Movies on rock 'n' roll
Actors: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White
Jack Black stars as a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. Joan Cusack portrays the principal of the private school where Black is prepping the kids for a Battle of the Bands.
Actors: Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti
In 1987 Los Angeles at the height of glam rock, infamous and outrageous rock star Stacee Jaxx performs at Hollywood's legendary Bourbon Room club as it faces its final countdown. Meanwhile, an aspiring musician and a small town girl meet pursuing their dreams of music fame. The story unfolds through high energy dancing and heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West
Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg ("The Departed," "The Perfect Storm") stars with Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Jennifer Aniston ("Rumor Has It...," "The Break-Up") as an Akron, Ohio, copier repairman who moonlights as the lead singer of a heavy-metal tribute band. One day, his wildest dreams come true after band members of the group he's been emulating see him in action and ask him to replace their lead singer. Also starring Dominic West ("300," "Hannibal Rising"), Timothy Spall (the third and fourth "Harry Potter" movies, "The Last Samurai"), Timothy Olyphant (TV's "Deadwood," "Dreamcatcher") and Jason Flemying ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Snatch"). Directed by Stephen Herek ("101 Dalmatians," "Mr. Holland's Opus"). Based on a true story, with rock stars Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Ed Roland of Collective Soul, and many more making appearances!
Actors: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Zooey Deschanel
A coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy hitting the road with an up-and-coming rock band in the early 1970s. Elaine Miller is a bright, loving, but strict single parent whose distrust of rock music and fears about drug use have helped to drive a wedge between herself and her two children, Anita, and William. William makes something of his love of rock & roll by writing album reviews for a local underground newspaper. William's work attracts the attention of Lester Bangs, editor of renegade rock magazine Creem, who takes William under his wing and gives him his first professional writing assignment - covering a Black Sabbath concert. While William is unable to score an interview with the headliners, the opening act, Stillwater, are more than happy to chat with a reporter, even if he's still too young to drive, and William's piece on the group in Creem gains him a new admirer in Ben Fong-Torres, an editor at Rolling Stone. Torres offers William an assignment for a 3,000-word cover story on Stillwater, and over the objections of his mother, and after some stern advice from Bangs, Williams joins Stillwater on tour, where he becomes friendly with guitarist Russell Hammond and singer Jeff Bebe. William also becomes enamored of Penny Lane, a groupie traveling with the band who is no older than William, but is deeply involved with Russell.
Actors: Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper
Rainn Wilson (TV’s The Office) drums up huge laughs in this hilarious comedy about living in a rock ‘n’ roll dream...and waking up in a midlife crisis. Twenty years after being kicked out of his now famous ’80s hair band, retired rocker Robert Fishman (Wilson) gets a hilarious second chance at stardom and must pull out all the stops to reclaim the rock-god throne he always thought he deserved!
Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Rhys Ifans
From the creator of Love Actually and Notting Hill comes a trip back to the freewheeling, free-loving ’60s when the very rock music that inspired a generation was censored by the government. When a group of rebellious deejays decides to defy the ban, they take to the seas to broadcast music and mayhem to millions of adoring fans. Featuring a soundtrack that includes The Who, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and many more, it’s a feel-great film based on a true story that critics cheer is "exuberant!" (John Powers, Vogue)
Actors: Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel
A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than- fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar® winner Barry Levinson. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s version of “American Idol.” Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the "Afghan Star."
Actors: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer
Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.
Actors: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand
Get ready to Get Him to The Greek in this rowdy, raucous Unrated version filled with unbelievably outrageous footage of the hit movie. Jonah Hill and Russell Brand reunite with the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall in this hilarious comedy about Aaron Green (Hill), an aspiring music executive, who has 72 hours to deliver the wild rock legend, Aldous Snow (Brand), from London to Los Angeles for a comeback concert. In order to keep his job, Aaron must navigate a minefield of mayhem and debauchery to get Snow to the world famous Greek Theatre on time! From the producer of Knocked Up and Superbad comes an uproarious, good time where anything can happen.
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