‘CBGB’ Trailer: Go Inside ‘The Greatest Rock Club Ever’ (Exclusive Video)


UPDATED: Alan Rickman leads an all-star cast in the true story of the famed New York nightclub, hitting theaters this fall.

Blondie, Talking Heads, The Ramones and Patti Smith are one step closer to hitting the big screen.

After months of teaser posters and on-set photos, CBGB, Randall Miller‘s forthcoming film chronicling the rise of New York’s famed punk rock music venue, is finally letting audiences inside the club with an official trailer. See The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive first look in the player above.

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Alan Rickman leads an all-star cast as Hilly Kristal, the financially unstable entrepreneur who opened the iconic club in 1973. CBGB, which stands for “Country Bluegrass Blues,” ultimately closed in 2006 over a rent dispute, but lives on as the largest music festival in New York City.

“Why would you save for your dreams?” asks Rickman, as Kristal, in the trailer. “Why not live your dreams?”

Among the acts teased in the preview are Talking Heads, Blondie, The Ramones, Dead Boys, The Police, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Group, among others. Malin Akerman, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Ryan Hurst, Justin Bartha, Donal Logue and Bradley Whitford are among the film’s stars.

The trailer ends on a kicker: “50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom.”

CBGB is slated to hit theaters Oct. 11. The film is produced by Unclaimed Freight and will be distributed in the U.S. by XLrator Media.



Box Office Report: ‘We’re the Millers’ Opens to $1.7 Million Tuesday Night


The raunchy comedy-adventure headlines Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis began rolling out at 8 p.m.; “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” grosses $853,380 as it opens at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

New Line and Warner Bros.’ We’re the Millers laughed its way to $1.7 million in Tuesday night grosses, a promising beginning for the R-rated comedy as it began rolling out in 2,700 theaters at 8 p.m.

Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, We’re the Millers stars Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter as a fake family who smuggle marijuana out of Mexico. Ed Helms also stars in the film.

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“We’re off to a great start,” said a WB executive.

The film is tracking better than fellow New Line comedy Horrible Bosses, which posted a three-day opening weekend gross of $28.3 million. Aniston and Sudeikis also starred in that pic.

Warner Bros. and New Line insiders believe We’re the Millers has a shot of grossing $35 million in its five-day debut, despite blistering reviews from some critics. But the movie has plenty of competition, particularly Sony’s sci-fi adventure Elysium, which doesn’t open until Friday.

VIDEO: ‘We’re The Millers’ Trailer

The weekend also brings two new family friendly films, Disney’s Planes and 20th Century Fox’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

Sea of Monsters also began rolling out Tuesday night, although at 10 p.m. The sequel took in $853,380 from 2,155 locations. “We had terrific late shows last night,” said a Fox executive.


The Conjuring (2013)


Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

Patrick Wilson has two movies coming out this year, and in both of them he’ll play the patriarch of a haunted family. To make the projects seem even more inseparable, Saw’s James Wan directs them both. Sure, Insidious: Chapter 2 has a hit first movie to build from, but The Conjuring features Mackenzie Foy, aka Renesmee – Bella and Edward Cullen’s offspring who we think might be 2x scarier than the kind of evil presence that would set its sights on a farmhouse.

Turbo (2013) – [Opens 7/17]

A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.ImageWhile there’s plenty going on behind the scenes at DreamWorks Animation, creatively they’ve been running smoothly for the better part of the last decade and they’re cranking out at least two worldwide hits per year. So it’s easy for the studio to attract top-tier voice talent as they promote from within; in this case, storyboard vet David Soren ascends to the director’s chair, and he’s had a hand in the screenplay as well. Until we hear more, all we can picture is Cars with snails.

R.I.P.D. (2013)

ImageA recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him..

Let’s see if Red director Robert Schwentke can turn another offbeat graphic novel into a box-office hit. Love the notion of Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges starring together; though they’re decades apart, both actors buffer wisecracking dialogue with undeniable charm. However, the yellow flag here is the presence of screenwriting team Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, responsible for Æon Flux and — more recently and even worse — Clash of the Titans. Our main fear is the story’s inherent weirdness won’t translate for mainstream audiences.

Opening This Week – July 19

ImageRetired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

With Byung-hun Lee joining Bruce Willis for the sequel to the unexpected blockbuster, Red 2 feels a bit like a more-fun version of the upcoming G.I. Joe movie. We will miss Morgan Freeman (whose characters normally never die), but welcome Anthony Hopkins to what could be the truest definition of a popcorn movie.

Tom Cruise-Emily Blunt’s ‘All You Need Is Kill’ Gets New Title, Will Debut Footage

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt’s upcoming sci-fi thriller will debut brand-new footage at Comic-Con during the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday, July 20, at 10:45 a.m., the studio announced Monday.

The film, previously All You Need Is Kill, has also undergone a title change and now will be called Edge of Tomorrow. The Warner Bros./Village Roadshow feature has been slated for a June 6, 2014, release in both 2D, 3D and Imax.

Directed by Doug Liman and based on the Hiroshi Sakurazaka book, All You Need Is Kill, Edge of Tomorrow takes place in the near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise), who has never been in combat, is dropped into what is a suicide mission. After being killed within minutes, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, forcing him to live through the combat and dying repeatedly. Each time Cage engages the enemies with more skill with Special Forces’ Rita Vrataski (Blunt) and they get closer to defeating the enemy.

Rounding out the cast are Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong and Franz Drameh. The screenplay was written by Dante W. Harper and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie.