Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
In case you were wondering, yes, Kevin Smith is still pretty sure Clerks III will be his best film ever. It’s not clear whether Rosario Dawson totally agrees with that sentiment, but apparently she wants in too. Also after the jump:
- Danny Boyle dishes on the Trainspotting sequel
- Gru is an awkward parent in Despicable Me 2 clip
- Terry Crews goofs around in a Cloudy 2 featurette
- Before Midnight debuts an international poster
- New poster reminds us of Global Smurfs Day
- Get a peek at Keenser in Star Trek Into Darkness
- Listen to a bit of the Star Trek Into Darkness score
- Chris Pine was “scared” to play Captain Kirk
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Friday morning, Kevin Smith got out of bed and started writing Clerks III. We know this because he posted the cover page on Facebook and Twitter. The Facebook post is particularaly enlightening because Smith reveals today is the 20th anniversary of the first day of shooting on Clerks. He also vows that Clerks III will be “the best film I’ve ever made.” Read more and see the cover page below. 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 »
Thanks to Twitter, Kevin Smith fans have been getting an inside look at how the filmmaker-turned-podcaster evolves ideas for his upcoming projects. He kept the whole Red State scenario a secret but since then, nothing has been secret. His proposed hockey film, Hit Somebody, was the first example. Through the Internet he asked actors to participate, then said it was going to be a two-part film, then cut it back to one, and now it’s going to be a mini-series.
Clerks 3 now looks like it’s in the same boat. Smith originally considered doing Clerks 3 as a Broadway play before saying it would be his final film a few months back. Now he’s changed his idea of what the franchise could be.
Talking to the crew at What’s Trending, Smith admitted he isn’t quite sure exactly how Dante and Randal are first going to be resurrected The movie is still an option but he considered doing it as an online series and, more likely, will first distribute the story as an online book, released chapter by chapter. By doing it this way, Smith revealed fan opinion would most certainly begin to influence the way the story would go.
He then revealed the book (and maybe the film) would start with Dante and Randall meeting in kindergarden. Watch the video of Smith discussing this below.
UPDATE: Smith also took to Twitter to explain a bit of his thought process, it’s all below. Read More »
Lots of randomness in this edition of Star Wars Bits. We’ve got debate, video games, standalone talk, real science, humor and more. After the jump. Read about the following:
- Kevin Smith thinks a new Star Wars movie every year is a good thing.
- Ewan McGregor has an idea for an Obi-Wan Kenobi stand-alone movie.
- Zen Pinball has released an Empire Strikes Back map for PS3 and Vita.
- Several Star Wars Expanded Universe authors reveal what they’d like to see in new Star Wars movies.
- J.J. Abrams’ production designer Scott Chambliss will not work on Star Wars Episode VII.
- Exactly what does a 12 parsec Kessell Run mean about Han Solo?
- Is George Lucas feeling good now that he’s not in control of Star Wars?
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If you’re sitting at work and looking for something fun, interesting and film-related to listen to, Kevin Smith‘s Smodcast has the answer. In his latest episode, the director of Clerks, Chasing Amy and Red State chatted with Looper, Brick and Brothers Bloom director Rian Johnson. The directors talked for four hours, the first two of which have just been released. Among the topics are Johnson’s films, including Looper, the question of which director Bruce Willis liked better, and much more.
There are few things better than getting to listen to two talented filmmakers just chatting about movies, so this is a real treat. The link’s below. Read More »
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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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