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Sci-Fi & Fantasy
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
rating:3.6

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

1926Runtime:0 minutes
Considered by many to be the first full-length animated film, the story of Lotte Reiniger's mesmerizing work is taken from &NFi;The Arabian Nights&NFi_;. A young prince named Achmed embarks on a series of great adventures, including uniting with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains to save a beautiful princess. Produced in Germany, this color-tinted film utilizes laboriously cut out silhouettes to tell its story.

Directed by:

  • Lotte Reiniger
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    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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    Three Wishes
    rating:3.4

    Three Wishes

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    &NFb;&NFb_;A mysterious drifter (Patrick Swayze) and his dog move in with a struggling single mother (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) whose husband died in the Korean War. Does the stranger really have magical powers, or is he just a tall-tale spinner? Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl, Rambling Rose) directs this period romance with a touch of fantasy.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    Chutney Popcorn
    rating:3.1

    Chutney Popcorn

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    When Reena (Nisha Ganatra, in her feature film debut) learns that married sister Sarita (Sakina Jaffrey) can't have a baby, she decides to play surrogate mother, but Reena's girlfriend (Jill Hennessy) worries that three might be a crowd. Themes of love, family obligations and fertility swirl through the story as Sarita grapples with her failure to conceive, and Reena's mother remains in the dark about her daughter's same-sex relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Nisha Ganatra
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Loving Annabelle
    rating:3.4

    Loving Annabelle

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    An esteemed young poetry teacher at a Catholic boarding school (Diane Gaidry) risks everything when she engages in a feverish affair with a female student (Erin Kelly) in this controversial story of forbidden love. Directed by Katherine Brooks and co-starring Ilene Graff, this passionate yet sensitive romance explores the complexity of an unconventional relationship in the face of rigid traditionalism.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Brooks
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Kids Are All Right
    rating:3.4

    The Kids Are All Right

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), the children of same-sex parents Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore), become curious about the identity of their sperm-donor dad (Mark Ruffalo) and set out to make him part of their family unit, often with hilarious results. But his arrival complicates the household dynamics, and nobody is sure how he fits in -- if at all -- in this Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Entre Nous
    rating:3.7

    Entre Nous

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, this film beautifully captures the rare friendship that blossoms between two married women, Lena Weber (Isabelle Huppert) and Madeleine (Miou-Miou), living in WWII France, 1942. They attempt to defy the social rules of their time in order to escape their unfulfilling lives. Written and directed by Diane Kurys, who was inspired by her parents' relationship and the woman who came between them.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    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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    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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    D.O.A.
    rating:3.2

    D.O.A.

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Sleepwalking through the academia, an alcoholic college professor spends more time drinking than grading papers or writing new novels. But he gets a wake-up call (from hell) when he discovers he has only a few days to live after being poisoned.

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    Special Interest
    Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection
    rating:3.8

    Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    In this popular British series that's part cooking show, part travelogue and part comedy, Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson-Wright cook up a storm as they crisscross the English countryside on a classic Triumph motorcycle and sidecar. The larger-than-life duo encourages people to enjoy the moment with rich and satisfying recipes that are anything but heart-friendly, washing the meals down with outrageous tales of their past misadventures.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Llewellyn
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Minkus: La Bayadère: Teatro alla Scala
    rating:3.1

    Minkus: La Bayadère: Teatro alla Scala

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Noteworthy Bolshoi Ballet superstar Svetlana Zakharova, Corps de Ballet of the Teatro alla Scala and their lead dancer, Roberto Bolle, bring a stirring live performance of Marius Petipa's "La Bayadère" ("The Temple Dancer") to the Milan stage. Choreographed by Natalia Makarova and directed for video by Tina Protasoni, the 2006 performance is inspired by a libretto purportedly written by the choreographer himself and conducted by David Coleman.

    Directed by:

  • Tina Protasoni
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Life and Death of Owen Hart
    rating:3.4

    The Life and Death of Owen Hart

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary profiles professional wrestler Owen Hart (younger brother of WWF star Bret Hart), whose life and career with the World Wrestling Federation were cut short via tragic means -- a fatal accident during a live pay-per-view stunt. While Owen was attempting to swing down from the rafters of a Kansas City arena, his safety harness failed, and he fell 75 feet to his death in front of masses of horrified fans.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Blake
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo
    rating:3.3

    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In this addition to the Cirque du Soleil canon, the performers explore the vivid imagination of the Dead Clown (Mauro Mozzani). Picturing his own funeral, the clown fantasizes about a carnival-filled world he believes awaits him after death. Despite the omission of the masks and makeup that the troupe is known for, the dynamic collective creates another indelible production full of dazzling imagery and spellbinding acrobatics.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Barnabe
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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