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 »
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Clerks: The Animated Series might be edging towards a return in 2013. The series was a very short network primetime show, which many agree was ahead of its time. The series did the same style totally random-funny pop culture-filled jokes that were credited for Family Guy‘s later success. I highly recommend any one who hasn’t seen the show to go check it out, especially if you liked shows like Clone High or Family Guy.
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Today brings two minor updates on Kevin Smith‘s Hit Somebody. The first is from Nicholas Braun, the actor who’ll eventually star in the film as a hockey enforcer who dreams of scoring just one goal. We spoke to Braun on the set of his latest movie, Dylan Kidd’s Get A Job, and he said the version of the script he read is Kevin Smith’s “finest” work and a “love letter to hockey” complete with flashbacks to the origins of the sport.
Also, Smith was recently on Sirius XM’s The Opie and Anthony Show and gave more information on a supporting character comedian Jim Norton will play in the film, a goalie based on hockey legend Glenn Hall. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Not long ago, Kevin Smith and a company called Phase 4 announced a distribution partnership, in which Phase 4 would acquire low-budget films and release them under Kevin Smith’s SModcast Pictures banner.
The first pickup for the label is the wild high school comedy Bindlestiffs, directed by Andrew Edison, co-written by Luke Loftin and starring Loftin, Edison, John Karna and Will Fordyce. It premiered at Slamdance this past January. There the film, which features three teen virgins with ambitions to live out the plot to The Catcher in the Rye, won the Audience Award for Best Feature Narrative at Slamdance, and will play SXSW.
Check out a trailer for the comedy below. Read More »
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 »
How is Disney going to let you get bonus content from The Avengers Super Bowl commercial? Where can you purchase Robert Downey Jr.‘s actual Iron Man suit? How can one site be reporting R.I.P.D. is already a flop 18 months before release? Want to see a new image of Loki and some Avengers character posters? Where can you read about the bridge between Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers? Which two comic titans were involved in a lawsuit over the superhero Spawn? Did Kevin Smith get offered a gig writing Before Watchmen? And where can you get Superman underwear that improve sexual performance? All this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2012 by Angie Han
We have some interesting tidbits of all kinds today, but let’s be real — we both know you’re mainly here for The Walking Dead trailer and clip and the True Blood teaser. After the jump:
- HBO offers the first 3 minutes of The Walking Dead‘s midseason premiere, plus a teaser
- The first teaser for Season 5 of HBO’s True Blood comes online
- Shirley Maclaine will be calling on Downton Abbey
- Details on The CW’s new Beauty & The Beast reboot reveal a surprising 9/11 connection
- Jimmy Kimmel is shopping a “Borat Meets Green Acres” hybrid series
- Kevin Smith and Adam Carolla bicker over an upcoming untitled project
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Kevin Smith made big waves at Sundance last year when he showed up at the fest with his horror film Red State, the distribution rights to which he said he’d sell at auction. But the auction was mostly an act, and Smith sold the Red State distro rights to himself. That left a lot of people angry, but the move turned out well for Smith: he took Red State on the road and recouped his costs on the film. Red State had a small ‘traditional’ theatrical run and a good VOD and digital release thanks in part to a deal with Lionsgate.
Smith said that he wanted to apply the same sort of roadshow distribution model to other indie films, and today, on the one-year anniversary of his Red State debut, he has announced a new deal for his label SModcast Pictures. The label which will work with Phase 4, which released Red State in Canada, to distribute up to twelve films a year in the US and Canada, with up to four of those films getting the roadshow treatment used for Red State.
Read on for more details. Read More »
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