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Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin starring for Joe Dante in ‘Burying the Ex’ Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin are slated to star in Burying the Ex, to be directed by veteran Joe Dante (Gremlins). As per various online reports, the indie horror comedy is to start shooting on Monday, November 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Ashley Greene) In Burying the Ex, Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene play lovers — he’s really nice; she’s really overbearing — whose relationship go fast downhill once they move in together. How to find a way out? Luckily, the girlfriend suffers a freak accident and dies; unluckily, she rises from the grave. Besides Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin, Burying the Ex also features Alexandra Daddario and Oliver Cooper. Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures is involved in the film’s production. Among Chartier’s other recent producing credits (in various capacities) are Robert Redford’s little-seen The Company You Keep, »
- Anna Robinson
Unclaimed Freight Production’s Miller and Savin will produce the film, based on the bestselling autobiography of the same name. Open Road will distribute in the Us.
Miller will direct autobiography focusing on Allman’s early struggles through the formation of The Allman Brothers Band and the group’s ultimate explosion on the music scene.
Savin and Miller are working closely with Allman and his manager Michael Lehman, both of whom will serve as executive producers. The film will include original Allman Brothers tracks as well as performances by the actor / musicians.
“This powerful story of one man’s journey through his brilliant and tumultuous rock ‘n’ roll career is extremely compelling and will be of keen interest to our international buyers,” said The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Shooting on biopic “Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story” has been set to start in January in Georgia.
The Exchange will launch international sales next week at the American Film Market.
The project, first unveiled at Cannes in May, is being produced by Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Randall Miller and Jody Savin. The film is based on “My Cross To Bear,” Allman’s 2012 autobiography of the same name.
Allman is exec producing along with his manager, Michael Lehman. Miller will direct from a script he co-wrote with Savin. Open Road Films will handle U.S. distribution of the movie.
Story will focus on two of the defining chapters of Allman’s life — the formation of The Allman Brothers Band, which saw massive success in the early 1970s with Allman as lead singer and keyboardist, and his overcoming drug and alcohol abuse.
“Midnight Rider” was one of the band’s first successful songs. »
- Dave McNary
A seminal moment in New York’s musical counterculture gets the biopic it certainly didn’t deserve in “Cbgb,” which transforms the glory days of Hilly Kristal’s Bowery punk/No Wave club into exactly the sort of moldy sitcom one might expect from writer-director Randall Miller (a veteran of the middling, mid-‘90s Disney comedies “Houseguest” and “The Sixth Man”). Having the added misfortune of arriving in the same season as the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Miller’s pic suggests what that fractured valentine to the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene might have looked like decked out in a parade of guest stars lip-syncing to golden oldies, and as much period atmosphere as the John Varvatos store that now stands on Cbgb’s hallowed ground. Upstart indie XLRator is giving the pic a limited theatrical run following a month-long ultra VOD run on DirecTV.
Since leaving the studio fold a decade ago, »
- Scott Foundas
Cbgb was released in theaters on Friday, Ocotber 11th by XLrator Media. As we move into the second week of release, we have a set of six online memes from the film, which feature Alan Rickman as famed club owner Hilly Kristal, Rupert GrintCheetah Chrome, Malin Akerman as Debbie harry, Ashley Greene as and Joel Moore as Joey Ramone along with some of the iconic dialogue from the movie.
Cbgb looks at New York's dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973 originally as a home for "country, bluegrass and blues" (thus the club's name) and which showcased cutting-edge bands through its closing in 2006.
Cbgb was released October 11th, 2013 and stars Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Malin Akerman, Ashley Greene, Kerry Bishé, Evan Alex Cole, Johnny Galecki, Taylor Hawkins. The film is directed by Randall Miller. »
At the oddly named "Country Bluegrass Blues" bar, better known as Cbgb, rats, trash and a corpse greeted patrons as they walked past the tattered velvet rope to gain all access to the dive bar that would become a haven for the New York Punk scene. In the musical drama by the same name, Director Randall Miller revels in the grime, the fashion and plenty of music in this loosely based tale of the rise of the punk scene in 1973 New York and the happenings at Cbgb. Failed club owner Hilly Kristal (a shaggy Alan Rickman) along with his whip smart daughter Lisa (Ashley Green) and his Village Peoples construction hat wearing pal Merv, turned the Bowery district into a hotspot for numerous bands: The Talking Heads, »
Opening October 11th, “Cbgb,” directed by Randall Miller from a screenplay co-written with his wife and producing partner, Jody Savin, is an engaging serio-comic tale of the early days of New York’s legendary Lower East Side punk club told from the point of view of its struggling owner and music impresario, Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman). [...]
- Sheila Roberts
A lightweight love song to a legendary rock club, Randall Miller's Cbgb plays in many ways like a Greatest Hits record repackaging a beloved band's oeuvre for sale at shopping malls. Its key asset is the unlikely presence of Alan Rickman as the New Jersey-raised Hilly Kristal, the bar's owner and defining character: Depicted here as an endearing slob whose ear for the good stuff outweighed a myriad of shortcomings as a businessman, Rickman's Kristal is an authentic soul in an ersatz world. The club's fame with both hardcore punk fans and devotees of NYC's late Seventies Downtown scene
- John DeFore
Cbgb may already be immortalized in pop culture, but the famed New York City club that birthed a punk rock movement is now immortalized in Hollywood, as well. "We weren't exactly sure what this story would be, but we knew there was a story to tell [about Cbgb]," says director Randall Miller (Bottle Shock), who wrote the screenplay about Cbgb & Omfug founder Hilly Kristal alongside his wife and writing partner Jody Savin. Photos: Alan Rickman, Ashley Greene Celebrate 'Cbgb' Legacy at NYC Premiere "We go for what the human story is and then it's usually an event that
- Sophie Schillaci
She said it made her push her talent to the edge and she felt lucky to have the 67-year-old's support on set.
She also stopped being nervous around him once they got familiar with each other.
"It was phenomenal, working with [Alan]. It's always a really great thing to have an actor that does make you want to up your game. It naturally motivates you to do and try things that maybe you wouldn't necessarily do or try," she told collider.com.
"And he was very, very supportive, and it was very safe. You never know, when you're going in to work with people, especially of his calibre, if they're gonna be friendly or judgmental, or what have you.
"There's a ton of insecurities that go into my head, »
Director: Randall Miller Writers: Randall Miller, Jody Savin Starring: Alan Rickman, Ashley Greene, Malin Akerman, Justin Bartha, Freddy Rodriguez, Donal Logue, Stana Katic, Rupert Grint, Joel David Moore, Ryan Hurst, Johnny Galecki, Ahna O’Reilly, Richard de Klerk, Mickey Sumner, Taylor Hawkins, Bradley Whitford. Cbgb is the loosely told story of how punk was born out of a New York club called Cbgb (Country, BlueGrass, & Blues) in the 1970s. Actually, it's more about the club's creator/owner Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman), and the trials and tribulations of being the owner of a mismanaged country club who opened his stage to the likes of the Talking Heads, Blondie, Television, Ramones, Dead Boys, Cramps, and in turn became the curator and "godfather" of punk rock. This is music that I grew up with. I collected the records, followed the history, read stacks of biographies, and watched numerous documentaries that tell the accounts of this era of time. »
- Dave Campbell
It takes a lot of effort to take the underdog stomping grounds of New York's top punk acts and turn them into the Central Perk from “Friends”—albeit with slightly more stain—but “Cbgb” does it with total conviction. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; we've long passed the ellipses of punk's heyday, and seen the paunchy transformation of many of its leaders into contradictive shills. So in telling the tale of Hilly Krystal, the club's unlikely founder played here by Alan Rickman, director Randall Miller (“Bottle Shock”) could do worse than render the early-'70s punk scene as breezy broad comedy. He adopts that tactic and still falters though, deflating any energy or humor possible with his limp direction, sitcom consistency, and unfocused tone. The music still remains, thank god. Miller managed to procure over 60 cuts from the legendary bands that trod on Cbgb's stage, and with them »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Heebyjeeby: Miller Fails To Reclaim Glory Days of Punk
Perhaps it goes without saying that the more invested one is in the gloriously exciting New York City punk scene from the 1970s, the stronger disdain they’ll have towards Randall Miller’s latest film, Cbgb, so titled for the famed dive bar in the Bowery neighborhood which birthed the careers of numerous notable musical talents. While this is the director’s third effort in a row headlining Alan Rickman (following Nobel Son and Bottle Shock), their pairing has yet to yield a wholly satisfactory endeavor, even with the enjoyable thesp featured in juicy leading form. Miller’s latest is sure to suffer the greatest ire since it attempts to recreate a beloved golden age of musical genius with middling success. Moments of nostalgic emotion are ever so briefly reached, and evaporate so quickly that your only desire will be to »
- Nicholas Bell
That's right, 19 movie clips from Randall Miller's Cbgb which follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its origins as Country, Bluegrass and Blues (Cbgb) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. Kristal, a fan of Country and Bluegrass dreamed of having a club in the lower Eastside that catered to that kind of music, when he had difficulty booking those bands he turned to other kinds of rock music. Hilly had one demand of the acts he booked, they could only play their own original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. Starring in the music drama are Malin Akerman, John Galecki, Alan Rickman, Stana Katic, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Joel David Moore, Ryan Hurst, Josh Zuckerman, Kerry Bishé, Estelle Harris, Petre Vack and Julian Acosta. »
Their daughter may be a Twilight star, but Ashley Greene's parents aren't jaded by Hollywood yet. The 26-year-old actress exclusively tells Us Weekly that her mom, Michele, and dad, Joe, lost their cool while meeting her costar and Big Bang Theory actor Johnny Galecki on the set of their new movie, Cbgb. Though the Randall Miller-directed drama is about New York City's punk-rock scene and Cbgb nightclub, the film -- also starring Malin Akerman, Justin Bartha and Alan Rickman -- was shot in Savannah, Ga. "My family is [...] »
Ever wonder how the legendary Cbgb came to be? In the new film, appropriately titled Cbgb, director Randall Miller and co-writer Jody Savin give audiences a glimpse into the world that Hilly Kristal built… a little bar that became the birthplace of American punk music.
Recently, Wamg attended a press day for the film at the famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. Participating in the press conference were Johnny Galecki (Terry Ork), Freddy Rodriguez (Idaho), Joel David Moore (Joey Ramone), Director/Co-Writer Randy Miller, and Co-Writer Jody Savin. Check it out below. (Side note: Sorry if it is a bit shaky. I was trying out my new camera.)
Cbgb looks at New York’s dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973 originally as a home for “country, bluegrass and blues” (thus the club’s »
- Melissa Howland
Title: Cbgb Director: Randall Miller Starring: Alan Rickman, Justin Bartha, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Donal Logue, Freddy Rodriguez, Malin Akerman, Richard de Klerk, Rupert Grint, Taylor Hawkins, Stana Katic, Joel David Moore, Mickey Summer, Bradley Whitford With “Nobel Son” and “Bottle Shock,” filmmaker Randall Miller has provided a couple nice, meaty, showcase roles for Alan Rickman, giving the British-born thespian a chance to act snobby and standoffish and self-destructive. The pair’s trilogy of movies on the precipice of something greater — films with engaging protagonists and an interesting backdrop or pitch, but little sense of psychological depth — continues with “Cbgb,” a celebration of the man behind the seminal New [ Read More ]
The post Cbgb Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
I was seriously born in the wrong generation. While most young adults my age are cracking glowsticks and listening to DJs bump out electronica beats – Edm, whatever the hell they call it – I sit around blasting music that my friends complain is “yelling at them,” filled with monster riffs, attitude, and balls. While the true hardcore punk scene that Cbgb depicts has all but died out, featuring musicians some would argue had no talent but tremendous personalities, I consider myself somewhat of a modern day punk, refusing to conform to the preppy norms of musical society. I want it faster, louder, more rebellious, and full of passion – but also played on actual drums, guitars, and other instruments. Man, what I would give for the chance to have one night at the Cbgb club, drunkenly trudging around in the filth while some no-names called the Ramones thrashed about on stage – f#ck class, »
- Matt Donato
Who knew that four little letters would do so much for the future of music? Cbgb -- or more accurately Cbgb & Omfug, which stands for "Country Bluegrass Blues & Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers" -- was the iconic New York City music venue where punk-rock began, and finally there's a movie to tell its story.
Legends like Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Blondie's Debbie Harry first made their name at the club which opened in 1973 and closed in 2006, only to be replaced by a high-end fashion store. In Randall Miller's ("Bottle Shock") "Cbgb," the venue and its many icons are brought to the big screen for the first time. Alan Rickman portrays Cbgb founder Hilly Kristal, Rupert Grint plays Cheetah Chrome, guitarist of The Dead Boys, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins plays Iggy Pop, and Joel David Moore ("Avatar") portrays Joey Ramone.
In this exclusive new (Nsfw) clip from the film, »
- Erin Whitney
So here’s a movie about an important moment in the history of rock music, about a bunch of famous bands who still have lots of fans — Blondie, the Ramones, Talking Heads, the Police — and it’s from director Randall Miller, who made the wonderful Bottle Shock, and it stars lots of well-known faces including Alan Rickman and Stana Katic and Johnny Galecki and Malin Ackerman and Rupert Grint and Bradley Whitford who have lots of fans of their own… and apparently this movie cannot get arrested. If you want to see the film in your city, you’re going to have to “demand it,” according to its official site, unless you’re lucky enough that the film will be playing — for probably one night only — somewhere near you, according to the film’s Facebook page.
How is this film not huge? Why are fans having to demand they be allowed to see it? »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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