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Action & Adventure
Superman Doomsday
rating:3.4

Superman Doomsday

2007Runtime:0 minutes
To defend Earth, Superman (voiced by Adam Baldwin) battles an evil entity known as Doomsday, who proves too strong for the Man of Steel. But as the world mourns the fallen superhero, Lex Luthor's (James Marsters) joy in his enemy's demise is short-lived: Even death can't stop Superman. This animated epic is based on DC Comics' 1993 "The Death and Return of Superman" story arc.

Directed by:

  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Sensei
    rating:3.4

    The Sensei

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After punks at school hand him a savage beating, gay teen McClain Evans (Michael O'Laskey II) secretly begins martial arts training with Karen O'Neil (director Diana Lee Inosanto), a woman who has her own axe to grind with the narrow-minded rural community. But as Evans learns to stand up to prejudice and hate, the boy and his sensei unleash a firestorm of controversy in their small Colorado town. Louis Mandylor co-stars in this drama.

    Directed by:

  • Diana Lee Inosanto
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Wonder Woman
    rating:3.8

    Wonder Woman

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    It's up to fierce, headstrong Amazon princess Diana (voiced by Keri Russell) to use her unique powers to save her people -- by becoming the one and only Wonder Woman. She's out to stop Greek god Ares (Alfred Molina), who is plotting to use an ancient artifact called the Hand of Rage to decimate the human race, starting with the Amazons. This animated tale features the voices of Nathan Fillion, Rosario Dawson, Jason Miller and Oliver Platt.

    Directed by:

  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Mad Money
    rating:3.4

    Mad Money

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When her husband loses his high-paying job, well-off Bridget Cardigan joins the janitorial staff of the Federal Reserve Bank and conspires with two fellow employees to pilfer old money that's scheduled to be destroyed. It seems like a simple plan but, of course, it's never that simple.

    Directed by:

  • Callie Khouri
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    American Waitress, New Mexico
    rating:3.2

    American Waitress, New Mexico

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Vanessa Vassar's humorous and humbling documentary puts a name to the face of four New Mexico food servers, who dispense their thoughts about social structures, sexual politics and spirituality with hard-won grace and wit. Their views about the vocation range from realistic to romantic to existential, but the mystery of how these waitresses spend their time off -- motorcycling, welding, mountain climbing -- may be the greater revelation.

    Directed by:

  • Vanessa Vassar
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Army of One
    rating:3.1

    Army of One

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a well-to-do stockbroker, a high school dropout and an aspiring modern dancer enlist in the Army with varying degrees of success in this riveting, heartbreaking documentary. Filmmaker Sarah Goodman's award-winning feature debut follows the three young recruits -- Thaddeus Ressler, Nelson Reyes and Sara Miller -- through basic training and deployment over the course of two years.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Goodman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The First World War: The Complete Series
    rating:4.0

    The First World War: The Complete Series

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Even though it heralded the birth of modern warfare and engendered mass destruction on an unprecedented scale, the world's first great war rarely receives as much attention as the second. This definitive 10-part series narrated by Jonathan Lewis outlines and analyzes World War I military strategy to show why "the war to end all wars" simply didn't, prompting an even bloodier conflict less than 20 years later.

    Directed by:

  • Marcus Kiggell
  • Simon Rockell
  • Corina Sturmer
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Women & Spirituality
    rating:3.1

    Women & Spirituality

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    This renowned trilogy from activist filmmaker Donna Read examines the role that feminine-based spirituality has played throughout history, from goddess-based, pre-Christian faiths all the way up to present-day practices. The presentation also delves into the medieval witch hunts, the persecution of powerful women in Renaissance Europe and how modern women have come full circle in their current reclamation of ancient, female-centered spirituality.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Read
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    When Night Is Falling
    rating:3.5

    When Night Is Falling

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    A professor at a Christian college, Camille (Pascale Bussières) enjoys a conventional life with her minister fiancé, Martin (Henry Czerny). But when reserved Camille meets free-spirited circus acrobat Petra (Rachael Crawford), her conservative life takes a sensuous left turn. With Petra, Camille begins an erotic adventure of self-discovery and finds herself emotionally teetering between the forbidden and the familiar.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    But I'm a Cheerleader
    rating:3.4

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    In this hilarious satire, Megan Bloomfield (Natasha Lyonne) lives a "normal" teen life as a cheerleader dating the captain of the football team. But her parents and friends suspect Megan is gay because of "clues," such as her distaste for kissing her boyfriend. Shipped off to True Directions -- a camp designed to shove her back in the closet -- Bloomfield meets tomboy Graham Eaton (Clea DuVall), who helps her recognize her sexual orientation.

    Directed by:

  • Jamie Babbit
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Chris & Don: A Love Story
    rating:3.6

    Chris & Don: A Love Story

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    The relationship between author Christopher Isherwood and artist Don Bachardy is chronicled in this documentary through home movies, interviews and readings from Isherwood's journal.

    Directed by:

  • Tina Mascara
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Normal
    rating:3.5

    Normal

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Rural Illinois resident Roy (Tom Wilkinson) declares after his 25th wedding anniversary that he has always believed he's a woman trapped inside a man's body. This shocks and angers some in his family and community, but some are unexpectedly supportive. It's up to Roy's shell-shocked wife, Irma (Jessica Lange), his kids and the entire community to come to terms with this stunning revelation. The film earned three Golden Globe nominations.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Anderson
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    Mystery! Dead Gorgeous
    rating:3.1

    Mystery! Dead Gorgeous

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When two old friends, Antonia (Helen McCrory) and Rose (Fay Ripley), run into each other after years of separation, they discover they have one tragic thing in common: They're both unhappily married. So, they hatch a plan to kill each other's spouse. But can each woman live up to her end of the bloody bargain? There's nothing pretty about murder and deceit in this episode of PBS's acclaimed series "Mystery!"

    Directed by:

  • Andrew Payne
  • Sarah Harding
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Peacemaker
    rating:3.5

    The Peacemaker

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Terrorists be damned! After some baddies trigger a nuclear explosion in Russia, U.S. Special Forces intelligence agent Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) and White House nuclear weapons expert Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) come to the rescue. Trouble is, the web of conspiracy stretches from Europe to New York, and the terrorists have no demands. Clooney, hip and hard as nails, riffs wonderfully off a more circumspect Kidman.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Out-of-Sync
    rating:3.3

    Out-of-Sync

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Talented disc jockey Jason St. Julian (LL Cool J) gave up a promising career when he took the fall for a mob boss (Ramy Zada) and ended up in jail. Now, in an attempt to go straight, Julian is battling his gambling and alcohol problems, but his past keeps catching up to him in the form of loan sharks, drug dealers and crooked cops. Worse, he falls in love with the mob boss's girlfriend (Victoria Dillard). Yaphet Kotto and Howard Hesseman co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Debbie Allen
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Spellbinder
    rating:3.1

    Spellbinder

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When he saves young, homeless Miranda (Kelly Preston) from her abusive boyfriend, ruthless attorney Jeff Reed (Tim Daly) learns that until recently, the gorgeous girl was part of a coven of witches -- but he takes her under his wing (and into his bed) anyway. But soon, Jeff discovers that the coven has plans to make Miranda their next human sacrifice, and they don't intend to let a lawyer stand in their way.

    Directed by:

  • Janet Greek
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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