Best Music Movies of 2008


Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog


Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Dr. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat.

Release date: 2008-07-15

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax,. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams
Starring: Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Robb Reiner, Kevin Goocher, Glenn Gyorffy, William Howell
Directed by: Sacha Gervasi
Release date: 2008-01-14

Step Up 2: The Streets


When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.

Starring: Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Will Kemp, Cassie Ventura, Adam G. Sevani
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Release date: 2008-02-14

Cadillac Records


The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short
Directed by: Darnell Martin
Release date: 2008-12-05

Repo! The Genetic Opera


A worldwide epidemic encourages a bio-tech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Starring: Alexa PenaVega, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Release date: 2008-07-18

It Might Get Loud


A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Starring: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Link Wray
Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
Release date: 2008-09-05

High School Musical 3: Senior Year


It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. But with graduation approaching and college plans in question, what will become of the dreams, romances, and friendships of East High's senior Wildcats?

Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2008-10-22

The Rocker


Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his nephew's band.

Starring: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate, Emma Stone, Teddy Geiger
Directed by: Peter Cattaneo
Release date: 2008-08-20

Another Cinderella Story


A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of him, he sets out to find his masked beauty.

Starring: Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Directed by: Damon Santostefano
Release date: 2008-09-16

Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway is a 2008 film of the final performance of the original Broadway production of the musical Rent on September 7, 2008, with some footage of the closing night celebration. The film had a limited theatrical release between September 24 and 28, 2008, in more than 500 theaters with high definition digital projection systems in the US and Canada. The film is assembled from footage shot at the September 7 performance as well as a day of shooting on August 20. It includes a reprise of "Seasons of Love" featuring both the final cast and cast members from past productions, including the original Broadway cast following the finale of the show proper.
Starring: Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Rodney Hicks, Tracie Thoms
Directed by: Michael John Warren
Release date: 2008-11-21

Camp Rock


When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.

Starring: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Jette Martin, Maria Canals-Barrera, Daniel Fathers
Directed by: Matthew Diamond
Release date: 2008-06-20

The Wrecking Crew


A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

Starring: Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Al Casey
Directed by: Denny Tedesco
Release date: 2008-03-11

Leonard Cohen: Live In London

On March 31, 2009, Leonard Cohen released Live In London, his first new recording since 2004’s Dear Heather. This collection available in DVD and 2 CD formats was recorded live on July 17, 2008 at London’s 02 Arena, one of Europe’s largest indoor venues.
Starring: Leonard Cohen
Directed by: Edward Sanders
Release date: 2008-07-17

Sita Sings the Blues


An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Starring: Reena Shah, Debargo Sanyal, Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally
Directed by: Nina Paley
Release date: 2008-02-11

Hamlet 2


From the same people that brought you "Little Miss Sunshine," Hamlet 2 is the story of Dana Marschz, a high school drama teacher facing the cancellation of his program. A spoof on the typical story of bringing inner city and privileged youth together to succeed, this offbeat comedy contains a hilarious musical finale.

Starring: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria, Skylar Astin, Phoebe Strole
Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Release date: 2008-01-21

Tim Minchin: So F**king Rock Live

So F**king Rock Live is a DVD released by Australian musician and stand-up comedian Tim Minchin. It is a recording of his live performance at London's Bloomsbury Theatre in May 2008 and contains songs and material from his previous Darkside and So Rock albums.
Starring: Tim Minchin
Directed by: Matt Askem
Release date: 2008-10-11

John Mayer: Where the Light Is Live in Los Angeles

Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles captures the multi-Grammy® Award-winning, Platinum-selling singer/songwriter in the element where fans love him the most: live on stage. This special concert includes three sets: an acoustic performance, a rare set with John Mayer Trio (John Mayer, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino), as well as a set featuring Mayer's full band.
Starring: John Mayer, Steve Jordan, Pino Palladino, David Ryan Harris, Robbie McIntosh
Release date: 2008-07-01

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live From Freedom Hall

One of the last concerts to be recorded with longtime members Billy Powell and Ean Evans, both of whom passed away in 2009. Track-listing: 1. Main Menu Page Loop / 2. Song Selection Menu Page Loop (Sweet Home Alabama / 3. Intro (Band Interviews w/Call Me The Breeze) / 4. Travelin' Man / 5. Workin' / 6. What's Your Name / 7. That Smell / 8. Simple Man / 9. Down South Jukin' / 10. The Needle And The Spoon / 11. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew / 12. Gimme Back My Bullets / 13. Tuesday's Gone / 14. Red White And Blue / 15. Gimme Three Steps / 16. Call Me The Breeze / 17. Sweet Home Alabama / 18. Free Bird.
Starring: Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke, Johnny Van Zant, Michael Cartellone, Mark Matejka
Release date: 2008-01-01


Muse's live act at Wembley Stadium, 17 June 2007
Starring: Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme, Dominic Howard
Directed by: Ölo Creative Farm
Release date: 2008-03-17

Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium

Foo Fighters captured over their two sold-out nights at Wembley on June 6th and 7th 2008.
Starring: Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear
Release date: 2008-08-25

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