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Children & Family
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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    Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains
    rating:3.3

    Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    This delicious musical adventure invites you on a journey with Lisa and her friends, the Snoodle Doodles, as they travel deep into a magical land that's out of this world! As you pass by forests of towering lollipops, streams of cool lemonade and mountains of yummy ice cream, you'll listen to more than 20 fun-filled songs that stress the importance of eating healthy food -- and the joy of having friends to share it with.

    Directed by:

  • Claudia Sloan
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid
    rating:3.1

    Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Aspiring 9-year-old reporter Roxy Hunter (Aria Wallace) stumbles upon a whale of a story when she encounters a mute young girl (Ashleigh Rains) who seems to come from nowhere. The mystery deepens when Roxy discovers that the girl is actually a mermaid. But before she can write the story of her young career, Roxy must help her new friend get back home. Demetrius Joyette co-stars as Max, Roxy's faithful best friend.

    Directed by:

  • Eleanor Lindo
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Snow White
    rating:3.4

    Snow White

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This isn't the classic Disney version, but it's still a family favorite! This live-action TV version, brought to you by the producers of Hallmark Entertainment specials, stars Miranda Richardson as the Evil Queen and Kristin Kreuk as Snow White. Direction by Caroline Thompson (The Addams Family, Edward Scissorhands) and top-notch special effects provide a splendid new take on the Brothers Grimm's beloved fairy tale.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Thompson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Sister Helen
    rating:3.4

    Sister Helen

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This award-winning documentary centers on Sister Helen Travis, an unconventional nun and recovering alcoholic who runs a halfway house in the Bronx, dispensing her unique form of tough love in a tireless effort to help recovering addicts.

    Directed by:

  • Rebecca Cammisa
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Making the Misfits
    rating:3.1

    Making the Misfits

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The Misfits, starring the iconic Clark Gable and the enigmatic Marilyn Monroe, and directed by the acclaimed John Huston, was one of the most highly anticipated movies of 1961. Based on a short story by Arthur Miller (who was married to Monroe at the time of filming), it was a cinematic tour de force. But this documentary reveals that what took place &NFi;behind&NFi_; the scenes -- the back story -- proved to be an even more fascinating tale.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Levin
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light
    rating:3.4

    Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    The son of a Russian-Jewish immigrant, Richard Avedon became one of the most famous photographers in the world of fashion. Beginning with his work in post-World War II Paris, the film follows Avedon's 50-year career photographing both the famous and the not so famous. Avedon himself provides commentary on his signature black-and-white style in this documentary created for the "American Masters" series.

    Directed by:

  • Helen Whitney
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family
    rating:3.1

    Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Shot over an eight-year span, filmmaker Susan Kaplan's absorbing documentary follows the domestic struggles of three consenting adults: bisexuals Sam Cagnina and Steven Margolin and their live-in straight partner, Samantha Singh. After building an unconventional life together, the threesome decides to conceive a child, which changes the emotional dynamics and sets the stage for -- ironically -- degeneration into traditional family dysfunction.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Kaplan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Horror
    The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb
    rating:3.2

    The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    In The Mummy's Hand, an expedition of archaeologists travels to Egypt in search of the undiscovered tomb of the princess Ananka -- a trip that turns to horror when they find the tomb guarded by a living mummy. In The Mummy's Tomb, a high priest travels with the living mummy Kharis to murder those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
    rating:3.3

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs (Lisa Zane), tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for answers leads to a certain house on Elm Street -- where the nightmares become reality. Johnny Depp and rocker Alice Cooper appear in cameos.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Sherlock Holmes
    rating:3.1

    Sherlock Holmes

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Not to be confused with the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster, as a mob of monsters invades London, Dr. Watson believes that the creatures exist but Holmes suspects that Spring-Heeled Jack is responsible in this low-budget take on the classic character.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Moth Diaries
    rating:3.2

    The Moth Diaries

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    College senior Rebecca's world is upended when her best friend Lucy befriends new girl Ernessa, who Rebecca suspects is a vampire. Is she haunted by the school's gothic past, in shock from her father's suicide, or just jealous? Or could she be right?

    Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Prison Song
    rating:3.5

    Prison Song

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The American Dream doesn't square with the justice system in this urban drama that chronicles the corrosion of the soul of Elijah Dixon (Q-Tip), an inner-city black male raised in group homes who lifts himself up through art and education. But frustration and anger lead Elijah to unintentionally kill another teen when his full college scholarship is revoked. Convicted and jailed, Elijah again attempts to free his broken spirit through art.

    Directed by:

  • Darnell Martin
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Blame It on Fidel
    rating:3.6

    Blame It on Fidel

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Nina Kervel-Bey stars as 9-year-old Anna, a privileged young Parisian girl whose orderly, structured life is thrown into turmoil when her parents are drawn into Paris's turbulent and radical 1970s political scene. Julie Gavras (daughter of famed French filmmaker Costa-Gavras) directs this 2007 Sundance Film Festival competition entry.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Gavras
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Never Forever
    rating:3.2

    Never Forever

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Vera Farmiga stars in this heartbreaking drama (a 2006 Sundance Film Festival entry) as Sophie, a woman who's utterly devoted to her husband but finds she's unable to get pregnant. When Sophie makes an odd but decisive choice to bring a Korean immigrant (Jung-woo Ha) into their marriage, her fateful decision soon threatens to tear the couple apart -- and drive Sophie to the brink of total despair.

    Directed by:

  • Gina Kim
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Sugar
    rating:3.3

    Sugar

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After he catches the eye of a scout while playing in his native Dominican Republic, baseball prospect Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Algenis Perez Soto) is recruited to play in the minor leagues in the Midwest, where he has difficultly adapting both on and off the field. As much a story about the promise of the American dream as it is about America's national pastime, this film dramatizes the hard lessons learned when hope and reality clash.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Boden
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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