Keyword: showbiz

Bowfinger

Bowfinger (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/12/1999
Bobby Bowfinger, a nearly bankrupt aspiring movie producer-director, is about to take one last shot at fame and fortune. Desperate to hit the big time, the hapless dreamer recruits a motley crew of aspiring misfits, including an eager nerd, an ambitious ingenue and an over-the-hill diva. With their help, Bowfinger embarks on a radical, ingenious scheme to trick the biggest name in the movies into...
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.
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...
Swingers

Swingers (1996)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 10/17/1996
An ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their twenties, all coping with the mysteries of life and women, and is set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood. It's a story told in the language of the "cocktail nation," a growing twentysomething retro-Swing dance movement that's taken Hollywood by storm and is beginning to sweep the nation. Mike is down in the dumps because he...

Trumbo (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/09/2014
Dalton Trumbo, a prolific screenwriter in 1940s Hollywood, is summoned by the House of Un-American Activities Committee to reveal his Communist sympathies and cronies. Trumbo remains silent and convinces his friends to do the same to protect their rights as American citizens. He is held in contempt of Congress and sentenced to prison. Upon his release, he finds that he and his friends have been...
Trumbo

Trumbo (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 06/26/2008
Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's remarkable journey from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer to Academy Award winner is told through the writer's own indelible words. Combined are performances of some of his extraordinary letters, clips from his films and archival and contemporary interviews with those who knew him best, which illustrate how one man's unerring belief in the First Amendment and...
JCVD

JCVD (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/06/2008
Movie hero Jean-Claude Van Damme finds himself out of money, fighting for custody of his daughter and losing every good action role to Steven Seagal. In an attempt to escape, the aging star walks away from his shrinking spotlight and returns home to his native Brussels. But when he is thrown into a real-life hostage situation, everyone sees a side of Van Damme they've never seen before as he...

Entourage (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/11/2015
State and Main

State and Main (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 12/21/2000
During a film shoot in a rural New England town, screenwriter Joe White's old-fashioned values are put to the test when he is the only witness to a heartthrob movie star's indiscretions with a local teenage girl. The movie's smooth-talking director and aggressive producer pressure Joe to put aside his convictions for the sake of the film and his future writing career. Meanwhile, Joe falls for Ann...
Ed Wood

Ed Wood (1994)

Rated: R Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 09/27/1994
Ed Wood, the brains behind 1959's "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and 1953's "Glen or Glenda?" gathers together a group of strange friends to make movies so terrible they have become classics.
New Suit

New Suit (2003)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 05/01/2003
Kevin, a formerly idealistic writer, starts a feeding frenzy in Hollywood with the mention of a mysterious, hot, new writer, Jordan Strawberry--and heaps praise upon this fictional scribe's latest screenplay. The next day Kevin is dumbfounded when his bosses instruct him to secure them copies of a hot script called "New Suit." He is further bewildered when he hears that Strawberry is inexplicably...

Huge (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 11/29/2009
Warren and Clark meet when Clark baits Warren on stage in a crowded comedy club. Their improvised banter is a hit, and Warren becomes convinced that they will be the biggest comedy act of all time. There is only one slight problem: they are not that good, and as a result, cannot land a gig. As their efforts to get noticed become increasingly desperate, their friendship transforms into bitter...
Burn, Hollywood, Burn

Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 02/26/1998
A pseudo-documentary about a fictional British, first-time director named Alan Smithee who is hired to direct an action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Chan. He hates the film, the budget has ballooned to a whopping $315 million, and he wants to have his name removed, but the Directors Guild mandates that the pseudonym in such a situation must be "Alan Smithee."
Brother's Justice

Brother's Justice (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 09/08/2011
In this mockumentary, comedic actor Dax Shepard abandons his comedy career to become a serious, international martial artist star. He begins working on a large-scale action film, but his martial arts skills are ordinary, and when studios refuse to touch the project, he begins to see his show business career going downhill fast.
Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 04/16/2013
Magician Ricky Jay began performing tricks before he even started kindergarten. His amateur magician grandfather was his early tutor, and by the age of seven, Jay made his TV debut. He was barely in his 20s the first time he made magic on "The Tonight Show." Through interviews and archival material we come to understand Jay's lifelong passion for his craft and his deep appreciation for those who...
Get Bruce

Get Bruce (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 09/16/1999
Who do Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Whoopi Goldberg call the funniest man in Hollywood? A guy you've never heard of until now: Bruce Vilanch. Chances are, when a star needs a little (or a lot of) advice, they'll say two words: 'Get Bruce!' Vilanch has written for every type of award show, comedy show and live performance. And for the last several years, he's also been the head...
Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 12/14/2006
Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, the tale follows the rise of a trio of women--Effie, Deena and Lorrell--who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr., who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early. Curtis...
Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 01/22/2004
Rosalee Futch is a grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. But even a small-town girl can have big dreams, and Rosalee's is to someday--somehow--meet her big-screen idol Tad Hamilton. The "somehow" arrives in the form of a contest--the grand prize: a date with Tad Hamilton--and the "someday" is now. Rosalee wins, much to the chagrin of her best friend and co-worker Pete, who is deeply...
Notting Hill

Notting Hill (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 05/27/1999
William Thacker is a shy London bookseller who has never had much luck with women. When Hollywood star Anna Scott wanders into his shop, he is transfixed, but doesn't expect to see her again. But coincidence brings them together again, and soon the unlikely couple are falling in love, and must deal with the problems of a relationship between a star and an ordinary guy.
Cecil B. Demented

Cecil B. Demented (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 08/10/2000
A group of obsessed "cinema terrorists," lead by Cecil B DeMented, make it their mission to avenge the crass sins of commercial movie culture through acts of brazen filmmaking and vigilante outlaw cinema retribution. As the movie begins, Cecil and his "Sprocket Holes" gang kidnap Honey Whitlock, a beloved Hollywood movie star visiting Baltimore for the premiere of her latest blockbuster. Once...
Muse

The Muse (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 08/26/1999
One fine night, Hollywood screenwriter Steven Phillips basks in the honor of a humanitarian award, presented to him at a black-tie dinner as his proud wife Laura and daughters look on. One crappy morning later, a junior studio executive is telling Steven that he's lost his creative "edge," and releases Steven from his contract. Desperately seeking counsel, Steven visits his friend, enviably...

Showrunners (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/30/2014
Dir: Des Doyle
With: N/A
Guilty By Suspicion

Guilty By Suspicion (1991)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 03/14/1991
A director in 1950s Hollywood fights to clear his name in the gripping red scare drama "Guilty by Suspicion" (1991). When director David Merrill is questioned by the communist-hunting House Committee on Un-American Activities, he finds himself blacklisted and unable to find work with any studio in town. He's offered a plum new project, but only if he testifies against his innocent friends...

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

Rated: R Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 04/24/2003
The 1970s was an extraordinary time of rebellion, of questioning every accepted idea: political activism, hedonism, protests, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, the civil rights movement, the music revolution, rage and liberation. Every standard by which we set our social and cultural clocks was either turned inside out or thrown away completely and reinvented. For American cinema, the...
Celebrity

Celebrity (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 11/19/1998
Lee Simon, a journalist, has just split up with his insecure wife Robin. He launches into a series of sexual escapades that include a film star, a supermodel and an aspiring actress. Meanwhile, Robin considers plastic surgery and imagines a life on her own. However, both eventually find love again: Lee with Nola, for whom he must dump a woman he has been about to move in with, and Robin with TV...