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Horror
Ravenous
rating:3.4

Ravenous

1999Runtime:0 minutes
In 19th-century California, a band of misfit soldiers at an army outpost led by Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) receives the badly injured Colqhoun (Robert Carlyle), who tells them horrific tales of resorting to cannibalism to stay alive when his group became stranded. Already teetering on the brink of madness from isolation in the Sierra Nevada wilderness, the men are sent over the edge when they attempt to investigate Colqhoun's claims.

Directed by:

  • Antonia Bird
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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 / The Mummy's Tomb
    rating:3.2

    The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    In The Mummy's Hand, an expedition of archaeologists travels to Egypt in search of the undiscovered tomb of the princess Ananka -- a trip that turns to horror when they find the tomb guarded by a living mummy. In The Mummy's Tomb, a high priest travels with the living mummy Kharis to murder those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
    rating:3.3

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs (Lisa Zane), tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for answers leads to a certain house on Elm Street -- where the nightmares become reality. Johnny Depp and rocker Alice Cooper appear in cameos.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Iron Jawed Angels
    rating:3.9

    Iron Jawed Angels

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    From 1912 to 1920, a group of fiery young suffragettes led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor) band together to wheedle the United States into adapting a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Along the way, they incur the wrath of President Woodrow Wilson (Bob Gunton) and anger other suffragette leaders (Anjelica Huston and Lois Smith). Directed by Katja von Garnier.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find
    rating:3.6

    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Clifton Powell, Kym Whitley, Andre Pitre and Tasha Taylor co-star in this inspiring tale about a close-knit black community that rallies to restore a crumbling Baptist church that's haunted by the spirits of three sisters. But while the friendly ghosts have hung around to ensure that the once-glorious church rises again, a greedy land developer is ready to tear it down so he can pounce on the property.

    Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs
    rating:3.6

    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Including interviews with top statesmen from both sides, this comprehensive PBS documentary traces the course of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 to the 1993 Oslo Accords and beyond. Leaders such as Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat; generals and soldiers from both camps; and even Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton all share their perspective on this contentious conflict.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Pery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    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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    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. When Sarah arrives with her horse, Scarlet, the other kids make assumptions about her because they know she's wealthy in "You Can't Judge a Girl by her Limo." Then, in "The Competition," everyone becomes ultracompetitive when Horseland needs to pick one rider to participate in an important junior national contest.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Taking the Heat
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Taking the Heat

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. After skipping practice sessions, overconfident Alma gets an unpleasant surprise in the fence-jumping event in "Win Some, Lose Some." Then, in "Fire, Fire Burning Bright," Chloe and Zoey don't take their responsibilities seriously on a trail ride, and their actions lead to consequences that put everyone in danger.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Season 2
    rating:3.6

    Horseland: Season 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In the further adventures of the animals and humans of Horseland, a wild horse tempts Aztec with tales of freedom, a blind girl brings inspiration to the stables, the girls cope with the loss of a beloved pet, and more.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Gas Food Lodging
    rating:3.1

    Gas Food Lodging

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    A hardworking, blue-collar mother (Brooke Adams) and her two diametrically opposed daughters, Shade (Fairuza Balk) and Trudi (Ione Skye), try to live a normal life in their whistle-stop desert town in New Mexico. Melancholy Shade escapes via the romantic melodramas at the local Mexican cinema, while Trudi throws herself into meaningless sexual relationships with men. Directed by indie filmmaker Allison Anders.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    August Rush
    rating:3.9

    August Rush

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After cellist Lyla (Keri Russell) and guitarist Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) share an enchanted night together, circumstances rip them apart, and the child (Freddie Highmore) produced by the union is raised by an opportunistic stranger (Robin Williams) who nurtures the boy's musical talent. Determined to find his parents, the boy -- known as August Rush -- relies on music to draw his mother and father to him. Terrence Howard co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Kirsten Sheridan
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Riding in Cars with Boys
    rating:3.4

    Riding in Cars with Boys

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Drew Barrymore stars as Beverly D'Onofrio, an unlucky teen who gets pregnant while still in high school, in this coming-of-age drama from director Penny Marshall that's based on D'Onofrio's autobiography by the same name. After sleeping with a boy she barely knew, Beverly gets married on a whim and discovers that her newborn isn't the only one who has a lot of growing up to do. Her teenage husband is a still a kid -- and so is she.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    What's Cooking?
    rating:3.4

    What's Cooking?

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This multicultural comedy-drama set in Los Angeles's middle-class environs paints an intriguing portrait of family tensions as four ethnic clans -- Latino, black, Jewish and Asian -- get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. The intertwining tales follow the families as minor frustrations escalate into heated battles and skeletons come out of the closet. Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert and Joan Chen lead the superb cast.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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