Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a lovable mutt named Smitty. With help from the unlikely canine companion, Ben learns the importance of friendship, family and responsibility. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through.
Double feature includes Natalie's Rose and Second Chances. Natalie's Rose is about a fifteen year old girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother loses her battle with cancer on Valentine's Day. Second Chances is an uplifting tale of a little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after a car crash claims her father's life.
Upon being sent to live with her aunt in the small town of Doverville, 12-year-old Emma O Conner finds herself in the middle of a dog-fight with the Mayor and town dogcatcher. In order to strike down their no-dogs law, Emma must bring together a group of schoolmates, grown-ups and adorable dogs of all shapes and sizes in a spectacular holiday pageant. The 12 Dogs of Christmas is a fun, heartwarming story featuring a diverse canine cast of over 101 pooches, perfect for all those who love dogs, kids and Christmas.
An FBI agent is sent to investigate an arson in a peaceful Amish township, but she must first gain the trust of an Amish widow suspicious of outsiders. Stars Lolita Davidovich and Patty Duke.
Kerwin Mathews stars as Gulliver, the swashbuckling doctor who sets sail for fame and fortune in the fabled East Indies, but finds adventure, romance and danger instead in Brobdingnag and Lilliput, the infamous lands of the great and small.
Mitch Albom has a pretty great life. He lives in Detroit and is happily married, he's an award-winning sportswriter, a must-read newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, a radio and television broadcaster. Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something's missing. What do rabbi and reverend have in common? Albom comes to realize they both take profound comfort in believing that there's a divine spark in all of us, and that one person – or in this case, two – can make a big difference in others' lives, as long as they have a little faith. (CC)
A young woman (Mare Winningham) struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her hearing-impaired parents (Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich) in this depression-era drama. A friend (Sid Caesar) sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds in marriage starts to strain under the guilt she feels for deserting her parents and the bitterness they express towards her. (CC)
Sarah Russell, the picture-perfect girl-next-door, took a job in Chicago thinking she could escape memories of a tragic accident that she blames herself for. But when she receives some unsettling news, Sarah returns home to try to heal old wounds. Stars Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Ehle, Henry Czerny and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.(CC)
Welcome to a magical world of spectacular adventure! When wily and resourceful Hugo discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home.
Based on the novel by best-selling, faith-based author Robert Whitlow, Jimmy is a story about an overlooked, mentally-challenged boy who views the world through his own unique lens. Through the course of life-changing events during one fall season, Jimmy's family and those around him come to fully realize his impact on their community.
The fellowship has broken, but the quest to destroy the One Ring continues. Frodo and Sam must entrust their lives to Gollum if they are to find their way to Mordor. As Saruman's army approaches, the surviving members of The Fellowship, along with people and creatures from Middle-earth, prepare for battle. The War of the Ring has begun. Winner of two Academy Awards.
With the help of a courageous fellowship of friends and allies, Frodo embarks on a perilous mission to destroy the legendary One Ring. Hunting Frodo are servants of the Dark Lord, Sauron, the Ring's evil creator. If Sauron reclaims the Ring, Middle-earth is doomed.
With the children’s constant bickering, pretty packages and a sweet-smelling tree don’t come close to filling the McDonald home with the true spirit of the first Christmas. Then Mom remembers an old tradition of building a soft bed for Baby Jesus one straw at a time. Each time someone secretly does something nice for another family member, he or she gets to add a single straw to the manger. Soon the children's quarreling and negative feelings subside and the homemade crib is overflowing. But for one family member, a required act of kindness becomes more than he can take.
Lassie is determined to help a cynical city boy named Matt, who turns even more resentful when his family relocates to rural Virginia. Soon after this move, a bright collie enters the family's life and winds up with the name Lassie because of the television show, which Matt's younger sister watches passionately. Lassie sets out to cheer Matt up and introduce him to the wonders of nature, while also helping the family stand its ground against rich, unpleasant neighbors.
Grace McQueen (Jessica Tandy) has a gift for storytelling that brings a troubled family together during Christmastime and envelops them in a world of imagination. When Grace is offered her own TV show she must decide between becoming a celebrity or staying true to herself. The Christmas Story Lady is a heart-warming tale about the importance of being true to yourself and spending time with your family much in the spirit of the classic film Miracle on 34th Street.
Kane Madison works long hours as an architect trying to make a name for himself in a cutthroat industry. His young wife is sick, and though he loves her deeply, he's at the office more than by her bedside. In a parallel netherworld of spirit warriors, an 18th century Ronin fights off a masked demon and his army while he seeks enlightenment. Kane and his doppleganger Ronin deal with coinciding challenges, slowly developing knowledge and maturity.