This absorbing documentary by Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields traces the history of the seminal punk rock band in exhaustive detail.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times
A punk Last Waltz.
Scott Foundas, Variety
A fun, midnight-madnessy documentary about the cult band by New York first-timers Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia.
The Washington Post
The film holds the viewer in a headlock…End of the Century is an important piece of music history.
Sarah Jo Marks, International Documentary Magazine
Bopped into a special screening of End of the Century at CAA’s Beverly Hills office, and I am still pining. The bittersweet Ramones documentary laid it all on the line: the good, the bad and the ugly truth of life in the rock-star fast lane. Along for the celluloid ride were guitarist Johnny Ramone, Nicolas Cage, Anthony Kiedis and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers; Billie Joe and Mike Dirnt from Green Day; Tim Armstrong from Rancid and the Transplants; as well as Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats and Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols. But the biggest stars in the house were the ghosts of Joey and Dee Dee Ramone. R.I.P. (Rock in peace)…. And word to Clash lovers: End of the Century features Joe Strummer’s final interview (R.I.P. once more).
Los Angeles Times
A former Miss Delaware Teen USA who resigned her title after an online sex video surfaced is due in a Maryland court next month to respond to a theft charge. A judge rescinded an arrest warrant in Ocean City for 18-year-old Melissa King and scheduled an April 22 court date. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the judge agreed to recall the warrant at the request of King’s lawyer. Police in Ocean City, Md., charged King last summer with taking money from the cash box of a municipal bus. She’s also accused of underage possession of alcohol. King gave up her crown last month amid allegations that she appeared in an online sex video. King said she was aware of the video but denied appearing in it.