Keyword: television

Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 142 minutes Release date: 03/22/2012
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained...
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...
Pleasantville

Pleasantville (1998)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 10/22/1998
Pleasantville is a 1950s sitcom enjoying cult status on a contemporary cable channel. David loves it, but his sister Jennifer is too hip. When a mysterious TV repairman gives them a new remote control, the pair are transported into the world of Pleasantville like it or not. They find themselves trapped in an alternate reality where the town exists in black and white--in a white bread world without...
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...
Edtv

Edtv (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 03/25/1999
An avid tv watcher wins a contest and the following months in his life are chronicled by a camera crew, minute by minute. To begin with, video store clerk Ed welcomes the attention, and the show is saving the cable station that gambled on its success. But gradually, as his family and friends become celebrities too, Ed finds a downside to his fame. He becomes estranged from his brother, encounters...
TV Set

The TV Set (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 04/05/2007
Writer Mike Klein has just sold his pilot script "The Wexler Chronicles," a character-driven dramedy inspired by his real-life struggle to cope with his brother's suicide. Lenny is the brash, headstrong president of PDN (whose most trusted advisor is her 14-year-old daughter), and who must approve all of Mike's creative decisions. Mike discovers that the road to a prime time slot is fraught with...
Anchorman

Anchorman (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 07/08/2004
Ron Burgundy is the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the 1970s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone, Ron is willing to play along at first--as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other "female" interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk...

Showrunners (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/30/2014
Dir: Des Doyle
With: N/A
Life Itself

Life Itself (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 07/03/2014
Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, this documentary explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Given unprecedented access to Roger and his wife Chaz during the final four months of his life, the filmmakers captured Roger's fighting...
Casting By

Casting By (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
A portrait of the late, legendary casting director Marion Dougherty who was a pioneer in the field of casting before the job even received a significant credit. Establishing herself in the early 1960s with two groundbreaking television series - "Naked City" and "Route 66" - she went on to become the go-to casting director for big-screen sensations as diverse as "Midnight Cowboy," "The World...
Finding Amanda

Finding Amanda (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 06/26/2008
Taylor Mendon is a television writer and producer working on a low-rated, little-respected half-hour sitcom. Once destined for bigger and better things, Taylor's compulsive gambling, recreational drug use and drinking all conspired to throw his career off the rails. After kicking the alcohol and drugs, he only has one more hurdle--the horses. His beautiful twenty-year old niece Amanda has her...
Muppets

The Muppets (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 11/22/2011
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary and Gary's girlfriend Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help...

Cronicas (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 07/07/2005
The hot and humid village of Babahoyo, Ecuador lives in dread ever since many of its children started disappearing, to be found later, raped, killed and buried in several communal gravesites. The police have no clues but this gruesome story has become an obsession for Manolo Bonilla, a reporter for the Miami-based tabloid television show "Una Hora Con La Verdad", who has flown down with his crew...
Talk to Me

Talk to Me (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 07/12/2007
In the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. to fully express himself--sometimes to outrageous effect--and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell Watson, the newly minted ex-con...

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 10/12/2004
A look at Jerry Harvey and his creation, the Z Channel, the first pay cable network. The Z Channel launched in 1974 as California's first pay-TV service, showing two movies a week, and quickly became required viewing for Hollywood's elite and cinephiles alike.
Click

Click (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 06/22/2006
Michael Newman is married to the beautiful Donna and they have two terrific kids, Ben and Samantha. But he doesn't get to see them much because he's putting in long, hard hours at his architectural firm in the elusive hope that his ungrateful boss will one day recognize his invaluable contribution and make him a partner. After staying up all night to work, a tired Michael becomes frustrated...

Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)

Rated: R Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 11/29/2002
Young Jane White was raised by television, and home schooled by her agoraphobic mother. As a result, Jane has a unique perception of the world. Feeling the absence of her father, Jane escapes into prime time episodes of his TV chat-fest, "The Gerry Show"--the most outrageous TV talk show in media history. She transforms herself into the show's outrageous topics in a desperate hope that she will...
Hollywoodland

Hollywoodland (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 09/07/2006
June 16, 1959. The glamour of Tinseltown permanently fades for actor George Reeves, the heroic Man of Steel on TV's "Adventures of Superman," as the actor dies in his Hollywood Hills home. Felled by a single gunshot wound, Reeves leaves behind a fiancée--aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon--and millions of fans who are shocked by his death. But it is his grieving mother, Helen Bessolo, who will not...
Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/04/2008
For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting David Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily...
Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/11/2008
Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life. A penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to...

Que pasa USA?: A Documentary (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/03/2014
Que Pasa USA?: A Documentary takes a look at the role of America's first bilingual sitcom and its social significance, but moreover it is a commentary on the portrayal of Latinos on television.

Dancing in September (2001)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 02/02/2001
Tommy, an African-American TV writer, has always dreamed of putting on a show that represents African-Americans in a positive, realistic light. She gets a lucky break when she pitches a new idea to George, a rising African-American TV executive. George is young and hungry, too, and tells her he also wants to push for realistic TV shows about African-Americans. Under his guidance, Tommy's pilot is...
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 12/17/2013
With the 1970s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy returns to the news desk along with Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone, weatherman Brick Tamland, man-on-the-street Brian Fantana and sports guy Champ Kind - all of whom won't make it easy to stay classy, while taking New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Amityville (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/01/2015
When some footage dating back to 1976 is discovered, the case of the haunted house in Amityville is re-opened. An ambitious woman who is working as a television news intern seizes the opportunity to advance her career and is soon leading a team of journalists, clergymen, and paranormal researchers into the house. But she may have unwittingly opened a door to the unreal that she will never be able...
Watching TV With The Red Chinese

Watching TV With The Red Chinese (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 01/19/2012
Three Chinese students, Tzu, Wa and Chen, come to study in America in the summer of 1980. They move into a New York City apartment next door to Dexter, a graduate student who introduces them to Suzanne, his occasional girlfriend, and to Billy, a struggling filmmaker. The Chinese find America fascinating. However, their perceptions, based on watching non-stop television, changes when one of them is...