Keyword: fame

Birdman

Birdman (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
Riggan Thomson hopes that by spearheading an ambitious new Broadway play he will, among other things, revive his moribund career. In many ways, it is a deeply foolhardy move, but the former cinema superhero has high hopes that this creative gambit will legitimize him as an artist and prove to everyone - and himself - that he is not just a Hollywood has-been. With the play's opening night looming...
Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 07/21/2011
Horrified by newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Steve Rogers is inspired to enlist in the army. Because of his frailty and sickness, Rogers is rejected but later offered the opportunity to take part in a special experiment called Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers is administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by "vita-rays," awakening from the treatment as Captain...
Artist

The Artist (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/24/2011
It's the late 1920s in Hollywood and handsome George Valentin is a silent movie idol. During the premiere of his latest film, Valentin meets Peppy Miller, a star-struck extra and aspiring actress. The two are attracted to each other and Peppy is given a small dancing role in his next picture. As their romance progresses, Valentin's producer has to cope with a love-struck star who is distracted on...

Ricki and the Flash (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/25/2015
Ricki Rendazzo is a 54 year old rock star who sings with her band The Flash at a dive bar in The San Fernando Valley. She is dating her guitarist, Greg, but is afraid of commitment. She receives a call from her ex-husband, Pete Brummel, who informs her that her daughter Julie is having a difficult time after her husband Max left her for another woman. Ricki flies out to Chicago to comfort her...
Gladiator

Gladiator (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 150 minutes Release date: 05/04/2000
In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor angers his son Commodus by making it known that he wants Maximus, a fearsome and respected Roman general, to be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees, only to discover that his wife and child have been murdered by Commodus. Captured, Maximus is forced into slavery...
Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

Rated: PG Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 06/04/1998
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was...
Walk the Line

Walk the Line (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 135 minutes Release date: 11/17/2005
In 1955, a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night, Cash sang blistering songs of heartache and survival that were gutsy, full of real life and unlike...
Bedazzled

Bedazzled (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 10/19/2000
Elliot Richards, a nerdy low-level technical advisor, makes a deal with the Devil (who happens to be a gorgeous woman) to fulfill his wildest dreams of becoming rich, powerful and sexy. In exchange for his soul, the Devil temptress grants him seven wishes but they backfire. After asking to be rich, powerful and married to Alison, Elliot is transformed overnight into a Colombian drug lord. After...
Get On Up

Get On Up (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

Rated: PG Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 12/13/2007
Songwriter Dave Seville transforms singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations--while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave's home, wreaks havoc with his career, and turns Dave's once-orderly life upside-down.
Brony Tale

A Brony Tale (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 77 minutes Release date: 07/07/2014
Born of internet mecca 4chan, the "Brony" phenomenon is a flourishing community of adult, mostly straight, male fans of the children's cartoon "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." Here, we take a look at the members of this surprising subculture, framed by the journey of Ashleigh Ball, one of the show's voice actors, embracing her unexpected fan base.
Dir: Brent Hodge
With: N/A

Set Fire to the Stars (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/06/2014
Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent (2015)

Rated: R Runtime: 150 minutes Release date: 05/07/2015
Shut Up & Sing

Shut Up & Sing (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 10/26/2006
On stage at a 2003 London concert, Natalie Maines, lead singer of Texan trio the Dixie Chicks, spoke these 15 words to a small audience at the start of their sold-out international tour: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The comment was delivered on the eve of the American invasion of Iraq, and drew cheers from the decidedly anti-war and anti-Bush...
Chicago

Chicago (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 12/26/2002
Everyone loves a legend--but in Chicago, there's only room for one. Velma Kelly burns in the spotlight as a nightclub sensation. When she shoots her philandering husband, she lands on Chicago's famed murderess row, retains Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, and becomes the center of the town's most notorious murder case--only increasing her celebrity. Roxie Hart, seduced by the city's...

Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 03/19/2015
Rock guitarist Andy Summers relates his early days in the psychedelic '60s music scene when he played with The Animals, and the chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting that led to the formation of a punk trio, The Police. During the band's phenomenal rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the mid-80s, Summers captured history with his candid...
Dir: Lauren Lazin
With: N/A
Clouds of Sils Maria

Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)

Rated: R Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 04/09/2015
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils...
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 04/09/2015
Kurt Cobain, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana, remains an icon 20 years after his death. Here, we take a journey through Cobain's life and his career with Nirvana through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals.
Dir: Brett Morgen
With: N/A
Rancon De Glory

La Rancon De Glory (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
A small Swiss town in the late 1970s. Osman greets his friend Eddy, a 40-year-old small time Belgian crook, who is released from prison. As Christmas arrives, their shared, grinding poverty has made Eddy quite bitter. Until Charlie Chaplin's death is announced on the television and the real extent of his fabulous wealth is revealed. Eddy starts to daydream and wonders what could happen if he stole...
Manny

Manny (2015)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 01/22/2015
This is the inspirational tale of a man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working tirelessly to improve the lives of his people, this is an exploration of the many triumphs and tribulations of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao.
Dir: Ryan Moore
With: N/A
Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Rated: G Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 08/10/1964
A rock and roll adventure that follows "a day in the life" of those four lads from Liverpool who would go on to make music history as the Beatles. This musical "mockumentary" leads us into the madness of the fab four's everyday lives where the simple act of traveling from Liverpool to London for a television performance involves escaping from the invasion of a mob of fainting teenagers...
Hits

Hits (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 02/12/2015
A small town in upstate New York is populated by people who wallow in unrealistic expectations. There, fame, delusion, earnestness, and recklessness meet, shake hands, and disrupt the lives around them.

Knight of Cups (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/25/2015
Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/21/2006
When 10-year old Lil' JB serenades his ultra-conservative family with a rocking rendition of "Kickapoo," a song with lyrics that would make a sailor blush, his father unleashes his belt and shows him no mercy, tearing down all of his beloved rock posters. JB then implores Dio, one of his rock Gods, for guidance. Dio reassures him that he is on the right path but he must leave his stifling home...
Victor Young Perez

Victor Young Perez (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 05/21/2014
Tunisian Jewish boxer, Victor Young Perez, became the World Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez began training as a boxer at age fourteen along with his older brother Benjamin "Kid" Perez. He rose to fame under the guidance of Leon Bellier and had intimate relations with French-Italian actress Mireille Balin. Perez won the International Boxing Union's crown with a 2nd-round knockout of American...