Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!

Remember the laid-back approach that director Jonathan Demme took to filming Neil Young onstage in Heart of Gold? Fuckin' forget it. For this Beastie Boys film, shot at a 2004 gig in New York's Madison Square Garden, director Nathaniel Hornblower (a pseudonym for Beastie Boy Adam Yauch) passed out fifty digital cameras to fans and let them go nuts. Anyone prone to seizures should bring protective straps and tongue depressors. Luckily, pros handled the sound and the editing. Yauch, Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz promise "Triple Trouble" from the get-go, and they really bring it. The B-Boys bust out with the rock equivalent of a tornado. Get ready to be shaken and stirred.

Peter Travers' new book, "1,000 Best Movies on DVD" is available now.

From The Archives Issue 311: February 21, 1980