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READY JET GO!

Ready Jet Go! follows two neighborhood kids: Sean, who has an all-consuming drive for science facts, and Sydney, who has a passion for science fiction and imagination. They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7. Together, they explore our solar system and the effects it has on the science of our planet, all while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way.


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SAINT GEORGE

St. George revolves around the chaotic life of a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur. George Lopez stars as a man who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, his overbearing mother who just moved in and his uncle (Danny Trejo) as well as his new role as a philanthropist "giving back" by teaching history once a week at a night school. Created by Wind Dancer's Matt Williams and David McFadzean with George Lopez. Now on FX.


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HOME IMPROVEMENT

The Taylor youngsters are typically mischievous and sometimes irksome but basically good kids, though youngest son Mark tends to be victimized by the prankery of Brad and Randy. Also in the cast is Earl Hindman as the Taylors' philosophical, advice-dispensing neighbor Wilson, whose face is never clearly seen behind the backyard fence that separates the two neighbors' houses. Showing up on a recurring basis is Tim's long-suffering "Tool Time" assistant, Al Borland (Richard Karn), and the show's beautiful "Tool Time Girl" Lisa (Pamela Anderson, later played by Debbe Dunning).

Starring Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Zachery Ty Bryan, Taran Noah Smith, Richard Karn


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ROSEANNE

Roseanne was an American sitcom about...Americans! Instead of the plastic Hollywood stories you're used to in the sitcoms and cinema with hot blondes and big muscly models, Roseanne brought you the reality. Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) is a funny, sometimes obnoxious mother of three, happily married to her husband, Dan (John Goodman), a struggling working man. Becky (Alicia Goranson) is their bratty, attractive, miss popular high school student, who can be described as selfish, and sometimes difficult, but in general intelligent. Darlene (Sara Gilbert) is the second oldest, known for her rebellious attitude and wise-cracking quirps around the house. D.J. (Michael Fishman) is the baby, known for his nerdy antics and his common spats with Darlene and Becky. Both Roseanne and Dan work hard, but can never seem to get out of their indebtness. A typical blue-collar American family. Joining them in their daily life is Roseanne's younger sister, the nosy Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), who is often low on her luck, especially when it comes to men. Roseanne and Jackie's crazy mother, Bev, is known for stopping by uninvited to criticize the everyday lives of Roseanne and Jackie.

Starring Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Alicia Goranson, Michael Fishman


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WILDEST AFRICA

The award-winning Richard Kirby takes us through a visual journey across Africa. From the cradle of human civilization to the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world, viewers will discover secret locations, new science, and ancient cultures. Airing on Discovery International.


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SOUL MAN

Dan Aykroyd is Reverend Mike Weber, an unconventional widowed Episcopalian minister with a love for blues music, a checkered past and four high-spirited children. The best word to describe Mike's life is "chaotic," for it is not easy balancing the life of a single parent and dealing with the day-to-day responsibilities of a minister. But, Mike is devoted to both.

Mike's life was not always this way. In the earlier days of his youth, Mike walked on the wild side, earning him the moniker, "Wild Child," from his fellow "Blacktop Vampires." Mike's favorite form of transportation was a motorcycle and his wardrobe consisted of jeans and a black leather jacket. He participated in more than his share of lawless activities and found his name to be popular in the less-than-honorable mentions of the local newspaper. Mike does not look upon his past as something to be ashamed of, but instead as a wealth of knowledge from which he draws when dealing with his parish and his progeny.

 

Film


THE KEEPING ROOM

Augusta (Brit Marling), her younger sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld), and their slave Mad (Muna Otaru) -- have thus far found a way to survive the difficult times. But when Louise falls ill, Augusta rides into town to find medicine and draws the attention of two Union soldiers -- Moses (Sam Worthington) and Henry (Kyle Soller) - The soldiers follow Augusta, but what they encounter once they reach the girls' homestead is significantly more than they bargained for. The Keeping Room is a fresh take on the home invasion thriller that is simultaneously character-driven, dramatic, action-packed and richly cinematic.


BERNIE

A sweet natured assistant funeral home director loved by a small town community strikes up an unlikely friendship with the meanest and wealthiest old widow in town, until she pushes him too far and he shoots her dead.


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AS COOL AS I AM

A sarcastic and intelligent teenage girl comes of age in a small Montana town with her most absent and very young parents, and deals with the pains of adolescence with her equally wry boyfriend Kenny.


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WHAT WOMEN WANT

Nick Marshall, Playboy and Hot Shot in advertising, thinks he's God's gift to women. After a little accident, he discovers that he is suddenly able to hear what women really think. First, Nick is pretty disappointed when he discovers that his beloved macho behavior does not exactly contribute to being desired. Then, his upcoming dream position in the company is being given to a new team member: Darcy, not only a woman, but a man-eating one, also is a very talented ad expert. So, Nick decides to sabotage his new boss by reading her thoughts and selling her ideas as his own. Unfortunately, love gets in his way.


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WHERE THE HEART IS

A bathroom stop at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart changes Novalee’s life forever. For when she leaves the store, she discovers that Willy Jack and the Plymouth are gone. Only her Polaroid camera remains in the parking space.

Alone and broke, Novalee surreptitiously moves into the vast store, borrowing food and supplies from its shelves. When she gives birth on the floor - and her hideaway is revealed - Novalee and her "Wal-Mart Baby" become instant celebrities. More importantly, over the next few years, Novalee finally becomes part of an unconventional, makeshift family comprised of her wonderfully eccentric new friends.

Now, with the family she always wanted, Novalee is transformed from a homeless teen to a successful and strong woman. She has finally found a home in this small town where fate has dropped her.


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WALKER PAYNE

Walker Payne is a dramatic love story set in the strip mining country of southern Illinois in 1957. Walker (Jason Patric) is a small town seducer who finds himself out of work when the mines shut down. The only hope and love in his life are his two beautiful daughters. Walker’s ex-wife (Drea De Matteo), desperate to leave town and escape her miserable life, makes Walker an offer: the girls in exchange for cash.

Out of work, on parole, and trapped in a dying town, there is little hope of Walker getting his daughters until Syrus (Sam Shepard), a slick hustler, rolls into town and offers Walker an opportunity to make a lot of money. Walker’s life becomes even more complicated when he meets and falls in love with Audrey (Kadee Strickland), a woman trying to escape her past. Syrus seduces Walker into a world of violence, forcing him to make heart-breaking decisions.


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FIRELIGHT

A woman is torn by both romantic and maternal love in this period romantic drama set in the 1830s. Elisabeth (Sophie Marceau), a Swiss governess, is the beautiful daughter of a once-prosperous landowner who has fallen deeply into debt. Charles Godwin (Stephen Dillane) is a prominent British aristocrat whose wife has suffered a crippling accident; doomed to spend the rest of her life in a semi-comatose state, she cannot bear Charles the child he so desperately needs. So Charles strikes an agreement with Elisabeth; she will conceive a child with him and hand it over after it is born in exchange for him paying off her father's debts. Elisabeth and Charles set aside three nights to make a baby, and while the matter is supposed to be purely functional and not romantic, Elisabeth finds it difficult to feel that way at the end of the third evening. She is heartbroken when she has to give up the child, and her obsession with the daughter she gave away is reflected in her journals and sketchbooks. Seven years later, Elisabeth discovers the whereabouts of Charles and their daughter, Louisa (Dominique Belcourt); when she learns they need a governess, she is hired for the position by Charles's sister-in-law Constance (Lia Williams), who is unaware that Elisabeth is Louisa's birth mother. When Charles discovers that Elisabeth is the new governess, he is furious, but he eventually takes pity on her and allows her to stay with the child for one month. However, before long, Elisabeth's attraction to Charles resurfaces, and their clandestine romance forces a number difficult questions. Firelight marked the directorial debut of noted screenwriter William Nicholson. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide


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WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN

This is the story of Sonora Webster, a teenage runaway during the Depression. Her life's ambition is to travel to Atlantic City, where "all your dreams come true." After leaving home she accepts a job from Dr. Carver and his girl-and-horse high diving act. Starting out as a stable hand her goal is to become a real diving girl. 

Dr. Carver's son, Al, helps her in her quest by helping her tame a wild horse she's named Lightning. Their early morning practices lead not only to Sonora being put into training as a diving girl, but also for Al's emotions for Sonora to begin to surface. Al leaves after an argument with his father and the diver girl, Marie, is injured in a practice. Sonora finally takes her place and becomes a real diving girl. The act is thriving but fairgrounds are suffering hard times and the show is closed. Al comes back with the surprise revelation of getting the act booked in Atlantic City. Dr. Carver passes away en route to New Jersey and Al takes over. He asks Sonora to marry him before her first jump in her dream city. She accepts but then has an accident in the dive that leaves her permanently blind. Al will not let her do the show and brings Marie back to take her place. Sonora does not want to sit on the sidelines anymore and takes matters into her own hands. Practicing all day to finally make it back up the ladder, she has Marie locked in her trailer while she makes the jump to prove to everyone and herself that she can do it and without the audience ever knowing that she is blind.