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Blondie's New York and the Making of Parallel Lines TV review

29 August 2014 11:59 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Blondie's hit album was broken down for the viewer in this show about the group's rise from out the grime of New York

"They thought we were trashy unmusical," said bassist Nigel Harrison. "A novelty band." Fortunately for them and us they weren't. They were Blondie. Even more fortunately for them and us they were discovered playing in Cbgb which was, in the early 1970s, the heart of punk music in New York City and then brought into conjunction with pop music maestro Mike Chapman.

Their evolution from 70s underground band to chart-topping, still-not-wholesome 80s pop band was traced on Friday night in Blondie's New York and the Making of Parallel Lines (BBC4). Chapman a cheery man with much to be legitimately cheery about, which is itself cheering basically picked them up, shook the worst of the city grime off them and put them to work, building their »

- Lucy Mangan

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Twilight's Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed Reunite (Video)

23 August 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Twilight movie series has wrapped for good - but its spirit lives on in the friendships formed over several movies together. Actresses Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed were reunited Thursday night at the Heineken U.S. Open Kickoff Party at the Dream Downtown hotel in N.Y.C., and they were excited to catch up with each other. Both stars travel, move between coasts and take on varied projects, such as Reed's current directorial project for Espn, Nine for IX, so it's a rare moment when they find time to reconnect, the pair told People. "We worked so closely »

- Sara Hammel

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Twilight's Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed Reunite (Video)

23 August 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Twilight movie series has wrapped for good - but its spirit lives on in the friendships formed over several movies together. Actresses Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed were reunited Thursday night at the Heineken U.S. Open Kickoff Party at the Dream Downtown hotel in N.Y.C., and they were excited to catch up with each other. Both stars travel, move between coasts and take on varied projects, such as Reed's current directorial project for Espn, Nine for IX, so it's a rare moment when they find time to reconnect, the pair told People. "We worked so closely »

- Sara Hammel

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‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers’ Safety Claims A “Lie”, Says Former Crew Member

22 July 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

In an exclusive interview with Deadline, a crew member who suffered serious injuries on an earlier film by Midnight Rider director-producers Randall Miller and Jody Savin has called their “safety first” claims “a lie.” Katie Dover, a costumer who was hurt on the set of Miller and Savin’s 2013 film Cbgb during pre-production, says Miller and Savin’s recent statements regarding safety on their films don’t jibe with her experience. Days ago, Midnight Rider director Miller and his wife-producer Savin — two of the three filmmakers charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones — went on the record stating that since […] »

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Amusing Full Trailer for the Comedy Dear White People

22 July 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A full trailer has been released for writer and director Justin Simien's Sundance hit, Dear White People. I've heard a lot of fantastic things about this movie, which is a comedic satire about race relations in modern America. I really like the humor that I'm seeing in the trailer, and this looks like a really entertaining movie worth checking out.  Here's a synopsis for the movie:

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”

Dear White People stars rising talents Tyler James Williams ("Everybody Hates Chris, »

- Joey Paur

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All Good Cretins Go to Heaven: The End of the Ramones

12 July 2014 11:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

And then there were none. The death of original Ramones drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member TommyRamone (nee Erdelyi) at the age of 65, following treatment for cancer of the bile duct, brings to an end one of punk rock's enduring myths, and like the band's two-minutes-and-a-cloud-of-dust repertoire, it's one that leaves us all just a little earlier than expected. Photos 'Cbgb' Character Posters: 10 A-Listers Play Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop and Blondie That means there are no original Ramones left. Sure, there's Marky Ramone (Marc Bell), the drummer who originally replaced Tommy, and Richie Ramone (Richard Reinhardt), the drummer who sat in for Marky after he was fired for being

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- Roy Trakin

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Ramones Drummer Tommy Ramone Dies at 65

12 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that he died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four band members had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. The band influenced a generation of rockers, and their hit songs »

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Funny Trailer for Dear White People

20 June 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Dear White People was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to see, but I've been hearing nothing but great things. The movie is a comedic satire about race relations in modern America, and it was written and directed by Justin Simien. As you'll see in the trailer, he's willing take on sensitive topics and bring some humor to it. Here's a synopsis for the movie:

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”

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- Joey Paur

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Hot Trailer: ‘Dear White People’

19 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Writer-director Justin Simien‘s Obama generation satire Dear White People nabbed a Special Jury Award at Sundance and made Simien and his cast the talk of Park City in January. Film stars Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris, Peeples), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, Veronica Mars), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men, They Came Together), Brandon P. Bell (Hollywood Heights), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Cbgb), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker), Brittany Curran (Chicago Fire), Marque Richardson (The Newsroom) and Dennis Haysbert (24, Far From Heaven). Here’s the first teaser trailer giving audiences a taste of Dear White People, with a […] »

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Twilight’s Ashley Greene Stretches Body for Oakley 10k Run (photos!)

15 June 2014 6:44 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Ashley Greene has been lying pretty low since her “Twilight” days, but she resurfaced yesterday (June 14) for the Oakley New York Mini 10K and looked super hot in her tight, tight running clothes. While Greene has done a good job dodging the paparazzi, she’s been hard at work. The 27-year-old actress has three films in the works after last year’s “Cbgb” and the Weinstein’s “Random.” ...Read More »

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Rose Leslie and Justin Bartha Join 'Sticky Notes'

4 June 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Justin Bartha (The Hangover) and Gina Rodriguez (Filly Brown) have joined Ray Liotta in the indie drama Sticky Notes.

The story follows a young backup dancer (Rose Leslie) who returns home to Florida to care for her estranged, cancer-stricken father (Ray Liotta). No details were given for Justin Bartha and Gina Rodriguez's characters.

Screenwriter Amanda Harlib makes her directorial debut, with Gina Rodriguez and Joe Jenckes producing under their Mustard & Co. banner. Production is currently under way in New Orleans.

Rose Leslie is best known for playing Ygritte in HBO's Game of Thrones, and she also recently appeared in Honeymoon, which debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Justin Bartha most recently starred in Cbgb, and Gina Rodriguez will next be seen in The CW series Jane the Virgin. »

- MovieWeb

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New 'Wish I Was Here' trailer: Zach Braff is at a crossroads -- Video

19 May 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Zach Braff does a bit of soul searching after learning that his father’s cancer has returned in the latest trailer for the upcoming indie film Wish I Was Here. Watch it below:

Braff’s highly anticipated follow-up to Garden State focuses on 30-something Aiden (Braff), a struggling actor and father of two (Fargo’s Joey King and One Tree Hill’s Pierce Gagnon) who finds himself at a crossroads in his career and his family life.

Kate Hudson (Good People), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Josh Gad (Frozen), and Ashley Greene (Cbgb) also star in the Kickstarter-funded film, which hits theaters »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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Donal Logue Lands Role On Law & Order: Svu, Show Instantly 5000% Cooler

10 April 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

You know, at the very beginning I was a fan of Law & Order: Svu. It probably goes without saying that I’m not inclined to be a fan of anything after 40 or 50 seasons (or whatever this show is on), but beyond the general boredom of a show that has outlived its usefulness, Svu started going downhill after two seasons, and simply wasn’t the same show anymore.

Well, whatever, such is my humble anyway.

As if to specifically mess with me, the show is now forcing me to watch it again, as Donal Logue has been given a recurring role. Fresh off of three of the coolest shows, and roles, you’re going to run into (Copper, Vikings, and Sons of Anarchy), Logue will continue the role as acting commander of the Svu.

The show returns on the 30th, and the Grey’s Anatomy-esque fun continues as Mariska Hargitay‘s character… »

- Marc Eastman

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Questionable Safety History of Midnight Rider Production Company Lends New Light to Sarah Jones Case

8 April 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

A few more details have emerged over at Deadline regarding the on-set negligence that led to 2nd AC Sarah Jones’ death in Doctortown, Ga. Midnight Rider was the third feature to be shot in the Savannah area by director Randall Miller and his Unclaimed Freight production company, and it appears that this tragic instance of reckless conduct was no isolated incident. During filming of 2012′s Cbgb, Miller and his crew reportedly dropped a grand piano down a homeowner’s staircase without permission, and went the entire shoot without a safety bulletin. They illegally removed a stop sign, blacked out another, and didn’t bother […] »

- Sarah Salovaara

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Toni Collette, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg named to Tribeca festival juries

8 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its jurors for this year’s event, which runs from April 16-27. The list includes Toni Collette, Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Heather GrahamAnton Yelchin, Paul Wesley and 26 other leaders of the filmmaking community.

In addition to the Festival’s main competition juries in seven categories, Tribeca named Delia Ephron, Natasha Lyonne, and Gary Ross to select the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which awards $25,000 to a female writer or director.

Click below for the entire list of jurors, with biographical information courtesy of the Tribeca festival:

World Competition Categories

The jurors for »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Listen to Jennifer Vineyard Talk About Cbgb and 1970s New York City Music History on Wnyc’s ‘Soundcheck’

28 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This year's edition of New York Magazine's Annual Yesteryear Issue, out this week, looks at a century of New York City music. You can read music critic Jody Rosen's essay on those 100 years, listen to his 100-song playlist, or listen to his and New York Magazine culture editor Lane Brown's appearances this week on Wnyc's "Soundcheck." On Monday, Rosen talked about why the city has been the center of American music for so long. On Tuesday, he talked about Tin Pan Alley and why the 1920s is the New York City musical decade he's most nostalgic for. On Wednesday, Brown talked about Bob Dylan, salsa music, and the Velvet Underground. And yesterday, Jennifer Vineyard, who interviewed many of the artists in the issue, talked about Cbgb and New York of the 1970s. Listen below: »

- Vulture Editors

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Suzanne Vega on Coming of Age in the New York Music Scene

26 March 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As told to Kera Bolonik. I went to Laguardia High School—then The High School of Music & Art—in the 1970s, and in those days David Bowie, Patti Smith, and Lou Reed, were the biggest things ever. My best friend Susannah asked me if I wanted to go see Patti Smith, and I just didn’t really get rock-and-roll music at that time—I couldn’t relate to it. I liked the acoustic guitar. I grew up on the Upper West Side in an apartment, the oldest of four kids, with rebellious parents who made a lot of noise, so I didn’t want to stand around making a lot of noise. I preferred to take my guitar and go into my room and write quiet songs in A minor. That seemed more like me. So that’s partly why I didn’t go down to the Cbgb scene. I »

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Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads on Opening for the Ramones, Cbgb, and Working With David Byrne

26 March 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As told to Jennifer Vineyard Chris: Our first show was opening for the Ramones at Cbgb. We had been going to Cbgb from pretty much the first night we moved to New York. One weekend Patti Smith performed, and she didn’t really have a band together. It was just Patti and Lenny Kaye on guitar, and it was really exciting. Totally a beatnik thing, which I loved. Lenny was just playing out of a little tiny amplifier, and Patti was doing versions of the songs from her first album, but they were kinda raw. And then I went back the following weekend, and the Ramones played. And the Ramones were also in their formative stages, and they would stop and argue with each other in the middle of a song! But when they were playing, it was so great. To my way of thinking, it was really advanced artistically, »

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Bruce Wayne and Catwoman Cast in Fox’s ‘Gotham’

4 March 2014 5:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Young Master Wayne and Selina Kyle, Aka Catwoman, have been chosen for Fox’s Batman prequel, Gotham. David Mazouz will play the tragedy-stricken Bruce, shortly after the murder of his parents and now under the care of Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee). Mazouz is best known for his role in Fox’s short-lived, Ascap Award-winning sci-fi series Touch alongside Keifer Sutherland and Danny Glover. That show managed two seasons before being cancelled. Portraying pre-Catwoman Selina will be Camren Bicondova, a relative newcomer to Hollywood, whose major claim to fame is being a runner-up on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew with her group, 8 Flavahs. She has also appeared in small roles in the horror flick Girlhouse and Cinedigm’s dance drama Battlefield America. Bicondova’s role as Selina will be as another orphaned teenager, well on her way to master thief as an expert pickpocket living on the streets of Gotham. With »

- Dustin Hucks

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Spwa Acquires ‘Final Girls’ Starring Malin Akerman, Taissa Farmiga

27 February 2014 2:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Spwa) has pre-bought all worldwide rights on Groundswell Productions’ comedy “The Final Girls,” starring Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga.

Todd Strauss-Schulson will direct with Michael London producing alongside Janice Williams through his Groundswell Prods.

Described as a mix between “Back to the Future” and “Friday the 13th,” the story follows a girl grieving the loss of her mother, who was a scream queen in the 1980s. When she and her friends are mysteriously sucked into the world of her mother’s most famous horror movie, Max is reunited with her mom and must face the pic’s crazed killer.

M. A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller penned the script. The deal was brokered by Michael Helfand for Spwa and David Boyle for the producers.

Joe Matukewicz and Chan Phung will oversee the project for Spwa.

The pic was originally set up at New Line, but when »

- Justin Kroll

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