Eric (Tom Cavanaugh) and Sam (Ben Shenkman) are a happy gay couple whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when a distant relative dies and names them the guardians of a young boy, Scot. The twist is that the tween boy has already decided he is gay and they don't know how to handle this, especially Eric, a former hockey player turned sportscaster, who is still in the closet at work. Directed by Laurie Lynd. With Categories: Drama, Music, Romance, Sport. Year: 2007.
Breakfast with Scot
Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody), founder of Chess Records, scours the South looking for hot new blues talent. After discovering some of the biggest names in music history, including Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Etta James (Beyoncé Knowles), Chuck Berry (Mos Def) and Willie Dixon (Cedric the Entertainer), Chess sets out to make them famous by selling records out of the trunk of his Cadillac. Directed by Darnell Martin. With Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gabrielle Union, Norman Reedus, Columbus Short, Jay O. Sanders and Eric Bogosian. Categories: Drama, Music, Musical. Year: 2008.
After murdering her cheating husband, nightclub singer Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) ends up on Chicago's famed murderess row. Represented by Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), the slickest lawyer in town, Velma's case grabs the headlines and makes her an even bigger star. But, when struggling performer Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) joins Velma behind bars, Billy diverts his attention from Velma's case sensing the opportunity to create another tabloid sensation. Instant rivals, Velma and Roxie will stop at nothing to outdo one another in their obsessive pursuit of fame and celebrity. Directed by Rob Marshall. With Taye Diggs, John C. Reilly and Queen Latifah. Categories: Crime, Drama, Music. Year: 2002.
Aspiring songwriter Violet (Piper Perabo) comes out of her shell when she gets a job in a New York bar where the waitresses tease the patrons. Her boyfriend, Kevin (Adam Garcia), is amazed by her transformation and not all that happy about it, but Lil (Maria Bello), the bar owner, is delighted by Violet's new boldness. Tyra Banks and Bridget Moynhan play two of the other waitresses. Directed by David McNally. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music. Year: 2000.
Chaz Davenport (Gabriel Mann) is the proprietor of what promises to be the most popular nightclub in town. Although Chaz is surrounded by the music he loves and has his pick of gorgeous women, he also has to deal with the city's constant blackouts and a menacing loan shark, both of which threaten his dream. Making matters worse, Chaz finds himself in a love triangle with Crystal (Bijou Phillips), the club's star performer, and Madelaine (Izabella Miko), a mysterious and seductive new singer. And, when people close to him begin turning up dead, Chaz must decide who he can trust as he's drawn into the city's darkest recesses. Directed by Rachel Samuels. With Elias Koteas, Jarreth J. Merz and Michael Fairman. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Music, Musical. Year: 2008.
The life of American composer Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) is told through a series of flasbacks as the elderly Porter is asked to watch a play based on his life. Transported into his world, we gain insight into this artist's complicated career and love life, including the intricate story of Cole and Linda Porter (Ashley Judd), his wife who had to come to terms with and help conceal his homosexuality. Directed by Irwin Winkler. With Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette and Natalie Cole. Categories: Musical, Romance, Biography. Year: 2004.
Val Kilmer plays Jim Morrison of '60s band, the Doors, in this biopic directed by Oliver Stone. Meg Ryan is Morrison's longtime girlfriend, while Kyle MacLachlan plays Morrison's keyboardist. The film documents Morrison's rise to fame and his death from a drug overdose at 27. Directed by Oliver Stone. With Frank Whaley. Categories: Biography, Drama, Music. Year: 1991.
Effie White (Jennifer Hudson), Deena Jones (Beyoncé Knowles) and Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose) are three talented girls with voices of gold looking to make it big. They get their big break when they catch the ear of Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), an unscrupulous manager, who gets them a gig as backup singers for the famous James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). However, it is only a matter of time before fame takes its toll and Effie, the plump, yet very talented lead songstress is replaced by the beautiful, yet less riveting Deena. Directed by Bill Condon. With Danny Glover, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal , Hinton Battle and Mariah I. Wilson. Categories: Musical, Drama. Year: 2006.
Mrs. Jumbo, the star of a traveling circus, is horrified when the baby elephant Mr. Stork (Sterling Holloway) delivers comes out with enormous ears. Dubbed Dumbo by the other circus workers, he is humiliated into silence and forced to perform in ridiculous clown acts. Lonely and disheartened, it's up to his tiny friend Timothy Q. Mouse (Edward Brophy) to show Dumbo his true value. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen. With Jim Carmichael, Hall Johnson Choir and Verna Felton. Categories: Drama, Family, Animation, Music, Classic. Year: 1941.
Puerto Rican salsa pioneer Hector Lavoe (Marc Anthony), one of the biggest Spanish-language singers in the 1970s, starts the salsa movement and brings it to the US. Despite his passionate relationship with his love Puchi (Jennifer Lopez) and his international recognition, Lavoe is unable to escape the temptation of drugs and his personal pain. Directed by Leon Ichaso. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2006.
Rob (Omarion Grandberry), an aspiring NY rapper, flees trouble in the big city for a new home in Puerto Rico. There, he finds a father (Giancarlo Esposito) he never knew and develops a passion for Raggaeton. Together with his half-brother, Javi (Victor Rasuk), Rob sets out to capture his dream no matter what stands in his way. Directed by Alejandro Chomski. With Melonie Diaz and Zulay Henao. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.
Feel the Noise
A.K. (Eugene Hutz), a Ukrainian immigrant living in England, moonlights as a cross-dressing dominatrix to fund his dreams of rock superstardom. A self-described poet and philosopher, A.K. believes that his rollicking gypsy punk bank, Gogol Bordello, is destined for greatness and will do whatever it takes to turn his dream into a reality. Joining A.K. in his crazy life are his flatmates, Holly (Holly Weston), an aspiring ballet dancer reduced to working as a stripper, and Juliette (Vicky McClure), a pharmacy assistant who dreams of going to Africa to help starving children. Directed by Madonna. With Ade, Olegar Fedoro, Stephen Graham, Richard E. Grant and Inder Manocha. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance. Year: 2008.
Filth and Wisdom
An inner city drug dealer (50 Cent), who turned to crime after his mother's death, writes lyrics to keep his sanity while living a violent life. But, after a tragedy that nearly kills him, he turns away from his gangsta lifestyle to pursue his dream of becoming a rap superstar. Directed by Jim Sheridan. With Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joy Bryant and Terrence Howard. Categories: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music. Year: 2005.
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
They Might Be Giants is the musical pairing of John Flansburgh and John Linnell. Their unique coupling of typically complex and dark lyrics with bouncy melodies has made them an underground sensation for many years. Blending concert footage, music videos, television performances and live interviews, the film attempts to capture both their lives and personalities. Directed by AJ Schnack. Categories: Documentary, Music. Year: 2002.
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)
In December of 1969, the Rolling Stones joined Jefferson Airplane for a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. Attended by almost 300,000 people, the concert would go down in history for the disastrous employment of the notorious Hells Angels bikers for security. When fights broke out, the Angels responded ruthlessly and by the end of the day one person was dead. Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin. With Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and many more. Categories: Documentary, Music. Year: 1970.
David Taylor (Boris Kodjoe) abandoned his pastor father and church-going lifestyle and became a successful R
Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky), an overweight teenager who loves to dance, is obsessed with "The Corny Collins Show," a hit TV dance party. Every day after school, Tracy and her best friend Penny (Amanda Bynes) run home to watch heartthrob Link Larkin (Zac Efron) and the rest of the show's performers shake their stuff. When Corny Collins (James Marsden) holds auditions to replace a star who has left the show, Tracy seizes her chance to make her dream come true, even though her mother Edna (John Travolta) doesn't approve. Directed by Adam Shankman. With Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Elijah Kelley and Allison Janney. Categories: Comedy, Musical, Dance, Remake. Year: 2007.
Miley Cyrus, the popular teen singer/actress who plays rock star Hannah Montana, has made a full-length movie. When Hannah gets into a fight with model Tyra Banks in a boutique over a pair of shows, her father, Billy Ray (Billy Ray Cyrus) decides Miley needs to give Hannah a rest for a while and takes her back to her Tennessee hometown. There, where she is known only as Miley, she learns to take care of the animals, ride horses and do chores. She also falls for a handsome neighbor. Directed by Peter Chelsom. With Emily Osment, Lucas Till, and Jason Earles. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music. Year: 2009.
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Even though he's living out his dream by running a record shop with his music obsessed employees Dick (Todd Louiso) and Barry (Jack Black), Rob Gordon (John Cusack) isn't quite satisfied with hs life because he has yet to find true love. After his latest girlfriend (Iben Hjejle) walks out on him, Rob decides to track down the five women who meant the most to him in order to figure out what he's doing wrong. What he finds is that whether he like sit or not, it might just be time for him to grow up. Directed by Stephen Frears. With Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack and Tim Robbins. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance. Year: 2000.
Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) is a tough, sexy hip-hop dancer who dreams of making it big as a music video choreographer. Teaching hip-hop at a local youth center, Honey is discovered by Michael Ellis (David Moscow), a producer who decides to cast her in his latest music video. But, when Michael ends up being more interested in Honey's body than her dance moves, this determined young woman will have to push herself to the limit in order to show her talents to the world and make her dream come true. Directed by Bille Woodruff. With Lil' Romeo, Mekhi Phifer and Joy Bryant. Categories: Drama, Music, Romance. Year: 2003.
DJay (Terrence Howard), a drug-dealing pimp from the rundown streets of Memphis, seeks purpose in his life by pursuing his long-buried dream of being a rapper. With the help of his women and an old firend (Anthony Anderson), who happens to be a sound engineer, DJay is able to put together a demo in time to arrange a meeting with a successful local rapper named Skinny Black (Ludacris). But, when things don't go as planned, DJay will have to dig deep and decide if he's going to end up the same old story, or fight his way to the top. Directed by Craig Brewer. With Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, DJ Qualls, Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal and Isaac Hayes. Categories: Crime, Drama, Music. Year: 2005.
Hustle & Flow
Six actors portray the different eras and aspects of musician Bob Dylan's life and work. Directed by Todd Haynes. With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Julianne Moore and Heath Ledger. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.
I'm Not There
After saving the life of a mafia don's daughter, Darrell (Usher Raymond), a successful DJ, is hired to act as the girl's bodyguard. What the don (Chazz Palminteri) doesn't realize is that his daughter, Dolly (Emmanuelle Chriqui), and Darrell have had their eyes on each other for some time, and now things are really going to heat up. Directed by Ron Underwood. With Robert Davi. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance. Year: 2005.
In the Mix
An intense, two-character drama in which Steve Buscemi (who also directed the film) plays Pierre, a serious journalist sent to interview Katya (Sienna Miller), a movie star. Pierre thinks the assignment is beneath him and that Katya will be an airhead. But he finds her to be much more complex and intelligent than he imagined and starts to fall for her. But is she just playing with him? Directed by Steve Buscemi. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.