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Thrillers
Edge of Madness
rating:3.2

Edge of Madness

2002Runtime:0 minutes
When young Annie Herron (Caroline Dhavernas) travels west with her new husband, she anticipates happiness and a fresh start on their homestead. She never dreamed the man on whom she'd pinned her hopes would turn out to be an abusive drunk. Now, Annie's just stumbled into a remote town, half-crazed, claiming to have murdered the brute. The local constable must decide whether her story is true -- and what the penalty should be for her actions.

Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Out-of-Sync
    rating:3.3

    Out-of-Sync

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Talented disc jockey Jason St. Julian (LL Cool J) gave up a promising career when he took the fall for a mob boss (Ramy Zada) and ended up in jail. Now, in an attempt to go straight, Julian is battling his gambling and alcohol problems, but his past keeps catching up to him in the form of loan sharks, drug dealers and crooked cops. Worse, he falls in love with the mob boss's girlfriend (Victoria Dillard). Yaphet Kotto and Howard Hesseman co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Debbie Allen
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Betrayed
    rating:3.3

    The Betrayed

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After surviving a terrible car crash, a young wife and mother regains consciousness only to discover that her real nightmare has just begun: She is now the prisoner of a deranged masked man who accuses her husband of stealing money from the mob. Can she get away from her captor -- and is there any truth to his story? Melissa George, Donald Adams and Christian Campbell co-star in this psychological thriller from director Amanda Gusack.

    Directed by:

  • Amanda Gusack
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    to.get.her
    rating:3.3

    to.get.her

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Erica Dunton delves into the mind of the modern teenage girl in this mysterious Sundance thriller about five friends (Jazzy De Lisser, Chelsea Logan, Adwoa Aboah, Jami Eaton and Audrey Speicher) who come together for an unsupervised evening of revelry gone awry. The night was conceived as a way to leave their cares behind. But in the wake of a fateful incident, they've got more to worry about than ever before.

    Directed by:

  • Erica Dunton
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    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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    Hop
    rating:3.4

    Hop

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    All young Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy watching a soccer game together. When this simple act sparks a chain of events leading to Justin running from the law, the boy must now embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite with his father. In order to fight the system, however, he must enlist the help of a former anarchist, and together they'll need to apply the secret of the Hop.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Standaert
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Sensei
    rating:3.4

    The Sensei

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After punks at school hand him a savage beating, gay teen McClain Evans (Michael O'Laskey II) secretly begins martial arts training with Karen O'Neil (director Diana Lee Inosanto), a woman who has her own axe to grind with the narrow-minded rural community. But as Evans learns to stand up to prejudice and hate, the boy and his sensei unleash a firestorm of controversy in their small Colorado town. Louis Mandylor co-stars in this drama.

    Directed by:

  • Diana Lee Inosanto
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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    Music & Musicals
    The Police: Certifiable
    rating:4.2

    The Police: Certifiable

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmed on the stage of the world-famous Riverplate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this rock documentary from filmmakers Jim Gable and Ann Kim captures the legendary band the Police during their monumental reunion tour in 2008. In addition to performances of classics like "Roxanne," "Message in a Bottle" and "Every Breath You Take," the program also features Jordan Copeland's behind-the-scenes documentary, Better Than Therapy.

    Directed by:

  • Jim Gable
  • Ann Kim
  • Jordan Copeland
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Latin Music USA
    rating:3.2

    Latin Music USA

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this PBS documentary, host Jimmy Smits is your guide through the history and influence of Latino music in America, from the mambo clubs of the mid-20th century to the Latin pop explosion that kicked off the new millennium. The film relates the stories of salsa great Marc Anthony, Texas conjunto maestro Flaco Jiménez, pop songstress Linda Rondstadt and many others, while bringing light to the significance of this music in American culture.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Deane
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    Shut Up & Sing
    rating:3.8

    Shut Up & Sing

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Directed by Barbara Kopple (of Harlan County, U.S.A. fame), this documentary centers on country music's The Dixie Chicks and their nationwide vilification over critical statements they made about President Bush in 2003. Over a three-year period, the singers went from darlings of the industry to political targets, receiving constant death threats and being demonized by the national media and denounced by their fans. Cecilia Peck co-directs.

    Directed by:

  • Cecilia Peck
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers
    rating:3.5

    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 owner, 10-year-old Helen Lorraine, and the rest of her family in this animated series that help kids learn vocabulary through Martha's subsequent adventures. In these eight episodes, she helps Helen's friend T.D. switch drawings when he accidentally turns in a caricature of his art teacher, and awakens one morning unable to stop singing.

    Directed by:

  • Colleen Holub
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
    rating:3.8

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    This popular anime series is set in 2015, 15 years after what's believed to be a meteorite struck Antarctica, wiping out half of Earth's population and leaving the rest to contend with rising sea levels and a strange alien race known as the Angels. Now, the conflict between humanity and the Angels comes to a head in the mind-blowing conclusion to the saga from acclaimed Japanese director Hideaki Anno.

    Directed by:

  • Hideaki Anno
  • Amanda Winn Lee
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Season 2
    rating:3.6

    Horseland: Season 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In the further adventures of the animals and humans of Horseland, a wild horse tempts Aztec with tales of freedom, a blind girl brings inspiration to the stables, the girls cope with the loss of a beloved pet, and more.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    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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