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Melanie Lynskey
Born May 16, 1977 (age 42)
Melanie Jayne Lynskey (born 16 May 1977) is a New Zealand actress. She received critical acclaim for her screen acting debut as Pauline Parker in Heavenly Creatures (1994), which was followed by supporting roles in Ever After (1998), Coyote Ugly (2000), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), and Shattered Glass (2003).
Subsequent film parts include Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Away We Go (2009), Up in the Air... full bio
Castle Rock
[2018]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h
Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 41min
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As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 33min
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When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Over the Garden Wall
[2014]
 
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Mini Series | Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 1h 50min
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Over the Garden Wall is a TV mini-series starring Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, and Melanie Lynskey. Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.
Heavenly Creatures
[1994]
 
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Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1h 39min
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.
Togetherness
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30min
Follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams.
Happy Christmas
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 22min
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After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.
The Intervention
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
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A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
Hello I Must Be Going
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
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Circumstances force a young divorcée to move back in with her parents in suburban Connecticut, where an affair with a younger guy rejuvenates her passion for life
We'll Never Have Paris
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 32min
A man screws up on a transcontinental level in a noble effort to win back "the one."
Touchback
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 1h 58min
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A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.
1 Mile to You
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1h 44min
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After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
Goodbye to All That
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 27min
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When his wife unexpectedly informs him that she wants a divorce, well-meaning but oblivious husband Otto Wall finds himself thrust back into bachelorhood, where he searches for the real thing amidst a string of one night stands.
The Changeover
[2017]
 
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Movie | Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller | 1h 35min
Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who threatens her family.
Little Boxes
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 24min
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An interracial family struggles to adjust when they move from New York City to a small, predominately white town in Washington State.
Rainbow Time
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 31min
A developmentally delayed 40 year old man named Shonzi is sent to live with his brother Todd. But when Shonzi develops a crush on Todd's new girlfriend Lindsay, he threatens to reveal past secrets that could ultimately tear the couple apart.
Our Ex-Wife
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 26min
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A divorcee, Jack has finally found real happiness with fiancée Sara, but his unhinged ex-wife and mother of his kids, Hillary is determined to destroy it.
Sadie
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 36min
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SADIE is the story of a girl who will stop at nothing to preserve her father's place on the home front. Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) is the daughter of a soldier and models herself after his military example. When her mom (Melanie Lynskey) begins dating a new man (John Gallagher, Jr.), Sadie vows to drive him out by whatever means necessary. He is the enemy, and if she's learned anything from the world... see more
Sunshine
[2017]
 
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Mini Series | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The story of Sunshine follows the life of Jacob, a young, aspiring South Sudanese-Australian basketball player who is on the cusp of being picked up by US scouts for the US College league.
Putzel
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 28min
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For Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn't go beyond his family's fish store on the upper west side of Manhattan. In this heartwarming romantic comedy about sex, love and smoked fish, Walter's aspirations of taking over his uncle's fish emporium are disrupted by the arrival of Sally, who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married... see more
Eye of the Hurricane
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama
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An Everglades community struggles to put their lives back together in the wake of a hurricane.
Snakeskin
[2001]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller | 1h 34min
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A hitchhiker takes two kids on the ride of their dreams, but they soon learn that their newfound hero is just as capable of delivering nightmares.
Claustrophobia
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 1h 19min
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A serial killer armed with a crossbow pistol is murdering people from their own rooftops. When three young coworkers at a poorly-attended slumber party start hearing footsteps on the roof, they fear the worst.
And Then I Go
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 39min
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In the cruel world of junior high, Edwin suffers in a state of anxiety and alienation alongside his only friend, Flake. Misunderstood by their families and demoralized at school daily, their fury simmers quietly until an idea for vengeance offers them a terrifying release. Based on the acclaimed novel "Project X" by Jim Shepard, this unflinching look at adolescence explores how the powerful bonds of... see more
Foreign Correspondents
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 42min
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Two stories of complicated long-distance relationships between people from different countries.
Show of Hands
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Jess is a solo mother and reluctant parking warden. Tom is a self-obsessed Greetings Cards salesman with an addiction to competitions who will do anything to win. Together they are just two of the competitors in a grueling endurance contest to win a car - whoever keeps their hand on it the longest wins. As the sleepless days wear by, what price will they pay for winning this competition and will it... see more
Chu and Blossom
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 35min
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Joon Chu, a Korean exchange student, suffering from the loss of his brother, finds himself marooned in small-town USA, where he is irrevocably swept up into the brave new world and bizarre philosophies of Butch Blossom, a touchingly militant performance artist. In an attempt to balance family, love, friendship, responsibility and personal legacy, Joon and Butch must come together to face their own... see more
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 52min
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A personal journey through Sam Neill's childhood and memories.
Short Movie | Comedy, Romance, Short | 12min
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Romantic dark comedy sees phobia-riddled Zoe Cadwaulder (Melanie Lynskey) overcoming her fears and discovering true love.
Animals.
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 30min
Whether it's lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.
Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 42min
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Up in the Air
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 49min
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Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire.
House
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery | 44min
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.
Two and a Half Men
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Romance | 22min
A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.
TV Series | Comedy | 22min
Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia.
Flags of our Fathers
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 2h 15min
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The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.
Win Win
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 1h 46min
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A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.
Sweet Home Alabama
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 48min
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A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.
The Informant!
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 48min
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The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.
Coyote Ugly
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 40min
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Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.
Girlboss
[2017]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 26min
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Sophia, a misfit, discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. As her business grows, however, she has to learn to cope with life as her own boss. This show is loosely based on the true story of Nasty Gal Founder, Sophia Amoruso.
Away We Go
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 38min
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A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
The Shield
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 47min
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Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.
The Frighteners
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 50min
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After a tragic car accident kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
They Came Together
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 23min
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A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 1min
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The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.
XX
[2017]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 20min
Four short horror films that are directed and written by women.
Leaves of Grass
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 45min
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An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.
TV Series | Comedy | 30min
The campers and counselors of Camp Firewood meet ten years after their last day at camp.
Shattered Glass
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 1h 34min
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The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.
Detroit Rock City
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Music | 1h 35min
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In 1978, four rebellious teenagers try to scam their way into a KISS concert.
The L Word
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Romance | 50min
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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of gay women living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.
Rose Red
[2002]
 
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Mini Series | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 4h 14min
Rose Red is a TV mini-series starring Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, and Kimberly J. Brown. A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.
But I'm a Cheerleader
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 25min
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A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
Digging for Fire
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 25min
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The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.
Abandon
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Mystery | 1h 39min
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A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two-year, unexplained absence.
The Life & Times of Tim
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy
Watch as Tim finds himself in several awkward situations in this HBO cartoon comedy.
Drive
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h
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A drama about various people competing in an illegal cross-country road race.
Summer Camp Island
[2018]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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Two best friends go to a magic sleep-away camp, where nothing is what it seems.
Memphis Beat
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 43min
Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother.
Comanche Moon
[2008]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Western | 6h
The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 27min
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High School grad and all American gal, Anna finds her purpose and herself after she hooks up with the radical feminists in The Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
TV Series | Adventure, Animation, Family | 15min
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An animated TV show that follows a band of young pirates who spend their days competing against Captain Hook and Mr. Smee for treasure.
Park
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 26min
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Park takes place all in one day in a public park in Los Angeles, as 11 disaffected Angelenos find both love and loss in unexpected ways.
The Big Ask
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 31min
Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Folk Hero & Funny Guy
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 28min
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A successful singer-songwriter hatches a plan to help his friend's struggling comedy career and broken love life by hiring him as his opening act on his solo tour.
Celebrity Name Game
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 30min
Celebrity guests team up with a group of contestants and together they work against the clock to identify a variety of famous names.
Shooters
[2002]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 35min
Gilly, fresh out of prison, and J, a hustler with a major drug problem, just can't shake their criminal ways.
Say Uncle
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 31min
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A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential threat to the community.
Helena from the Wedding
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 29min
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Newlyweds Alex and Alice host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at a remote cabin in the mountains. However, when an unexpected guest shows up, the group's facades begin to crumble.
A Quiet Little Marriage
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A woman (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) believes that a baby will solve all her problems, but her husband (Cy Carter) resists fatherhood.
The Cherry Orchard
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 21min
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Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin (Teale), her former serf, who has his own agenda.
Future-Worm!
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy, Family
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Meet Danny, inventor of the Time Machine Lunch Box. During its maiden voyage, the lunch box was hurled way into the future, where future scientists discovered a simple worm that they put through their genetic escalator, increasing the worm's intellectual capacity and need for adventure. This worm became FUTURE-WORM. Now he's returned to make sure Danny never has a boring day. One boy. One worm. Together... see more
The Jeff Probst Show
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Talk show hosted by Jeff Probst that will cover topics ranging from newsmakers of the day to families and individuals facing challenges.
50 Films to See Before You Die
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 3h 15min
Documentary | Documentary
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TV Special | Family | 2h
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