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Foreign
Even the Rain
rating:4.0

Even the Rain

2010Runtime:0 minutes
In this provocative film-within-a-film, a director heads to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a movie about the trespasses of Christopher Columbus in the New World, only to find the locals protesting present-day exploitation of the poor.

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  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Flores de Otro Mundo
    rating:3.2

    Flores de Otro Mundo

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Looking for companionship, a group of lonely Spaniards (including Luis Tosar, Jose Sancho and Chete Lara) hold a soiree for single women. But for the most part, their party guests are poor immigrants from third-world countries. Based on a true story, this award-winning drama from director Iciar Bollain traces the relationships of three new couples, documenting their struggles with clashing cultures, sex and racism.

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  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Nowhere in Africa
    rating:3.6

    Nowhere in Africa

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a Jewish couple and their young daughter emigrate from Germany to Kenya to escape the Nazis, and are forced to come to terms with a new life on an unfamiliar continent. Not all members of the family are happy with this drastic change -- but going home isn't an option. Based on Stefanie Zweig's autobiographical novel, director Caroline Link's epic drama won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Link
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Stella
    rating:3.3

    Stella

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When 11-year-old Stella (Léora Barbara) enters a prestigious Parisian school, she struggles to reconcile her new academic world with life at her family's working-class bar, hanging out with the regulars while her parents' (Karole Rocher and Benjamin Biolay) marriage disintegrates. Guillaume Depardieu and Jeannick Gravelines co-star in this moving autobiographical drama from French filmmaker Sylvie Verheyde.

    Directed by:

  • Sylvie Verheyde
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this spooky feature-length movie, Alvin, Simon and Theodore stage a production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and things get seriously creepy! Could it be that their neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf?

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade
    rating:3.5

    Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Fans of the Recess gang can follow along as the kids graduate from the 4th grade to the 5th grade. Join in their joy and laughter with these adventures full of hilarious twists and turns, lessons about meeting new friends and the very fun business of growing up! This video includes a bonus feature showcasing the premiere episodes of the series.

    Directed by:

  • Howy Parkins
  • Brenda Piluso
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
    rating:4.0

    Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Endowed with powers equal to Superman's, Supergirl splashes down on Earth in the midst of a hail of Kryptonite. No sooner has she landed than the problems begin for the Caped Crusader, who must rescue her when Darkseid nabs her. To thwart Darkseid's plans to make Supergirl one of his Female Furies, Batman must join forces with Superman to confront the powerful enemies Darkseid has assembled around his control center in Apokolips.

    Directed by:

  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    The Loneliest Planet
    rating:3.3

    The Loneliest Planet

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Alex and Nica, a young engaged couple, are so eager to take a serious walking trek through Georgia's Caucasus Mountains that they hire a local guide. Traveling deep into the wild landscape, however, the emotional atmosphere shifts for the trio.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Loktev
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Quiet
    rating:3.1

    The Quiet

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing her father, deaf and mute teen Dot (Camilla Belle) goes to live with her dysfunctional godparents (Edie Falco and Martin Donovan) and their rebellious daughter, Nina (Elisha Cuthbert). Before long, each is entrusting the silent Dot with disturbing, shameful secrets they assume will be kept private. Little do they suspect that Dot harbors a big secret of her own in this visceral drama directed by Jamie Babbit.

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  • Jamie Babbit
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    After.Life
    rating:3.1

    After.Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    As the life of young Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci) hangs precariously in the balance, funeral director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson), who has a mysterious ability to help the dead transition to the afterlife, has complete control over her fate. Though it's possible she isn't dead after all, it's equally possible that she's already in hell. Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo directs and co-writes this macabre thriller; Justin Long co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Population 436
    rating:3.1

    Population 436

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    For a century, Rockwell Falls has had the same number of residents: 436. A census taker (Jeremy Sisto) is sent there to figure out how the town managed to accomplish such a dubious feat in this disturbing drama. Once he arrives, he quickly senses all's not well and is subsequently stripped of his freedom. If he doesn't fall in line with the village's oppressive rules, he may end up lost forever. David Ames and Fred Durst co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Maxwell MacLaren
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Horror
    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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    The Mummy's Hand
    rating:3.3

    The Mummy's Hand

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    Archaeologists Steve Banning (Dick Foran) and Babe Jenson (Wallace Ford) are determined to find the tomb of Princess Ananka. But equally resolved to stop them is museum curator professor Andoheb (George Zucco), secretly a high priest of Karnak sent to protect the sacred tomb. As the scientists exhume the site, Andoheb brews the mystic tana leaves that revive the mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) and consequently dooms all those within the mummy's reach.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Moth Diaries
    rating:3.2

    The Moth Diaries

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    College senior Rebecca's world is upended when her best friend Lucy befriends new girl Ernessa, who Rebecca suspects is a vampire. Is she haunted by the school's gothic past, in shock from her father's suicide, or just jealous? Or could she be right?

    Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    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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