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7 items from 2012

Martha Thomases: Printing Punk

28 December 2012 5:00 AM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

Like many old people, New Year’s Eve makes me remember earlier times. When I was young. When I knew who the new bands were. When I was cool. Once one has children, one is never cool again.

There was a period of time in the mid-1970s when I dropped out of college and went to work for an antiwar magazine. We had a barter arrangement with lots of underground newspapers and magazines, so I got to read Creem magazine, and from that and the Village Voice, I knew who all the cool bands were and where to see them in New York.

When I decided to go back to college for my degree, I kept up subscriptions to Creem and the Voice, and it was from these that I discovered Punk.

Not the music, although also the music. No, I mean Punk, a magazine that combined my two greatest passions, »

- Martha Thomases

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‘Cbgb’ Adds Donal Logue To Ever-Growing Ensemble Cast

16 June 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Casting for the Cbgb biopic has resulted in some interesting choices, and the names just keep on coming. The film found its most recent addition in Donal Logue, a character actor and occasional leading man who’s notable for his work on the short-lived, well-loved FX series, Terriers. Logue will play Merv Ferguson, the man who helped owner Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) keep the legendary club in order. [THR]

Working on a script by Jody Savin, director Randall Miller (Bottle Shock) will helm the story of New York’s music scene, and how Cbgb helped launch some of the biggest rock n’ roll acts of the past four decades before closing its doors in 2008.

Besides Logue, other stars who jumped on board recently are  Joel David Moore, Stana Katic, Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) as manager Terry Ork, Mickey Sumner (The Borgias) as singer Patti Smith, and Ashley Greene as Kristal’s daughter, »

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Foo Fighters drummer to play Iggy Pop in Cbgb film

6 June 2012 5:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Taylor Hawkins cast as Stooges frontman in forthcoming biopic of New York punk venue

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is to step into Iggy Pop's skinny jeans.

Hawkins has signed on to play the Stooges frontman in new film Cbgb, which tells the story of the legendary New York punk club. He will join former Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, who is playing Cheetah Chrome, guitarist with Cbgb regulars the Dead Boys. Malin Åkerman will follow her turn in Rock of Ages as Blondie's Debbie Harry. The cast will also include Alan Rickman as venue boss Hilly Kristal, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith, the Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki as Television manager Terry Ork, Steven Schub as Dee Dee Ramone, Evan Alex Cole as Richard Hell, Peter Vack as Legs McNeil and Kerry Bisché as Mary Harron.

The story follows Kristal in his efforts to turn the tiny club into a groundbreaking rock venue. »

- Dan Martin

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‘Cbgb’ and ‘Kilimanjaro’ Fill Out Supporting Casts

5 June 2012 6:30 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Those working on Cbgb have wasted no time in compiling their supporting players. We’ve seen the main actors (Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Malin Akerman, Joel David Moore, and Stana Katic) jump into the fray over these past two and a half weeks, but today has brought seven (seven!) new performers into the historical music scene fray. First, THR informs us that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will take on the legendary Iggy Pop; Deadline says Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) is appearing as manager Terry Ork; and Variety reports that Mickey Sumner (The Borgias, Imogene) will play singer Patti Smith.

Additionally, Steven Schub (24, Chicago) will play DeeDee Ramone; Evan Alex Cole (She’s Out of My League) is appearing as Richard Hell; Kerry Bische (Red State) has been cast in the part of Mary Harron (some research indicates that this is, in fact, the American Psycho director); and »

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Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Stage Dives For 'Cbgb'

4 June 2012 7:08 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Taylor Hawkins has a lust for life.

The Foo Fighters drummer is preparing to get shirtless (a lot) as he signs on for the role of legendary punk rocker Iggy Pop in "Cbgb," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Iggy Pop was the frontman of Iggy Pop and the Stooges, one of the most influential punk bands from the late '68s through the mid-'70s with hits such as "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "Search and Destroy." Iggy was infamous for his antagonistic and outrageous stage antics (which were inspired by Doors lead singer Jim Morrison) and is considered the first performer to ever do a "stage dive."

Taylor Hawkins is just one of many new additions to the "Cbgb" cast, with recent hit-makers including Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith, Steven Schub as Dee Dee Ramone, Evan Alex Cole as Richard Hell, »

- Bryan Enk

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Christina Ricci Joins Mother’S Day, Johnny Galecki and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Play Cbgb and Ashley Tisdale Stars in Scary Movie 5

4 June 2012 6:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here are today's casting notes at a glance: Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan) is set to join the cast of drama, Mother's Day (not the awesome horror movie with Rebecca De Mornay). Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory) and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters are set to join Cbgb's cast. Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) will star in the fifth installment of the Scary Movie franchise, ingeniously titled Scary Movie 5. Hit the jump for more details. First up via Deadline is the news that Ricci will be joining real life mother/daughter duo, Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri Martino, in writer/director Paul Duddridge's Mother's Day. The picture explores the relationships between 12 mothers and daughters.  So far, three of the 24 leads appear to have been filled. Cbgb, the pic from writer/director Randall Miller (Bottle Shock) that centers on the iconic New York club, has »

- Dave Trumbore

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BAMcinématek Announces Complete Lineup for 4th Annual BAMcinemaFest - BAMcinemaFest 2012

3 May 2012 1:30 PM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

A few weeks ago, BAMcinématek teased us with the announcement of 11 films from their 2012 program. Now, BAMcinématek has announced the complete main slate for the fourth annual BAMcinemaFest (June 20 — July 1, 2012). The 12-day festival presents premieres of emerging voices in American independent cinema. With 20 New York premieres and one North American premiere, the young festival includes films culled from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam, Slamdance, and SXSW. Opening Night: Sleepwalk With Me (Mike Birbiglia) Mike Birbiglia’s adaptation of his hit off-Broadway one-man show. Co-written and produced by Ira Glass, who has featured Birbiglia on This American Life, this hilarious and poignant autobiographical exploration stars Birbiglia as a bartender at a Park Slope comedy club who moves in with his long-term girlfriend (Lauren Ambrose). On top of his struggles with his relationship and his stand-up career, Birbiglia also battles an extreme form of sleepwalking where he acts out his dreams—even »

- Don Simpson

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