It seems like there’s a huge divide between film critics and general audiences when it comes to their enjoyment of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, if you look at what some of the viewers who enjoyed the film have to say, including the more hardcore comic book fans, you’ll see that they have many of the same complaints that critics wrote in their reviews.
In my personal opinion, while there’s a visual feast to be had, and plenty of blockbuster spectacle, the story lacks focus, is packed with far too much disjointed set up for future movies, and has a real problem with taking itself too seriously, despite the studio trying to paint it as an “an enjoyable afternoon at the movies.” That’s not to say it’s not enjoyable at all, as it has plenty of great cinematic moments, but they just don’t add up to a truly fantastic movie.
Still, if you’re still of the opinion that there is a divide between fans and critics, how about we hear from someone who is not only a huge comic book fan, but also has an unfavorable relationship with critics: Kevin Smith. The filmmaker, who is also good friends with new Batman Ben Affleck, doesn’t seem to be pleased with the movie Zack Snyder made. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »
If you follow writer and director Kevin Smith on Instagram, then you probably already know that he’s currently working on an episode of The CW comic book series The Flash. If you don’t follow the filmmaker on Instagram, and you didn’t read our post about this news back in January, you might have just learned something.
Nowadays, if you’re not a Kevin Smith fan, you probably don’t go out of your way to watch his movies. But if you are a Kevin Smith fan, even if you don’t watch The Flash, you may have a reason to tune in to the episode that he’s directing. It’s not clear, but in one of the pictures from the set of the DC Comics series, Kevin Smith seems to tease a cameo from his signature characters, Jay & Silent Bob.
Get the details on the potential Jay and Silent Bob cameo in The Flash after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
If middling ensemble rom-coms are your preferred method of celebrating the holidays, Garry Marshall’s recent output should have you covered. But if you’d prefer to be scared senseless on all the special days of the year? Well then, the new horror anthology Holidays might be more in your wheelhouse.
Directors Kevin Smith, Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet) all contributed to the film, which consists of different segments corresponding to different holidays. The first Holidays trailer has just hit, along with release date details. Check it all out after the jump.
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Even though the international Ghostbusters trailer that hit the web this week was much better than the initial teaser trailer that debuted the previous week, some hopeful fans still have a bad taste in their mouth. As someone who is still hoping for the best from director Paul Feig, even though I firmly think this should be more of a sequel than a hard reboot, I can’t deny that the first trailer was pretty poorly cut. And it seems filmmaker Kevin Smith think so too.
While speaking on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast with fellow co-host and occasional actor Ralph Garmin, Smith had some harsh words for the Ghostbusters trailer. However, he was very specific in his comments by criticizing the trailer rather than denouncing the movie itself. Find out about Kevin Smith’s Ghostbusters trailer reaction after the jump. Read More »
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Apparently Kevin Smith has a nice relationship with AMC. Smith’s Comic Book Men has been on the network for around four years now. I’ve never watched it, but it’s done well enough for AMC to give the writer-director another program. Smith and actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes) will co-host a talk show, called Geeking Out (working title).
Find out more about the project below.
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This past weekend brought the premiere of Kevin Smith‘s latest effort as writer and director, the absolutely insane Yoga Hosers, at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. If you want to know just how truly nutty this movie is, check out Peter Sciretta’s full review on the movie right here, or watch the clip that was released before the premiere.
Yours truly was curious enough to check out the movie that is like a PG-13 Disney Channel nightmare as only Kevin Smith can deliver, and before and after the film, Smith had a couple interesting things to say about how he’s approaching filmmaking now as well as what we can expect from Moose Jaws. Read More »
Yoga Hosers feels like a cross between an absurd live-action cartoon created by a stoner and a ’90s-style teenage comedy. It’s so strange, and unlike anything Kevin Smith has directed before. I’m honestly not sure if Yoga Hosers was terrible or if I am just not the target demographic for this story.
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This weekend brings the premiere of Kevin Smith‘s latest indie effort, the horror comedy Yoga Hosers, at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. There isn’t a trailer for the film just yet, but the writer/director who launched his career at the indie film fest decided to tease what’s waiting for all of us catching flicks in the mountains with the first Yoga Hosers clip.
Harley Quinn Smith (the filmmaker’s daughter) and Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp, who also stars in the film) take the leads in the movie, and here we get to see that they’re not too far removed from a couple of characters that Smith’s fans should be very familiar with. Read More »
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This weekend brings the premiere of Kevin Smith‘s latest movie, Yoga Hosers, at the Sundance Film Festival, the place where his career was launched. But news of Smith widening his work in television has also arrived this weekend, and it doesn’t involve comic books or Jay and Silent Bob.
Kevin Smith has written, directed and starred in a new comedy series called Hollyweed that he shot on spec and he will begin shopping around a completed episode sometime in the near future. Find out more about the show after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Yoga Hosers, the second film in Kevin Smith‘s True North trilogy, makes its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this Sunday, January 24. But if you saw Smith’s last film Tusk, you’ll be familiar with its lead characters already — Colleen and Colleen (Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp, the teenage convenience store clerks who were questioned by Johnny Depp‘s Guy LaPointe. And if you’d like to know even more about these gals, you’re in luck, because they’re also getting an origin story of sorts in the form of a comic book.
Written by Smith and illustrated by Jeff Quigley, Yoga Hosers: When Colleens Collide tells the story of how the girls met and became BFFs. The Yoga Hosers comic book will be distributed at the Yoga Hosers premiere this weekend, and you can get your first look some pages after the jump. Read More »