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Romance
Little Dorrit
rating:3.6

Little Dorrit

1988Runtime:0 minutes
In this two-part adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel, Derek Jacobi stars as Arthur, a well-meaning middle-aged man who, through an unexpected relationship with seamstress Little Dorrit (Sarah Pickering), is drawn into the plight of a group of debtor prisoners. Christine Edzard directs and writes this expansive, award-winning drama for the screen; Alec Guinness co-stars as the imprisoned William Dorritt.

Directed by:

  • Christine Edzard
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Black and White
    rating:3.2

    Black and White

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Cristina Comencini's follow-up to her Oscar-nominated foreign language film Don't Tell (2005) is an interracial love story about an Italian computer programmer (Fabio Volo) who falls for a Senegalese embassy worker (Aïssa Maïga), much to the dismay of their spouses (Ambra Angiolini and Eriq Ebouaney). When their illicit affair is revealed, their mutual passion -- and their racial differences -- wreak havoc on both of their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Cristina Comencini
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Wedding Date
    rating:3.6

    The Wedding Date

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Single girl Kat (Debra Messing) can't stomach the idea of attending her sister's (Amy Adams) faraway London wedding, where her ex-boyfriend (Jeremy Sheffield), who had ceremoniously dumped Kat perilously close to the altar, will likely be a guest. But duty calls, and she must fly in for the torturous affair, which she decides might be more palatable if she seeks companionship of a different sort … that of a male escort (Dermot Mulroney).

    Directed by:

  • Clare Kilner
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Used People
    rating:3.1

    Used People

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Love is the last thing newly widowed Pearl Berman is looking for, but that's what she finds when suave Joe Meledandri attends her husband's funeral. As it turns out, Joe has loved Pearl since he persuaded her spouse not to leave her -- 23 years ago.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    Tsubasa: Season 1
    rating:4.0

    Tsubasa: Season 1

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When princess Sakura sleepwalks into a mysterious ruin, ancient powers awaken and drain all her memories, turning them into feathers that scatter in the wind. The daring adventurer Syaoran must sacrifice his love for Sakura to save her soul. A ninja, Kurogane, and a wizard, Fay, join them on a multi-dimensional quest to gather Sakura's feathers and restore her memory. But each must pay a personal price for embarking on the perilous journey.

    Directed by:

  • Koichi Mashimo
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Taking the Heat
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Taking the Heat

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. After skipping practice sessions, overconfident Alma gets an unpleasant surprise in the fence-jumping event in "Win Some, Lose Some." Then, in "Fire, Fire Burning Bright," Chloe and Zoey don't take their responsibilities seriously on a trail ride, and their actions lead to consequences that put everyone in danger.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
    rating:3.8

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    This popular anime series is set in 2015, 15 years after what's believed to be a meteorite struck Antarctica, wiping out half of Earth's population and leaving the rest to contend with rising sea levels and a strange alien race known as the Angels. Now, the conflict between humanity and the Angels comes to a head in the mind-blowing conclusion to the saga from acclaimed Japanese director Hideaki Anno.

    Directed by:

  • Hideaki Anno
  • Amanda Winn Lee
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    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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    Faith & Spirituality
    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs
    rating:3.6

    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Including interviews with top statesmen from both sides, this comprehensive PBS documentary traces the course of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 to the 1993 Oslo Accords and beyond. Leaders such as Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat; generals and soldiers from both camps; and even Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton all share their perspective on this contentious conflict.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Pery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    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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    Iron Jawed Angels
    rating:3.9

    Iron Jawed Angels

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    From 1912 to 1920, a group of fiery young suffragettes led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor) band together to wheedle the United States into adapting a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Along the way, they incur the wrath of President Woodrow Wilson (Bob Gunton) and anger other suffragette leaders (Anjelica Huston and Lois Smith). Directed by Katja von Garnier.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find
    rating:3.6

    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Clifton Powell, Kym Whitley, Andre Pitre and Tasha Taylor co-star in this inspiring tale about a close-knit black community that rallies to restore a crumbling Baptist church that's haunted by the spirits of three sisters. But while the friendly ghosts have hung around to ensure that the once-glorious church rises again, a greedy land developer is ready to tear it down so he can pounce on the property.

    Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Stonewall Jackson
    rating:3.7

    Stonewall Jackson

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    An outstanding commander and brilliant tactician, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson led some of the most stunning campaigns of the Civil War, earning a storied place in military history. In this installment of A&E's popular "Biography" series, renowned Civil War historians and military experts examine period accounts and the general's battleground strategies, producing a revealing portrait of an impressive career.

    Directed by:

  • Donna E. Lusitana
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Titanic: The Complete Story
    rating:3.9

    Titanic: The Complete Story

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Featuring newsreel footage and filmed testimonials of survivors and historians, this award-winning documentary examines one of history's unforgettable tragedies, the sinking of the &NFi;Titanic&NFi_; ocean liner, during which more than 1,500 lives were lost. The most complete chronicle of the &NFi;Titanic&NFi_; disaster ever created, this History Channel special details the origins of the vessel, the ship's doomed voyage and its aftermath.

    Directed by:

  • Edith Becker
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Submitted for Your Approval: Rod Serling
    rating:3.5

    Submitted for Your Approval: Rod Serling

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary about Rod Serling derives its name from the weekly introduction that the "Twilight Zone" host delivered with his signature clenched diction. These fantasy playlets linger because of their twist endings and science-fiction trappings, which shrewdly disguise the taut morality plays the prolific screenwriter Serling (Seven Days in May, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes) hid within.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Lacy
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    When Clouds Clear
    rating:3.1

    When Clouds Clear

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Anne Slick and Danielle Bernstein's inspirational documentary details the battle over land between an international mining conglomerate and the residents of the small Ecuadorian community of Junin. Dissuaded by big-money offers and menacing threats, the people of Junin remain resilient in their efforts to protect the land their forebears settled from the threats of commercial development and extraction.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Slick
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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