Keyword: pop culture

Lego Movie

The Lego Movie (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 02/06/2014
Emmet is an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly under-prepared.
Freakonomics

Freakonomics (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 09/30/2010
A documentary about "Freakonomics," which has been described as melding pop culture with economics. A different director will tackle each chapter of the book.
Super Size Me

Super Size Me (2004)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 05/06/2004
Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must wolf three squares a day; he must consume everything on the menu at least once and supersize...
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...

Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 01/29/2015
The 20-year anniversary of Backstreet Boys, the all-time best selling boy band, is celebrated with this documentary. Filmed over a two-year period, it stars the original members of the group who share their lives with us and relive their journey together, revealing new and old tensions that need confronting and resolving.
Dir: Stephen Kijak
With: N/A
Scary Movie 4

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 04/13/2006
The ever-naïve Cindy Campbell, seeking a career in home healthcare, finds work with a creepy old lady in an even creepier old house haunted by a ghostly presence. Throw in a good-looking guy next door and the threat of aliens intent on global domination and Cindy's instantly up to the top of her extremely blond head in danger. Our fearless heroine catapults into action once again struggling to...

Bora Bora (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/31/2011
Mia, 15, is at odds with everyone. School is hell and her mother is always on her back. Mia is only at peace when she is running, something she is good at. On a downtown shopping street she meets Zack, 16, who runs with a gang of kids who want to become parent independent and live as pickpockets. Mia joins them, but finds the pressure difficult. Moreover, the police has their eye on them. Mia has...
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder

Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 02/07/2013
This portrait of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter, activist and co-founder of the City Lights Bookstore, focuses on his pivotal role in creating the Beat movement and many literary careers. Interviews with Ferlinghetti, which took place over the course of a decade, include discussions on topics including the publication of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch: and Jack...
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 08/03/2006
Ricky Bobby has always dreamed of driving fast--real fast--like his father, Reese Bobby, who left the family to pursue his racing dreams. Early on, Ricky's mother, Lucy Bobby worried that her boy was also destined to end up as a professional daredevil on wheels. Ricky enters the racing arena as a "jackman" for slovenly driver Terry Cheveaux and accidentally gets his big break behind the wheel when...
Teenage

Teenage (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 03/13/2014
Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn't matter...
Fuck

Fuck (2006)

Rated: None Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 11/09/2006
An examination into the usage and opinions of the ubiquitous four-letter word.

Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)

Rated: None Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 09/09/2010
An exploration of the life and career of the multi-talented singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. Friends, family and colleagues talk about the troubled and brilliant Nilsson, and home movies and excerpts from his recently discovered oral autobiography are included.
Craigslist Joe

Craigslist Joe (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/02/2012
In a time when America's economy and sense of community were crumbling, one guy left everything behind - to see if he could survive solely on the support of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist.
JIMI: All Is By My Side

JIMI: All Is By My Side (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 09/25/2014
The film covers a year in Jimi Hendrix's life from 1966-67. He began this period as an unknown backup guitarist in New York's Cheetah Club, went on to make his mark in London's music scene, and ended it with his triumph at the Monterey Pop Festival.
G.B.F.

G.B.F. (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 01/16/2014
The acronym G.B.F. stands for "Gay Best Friend" which has recently been deemed the hottest new fad at North Gateway High School; the Queen Bees need a G.B.F.! But there is one big problem: none of the gay guys at their posh suburban high school are out of the closet. The vicious lady monarchs of the school, a.k.a. the three lead prom queen candidates, are not going to let this minor glitch get in...
Beauty Is Embarrassing

Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 09/06/2012
Having grown up in the Tennessee mountains, Wayne White began his career as a cartoonist in New York City. His success as one of the creators of the "Pee-wee's Playhouse" TV show led to work designing some of the most iconic images in pop culture.
Decoy Bride

The Decoy Bride (2012)

Rated: PG Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 03/08/2012
Lara, a superstar actress, wants to marry James, her boyfriend, in a private ceremony somewhere the press can't find them. However, when an ingenious paparazzo tracks them down on a remote island, Lara looks for a "decoy" bride to throw off the media vultures. Unfortunately, when James and the new replacement meet, sparks fly.
Justin Bieber's Believe

Justin Bieber's Believe (2013)

Rated: PG Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
In unfiltered, brutally honest interviews with Justin Bieber, answers are revealed to questions about his passion to make music, relationships and coming of age in the spotlight-as well as never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Patti Mallette, Usher, Ludacris and many more.
God Save My Shoes

God Save My Shoes (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 03/29/2012
A documentary film that explores the intimate relationship women have with their shoes. To understand how shoes have come to hold such a pivotal place in pop culture, sexuality and women's lives, God Save my Shoes turned to many of those who play a role in the global shoe phenomenon: Extreme shoe lovers, fashion historians, fashion editors, psychologists, sex experts, shoe fetishists, and star...

Doc of the Dead (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 05/13/2014
In an attempt to make the definitive zombie culture documentary, we trace the evolution of the zombie genre in film and literature as well as evaluate its impact and influence on pop culture. Not only is there a pop culture dialogue with zombie experts and celebrities but the possibility of an actual zombie outbreak is explored through to the potential ramifications.
Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 04/18/2013
After a quarter century, Levon Helm finds himself thrust into the musical spotlight. But a Grammy nomination and ever-growing audiences force him to confront the dark times that have haunted him since The Band's demise. Win or lose, Levon is an artist who will not go gentle into the night.
Radio Days

Radio Days (1987)

Rated: PG Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 01/29/1987
Joe grew up in a Jewish-American family in Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York during the Golden Age of Radio. Joe recalls how radio influenced his formative years from the late 1930s through New Year's Eve, 1944. Stories of the effect of favorite radio shows on his family members are recounted, as is Joe's love of adventure shows which colored his daydreams and shaped the way he viewed reality as...
Video Games: The Movie

Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 07/14/2014
The meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry is chronicled in this documentary. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future it is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead.
Dir: Jeremy Snead
With: N/A
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/30/2014
This film is the first feature-length documentary film to explore the fascinating world of US television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These are the people responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production on one of the United States' biggest exports - television drama and comedy series. Often described as the most complex job in the...
Dir: Des Doyle
With: N/A
Scary Movie 2

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 07/03/2001
A follow-up spoof that picks up from where the original satire left off, taking aim at supernatural thrillers such as "The Exorcist" and "Stigmata" among others. This time around, Shorty, Ray, Cindy and Brenda are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house as part of a school project.