|Rent 2005 PG-13, 135 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Tracie Thoms, Porscha Radcliffe, Stephen Payne, Ken Clark, David Fine, Julia Roth, Darryl Chan, R.C. Ormand
Based on Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning rock opera, this film relates stories involving one year in the lives of friends living a Bohemian lifestyle in modern-day East Village, NY. While searching for success, the group faces and sings about their poverty, addictions, and AIDS.
|The School of Rock 2003 PG-13, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Joey Gaydos Jr., Kevin Alexander Clark, Maryam Hassan, Miranda Cosgrove, Rebecca Brown, Caitlin Hale, Robert Tsai, Aleisha Allen, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack
Failed rocker Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is kicked out of his band. Needing employment, Dewey pretends to be his roommate, Ned Schneebly (Mike White), and takes a job as a substitute teacher at an elite elementary school. Lacking a lesson plan, Dewey discovers that he has students with musical talents, and, to the consternation of the school's uptight Principal Rosalie Mullins (Joan Cusack), Dewey grooms his students as members of a rock band. Dewey's goal is to beat his former band in competition at the "Battle of the Bands" and make a name for themselves in the show business world.
|SLC Punk! 1999 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical
Director: James Merendino
Cast: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien, Christopher McDonald, Devon Sawa, Jason Segel, Summer Phoenix, James Duval, Til Schweiger, Adam Pascal, Chiara Barzini, Kevin Breznahan, Christina Karras, Russell Peacock
In an effort to rebel against what their families and society expect of them, two Salt Lake City teens–Steve (Matthew Lillard) and Bob (Michael Goorjian)–turn to the world of punk. Steve serves as narrator and introduces the audience to the dark closets of Salt Lake City in this pointless revelation of one man's memories.
|1. Rent (2005)|
2. The School of Rock (2003)
3. SLC Punk! (1999)
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