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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’: Why We’re Divided on Reports That He Could Tackle a Blockbuster

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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’: Why We’re Divided on Reports That He Could Tackle a Blockbuster
One of the most unexpected projects was reported this week, as news broke that Quentin Tarantino had conceived of an idea for a “Star Trek” movie that impressed Hollywood heavyweight J.J. Abrams. Tarantino is allegedly sharing the idea with a group of writers and may direct the project. Considering the filmmaker’s long-standing independence from the studio system and especially franchises, IndieWire’s staff debated the prospects of this sudden mid-career twist.

Eric Kohn: No major American filmmaker has flaunted his autonomy from the Hollywood system more than Quentin Tarantino, whose characters speak and whose movies move in ways that are forever connected to his name. So the idea of Tarantino — who flirted with studio projects early in his success before paving his own path — could have anything to do with a “Star Trek” movie is a bit baffling. Although I love the idea of a Qt/Jj combo, the suggestion that Tarantino’s energetic,
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Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Condemns Dad Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Award-winning playwright, author, and the founding artistic director of the Gloucester Stage Company, Israel Horovitz, has been accused of sexual assault by 9 women and his son, Beastie Boys rapper and musician Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, has spoken out to say that he believes the allegations and stands behind the women. The stories range from the mid-1980s all the way up to last year and range from sexual abuse to inappropriate touching, with one of the women stating that she had known the elder Horovitz since she was 11-years old and considered him to be an honorary grandfather while another was Adam Horovitz's high school girlfriend. Israel Horovitz has released a statement claiming to have a "different memory" of the events.

The 78-year old Israel Horovitz responded to the allegations by saying that he had "a different memory of some of these events" and apologizing, "with all my heart
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Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Supports Women Accusing His Father, Israel Horovitz, of Sexual Misconduct

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Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Supports Women Accusing His Father, Israel Horovitz, of Sexual Misconduct
Adam Horovitz, a member of the Beastie Boys and son to famed playwright Israel Horovitz, has supported the nine women accusing his father of sexual misconduct. “I believe the allegations against my father are true, and I stand behind the women that made them,” Horovitz, also known as Ad-Rock, said in a statement to the New York Times. A spokesperson for Ad-Rock has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. In the New York Times report, nine women came forward to accuse the playwright of sexual misconduct. One woman said she was 16 when he pressed her against a wall.
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Watch: Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Live-Action Trailer for 'Destiny 2' Game

"It's time to bring out the big guns." Time for something a bit different than the movie trailers we normally see, but still totally fun. Filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts (director of Kong: Skull Island and The Kings of Summer) has made a live-action trailer for the new video game Destiny 2 from Bungie. Sometimes we'll post one of these game trailers because it's live-action and because it's directed by a talented filmmaker who usually makes movies. That's certainly the case with this, and it's a very amusing trailer set to Beastie Boys "Sabotage". Vogt-Roberts has also been posting some behind-the-scenes footage and photos on his Twitter recently, to give us an inside look at the process of making this trailer. If you want to pick up a copy of the video game, it's already available now. Fire it up. And then back to our regularly scheduled movie coverage. Check out Jordan Vogt-Roberts
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‘It’ Cast and Crew Celebrate Premiere With Balloons, Scares and Karaoke

‘It’ Cast and Crew Celebrate Premiere With Balloons, Scares and Karaoke
One of the big questions at Tuesday’s world premiere of “It” — held at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater — was how do you go about adapting Stephen King’s 1100-page mammoth about a shapeshifting clown that terrorizes the small town of Derry, Maine?

“The problem with a book like this is you’re choosing between what’s great, and what’s great,” Gary Dauberman, one of the film’s screenwriters, said. “There’s not a lot of ‘we don’t need that because it’s not so good,’ because it’s all f—ing amazing.”

According to Barbara Muschietti — one of the film’s producers as well as the sister of director Andy Muschietti — her brother had a special attachment to the source material.

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“It’s a very personal film,” she said. “It’s very much Andy reading Stephen King at 14-and-a-half rs old] in his bedroom in Buenos Aires
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Predator with Nes Contra Sounds Is Exactly Why the Internet Rules

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Predator with Nes Contra Sounds Is Exactly Why the Internet Rules
Everybody loves 1987's Predator and a lot of people enjoy the Nintendo game Contra. So, why not put the two of them together? That's exactly what the RetroSFX YouTube channel wondered and so they actually did it and it's exactly what we need in our lives right now. Mashups are nothing new, but sometimes they work together just perfectly. We've seen the Muppets singing Beastie Boys songs all the way to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mixed with Reservoir Dogs to amazing results, but somehow Predator and Contra are just meant to be together in way that you just have to see to believe.

The crew over at RetroSFX specialize in doing mashups with beloved movies and typically Nintendo Entertainment System games with varying results, but Contra and Predator work together way better than they should. The video starts with some of the theme to Contra while Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
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Legends rise in new live action trailer for Destiny 2

Activision and Bungie have joined forces with 72andSunny, Rsa Films, and Framestore to create an epic live action launch trailer for Destiny 2 titled ‘New Legends Will Rise’. This 2 minute trailer is full of action and humour and can be watched below…

This live action trailer brings heroic character, Cayde-6, to the forefront as he motivates three new Guardians into the battle to defend Earth in the war against the Red Legion. Cayde-6 certainly has some pretty good motivational techniques but do they work on you? The trailer has been directed by the director of Kong: Skull Island, Jordan Vogt-Roberts and has been set to ‘Sabotage’ by Beastie Boys.

In Destiny 2 the villainous Dominus Ghaul and his Red Legion have arrived on Earth in order to claim the power which he believes is rightfully his. As one of the remaining humans to have survived Ghaul’s onslaught players must rise up
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Eric Zumbrunnen, Editor on Every Spike Jonze Movie, Dies at 52

Eric Zumbrunnen, Editor on Every Spike Jonze Movie, Dies at 52
Eric Zumbrunnen, film editor and longtime Spike Jonze collaborator, has died at age 52 following a battle with cancer. The editor worked on every Spike Jonze feature, either by himself or with co-editor Jeff Buchanan, and he won the Ace Award for Best Edited Feature Film for “Being John Malkovich.”

Read More:Spike Jonze Unleashes a Totally Wild Margaret Qualley in Quirky New Kenzo Short Film – Watch

Zumbrunnen was born in November, 1964 and graduated from USC with a degree in Journalism. His career in post-production began in music videos, where he edited classic clips for Weezer (“Buddy Holly”), Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”), Beck (“Where It’s At”), and Bjork (“It Oh So Quiet”), among others.

Zumbrunnen’s work with Jonze extended from his feature films, including “Malkovich,” “Adaptation,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” and “Her,” to the director’s acclaimed Kenzo ad “My Mutant Brain.” The latter won him a Bronze
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The Top Uses of Beastie Boys Songs in Movies

The boys, the boys, the ! Oh yeah, for a long time they were the absolute best when it came to doing what they did. They knew how to put on a show, how to throw down with the best and how to straight up party when it came time to throw a great concert. With the loss of Adam Yauch and Steve Berry though they’re not quite the same despite their legendary sound. It’s exceedingly sad really that such a great band would undergo two hurtful losses despite the fact that they were something that couldn’t be avoided. It’s

The Top Uses of Beastie Boys Songs in Movies
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Spike Jonze is Filming A Secret Project With Frank Ocean and Brad Pitt — Watch

Spike Jonze is Filming A Secret Project With Frank Ocean and Brad Pitt — Watch
The wait for a new project from Spike Jonze might be over sometime soon. The Oscar winner was spotted at Fyf Fest in Los Angeles over the weekend filming portions of Frank Ocean’s appearance.

The R&B singer performed covers of Carpenters’ “Close to You” (as done by Stevie Wonder) and the Jackson 5’s “Never Can Say Goodbye.” Brad Pitt appeared just off stage and was filmed miming a telephone conversation. The live shoot is the second time Jonze has appeared filming Frank Ocean this month. He was at the Lovebox festival in London two weekends ago.

Read More: Spike Jonze Had Margaret Qualley Dance Like a Tree During Kenzo Commercial Audition

Jonze has not announced any official new project in the works, but clearly him and Frank Ocean are cooking up something. Jonze got his start making music videos for the likes of Beastie Boys, Weezer, and Sonic Youth,
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‘Sesame Street’ Hilariously Gets Mashed Up With The Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’

Have you ever wondered what a Beastie Boys song might sound like when paired with footage from Sesame Street? No? Well, even if you were never curious, Adam Schleichkorn, a mash-up master, recently recreated the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” music video using footage from a Sesame Street special titled Follow That Bird. The result has gone viral. While the original video for […]

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Internet Genius Recreates the Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' Video with Sesame Street Characters

If you thought the original Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” music video couldn’t be any more cinematic, try adding Sesame Street characters from the 1985 film Follow that Bird. A fan has combined the iconic ’90s vid with your favorite Muppets, and the result—featuring Big Bird and Cookie Monster—might have topped the Spike Jonze-directed original.

Adam Schleichkorn (a.k.a. Mylo the Cat) posted the mashup on his YouTube channel isthishowyougoviral. The YouTuber explained how the original video was “one of the greatest of all time” and he therefore “couldn’t do a regular old lip sync video.” Other
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Sesame Street Comes For Spike Jonze With This Remake of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ — Watch

Sesame Street Comes For Spike Jonze With This Remake of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ — Watch
No, it’s not a promo for the all puppet Beastie Boys cover band, The Beastie Birds, but the latest Sesame Street mashup is just as much fun. From the Webby Award-winning genius who set “Rick and Morty” to the mellifluous tunes of Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank),” comes yet another highly entertaining remake — this time to Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.”

Read More: Sesame Street Spoofed ‘Orange is the New Black’ Without the Lesbian Sex, and It’s Weird — Watch

The original video was directed by none other than Spike Jonze, and this cheeky update follows that one pretty faithfully. Opening with Big Bird on the run in a cornfield, and ending with him lost in a parade, Big Bird’s round eyes and bumbling gait fit fit perfectly with the song’s distorted guitar riffs. Jonze’s original video payed homage to the television crime dramas of the 1970s,
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Sesame Street Comes For Spike Jonze With This Remake of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ — Watch

Sesame Street Comes For Spike Jonze With This Remake of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ — Watch
No, it’s not a promo for the all puppet Beastie Boys cover band, The Beastie Birds, but the latest Sesame Street mashup is just as much fun. From the Webby Award-winning genius who set “Rick and Morty” to the mellifluous tunes of Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank),” comes yet another highly entertaining remake — this time to Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.”

Read More: Sesame Street Spoofed ‘Orange is the New Black’ Without the Lesbian Sex, and It’s Weird — Watch

The original video was directed by none other than Spike Jonze, and this cheeky update follows that one pretty faithfully. Opening with Big Bird on the run in a cornfield, and ending with him lost in a parade, Big Bird’s round eyes and bumbling gait fit perfectly with the song’s distorted guitar riffs. Jonze’s original video paid homage to the television crime dramas of the 1970s, such
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‘Sesame Street’ And Beastie Boys Come Together In This Amazing Mashup

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We never knew that we needed this Beastie Boys and “Sesame Street” mashup until now. A YouTube user who goes by the username “isthishowyougoviral” mashed together the famous children’s characters with the iconic Beastie Boys song “Sabotage”. Related: ‘Sesame Street’ Afghanistan Promotes Gender Equality With New Muppet In the mash-up, the cast of “Sesame Street”, including Big […]
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Russell Simmons Biopic ‘Life and Def: Sex Drugs Money + God’ in the Works

Russell Simmons Biopic ‘Life and Def: Sex Drugs Money + God’ in the Works
Fox has launched development of a Russell Simmons biopic “Life and Def: Sex Drugs Money + God” with Simmons on board to produce.

The project will cover Simmons’ rise the inner city area of Queens to become a major impresario in the worlds of music, fashion, and TV. Fox has tapped Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s series “Black-ish” and co-writer of “Barbershop: The Next Cut” and “Girls Trip,” to write the script.

“Life and Def” will be a co-production between Simmons’ Def Pictures and Misher Films, with Simmons and Kevin Misher producing. Jake Stein, Bobby Shriver, Josh Bratman and Andy Berman are the exec producers.

Barris signed an overall deal with Fox in September for the development of feature projects through his production company, Khalabo Ink Society, aimed at telling compelling stories that pull back the curtain on the parts of our society that typically go unnoticed.

“Life and Def” will cover the rise of rap
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‘I’ll knock your ass out’: Ayana Fite threatens Reginae Carter on Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta

Ayana Fite threatens Reginae Carter on tonight’s Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, telling her: “I’ll knock your ass out.” The row comes after Reginae’s altercation with Ayana’s cousin Brandon Barnes, a vocal coach and son of hip-hop manager Ms. Deb, on last week’s episode. It came after Brandon made reference to Lil’ Wayne needing help with his career, and his comments about Black Lives Matter — saying it had “nothing to do with” him — which some said belittled the movement. Reginae, Lil’ Wayne’s daughter, ended up having a full-blown confrontation with him, while Ayana, daughter of The Beastie BoysDJ Hurricane,...read more
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Watch Snoop Dogg’s Sign Language Interpreter Steal the Show at Concert

Watch Snoop Dogg’s Sign Language Interpreter Steal the Show at Concert
Holly Maniatty, a certifed sign language interpreter upstaged hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg with her enthusiasm during his concert at the Jazz Fest in New Orleans. The Good Life Radio Show shared a video on Facebook of Holly slaying the hip-hop sign language craft as Snoop performs “P.I.M.P.”— a song by rapper 50 Cent.

The video has generated over 13 million views becoming a viral hit on social media. Maniatty has worked numerous festivals and concerts with well-known rappers including Beastie Boys, Wu-Tang Clan and Killer Mike and this isn’t the first time that she has stolen the show with her major skills.
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