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Children & Family
Snow White
rating:3.4

Snow White

2000Runtime:0 minutes
This isn't the classic Disney version, but it's still a family favorite! This live-action TV version, brought to you by the producers of Hallmark Entertainment specials, stars Miranda Richardson as the Evil Queen and Kristin Kreuk as Snow White. Direction by Caroline Thompson (The Addams Family, Edward Scissorhands) and top-notch special effects provide a splendid new take on the Brothers Grimm's beloved fairy tale.

Directed by:

  • Caroline Thompson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Lemonade Mouth
    rating:4.1

    Lemonade Mouth

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Detention may seem an unlikely launching pad, but that's exactly what it turns out to be for five high school students who meet there by (mis)chance and form a band that not only rocks their school but becomes a force for good in this Disney musical.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Riggen
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Shark Tale
    rating:3.5

    Shark Tale

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    In this DreamWorks animated tale, Oscar (Will Smith) is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny (Jack Black) is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship. Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger and Martin Scorsese also lend their voices.

    Directed by:

  • Bibo Bergeron
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Shrek (Full-screen)
    rating:4.2

    Shrek (Full-screen)

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers). On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess (Cameron Diaz) from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey (Eddie Murphy). This is the full-screen version of the film and includes a featurette, character interviews and more.

    Directed by:

  • Andrew Adamson
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Eleanor Roosevelt: American Experience
    rating:4.0

    Eleanor Roosevelt: American Experience

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Admired for expanding the first lady's role in the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt was an early feminist turned contemporary heroine who overcame her share of obstacles -- as evidenced in this installment of "American Experience." With input from biographers Allida Black, Blanche Wiesen Cook and Geoffrey C. Ward -- plus Roosevelt's surviving relatives -- this documentary paints a comprehensive portrait of one of history's most fascinating subjects.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Williams
  • rating:4.0 4.0 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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    Sissyboy
    rating:3.2

    Sissyboy

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Follow the improbable rise of Portland-based drag troupe Sissyboy, which, for more than three years, infused its members with pride and a sense of possibility while serving its fans cutting-edge social commentary. In this documentary, Sissyboy members, known for testing the boundaries of good taste, talk about the acceptance they felt as part of the troupe and how this unconventional art movement changed their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Katie Turinski
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Payback
    rating:3.1

    Payback

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Drawing from Margaret Atwood's book, documentarian Jennifer Baichwal examines the role of debt throughout human history. The film holds religion, politics, literature and sociology up to the light, finding every aspect of culture touched by debt.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Baichwal
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin
    rating:3.8

    Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    When wealthy socialite Annabella Lagrange learns that her real mother is a madam at the local brothel, she flees the family estate with a childhood friend, and the two begin a new life in the working-class world.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Kiss the Bride
    rating:3.1

    Kiss the Bride

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Three Italian-American sisters who have managed to break free of their family's overbearing influence, most notably their controlling father's, must face the clan again when their more traditional sibling decides to get married in their Rhode Island hometown. The visit turns out as excruciating as they expected, but they also discover an unexpected gift in their reunion: wisdom. Alyssa Milano, Monet Mazur, Amanda Detmer and Brooke Langton star.

    Directed by:

  • Vanessa Parise
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Safety of Objects
    rating:3.2

    The Safety of Objects

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Four intersecting tales shed light on the difficult lives of suburbanites. Esther (Glenn Close) nurses her comatose son (Joshua Jackson) while ignoring the rest of the family, and workaholic attorney Jim (Dermot Mulroney) overlooks his wife (Moira Kelly), losing control when he doesn't get an expected promotion. Meanwhile, Annette (Patricia Clarkson) and her family struggle to survive her divorce, and Helen (Mary Kay Place) seeks excitement.

    Directed by:

  • Rose Troche
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Con Artist
    rating:3.1

    The Con Artist

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    After he's released from prison, car thief Vince is forced by his old boss, Kranski, to re-enter the biz. But when he meets a canny art dealer and falls for her good-hearted assistant, Vince is determined to go straight and make it in the art world.

    Directed by:

  • Risa Bramon Garcia
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    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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    Sweetgrass
    rating:3.2

    Sweetgrass

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    As much a work of cultural anthropology as it is a documentary, this unique film traces the path of a family of Montana sheepherders as they drive their flock down from the treacherous and beautiful Absaroka Beartooth mountain range.

    Directed by:

  • Ilisa Barbash
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    You Got Me!
    rating:3.2

    You Got Me!

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Kevin (Sam Milby) is a geeky cop who's afraid of just about everything, especially confessing his love for his tough fellow officer, the beautiful Moe (Toni Gonzaga). He's never had the courage to speak to her, and now, video bootlegger Caloy (Zanjoe Marudo), also smitten with Moe, may beat Kevin to the punch. Seizing an opportunity, Kevin undertakes a plan that will make this love triangle even more complicated.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Two Horses of Genghis Khan
    rating:3.6

    The Two Horses of Genghis Khan

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Carrying out a promise she made to her family, noted Mongolian musician Urna Chahar-Tugchi seeks out a renowned instrument maker to repair the cherished violin her grandmother was forced to smash during China's Cultural Revolution. Urna then sets out on a revelatory journey through Mongolia to recover the missing verses of "The Two Horses of Genghis Khan," an ancient song inscribed on the violin's neck. Byambasuren Davaa directs this documentary.

    Directed by:

  • Byambasuren Davaa
  • 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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