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Television
Generation Kill
rating:4.1

Generation Kill

2008Runtime:0 minutes
A platoon of young but highly trained Marines leads the charge of American forces during the 2003 invasion of Iraq in this gritty, Emmy-nominated HBO miniseries that highlights the challenges soldiers face on the front lines. Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Stark Sands and Jon Huertas head the cast in this realistic portrayal of war in the Middle East, based on a nonfiction book by Rolling Stone scribe Evan Wright.

Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 2
    rating:3.6

    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Young Clark Kent, who hasn't yet grown into his full powers, travels to the future to help a group of junior superheroes in these episodes of the animated series. Tasked with saving the universe, the kids are often hampered by their own inexperience. But armed with good intentions, the undisciplined and unpredictable Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, Saturn Girl and Clark aim to do their best in the battle against evildoers.

    Directed by:

  • Ben Jones
  • Tim Maltby
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: Sauce for the Goose
    rating:3.8

    Midsomer Murders: Sauce for the Goose

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and Detective Sgt. Dan Scott (John Hopkins) are left with a bad taste in their mouths when they catch wind of a gruesome murder that took place inside Plummer's Relish Factory. As it turns out, the dead body belongs to the executive of Fieldway Foods -- one of the Plummers' biggest rivals. But Mrs. Plummer has also been receiving threats from an unknown source.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Holthouse
  • Renny Rye
  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: Talking to the Dead
    rating:3.9

    Midsomer Murders: Talking to the Dead

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    British police inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) takes on a confounding murder case with supernatural overtones in another classic rural crime saga from the popular and deftly crafted "Midsomer Murders" detective series. After a celebrated psychic arrives in the area to shed light on an ancient tragedy, three local people vanish without a trace and a lethal mystery begins to unfold. Soon, Barnaby is racing to prevent another tragedy.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
    rating:3.2

    Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Dora the Explorer teams up with Boots and the Snowflake Fairy in this feature-length adventure that follows the trio as they try to save Princess Sabrina and her snowy forest from a wicked witch who's stolen the princess's magic snow crystal. Dora and her friends must also stop the mean old witch from melting the beautiful wintry forest. Two other episodes, "Dora's Jack-in-the-Box" and "Bark, Bark to Play Park" are also included.

    Directed by:

  • Allan Jacobsen
  • Henry Madden
  • Katie McWane
  • George S. Chialtas
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie
    rating:3.3

    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Strawberry Shortcake and pals Orange Blossom, Ginger Snap, Angel Cake and Pupcake travel to the Land of Dreams. Their juicy mission is to stop the greedy Peculiar Purple Pieman from stealing all the dreams in Strawberryland. Join the colorful friends as they learn how working together can be a sweet dream. Sarah Heinke provides the voice of Strawberry Shortcake, the animated heroine popular with children and parents since 1980.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 2
    rating:3.6

    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Young Clark Kent, who hasn't yet grown into his full powers, travels to the future to help a group of junior superheroes in these episodes of the animated series. Tasked with saving the universe, the kids are often hampered by their own inexperience. But armed with good intentions, the undisciplined and unpredictable Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, Saturn Girl and Clark aim to do their best in the battle against evildoers.

    Directed by:

  • Ben Jones
  • Tim Maltby
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    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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    Documentary
    Newton's Dark Secrets: Nova
    rating:3.7

    Newton's Dark Secrets: Nova

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    While pursuing his theories on the universal law of gravitation, scientific genius Isaac Newton was also searching out hidden meanings in the Bible, practicing the hidden art of alchemy and pioneering calculus. Using dramatic scenes starring Scott Handy as Newton, this "Nova" documentary re-creates the unique climate of late 17th century England, where a fascination with science and mathematics coexisted with extreme views on religious doctrine.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Barss
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
    rating:3.1

    A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Tribeca Film Festival selection, director Esther Robinson paints an affecting portrait of her uncle, Danny Williams -- a talented young artist and former lover of pop-culture icon Andy Warhol -- who inexplicably vanished at age 27. Highlights include footage from Williams' 16mm films and interviews with colorful Factory personalities such as Brigid Berlin, John Cale, Gerard Malanga, Paul Morrissey and Billy Name.

    Directed by:

  • Esther Robinson
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Other City
    rating:3.6

    The Other City

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In this illuminating documentary, director Susan Koch both examines the spread of AIDS through the neglected neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., and celebrates the grassroots activists devoted to helping those who suffer from the disease. As politicians in nearby halls of power ignore the plight of the afflicted, a mother, a recovering drug addict and others work against racism, poverty and other social injustices fueling the city's HIV epidemic.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Koch
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County
    rating:4.0

    Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In the midst of Southern Californian affluence, a generation of young people and their families are living in motels and barely hanging on. The reason: Earning the state's minimum wage, many workers simply don't make enough to afford permanent homes. Alexandra Pelosi's empathetic documentary -- which focuses on a group of homeless kids being schooled together -- raises unsettling questions about the future of the American Dream.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra Pelosi
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    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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    The Hero of Color City
    rating:3.2

    The Hero of Color City

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    When they aren't working for the kids at preschool, a lively group of crayons enjoys relaxing in their magical home of Color City. But when a wicked villain threatens to destroy their special world, the crayons must band together and take a stand. Directed by Becky Bristow, this colorful computer-animated adventure features the vocal talents of Craig Ferguson, Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez and Arsenio Hall.

    Directed by:

  • Becky Bristow
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Buddy
    rating:3.3

    Buddy

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Compassionate Long Island socialite Gertrude Lintz (Rene Russo) opens her home to a menagerie of critters, including chimps and an ailing baby gorilla, raising them as her children. But the shenanigans of the growing young gorilla -- dubbed Buddy -- become increasingly difficult for Gertrude to control in this family-oriented film costarring Robbie Coltrane and Paul Reubens. The story is based on events taken from Lintz's autobiography.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Thompson
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Chuggington: It's Training Time
    rating:3.6

    Chuggington: It's Training Time

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This charming collection of six animated adventures finds locomotives in training Wilson, Brewster and Koko learning important lessons about working together, playing by the rules and keeping friendships strong.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Ball
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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