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Thin Ice
rating:3.2

Thin Ice

2011Runtime:0 minutes
Midwest insurance salesman Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) hatches a get-rich-quick scheme that depends on him gaining possession of a rare and precious violin, but his planned score results in wild and unexpected consequences. Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup and Lea Thompson co-star in this meditation on lying and its consequences, written by sisters Jill and Karen Sprecher (Thirteen Conversations About One Thing).

Directed by:

  • Jill Sprecher
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Whip It
    rating:3.7

    Whip It

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Escaping her smothering mother's beauty pageant plans for her, small-town teen Bliss joins an all-girl roller derby team in Austin and begins living a thrilling double life as Babe Ruthless, a life that might eventually catch up with her.

    Directed by:

  • Drew Barrymore
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    I Hate Valentine's Day
    rating:3.2

    I Hate Valentine's Day

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After falling in love onscreen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos and John Corbett reteam for a romantic comedy about a florist (Vardalos) who persuades a restaurateur (Corbett) to take a gamble on a no-strings-attached relationship. Vardalos, who also penned the screenplay, makes her directorial debut with this Valentine's Day-themed love story that crams the action into a single day: February 14.

    Directed by:

  • Nia Vardalos
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    Faith & Spirituality
    Michael
    rating:3.5

    Michael

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Two struggling tabloid reporters and an "angel expert" are sent by their boss to check out an old kook who claims to have an angel living with her. Sure enough, the guy's got wings, but he's also into smoking, drinking and womanizing. Unconvinced that Michael (John Travolta) is not an Earthly being, the reporters take him to Chicago, when Michael's unconventional methods begin to work heavenly magic. Director Nora Ephron also wrote the script.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Yentl
    rating:3.5

    Yentl

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's story, this Oscar-winning musical stars Barbra Streisand as Yentl, the bookish daughter of a Talmud teacher who instructs her even though it's forbidden to teach the sacred text to girls. Determined to continue her schooling after her father dies, Yentl disguises herself as a boy to gain entry to a yeshiva. There, she meets the brilliant Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), who only has eyes for Hadass (Amy Irving).

    Directed by:

  • Barbra Streisand
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Sheffey
    rating:3.7

    Sheffey

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    An unruly young man from an affluent family becomes a Christian convert and a tireless servant of God after attending a revival meeting with friends in this affecting drama about the life and ministry of 19th-century preacher Robert Sheffey. Sheffey traveled the sawdust trail to proclaim the Gospel throughout Appalachia, and in the process, he touched lives all across America. Katherine Stenholm directs.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Stenholm
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Sunday School Musical
    rating:3.2

    Sunday School Musical

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When financial woes threaten their church's future, a group of teens, led by one talented performer, enters a song and dance competition in hopes of winning a heavenly cash prize. Starring Candise Lakota as Savannah, this heartwarming and energetic Christian spin on the tremendously popular High School Musical franchise features 21 songs, including seven originals by composer Don Raymond. Rachel Goldenberg directs.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    Black Beauty
    rating:3.7

    Black Beauty

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Anna Sewell's timeless Victorian novel comes touchingly to life in this episodic big-screen adaptation. Lyrically recounted from the handsome stallion's perspective, the film traces his fortunes -- from his happy beginnings on a sprawling, verdant country manor to working-class London's sooty, teeming streets. As he passes from owner to owner during a two-decade span, the ever-faithful steed encounters the best and worst of the human spirit.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Thompson
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Everyone's favorite trio of talking rodents -- mischief-makers Alvin, Simon and Theodore -- are featured in this theatrical animated adventure that puts them in an around-the-world hot-air balloon race. When Alvin enters the chipmunks in the race that pits them against the Chipettes, the boys could take home $100,000 if they win. But unbeknownst to the high-flying chipmunks, they've become accomplices in an ingenious jewel-smuggling plot.

    Directed by:

  • Janice Karman
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Frankie and Hazel
    rating:3.1

    Frankie and Hazel

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Girl power turns their families and the city upside down in this warm, fun and witty comedy as 12-year-old best friends Frankie (Mischa Barton) and Hazel (Ingrid Uribe) conspire to make their mark on the local community. One excels at ballet and baseball and battles a sexist coach for a spot on a Little League team, while the other devours politics and decides to run for mayor.

    Directed by:

  • JoBeth Williams
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Arthur Christmas
    rating:4.0

    Arthur Christmas

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This all-ages animated holiday feature draws back the curtain on the super-secret toy-making facility Santa Claus keeps hidden beneath the North Pole. It also reveals the ultra-important mission Mr. Claus entrusts to his son, Arthur, one Christmas.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Smith
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Special Interest
    Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas
    rating:3.2

    Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Through interviews and performance excerpts, ballerinas Mary Ellen Moylan, Maria Tallchief, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley and Darci Kistler salute their legendary teacher, George Balanchine, and share the impact he had on their lives. A perfectionist who demanded the best from his students, Balanchine achieved considerable acclaim for his wonderful ballets such as "Concerto Barocco," "Serenade," "Firebird," and "Stars and Stripes."

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Dickson
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre
    rating:3.7

    Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Fans of the American Ballet Theatre will delight in this documentary that profiles the renowned company's four lead male dancers: Angel Corella, Vladimir Malakhov, Jose Manuel Carreno and Ethan Stiefel. Find out how each dancer got started in classical ballet, learn about their individual approaches to the discipline and their strengths onstage, and view clips of their best performances from the beginning to the apex of their careers.

    Directed by:

  • Judy Kinberg
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection
    rating:3.8

    Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    In this popular British series that's part cooking show, part travelogue and part comedy, Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson-Wright cook up a storm as they crisscross the English countryside on a classic Triumph motorcycle and sidecar. The larger-than-life duo encourages people to enjoy the moment with rich and satisfying recipes that are anything but heart-friendly, washing the meals down with outrageous tales of their past misadventures.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Llewellyn
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    All in This Tea
    rating:3.7

    All in This Tea

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Few people know the fascinating history of tea growing and making. This intriguing documentary aims to change that by following renowned tea importer David Lee Hoffman as he scours the far-flung corners of China to find the richest teas on earth. Tea making is an art and tradition that goes back generations in the East, and Hoffman makes it his goal to bring to the rest of the world the exquisite teas produced by struggling small farmers.

    Directed by:

  • Les Blank
  • Gina Leibrecht
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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