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Foreign
Children of the Century
rating:3.2

Children of the Century

1999Runtime:0 minutes
This is the true story of the romance between burgeoning French author George Sand (Juliette Binoche) and a much younger poet, Alfred de Musset (Benoit Magimel), whom she meets when she flees to Paris in the early 1830s after leaving her husband. Sand's affair with Musset and her pre-feminist behavior make her the scandal of the city, as she develops the personality that would later make her one of the century's most famous literary figures.

Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Escape
    rating:3.3

    The Escape

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When terrorists in war-ravaged Afghanistan kidnap and threaten to slay outspoken Danish journalist Rikke Lynvig (Iben Hjejle), young, English-speaking Taliban operative Nazir Osmani (Faegh Zamani) helps her plan a daring getaway. But when Nazir himself also escapes Afghanistan and seeks Rikke's help in Denmark, she is torn between personal loyalty and the political fallout of aiding a terrorist. Kathrine Windfeld directs this tense thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Kathrine Windfeld
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Rain
    rating:3.1

    Rain

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the death of her beloved grandmother, Rain is (Renel Brown) forced to leave her idyllic life on Ragged Island to live with her drug-addicted mother in a poverty-stricken Nassau neighborhood. Shell-shocked by the bleak surroundings of her new life, Rain finds solace in a burgeoning friendship with a school coach (CCH Pounder) who encourages the teenager to make use of her athleticism by joining the track team.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Govan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Story of the Weeping Camel
    rating:3.6

    The Story of the Weeping Camel

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    This unique documentary follows a Mongolian camel that's rejected her newborn white colt. Now, all hope lies with two young shepherd boys, who must travel across the Gobi desert to find a healing musician. Will the violinist's ritual do the trick? This Oscar-nominated film moves beyond its narrative structure to offer a keenly observed portrait of nomadic herders who are preserving an ancient way of life.

    Directed by:

  • Byambasuren Davaa
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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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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    Kung Fu Panda 2
    rating:4.0

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    The legendary Dragon Warrior, Po (Jack Black), the kung fu panda, dutifully guards the Valley of Peace alongside his allies the Furious Five. When a frightful new enemy emerges, Po and company embark on a perilous journey to save China and the art of kung fu. Directed by Jennifer Yuh, this animated action adventure sequel also features the vocal talents of Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Seth Rogen.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Yuh
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade
    rating:3.5

    Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Fans of the Recess gang can follow along as the kids graduate from the 4th grade to the 5th grade. Join in their joy and laughter with these adventures full of hilarious twists and turns, lessons about meeting new friends and the very fun business of growing up! This video includes a bonus feature showcasing the premiere episodes of the series.

    Directed by:

  • Howy Parkins
  • Brenda Piluso
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature
    rating:3.7

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Irrepressible chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore star in a pair of wacky animated features. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Alvin's vivid imagination stirs up suspicions about secretive new neighbor Mr. Talbot. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, the trio finds themselves locked inside a theme park, where mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein re-creates his famous monster -- and strikes fear into the three little mischief-makers.

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Group
    rating:3.3

    Group

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Group therapy sessions connect the lives of eight disparate women in Olympia, Wash. -- among them, a born-again Christian, a hypochondriac, a bigot and an amputee with an attitude problem -- who bare it all for the sake of sanity. The ensemble cast includes Carrie Brownstein (of rock group Sleater-Kinney fame), Kari Fillipi, S. Ann Hall, Vicki Hollenberg, Tracy Kirkpatrick, Nomy Lamm, Lola Rock 'n' Rolla, Tony Wilkerson and Ruby Martin.

    Directed by:

  • Marilyn Freeman
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    rating:4.1

    The Capture of the Green River Killer

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Abused teen Helen Remus (Amy Davidson) flees her trailer-park home to escape her stepfather and lands in the clutches of elusive serial killer Gary Ridgway (John Pielmeier). But Det. Dave Reichert (Tom Cavanagh) vows to flush out his vicious quarry. Putting his life on the line, Reichert embarks on a 20-year manhunt in which interviews with convicted killer Ted Bundy (James Marsters) lead to a startling breakthrough.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Bailey
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    All I Wanna Do
    rating:3.4

    All I Wanna Do

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    It's 1963, and budget constraints are forcing Miss Godard's School for Girls to merge with a nearby boy's boarding school. This alarms student Verena (Kirsten Dunst) and her friends, who launch a strike to preserve their academy's all-girl tradition. Their defiance angers straight-arrow Abby (Rachael Leigh Cook) and causes headaches for sympathetic teacher Miss McVane (Lynn Redgrave). Gaby Hoffmann and Heather Matarazzo co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Kernochan
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Iron Lady
    rating:3.4

    The Iron Lady

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Meryl Streep provides a subtle and nuanced portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Britain, whose political career and determination changed the rules that had limited women's opportunities for leadership.

    Directed by:

  • Phyllida Lloyd
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Television
    Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost
    rating:3.3

    Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Precocious 9-year-old Roxy Hunter (Aria Wallace) finds life in sleepy Serenity Falls far from serene when the rambling old manse she moves into with her mother (Robin Brûlé) and best friend, Max (Demetrius Joyette), turns out to be home to a ghost as well. When plucky Roxy begins to investigate, she soon discovers that restless spirits are the least of her worries: Plans are afoot to destroy the historic mansion, and it's up to Roxy to halt them.

    Directed by:

  • Eleanor Lindo
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Smothered
    rating:3.3

    Smothered

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    An incredible slice of America's media and pop culture history, Smothered tells the story of the censorship struggles of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," the Emmy Award-winning TV program broadcast on CBS from 1967 until it was prematurely struck from the airwaves in 1969. Chock full of hilarious and outrageous clips from the show, this documentary also features interviews and appearances by celebrity writers, performers and network honchos.

    Directed by:

  • Maureen Muldaur
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Spin City: Michael J. Fox: His All-Time Favorites: Vol. 2
    rating:3.5

    Spin City: Michael J. Fox: His All-Time Favorites: Vol. 2

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    If you thought the laughs were over for Spin City, think again! Michael J. Fox handpicks more of the funniest episodes from the hit TV sitcom, in which he stars as Deputy New York City Mayor Mike Flaherty. The rest of the cast, including Heather Locklear, Richard Kind and mayor Barry Bostwick clearly enjoy their time on the show, and Fox introduces each hilarious episode himself.

    Directed by:

  • Lee Shallat-Chemel
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Ned and Stacey: Season 1
    rating:3.2

    Ned and Stacey: Season 1

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Denied a promotion because he's not a "family man," arrogant advertising executive Ned Dorsey (Thomas Haden Church) marries freelance writer Stacey Colbert (Debra Messing) in this witty sitcom. Stacey can't stand Ned, but marries him to get away from her parents. Watch the mayhem as Ned and Stacey scramble to keep their marriage of convenience under wraps, attempt to date other people and try to live together without killing each other.

    Directed by:

  • Alan D. Weyman
  • Lee Shallat-Chemel
  • Rick Beren
  • Rob Schiller
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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