All Staff Picks

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
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Roll of Thunder follows the story of an African-American family in the 1960's South as they deal with prejudice, discrimination, and physical violence.
A Christmas Story
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Based on the book, 'In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash' by Jean Shepherd, this wonderful movie is a Christmas favorite. It follows the story of nine-year-old Ralph who wants nothing more for Christmas than a Red Ryder BB Gun. But every time he asks for one, he gets the same answer: "No way. You'll shoot your eye out." So, he begins a campaign to ask every adult in town, the hopes that somehow his Christmas wish will come true.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
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Matt Damon does a fantastic job as the internal voice of 'Spirit'. With the voice talents of James Cromwell, among others, and the music of Bryan Adams, this fantastic animated movie will be a favorite for the whole family.
Hatchet
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Hatchet is the story of Bryan. Bryan finds himself lost in the wilderness alone and with only his smarts to keep him alive.
Mary Poppins
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Julie Andrews shines in this classic musical about an amazing nanny, two extraordinary children, and a chimney sweep named Bert. With Julie Andrews in the title role, along with Dick Van Dyke as Bert, and Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber as the Banks children, this wonderful movie will be a delight for viewers of all ages.
The Great Mouse Detective
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After her father is kidnapped by the notorious Professor Ratigan, Olivia Flaversham enlists the help of the great Basil of Baker Street. Basil then sets out to rescue Olivia's father and capture Ratigan once and for all.
George's Marvelous Medicine
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This wonderful story will appeal to any child who has ever had a grouchy grandparent. Read by Richard Grant.
The Rescuers Down Under
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The fantastic sequel to The Rescuers, finds Bianca and Bernard on the trail of a young boy named Cody who has been kidnapped by a poacher in the Australian Outback. In his greed to find and kill a rare golden eagle, Marahute, Percival McLeach kidnaps Cody, who has befriended Marahute and knows her whereabouts. The Rescue Aid Society sends their best agents to find Cody and rescue both him and Marahute before McLeach can get to her.
Matched
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In a futuristic America, the Capitol decides everything. They decide what you eat, how much you exercise, where you work, and what you do for entertainment. They even decide who you marry. Cassia has always gone along with things. But when she becomes 'matched' to two different boys, both of whom are her friends, she starts down a path that is very different from what the Capitol would approve of. Now, she's beginning to understand that there are some decisions you have to make for yourself, and that you might have to break a few rules to get what you want.
The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites
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Actors Kelsey Grammar, Dustin Hoffman, Walter Matthau, and Billy Crystal read Dr. Seuss classics.
Robin Hood
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Fantastic animated version of the Robin Hood fairy tale. Follows Robin Hood and Little John as they rob from the rich and give to the poor. With splendid vocal talents and music by Roger MIller.
Twilight
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A great read for lovers of paranormal romance. Bella Swan has just moved to Forks, Washington to live with her father. There she meets a family of outsiders, The Cullens. Despite a small warning voice inside her head, Bella is inexplicably attracted to Edward Cullen and takes steps to get to know him. Steps that could endanger her life. Especially when she learns the secret he and his family have kept hidden from everyone for years.
Babar, The Movie
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This animated movie follows the story of young Babar, newly crowned King of the Elephants, as he tries to free several of his captured subjects from the ruler of the Rhinos, Rataxes. Helping him on his quest are Celeste, a fellow young elephant, and a monkey named Zaphir.
The Neverending Story
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Whether you're rewatching or watching for the first time, you'll love this classic fantasy tale about a young boy named Bastian who finds a mysterious book. Little does he know when he starts reading it, that he has set off a chain of events that can only end when he finishes the book. Along the way, you'll meet Atreyu, the warrior who is the only hope for the life of the child empress of Fantasia, and Falkor the luckdragon who helps him on his journey to stop The Nothing from overtaking their world.
Holes
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This is the story of Stanley Yelnats. Cursed with horrible luck because of his 'no-good, dirty, rotten, pig-stealing, great-great-grandfather', he finds himself at Camp Green Lake as punishment for a crime he didn't actually commit. Louis Sachar has written a wonderful coming-of-age story about an awkward boy who finds he's not actually as bad off as he thought.
Cars
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Lightning McQueen is a young racecar who suddenly finds himself in the middle of nowhere. At first, he can't believe his luck. Stuck in the desert with a bunch of country folk on the eve of the biggest race of his career. But, ultimately, he'll make some new friends and learn a lot of things about hard work and teamwork. With the vocal talents of Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, and Larry the Cable Guy.
Oliver and Company
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Families will enjoy this animated version of the famous musical, Oliver. With the vocal talents of Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Cheech Marin.
Soldier's Heart
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Lovers of American History will enjoy this story about a young boy who leaves his family's rural home to fight in the Civil War on the Union Side.

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