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Comedy
Johnny Dangerously
rating:3.6

Johnny Dangerously

1984Runtime:0 minutes
In this gangster spoof set in the 1930s, Johnny Kelly (Michael Keaton) is forced into a life of crime to pay for his ailing mother's medical treatment. In an attempt to hide his new persona, Johnny takes the name Dangerously. But he becomes a little &NFi;too&NFi_; successful in the underworld ... and while Johnny's turning into a powerful mobster, his district attorney brother (Griffin Dunne) is threatening to ruin the Dangerously name.

Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Lost in Translation
    rating:3.2

    Lost in Translation

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

    Directed by:

  • Sofia Coppola
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Antonia's Line
    rating:3.7

    Antonia's Line

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this heartwarming drama is the remarkable story of a strong-willed woman who builds a new life with her teenage daughter in a quiet Dutch village after World War II. As she challenges the local customs, she begins to win her neighbors' affections. Earthy, sexy and romantic, the film is a joyous, multi-generational celebration of simple pleasures, lust for life and enduring passions.

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Proposal
    rating:3.9

    The Proposal

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock, in a Golden Globe-nominated role) forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), to marry her. Directed by Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses), this romantic comedy also stars Craig T. Nelson and Mary Steenburgen as Andrew's parents, Joe and Grace, and Betty White as the outspoken Grandma Annie.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fletcher
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    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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    The Hurt Locker
    rating:3.9

    The Hurt Locker

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Kathryn Bigelow directs this gripping drama (winner of the Best Picture Oscar) following one of the U.S. Army's elite EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) teams operating in the ferocious war zone of Iraq. As the squad identifies and dismantles improvised explosive devices and other bombs, they must also contend with the frayed nerves and internal conflicts that arise from living in constant peril. Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse and Guy Pearce star.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: Enlightenment
    rating:3.5

    Doctor Who: Enlightenment

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    In this last installment of the mysterious and exciting Black Guardian/Turlough trilogy, immortal Eternals -- who are racing to achieve enlightenment -- challenge mortal Ephemerals, and we learn being an Ephemeral is better. But once again, the nefarious Black Guardian appears, and the Doctor is suddenly in a race to save his own life. Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Janet Fielding and Cyril Luckham star.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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    Anime & Animation
    Persepolis
    rating:3.9

    Persepolis

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Marjane (voiced by Chiara Mastroianni) just wants to be an ordinary kid, but that isn't easy in 1978 Iran. This profound animated film follows Marjane's childhood in a repressive society, her adolescence in France and her return to Tehran as an adult. Based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, this Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film also features the vocal talents of Catherine Deneuve and Simon Abkarian.

    Directed by:

  • Vincent Paronnaud
  • Marjane Satrapi
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 1
    rating:3.6

    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In the first volume of episodes from this animated DC Comics spinoff, the Legion of Superheroes travels back in time to the 21st century to recruit Superman, only to learn that he's still living as Clark Kent and has yet to embrace his superpowers. Can the crew help this yet-to-be-super young man realize his destiny and gain his help against a formidable group of villains in the 31st century?

    Directed by:

  • Ben Jones
  • Tim Maltby
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    Chuck Jones: Extremes and in Betweens, a Life in Animation
    rating:3.6

    Chuck Jones: Extremes and in Betweens, a Life in Animation

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This "Great Performances" biography examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck Jones -- best known for the Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig and the Road Runner. Featured are behind-the-scenes descriptions of how an animated film is made, plus clips from Jones's most endearing and enduring cartoons.

    Directed by:

  • Margaret Selby
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Drama
    The Nativity Story
    rating:3.8

    The Nativity Story

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes) and Joseph (Oscar Isaac) make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale of the Nativity from director Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen). The film follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village, where they find shelter in an innkeeper's stable and deliver baby Jesus to the world.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Wasted
    rating:3.2

    Wasted

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    To feed their dangerous drug habits, troubled runaways Connor (Neil Leiper) and Suzanne (Emma Hartley-Miller) prostitute themselves on the streets of Glasgow. Madly in love, the volatile teens struggle to cope with countless ordeals in an unforgiving environment. An unflinching look at Scotland's dark underbelly, this gritty yet tender drama also stars Kate Dickie, Paul Thomas Hickey and David Hayman.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Paterson
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Bridge to Silence
    rating:3.6

    Bridge to Silence

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing her husband in a tragic car accident, suffering a nervous breakdown and slowly starting to piece her life back together, deaf widow Peg (Marlee Matlin) enters into a bitter fight against her own mother (Lee Remick) to maintain legal custody of her precious daughter. This emotionally powerful made-for-television drama offers a fascinating perspective on mother-daughter relationships, as Peg struggles to win back her 6-year-old child.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Universal Signs
    rating:3.8

    Universal Signs

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Struggling to cope with depression and anger in the aftermath of a tragedy, tormented deaf artist Andrew (Anthony Natale) gradually begins to come out of his shell by forming an exhilarating new relationship with lovely librarian Mary (Sabrina Lloyd). An innovative silent film that utilizes American Sign Language and English subtitles, this touching drama also stars Margot Kidder, Robert Picardo and Deanne Bray.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Calamia
  • rating:3.8 3.8 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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