Have you ever flipped your TV to a movie and been delighted it was one of those presentations with facts that pop up on the screen? If so, you might want to know about a new site just launched that provides that sort of presentation all the time.
The site is called Yeah! and is run by AMC Networks, which own AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. Basically, the site allows you to stream movies like Scream, Reservoir Dogs, 300, The Terminator, Clerks, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Pulp Fiction, and This is Spinal Tap. Along with each film are 400-500 pieces of new, original context and facts that appear on the screen during the film. Check out a video and read more below. Read More »
Kevin Smith has one more movie in him and then he’s done with filmmaking. But that doesn’t mean his stories are going to end. At a recent Q&A in Los Angeles, Smith revealed there is one way he’d make a third Clerks: if he could do it on Broadway. Watch the video of Smith’s reveal and more after the break. Read More »
Short of putting a Blu-ray on your shelf or a poster on your wall, quoting a movie in conversation is one of the best ways to pay tribute to movies you love. We’ve all dropped a quote from a movie into casual conversation and then gotten a nod of recognition from someone who is in on the joke. What’s cool about these posters by designer Jerod Gibson is that it takes those quotes and puts them on a pedestal, making the words the stars of iconic films like the original Star Wars Trilogy, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Ghostbusters. After the jump, check out a huge gallery of images and more. Read More »
Tim Doyle has done some phenomenal posters based on the works of Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick and many, many others. But I think his latest poster, based on the first film by Kevin Smith, could be his best yet. Doyle has been commissioned by Austin Books and Comics (in Austin, Texas obviously) to create a poster for an upcoming screening of Clerks, Smith’s hilarious, influential 1994 film. The result is a well-spaced, perfect representation of almost all the characters in the film, filled with inside jokes and even available in a black and white variant, just like the movie itself. Check out both versions after the jump. Read More »
Our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular “Spoiler” series — 50 Comedy Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we’ve featured their videos 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes, Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History, 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes, 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes, and 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes. Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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Subtonix decided to create a map of the United States by pinpointing the movies which best represent each of the 50 states. For example, New Jersey is Clerks and Kansas is The Wizard of Oz. There will likely be some debate over some of these choices (is Fast Times at Ridgemont High the ultimate representation of California?) but it is an interesting concept none the less. It’s also interesting to note that more Coen Brothers films appear on the map than any other filmmaker. Hit the jump to see the whole map, and click to enlarge.
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Pajiba has edited another wonderful montage of movie clips, this time compiling the 100 greatest movie insults of all time in under 10 minutes. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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Kevin Smith has confirmed that two of his most popular and critically acclaimed films Clerks and Chasing Amy will be released on Blu-Ray in November 2009 with a few new surprises. Smith revealed the news on Twitter, where the filmmaker is nearing almost 1,000,000 followers. The Clerks release will be the same exact contents of the the tenth anniversary DVD release Clerks X, plus a never before released documentary that fans have waited over five years for. Details and trailer after the jump.
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Despite having almost no violence in the film, Kevin Smith‘s Clerks was originally given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA based solely on its graphic dialogue. Much like on Zack and Miri, Miramax was able to appeal the ruling and were granted an R-Rating without any cuts.
Wattsei decided to create a visual map of the profane dialogue in the film. Each colored block represents one second in the movie with individual blocks grouped into rows of sixty seconds. These rows form a single column the length of the movie. The color of each block indicates the character speaking at that specific moment in time, Seconds with no active speaker are indicated by a split grey black and character lines containing profanity are indicated by white dots in the corresponding blocks. I’m not sure the purpose of this exercise but its definitely interesting to look at. I actually think it would be more interesting to see a heat map of vulgarity, but of course, I am too lazy to create such a map.
Ramon Stokes spent 60 hours creating this custom modified Clerks-themed Nintendo Wii. Stokes’ company Morphon Mods was commissioned by Smith’s friends “Ken, Zak and Joey” to create the Wii as a Christmas Gift for the Clerks filmmaker Kevin Smith.
The Wii was painted using flat gray scale colors to match the black and white clerks characters. The stand features the main characters each back-lit with two “stage lights” that beam up to highlight the custom 3D Clerks logo. The opposite side has a specially back-lit logo of his production company. Finally, the controllers were painstakingly hand painted letter by letter to feature his name one controller and his most famous alter ego on the second. As a most respectful nod to his writing, the font was meant to look like one an old typewriter might use.
Check out a few photos below, and more on Picasa.