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The Little Fugitive
rating:3.4

The Little Fugitive

1953Runtime:0 minutes
Sibling relations get tested when Lennie Norton (Richard Brewster) must care for his younger brother, 7-year-old Joey (Richie Andrusco). Lennie and his friends soon tire of Joey always being around, so they pull a practical joke on Joey: They tell him he killed Lennie. Believing Lennie's pals, Joey heads for one of the world's largest playgrounds -- Coney Island, where the amusement park and its characters come to life through a child's eyes.

Directed by:

  • Ray Ashley
  • Ruth Orkin
  • Morris Engel
  • 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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    Red Dirt Rising
    rating:3.6

    Red Dirt Rising

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    The birth of stock-car racing is captured through the story of pioneer Jimmie Lewallen (Brad Yoder), who began as a moonshine runner in 1930s North Carolina, took a break to serve in World War II and came home to witness the formation of NASCAR. From dirt tracks to international speedways, Lewallen and his buddies Bill Blair (Burgess Jenkins) and Fred Harb (Quentin Kerr) see their lives transformed by a sport they'd pursued purely out of passion.

    Directed by:

  • Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    All in This Tea
    rating:3.7

    All in This Tea

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Few people know the fascinating history of tea growing and making. This intriguing documentary aims to change that by following renowned tea importer David Lee Hoffman as he scours the far-flung corners of China to find the richest teas on earth. Tea making is an art and tradition that goes back generations in the East, and Hoffman makes it his goal to bring to the rest of the world the exquisite teas produced by struggling small farmers.

    Directed by:

  • Les Blank
  • Gina Leibrecht
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Everyone's favorite trio of talking rodents -- mischief-makers Alvin, Simon and Theodore -- are featured in this theatrical animated adventure that puts them in an around-the-world hot-air balloon race. When Alvin enters the chipmunks in the race that pits them against the Chipettes, the boys could take home $100,000 if they win. But unbeknownst to the high-flying chipmunks, they've become accomplices in an ingenious jewel-smuggling plot.

    Directed by:

  • Janice Karman
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys
    rating:3.2

    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Join Grandpa and his magical toys for this colorful, Wee Sing musical treat. Peter and his friends spend an adventurous day at Grandpa's, where Peter finds himself reduced to the size of a toy! Filled with upbeat music and cheerful images, the Wee Sing programs are sure to brighten up a dreary day. The program features live action and special effects, and invites children and adults to sing along with more than 20 well-known tunes.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Shadburne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    Close to You
    rating:3.3

    Close to You

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Infatuated Manuel (John Lloyd Cruz) has loved his childhood friend Marian (Bea Alonzo) for many years but has always been far too bashful to tell her. Meanwhile, the lovely Marian has been carrying a torch for her ex-classmate Lance (Sam Milby). When Marian and Lance reunite, sparks fly -- forcing Manuel to decide whether he should share his long-held secret in this affecting love story from Filipino director Cathy Garcia-Molina.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Drama
    The Man of My Life
    rating:3.2

    The Man of My Life

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When Frédéric (Bernard Campan) and his family meet a gay man named Hugo (Charles Berling) while vacationing in the Provençal countryside, their lives are irrevocably changed, as the two men develop a strong yet unconventional friendship. Although Frédéric is happily married to his wife, Frédérique (Léa Drucker), his bond with Hugo challenges the strength of his marriage and ultimately inspires him to reevaluate his life.

    Directed by:

  • Zabou Breitman
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Their Eyes Were Watching God
    rating:3.6

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Halle Berry stars in this version of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, adapted for television and produced by Oprah Winfrey. The story centers on Janie Crawford (Berry), a free-spirited woman who lives her life on her own terms. Refusing to accept her place as a black woman in the 1920s, Crawford lives life to its fullest and experiences a journey filled with great joy and unbearable heartache. Ruby Dee and Ruben Santiago-Hudson also star.

    Directed by:

  • Darnell Martin
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Nearly No Christmas
    rating:3.4

    Nearly No Christmas

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Everyone at the North Pole is frantically preparing for Christmas until the cranky boiler Rumbletum breaks down, shutting down the toy factories and forcing Santa to visit the city to find the parts he needs to fix the aging machine. While Santa is away, Mrs. Claus and the elves struggle to keep turning out toys in time for the big day in this charming family film starring Michael Haigh and Mildred Woods

    Directed by:

  • Yvonne Mackay
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Night Catches Us
    rating:3.6

    Night Catches Us

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus (Anthony Mackie) returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat (Kerry Washington), the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. Interfering with Marcus's good intentions are the neighborhood's continuing racial and social conflicts, as well as old enemies and friends -- both with scores to settle.

    Directed by:

  • Tanya Hamilton
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Music & Musicals
    Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
    rating:3.8

    Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    While singer, songwriter and quintessential outsider Townes Van Zandt never found lasting mainstream success, his music found a home in the repertoire of diverse artists such as Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and The Meat Puppets. Through archival footage and interviews with Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and more, Texas-based filmmaker Margaret Brown's directorial debut presents a moving portrait of an influential artist.

    Directed by:

  • Margaret Brown
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love
    rating:3.4

    Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary from filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi chronicles the controversy surrounding renowned Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, who recorded his stirring album "Egypt" as a celebration of his Islamic faith. Considered too irreverent by religious conservatives in Senegal, and initially met with suspicion by audiences in a post-9/11 America, N'Dour nevertheless persists and meets both challenges with grace.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Prokofiev: War and Peace
    rating:3.5

    Prokofiev: War and Peace

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Soprano Olga Gouriakova sings the role of Natacha, while Nathan Gunn lends his lush baritone to the part of André in this Paris National Opera production of composer Sergei Prokofiev's interpretation of the literary classic War and Peace. Written as Adolf Hitler's Nazis were invading Prokofiev's Russian homeland, the story's themes take on added weight in an opera heavy with emotion. Maestro Gary Bertini conducts the orchestra and chorus.

    Directed by:

  • Francesca Zambello
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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    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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