Instant Video Spotlight: Movies Where Music Is The Star


Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (rated R, 3.5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.99 to buy) – After a chance encounter, Nick and Norah embark on a journey through New York’s indie rock scene on a quest to find the secret show of a legendary band, and wind up finding each other. Stars Michael Cera and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls).

Soundtrack – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (4/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99)


Across the Universe (rated PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy) – Director Julie Taymor’s colorful take on the Beatles music catalog…”a revolutionary rock musical that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. With a cameo by Bono, Across the Universe is “the kind of movie you watch again, like listening to … a favorite album.” (Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES)

Soundtrack – Across the Universe, Double Album Edition (29 tracks; 4/5 stars, currently priced at $14.19)


Rock of Ages (rated PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $14.99 to buy) – A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their [musical] Hollywood dreams. The Rock of Ages: Extended Edition includes more music, fun and laughs you didn’t see in theaters! Plus, you can rock out to the music fueled Bonus Content included with purchase!

Soundtrack – Rock of Ages (20 tracks, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.49) – features the stars of the film, including Tom Cruise, singing rock n’ roll chart-toppers.


Almost Famous (rated R, 4.75/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy) – A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.

Sadly, no soundtrack album is available for Almost Famous.  🙁


Amadeus Director’s Cut (rated R, 4.75/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy) – Based on a Viennese urban legend and hit Broadway play, recounts the downfall of 18th-century musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the hands of his rival, Antonio Salieri.

Motion Picture Soundtrack – Amadeus (5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99)


Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (rated PG-13, 4.75/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy) – Scott Pilgrim just met the girl of his dreams…literally. But in order for them to date, he must defeat her 7 evil exes. From the genre-smashing director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

Sountrack + Digital Booklet – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99)

 

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