Kevin Smith Outraged Over Grindhouse Failure

Kevin SmithClerks director Kevin Smith had a lot to say about America’s decision to see Wild Hogs over Zodiac on his new podcast (SModcast) a couple weeks back. Now the director is outraged over this weekend’s box office results.

“What’s Costner’s line in J.F.K. again? ‘God, I’m ashamed to be an American today…’” wrote Smith. “Perhaps that’s overstating it a bit, but for me? It applies in this situation.”

“I’d say the problem was America most definitely was at the movie theaters this week – which is why the stuff that grossed higher than Grindhouse… grossed higher than Grindhouse,” Smith wrote. “That’s the third fantastic film of the year which has failed to attract the audience it richly deserved in its opening week. Add Grindhouse to a list that includes Black Snake Moan and Zodiac.”

I agree with Smith’s comments (with exception of Black Snake Moan). I don’t understand the recent disconnect with good films and America’s movie-going decisions.

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Director: David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en)

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch, Chloƫ Sevigny, and Ed Setrakian

Running Time: 156 minutes

MPAA Rating: R for some strong killings, language, drug material and brief sexual images

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