Because we couldn't say it ourselves without sounding like jerks.
“Punk rock looked scary. Teens turned sullen, black-eyed, aliens. Perfect fodder for Hollywood, as Hollywood thrives on promises and threats of violence. But the teens weren’t really very scary—they were smart and sensitive and funny. Hollywood was the really scary one. Especially in its consistent ability to get IT wrong. There are faux punks galore in the movies and more sincere poseurs standing next to them hired right off the street. Can you tell which is which? This is a program and tour-guide.”
— GARY PANTER
“Zack! Bryan! Listen up! This book is impossible. You didn’t actually compile this book. You would have to be insane pop-culture mutants with no reasonable chance of integrating into legitimate society in order to get this much stunningly retrograde crapola between two covers. I’m in awe. I thank you, and the rotting corpse of Sid Vicious thanks you.”
— JOE BOB BRIGGS
“No longer relegated to hazy memories of late-night cable television watching, Destroy All Movies!!! makes lost punks-on-film classics feel not only alive but necessary. I predict that Destroy All Movies!!! will soon be on the bookshelf of every self-respecting musician, music fan and movie buff. Detailed, humorous and completely crucial. At long last there is a punk rock movie bible!”
— CARRIE BROWNSTEIN
Thanks, guys! No free copies!