Ain't It Cool?: Kicking Hollywood's Butt
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Ain't It Cool?: Kicking Hollywood's Butt

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Harry Knowles, a college dropout who grew up on films, started the Ain't It Cool Web site from his bedroom in Austin, TX, and in four short years has become one of the most powerful and feared men in show business. With his legion of "spies", Harry has crashed the insider world of Hollywood, uncovering guarded secrets about scripts, casting, production, test screenings, an...more
Published (first published March 5th 2002)
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Chris
I picked this book up on a lark; I was a regular reader of Harry Knowles' website in college and I while I never thought he was a very incisive film critic, I appreciated the enthusiasm and personality he injected into his writing. That being said, I don't feel like that translated to this book at all.

This felt like a book of lists... lists of people who contributed to the Ain't It Cool website, lists of movies that the author saw at film festivals. The successes seem overly trumped up to the p...more
Adrian Faulkner
As someone who ran a successful website for a number of years I found this a really interesting read. There were a lot of parallels to what was going on in my life at the time and it was actually quite a relief to know I wasn't the only person having these weird but wonderful internet experiences.

For me that overshadowed a lot of the movie content, which I still found interesting and engaging but not as much as the whole chapters on Internet fame.
Andy
Tons of fun. Knowles gives something of a history of his site, as well as some unexpected side trips into some surprising areas, such as his feud with Matt Drudge.
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Harry Jay Knowles is an American online film critic known for his movie news and review website, Ain't It Cool News.
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