Review: “CBGB”, starring Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint
As we previously reported, Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint’s new film CBGB is now available to watch on DIRECTV. The DIRECTV page describes the film, saying,
Though originally conceived as a country and bluegrass venue, Hilly Kristal’s (Alan Rickman) New York club becomes the birthplace of underground and punk music and helps launch the careers of such bands as Blondie, the Ramones and the Police.
MuggleNet has a review of this new film, which can be found on our blog, or by clicking right here. Here is just a snippet of our review:
CBGB is enjoyable as a film but falls short in really reaching the mythos of the iconic club and its importance in the punk rock community. Alan Rickman once again turns in a stellar performance as Hilly Kristal, the twice bankrupt owner of CBGB. His portrayal of the stubborn and frustrating Kristal make you root for his unlikely (and sometimes unlikable) protagonist. But the movie falters as they spend too much time showing the financial struggles of Kristal and the fighting between Kristal and his daughter Lisa (Ashley Greene) instead of showcasing the impact this small club in the Bowery of New York City had on the creation and mobilization of punk rock.
You can watch the film’s official trailer right here.
You can still watch CBGB on DIRECTV until October 2. If you have DIRECTV you can watch it for a nominal fee right here. Even if you don’t, the movie hits theaters on October 11.