New York Punk Then and Now: Touring Downtown Rock Haunts With Photographer David Godlis

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New York Punk Then and Now: Touring Downtown Rock Haunts With Photographer David Godlis
The recent release of Ork Records: New York, New York — the newest excavation from archival label Numero Group, known for its subcultural archaeology — proves that not every stone had been left unturned when it came to punk rock. The boxed set resurfaces every single released by one of the first punk and indie labels in its prime (1976–1979), placing influential, albeit lesser-known, acts (the Feelies, a post–Dead Boys Cheetah Chrome, The dBs) alongside debut releases from what are now marquee names (Television, a post-Television Richard Hell, Big Star's Alex Chilton). At the center of it all sits Terry Ork, the bearish and eternally grinning founder of Ork Records and early manager of Television, who followed Andy Warhol to New York from his native San Diego, where Warhol was filming San Diego Surf in 1968, just before an attempted assassination on Warhol. During the film’s production, Ork — a film
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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Insidious: Chapter 2,' 'Don Jon,' & More

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Insidious: Chapter 2"

What's It About? The Lamberts are back, and they're still haunted! Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson (who's becoming the go-to guy for haunted house films!) return with Ty Simpkins in tow as the three try and find out why they're still hooked in to the spirit world.

Why We're In: James Wan and Leigh Whannell manage to keep things way spooky in this sequel to the surprise hit.

December 24

"More Than Honey"

What's It About? Nope, this isn't a making-of doc about Nicolas Cage in "The Wicker Man," it's about actual bees -- and specifically, the alarming rate at which they're disappearing around the world. Learn all about "colony collapse disorder" and why it's very bad news for pretty much everything on earth.

In or Out: In. The holidays are over. Take a break from all that cheer.

December 31


What's It About?
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Calling all Rupert Grint Fans in Canada: Poster Contest to Celebrate Canadian Release of Cbgb!

November 27th, 2013, 3:59pm– Rupert Grint_V2 We sure hope all Canadian Rupert Grint fans are ready to be rocked by Cheetah Chrome and the rest of The Dead Boys in Cbgb, because the movie is being released in Canada in the coming days. The film is getting a limited theatrical release from November 29 – December 4 at the Yonge/Dundas Theatre in Toronto, but you can also watch the film Now on iTunes. To celebrate this release, we’ve teamed up with Union Pictures (the Canadian distributor) to give away a rockin’ Cbgb poster featuring Rupert as Cheetah Chrome along with Justin Bartha (as Stiv Bators), Alan Rickman (as Hilly Kristal), Stana Katic (as Genya Ravan), Ashley Greene (as Lisa Kristal) and many more. You can see the poster in our gallery Here… colourful, beautiful and pretty badass! All you have to do to win this awesome poster is: answer the
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Rupert Grint on The Andrew Marr Show!

November 10th, 2013, 5:52am– This morning, Rupert Grint appeared on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One. He was interviewed in the beautiful Harold Pinter Theatre where he is currently playing Sweets on stage in Mojo. Rupert talked about what it’s like to be on stage, calling it “thrilling” – but he also said that he had never thought stage work was something he would do since he’s a nervous person in general (we would just like to add that we’re So happy Rupert decided to do this!!). We also find out how he deals with being recognized everywhere as well as what it was like playing Cheetah Chrome in Cbgb. We are working on getting this lovely interview online for all of you to see. Rupert on the Andrew Marr Show You can see some screencaps from the show in our gallery here. - See more at: http://www.
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Film Review: ‘Cbgb’

Film Review: ‘Cbgb’
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,
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Rupert Grint Talks Alan Rickman, Dropping His Pants, And More!

While Rupert Grint couldn't attend the premiere for "Cbgb" in La or New York he's still found a way to promote the film by doing plenty of interviews! Today The Daily Beast has released an interview they did where Rupert talks about the real Cheetah Chrome, wanting to become a rock star, and working again with Alan Rickman. This has certainly been an excellent week for Rupert goodies, hasn't it? What’s it like working with Alan Rickman (who played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise) in this totally different capacity? It was weird! I really love Alan. He’s always been one of my favorites. It was just kind of strange to see him in this whole new character and in such a completely different environment. I haven’t seen him much outside of the Potter set after we wrapped, so just seeing him in another environment is odd.
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Capsule Movie Reviews (Oct. 9): 'Cbgb' and four more

Capsule Movie Reviews (Oct. 9): 'Cbgb' and four more
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R, 1 Hr., 41 Mins.

A chintzy dud that trashes its subject. Alan Rickman shambles around as Hilly Kristal, the owner of the Bowery dive-turned-legendary punk club Cbgb. Too much of the film is devoted to Kristal’s deadbeat style. It’s fun to see actors like Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome (he’s excellent); less fun is Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry (she’s way off). Cbgb makes a hash of chronology and never hints at the exciting danger this club possessed. C- —Owen Gleiberman

Argento’s Dracula 3D

Not Rated, 1 Hr., 46 Mins.

Entertaining kitsch. The mood is
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Rupert Grint Recalls 'Weird,' Flashback-Inducing 'Harry Potter' Reunion

Rupert Grint has come a long way since his days playing Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" series, and his evolution is on full display -- along with his butt -- in his new film, "Cbgb." But his "Harry" past still manages to catch up with him in "Cbgb," where he reunites with Professor Snape Alan Rickman.

Grint discussed with Vulture the surreality of filming the scene where his character, Cheetah Chrome of the band Dead Boys, first meets club owner Hilly Kristal (Rickman).

"I was kind of getting flashbacks," said Grint, referring to the time the two spent playing their Hogwarts alter egos. Despite the strange deja vu, Grint said Rickman "completely transformed" into Kristal. He continued:

I was surprised when I saw him. He was just completely in that zone, as he was when he was Snape, when he was quite intimidating. And yeah, when I was doing that first scene,
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Rupert Grint on Cbgb, Dirty Toilets, and Butt Tattoos

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Rupert Grint on Cbgb, Dirty Toilets, and Butt Tattoos
Along with his former Harry Potter co-stars, Rupert Grint has edged away from his childhood role of Ron Weasley into edgier fare. His latest role as Dead Boys punker Cheetah Chrome in the film Cbgb includes a scene in which he drops his pants to prove to a record producer (played by Stana Katic) that the carpet matches the drapes, so to speak — even if all we see is his bare behind, she gets enough of an eyeful to decide to work on the band's record. Grint, who is currently performing in the West End play Mojo, called from London to chat with Vulture about onstage blow jobs, the infamous Cbgb bathroom, and butt tattoos.Every Twitter feed claiming to be you doesn't seem like it's really you. Are they impostors? Are you even on Twitter?No, I'm not. If you saw one, that would be a fake one, yeah.
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'Cbgb' Red Band Preview: Iggy Pop's Odd Request (Exclusive)

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,
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New Cbgb Clip Featuring Rupert Grint Rocking Out!

September 25th, 2013, 2:54pm– Entertainment Weekly has shared a new clip from the Cbgb movie where we see Rupert Grint rocking out as Cheetah Chrome on stage. This clip also features Justin Bartha as Dead Boys front man Stiv Bators, Stana Katic dancing along as Genya Ravan and Freddy Rodríguez looking on as Idaho. As Rupert rocks out we also get a small glimpse of the craziness that could happen at Cbgb – true rock’n'roll lifestyle! Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog In other news, we have a second beautiful picture from the Hunger Magazine shoot which shows an intense Rupert wearing boxing gloves from the “I Dare You” feature. You can view it in our gallery here. The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is also starting to rev up the promotion engine, and you can now follow the movie on facebook here. They have begun promotion by releasing two
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Rupert Grint Flashes His Bum in Cbgb—Watch!

Rupert Grint Flashes His Bum in Cbgb—Watch!
If you didn't know it already, Rupert Grint has clearly bid goodbye to Ron Weasley. Putting his more innocent Harry Potter days behind him, the 25-year-old British actor drops his drawers in a Nsfw clip for his upcoming film Cbgb, about the legendary New York music club that spawned such punk and New Wave bands as the Ramones, Talking Heads, Television, Blondie and Patti Smith among others. In the teaser, which premiered on MTV, Grint plays Cheetah Chrome, the guitarist from '70s punk rockers The Dead Boys, who is approached by a woman who asks him if his hair is really red or whether he dyes it that way. "It's real," replies Cheeetah, sporting a leather collar (so much for those...
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Pre-Order Rupert Grint’s Cbgb On Blu-Ray and DVD!

That's right, "Cbgb" is being listed as coming to blu-ray and DVD on December 31st, 2013! So in a few short months, you can watch Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome over and over again in the comfort of your own living room. Amazon, and several other leading sites have just listed the movie for release. As always, these things are subject to change, but for now you can head on over to Amazon and pre-order the blu-ray here or the DVD here. No word yet on the extras that will be on the blu-ray/DVD. As soon as we know, we'll let you girls and guys know! Don't forget that the movie is currently playing on DirecTV and will hit theaters October 11th! To see if your city/state will get the movie, hop on over to You can also e-mail them if you do not see
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'Harry Potter' Star Shows Butt In New Film

'Harry Potter' Star Shows Butt In New Film
Ron Weasley is all grown up and baring his butt. Rupert Grint, who played Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films, appears in the upcoming "Cbgb" as the guitarist Cheetah Chrome. In a new clip from the movie obtained by MTV, Grint is shown chatting up a woman who does not believe that his red hair is real. In order to prove her wrong, he drops his pants, exposing his bare butt and offering the woman an eyeful. The movie, about the legendary club Cbgb, is out this year.
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First Clip of Rupert Grint in Cbgb!

August 26th, 2013, 11:03am– Are you ready for the very first clip of Rupert Grint in his upcoming role as Cheetah Chrome in Cbgb? Well, we sure hope so because MTV has exclusively released the long-awaited clip of Rupert showing off his American accent and his bare butt. The clip really does not need any more introduction than that – whatch the clip, also featuring Stana Katic, here: Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog In other news, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman will be screened three times on the 5th of September at the Deauville American Film Festival. Check out the specific times right here. We also want to thank all of you for your lovely birthday messages for Rupert – we are sure he’s going to love reading them! - See more at:
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Rupert Grint: 'I'm not trying to shock with risqué roles'

Rupert Grint: 'I'm not trying to shock with risqué roles'
Rupert Grint has insisted that he is not trying to "shock" his fans by taking on more risqué roles.

The Harry Potter star plays punk musician Cheetah Chrome in Cbgb, and will also portray a gangster in the West End play Mojo.

In an interview with USA Today, Grint said that his recent roles have not been an attempt to disassociate himself from the Harry Potter franchise.

"It's not really that I am trying to shock people or make a big statement," he said. "It's just part of moving on."

Grint went on to admit that he is intimidated to be working in the West End in Mojo.

"This is a completely new thing, a whole new level," the actor declared. "It does scare me. That's kind of a reason why I want to do it."

Cbgb is expected to debut on October 11 in the Us. Further release details have not yet been announced.
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Behind-The-Scenes of Rupert Grint’s Cbgb!

As the release date, October 11th (in select theaters), for "Cbgb" nears more and more goodies are appearing for the movie. Today Entertainment Tonight Canada released a behind-the-scenes interview with Rupert Grint. In the clip Rupert talks about how different it was with this movie and doing a lot of firsts for it. Including, "getting his bum out" in the infamous scene we've heard so much about where Cheetah Chrome drops his pants to prove his a real ginger. The clip is full of scenes from the trailer and also includes an interview with Stana Katic who plays Genya Ravan. Thanks very much to twitter user @heatherbird13 for the video! If/when a HQ clip is released we will post it as soon as possible. In the mean time, you can watch it below:
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Watch Alan Rickman Go Punk In Cbgb Trailer

When I think ‘punk rock icons,’ I totally think Alan Rickman. Well, maybe not, but Rickman stars in Cbgb, a film about the famed rock club in New York City that played host to thousands of up and coming bands over the years, most of them solidly in the punk and rock genres and not in the ‘country, bluegrass and blues’ that the club’s title announces. On that note, today we have the first trailer for the film, which gives us a bit of a better idea of what to expect.

Rickman leads as Hilly Kristal, the man who opened Cbgb, despite shaky finances, in 1973. Other stars are on hand to portray various icons too, and most of them show up in this trailer. There’s Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome of The Dead Boys, Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, Malin Ackerman as Debbie Harry of Blondie, and Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone.
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Watch: Alan Rickman Leads An All-Star Cast As Iconic Punk Club Owner in Trailer for 'Cbgb'

Watch: Alan Rickman Leads An All-Star Cast As Iconic Punk Club Owner in Trailer for 'Cbgb'
Punk isn't dead after all. The iconic club CBGB may have closed in 2006, but its legacy lives on, and now a new film from director Randall Miller takes a peek back into its heyday.  Alan Rickman stars as Hilly Kristal, the club's owner for over three decades before it shut its doors due to a rent dispute. The trailer gives us a peek inside the club's running, as well as Kristal's motivations for taking a chance on acts that couldn't get a gig anywhere else.  The rest of the characters read like a manifest of punk rock royalty, with Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry, Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome from The Dead Boys, Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone, Kyle Gallner as Lou Reed, Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop and early Cbgb performer Sting's daughter Mickey Sumner as Pattie Smith. Check out the trailer below. The film opens October 11th.
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'Cbgb' Trailer Shows Humble Beginnings, Roaches, Ramones (Video)

The old Cbgb is now a John Varvatos store, and the club's notoriously rank toilet has been recreated in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Will "Cbgb" the movie do it more justice than modern-day NYC has?

The new trailer offers a look at Alan Rickman as the late Hilly Kristal, owner of Cbgb and booster of groundbreaking punk and new-wave bands like the Ramones, Blondie, and Patti Smith. In this first teaser, Kristal and his crew struggle to get the club off the ground, with Ashley Greene playing Lisa, Kristal's daughter (the real-life Lisa, now known as Lisa Kristal Burgman, is a co-producer), and Donal Logue showing up as Kristal's security dude Merv Ferguson.

We do get a little peek at the actors playing the famed musicians who rocked out at Cbgb. Malin Akerman appears briefly as Blondie, but two stars with some decent face time are Rupert Grint, who
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