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Comedy
Super Mario Bros.
rating:3.2

Super Mario Bros.

1993Runtime:0 minutes
Brooklyn plumbers Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) are about to be shut down by a shady construction company, and when the firm's henchmen see that Luigi has fallen for a young student named Daisy (Samantha Mathis), they kidnap her -- and take her to another dimension. Vowing to track her down, the boys soon find themselves trapped in a bizarre parallel world ruled by a dinosaur-like despot named King Koopa (Dennis Hopper).

Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
    rating:3.4

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This sequel to the hit movie Bridget Jones's Diary begins four weeks after the final events of the first film, with the formerly single Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) discovering that life with her new beau, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Jacinda Barrett co-stars as a beautiful attorney who makes Bridget nervous, with Hugh Grant reprising his role as selfish cad Daniel Cleaver.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Everybody's Famous
    rating:3.1

    Everybody's Famous

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Factory worker Jean Vereecken (Josse De Pauw) dreams that his chubby daughter, Marva (Eva van der Gucht), will become a star, even after she performs disastrously in a local singing competition. One day, Jean seizes a golden opportunity, kidnapping pop diva Debbie (Thekla Reuten) and demanding that her manager give Marva a shot at stardom. Dominique Deruddere directs this upbeat comedy, which received an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Deruddere
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    It's a Wonderful Afterlife
    rating:3.6

    It's a Wonderful Afterlife

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Gurinder Chadha's delightfully irreverent comedy stars Shabana Azmi as Mrs. Sethi, a mother bent on finding her daughter a husband by any means, even if it kills her. Or, rather, even if it requires her to kill. She can't help herself: When her daughter's deemed not good enough, she defends as she thinks any good mother should. But how can she shake the cops' scrutiny? Suicide's not an option, at least not until she's able to marry off her child.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Horror
    Pet Sematary 2
    rating:3.1

    Pet Sematary 2

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Having moved to a different town to start a new life, 13-year-old Jeff and his new friend Drew discover a strange Indian burial ground. After burying Drew's dog in the cemetery, they realize they've unleashed a deadly evil that can't be stopped.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Blood & Chocolate
    rating:3.3

    Blood & Chocolate

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After moving from America to Bucharest, Romania, a teenage werewolf finds herself torn between loyalty and love when she falls for a human and incurs the ire of the pack leader -- who's planning to make her his mate.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Moth Diaries
    rating:3.2

    The Moth Diaries

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    College senior Rebecca's world is upended when her best friend Lucy befriends new girl Ernessa, who Rebecca suspects is a vampire. Is she haunted by the school's gothic past, in shock from her father's suicide, or just jealous? Or could she be right?

    Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Mummy's Hand
    rating:3.3

    The Mummy's Hand

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    Archaeologists Steve Banning (Dick Foran) and Babe Jenson (Wallace Ford) are determined to find the tomb of Princess Ananka. But equally resolved to stop them is museum curator professor Andoheb (George Zucco), secretly a high priest of Karnak sent to protect the sacred tomb. As the scientists exhume the site, Andoheb brews the mystic tana leaves that revive the mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) and consequently dooms all those within the mummy's reach.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Ashtanga, NY
    rating:3.6

    Ashtanga, NY

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Yoga enthusiasts take their practice to a higher level in this fitness documentary that reveals the power of Ashtanga, a high-energy regimen that works the mind, body and soul and promotes strength and healing. Filmed around the same time that tragedy struck the city of New York on September 11, 2001, Ashtanga, NY shows how yogis and other practitioners helped a populace find peace during a terrible and taxing time for the city's denizens.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Laskow
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    S.W.A.T.: L.A., Las Vegas, and Detroit
    rating:3.2

    S.W.A.T.: L.A., Las Vegas, and Detroit

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The S.W.A.T. teams of three cities -- Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Detroit -- are featured on this unique disc. Witness all three teams at work as they're called in to cover the most precarious assignments in law enforcement. See how these elite groups are trained specifically for the types of crimes they're summoned for, and take a glimpse at the highly technological equipment and military-style strategies used by these courageous heroes.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Gorman Buckley
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Deliver Us from Evil
    rating:3.6

    Deliver Us from Evil

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This unsettling Oscar-nominated documentary from filmmaker Amy Berg investigates the life of 30-year pedophile Father Oliver O'Grady and exposes the corruption inside the Catholic Church that allowed him to abuse countless children. Victims' stories and a disturbing interview with O'Grady offer a view into the troubled mind of the spiritual leader who moved from parish to parish gaining trust ... all the while betraying so many.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Berg
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    Drama
    Orlando
    rating:3.3

    Orlando

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Sally Potter adapts Virginia Woolf's 1928 allegorical novel about a woman who lives for 400 years -- the first half as a man -- in this surrealist study of sex and gender roles throughout the ages. The transition from man to woman and from the 16th to the 20th century is realized by Tilda Swinton's breakthrough performance and the film's Oscar-nominated costumes and art direction. Quentin Crisp plays Queen Elizabeth I.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Runaways
    rating:3.3

    The Runaways

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Dakota Fanning stars in The Runaways, about a group of extraordinary young women as they rise from rebellious So. California kids to rock stars of the now legendary band that paved the way for future generations of girl musicians.

    Directed by:

  • Floria Sigismondi
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    City of God
    rating:4.0

    City of God

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Buscapé (Alexandre Rodrigues) is frightened he'll end up like the countless others around him -- troubled, violent or dead. But his saving grace is his photographer's eye, through which the stories of several people who live in his forsaken Cidade de Deus unfold. Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund direct this sobering look at life inside a Rio de Janeiro housing project, reputed to be one of the most dangerous parts of an otherwise magical city.

    Directed by:

  • Fernando Meirelles
  • Katia Lund
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Julie & Julia
    rating:3.7

    Julie & Julia

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    This heartwarming, truth-inspired tale stars Amy Adams as Julie Powell, who decides to spice up her uneventful life by cooking all 524 recipes outlined in Julia Child's culinary classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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