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Review: 'Killing Bono' Is A Charmingly Low-Rent Rock 'n' roll Comedy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 2, 2011 3:31 AM
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"Killing Bono," with its suggestive title and darkish, "Taxi Driver"-esque opening sequence, begins with a man (Ben Barnes), complete with twisty goatee and greasy hair tumbling down his forehead, grumbling to himself about how he was robbed of fame. Instead of himself, he explains, to no one in particular, some schoolmates have risen to become international pop sensations. This, as the grumbling suggests, does not sit well with him. He sees a swarm of people and grinds his car to a halt. When he opens the door, he points a gun at a man (Martin McCann) being swarmed – he's wearing bug-eyed sunglasses and has a sharp bob of dark hair. It's the titular rock star. And as the screen goes black, we hear a gunshot…or maybe it's just a camera snapping…

'Killing Bono' Soundtrack To Feature Song By Pre-U2 Group The Hype

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2011 4:52 AM
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No, it's not some twisted fantasy of a U2 hater, instead, "Killing Bono" is based on the true story of two brothers who form a band together but are consistently overshadowed by their classmates, who go on to form U2. That's gotta hurt. And with a release date around the corner, you won't be be surprised to find a U2 song on there but you might be surprised that a pre-U2 track by the shortlived The Hype has made its way onto the soundtrack.

Bono Doesn't Get Killed In Trailer For 'Killing Bono'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2010 10:36 AM
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Are you ready for the rousing story of a band who competes with U2 and loses? No? Well, it's coming anyway and if anything, it makes us wonder how we can spin our tales of failed musical glory into an indie movie.

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