Ari Gold plays Power, an aging oddball who dreams of being a champion air drummer. Adrian Grenier (of television's Entourage) is a country music star and drummer who makes fun of air drummers. Michael McKean plays a master air drummer who becomes Power's mentor, wile Shoshannah Stern is a young woman Power falls for. Directed by Ari Gold. With Chi Ling Chiu, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jane Lynch, and Steven Williams. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 2008.
Adventures of Power
This documentary chronicles the air guitar sensation that has swept the globe. Contestants from New York to Los Angeles compete in the first ever US Air Guitar Championships for the right to represent their country and possibly become the first American world champion. Using creativity, enthusiam and invisible guitars, competitors rock out for the chance to be named the best air guitarist in the world. Directed by Alexandra Lipsitz. With David S. Jung and Dan Crane. Categories: Documentary, Music. Year: 2006.
Air Guitar Nation
Tired of struggling for success, Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi) and Pip (Adam Sandler), the three members of the rock bank The Lone Rangers, decide to break into a local radio station to have their demo played. When their plan backfires and their demo is accidentally destroyed, the band panics and takes the station hostage with a bunch of water guns. With the police outside, Chazz and his friends find an unlikely ally in Ian (Joe Mantegna), a popular DJ, and eventually a hoard of rock fans descend on the station, demanding to hear the band's music. Directed by: Michael Lehmann. With: Chris Farley, Michael McKean, Judd Nelson, Ernie Hudson, David Arquette, Reg E. Cathey and Michael Richards. Category: Comedy, Music, Crime. Year: 1994.
William (Patrick Fugit) is a nerdy teen who gets the chance to cover rock 'n' roll for Rolling Stone Magazine in the late Sixties. Encouraged by the critic Lester Bangs (Philip Seymour Hoffman), he goes on tour with the band Stillwater, which is fronted by the charismatic Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup). William's intellectual mother (Frances McDormand) is horrified, but William is in heaven as he gets to know musicians, groupies (Anna Paquin and Fairuza Balk), and even falls in love with the most notorious groupie of all, Penny Lane (Kate Hudson). Directed by Cameron Crowe. With Zooey Deschanel and Michael Angarano. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2000.
After the tree they live in is cut down, three singing chipmunk brothers, Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) find themselves in Los Angeles, where they are adopted by struggling songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee). Impressed with the little guys' talent and seeing the opportunity for long-awaited success, Dave sets out to make the chipmunks a musical sensation. But, to achieve their dream and remain a family, Dave and the boys will have to overcome a meddling record executive (David Cross). Directed by Tim Hill. With Cameron Richardson. Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Based on a Cartoon. Year: 2007.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Locked in an asylum, Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), formerly a competent but unspectacular composer, relates his tragic life story to a young priest. A success when he first meets Mozart (Tom Hulce), Saleri eventually sees that his work pales in comparison to Mozart's genius. Salieri's anguish at his own mediocrity manifests itself in anger toward God, whom he has devoted his life. The only release he sees is to renounce the God who mocks him and devise a plan that will lead to Mozart's complete ruin. Directed by Milos Forman. With Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice and Jeffrey Jones. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 1984.
Midwestern teenager Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) seems to be the favorite for the extremely popular television singing contest, "American Dreamz." When polls reveal that more Americans vote to determine the shows winner than in the presidential election, incumbent U.S. President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) is convinced by his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) and the show's host Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant) to become a guest judge and boost his popularity. Directed by Paul Weitz. With Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Marcia Gay Harden and John Cho. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 2006.
This documentary chronicles the birth and development of the underground hardcore punk scene from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys reveal the heroes behind the music. Directed by Paul Rachman. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2006.
A talented Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered cellist (Keri Russell), who share a strong but momementary connection, are torn apart by their circumstances before their love is given a chance to grow. The result of their brief encounter is August Rush (Freddie Highmore), now an orphan living on the streets of New York. Using his unique musical gifts and aided by his odd caretaker (Robin Williams), August sets out to find his birth parents and discover who he is. Directed by Kirsten Sheridan. With Terrence Howard. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.
Will (Gaelan Connell) is a nerdy guy in a new high school. He becomes friends with a brainy girl, Sam (Vanessa Hudgens), who tells him about the upcoming Bandslam competition. The winner will actually get a recording contract. Will decides to go for it, but should he join forces with Sam, or a popular blond (Alyson Michalka)? His mother (Lisa Kudrow) isn't much help. Directed by Todd Graff. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music. Year: 2009.
Bobby Darin (Kevin Spacey) is the consummate entertainer. After growing up fatherless in the Bronx and learning music and dance from his mother, Darin sets out to become a star. With an already successful music career, he makes his way into movies and meets his future wife Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth). From then on it's a balancing act between his love of performing and his family life. Directed by Kevin Spacey. With John Goodman and Bob Hoskins. Categories: Biography, Drama, Music. Year: 2004.
Beyond the Sea
An ensemble comedy loosely based on a true story, this film is about a pirate radio station run from a boat in the North Sea in the 1960s. Radio Rock, which broadcast from the boat, shook up Britain with its hardrocking tunes. Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy and Philip Seymour Hoffman all play rogue DJs who keep the boat rocking. Kenneth Branagh is a humorless government official who makes it his life's mission to shut the boat down. The soundtrack features classic rock tunes. Directed by Richard Curtis. With Tom Wisdom and Talulah Riley, Kenneth Branagh. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance. Year: 2009.
The Boat That Rocked