Though plenty of people make jokes at the expense of Kevin Smith nowadays, more often than not the filmmaker is first to poke fun at himself, especially with regards to the kinds of movies he makes. One of his favorite targets from his own career is Jersey Girl, a film released in the spring of 2004 that didn’t get very good reviews and only earned $36 million at the box office on a budget of $35 million.
However, before Kevin Smith was able to poke fun at his own film, he was nervous about how it would be received. One person who got an early look at the movie, over a year before it would be released, was Smith’s longtime friend Casey Affleck. He saw the film in January of 2003 and decided to e-mail a review to Kevin Smith. It’s pretty funny, and it might be harsher than anything Smith has said about his own movie.
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We already know that the second half of the fourth season of The Goldbergs will feature an episode dedicated entirely to The Karate Kid, but since nostalgia for the 1980s is the show’s modus operandi, that won’t be the only movie from that decade prominently featured later this season.
The Goldbergs will have an episode dedicated to the excitement of the release of Batman, the 1989 film directed by Tim Burton that had audiences going crazy to see the Dark Knight on the big screen for the first time in decades. In addition, that episode will be dedicated by Bat-fan, comic book writer, and filmmaker Kevin Smith.
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It’s no secret that writer/director Kevin Smith loves Star Wars. So its no surprise that the Clerks/Mallrats filmmaker LOVED Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He was one of the people we quoted in the Rogue One premiere early reactions, where he called it “Empire Strikes Back good!” And now in the latest episode of his Youtube talk show Fatman on Batman, Kevin Smith gives a spoiler-filled review of Disney’s first Star Wars stand alone movie. What this has to do with Batman, I don’t know. But you can watch the Kevin Smith Rogue One review now, embedded after the jump.
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Over the summer, we learned that Kevin Smith was attached to a TV series adaptation of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension with MGM behind the project that was slated to debut on Amazon sometime next year. However, it appears a lawsuit will stall the creation of the project, and it has caused the departure of Kevin Smith as well.
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The history of Tim Burton‘s squashed Superman film, Superman Lives, has been well documented. Just last year there was Jon Schnepp‘s documentary, The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?, which featured writer-director Kevin Smith discussing his time on the comic book movie. Now, Smith says he still wouldn’t mind seeing the script he wrote realized, at least in animation.
Below, learn more about Kevin Smith’s hopes for a Superman Lives script.
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A movie based on the making of Kevin Smith‘s Clerks has been in the works for the last few years. Crowdfunded and shot by indie filmmakers, Shooting Clerks is a narrative retelling of the true story of how “New Jersey convenience store clerk, Kevin Smith made his seminal film and the friends who aided him on his indie crusade.” This is not a documentary but a scripted narrative movie. Auld Reekie Media had released a teaser trailer around the start of production last year, and now the final Shooting Clerks trailer has been released. Watch it now, after the jump.
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If you had asked me ten years ago if Kevin Smith would ever have a chance to make a Mallrats sequel, I would have bet against it. And that’s coming from someone who loved the movie and still has a special spot for Smith’s “sophomore bellyflop.” But Smith has not only written Mallrats 2, but it’s also now five hours long and takes the form of a television series (which will probably end up on a cable or streaming network due to graphic language). What will the 10-episode half-hour comedy series be about? Learn details about the Mallrats 2 plot and find out why it became a television series rather than a movie, after the jump.
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Right now you can see Yoga Hosers in select theaters if you’re in the mood to see the latest insane romp from Kevin Smith. The filmmaker behind Clerks, Dogma and most recently the weird horror movie Tusk has said that he set out to make a movie that he would have wanted to watch if he were a 12-year old girl. However, I’m not sure there’s anything in the movie that’s really appropriate for tweens to see. But that’s a different conversation entirely.
Regardless of the appropriateness of the movie for certain ages, the reviews of the movie haven’t been very kind. The movie stands at 21% on Rotten Tomatoes (with a 3.5 rating out of 10), and even Kevin Smith’s most loyal fans haven’t found much to like about the movie. But since Kevin Smith has made nice with critics (apparently by way of this very movie), he decided to face the criticism head-on by reacting to some of the more scathing reviews on a recent episode of his podcast Hollywood Babble-On with Ralph Garman.
Kevin Smith reacts to Yoga Hosers reviews after the jump along with a video featuring a clip where the director gets a little emotional while answering a question posed to him by the film’s star, his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
The CW held a panel with the producers of its four DC Comics superhero shows which comprise the Arrowverse — Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl — and started with a series of exciting announcements. Join us below for all the big news from the panel, including announcements about a gay character, big-name casting, character confirmations, and more. Read More »
Around the release of Cop Out, Kevin Smith wasn’t pleased with critics. His buddy comedy was widely panned in reviews, leading Smith to wonder why studios would show movies to critics for free so that they could “shit all over it.” A few years later, Smith said he was going through a “crazy emotional moment” and made his peace with film critics by accepting the fact that it’s not possible for everybody to like his movies.
The writer-director said the third act of his upcoming movie, Yoga Hosers, is an apology to some of those reviewers. Below, learn more about Kevin Smith’s apology.
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