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Anime & Animation
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
rating:4.0

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

2010Runtime:0 minutes
Endowed with powers equal to Superman's, Supergirl splashes down on Earth in the midst of a hail of Kryptonite. No sooner has she landed than the problems begin for the Caped Crusader, who must rescue her when Darkseid nabs her. To thwart Darkseid's plans to make Supergirl one of his Female Furies, Batman must join forces with Superman to confront the powerful enemies Darkseid has assembled around his control center in Apokolips.

Directed by:

  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose

    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. When Sarah arrives with her horse, Scarlet, the other kids make assumptions about her because they know she's wealthy in "You Can't Judge a Girl by her Limo." Then, in "The Competition," everyone becomes ultracompetitive when Horseland needs to pick one rider to participate in an important junior national contest.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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    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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    Faith & Spirituality
    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Be Still
    rating:3.5

    Be Still

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In an age in which multitasking has become second nature, the idea of being "still" almost seems luxurious. Yet achieving stillness through Christian prayer is a spiritually rewarding practice that can change your life forever. In this inspirational program narrated by actor Judge Reinhold and co-directed by his wife, Amy, noted authors, ministers and educators discuss the techniques of contemplative prayer.

    Directed by:

  • David Kirkpatrick
  • Amy Reinhold
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find
    rating:3.6

    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Clifton Powell, Kym Whitley, Andre Pitre and Tasha Taylor co-star in this inspiring tale about a close-knit black community that rallies to restore a crumbling Baptist church that's haunted by the spirits of three sisters. But while the friendly ghosts have hung around to ensure that the once-glorious church rises again, a greedy land developer is ready to tear it down so he can pounce on the property.

    Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Hidden Heroes
    rating:3.1

    Hidden Heroes

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Through narratives, period film and still photographs, this compelling documentary chronicles the harrowing stories of Dutch Jews who were persecuted and methodically isolated at the hands of the Nazis. The subjects -- all children during World War II -- recount their resonating tales of terror and subsequent deliverance thanks to the brave Dutch souls of the resistance, who saw the fallacy in Adolf Hitler's extermination plan.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Pascal
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1
    rating:3.1

    Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    The wildly successful Star Trek franchise continues as Capt. Kathryn Janeway and the crew of the &NFi;U.S.S. Voyager&NFi_; follow a Maquis ship into the Badlands, and one species-saving decision later, find themselves in the Delta Quadrant, 70,000 light years away from the Alpha Quadrant, the Federation, and home. The two ships must join together to make it back, facing treacherous battles from the outside world -- and from within.

    Directed by:

  • Winrich Kolbe
  • Kim Friedman
  • David Livingston
  • Les Landau
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Tank Girl
    rating:3.2

    Tank Girl

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In the year 2033, a comet has turned Earth into a rainless wasteland, and a mega-corporation controls all of the remaining water. In an attempt to end the evil reign of the company's CEO (Malcolm McDowell), Rebecca (Lori Petty) and her shy friend (Naomi Watts) hijack a stolen tank and jet -- at once becoming Tank Girl and Jet Girl. But if they want to save the world, the super-heroines will need help from a mutant race of kangaroo-humans.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Point Break
    rating:3.6

    Point Break

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    To nab the culprits behind a string of bank heists, brash young G-man Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) poses as a wave rider to infiltrate a group of surfers who may have pulled off the robberies in this high-speed cult favorite. But after gaining the trust of the gang's charismatic leader (Patrick Swayze), Utah gets swept up in their heady lifestyle -- and is soon forced to decide where his loyalties lie. Gary Busey plays Utah's testy partner.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild 2
    rating:3.2

    White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild 2

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Five teens (Ami Dolenz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, David Moscow, Amy O'Neill and Mark Riffon) are high on life during a fortnight adventure through the Cascade Mountains. But when their leader falls over a cliff, nature ups the ante and the adolescents must band together to save themselves. The film is a sequel (not in plot, but in spirit) to Cry in the Wild, which was based on Gary Paulsen's popular children's book &NFi;Hatchet&NFi_;.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Shadow Magic
    rating:3.6

    Shadow Magic

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Ann Hu's arthouse drama tells the story of Raymond, an itinerant Englishman (Jared Harris) who is the first to bring motion pictures to China. While conservatives frown upon the Western invention, the images are a marvel to peasants and royalty alike. Raymond's hand-cranked projector casts images that all at once threaten and amaze the Chinese audience, many of whom have a difficult time reconciling technology and tradition.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hu
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Herencia
    rating:3.4

    Herencia

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Paula Hernandez directs this foreign-language drama set in Buenos Aires in the wake of World War II, the story of an aging Italian immigrant (Rita Cortese) and a young German (Adrian Witzke) who are brought together by a mutual search for true love. On the surface, they have nothing in common. But the unlikely friendship that forms between them reveals striking similarities when it comes to matters of the heart.

    Directed by:

  • Paula Hernandez
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Lazos de Amor
    rating:3.1

    Lazos de Amor

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In this popular Mexican telenovela, singer and actress Lucero plays triplets separated not at birth but by a terrible auto accident that left the girls' parents dead, one triplet blind and another an amnesiac. While the triplets' grandmother raised two of them, another woman rescued and raised the amnesiac as her own. Now adults -- and all wildly different -- the sisters are reunited, with unexpected consequences for everyone.

    Directed by:

  • Miguel Corcega
  • Monica Miguel
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Persepolis
    rating:3.9

    Persepolis

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Marjane (voiced by Chiara Mastroianni) just wants to be an ordinary kid, but that isn't easy in 1978 Iran. This profound animated film follows Marjane's childhood in a repressive society, her adolescence in France and her return to Tehran as an adult. Based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, this Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film also features the vocal talents of Catherine Deneuve and Simon Abkarian.

    Directed by:

  • Vincent Paronnaud
  • Marjane Satrapi
  • rating:3.9 3.9 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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