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Phil Spector (2013)

Title: Phil Spector (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-09 (DVD)
2013-03-24 (Theater)
Cast: Al Pacino Helen Mirren Jeffrey Tambor Chiwetel Ejiofor Clara Mamet
Genre: Drama Television Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.

Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012)

Title: Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-15 (Theater)
Cast: John Williams Mark Mothersbaugh Edward R. Murrow
Genre: Documentary Animation Musical & Performing Arts
IMDB: IMDB Link

The feature-length documentary is a music-filled biographical film about the life and work of Raymond Scott. It also is a personal investigation into the father/son dynamic - what it means to have a famous father obsessed with his work and the consequent impact on the parent/child relationship. Raymond Scott was more comfortable with technology than with people, including his own children. This personal angle is intertwined with the compelling story of a true American music innovator - one who had a meteoric rise to household-name success, followed by a slow spiral into obscurity and now, posthumously, a growing acknowledgment of his central role in modern music and music technology. In recent years his work has been performed by groups ranging from Rush, Devo, and They Might Be Giants to the Kronos Quartet, and sampled by numerous DJs and hip-hop acts, and adapted by the virtual super-group Gorillaz. This documentary is a vibrant tapestry of stills, home movies, film and television excerpts (Scott was orchestra leader on the weekly Your Hit Parade TV show during the 1950s), musical performances and interviews. My father recorded virtually everything said in the studio, including his phone conversations, and there are lengthy audio interviews. Therefore much of the story is told in his own words - revealing a complicated, often dysfunctional family; at times humorous in conveying Scott's own quirkiness, and serious in dealing with his rigorous devotion to all aspects of his creative and technical life. Naturally it is scored with Scott's music, covering a wide range of styles, including swinging jazz pieces played by the Raymond Scott Quintette, the groundbreaking group that brought him his early fame in the 1930s. In his middle years he returned to his first love - electronics, and he was a synthesizer pioneer. His crowning invention was the Electronium, a "simultaneous composition and performance machine" that was purchased by Motown. There are also cartoon excerpts - Carl Stalling, the music director at Warner Brothers adapted 20 of Scott's quirky, original tunes ("Powerhouse" being the most famous) to amplify the adventures of Bugs Bunny and company. Family interviews include his daughter Carrie, and two of his wives; first wife Pearl, and third, Mitzi. Unfortunately his second wife and protege, the singer/actress Dorothy Collins, died in 1994, before production of this film commenced; the fascinating story of their relationship is told through the recollections of others. Other interviewees include multi-Academy Award (R)-winning movie soundtrack composer John Williams ("STAR WARS"), whose father Johnny was the drummer in the Raymond Scott Quintette; musician, movie & TV score writer, and DEVO co-founder, Mark Mothersbaugh, Grammy (R)-nominated clarinetist Don Byron, Music and concert Producer Hal Willner ("Saturday Night Live"), co-inventor of the MOOG Synthesizer, Herb Deutsch, turntablist, producer, and author, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky; Grammy (R)-nominated violinist Jeremy Cohen, and many others. The film is the defining portrait of this under-recognized American icon

An Inconsistent Truth (2012)

Title: An Inconsistent Truth (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-01-27 (Theater)
Cast: Phil Valentine Newt Gingrich Jim DeMint James Inhofe Frederick Singer
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Director Shane Edwards follows radio personality Phil Clentine as he travels the globe trying to uncover the truth about global warming, all the while attempting to score an interview with Al Gore. He attempts to uncover the truth about who stands to gain from various legislative efforts associated with environmentalism. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Breakup at a Wedding (2013)

Title: Breakup at a Wedding (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2014-01-06 (DVD)
2013-06-21 (Theater)
Cast: Alison Fyhrie Philip Quinaz Mary Grill Chris Manley Michael LiDondici
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

On the eve of their wedding, Alison gets cold feet and decides to break up with her fiance Phil. But rather than face the embarrassment of calling off the ceremony, Alison suggests to Phil that they proceed with a sham wedding. Phil is more than game to try, secretly hoping that a surprise gift he has for Alison will ultimately change her mind. Yet once the guests begin to arrive, more complications ensue than either of them could have ever imagined - even if they did know their wedding was bullshit. (c) Oscilloscope

Chick Magnet (2011)

Title: Chick Magnet (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-18 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Jeff Venables Meili Cady Josh Beren Jeff Sloniker Rolando Millet
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

When Jen tosses her freeloader husband (Phil) out of her life, he crashes with two college buddies. Then the unbelievable happens; he and his friends come upon a life changing discovery - a magic shirt that guarantees them sex with all the women they can handle. While Phil's friends pursue a daily diet of Maxim models and close encounters with Hollywood's hottest (Rosario Dawson, Kristen Bell & Kristy Swanson), Phil schemes to use the shirt to win Jen back. Chick Magnet is an edgy comedy about truth, justice, and the American lay. -- (C) Phase 4 Films

Wild Bill (2012)

Title: Wild Bill (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 2013-07-16 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Charlie Creed-Miles Will Poulter Liz White Sammy Williams Leo Gregory
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, his arrival brings them to the attention of social services. With the danger of being put into care looming, Dean forces his Dad to stay by threatening to grass him up for dealing. Dean soon connects with Jimmy and through this new bond starts to realize what he's been missing. He has a family and a place in the world, but when Jimmy gets into trouble with Bill's old cohorts, he quickly has to decide what kind of Dad he wants to be. A good one, or a free one.

My Brothers (2012)

Title: My Brothers (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-30 (Theater)
Cast: Timmy Creed Paul Courtney T.J. Griffin Kate Ashfield Don Wycherley
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A sudden family crisis sends three siblings off on an adventure in this comedy-drama set in working-class England in 1987. Noel (Timmy Creed) is the oldest of three bothers living with their ailing father. Noel and his siblings -- eleven-year-old Paudie (Paul Courtney), who is quick with a joke and dreams of playing professional football some day, and seven-year-old Scwally (T.J. Griffin), who is shy and fascinated with Star Wars even though he hasn't actually seen the film -- are all having a hard time dealing with the knowledge that their father has only a short time to live. When Dad falls asleep, Noel takes off his watch for safekeeping, but when he gets in a fight the timepiece is broken beyond repair. Though the watch was just a cheap digital model, it was Dad's most prized possession, won at an amusement park in Ballybunion; Noel doesn't want Dad to know what happened, so he "borrows" a bread truck from a neighbor and sets off for Ballybunion to find a replacement. Since he hurt his hand in the fight, Noel brings Paudie along to help him work the gear shift, and Scwally is allowed to tag along so he won't tell on his brothers; the brothers see plenty of sights have some unexpected adventures along the way as they look for the watch and come to terms with their father's illness. My Brothers was the firs feature film from screenwriter Paul Fraser. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cleaver’s Destiny (2013)

Title: Cleaver's Destiny (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-27 (Theater)
Cast: Jenny Leona di Gennaro Karl Lentini Alexis Corey
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Amy Cleaver grew up thinking her father was dead. At least that's what her mother, Norma, always told her. On her eighteenth birthday, Amy receives a box of her dad's possessions. In the box she finds old photos of her dad in military uniform, realizing that he was a veteran of the first Gulf War. Amy contacts the Department of Veteran Affairs in the hopes of locating his grave. She discovers that he isn't buried in any cemetery, which can only mean one thing...he's alive. With the help of her dad's old army buddy, she discovers that her father is homeless and has no memory of her. Amy tries to re-connect with her old man in the hopes of reviving his memory. (c) Official Site

Toast (2011)

Title: Toast (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2011-12-20 (DVD)
2011-10-07 (Theater)
Cast: Freddie Highmore Helena Bonham Carter Victoria Hamilton Ken Stott Oscar Kennedy
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Nigel's mother (Victoria Hamilton) appears to have been the world's worst cook, boiling unopened cans of food to a soggy pulp and nervously refusing young Nigel's (Oscar Kennedy) suggestions that she try an occasional fresh veg. After many a ruined dinner they fall back on that old reliable, toast-the one dish she has mastered. But Nigel loves her dearly, and is devastated by her early death, leaving him and his lonely dad (Ken Stott) to look after each other. When new cleaner Mrs. Potter (Helena Bonham Carter) arrives, her curves, charms and fabulous lemon meringue pies quickly bewitch Nigel's father, and, much to his son's horror, the three move to the country to live together. The one silver lining is Domestic Science class at Nigel's new school, where Nigel (now played by Freddie Highmore) can finally shine. Soon he and Mrs. P. have embarked on a highly competitive cooking duel, vying for Dad's affections. -- (C) Official Site

Last Ride (2012)

Title: Last Ride (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-29 (Theater)
Cast: John Brumpton Mick Coulthard Rachel Francis Anita Hegh Adam Morgan
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Thematically recalling Clint Eastwood's 1993 saga A Perfect World, this drama from Australia hones in on a troubled adult man and a young boy fleeing from the law. The pair in this case, however, are a father and son. Kev (Hugo Weaving) and his ten-year-old boy Chook) journey deep into the recesses of the Australian outback, first abandoning their car, then riding by bus, and finally, hitchhiking across the wastelands. Their past is a deeply dysfunctional one, marred by ex-convict Kev's periodic absences from home while serving time, and Chook's only fleetingly successful attempts to understand his conflicted dad. The relationship comes to a head, however, when Kev visits a pub and hears about the murder of a close friend, Max (John Brumpton) . When Kev informs Chook of Max's death, Chook explodes with anger against his dad, forcing father and son into a series of life-changing confrontations. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

A Long Way Off (2014)

Title: A Long Way Off (2014)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-06 (Theater)
Cast: Robert Davi Edie McClurg John Diehl Zoe Myers Sean Hannity
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

In this modern day retelling of the timeless Prodigal Son Parable, young Jacob is tired of living on the family farm, submitting to the rules of his Father, Mr. Abraham. One day he demands an early inheritance from his father, who shocks his young son by agreeing to give it to him-contingent on first sitting through a 6-hour intensive flurry of life trainers in the area of Health, Wealth and Wisdom including real life experts in their fields, featuring world famous pollster Scott Rasmussen, Talk Show host Sean Hannity and Psychologist Dr. Bev Smallwood who warns Jacob not to flash his cash since that could attract the 'wrong kind of woman.' Jacob perks up at that thought and heads to the city to prove that his modern ways are better than his dad's tradition ways. For a while he does well-surprisingly well taking huge business risks, and still making money even after his extremely flamboyant lifestyle that attracts the wrong women including seductive Laura, whose rich boyfriend Frank is often dangerously nearby. Jacob got the it all: money, ladies, prestige-but then-he loses it all and just when he things he's hit bottom the bottom drops some more-until he is eating out of dumpsters and eventually ends up in a literal pig pen. Coming to his senses he heads home, determined to work in an entry level position for his dad, who surprises him once again by running to him-but is it to kiss him or kill him?

Veggietales: The League Of Incredible Vegetables (2012)

Title: Veggietales: The League Of Incredible Vegetables (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2012-10-16 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Phil Vischer Mike Nawrocki Lisa Vischer Cydney Trent Keri Pisapia
Genre: Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

It was a bright and sunny day in Bumblyburg until Dr. Flurry came to town. This chillin' villain wants to freeze the entire city in fear! This job is to big for LarryBoy to handle alone, so he turns to "The League of Incredible Vegetables" for help! Thingamabob (Bob the Tomato), S-Cape (Mr. Lunt), Vogue (Petunia Rhubarb) and Ricochet (Junior Asparagus) are up for the task, but find that their own fears could land them in Dr. Flurry's deep freeze! Will they remember to turn to the One who is bigger than all their fears before the whole town ends up on ice? Find out in this heroic new VeggieTales episode with a lesson in handling fear!

The Promise Of Tomorrow 1940-1960 (2013)

Title: The Promise Of Tomorrow 1940-1960 (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 60 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-04-14 (Theater)
Cast: Olympia Dukakis John Aniston Phil Angelides Michael Constantine Spero Dedes
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

"The Promise of Tomorrow" is a unique documentary highlighting the first generation Greek Americans from 1940 to 1960. This 60 minute documentary appeals to anyone of immigrant parentage. Personal stories of duality and great ethnic pride are told in a heartwarming and often humorous vein. Academy award winner, Olympia Dukakis, hosts and narrates.

Citizen Hearst (2013)

Title: Citizen Hearst (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2013-05-07 (DVD)
2013-03-15 (Theater)
Cast: William H. Macy Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Will Hearst III Leonard Maltin Phil Bronstein
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

A look at the 125-year history of the Hearst media empire, from William Randolph Hearst's pioneering and controversial days of headline-grabbing newspapers and yellow journalism to today's successful and cultureshaping news, magazine, television and digital brands around the world.

Vinyl (2012)

Title: Vinyl (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2014-01-13 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Phil Daniels Keith Allen Jamie Blackley Perry Benson Julia Ford
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Title: Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-05-18 (Theater)
Cast: Edmund McMillen Tommy Refenes Jonathan Blow Phil Fish
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Indie Game: The Movie, directed by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot, looks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. This Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these artists' vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form. -- (C) Official Site

Game Time (2011)

Title: Game Time (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 104 min(s)
Release: 2011-12-27 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Jason Hurt Phil Haus Maria DiDomenico Shashi Balooja Noelle Mihalinec
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Trying to escape an abusive past with a fresh start, Vance and his mother have just moved to a new city. Searching for a way to support his family while continuing his education, Vance joins forces with Jules, who is looking for a highly skilled basketball duel partner. With their impressive talent, these two start cleaning the streets, winning every duel in town. Once word spreads, they're invited to enter the ultra-violent competitive duel championship. With high hopes for the win, they'll do whatever it takes to walk off the court the new champions.

Armynel (2012)

Title: Armynel (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 2013-07-15 (DVD)
2012-05-15 (Theater)
Cast: Mariel Gomsrud David Novak Danielle DiLorenzo Mark Adams Phil Aslaksen
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

For Savannah, a personal assistant at a law office struggling with a dark secret, bad dreams soon become nightmares and then progress to hallucinations. Finally, she can't take it anymore and decides to tell her girlfriend Felicia. Felicia tries to help by introducing her to psychiatrist Doctor Dale. As she begins her hypnosis therapy sessions and her dark secrets come to light, tragedies begin happening around Savannah and all the signs point to her being the suspect.

The Righteous And The Wicked (2011)

Title: The Righteous And The Wicked (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-15 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Craig Myers Billy Garberina Justin Tade Jeremy Owen Phil Duran
Genre: Western Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Hobbs, a notorious bandit, gets caught up in a violently competitive hunt for stolen cash when he finds out outlaws have robbed the local bank. While trying to get back what's his, he must saddle up to stop these outlaws.

In Search of Haydn (2012)

Title: In Search of Haydn (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 102 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-06 (Theater)
Cast: Juliet Stevenson
Genre: Documentary Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Phil Grabsky's biographical account of the life of Haydn is a visual and aural extravaganza including breath-taking performances by some of the world's most celebrated and contemporary musicians. As with his previous films on Mozart and Beethoven, Grabsky follows the same format of presenting the composer's biography and music chronologically. Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn's personal letters, the audience gains tremendous insight not only into Haydn's music but an appreciation of the artist himself. The emphasis of the film is on the performance of Haydn's music and thus a much better understanding of the man Mozart and Beethoven revered. -- (C) 7th Art

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