James L. Brooks
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The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018) - TV Movie
A look at the life and career of stand-up comedian and actor, Garry Shandling through his personal diaries. (imdb)
Hans Zimmer - Der Sound für Hollywood (2011) - TV Movie
Documentary about the artistic life of composer Hanz Zimmer.
Feeling a bit past her prime at 27, former athlete Lisa Jorgenson finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with Lisa's current, baseball-playing beau. (imdb)
Morgan Spurlock travels around the world to investigate the impact of The Simpsons on the show's 20th anniversary. (imdb)
It's about the lengths aspiring screenwriters will go to break into Hollywood. (Ovum)
It takes a wide screen to fully capture Homer Simpson's stupidity, and The Simpsons Movie does it. In the eagerly-awaited animated feature film based on the hit TV series, Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. (20th Century Fox)
A look at cultures colliding, as a beautiful native Mexican woman becomes the housekeeper for an affluent family. Of all the horrifying pitfalls she worried about in this new culture, she never fathomed the peril of being embraced by an upscale American family.
'The Simpsons': America's First Family (2000) - TV Special
A documentary about the creation of the television series, "The Simpsons".
A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship.
Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made complicated, while the precocious child is overly accustomed to getting her own way. Matt eventually faces the choice of family vs career in a particularly difficult way. (imdb)
The Simpsons (1989) - TV Series
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (imdb)
Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly. (imdb)
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be (imdb)
Albert Brooks directs himself as a successful film editor with far too many issues that affects the relationship between he and his remarkably patient girlfriend. (imdb)
A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let he and his crew film their everyday lives... (imdb)
A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. (imdb)
The Associates (1979) - TV Series
The working lives of three neophyte lawyers. (imdb)
Taxi (1978) - TV Series
The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. (imdb)
Lou Grant (1977) - TV Series
After everyone on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" got fired, Lou Grant went to Los Angeles and became city editor of the L.A. Tribune, owned by Mrs. Pynchon, with whom Lou often has loud but sympathetic arguments. Lots of social causes and interpersonal relationships.
Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing different things together, instead of staying home with their wives. When the wives find out that the games stopped some time ago, they are a quite upset. Just what have they been doing on Thursday nights. (imdb)
Rhoda (1974) - TV Series
Rhoda Morganstern visits her family in New York City and after meeting an interesting man, decides not to return to Minneapolis...
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) - TV Series
Mary Richards moves to Minneapolis after a relationship goes bad. She finds work as an associate producer in a small television newsroom where the characters include Lou Grant, her gruff boss, Murray Slaughter the humorous writer, and Ted Baxter the Anchor Man who spends his time mispronouncing country names. Mary continues to hope for romance, but finds that her friends are more dependable.
Room 222 (1969) - TV Series
Easy going American History teacher Pete Dixon, along with girlfriend Liz McIntyre, cynical principal Seymore Kaufman and idealistic English teacher Alice Johnson, confront the various issues of the day at Walt Whitman High in Los Angeles, California. Among the students are shy Alice, crazy Bernie, militant Jason and genius Richie.