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Comedy
I Spy
rating:3.2

I Spy

2002Runtime:0 minutes
There's no love lost between boxer Kelly and CIA agent Alex -- a mismatched pair who are teamed up to track down a missing stealth bomber in this action-comedy. If they're to accomplish their mission, they'd better find a way to get along first.

Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    It's Kind of a Funny Story
    rating:3.5

    It's Kind of a Funny Story

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Being a teenager is too much for 16-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist), who shocks his parents (Lauren Graham and Jim Gaffigan) by checking himself into a mental health clinic for a little R & R. But when the youth ward is unexpectedly closed, he's forced to live among the adult patients. Zach Galifianakis, Viola Davis, Emma Roberts and Aasif Mandvi co-star in this quirky drama written and directed by the screenwriters of Half Nelson.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Boden
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    What a Girl Wants
    rating:3.4

    What a Girl Wants

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    An American girl, Daphne (Amanda Bynes), heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother (Kelly Preston), she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician (Colin Firth). The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber (Anna Chancellor) with a daughter (Christina Cole) who makes Daphne's life miserable.

    Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Bend It Like Beckham
    rating:3.5

    Bend It Like Beckham

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    An ardent fan of British soccer sensation David Beckham, Jess (Parminder K. Nagra) wants nothing more than to be on the field. But a proper Indian girl shouldn't be spending her time playing soccer -- or at least that's what her family thinks. Jess has the talent to play on a local all-girl team, but her parents want her to be like her older sister, who cooks chapati like a pro and wants a traditional Indian wedding. Keira Knightley co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Music & Musicals
    Something Within Me
    rating:3.1

    Something Within Me

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1985, the administrators of St. Augustine's, a poor Catholic school in the South Bronx where many children were failing miserably at basic academics, tried a new approach. They revamped the curriculum to stress the arts, particularly music. The kids lifted up their instruments and, eventually, their test scores, too. This infectious, inspiring musical documentary by Emma Joan Morris won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Emma Joan Morris
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    All We Are Saying
    rating:3.3

    All We Are Saying

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Actress and filmmaker Rosanna Arquette takes a deep look into the art and business of contemporary music in this illuminating documentary featuring conversations with dozens of iconic artists who discuss their inspirations, balancing life and art, and the state of the music industry today. Musicians include Chrissie Hynde, Peter Gabriel, David Crosby, Iggy Pop, Yoko Ono, Annie Lennox, Sting, Joni Mitchell, Steven Tyler, Marilyn Manson and more.

    Directed by:

  • Rosanna Arquette
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys
    rating:3.2

    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Join Grandpa and his magical toys for this colorful, Wee Sing musical treat. Peter and his friends spend an adventurous day at Grandpa's, where Peter finds himself reduced to the size of a toy! Filled with upbeat music and cheerful images, the Wee Sing programs are sure to brighten up a dreary day. The program features live action and special effects, and invites children and adults to sing along with more than 20 well-known tunes.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Shadburne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Bluegrass Journey
    rating:3.5

    Bluegrass Journey

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A treat for the eyes and ears, this musical documentary charts the history -- and captures the joyful spirit -- of bluegrass through interviews with and performances from some of the most celebrated artists of the genre. Featured acts include the Del McCoury Band, Nickel Creek, Jerry Douglas and Tim O'Brien. Fusing traditional Appalachian folk music with the energy of the blues, the timeless sound of bluegrass continues to win over new fans.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Kennedy
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    Partners in Crime
    rating:3.4

    Partners in Crime

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    After a string of professional setbacks and failed marriages, Gene Reardon (Rutger Hauer) gets back on track working as a detective and living with his daughter in a small town. After a high-profile citizen gets kidnapped, the FBI is called in, led by lovely Wallis Longsworth (Paulina Porizkova): Reardon's first wife. When he finds the abduction -- and a murder rap -- pinned on him, Reardon turns to Wallis for help.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Warren
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Black Rock
    rating:3.5

    Black Rock

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Childhood pals Sarah, Abby and Lou's reunion on a remote island off the coast of Maine turns into a nightmare when they realize a sinister neighbor doesn't appreciate their presence -- and they wind up fighting for their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Aselton
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    to.get.her
    rating:3.3

    to.get.her

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Erica Dunton delves into the mind of the modern teenage girl in this mysterious Sundance thriller about five friends (Jazzy De Lisser, Chelsea Logan, Adwoa Aboah, Jami Eaton and Audrey Speicher) who come together for an unsupervised evening of revelry gone awry. The night was conceived as a way to leave their cares behind. But in the wake of a fateful incident, they've got more to worry about than ever before.

    Directed by:

  • Erica Dunton
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    D.O.A.
    rating:3.2

    D.O.A.

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Sleepwalking through the academia, an alcoholic college professor spends more time drinking than grading papers or writing new novels. But he gets a wake-up call (from hell) when he discovers he has only a few days to live after being poisoned.

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    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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    Crusoe: The Complete Series
    rating:3.6

    Crusoe: The Complete Series

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After he's shipwrecked, Robinson Crusoe (Philip Winchester) and his companion Friday face the adventures and challenges of life on a deserted island in this action-packed television series based on Daniel Defoe's classic novel. Flashbacks explore Crusoe's life before the wreck, including his relationships with his widowed father (Sean Bean) and family friend Jeremiah Blackthorn (Sam Neill), who serves as a business mentor to Crusoe.

    Directed by:

  • Jeff Woolnough
  • Michael Robison
  • Alex Chapple
  • Helen Shaver
  • Duane Clark
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    I Spy
    rating:3.2

    I Spy

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    There's no love lost between boxer Kelly and CIA agent Alex -- a mismatched pair who are teamed up to track down a missing stealth bomber in this action-comedy. If they're to accomplish their mission, they'd better find a way to get along first.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1
    rating:3.1

    Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    The wildly successful Star Trek franchise continues as Capt. Kathryn Janeway and the crew of the &NFi;U.S.S. Voyager&NFi_; follow a Maquis ship into the Badlands, and one species-saving decision later, find themselves in the Delta Quadrant, 70,000 light years away from the Alpha Quadrant, the Federation, and home. The two ships must join together to make it back, facing treacherous battles from the outside world -- and from within.

    Directed by:

  • Winrich Kolbe
  • Kim Friedman
  • David Livingston
  • Les Landau
  • 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.
    - Frances   
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