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Children & Family
Christmas Do-Over
rating:3.1

Christmas Do-Over

2006Runtime:0 minutes
When jingle writer Kevin (Jay Mohr) travels to a remote town to spend Christmas with his son Ben, ex-wife Jill (Daphne Zuniga) and her parents, he finds himself living the very same Christmas Day over and over again -- giving him a chance to win back his family. But blocking his path to redemption are a pair of ornery ex-in-laws and Jill's seemingly perfect new boyfriend -- not to mention Kevin's own abundant shortcomings.

Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Paradise
    rating:3.4

    Paradise

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Willard (Elijah Wood), a 10-year-old who is dealing with his parents' break-up, comes to spend the summer with Lily and Ben Reed (Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson), whose own relationship is strained following the tragic death of their 3-year-old son. Their problems make it all the more difficult for Willard to acclimate to his new environment, until a young girl (Thora Birch) intervenes to become his friend and transforms all their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Agnes Donoghue
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Big Green
    rating:3.4

    The Big Green

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna (Olivia d'Abo) attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant (Steve Guttenberg) whip them into shape. As they work overtime, the pair help kids build their self-esteem and also get involved in solving family squabbles. Holly Goldberg Sloan directs this underdog sports story.

    Directed by:

  • Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains
    rating:3.3

    Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    This delicious musical adventure invites you on a journey with Lisa and her friends, the Snoodle Doodles, as they travel deep into a magical land that's out of this world! As you pass by forests of towering lollipops, streams of cool lemonade and mountains of yummy ice cream, you'll listen to more than 20 fun-filled songs that stress the importance of eating healthy food -- and the joy of having friends to share it with.

    Directed by:

  • Claudia Sloan
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Night and Fog
    rating:3.3

    Night and Fog

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In the wake of a brutal murder-suicide of a family in the projects of outer Hong Kong, police interviews gradually reveal the story of battered wife Wong Hiu-ling (Jingchu Zhang) and her explosive but charismatic husband, Lee Sam (Simon Yam). The accounts of a shy neighbor, a women's shelter resident and others paint a gripping portrait of the abusive relationship in director Ann Hui's low-budget social drama.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    CSI: NY: Season 5
    rating:3.1

    CSI: NY: Season 5

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), lead the brilliant New York forensics team that solves crimes by analyzing the tiniest pieces of evidence in this hit television drama. Using sophisticated technology, the crime scene investigators unravel the lies of witnesses and perpetrators with their cutting-edge skills and expertise. Anna Belknap, Hill Harper and Eddie Cahill also star.

    Directed by:

  • Rob Bailey
  • Christine Moore
  • David Von Ancken
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
    rating:3.5

    Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Modern artist Anselm Kiefer and his monumental landscape creation at Barjac, France -- a vast complex including lakes, bridges, caves and galleries displaying Kiefer's other work -- are the focus of this documentary from Sophie Fiennes. The artist's ruminations on the creative process and his aims and ambitions are intercut with a careful study of the art itself, shining a spotlight on the processes at work in Kiefer's expanding mini-universe.

    Directed by:

  • Sophie Fiennes
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Fighter
    rating:3.3

    Fighter

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Although her strict father (Sadi Tekelioglu) expects her to study medicine, Aicha (Semra Turan) won't be deterred from training to become a skilled kung fu fighter. But in the process of building up her strength with a professional club, she unexpectedly falls for an adversary. At first, Aicha's passionate relationship with Emil (Cyron Melville) is like fire -- but in the end, her Turkish roots could tear them apart.

    Directed by:

  • Natasha Arthy
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Romance
    The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure
    rating:3.4

    The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Denmark's King Edvard and Queen Paige journey to a distant kingdom to celebrate the arranged marriage of the beautiful Princess Myra, they discover that the girl hates her creepy fiancé and secretly loves Alu, a common elephant handler.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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    Meet Bill
    rating:3.2

    Meet Bill

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Beleaguered bank employee Bill (Aaron Eckhart) has his hands full with his two-timing wife (Elizabeth Banks), his oblivious father-in-law (Holmes Osborne) who runs the bank and frustrated efforts to change careers. But Bill's life just may turn around when he's coaxed to mentor a wisecracking teen (Logan Lerman). Timothy Olyphant, Jessica Alba and Kristen Wiig also star in this offbeat tale of self-discovery.

    Directed by:

  • Melisa Wallack
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Women
    rating:3.2

    The Women

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Shocked by the discovery that their pal Mary's (Meg Ryan) husband is having an affair with a beautiful young shop girl (Eva Mendes), a tight-knit circle of New York socialites comes up with a devious plan to help Mary win back her man. This remake of George Cukor's classic 1939 film boasts an all-star ensemble cast, including Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing, Bette Midler and Candice Bergen.

    Directed by:

  • Diane English
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Special Interest
    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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    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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    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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    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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