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Anime & Animation
Blue's Clues: Blue Talks
rating:3.1

Blue's Clues: Blue Talks

2004Runtime:0 minutes
The popular "Blue's Clues" series introduces the whimsical joys of puppetry to its young audience and reveals a secret: Blue speaks. But how did that all begin? According to Luna, the Moon Fairy, there's a legend that can explain it all. The night before the first blue moon shone over the land, a blue puppy was born with a gold key that unlocked its gift of language. Includes two episodes: "The Legend of the Blue Puppy" and "Love Day."

Directed by:

  • Koyalee Chanda
  • Elizabeth Holder
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers
    rating:3.5

    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After eating a bowl of alphabet soup, Martha the dog finds that she can talk to her owner, 10-year-old Helen Lorraine, and the rest of her family in this animated series that help kids learn vocabulary through Martha's subsequent adventures. In these eight episodes, she helps Helen's friend T.D. switch drawings when he accidentally turns in a caricature of his art teacher, and awakens one morning unable to stop singing.

    Directed by:

  • Colleen Holub
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights
    rating:3.5

    Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Spineless sleuth Scooby-Doo and his pal Shaggy wind up in the midst of a trio of Middle Eastern tales based on The Arabian Nights, which also feature some of your favorite animated Hanna-Barbera stars. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo find a magic lamp in "Alliyah-Din and His Magic Lamp," Magilla Gorilla stars in a new take on "Sinbad," and Shaggy and Scooby give up their mystery solving to become storytellers for a cantankerous caliph in "Scheherezade."

    Directed by:

  • Jun Falkenstein
  • Joanna Romersa
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
    rating:3.7

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    At the dawn of the new millennium, mankind has awakened a threat unlike any faced before: the Angels. They can only be stopped by the Evangelions -- bioengineered vessels born from the Angels' own technology. But this forbidden knowledge is also the key to a startling new genesis for the human race. Placed in the hands of three young pilots, the final fate of humanity resting upon their shoulders, the Evangelions are the world's last hope.

    Directed by:

  • Hideaki Anno
  • Amanda Winn Lee
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    The Dress Code
    rating:3.3

    The Dress Code

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Shirley MacLaine stars in this quirky comedy that also marks her directorial debut, the story of an unusually gifted boy named Bruno (Alex D. Linz) with a knack for spelling and a penchant for wearing dresses. As Bruno struggles to find acceptance from the kids at his Catholic school, he seeks the same approval from his father (Gary Sinise), who doesn't approve of his son's choices -- or the way his overweight mother (Stacey Halprin) is raising him.

    Directed by:

  • Shirley MacLaine
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Slums of Beverly Hills
    rating:3.3

    Slums of Beverly Hills

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Tamara Jenkins's semiautobiographical dramedy follows a gawky, fed-up teen as she tries to survive her dysfunctional family -- including her washed-up dad and fresh-from-rehab cousin -- while coming of age in 1970s California.

    Directed by:

  • Tamara Jenkins
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Sunshine Cleaning
    rating:3.5

    Sunshine Cleaning

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Financially on shaky ground yet determined to send her son to a top private school, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) teams up with her unreliable sister, Norah (Emily Blunt), to start a new company that specializes in biohazard removal and crime scene cleanup. Tired of doing all of the work for other people, whether in her job cleaning homes or in her failed relationships, Rose is finally ready to use her entrepreneurial spirit to tidy up her own life.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Jeffs
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Used People
    rating:3.1

    Used People

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Love is the last thing newly widowed Pearl Berman is looking for, but that's what she finds when suave Joe Meledandri attends her husband's funeral. As it turns out, Joe has loved Pearl since he persuaded her spouse not to leave her -- 23 years ago.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet
    rating:3.1

    Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Maria Anna Tappeiner's documentary reveals the creative process and philosophies of American artist Richard Serra, who, in interviews, discusses his major influences, his approach to sculpture, the controversies surrounding his works and more. His signature large-scale minimalist sculptures can be found in New York City's Federal Building, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain and London's Liverpool Street Station.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Anna Tappeiner
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Vagabond
    rating:3.4

    Vagabond

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    In the south of France one winter, a young woman, Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), is found frozen to death in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, writer-director Agnes Varda paints a fractured portrait of Mona's final weeks as she camps alone and falls in with various men and women, many of whom try to give her life direction. Others do not have her best interests at heart, as they project their own needs and problems onto her.

    Directed by:

  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Mutum
    rating:3.3

    Mutum

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into a family scrabbling out a rough existence on their farm in rural Brazil, sensitive 10-year-old Thiago (Thiago da Silva Mariz) tries to make sense of the growing rifts between the adults around him in this lyrical coming-of-age drama. Suffering from his father's abuse and the unhappiness between his parents, Thiago turns to his brother, Felipe (Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso), for insight into their emotionally chaotic world.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Kogut
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Olympia
    rating:3.4

    Olympia

    1938Runtime:0 minutes
    On the heels of her propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl chronicled the 1936 Olympics with this stellar, poetic sports documentary which captures the games in Berlin, including Jesse Owens's history-making victory. The thrill of the games, the beauty and power of the athletes, Riefenstahl's groundbreaking camera techniques and an evocative soundtrack make this one of the best sports documentaries ever made.

    Directed by:

  • Leni Riefenstahl
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Horror
    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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    Near Dark
    rating:3.3

    Near Dark

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    In the dusty heart of the American southwest, innocent country boy Caleb (Adrian Pasdar) is handily seduced by a beautiful girl (Jenny Wright) into joining a pack of vicious drifters, which turns out to be no ordinary band of outlaws. Soon, Caleb is trapped in a nightmarish world of soulless evil and hellish mayhem that thrives on blood and absolute horror. This original vampire tale, co-starring Lance Henriksen, shocks with a ferocious bite.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Temptation
    rating:3.2

    Temptation

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Isabel (Caroline Haines) is brutally attacked by a serial rapist on her way home from a night out with friends, a female vampire named Aurelie (Rachel Waters) swoops in to save her with a drop of blood that turns her from death to immortal life. But Isabel then has only two days to decide whether she wants to live her newly resurrected life as a vampire. Catherine Taylor directs; Laura Evans and Damian Morter co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Taylor
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    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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    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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