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Giveaway: Win a Cbgb Poster Signed by the Cast and Crew

30 December 2013 7:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

XLRator Media is ringing out 2013 by releasing the rock drama Cbgb on Blu-ray and DVD December 31. Alan Rickman stars as Hilly Kristal, the owner of the famed rock club Cbgb, which helped launch the careers of iconic rockers such as Talking Heads, Patti Smith and The Ramones. In honor of this new release, we have a contest lined up where our readers can win a copy of the DVD and a poster signed by cast members Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Joel David Moore and director Randall Miller. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so find out how you can win below.

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Cbgb Poster Signed by Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Joel David Moore and director Randall MillerCBGB DVD

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Steve Buscemi: 'I hope people remember the shutdown in the next elections'

20 October 2013 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Boardwalk Empire star on how the Republicans have held the Us hostage and why the pursuit of money is not a worthy goal

Dressed in dark colours and a black baseball cap, in person the 55-year-old Steve Buscemi cuts basically the same slight, rumpled figure we met a quarter-century ago in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train. He might be a roadie coming off a world tour. His famously exophthalmic eyes are a washed-out blue and he's tired, back home in Brooklyn after staying at his house in upstate New York. He likes to go there and hang out and do nothing, he says, maybe take a walk or do a bit of yardwork: he spent the weekend raking leaves. Self-effacing, friendly, polite, it's clear he's here under low-grade sufferance; interviews, he says in his quick, metallic, slightly strangulated way, "aren't my favourite thing to do".

He is a patient »

- Nick Laird

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Steve Buscemi: 'I hope people remember the shutdown in the next elections'

20 October 2013 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Boardwalk Empire star on how the Republicans have held the Us hostage and why the pursuit of money is not a worthy goal

Dressed in dark colours and a black baseball cap, in person the 55-year-old Steve Buscemi cuts basically the same slight, rumpled figure we met a quarter-century ago in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train. He might be a roadie coming off a world tour. His famously exophthalmic eyes are a washed-out blue and he's tired, back home in Brooklyn after staying at his house in upstate New York. He likes to go there and hang out and do nothing, he says, maybe take a walk or do a bit of yardwork: he spent the weekend raking leaves. Self-effacing, friendly, polite, it's clear he's here under low-grade sufferance; interviews, he says in his quick, metallic, slightly strangulated way, "aren't my favourite thing to do".

He is a patient »

- Nick Laird

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Cbgb: Five Faces That Made a Scene at the Famous Punk Nightclub

13 October 2013 7:31 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

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, »

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Cbgb | Review

10 October 2013 9:38 PM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

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

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Review: Randall Miller's 'Cbgb' A Half-Hearted Sitcom Stab At Punk Rock's Mecca

10 October 2013 7:08 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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Wamg At The Cbgb Press Day

9 October 2013 12:10 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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

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Alan Rickman on Punk, 'Potter,' and the Likelihood of a 'Galaxy Quest' Sequel

8 October 2013 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In "Cbgb," Alan Rickman plays Hilly Kristal, the man who founded the legendary New York City punk bar whose stage helped launch The Ramones, Blondie, and the Talking Heads. The film happens to co-star Rupert Grint (as a member of one of the lesser-known punk bands, The Dead Boys), proof that the "Harry Potter" universe is indeed all-encompassing.

We talked to Rickman about his own relationship to punk (distant), how close he stays to his former Hogswarts charges (fairly close), and just what kind of device he'd need for a "Galaxy Quest" sequel.

What made you want to take on this part?

I thought he was completely fascinating in the sense that he started a club that was supposed to honor country music ["Cbgb" stands for "Country, Bluegrass and Blues"], and he never got to play any country music there. Along came punk and he was smart enough and open enough and generous enough to listen to »

- Sharon Knolle

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'Cbgb': Alan Rickman discovers punk and the Police -- Video

7 October 2013 12:28 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

New York was a darker place in the 1970s, when President Ford essentially told the bankrupt city to “Drop dead,” and Martin Scorsese’s Travis Bickle rhapsodized about “a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.” It was the perfect breeding ground for a generation of angry youth whose creative obsessions with rebellion and anarchy, both real and stylized, became legendary at a church of punk called Cbgb. The club was a dive when it opened in 1973 and it was exactly the same when it finally closed in 2006. But for 30-some years, bands like Talking Heads, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Cbgb trailer: punk us

16 September 2013 11:57 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

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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‘Cbgb’ To Premiere On DirecTV Cinema

29 August 2013 2:27 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The story of the legendary NYC rock club that spawned bands like Blondie, the Ramones, and the Talking Heads will debut September 5 on the satcaster’s VOD platform. Cbgb, starring Alan Rickman, Donal Logue, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki and Bradley Whitford and many others, will air through October 2 on DirecTV Cinema. It opens October 11 in theaters. Here’s the release: El Segundo, Calif., Aug. 29, 2013 – Directv Cinema® is giving customers exclusive access to experience the birth of American punk rock music with the film Cbgb, directed by Randall Miller and starring Alan Rickman (Harry Potter franchise), Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Ashley Greene (Twilight franchise) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potterfranchise). The film will premiere on Directv Cinema Thursday, Sept. 5 and air through Oct. 2, prior to its theatrical release on October 11, 2013. Cbgb looks at New York’s dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground breaking Lower East Side club started by »

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Telluride unveils 40th line-up

28 August 2013 12:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Twenty-seven new features will screen over the extended five-day anniversary event and there will be tributes to Robert Redford, T-Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers and Mohammad Rasoulof - and there has already been a Us acquisition.

While observers do not expect much buyer activity at the festival, Zeitgeist announced it had made a preemptive Us buy on Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s The Galapagos Affair (see below).

The Sony Pictures Classics team, RADiUS-twc, IFC, Fox Searchlight’s production head Claudia Lewis and president of Paramount Film Group Adam Goodman are among those expected to attend the Colorado event, which runs from Aug 29 through the additional day of programming on Sept 2.

The main programme features are:

All Is Lost, Robert RedfordBefore The Winter Chill (France) Philippe ClaudelBethlehem (Israel) Yuval AdlerBlue Is The Warmest Color (France) Abdellatif KechicheBurning Bush (Czech Republic) Agnieszka HollandDeath Row: Blaine Milam + Robert Fratta, Werner HerzogFifi Howls From Happiness, Mitra FarahaniThe »

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Cbgb New Movie Poster and Trailer

23 August 2013 7:57 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Cbgb, the famed New York nightclub is getting a big screen adaptation and well-known stars are glamming up for their rock n' roll make-over as some of the iconic leaders of the punk rock scene.  Preview the new movie poster and trailer which stars the likes of Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry, Harry Potter's Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki and Alan Rickman as Cbgb founder Hilly Kristal.

Others starring in Cbgb the movie include Stana Katic (Castle), Justin Bartha, Freddy Rodriguez and Bradley Whitford (Saving Mr. Banks). Bands such as Blondie, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Talking Heads, Patti Smith, The Police and Bruce Springsteen Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are some of the famous bands that came through this club.

We're hoping this recreation of the punk rock scene at the iconic New York nightclub will be

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Watch: Trailer for Cbgb starring Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman

23 August 2013 7:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the trailer for XLrator Media's Cbgb directed by Randall Miller which opens on October 11th, 2013. The film stars Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Justin Bartha, Richard de Klerk, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Rupert Grint, Taylor Hawkins, Stana Katic, Donal Logue, Joel David Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Mickey Sumner and Bradley Whitford. Cbgb is rated R for language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and a scene of violence. 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. The Talking Heads, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Blondie, The Dead Boys, Bad Brains, Green Day, Soul Asylum, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Everclear »

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Watch Alan Rickman Go Punk In Cbgb Trailer

8 August 2013 1:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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The Trailer For 'Cbgb' Has Arrived

8 August 2013 5:26 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

"Cbgb," a movie about one of New York's most legendary venues, has a new trailer. In it, Alan Rickman stars as overall-clad Hilly Kristal (American accent and all), and he's joined by Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Malin Ackerman and more. The trailer isn't exactly amazing, but it does feature quite a bit of music from the Cbgb era (Iggy Pop, The Talking Heads, Blondie, The Police, etc.).

Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments. Hot, or not?

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- Kia Makarechi

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The First Cbgb Movie Trailer

8 August 2013 2:02 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Here’s the first official trailer for Cbgb, the movie exploring the history of the famed New York City’s nightclub of the same name. A Manhattan club became a foundation of the punk rock scene in the 1970s. Located at Bowery and Bleecker in NYC, Cbgb saw the likes of Talking Heads, Velvet Underground, Blondie, Ramones, Misfits, Joan Jett, The B-52′s, Iggy Pop, The Police and Patti Smith walk through its doors. Randall Miller‘s film chronicling the rise of most storied punk rock venue starting with Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal, who opened Cbgb in 1973, ultimately closed in 2006 over a rent dispute. The film...

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Alan Rickman runs classic rock club in first 'Cbgb' trailer - watch

8 August 2013 12:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alan Rickman has starred in the first trailer for Cbgb.

Randall Miller's upcoming film centres on the 1970s rock scene revolving around the iconic New York nightclub that helped launch Blondie, Talking Heads, The Ramones, Patti Smith and many others.

Rickman leads the cast as entrepreneur Hilly Kristal, who opened the club in 1973.

Malin Akerman, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Ryan Hurst, Justin Bartha, Donal Logue and Bradley Whitford are among the supporting cast.

The trailer ends on the tagline: "50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom."

The Cbgb club stood for 'Country Bluegrass Blues', despite playing hardly any of that genre of music.

Cbgb is expected debut on October 11 in the Us. Further release details have not yet been announced. »

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"Cbgb": Enter Ashley Greene

7 August 2013 11:57 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new trailer supporting the upcoming bio-pic comedy feature "Cbgb", based on the story of New York's notorious punk rock club, starring Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint and Ashley Greene ("Twilight").

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins plays 'Iggy Pop', and Malin Ackerman is Deborah Harry aka 'Blondie' :

"...'Cbgb' tells the story of 'Hilly Kristal' (Rickman) and his New York club from its origins as a venue for 'Country, Bluegrass and Blues (aka 'Cbgb') to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock and punk.

"When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery, he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. 

"Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked: they could only play original music. 

"No top 40′s, no covers. It was the credo he lived by — support the artist at whatever the cost. »

- Michael Stevens

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Cbgb Trailer: Alan Rickman Will Rock You

7 August 2013 9:46 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This trailer gives us next to no idea of how the film about New York's Cbgb and the club's owner will play out. But we can confirm that Alan Rickman, playing proprietor Hilly Kristal, is doing an American accent and donning gloriously curly hair and flannels and overalls. There will be original music from the Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, Blondie, the Velvet Underground, and the Police, with actors like Rupert Grint, Malin Akerman, Johnny Galecki, and Justin Bartha impersonating all those bands and a handful more. Randall Miller (Nobel SonBottle Shock) directed the movie and wrote the script with Rickman in mind. »

- Zach Dionne

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