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Music & Musicals
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
rating:3.4

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Trace the fascinating lives of New Zealand's provocative music and comedy duo Jools and Linda Topp through this enjoyable documentary, which details the lesbian twins' rural upbringing, political activism and immense popularity at home and abroad. Featuring hilarious interviews with several of the sisters' most outrageous alter egos, this joyous celebration also includes brilliant insights into New Zealand's history.

Directed by:

  • Leanne Pooley
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk: 1977-1984
    rating:3.5

    You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk: 1977-1984

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Often overshadowed by the stars of the New York scene, Chicago punk gets its day in the limelight in this raw documentary that captures the noisemakers and tastemakers who left their mark at venues like La Mere Vipere and Oz. Despite harassment from the authorities and neighbors, local bands and punk legends like Big Black and Naked Raygun ensured that the Windy City would play a key part in the revolution.

    Directed by:

  • Joe Losurdo
  • Christina Tillman
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
    rating:3.5

    Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Toting his camera to the forests of Norway, the streets of Birmingham, Ala., and the dark side of Los Angeles's Sunset Strip, filmmaker Sam Dunn explores heavy metal culture from the inside, shedding light on extremes associated with the art form. Dunn explores the origins of metal subgenres such as power, glam, thrash, black and death. The authentic soundtrack includes music from Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Motorhead, Rush and Slipknot.

    Directed by:

  • Sam Dunn
  • Jessica Joy Wise
  • Scott McFadyen
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park
    rating:3.6

    Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Eric Clapton is on a tier of his own in the world of music. A guitar genius who elevates songs he sings to classics, he's even more impressive onstage, as seen here in this live June 1996 concert at London's Hyde Park. With his signature aplomb, Clapton runs through some of his most memorable and iconic hits, including "I Shot the Sheriff," "Old Love," "Every Day I Have the Blues," "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?" and "Wonderful Tonight."

    Directed by:

  • Julia Knowles
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
    rating:3.5

    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Geek god Nathan Fillion fills in as the voice of Green Lantern Hal Jordan in this animated six-story anthology of adventures built around the crime-fighting prowess of the intergalactic Green Lantern Corps (and based on the popular DC Comics characters).

    Directed by:

  • Chris Berkeley
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • Jay Oliva
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Kung Fu Panda 2
    rating:4.0

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    The legendary Dragon Warrior, Po (Jack Black), the kung fu panda, dutifully guards the Valley of Peace alongside his allies the Furious Five. When a frightful new enemy emerges, Po and company embark on a perilous journey to save China and the art of kung fu. Directed by Jennifer Yuh, this animated action adventure sequel also features the vocal talents of Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Seth Rogen.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Yuh
  • rating:4.0 4.0 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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    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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    Television
    How Smart are Animals?: Nova scienceNOW
    rating:4.1

    How Smart are Animals?: Nova scienceNOW

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Astrophysicist and ubiquitous smart guy Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts this fascinating installment of "Nova scienceNOW" that explores the depth of animal intelligence, proving that non-human species are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. Highlights include a dog that knows more than 1,000 words, a school of dolphins that take teamwork to a whole new level, and a talking parrot with a knack for reason.

    Directed by:

  • Alexis Bloom
  • Julia Cort
  • Rushmore DeNooyer
  • Irene Pepperberg
  • Joshua Seftel
  • Dana Rae Warren
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    America: The Story of Us
    rating:3.6

    America: The Story of Us

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Experience American history like never before with this television miniseries, narrated by Liev Schreiber, that highlights such momentous events as the arrival of the Pilgrims, the American Revolution, the Civil War and the incredible lunar landing.

    Directed by:

  • Nick Green
  • Marion Milne
  • Andrew Chater
  • Jenny Ash
  • Clare Beavan
  • Renny Bartlett
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire
    rating:3.2

    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    This four-part "Doctor Who" serial finds the Doctor (Peter Davison), his companion Turlough (Mark Strickson) and the android Kamelion (Gerald Flood) touching down on the island of Lanzarote, where they arrive just in time for Turlough to save an American girl (Nicola Bryant) from drowning. But their chance meeting seems more than coincidence when she produces an object that bears the same symbol that's branded on Turlough's arm.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    The Escape
    rating:3.3

    The Escape

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When terrorists in war-ravaged Afghanistan kidnap and threaten to slay outspoken Danish journalist Rikke Lynvig (Iben Hjejle), young, English-speaking Taliban operative Nazir Osmani (Faegh Zamani) helps her plan a daring getaway. But when Nazir himself also escapes Afghanistan and seeks Rikke's help in Denmark, she is torn between personal loyalty and the political fallout of aiding a terrorist. Kathrine Windfeld directs this tense thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Kathrine Windfeld
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Red Riding Hood
    rating:3.3

    Red Riding Hood

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In this horror-fantasy reimagining of the classic tale, young Valerie juggles a difficult romantic decision with feelings of fear and grief as her town is terrorized by a legendary werewolf, which has killed her sister and hungers to feast again.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Hush Little Baby
    rating:3.7

    Hush Little Baby

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    A year after watching her firstborn child (Tiffany Amiot) drown right before her eyes, Jamie (Victoria Pratt) nervously prepares for the birth of her second daughter. But after surviving several frightening accidents, Jamie begins to wonder if the little girl is out to get her. Directed by Holly Dale, this haunting Lifetime thriller follows a frightened mother's harrowing descent into madness.

    Directed by:

  • Holly Dale
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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    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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