Keyword: journalism

Spider-Man

Spider-Man (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 05/02/2002
Orphaned at an early age, Peter Parker lives in Queens, New York with his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Peter leads the life of a normal student, working as a photographer at the school paper, pining after the beautiful Mary Jane Watson and hanging out with buddy Harry Osborn. On a school trip, during which Peter and his classmates are given a science demonstration on arachnids, Peter is...
Disconnect

Disconnect (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 04/11/2013
The need for human connection is told through interweaving stories: A hard-working lawyer is attached to his cell phone, but can't find the time to communicate with his family. An estranged couple uses the Internet as a way to escape from their lifeless marriage. A widowed former police officer struggles to raise a son who is cyber-bullying a classmate. An ambitious journalist learns of a teen...
Man of Steel

Man of Steel (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 143 minutes Release date: 06/13/2013
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he makes a journey to discover where he came from and find out what he was sent here to do. Eventually, the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Shipping News

The Shipping News (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 12/24/2001
A man makes a journey to self-discovery when he returns to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. After the death of his estranged wife, Quoyle's fortunes begin to change when his long lost Aunt Agnis convinces him to head north with his daughter Bunny. He relocates to the small coastal village of Killick-Claw. Now, in a place where life is as rough as the weather and secrets are as vast...
Knocked Up

Knocked Up (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 05/31/2007
Alison Scott is an up-and-coming entertainment journalist whose 24-year-old life is on the fast track. But it gets seriously derailed when a drunken one-nighter with slacker Ben Stone results in an unwanted pregnancy. Faced with the prospect of going it alone or getting to know the baby's father, Alison decides to give the lovable doof a chance. An overgrown kid who has no desire to settle down...

End Game (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/11/2006
A White House secret service agent and a hotshot reporter work together to nail the conspirators involved in the assassination of the President.
Sinister

Sinister (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 10/11/2012
Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald made his reputation with a best-­selling account of a notorious murder. Now, desperate to replicate the critical and financial success of his first book, he moves his loyal wife, over-anxious son and artistic daughter into a home where a suburban family was brutally executed and a child disappeared, hoping to find inspiration in the crime scene...
Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 172 minutes Release date: 10/25/2012
Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn. As the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future, one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of...
Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 06/21/2007
On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. He never returned. In the face of death...
Help

The Help (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 08/09/2011
At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss, and her mother won't be happy until she finds a husband. Aibileen, a wise African-American maid and caretaker, suffers after the loss of her own child. And Minny, Aibileen's sassy best friend, struggles to...
Salvador

Salvador (1986)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 03/04/1986
Rum Diary

The Rum Diary (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 10/27/2011
Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp. Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the...
Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 06/29/2006
In the dizzying world of New York fashion, where size zero is the new 2, six is the new 8, and a bad hair day can end a career, Runaway Magazine is the Holy Grail. Overseen with a finely manicured fist by Miranda Priestly--the most powerful woman in fashion--Runway is a fearsome gauntlet for anyone who wants to make it in the industry. To make Runway the fashion bible of New York and therefore the...
Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 06/29/2004
Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with "the gift and the curse" of his powers, while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero Spider-Man and life as a college student. The relationships Peter...
Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 12/20/2011
The film is based on the comic strip "Tintin" and a series of books by George "Herge" Remi, about the fearless young reporter Tintin. Tintin is on the trail of a big story which leads him into a world of high adventure. When he and his friends find the directions to a sunken ship, they go off to find the treasure it contained and Tintin must face the notorious Red Rackham.
Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 10/30/2003
The true story of journalist Stephen Glass, the twenty-something whiz kid who quickly rose from a minor writing post in Washington, to a freelance feature writer in such publications as the respected current events and policy magazine, "The New Republic," as well as for high profilers such as, "Rolling Stone," "Harper's" and "George." By the mid-90s, Glass' articles had turned him into one of the...
Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride (1999)

Rated: PG Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 07/29/1999
A columnist fired by his editor/ex-wife for being too chauvinistic tries to redeem himself by chasing a story on spec about a woman who habitually jilts her fiances. The writer relocates to her hometown and falls for his subject who suffers from an identity crisis as evidenced by her inability to determine how she likes her eggs.
Hitch

Hitch (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 02/10/2005
Alex "Hitch" Hitchens is a legendary--and deliberately anonymous--New York City "date doctor" who, for a fee, has helped countless men woo the women of their dreams. While coaching Albert, a meek accountant who is smitten with a glamorous celebrity, Allegra Cole, Hitch finally meets his match in the person of the gorgeous, whip-smart Sara Melas, a gossip columnist who follows Allegra's every move...
Lucky Them

Lucky Them (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than working, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine's editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker, Ellie hits the road in...
Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/09/2014
Journalist Garry Webb stumbles onto a story that leads to allegations that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S. and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications - and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life. Based on a true...
Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 06/07/2012
Darius, a young magazine intern, is recruited to help a staff writer, Jeff, with a story about a bizarre young man who has advertised for a time-traveling partner. She, Jeff, and fellow intern, Arnau, travel to a small town to get information on the paranoid but strangely compelling young man. But Darius feels torn, underhanded and disloyal when she begins to have genuine feelings for her subject...
Sellebrity

Sellebrity (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 01/10/2013
This historical ride through the early days of Hollywood and the rise of the paparazzi explores how fame has changed from the highly-structured studio system to the current free-for-all press and paparazzi frenzy. Interviews with Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Sara Jessica Parker and Kid Rock, among others, give a glimpse into the lives of those on the front lines of...
Pleasures of Being Out of Step

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 06/24/2014
The career of legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff tracks the greatest cultural and political movements of the last 65 years. This film is about an idea as well as a man - the idea of free expression as the defining characteristic of the individual. Hentoff is a pioneer who raised jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of alternative journalism in the United States...
Dir: David L Lewis
With: N/A
Insider

The Insider (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 157 minutes Release date: 11/04/1999
The true story of tobacco industry whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand, the former head of development at the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. who went public on CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" as an industry informant. "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman championed Wigand's cause and after many obstacles managed to have the segment aired. The relationship between the two men developed around their struggle to...
Rise: Blood Hunter

Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 05/31/2007
Sadie is an investigative reporter who stumbles upon a dark underground cult that is attracting young Los Angeles hipsters. Lured in by the promise of wild parties, these kids start turning up dead, and when Sadie tries to get to the bottom of their gruesome murders, she becomes a victim herself. She awakens in the morgue, neither dead nor alive, consumed by an overwhelmed craving for blood, and...