LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1935 and 1936

Posted by · 6:08 pm · April 6th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. Moving right along here, 1935 holds a place in Academy history as the year that MGM launched a press ad campaign for its film “Ah, Wilderness!,” the first of any kind of public baiting. Wouldn’t you know it, the campaign failed and the film was shut […]

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Why young Kirk was listening to the Beasties’ ‘Sabotage’

Posted by · 9:53 am · May 12th, 2009

This is awesome.  If there’s one thing I’m sick of hearing about the new “Star Trek” film it’s bitching about the use of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” in an early scene.  Personally, I love every outrageous moment of this scene, including the track’s usage, but I never would have imagined there might be a reason […]

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