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Anime & Animation
Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 1
rating:3.6

Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 1

2006Runtime:0 minutes
In the first volume of episodes from this animated DC Comics spinoff, the Legion of Superheroes travels back in time to the 21st century to recruit Superman, only to learn that he's still living as Clark Kent and has yet to embrace his superpowers. Can the crew help this yet-to-be-super young man realize his destiny and gain his help against a formidable group of villains in the 31st century?

Directed by:

  • Ben Jones
  • Tim Maltby
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Justice League: Doom
    rating:4.0

    Justice League: Doom

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Batman's top-secret files on his fellow superheroes -- a safeguard against rogue elements -- have fallen into the clutches of Vandal Savage. With the Justice League's every weakness now laid bare, the entire planet hangs in the balance.

    Directed by:

  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Taking the Heat
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Taking the Heat

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. After skipping practice sessions, overconfident Alma gets an unpleasant surprise in the fence-jumping event in "Win Some, Lose Some." Then, in "Fire, Fire Burning Bright," Chloe and Zoey don't take their responsibilities seriously on a trail ride, and their actions lead to consequences that put everyone in danger.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers
    rating:3.7

    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After eating a bowl of alphabet soup, Martha the dog finds that she can talk to her 10-year-old owner in this animated series that helps kids learn vocabulary. In these episodes, Martha awakens one morning unable to stop singing.

    Directed by:

  • Colleen Holub
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Doctor
    rating:3.1

    Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Doctor

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When upbeat Muppet Elmo comes down with a nasty cold, it's time for his very first trip to the doctor's office -- but the fuzzy red monster needs some reassurance from his friends to get over his fears. This musical journey helps prepare preschoolers for a visit to the pediatrician through catchy songs and animated and live-action segments that cover the basics, including check-ups, medical implements and even proper hygiene.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Saks
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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    American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong
    rating:3.9

    American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In the first American Girl film based on a modern-day character, young Chrissa finds her life turned upside down when she transfers to a new school, as she struggles to find her own way, make new friends and deal with a clique of bullies. Chrissa tries to adapt to her new surroundings, but she is targeted by a close-knit group of girls in this story about friendship and standing up for yourself. Annabeth Gish and Timothy Bottoms star.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie
    rating:3.3

    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Strawberry Shortcake and pals Orange Blossom, Ginger Snap, Angel Cake and Pupcake travel to the Land of Dreams. Their juicy mission is to stop the greedy Peculiar Purple Pieman from stealing all the dreams in Strawberryland. Join the colorful friends as they learn how working together can be a sweet dream. Sarah Heinke provides the voice of Strawberry Shortcake, the animated heroine popular with children and parents since 1980.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Television
    Murderland
    rating:3.2

    Murderland

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Proving that murder is a multifaceted crime, this thriller about a slain prostitute (Lucy Cohu) is told from the viewpoints of three people: the woman's daughter, Carrie (Bel Powley); the investigating detective, Douglas Hain (Robbie Coltrane); and the victim herself. Alternating between the present and the past, the story scrutinizes Carrie's obsession with finding the killer and Hain's guilt over failing at his job.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Persuaders: Frontline
    rating:3.6

    The Persuaders: Frontline

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    PBS's long-running television series "Frontline" examines the inner workings of advertising and public relations and the men and women -- dubbed "persuaders" -- whose job it is to influence the buying habits of today's consumers. See how they research the preferences of shoppers, pique their interest, entice them to part with their hard-earned money, and get their own messages across in an increasingly complicated and tech-savvy world.

    Directed by:

  • Barak Goodman
  • Rachel Dretzin
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: Snakedance
    rating:3.5

    Doctor Who: Snakedance

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    When his companion Tegan (Janet Fielding) begins exhibiting signs of possession by the Mara upon the TARDIS's arrival on Manussa, the Doctor (Peter Davison) must take her and Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) to find the cave mouth that's shaped like a snake that she keeps seeing in her nightmares. But when Tegan runs off under mind control, it's up to the Doctor to make sure that the Mara can't find the means for a physical return.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    My Big Fat Greek Life: The Entire Series
    rating:3.1

    My Big Fat Greek Life: The Entire Series

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Nia Vardalos stars in this sitcom inspired by the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," as lovable Nia and her charming WASP husband, Ian (Steven Eckholdt), return from their honeymoon and embark on newlywed life alongside Nia's traditional Greek family. This collection includes all seven episodes of the short-lived television series, which pokes fun at extended family and the couple's attempts to adjust to married life.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Bonerz
  • Pamela Fryman
  • Gail Mancuso
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Almayer's Folly
    rating:3.1

    Almayer's Folly

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This affecting adaptation of a Joseph Conrad novel follows the efforts of a Western trader in 1950s Malaysia to ensure a lush life for his daughter. Instead, he finds that his plans may lead to her ruin by the young man hired to work for him.

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Mutum
    rating:3.3

    Mutum

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into a family scrabbling out a rough existence on their farm in rural Brazil, sensitive 10-year-old Thiago (Thiago da Silva Mariz) tries to make sense of the growing rifts between the adults around him in this lyrical coming-of-age drama. Suffering from his father's abuse and the unhappiness between his parents, Thiago turns to his brother, Felipe (Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso), for insight into their emotionally chaotic world.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Kogut
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Permanent Record
    rating:3.1

    Permanent Record

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    David was bright, talented, popular ... one of the ruling elite of his high school. So why did he kill himself, leaving a despondent family and stunned friends? Enter Chris, who delves into the possible reasons behind his best friend's suicide.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Silver
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Nativity Story
    rating:3.8

    The Nativity Story

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes) and Joseph (Oscar Isaac) make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale of the Nativity from director Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen). The film follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village, where they find shelter in an innkeeper's stable and deliver baby Jesus to the world.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • 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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