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Romance
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
rating:3.7

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Georgia Nicolson (Georgia Groome) has two goals in life: Get a gorgeous boyfriend, and throw the best 15th birthday party … ever. No. 1 looks within reach when hottie Robbie (Aaron Johnson) arrives in school. That is, until Georgia's archnemesis is spotted with him. Adding to Georgia's troubles are some serious family problems back home. Luckily, she's got her cat Angus and her best mates in the Ace Gang in this winning British teen comedy.

Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Finding Bliss
    rating:3.1

    Finding Bliss

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Jody Balaban (Leelee Sobieski), a promising filmmaker, works at a porn studio while secretly creating her own "legit" movie when no one is looking. When she's busted, Jody is forced to work with porn director Jeff Drake (Matthew Davis) and a cast of adult film stars. What she doesn't expect is a real romance in this indie comedy from Julie Davis. Kristen Johnston, Denise Richards and Jamie Kennedy co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Crossing Delancey
    rating:3.3

    Crossing Delancey

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Try as she might, career woman Izzy Grossman (Amy Irving) can't escape her family's good intentions. She's a single gal with good friends and a great job, but her loving grandmother (Reizl Bozyk) is convinced that Izzy needs a man to be happy. Enter pickle vendor Sam (Peter Riegert), a local nice guy who just can't seem to win Izzy's heart. Jeroen Krabbé co-stars as Sam's competition, and Sylvia Miles appears as matchmaker Hannah Mandelbaum.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Away from Her
    rating:3.5

    Away from Her

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Grant (Gordon Pinsent) plunges into an emotional abyss after moving his Alzheimer's-stricken wife (Julie Christie) to a nursing facility and keeping his distance for her benefit. When she turns her affections toward another man, waves of guilt for past behavior pass over Grant. Christie earned an Oscar nomination for portraying the fading yet graceful Fiona in this astute and solemn tale written and directed by Sarah Polley.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Polley
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Independent
    I Shot Andy Warhol
    rating:3.2

    I Shot Andy Warhol

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1968, radical feminist Valerie Solanas (Lili Taylor) shot pop-art icon Andy Warhol (Jared Harris) when he ignored the screenplay she wrote. This film traces Solanas's life up to that moment, from childhood abuse to college prostitution to writing the male-bashing "SCUM Manifesto." Taylor won a Special Recognition Award at the Sundance Film Festival for her portrayal of a deranged woman seeking recognition.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Lovely & Amazing
    rating:3.1

    Lovely & Amazing

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Four spirited women tackle everything from relationships to careers in this captivating indie drama, starring Brenda Blethyn as an insecure mother who passed along bits of her neuroses to each of her three very different daughters. The eldest, Michelle (Catherine Keener), is an ex-homecoming queen in a loveless marriage; Elizabeth (Emily Mortimer) is an apprehensive actress; and the adopted Annie (Raven Goodwin) is a precocious 8-year-old.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Holofcener
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Whip It
    rating:3.7

    Whip It

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Escaping her smothering mother's beauty pageant plans for her, small-town teen Bliss joins an all-girl roller derby team in Austin and begins living a thrilling double life as Babe Ruthless, a life that might eventually catch up with her.

    Directed by:

  • Drew Barrymore
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Arranged
    rating:4.0

    Arranged

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    When Rochel (Zoe Lister Jones) and Nasira (Francis Benhamou) -- an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim, respectively -- meet as new teachers at a Brooklyn school, co-workers and students expect friction. But the women discover they have a shared expectation of entering into arranged marriages. As they experience tension between their traditional cultures and life in contemporary America, Rochel and Nasira form a special bond.

    Directed by:

  • Stefan C. Schaefer
  • Diane Crespo
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    Maria Holic: The Complete Series
    rating:4.3

    Maria Holic: The Complete Series

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Teenage boarding school student Kanako prefers girls to boys, especially since the mere thought of the opposite sex can give her a skin rash. So what's she to do when Mariya, the girl of her dreams, turns out to be a meanspirited cross-dressing boy? The quest for true love takes surprising twists and turns as Kanako peruses her school's selection of cute girls in this anime series based on the popular manga.

    Directed by:

  • Marina Inoue
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    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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    Tsubasa: Season 1
    rating:4.0

    Tsubasa: Season 1

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When princess Sakura sleepwalks into a mysterious ruin, ancient powers awaken and drain all her memories, turning them into feathers that scatter in the wind. The daring adventurer Syaoran must sacrifice his love for Sakura to save her soul. A ninja, Kurogane, and a wizard, Fay, join them on a multi-dimensional quest to gather Sakura's feathers and restore her memory. But each must pay a personal price for embarking on the perilous journey.

    Directed by:

  • Koichi Mashimo
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    The Prince of Egypt
    rating:3.7

    The Prince of Egypt

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into slavery and cast adrift on the Nile to escape mass genocide, Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer) is reared as the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and stepbrother of Ramses (Ralph Fiennes). When Moses learns of his true ancestry, he retreats to the desert, where he answers God's call and accepts his destiny: to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom. DreamWorks's animated film scored an Oscar for Best Song ("When You Believe").

    Directed by:

  • Brenda Chapman
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    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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    Touching Wild Horses
    rating:3.7

    Touching Wild Horses

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When a family tragedy turns his world upside down, young Mark is sent to remote Sable Island, where his Aunt Fiona cares for wild horses. Can the creatures help Mark heal his emotional wounds?

    Directed by:

  • Eleanore Lindo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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    Old Enough
    rating:3.8

    Old Enough

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Twelve-year-old Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) lives in a wealthy New York neighborhood and is curious upon meeting Karen (Rainbow Harvest), a working-class teen who seems very different from her. The girls begin an unlikely yet meaningful friendship in this wry, tender comedy. Along with Karen's boisterous older brother, the girls spend the summer discovering who they really are. Alyssa Milano co-stars in her feature film debut.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Silver
  • rating:3.8 3.8 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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