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Your mother always told you math class would be important, but you probably didn't know that you'd need an equation to decide whether you'd rather see Tom Hanks conquer the high seas or Rupert Grint slay a dirty basement club using only his pasty, wizardly butt cheeks.
Yes, Movie Math is back to deliver the thrills and chills of this week's new releases, breaking down Somali pirates and updated Shakespearean lovers alike.
Read on for this week's equations, students. Get More »
Ashley Greene had her breakout role in the supporting cast of Cullens in "The Twilight Saga" movies, but we knew it was only a matter of time before this brunette beauty stepped into the spotlight on her own.
We like to think we can see the future like Ashley's "Twilight" character Alice Cullen, and we predict we'll be seeing this actress lead movies and magazine covers for a long time. Flip through these photos, and you'll believe in our vision, too.
When the little hole in the wall that once housed acts like The Talking Heads, Blondie, The Ramones, The Police and Iggy Pop among others ends up getting shut down over some random rent dispute with the owner threatening to steal the urinals, yeah, there's a story there alright.
CBGB* — which stood for "Country, BlueGrass and Blues" in the beginning, though its palette of musicians didn't quite follow suit — might be a thing of the past now that its owner let the business slip into financial disrepair, but it remains legendary within the '70s and '80s rock scene (long hair, guys wearing makeup, big attitudes and all). As this first trailer Randall Miller's "CBGB" (via The Hollywood Reporter) shows, while the film indeed pays proper homage to the many, many impressive acts seen at the famed New York City club, it centers on the man behind the musical moxie, Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman), and his many financial and familial woes. Get More »
As "The Twilight Saga" comes to a bittersweet end in just a few short months with "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," Ashley Greene is moving on from the role that made her a household name and into a brand new era.
In the psychological thriller "The Apparition," out this weekend, she plays Kelly, a girl tormented by a supernatural virus that feeds off the fear of its terrified victims. Greene spends ample time screaming throughout the film, and probably wouldn't have minded summoning some of Alice Cullen's vampire superpowers to see the evil lurking ahead.
On the cusp of kicking off the next chapter of her career, Greene sat down with us to answer a few questions about her upcoming projects and what it's like working with someone from that other mega-hit, "Harry Potter." Get More »
This just in: Ashley Greene rocks.
Oh, sure, fans of "Twilight" have been saying this ever since the up-and-coming actress first donned prosthetic fangs to play psychic vampire Alice Cullen. But now Hollywood has made it official, as Variety is reporting that Greene has just joined the cast of the upcoming music biopic "CBGB."
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Taylor Hawkins has a lust for life.
The Foo Fighters drummer is preparing to get shirtless (a lot) as he signs on for the role of legendary punk rocker Iggy Pop in "CBGB," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Iggy Pop was the frontman of Iggy Pop and the Stooges, one of the most influential punk bands from the late '68s through the mid-'70s with hits such as "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "Search and Destroy." Iggy was infamous for his antagonistic and outrageous stage antics (which were inspired by Doors lead singer Jim Morrison) and is considered the first performer to ever do a "stage dive." Get More »
Malin Akerman is ready to go Atomic.
The "Watchmen" beauty is set to show off her singing voice once again as she signs on to play Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry in "CGBG," according to Variety.
Blondie was founded in 1974 by Harry and guitarist Chris Stein and is considered a pioneer in the American New Wave and punk scenes that started explode in the mid-'70s. However, Blondie went on to become Top 40 hitmakers after the release of their album "Parallel Lines" (1978), which featured such hit singles as "Heart of Glass," "Hanging on the Telephone," "Sunday Girl" and "One Way or Another." Get More »
Over the course of his short career, Rupert Grint has already shown a desire to expand his horizons, appearing in several indie films even before the "Harry Potter" series finished filming. But for a large portion of the world, Grint will always be Ron Weasley, which is why today's casting news brings a little extra thrill, as Variety is reporting that Grint will reunite with co-star Alan Rickman for the upcoming rock drama "CBGB."
Ron and Snape, together again? Now that really does rock. Get More »
Alan Rickman will always be Professor Severus Snape to us, but he's about to take on the guise of another, more modern legend. You might not have heard of Hilly Kristal, but surely you have heard of the club he started and owned until it closed in 2006, CBGB.
The legendary East Village institution kick started punk rock and became a second home to local artists like Patti Smith, Television, Suicide, the Ramones, and Blondie; later years gave rise to hardcore acts like Bad Brains and, yes, the Beastie Boys. Kristal had plans to take his club to Vegas but died in 2007. Get More »