimby in director Elizabeth Allen's adaptation of the beloved children's books by Beverly Cleary.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Allen
  • rating:3.9 3.9 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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    Man Up!
    rating:3.9

    Man Up!

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Will, Craig and Kenny are three modern guys who've gone a little too, well, &NFi;modern&NFi_;. They're sensitive and caring, and they pay attention to their looks and hygiene, making all three start to wonder if they're still real men, whatever that may mean.

    Directed by:

  • Beth McCarthy-Miller
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    LOL
    rating:3.9

    LOL

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Pretty teen Lola and her high school friends struggle to elude their bewildered parents, pull off daring hookups and sow some seriously wild oats in this coming-of-age comedy for the social media era.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Azuelos
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me
    rating:3.9

    Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In her Emmy-nominated comedy special for HBO (filmed at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.), Wanda Sykes brings her take-no-prisoners comedy style to bear on Barack Obama's presidency, Republican tea parties and the inhuman torture that is bikini waxing. Whether she's sharing true stories about her interracial lesbian marriage or doing hard time as a performer on a gay cruise, Sykes is frequently abrasive -- and fearlessly funny.

    Directed by:

  • Beth McCarthy-Miller
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Proposal
    rating:3.9

    The Proposal

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock, in a Golden Globe-nominated role) forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), to marry her. Directed by Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses), this romantic comedy also stars Craig T. Nelson and Mary Steenburgen as Andrew's parents, Joe and Grace, and Betty White as the outspoken Grandma Annie.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fletcher
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Frenemies
    rating:3.9

    Frenemies

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    What happens when three sets of BFFs become enemies? Follow the stories of a group of classmates who navigate the ups and downs of friendship, including a scrappy tomboy and a rich girl who decide to trade places.

    Directed by:

  • Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Living Single: Season 1
    rating:3.8

    Living Single: Season 1

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This popular urban sitcom groups a trio of single women into one three-bedroom apartment, proving that one doesn't need a husband to be happy. Publishing maven Khadijah James (Queen Latifah) holds the twentysomething household together. Her wide-eyed cousin, Synclaire (Kim Coles), an aspiring actress, supplies the drama while fashion-conscious Regine (Kim Fields) keeps things interesting. Erika Alexander co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Tony Singletary
  • Ellen Gittelsohn
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Secret World of Alex Mack: Season 1
    rating:3.8

    The Secret World of Alex Mack: Season 1

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Junior high is rarely easy -- just ask 13-year-old Alex Mack (Larisa Oleynik), whose humiliating first day ends with her being almost hit by a truck and then doused by a mystery chemical. Now, endowed with supernatural powers, Alex must rely on her genius sister and her best friend to help her hide them so that the chemical company doesn't use her as a lab guinea pig. Jessica Alba guest stars in this popular Nickelodeon series from the 1990s.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Lauer
  • Christopher T. Welch
  • Allison Liddi
  • Sean McNamara
  • rating:3.8 3.8 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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