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Jim is temporarily back in the hot seat as Melanie recovers from her eye surgery, and his theme this week is music from blockbuster films.
First thing that came to mind was this:
Courtesy of WIKI
Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston in 1970. The group consists of Steven Tyler (lead vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar). Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has also incorporated elements of pop rock, heavy metal, glam metal, and rhythm and blues and has inspired many subsequent rock artists.
They are sometimes referred to as “the Bad Boys from Boston” and “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”. The primary songwriting team of Tyler and Perry is often known as the “Toxic Twins”.
Liv Tyler who was Ben Affleck’s love interest in the movie is Steven Tyler’s daughter.
It’s hard to believe that Armageddon was released in 1998. Despite mostly negative reviews, the film was a commercial success, grossing $553 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film of 1998. Astronomers noted that the similar disaster film Deep Impact was more scientifically accurate.
The film received four Academy Award nominations at the 71st Academy Awards, for Best Sound (Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Keith A. Wester), Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, and Best Original Song (“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” performed by Aerosmith). The film received the Saturn Awards for Best Direction and Best Science Fiction Film (where it tied with Dark City).
It was also nominated for seven Razzie Awards including: Worst Actor (Bruce Willis), Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actress (Liv Tyler), Worst Screen Couple (Tyler and Ben Affleck) and Worst Original Song. Only one Razzie was awarded: Bruce Willis received the Worst Actor award for Armageddon, in addition to his appearances in Mercury Rising and The Siege, both released in the same year as this film.