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We told you last week that writer/director Kevin Smith has announced plans to conduct a 24 hour online Q&A on Twitter for an uninterrupted 24 hours on Labor Day to promote his latest book, “Shootin’ the Sh*t With Kevin Smith” and an upcoming 15-city tour. The tweet-a-thon is almost over, and I thought I’d bring you a collection of the most interesting movie related q&a’s.
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Kevin Smith revealed during his panel at Comic-Con that his new buddy cop comedy might not be titled A Couple of Dicks after all. You might remember that Smith had some trouble with his last film Zack and Miri Make a Porno, which was forced to call itself “Zack and Miri” in some television advertisements. Smith says that Warner Bros took some steps to avoid the problem with the new film and polled television networks to see if they would have a problem advertising a film with the word “Dick” in the title.

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GeekBomb: The History of Poop in the Movies

Everyone poops. It’s a truism that you can’t deny, and there’s even an entire book on the subject. In fact, there’s a whole slew of books in that department, ranging from What’s Your Poo Telling You? to It Hurts When I Poop: A Story For Children Who Are Scared To Use The Potty. Which based on the title alone scares me, and I’m an adult. For some reason, from childhood to our adult years, toilet humor amuses us for some reason, and that means we’ve seen plenty of it in the movies.

In fact, Oscar nominee Slumdog Millionaire has a pretty extensive and memorable poop scene in it, and we hope that somewhere there’s a propmaster or special effects technician who is proud to say, “I made the poop in Slumdog” and that someone is buying them a beer. Since the nominations came out, I’ve been thinking about all the other memorable poop scenes in movies, for better or for worse, and thought I’d round up some of the best for a Monday morning GeekBomb to get you going. Have your daily dose of fiber and dive in after the break.

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ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO
Compared to Apatow-directed/produced relationship comedies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you can’t exactly say Zack and Miri Make a Porno is breaking new ground with its combination of raunchy R-rated humor with a more sincere, emotional romance at the center of it all. Then again, even if those films didn’t exist, it still wouldn’t be breaking new ground, since Kevin Smith has been doing this since Chasing Amy. So all those saying Smith is just channeling Apatow can suck it. If anything, Apatow has been channeling Smith; he even admitted as much at last year’s Comic-Con, when he labeled Smith as one of his inspirations. And while Zack and Miri may not be the best comedy of the year, it’s definitely up there, and is certainly deserving of a purchase.
Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: Full length documentary, deleted and extended scenes, all of the “Money Shots” promo videos, and a blooper reel.

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LOL: A More Joyful Zack and Miri Poster

I’m not sure where this alternative poster for Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Ponro came from. Was it officially released from the studio? It looks very legit. I’m guessing that it may have been one of the alternative ideas to the stick figure campaign.

source: IMPA
via: Cinematical

Zack and Miri Make a Porno – What Did You Think?

If you’re seeing a movie this weekend, then chances are you’re seeing Kevin Smith‘s Zack and Miri Make a Porno. I would really like to know what you thought.

Was it Smith’s funniest movie to date?

Did Craig Robinson steal the show?

What did you think of the 12-frame, half-a-second shot that had the MPAA up in arms? (Vulture‘s quote poster mock up below)

And how classic was Star Whores?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Cool Stuff: Monroeville Zombie T-Shirts

In a May edition of Cool Stuff, we featured the Monroeville Zombie Hockey Jerseys that Jeff Anderson and Seth Rogen wear in Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno (seen below). I love the design so much, but don’t wear hockey jerseys or white shirts for that matter (preemptive stain protection). Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash is now selling gray t-shirts featuring the same logo.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

The design is cool on a bunch of different levels. If you’re a fan of George Romero, than you understand the significance of Monroeville. You see, Monroeville is a suburban area about 5-10 miles Northeast of the city of Pittsburgh, PA. Not only was Zack and Miri shot and set in Monroeville, but much of the George A. Romero horror classic Dawn of the Dead was filmed at Monroeville Mall (also a location in Smith’s film). So the design is also a tribute to the area and a homage to Romero.

Monroeville Zombies Logo

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Five Infamous Fake Pornos (As Seen In Films)


With Kevin Smith’s latest film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, hitting theaters this Friday, we at /Film thought it might be a good time to take a look back at the history of fictional pornographic movies. Typically, unless the movie you are watching is itself a porno, porn plays a minor role in films, skirting around the edges and marginally infusing the proceedings with a dollop of sexuality. However, the following pornos have all in some way wormed their way into becoming major plot devices for (mostly) memorable movies. Here are five of the most infamous fake pornos, as seen in films:

Porno: Logjammin’

As Seen In: The Big Lebowski

Remember when Tara Reid was still considered sexy? Neither do I, but apparently at some indeterminate time in the past, Reid was seen as hot enough to be tapped for the role of trophy wife and porn star in the Coen brothers hilarious stoner comedy, The Big Lebowski. In one of the pivotal scenes in this film’s labyrinthine plot, Maude Lebowski and the Dude come to the realization that the Nihilists aren’t actually involved in kidnapping Reid’s character, Bunny, at all!

This porno begins to answers questions we never even wanted to ask. What does Tara Reid look like in a porn film? What are the physical mechanics of efficient German lovemaking? Who would possibly want to see Peter Stormare naked? Either way, Julianne Moore’s brilliant deadpan commentary make this porno one for the books.

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