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Music & Musicals
The Police: Certifiable
rating:4.2

The Police: Certifiable

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Filmed on the stage of the world-famous Riverplate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this rock documentary from filmmakers Jim Gable and Ann Kim captures the legendary band the Police during their monumental reunion tour in 2008. In addition to performances of classics like "Roxanne," "Message in a Bottle" and "Every Breath You Take," the program also features Jordan Copeland's behind-the-scenes documentary, Better Than Therapy.

Directed by:

  • Jim Gable
  • Ann Kim
  • Jordan Copeland
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Bluegrass Journey
    rating:3.5

    Bluegrass Journey

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A treat for the eyes and ears, this musical documentary charts the history -- and captures the joyful spirit -- of bluegrass through interviews with and performances from some of the most celebrated artists of the genre. Featured acts include the Del McCoury Band, Nickel Creek, Jerry Douglas and Tim O'Brien. Fusing traditional Appalachian folk music with the energy of the blues, the timeless sound of bluegrass continues to win over new fans.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Kennedy
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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    U2 3D
    rating:4.2

    U2 3D

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Irish rock legends U2 take their sound to a new dimension -- literally -- in this 3D concert experience. Culled from more than 700 hours of footage captured during the band's "Vertigo" tour, the film was shot with a record number of 3D cameras. Watch Bono and the boys perform such hits as "Vertigo," "Beautiful Day," "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "With or Without You" before adoring crowds in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Owens
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    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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    Black Rock
    rating:3.5

    Black Rock

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Childhood pals Sarah, Abby and Lou's reunion on a remote island off the coast of Maine turns into a nightmare when they realize a sinister neighbor doesn't appreciate their presence -- and they wind up fighting for their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Aselton
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Point Break
    rating:3.6

    Point Break

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    To nab the culprits behind a string of bank heists, brash young G-man Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) poses as a wave rider to infiltrate a group of surfers who may have pulled off the robberies in this high-speed cult favorite. But after gaining the trust of the gang's charismatic leader (Patrick Swayze), Utah gets swept up in their heady lifestyle -- and is soon forced to decide where his loyalties lie. Gary Busey plays Utah's testy partner.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Deep Impact
    rating:3.4

    Deep Impact

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    A 7-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. To save the world, the U.S. president appoints a steely veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    Out-of-Sync
    rating:3.3

    Out-of-Sync

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Talented disc jockey Jason St. Julian (LL Cool J) gave up a promising career when he took the fall for a mob boss (Ramy Zada) and ended up in jail. Now, in an attempt to go straight, Julian is battling his gambling and alcohol problems, but his past keeps catching up to him in the form of loan sharks, drug dealers and crooked cops. Worse, he falls in love with the mob boss's girlfriend (Victoria Dillard). Yaphet Kotto and Howard Hesseman co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Debbie Allen
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Whistleblower
    rating:3.4

    The Whistleblower

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Sent to Bosnia to train cops in the aftermath of that country's brutal civil war, American policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) uncovers evidence that U.N. peacekeepers are complicit in a flourishing sex-trafficking trade. But when she brings her allegations to light, she discovers that her foes are more powerful than the law. Based on a true story, this thriller from director Larysa Kondracki co-stars Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn.

    Directed by:

  • Larysa Kondracki
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Iron & Silk
    rating:3.2

    Iron & Silk

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    A kung fu film fanatic moves to China in search of enlightenment in this sensitive film. With a degree in Chinese Culture, Mark (Mark Salzman) gets a job teaching English at a college in Hangzhou during an era of political and social upheaval. His foreigner status hinders Mark's romantic relationships, and he ultimately learns to merge the best of Eastern culture with his Western ways. Vivian Wu, Pan Qingfu and Jeanette Lin Tsui also star.

    Directed by:

  • Shirley Sun
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Mad Money
    rating:3.4

    Mad Money

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When her husband loses his high-paying job, well-off Bridget Cardigan joins the janitorial staff of the Federal Reserve Bank and conspires with two fellow employees to pilfer old money that's scheduled to be destroyed. It seems like a simple plan but, of course, it's never that simple.

    Directed by:

  • Callie Khouri
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Charlotte Rampling: The Look
    rating:3.1

    Charlotte Rampling: The Look

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Actress Charlotte Rampling largely tells her own story in this unconventional self-portrait conceived by filmmaker Angelina Maccarone. Highlights include conversations between Rampling and her friends, along with clips from her most famous films.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Maccarone
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Red Birds
    rating:3.1

    Red Birds

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Brigitte Cornand matches the voices and thoughts of 14 female artists, including Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith, with film footage of the various bird species she associates with them. The subjects' serious reflections on their struggles and conflicts as female artists are given a wry perspective by the images of their avian counterparts, ranging from cardinals to chickadees, wood pigeons and blue jays.

    Directed by:

  • Brigitte Cornand
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Olympia
    rating:3.4

    Olympia

    1938Runtime:0 minutes
    On the heels of her propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl chronicled the 1936 Olympics with this stellar, poetic sports documentary which captures the games in Berlin, including Jesse Owens's history-making victory. The thrill of the games, the beauty and power of the athletes, Riefenstahl's groundbreaking camera techniques and an evocative soundtrack make this one of the best sports documentaries ever made.

    Directed by:

  • Leni Riefenstahl
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Goodbye First Love
    rating:3.1

    Goodbye First Love

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In this lyrical drama, 15-year-old Camille must deal with her devastation when an older boy with whom she's fallen in love leaves to travel through South America. Over the next few years, she grows into a young woman and tries to love again.

    Directed by:

  • 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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