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R.I.P. Adam Yauch Of Beastie Boys & Oscilloscope Laboratories (1964-2012)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 4, 2012 1:39 PM
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Truly heartbreaking news to close off the week, as reports have come in from multiple sources, including TMZ, that Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, has passed away at the age of 47. Yauch was a founding member of the seminal hip-hop group, along with Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Michael Schwartz, but found a new lease in life in the last decade by co-founding Oscilloscope Labs, one of the most exciting distributors of independent film in the U.S.

Oscilloscope Pick Up LCD Soundsystem Doc 'Shut Up And Play The Hits,' Netflix Buy David Tennant Soccer Drama 'United'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 3, 2012 9:17 AM
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Few thought that when Beastie Boy Adam Yauch set up distribution label Oscilloscope Laboratories to put out his 2008 directorial debut "Gunning For That #1 Spot," it would turn out to be anything other than a vanity side-project. But in fact, the company has evolved over the past four years to become one of the most forward-thinking indie distributors around, having released films like "Dear Zachary," "Wendy And Lucy," "Treeless Mountain," "The Exploding Girl," "Howl," "The Unloved," "We Need To Talk About Kevin," "Bellflower," "The Messenger," "Exit Through The Gift Shop" and "If A Tree Falls," the latter three all turning out to win Oscar nominations for their trouble.

Does Adam Yauch's 'Fight For Your Right Revisited' Contain The Most Epic Cast Ever?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2011 8:37 AM
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We were already pretty excited when it was revealed that the mysterious Adam Yaunch directed short, "Fight For Your Right Revisted" had a cast that included Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black. But if IMDB is accurate, that's just the tip of the iceberg in regards to which stars will be popping their heads on screen for the forthcoming short.

First Look: Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood & Danny McBride As The Beastie Boys

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2010 9:40 AM
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Awesome.

Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Jack Black & More Star In Beastie Boys Sundance Short

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 8, 2010 4:05 AM
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Elijah Wood & John C. Reilly Also Star In Mystery Short FilmThe folks over at JoBlo have been perusing the Sundance short film program and have stumbled across an intriguing, mysterious little entry called "Fight For Your Right Revisited."

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