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Anime & Animation
Shrek (Widescreen)
rating:4.2

Shrek (Widescreen)

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 widescreen version of the film and includes a commentary, technical goofs, a storyboard pitch of deleted scenes and more.

Directed by:

  • Andrew Adamson
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:4.2 4.2 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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    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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    The Secret of Kells
    rating:3.8

    The Secret of Kells

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Vikings attack an Irish abbey, the monks must stop work on the legendary Book of Kells and protect their home. So Brendan, the 12-year-old nephew of Abbott Cellach, is tasked with completing the magnificent work.

    Directed by:

  • Tomm Moore
  • Nora Twomey
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Music & Musicals
    The Producers
    rating:3.2

    The Producers

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    A has-been Broadway producer and a neurotic accountant scheme to raise a ton of money for a production that's sure to be a flop -- a play titled "Springtime for Hitler," penned by a Nazi -- so they can then pocket the extra cash.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Stroman
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Motley Crue: Greatest Video Hits
    rating:3.5

    Motley Crue: Greatest Video Hits

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Heavy metal group Motley Crue is known as much for their frenetic, over-the-top live shows as they are for their music videos. This video collects some of their best hits, including "Kickstart My Heart," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Dr. Feelgood," "You're All I Need," "Too Young to Fall in Love," "Smokin' in the Boys Room," "Hooligan's Holiday" and "Home Sweet Home," plus interviews with Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee. Note: Contains explicit content.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Bardawil
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Absolute Wilson
    rating:3.4

    Absolute Wilson

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This provocative documentary from Katharina Otto pays homage to famed stage designer Robert Wilson, who overcame childhood learning disabilities growing up in Waco, Texas, and rose to become one of the most respected avant-garde artists in late 1960s New York. As much a tale of social injustice as a portrait of an artist, this mix of interviews and live performance is testimony to how Wilson's early challenges influenced his creative expression.

    Directed by:

  • Katharina Otto
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation
    rating:3.5

    Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The 1989 album "Rhythm Nation" sealed Janet Jackson's status as one of music's biggest stars with its record-setting six Top 5 singles. Already on her way to becoming the next Jackson family superstar, Janet put herself into another league thanks to her album, which was praised by critics and fans alike. This collection of music videos from the album includes favorites such as "Miss You Much," "Black Cat," "Rhythm Nation," "Escapade" and more.

    Directed by:

  • Jonathan Dayton
  • Valerie Jean Faris
  • Herb Ritts
  • Dominic Sena
  • Peter Smillie
  • Julien Temple
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Angry Harvest
    rating:3.2

    Angry Harvest

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Oscar nominated as Best Foreign Language Film, this unsettling character study set in World War II stars Armin Mueller-Stahl as Leon Wolny, a simple but thriving Polish farmer torn between his scruples and sexual desire. When Leon happens upon a Jewish woman (Elisabeth Trissenaar) who's jumped from a train bound for a Nazi death camp, he takes her in and shelters her in his cellar. But everything changes once his long-suppressed libido surfaces.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Return to Me
    rating:3.7

    Return to Me

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this engaging tale, a Chicago architect donates his wife's heart after she's tragically killed in an accident. A year later, he falls in love with a plucky waitress -- only to learn that she's the woman who received the heart.

    Directed by:

  • Bonnie Hunt
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    A New Leaf
    rating:4.1

    A New Leaf

    1971Runtime:0 minutes
    Having squandered his sizable inheritance, self-centered New York playboy Henry Graham (Walter Matthau) schemes to marry a wealthy woman -- and then kill her. But when his new bride, Henrietta (Elaine May), proves to be an innocent klutz, Henry starts to change. Soon Henry is disposing of his self-serving ways instead of his wife. Co-written and directed by May, this romantic comedy was nominated for two Golden Globes, including Best Picture.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Open Hearts
    rating:3.3

    Open Hearts

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Cecile (Sonja Richter) and Joachim (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), a happy couple living in Copenhagen, find their relationship changed forever when Joachim is hit by a car and paralyzed. Joachim grows increasingly bitter, and as his doctor, Niels (Mads Mikkelsen), consoles Cecile, the two become romantically involved. This also threatens Niels's marriage to Marie (Paprika Steen), who can't bear the thought of losing her husband.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Bier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    It's a Wonderful Afterlife
    rating:3.6

    It's a Wonderful Afterlife

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Gurinder Chadha's delightfully irreverent comedy stars Shabana Azmi as Mrs. Sethi, a mother bent on finding her daughter a husband by any means, even if it kills her. Or, rather, even if it requires her to kill. She can't help herself: When her daughter's deemed not good enough, she defends as she thinks any good mother should. But how can she shake the cops' scrutiny? Suicide's not an option, at least not until she's able to marry off her child.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Look at Me
    rating:3.1

    Look at Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This unusual comedy catches its characters at various moments of loneliness, identity crisis and despair. Marilou Berry plays Lolita Cassard, a young woman disgusted with the world's seeming inability to accept beauty in all forms. Her neglectful father, Etienne Cassard (Jean-Pierre Bacri), wants so badly to have someone to love, and when they meet up with the equally lost Sylvia (Agnès Jaoui) and Pierre (Laurent Grévill), all hell breaks loose.

    Directed by:

  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks
    rating:3.6

    Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    One of the comedy show's favorite hosts, this compilation presents Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks in some of his most notable "SNL" skits -- from spoofing his films Big and Cast Away to portraying inimitable characters such as Mr. Short-Term Memory. This collection of gems includes Hanks being inducted into the "Five Timers Club," along with other frequent hosts Steve Martin, Elliott Gould and Paul Simon.

    Directed by:

  • Beth McCarthy-Miller
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Toothless
    rating:3.4

    Toothless

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    After her untimely death in an accident, self-absorbed dentist Katherine Lewis (Kirstie Alley) strikes a bargain to redeem herself and work her way out of afterlife limbo by taking on the job of the fabled Tooth Fairy. Lacking compassion at first, she begins to change when she befriends a troubled child (Ross Malinger) in this genial fantasy, which aired as part of the TV anthology series "The Wonderful World of Disney."

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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