Movies like “Praise Band: The Movie”

Imagine The Monkees meet modern praise and worship music. Add a dash of realism and drama, and you’ve got Praise Band. The funny, yet touching story of one band’s efforts in a small town church. Through their growing music ministry, the band not only reaches out to their community, but also grows in their own individual walk with God. Matt Young, the new worship leader, is hired by Pastor James Monroe to serve Crossroad Community Church. However, these young church leaders meet with much opposition from members of their congregation who still cling to traditional roots. Led by church treasurer Wayne Wilson, the congregation resist the idea of change and this new style of worship. Can Matt, along with band mates Mark Lewis, Luke Daniels and John Collins change the minds of this dwindling flock before it is too late? Praise Band – on Wednesday night they’re an average band, but on Sunday morning they’re praising God!

Simon dreams of finding his one true love. Until then, he spends most of his time watching sloppy tearjerkers on video. He also shies away from the shallow young women that he and his friends Micke and Mario meet at bars. But Micke suggests one thing that is a guaranteed babe-magnet: taking a dog out for walks. It’s an instant success for Simon, he meets the delightful Mia who immediately takes a liking to him. But things are not always what they may look like.

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Seattle, Washington and its surrounding area is among the top 10 metro markets for radio. It’s a highly competitive area for stations looking to carve out a niche for themselves among listeners and advertisers. For over ten years K-Sof Radio has been a leader in attracting upscale advertisers. Yet over the last few years’ listener ship is way down and ratings and revenues have begun to plummet. Management has hired the nationally acclaimed Media Consulting firm of Sachs and Cohen to make an assessment and recommend to the Board of K-Sof (Davenport Media) ways that K-Sof can reclaim its prominence in the Northwest. After an extensive market study it is determined that K-Sof could become a more profitable station by changing it’s Classical music format to Urban Contemporary (Rap) music. This recommendation and the subsequent change in format sends shockwaves through the community causing a local protest group “The Sista’s For Justice” to launch a boycott of the station and it’s advertisers. The leader of The Sista’s For Justice, Rea Williams is the live in girl friend of Oliver Jackson a life long Hip Hop fan and the nighttime Maintenance man at the station now called K- Hip. Jackson is torn between his love of Hip Hop and his love for his girlfriend who is hell bent on riding the airways of rap music. Complicating matters is a former underling of Williams, Janice Green who is the attractive and fiery new Morning Host at K-HIP. Green develops a crush on Jackson who is equally smitten with Greens good looks and equal love and appreciation of Hip Hop music. Bob Johnson is hired to implement and manage K-Hip’s efforts to reclaim the number one spot in the market. Johnson falls for Joy Campbell an attractive retail store employee who like Rea Williams is opposed to rap music. Campbell as well is torn between her convictions about the negative images in hip-hop music and her affections for Bob Johnson the Program Director and man responsible for bringing Hip Hop music to Seattle. Can K-HIP-FM survive and reclaim the number one spot in the ratings, or will public pressure and advertiser defection spell the end for Urban Radio? Find out in The Urban Demographic.

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Set on a university campus, the story line unfolds over a several month period in which the “Greeks” (fraternities and sororities) prepare for the culminating event: the step show competition. Against this backdrop there are numerous subplots involving the meeting and maturation of a love relationship, a kidnapping, an avenging abused co-ed, fraternity initiation rites, step scenes, and the antics of students and faculty alike.

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Fast, frenetic, and furious, 15 is the story of five Singaporian teenagers who, abandoned by the system and estranged from their parents and life in general, build their own world in which gangs, drugs, fighting, piercing, self-harm and suicide are common and brotherhood is important above all else. Presents the chaotic lives of these boys, living in the shadows of a sprawling metropolis and with only each other to rely on.

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Harry Lee returns home to Malaysia from overseas studies. He has failed everything and is kicked out of home by his father, a disgrace. He forms a dance band with Yati, his childhood friend. Harry is Chinese by race and does not believe in god. Yati is a modern Malay and Muslim who believes in her heritage and religion. The five members of this band (Malay, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian) represent the multi-racial nature of Malaysian society, and English is their common language. The band members are forced to flee Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, when the loan sharks demand repayment of a debt. They flee to the picturesque East Coast, where traditions and myths still hold strong amongst the villagers and fishermen. They are in familiar yet disturbing territory, and their hip and modern dance music blends with the magical folk songs of an old culture. Away from the pressures of urban life, Yati and Harry’s childhood crush develops into something much stronger, a love that crosses racial and religious boundaries. Harry and Yati are forced to resolve personal issues of love and betrayal, race and religion.

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Negar and Ashkan, two young Iranian songwriters, decide to set up an underground band and look for other musicians to join them, but the authorities keep putting a spanner in the works. Fed up with being hindered from expressing themselves, the two young people try to get documents to leave the country for Europe.

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The movie tells the tale of a beautiful young woman whose life is turned around when her ex-porn star dad is made (by the producers) to cast her as the lead in his latest x-rated film. A devastating testimony of the rise and fall of Greek family values, an existentialist journey where habit and cruelty are only separated by life and death.

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Elderly aristocrats Lord Charles and Lady Diana Foxley give their staff – butler Benson and cook Margaret – a one week vacation while the Foxleys visit friends as they have rented out their historic mansion for that week to a multinational corporation. As they are proud people, what no one but the Foxleys are aware of is that they are doing so only because they are in dire financial straits, and desperately need the money to retain their outwardly lavish lifestyle. But when the agency through which they hired the temporary cook and butler for the renters goes bankrupt leaving them with no temporary staff, Lady Diana believes the only way they can get away with this rental plan without incurring a costly penalty or to advertise their financial problems is to act as “Benson” and “Margaret” themselves, much against stuffy Lord Charles’ wishes and despite they not knowing how to be domestics. What the Foxleys are unaware of is that the multinational corporation is a front for Global Heresy, young immature American rock stars whose record company has set up this stint as a secret retreat location for them to test their new materials. It is also their first opportunity to rehearse with their new bassist Natalie Bevan, as their original bassist and the band’s front man, Ben Gould, mysteriously disappeared two months ago and is supposed deceased based on what little evidence is available. It becomes a clash of cultures between the proper Foxleys and the wild band. It also proves to be a clash within the five member band, as Nat is trying to be her own person and not a Ben Gould clone. Further problems arise that week as the record company’s hospitality man, James Chancellor, has ulterior motives in his job at the mansion, and as two unexpected guests arrive who could upset the apple cart both on the Foxley and the band’s sides of the issue.

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Written and directed by actress Polly Draper (thirtysomething), the film portrays her real life singer-songwriting/musician sons Nat and Alex Wolff and the real life band they established in preschool. Their father and Draper’s husband jazz pianist Michael Wolff (The Arsenio Hall Show) portrays their inept according-playing dad and produced and arranged the film’s music. Draper and Wolff’s friends made cameo appearances, including Ann Curry, Ricki Lake, Tony Shalhoub, Cyndi Lauper, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Arsenio Hall, and the entire cast of TV’s thirtysomething (including Draper herself).

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THE CABIN MOVIE is a darkly comic look at the nature of desire, the challenge of monogamy, and the definition of sexuality when a group of friends travel to a secluded cabin in an attempt to revitalize their lives through bizarre games of sexual dysfunction. Katherine, an unemployed housewife who hasn’t had sex in a year is intent on getting some with or without her repressed husband Mark’s involvement. Jason, a happy-go-lucky cool guy, has shown up without his long-term girlfriend, but with Ginny, a bisexual party girl he met the previous weekend. Ken and Maria, a stable common-law couple, are caught in the middle somewhere between discovery and sexual panic as they try to keep things on track while wrestling with issues of their own. By the end of the night, all their relationships will be called into question and pushed to the breaking point.

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On an ordinary day, the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event, only find there is no delegation to meet them, nor any arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva. When they find their own ride, they arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning’s bus, the band, led by the repressed Tawfiq Zacharaya, gets help from the worldly lunch owner, Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in as best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in their own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them.

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In the early 1960’s, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it’s casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band.

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Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, The Commitments. Managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed wheeler and dealer with a vision to create “The Worlds Hardest Working Band”.

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As Hannah Montana’s popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

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In 1975, San Fernando Valley teen Joan Larkin reinvents herself as Joan Jett, a guitarist who wants to form an all-girl punk band. She pitches the idea to a sleazy manager, Kim Fowley, who pairs her with a drummer and then searches for a face: he finds Cherie Currie, at age 15, the perfect jailbait image for his purpose; by luck, she can sing. Two others round out the band, The Runaways. Fowley books a tour, signs them to Mercury Records, and packs them off to crowds in Japan. Seeds of conflict sprout early: Fowley puts Cherie front and center in the publicity, she’s soon strung out on drugs and vodka, and jealousies arise. Without adult supervision, where can Joan and Cherie end up?

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A young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school, one who does not hold back on abuse towards his students. The two form an odd relationship as the student wants to achieve greatness, and the professor pushes him.

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