Jay and Silent Bob

A new Kevin Smith movie is coming out in a few weeks. Kind of. Fresh off last year’s small theatrical tourJay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie hits on demand May 6. Smith wrote and provides his voice to the film, leaving the directorial duties to Steve Stark. In this Askewneverse animated film, everyone’s favorite New Jersey stoners, Jay and Silent Bob, win the lottery and use the cash to turn into their crime fighting alter-egos, Bluntman and Chronic.

A longer trailer hit last year but a new poster and trailer have now been released for the on-demand release. Check them both out below. Read More »

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When you sit around and talk with your friends for hours on end, some crazy stories are bound to come out. And if you’re Kevin Smith, you turn those stories into screenplays. That’s how his next movie, Tusk, came about, and the origin of a potential musical project called Helena Handbag. Now a third story has been turned into a screenplay. Described as a Smodcast version of Creepshow, with a holiday theme, it’s called Comes The Krampus and was co-written by Smith and Andy McElfresh. Smith, along with Jason Mewes, Jennifer Schwalbach and others will each direct a segment of the anthology holiday horror film over the summer, after Smith finishes Clerks 3. Read more below. Read More »

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Thirty years ago this Saturday, the Star Wars trilogy came to an end. Return of the Jedi hit theaters May 25, 1983 with the kind of hype and anticipation that’s become almost standard for big movies. In 1983, however, it was not. Fans were rabid to find out the fates of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Darth Vader with most assuming it would be the last time we’d see these characters on screen. The film went on to gross $252 million that summer, making it the number one movie of the year.

So much has changed since then. We’ve seen three new Star Wars movies, we’re on the eve of seeing many more, and the film itself has seen some major changes. (Jedi Rocks, the Ewok song, the addition of Hayden Christensen.) Something that hasn’t changed is our memories of Return of the Jedi.

One of the biggest Star Wars fans in Hollywood, Fanboys director Kyle Newman, put together a short documentary about those memories. It’s called The Return of Return of the Jedi: 30 Years and Counting. Featuring interviews with Kevin Smith, Seth Green, Chris Hardwick, Jaime King, Topher Grace, Fall Out Boy, Eli Roth and Jason Mewes, the film originally played at the Entertainment Weekly Capetown Film Festival to raucous applause and, now, it’s finally online.  Read More »

Filled with references to Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, Clerks, Batman movies and much more, the trailer for Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie is here. It’s the hard R-rated (if it was rated) animated return of everyone’s favorite New Jersey slackers, which will tour the country Red State-style along with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes. They provided voices and produced the flick, which is directed by Steve Stark. Starting in April, the film will be playing at concert venues across North America complete with a live podcast.

So how does the movie look? Crude, for sure, but aimed squarely at the people it’s meant to please: Kevin Smith fans. We’re talking potty humor, pop culture references and even more potty humor. See the trailer below. Read More »

Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie is coming to a city near you. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are hitting the road with their latest film, an animated comedy directed by Steve Stark. The movie follows the title characters in the guise of their superhero counterparts, Bluntman & Chronic, as they fight the forces of evil. The tour starts April 20 in Atlanta and then hits about two dozen locations over the following weeks. Attendees will get to see the film and then listen to Smith and Mewes record a raunchy, off-the-cuff live podcast. Later, those podcasts will be available to download on the Smodcast Network.

All the dates and info are below. Read More »

Briefly: Kevin Smith has just announced that he and Jason Mewes will be touring their new movie, Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, this Spring. Much like he did with his thriller Red State, Smith will take the film to theaters followed by a lively Q&A’s with plenty of surprises. A trailer and official dates will be out in February but, after the jump, check out the full poster.

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Thursday night, Kevin Smith invaded multiplexes with a simulcast of Kevin Smith: Live from Behind. The event featured the Clerks filmmaker and his hetero life mate Jason Mewes doing their podcast, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old, followed by an extended question and answer session. As usual, the Q&A featured Smith revealing all sorts of information on his upcoming projects.

He dropped a few more nuggets about Hit Somebody, such as its proposed budget and updated release schedule, and even formally announced a new movie called Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, which will blend live action and R-rated animation. All the details are after the jump. Read More »

Just because Kevin Smith is retiring from filmmaking doesn’t mean his creations have to. The superhero team of Bluntman and Chronic, which first appeared in Chasing Amy and played a significant role in Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, will soon be animated and put online with Jason Mewes himself set to produce. A Bluntman and Chronic movie? Who’d pay to see that? More after the jump. Read More »

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