Best Music Movies of 2004
Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered coupling gospel and country together.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krab's life.
Team America: World Police
Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to save it in time? It stars… Samuel L Jackson, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Helen Hunt, Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Danny Glover, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin… or does it?
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
After bassist Jason Newsted quits the band in 2001, heavy metal superstars Metallica realize that they need an intervention. In this revealing documentary, filmmakers follow the three rock stars as they hire a group therapist and grapple with 20 years of repressed anger and aggression. Between searching for a replacement bass player, creating a new album and confronting their personal demons, the band learns to open up in ways they never thought possible.
It's All Gone Pete Tong
Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of the legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from being one of the best DJs alive, through a subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his mysterious disappearance from the scene.
Beyond the Sea
Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his life.
From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of the greatest sons of the twentieth century.
Bride & Prejudice
A Bollywood update of Jane Austen's classic tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit, the Bakshis have high hopes, though circumstance and boorish opinions threaten to get in the way of romance.
Raise Your Voice
A coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the academy, she experiences a whole new way of life in the big city, far from the small town lifestyle she's used to.
A documentary on the once promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. The friendship between respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor, escalated into bitter rivalry as the Dandy Warhols garnered major international success while the Brian Jonestown Massacre imploded in a haze of drugs.
Be Here to Love Me
Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.
Johnny Cash: The Last Great American
This first major retrospective of Cash's life, times and music features contributions from his daughter Rosanne Cash and son John Carter Cash, his longtime manager Lou Robin and fellow musicians including Little Richard, Cowboy Jack Clement, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Elvis Costello.
Far Far Away Idol
Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots, and the rest of the Far Far Away Kingdom battle it out in a singing competition.
The Strokes headlined United Kingdom's Carling Weekend festivals in 2002, and their misadventures were largely chronicled by this short documentary 'In Transit', which was released to members of the now-defunct 'Alone, Together' fan club back in 2004.
Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall - London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at night's end. Together, over a period of several months, they pursue a mutual sexual passion whose inevitable stages unfold in counterpoint to nine live-concert songs.
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Judy at the Palace. Sinatra at Carnegie Hall. Streisand at the Garden. Stritch on Broadway. Legendary performances come along so rarely. Elaine Stritch At Liberty is an autobiographical one-woman show written by Elaine Stritch and John Lahr. The show consists of spoken monologues from Stritch following her life and career, interspersed with showtunes and pop standards which compliment her stories. Many of these songs had been originated by Stritch in major Broadway productions, such as "The Ladies Who Lunch" from Company and "Civilization" from Angel In The Wings. Her experiences and relationship with show business are focal points, but she also explores more intimate, personal themes like her alcoholism and romantic relationships.
Ween: Live in Chicago
Ween bring their unique take on rock 'n' roll to Chicago's Vic Theater. This film documents two nights of their 2003 tour.
Runrig: Day of Days (The 30th Anniversary Concert)
Filmed at Runrig's 30th Anniversary Concert at Stirling Castle in Scotland in the summer of 2003. It feature the songs: Going Home - Hearthammer - Protect and Survive - Big Sky - Skye - Hearts of Olden Glory - Siol Ghoraidh - The Engine Room - Every River - Only the Brave - Dance Called America - Pride of the Summer - Proterra - Running to the Light - The Stamping Ground - Maymorning - Faileas Air An Airigh - Rocket to the Moon - Loch Lomond - Book of Golden Stories.
Tori Amos: Welcome to Sunny Florida
1. Welcome 2. A Sorta Fairytale 3. Sugar 4. Crucify 5. Interlude #1 6. Cornflake Girl 7. Bells For Her 8. Concertina 9. Interlude #2 10. Take To The Sky 11. Leather 12. Cloud On My Tongue 13. Cooling 14. Interlude #3 15. Your Cloud 16. Father Lucifer 17. Professional Widow 18. I Can't See New York 19. Precious Things 20. Tombigbee 21. Amber Waves 22. Hey Jupiter The DVD includes live footage from the final show of Tori Amos' Scarlet's Walk tour, which took place on September 4, 2003 at the Sound Advice Theatre in West Palm Beach, FL.
Beth Hart: Live at Paradiso
In May of 2004 Beth Hart gave a performance at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Beth and her band were ready to shake things up and did not disappoint. Live At Paradiso is a bone-chilling concert film that faithfully captures the magic of that very evening.
Joe Cocker: Live, Across from Midnight Tour
Joe Cocker's Across From Midnight captures his 1997 performance at Waldbuhne, Berlin. His 17-song, 86-minute performance includes his top hits and inspired cover songs. Rock legend Joe Cocker launches into some of his favorites on a stage in Germany. Includes such hits as "Up Where We Belong," "You Are So Beautiful," and "With a Little Help From My Friends."
The Nomi Song
Looks like an alien, sings like a diva - Klaus Nomi was one of the 1980s' most profoundly bizarre characters to emerge through rock music: a counter tenor who sang pop music like opera and brought opera to club audiences and made them like it. The Nomi Song is a film about fame, death, friendship, betrayal, opera, and the greatest New Wave rock star that never was!
Baby Einstein: Baby MacDonald
Toddlers can learn about life on the farm without having to leave their living room in this educational video from the Baby Einstein series. Baby MacDonald: A Day on the Farm features real-life farm animals, tractors and other agricultural equipment, and crops in the field to teach youngsters the goings-on of a typical day on the farm, and give them early lessons in the production of food and how to treat the animals who play and work with us. Baby Einstein: Baby MacDonald also features a score of classical melodies arranged to appeal to children and fit in with the barnyard themes.
Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos
Back at the start of the 1980s, pop music was becoming as much about fashion as it was about the music itself (indeed, in some cases the fashion was so loud it drowned out the tune). Fighting his way through the melee of makeup and mascara was one Neil Tennant, reviewer of singles for UK teen music mag Smash Hits. By the time he left that job to devote himself full-time to the electronic dance duo he’d been pottering around with since 1981, Tennant would have seen and heard the best and worst of what pop music had to offer. No surprise then that the band he formed with keyboardist and programmer Chris Lowe, Pet Shop Boys, would turn out to be unlike any other outfit in English pop history.
A Perfect Circle: aMOTION
The DVD–CD set aMotion was released by American rock band A Perfect Circle on November 16, 2004, only two weeks after the debut of the band's last album, eMotive. The DVD consists of music videos for singles such as "Judith", "3 Libras" and "Weak and Powerless" as well as previously unreleased videos for singles such as "Blue" and "Thinking of You".
Fly Jefferson Airplane
Thirteen classic perfomances by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Jefferson Airplane, augmented by orginal interviews with the band members and photographs by famed photographer Jim Marshall.
Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour
In 2004, Phil Collins began the first leg of an international concert tour which Collins announced would mark his retirement from live performing. Phil Collins: Finally...The First Final Farewell documents the Paris date on his last set of live shows, in which the internationally famous musician was joined by a superb backing band for a set of his greatest songs. Selections include "In the Air Tonight," "Against All Odds," "Sussudio," "Don't Lose My Number," "Take Me Home," "One More Night," and many more.
Fade to Black
An intimate look at hip-hop artist Shawn Carter, Jay-Z, revealing the multiple Grammy Award winning artist as never before, from his background and rise to fame to the recording of his last album. The film chronicles the legendary concert of Jay-Z's performance at Madison Square Garden in November 2003. In an unprecedented event, a hip-hop artist sold out an arena in only two hours. Nearly one year later, fans and artists alike still reflect on this monumental musical night. The event was a spectacular culmination of Jay-Z's recording career prior to his self-proclaimed retirement from solo performing. Yet this one night also defined a musical generation, showcasing the evolution and reach of the world's most popular music genre. Guest performers included Jay-Z's closest friends and music industry colleagues: Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, Foxy Brown, Pharrell, and Questlove and The Illadelphonics along with appearances by hip hop icons Damon Dash.
Stuck in the Suburbs
Brittany Aarons is one of the many girls who has a crush on popular singer and boy-toy Jordan Cahill. However, she is bored of living a suburban existence and seeks a little something more.
Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws & Angels
The performances come from a 2004 Willie Nelson Special aired on cable television; guests include many well-known musicians.
Paul Oakenfold - A Voyage Into Trance
Tracks: Trancemission (Genetic), Sly-Ed (Man with No Name), Aliens (Total Eclipse), Teleport (Man with No Name), Superbooster (The Infinity Project), Wicked Warp (Mandra Gora), Voyager III (Prana), New Moon (Ayahusca), Feeling Weird (The Infinity Project), Slinky Wizard (Slinky Wizard), Fat Buddha (Black Sun), LSD (Hallucinogen)
Cher ?– The Very Best Of Cher - The Video Hits Collection
The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection is a collection of 15 of Cher's greatest music videos.
You Got Served
At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the street. Starring hip-hop sensations Marques Houston, Omari Grandberry, Lil' Kim and comedian Steve Harvey.
Blind Guardian: Imaginations Through the Looking Glass
Blind Guardian intended to record a DVD since early 1998, however, due to the band's high requirements, no existing metal festival had been considered suitable. Instead, Blind Guardian decided to create their own festival, back in their homeland. The First Blind Guardian Festival was held in Coburg, Germany, at June 16–17, 2003. It lasted 2 days, with the band playing during both nights. The entire show has been professionally recorded and subsequently released on a DVD entitled Imaginations through the Looking Glass in June 14, 2004.
Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl
Filmed on the Hot Space Tour, complete Queen concert from Milton Keynes Bowl, 5th June 1982 in England where the band played a number of hits including "We Will Rock You", "Somebody to Love", "Under Pressure", "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions".
Aimee Mann: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse
This first ever Aimee Mann DVD is a 2 DISC SET, including a one hour and twenty minute, nine camera live concert DVD, shot in Hi-Def and recorded in Brooklyn NY June `04, PLUS a bonus 13 track LIVE CD featuring all of Aimee's hits and live versions of 2 new songs from her upcoming studio album. Set List 1. The Moth 2. Sugarcoated 3. Going Through The Motions 4. Amateur 5. Wise Up 6. Save Me 7. Stupid Thing 8. That's Just What Your Are 9. Pavlov's Bell 10 Long Shot 11. 4th of July 12. King Of The Jailhouse
Dream Theater: Live at Budokan
Live at Budokan is a live recording released by progressive metal band Dream Theater on October 5, 2004, available on either 3 CDs or 2 DVDs. It was recorded at the Nippon Budokan Hall on April 26, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan.
Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden
"Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden" is Mariah Carey's fourth DVD/home video release. It presents Carey performing live at the Madison Square Garden on October 10, 1995. The home video was originally released in early 1996, and the DVD was released in late 2004. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures.
Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues Band: Live At Montreux 1990
Guitarist Gary Moore plays Montreux Jazz Festival with guest Albert Collins.
SLAYER : Still Reigning
Most Slayer fans still hold up their album REIGN IN BLOOD as the band's true masterpiece. So when it came to recording a visual document of the band - entitled STILL REIGNING - the band turned to its 1986 record for inspiration. With the original line up intact, the band takes to a stage decorated in exactly the same style as their 1980s tour, and work their way through the album. The punishing intensity of their playing hasn't let up over the years, and the group members clearly delight in playing some classic material. With the REIGN IN BLOOD album performed in its entirety, tracks such as "Angel of Death", "Criminally Insane" and "Jesus Saves" come to life once again. As an added bonus, Slayer also performs a selection of other classics, including "South of Heaven", "War Ensemble" and "Mandatory Suicide". As the group exits with blood-like rain falling on them, there can be no doubt that they have entered the pantheon of classic metal bands.
David Bowie - A Reality Tour
In a career chock full of 'you've never seen him like this' moments, you've never seen David Bowie as you will in A Reality Tour. The rock legend and his ace band blaze through stunners from Bowie's Reality album plus dozens of his greatest hits.
There We Were, Now Here We Are... The Making of Oasis
A documentary made for television that looks back on the development and rapid rise of Oasis from being a band practicing nightly in the Boardwalk to one the biggest British bands of the last thirty years. Building from the formation of the band (with Liam apparently just fed up waiting for other bands to release records and decides to do something himself), the film uses contributions from key people really well to tell the story in an engaging way.
Dido: Live At Brixton Academy
Recorded at London's Brixton Academy in 2004, Dido Live draws on material from 1999 debut No Angel and 2003 follow-up Life for Rent. As she notes early in the show, "It's very nice to be in a place where I've seen hundreds and thousands of gigs." Dido and five-piece band--including two percussionists--proceed to execute a tight 14-song set, touching on favorites like "Thank You".
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985
Legendary rocker and bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan performs with the band Double Trouble in two influential shows, in 1982 and again in 1985, at the Montreux Rock Festival. Concert footage is mixed with a documentary on Vaughan. Catch Vaughan performing such tunes as "Hide Away," "Rude Mood," "Pride and Joy," "Love Struck Baby," "Dirty Pool," "Give Me Back My Wig," "Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up on Love" and "Collins Shuffle."
A cat named Lorenzo is dismayed to discover that his tail has developed a personality of its own.
The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody
The story behind the epic Queen single.
The White Stripes - Under Blackpool Lights
Concert footage of The White Stripes recorded in January of 2004, featuring tracks from the band's four studio albums as well as live favorites like the Dolly Parton cover "Jolene"
Connie and Carla
After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they become big hits on the scene; things get extra-weird when Connie meets Jeff -- a guy she'd like to be a woman with
Kevin Bloody Wilson Live 2004
Kevin Bloody Wilson is the undisputed king of politically incorrect comedy. A master of bawdy ballads and dirty ditties. Live 2004 is Kevin Bloody Wilson at his unadulturated best and features Kev on top form as he bangs out a bunch of his classic, infamous hits as well as a whole lot of new songs from below the belt! Live 2004 was filmed on the Australian leg of Kev's hugely popular Givin' It World Tour.
Christina Aguilera: Stripped - Live in the U.K.
Stripped Live in the U.K. is the second concert DVD by Christina Aguilera, and documents the premiere UK performances of her Stripped World Tour. The DVD does not include "Make Over" which was situated after "Can't Hold Us Down". An extended version of "What a Girl Wants" can be seen on television broadcast of the concert.