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Television
Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi
rating:3.3

Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi

2006Runtime:0 minutes
Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi takes a remarkable journey across the heartland to uncover the religious, cultural and political beliefs of evangelical Christians, including Jerry Falwell, Ted Haggard and best-selling author Joel Osteen. Interviewing both leaders and rank-and-file believers and attending events such as a Christian wrestling match, Pelosi reveals a vibrant subculture whose convictions may surprise and possibly bewilder you.

Directed by:

  • Alexandra Pelosi
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    NOW on PBS: Fixing the Future
    rating:3.6

    NOW on PBS: Fixing the Future

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Actor David Brancaccio leads an exploration of new opportunities in the wake of 2008's financial meltdown. From Maine to Washington State, Brancaccio shares stories of regular Americans reinventing their way out of the Great Recession, including leaders of cooperatives, entrepreneurs, and activists committed to buying and hiring locally. Nobel Prize winners and economists also offer reflections on this new era's challenges.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Spiro
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Taggart: Death Without Dishonour Set
    rating:3.1

    Taggart: Death Without Dishonour Set

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This long-running British crime series stars Mark McManus as hardboiled gumshoe Jim Taggart, a detective at Scotland's Maryhill Police Department whose audacious methods sometimes skirt procedure and land him in hot water. In this collection of three episodes, Taggart attempts to decipher a victim's mysterious final words, gets embroiled in a war between two cab companies and is forced to report to a new supervisor.

    Directed by:

  • Alan Macmillan
  • Richard Holthouse
  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    American Experience: Sister Aimee
    rating:3.1

    American Experience: Sister Aimee

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    At the peak of her immense popularity in the 1920s, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson was drawing larger crowds to her revivals than those of P.T. Barnum or Harry Houdini. This chapter of "American Experience" paints a vivid portrait of the controversial and charismatic religious figure. Credited with mainstreaming religion in American culture, Sister Aimee created one of the country's first Christian radio stations, among other accomplishments.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Garmon
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    Ruby Bridges
    rating:3.9

    Ruby Bridges

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Euzhan Palcy brings to the screen events that helped shape American history: the integration of an all-white school in the 1960s by first-grader Ruby Bridges (Chaz Monet). Predictably, tensions arise as protesters fight Ruby's attendance. But aided by her courageous parents (Michael Beach and Lela Rochon), an enthusiastic teacher (Penelope Ann Miller) and a supportive child psychologist (Kevin Pollak), Ruby learns to face racism head-on.

    Directed by:

  • Euzhan Palcy
  • rating:3.9 3.9 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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    The Colt
    rating:3.4

    The Colt

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    In war-torn 1864 Virginia, trooper Jim Rabb's (Ryan Merriman) only solace after the loss of his brother is his mare, Jen, who gives birth to a colt. Although Jim's commanding officer sees the colt as a burden, the two horses soon endear themselves to the brigade. When they unexpectedly become used as pawns by the Confederates, however, Jim must risk everything to save the animals and his own honor.

    Directed by:

  • Yelena Lanskaya
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Frenemies
    rating:3.9

    Frenemies

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    What happens when three sets of BFFs become enemies? Follow the stories of a group of classmates who navigate the ups and downs of friendship, including a scrappy tomboy and a rich girl who decide to trade places.

    Directed by:

  • Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    Halloweentown / Halloweentown 2: Double Feature
    rating:3.3

    Halloweentown / Halloweentown 2: Double Feature

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    There's more adventure than you can shake a broomstick at in this Disney Channel double feature. Young Marnie's (Kimberly J. Brown) learning to deal with the magical powers she's inherited from her grandmother, Aggie (Debbie Reynolds), who happens to be a witch. In Halloweentown, Marnie discovers a secret portal and to an enchanted place where ghosts live apart from the human world. In Halloweentown II, Marnie has to stop the evil warlock Kalabar.

    Directed by:

  • Duwayne Dunham
  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Hideaways
    rating:3.7

    Hideaways

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    James is a troubled young man whose family possesses supernatural talents. After discovering the lethal nature of his own abilities, James isolates himself in the woods until he meets fearless Mae, a cancer patient who has escaped from a hospital.

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  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this spooky feature-length movie, Alvin, Simon and Theodore stage a production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and things get seriously creepy! Could it be that their neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf?

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.9 3.9 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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    Gay & Lesbian
    Paris Is Burning
    rating:3.8

    Paris Is Burning

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Penetrating the tight-knit community of minority drag queens living in New York City, Jennie Livingston's acclaimed documentary offers an early glimpse at the art of "voguing," the underground dance style later popularized by Madonna in her hit song. The film also explores issues such as racism, homophobia and AIDS, while offering a detailed examination of the intricate Ball culture, in which queens are judged for their style and expression.

    Directed by:

  • Jennie Livingston
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Handsome Harry
    rating:3.4

    Handsome Harry

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    For many years, small-town resident Harry Sweeney (Jamey Sheridan) has avoided confronting painful memories from his past. But when his best friend becomes seriously ill, Harry builds up enough courage to explore long-hidden secrets and uncover his true identity. Bette Gordon directs this character-driven drama that boasts a strong ensemble cast featuring Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, John Savage and Campbell Scott.

    Directed by:

  • Bette Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    High Art
    rating:3.2

    High Art

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Magazine editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) is stuck in a dreary relationship with her boyfriend (Gabriel Mann) when she befriends her upstairs neighbor Lucy (Ally Sheedy), a well-known photographer whose live-in actress girlfriend (Patricia Clarkson) is struggling with a drug addiction. Lucy fascinates Syd, and the pair hit it off. But when Syd calls on Lucy to do an assignment for the magazine, their friendship soon grows into something much more.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Desert Hearts
    rating:3.4

    Desert Hearts

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Uptight literature professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) heads to Reno, Nev., in 1959 for a quickie divorce. While staying with Frances Parker (Audra Lindley) at her ranch to establish residency, Bell meets Parker's adopted daughter (Patricia Charbonneau), a casino worker 10 years her junior. Bell finds herself increasingly drawn to the open and self-assured lesbian, and their developing intimacy releases buried emotions Bell has never explored.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • 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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