Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Begin Again

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: John Carney

Tagline: You’re only as strong as your next move.

 

Cast: James Corden
Keira Knightley
Mark Ruffalo
Hailee Steinfeld
Mos Def
Karen Pittman
Paul Romero
Catherine Keener
Andrew Sellon
Ed Renninger
Eric Burton
Adam Levine
Marco Assante
Mary Catherine Garrison
Jen Jacob

 

Plot: Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Written by The Weinstein Company

For No Good Reason

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, History, Music

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English

Director: Charlie Paul

Tagline:

 

Cast: Johnny Depp
Terry Gilliam
Patrick Godfrey
Richard E. Grant
Ralph Steadman
Hunter S. Thompson
Jann Wenner
Hal Willner

 

Plot: Johnny Depp pays a call on his friend and hero Ralph Steadman and we take off on a high-spirited, raging and kaleidoscopic journey discovering the life and works of one of the most distinctive radical artists of the last 50 years. Written by Anonymous

Inside Llewyn Davis

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

All Genres:
Drama, Music

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | France

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Tagline:

 

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

 

Cast: Oscar Isaac
Carey Mulligan
Justin Timberlake
Ethan Phillips
Robin Bartlett
Max Casella
Jerry Grayson
Jeanine Serralles
Adam Driver
Stark Sands
John Goodman
Garrett Hedlund
Alex Karpovsky
Helen Hong
Bradley Mott

 

Plot: Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles — some of them of his own making. Written by Production

Saving Mr. Banks

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

All Genres:
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, History, Music

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | UK | Australia

Runtime: 125 min

Languages: English

Director: John Lee Hancock

Tagline: Where her book ended, their story began.

 

Writers: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith

 

Cast: Tom Hanks
Colin Farrell
Emma Thompson
Ruth Wilson
Paul Giamatti
Jason Schwartzman
Bradley Whitford
Rachel Griffiths
B.J. Novak
Steven Cabral
Victoria Summer
Dendrie Taylor
Kathy Baker
Mia Serafino
Ronan Vibert

 

Plot: When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise – one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the … Written by Walt Disney Pictures

Muscle Shoals

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, History, Music

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director: Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier

Tagline: The incredible true story of a small town with a big sound.

 

Cast: Gregg Allman
Bono
Clarence Carter
Jimmy Cliff
Aretha Franklin
Donna Godchaux
Rick Hall
Roger Hawkins
David Hood
Mick Jagger
Jaimoe
Jimmy Johnson
Alicia Keys
Ed King
Spooner Oldham

 

Plot: Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the ‘Singing River’ as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions upon millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the ‘Muscle Shoals Sound’ and ‘The Swampers’. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential today. Written by Anonymous

One Direction: This Is Us

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Tagline:

 

Cast: Harry Styles
Niall Horan
Louis Tomlinson
Zayn Malik
Liam Payne

 

Plot: An intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it’s really like to be One Direction. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Marley

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Music

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 144 min

Languages: English

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Tagline:

 

Cast: Bob Marley … Himself (archive footage)
Ziggy Marley … Himself
Rita Marley … Herself
Jimmy Cliff … Himself
Cedella Marley … Herself
Lee Perry … Himself
Cindy Breakspeare … Herself
Danny Sims … Himself
Constance Marley … Herself
Chris Blackwell … Himself
Lee Jaffe … Himself
The Wailers … Themselves
Bunny Wailer … Himself (as Neville Bunny Wailer Livingston)
Carlton Fraser … Himself (as Dr. Carlton Pee-Wee Fraser)
Peter Marley … Himself

 

Plot: A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Bob Marley  Reference To Bob Marley  Name In Title  One Word Title  Reggae   See »

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Friday, January 20th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Comedy, Music

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Dori Berinstein

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dori Berinstein, Adam Zucker

 

Cast: Loni Anderson … Herself
Mary Jo Catlett … Herself
Marge Champion … Herself
Carol Channing … Herself
Tyne Daly … Herself
Phyllis Diller … Herself
Betty Garrett … Herself
Sam Harris … Himself
Tippi Hedren … Herself
Jerry Herman … Himself
Angela Lansbury … Herself
Rich Little … Himself
Bob Mackie … Himself
Margaret O'Brien … Herself
Lee Roy Reams … Himself

 

Plot: If Carol Channing didn't exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion, Carol , at 89, remains an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo. Broadway diva extraordinaire is just the icing. Carol Channing hovered at the pinnacle of the entertainment world from the late-1950's through the 1960's and beyond, living life sensationally large. As Carol has observed, '…if you're lucky enough to have two hit shows, the world passes through your dressing room'. At 89, she remains irrepressible. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Diva  Photographer  Male Female Relationship  Singer  Marriage   See »

Joyful Noise

Friday, January 13th, 2012

All Genres:
Comedy, Music

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English

Director: Todd Graff

Tagline: Dream a whole lot louder.

 

Cast: Queen Latifah … Vi Rose Hill
Dolly Parton … G.G. Sparrow
Keke Palmer … Olivia Hill
Jeremy Jordan … Randy Garrity
Dexter Darden … Walter HIll
Courtney B. Vance … Pastor Dale
Jesse L. Martin … Marcus Hill
Kirk Franklin … Baylor Sykes
Angela Grovey … Earla
Andy Karl … Caleb
Dequina Moore … Devonne
Kris Kristofferson … Bernard Sparrow
Paul Woolfolk … Manny
Francis Jue … Mr. Hsu
Roy Huang … Justin

 

Plot: "Joyful Noise" is the story of a small town choir out to win a national competition despite overwhelming odds. A story of faith and determination by the choir leaders (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) and the young talent who give their all to win God's praise and beat the competition for the grand prize. Written by Farrell Paura Productions   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Two Word Title  Chips  Bare Chested Male

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 87 min

Languages: English

Director: Mike Mitchell

Tagline:

 

Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger

 

Cast: Jason Lee … Dave
David Cross … Ian
Jenny Slate … Zoe
Justin Long … Alvin (voice)
Matthew Gray Gubler … Simon (voice)
Jesse McCartney … Theodore (voice)
Amy Poehler … Eleanor (voice)
Anna Faris … Jeanette (voice)
Christina Applegate … Brittany (voice)
Alan Tudyk … Simone (voice)
Michael P. Northey … Hawaiian Shirt Guy (as Michael Northey)
Sophia Aguiar … Club Woman #1
Lauren Gottlieb … Club Woman #2
Tera Perez … Club Woman #3
Andy Buckley … Captain Correlli

 

Plot: Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Group Name In Title  Name In Title  Character Name In Title

Happy Feet Two

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: Australia

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English

Director: George Miller

Tagline: Every step counts.

 

Writers: George Miller, Gary Eck

 

Cast: Carlos Alazraqui … Nestor (voice)
Lombardo Boyar … Raul (voice)
Jeffrey Garcia … Rinaldo (voice)
Johnny A. Sanchez … Lombardo (voice) (as Johnny Sanchez III)
Sofía Vergara … Carmen (voice)
Robin Williams … Ramon / Lovelace (voice)
Elijah Wood … Mumble (voice)
Pink … Gloria (voice)
Ava Acres … Erik (voice)
Benjamin Flores Jr. … Atticus (voice) (as Benjamin 'Lil P-Nut' Flores, Jr.)
Common … Seymour (voice)
Magda Szubanski … Miss Viola (voice)
Hugo Weaving … Noah the Elder (voice)
Brad Pitt … Will the Krill (voice)
Matt Damon … Bill the Krill (voice)

 

Plot: Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Penguin  Sequel  Antarctica  Krill  3D   See »

Footloose

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: English

Director: Craig Brewer

Tagline: This is our time

 

Writers: Dean Pitchford (screenplay), Craig Brewer (screenplay)

 

Cast: Kenny Wormald … Ren
Julianne Hough … Ariel
Dennis Quaid … Rev. Shaw Moore
Andie MacDowell … Vi Moore
Miles Teller … Willard
Ray McKinnon … Wes Warnicker
Patrick John Flueger … Chuck
Kim Dickens … Lulu Warnicker
Ziah Colon … Rusty
Ser'Darius Blain … Woody
L. Warren Young … Andy Beamis
Brett Rice … Roger Dunbar
Maggie Elizabeth Jones … Amy Warnicker (as Maggie Jones)
Mary-Charles Jones … Sarah Warnicker
Enisha Brewster … Etta

 

Plot: Ren MacCormack moves from the city of Boston to a small southern town, where life is very different. An accident, in which five teenagers were killed after a night out, shocked the small town's community. The local councilmen and Reverend Shaw reacted to the incident by banning loud music and dancing. Ren stands up to the ban and, in the process, falls in love with the Reverend's daughter. Written by Kad   Plot Keywords: Small Town  Dancing  Breaking Up With Boyfriend  Religious Leader  Slapping   See »

Pearl Jam Twenty

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English

Director: Cameron Crowe

Tagline:

 

Cast: Cameron Crowe … Himself
Jeff Ament … Himself
Matt Cameron … Himself
Stone Gossard … Himself
Mike McCready … Himself
Eddie Vedder … Himself
Kenneth 'Boom' Gaspar … Himself (archive footage)
Jack Irons … Himself (archive footage)
Dave Krusen … Himself (archive footage)
Matt Chamberlain … Himself (archive footage)
Dave Abbruzzese … Himself (archive footage)
Chris Cornell … Himself
The U-Men … Themselves (archive footage)
Susan Silver … Herself (archive footage)
Mother Love Bone … Themselves (archive footage)

 

Plot: A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Pearl Jam  Rock Star  Seattle Washington  Rock Group  Rock Band   See »

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

Friday, August 12th, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 84 min

Languages: English

Director: Kevin Tancharoen

Tagline: The concert comes alive in 3D

 

Cast: Dianna Agron … Quinn
Chris Colfer … Kurt
Darren Criss … Blaine
Kevin McHale … Artie
Lea Michele … Rachel
Cory Monteith … Finn
Heather Morris … Brittany
Amber Riley … Mercedes
Naya Rivera … Santana
Mark Salling … Puck
Jenna Ushkowitz … Tina
Harry Shum Jr. … Mike
Chord Overstreet … Sam
Ashley Fink … Lauren
Jon Robert Hall … Warbler (as Jon Hall)

 

Plot: A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour, featuring song performances and Glee fans' life stories and how the show influenced them. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Concert  Live Performance

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Rodman Flender

Tagline:

 

Cast: Conan O'Brien … Himself
Andy Richter … Himself
Jimmy Vivino … Himself – The Legally Prohibited Band
Scott Healy … Himself – The Legally Prohibited Band
Mike Merritt … Himself – The Legally Prohibited Band
James Wormworth … Himself – The Legally Prohibited Band
Jerry Vivino … Himself – The Legally Prohibited Band
Mark 'Love Man' Pender … Himself – The Legally Prohibited Band
Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg … Himself – The Legally Prohibited Band
Rachael L. Hollingsworth … Herself – The Coquettes
Fredericka Meek … Herself – The Coquettes Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Arroyo … Himself
Jack Black … Himself
Aaron Bleyaert … Himself
Jim Carrey … Himself

 

Plot: A documentary on Conan O'Brien's comedy tour of the U.S. and Canada after leaving his post at "The Tonight Show" and severing his relationship with NBC. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Behind The Scenes  Tour Documentary  Punctuation In Title  Humor  Singing   See »

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Music, Romance

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | Germany | UK | Netherlands | Belgium | France

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Marie Losier

Tagline: Love is dedication. Love is creation. Love is forever.

 

Cast: Genesis P-Orridge … Himself / Herself (as Genesis Breyer P-Orridge)
Lady Jaye Breyer P'Orridge … Herself (as Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge)
Big Boy Breyer P'Orridge … Himself (as Big Boy Breyer P-Orridge)
Edley Odowd … Himself (as Edley O'Dowd)
David Max … Himself
Alice Genese … Herself (as Alice Genesse)
Markus Persson … Himself
Bryin Dall … Himself

 

Plot: An intimate, affecting portrait of the life and work of ground-breaking performance artist and music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and his wife and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent for their 'Pandrogyne' project. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Taglines: Love is dedication. Love is creation. Love is forever.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Friday, February 11th, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Jon M. Chu

Tagline: Find Out What's Possible If You Never Give Up.

 

Cast: Justin Bieber … Himself
Boys II Men … Themselves
Miley Cyrus … Herself
Sean Kingston … Himself
Ludacris … Himself
Jaden Smith … Himself
Usher Raymond … Himself (as Usher)
Diane Dale … Herself
Bruce Dale … Himself
Ryan Good … Himself
Allison Kaye … Herself
Carin Morris … Herself
Scrappy Stassen … Himself
Kenny Hamilton … Himself
Scooter Braun … Himself

 

Plot: The camera follows Justin Bieber (1994- ) during the ten days leading up to his August, 2010, sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Footage of these ten days of concerts, rehearsals, and down time with boyhood friends, his mom, and his entourage is inter-cut with home movies, old photos, and interviews showing a musical prodigy who loves to perform, comes to the attention of an Atlanta agent via YouTube, impresses Usher, and rockets to international stardom soon after his 15th birthday. His manager emphasizes the importance of social media and of Justin's work ethic and personality in making him a star; the camera emphasizes Bieber's look. His mom and grandparents shine. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Star  Manager  Prodigy  Boyhood Friend  Choreography   See »

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Michael Rapaport

Tagline:

 

Cast: Phife Dawg … Himself (as Malik Izaak Taylor aka Phife Diggy)
Ali Shaheed Muhammad … Himself
Q-Tip … Himself (as Kamaal Fareed)
Jarobi White … Himself
Adam Horovitz … Himself (as Ad-Rock)
Adam Yauch … Himself (as MCA)
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson … Himself (as Amir 'Questlove' Thompson)
Andres Titus … Himself
Angie Martinez … Herself (as Angela Martibez)
Barry Weiss … Himself
Barbara Esmilla … Herself
Robert Garcia … Himself (as Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love aka DJ Cucumberslice aka Bobbito the Barber aka Edge Up King aka the King of Swing aka Soul Food Bob aka Boogie Bob aka Bag of Tricks aka Make It Happen)
Cheryl Taylor … Herself
Ludacris … Himself
Chris Lighty … Himself (as Violatest)

 

Plot: Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as 'A Tribe Called Quest' have kept a generation hungry for of their groundbreaking music since their much publicized breakup in 1998. Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows the band to this day. He explores what's next for, what many claim, are the pioneers of alternative rap. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Hip Hop  Rap

Country Strong

Monday, November 8th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, Music

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime: 117 min

Languages: English

Director: Shana Feste

Tagline: It doesn't matter where you've been as long as you come back strong.

 

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow … Kelly Canter
Tim McGraw … James Canter
Garrett Hedlund … Beau Hutton
Leighton Meester … Chiles Stanton
Marshall Chapman … Winnie
Lari White … Hair Stylist
Jeremy Childs … JJ
J.D. Parker … Joe
Lisa Stewart … Travis' Mom (as Lisa Stewart Seals)
Jackie Welch … Teacher
Cinda McCain … Misty
Gabe Sipos … Travis
Sandra Harris … Orderly
Megan Henderson … Megan Henderson
Dan Beene … Bob

 

Plot: A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester). Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Songwriter  Country Music  Death Of Loved One  Taxi Driver  Critically Bashed   See »

Janie Jones

Friday, September 17th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, Music

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime: 114 min

Languages: English

Director: David M. Rosenthal

Tagline: Two strangers. One family.

 

Cast: Abigail Breslin … Janie Jones
Alessandro Nivola … Ethan Brand
Elisabeth Shue … Mary Ann Jones
Peter Stormare … Sloan
Joel David Moore … Dave (as Joel Moore)
Frances Fisher … Lily
Brittany Snow … Iris
Frank Whaley … Chuck
Michael Panes … Ulysses
David Lee Smith … Officer Dickerson
Rodney Eastman … Billy Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Breilen Bauer … Guy #1
Samy Camara … Groupie (as Saman Nasir)
Joseph Canales … Punk Rocker #1
Richard Cotovsky … Club Manager

 

Plot: A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Taglines: Two strangers. One family.