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Foreign
Italian for Beginners
rating:3.1

Italian for Beginners

2000Runtime:0 minutes
Director Lone Scherfig's playful and endearing story follows seven strangers from a small, rainy suburb who come together once a week to learn Italian. Andres (Anders W. Berthelsen), Jorgen (Peter Gantzler) and the others are all looking to fill a void in their lives. And as they embark on a journey of discovery, friendship and the limitless possibilities of love, they soon find that the class offers them much more than just a new language.

Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Take My Eyes
    rating:3.5

    Take My Eyes

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of seven Goya Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor and Actress, Iciar Bollain's raw drama exposes the hard truths about domestic abuse. With her son in tow, battered wife Pilar (Laia Marull) finally flees her violent husband, Antonio (Luis Tosar), taking asylum at her sister Ana's (Candela Peña) home. Free from the clutches of her abusive husband, Pilar struggles to start a new life; problem is, she still loves Antonio.

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  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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    Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl
    rating:3.8

    Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    At the height of China's Cultural Revolution, a girl is sent to a remote area as part of a government initiative and finds her exile a thrilling adventure -- and a nightmarish trap. This rich tale examines the individual cost of collective decisions.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Chen
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Horror
    Pet Sematary 2
    rating:3.1

    Pet Sematary 2

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Having moved to a different town to start a new life, 13-year-old Jeff and his new friend Drew discover a strange Indian burial ground. After burying Drew's dog in the cemetery, they realize they've unleashed a deadly evil that can't be stopped.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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    Sherlock Holmes
    rating:3.1

    Sherlock Holmes

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Not to be confused with the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster, as a mob of monsters invades London, Dr. Watson believes that the creatures exist but Holmes suspects that Spring-Heeled Jack is responsible in this low-budget take on the classic character.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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    Music & Musicals
    Stagedoor
    rating:3.1

    Stagedoor

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Summer camp is usually filled with activities and crafts, but for the kids of Stagedoor Manor, camp is all song and dance, literally. Spawning superstar alumni such as Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Jason Leigh and Felicity Huffman, Stagedoor Manor is a breeding ground for talent. Director Alexandra Shiva follows five dedicated campers through rigorous rehearsals to a theatrical performance that rivals professional productions.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra Shiva
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Atlantic Records: The House that Ahmet Built
    rating:3.8

    Atlantic Records: The House that Ahmet Built

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    With a $10,000 loan from his dentist, Ahmet Ertegun co-founded Atlantic Records in 1947. By the 1950s Atlantic was the country's premier R&B label. Ertegun's wondrous rise is recounted in this lively episode from the PBS series "American Masters." It took director Susan Steinberg more than four years to capture Ertegun in candid conversations with music greats Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Ray Charles and many others.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Steinberg
  • rating:3.8 3.8 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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    Björk: Greatest Hits
    rating:3.5

    Björk: Greatest Hits

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Daring vocalist Björk is unafraid to explore new musical territory, and her best discoveries are collected in this anthology of music videos that show her range and depth, from the heavy dance beats of "Hyperballad" to the dark tones of "Army of Me." Exemplifying Björk's commitment to strong visual storytelling, the videos assembled were directed by such famous names as Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry.

    Directed by:

  • Spike Jonze
  • Danny Cannon
  • John Kricfalusi
  • Chris Cunningham
  • Michel Gondry
  • Sophie Muller
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie
    rating:3.1

    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary feature will give you an insider's look behind the scenes of Robert Rodriguez's darkly comic supernatural thriller. On-set interviews and footage offer plenty of insight into both the hard work and the camaraderie that goes on when the official cameras &NFi;aren't&NFi_; filming. A must for indie fans and aspiring filmmakers. (Note: This disc does &NFi;not&NFi_; contain From Dusk Till Dawn; to see the film, please rent the movie disc.)

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Kelly
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire
    rating:3.2

    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    This four-part "Doctor Who" serial finds the Doctor (Peter Davison), his companion Turlough (Mark Strickson) and the android Kamelion (Gerald Flood) touching down on the island of Lanzarote, where they arrive just in time for Turlough to save an American girl (Nicola Bryant) from drowning. But their chance meeting seems more than coincidence when she produces an object that bears the same symbol that's branded on Turlough's arm.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: Enlightenment
    rating:3.5

    Doctor Who: Enlightenment

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    In this last installment of the mysterious and exciting Black Guardian/Turlough trilogy, immortal Eternals -- who are racing to achieve enlightenment -- challenge mortal Ephemerals, and we learn being an Ephemeral is better. But once again, the nefarious Black Guardian appears, and the Doctor is suddenly in a race to save his own life. Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Janet Fielding and Cyril Luckham star.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Testament
    rating:3.4

    Testament

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    The Wetherly family copes with the news that nuclear bombs have been detonated across the country, and it's only a matter of time before one explodes near their own home. When it does, matriarch Carol tends to the newly orphaned children.

    Directed by:

  • Lynne Littman
  • 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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