Tuesday, October 15 brings Jay and Silent Bob Reboot to theaters across the country for one night only (unless you want to catch it in a double feature with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back in theaters on Thursday, October 17). If you can’t make it out to theater on either of those day, and you missed out on tickets for the Reboot Roadshow, there are some Jay and Silent Bob Reboot clips that can hold you over until the movie eventually becomes available on home video.
Brodie’s Secret Stash
Jason Lee is one of the many returning cast members from previous Kevin Smith movies. In this new clip from Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, his character Brodie Bruce explains what a reboot is to Jay and Silent Bob, essentially recreating the scene where Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck, who will also be appearing in this movie) explained the concept of the internet to the clueless duo. There’s obviously some meta comedy at play here, and it wouldn’t be a Kevin Smith movie without a Star Wars reference. But were you anticipating a reference to Jason Lee’s work in the Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel?
This clip makes me miss seeing Jason Lee in movies and TV shows. But I’m sure he’s enjoying being mostly retired, with the exception of doing voiceover for IHOP commercials. Maybe he’ll make a return after appearing in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Or maybe he just cashed his motherfuckin’ movie check and went back home.
This second clip appears to take place at Chronic-Con, the convention dedicated to Bluntman and Chronic. We’re not sure what happens leading up to this moment, but Silent Bob busts through one of the convention doors in a knockoff of the Mark I Iron Man suit from the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in 2008. Making another reference to a line from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, none other than Kevin Smith appears as himself (the director of the Bluntman v Chronic movie) saying, “Ohhh, Marvel gonna sue somebody.”
The more I see of this movie, no matter how much Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes have aged, and no matter how dated the comedy seems to be in it, I’m still looking forwarding to giving it a whirl. As someone who became a big Kevin Smith fan in high school, I still like seeing him play with his old characters. And since pretty much all of them are coming back for this one, it should be a lot of fun. If you need any more convincing, here’s a new promo spot:
Even though it seems like everyone will be flocking to theaters the weekend of December 18th to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we must remember that there are plenty of people who just aren’t interested. Some might prefer to see the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters, or have younger kids who aren’t old enough for Star Wars, making the new Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel the more appropriate choice.
And for those parents who may be forced into the latter, a new Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip trailer has surfaced, showing off all the childish humor that will be coming just before Christmas this season. Beware of pizza toots. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we actually take Spike Lee’s side, wander the world for truly expensive eats, insert ourselves into the FIFA scandal, figure out whether it’s nurture or nature with musicians, and marvel at the trappings of an independent film situated in the Philippines.
Kevin Smith is well on his way to getting the entire gang back together for Mallrats 2. Jason Lee is the latest actor confirmed to return for the comedy sequel, as announced by Smith in the most amusingly appropriate fashion. See the Jason Lee Mallrats 2 casting announcement after the jump. Read More »
The post Red StateKevin Smith is a workaholic. He’s making movie (Tusk) after movie (Yoga Hosers) and now he may be doing a follow up one of his most beloved.
Thursday, Smith tweeted his upcoming schedule for the next year and a half. Clerks III shoots in May, the Canadian hockey mini-series Hit Somebody shoots in the Fall and Winter, then he makes Moose Jaws in early 2016. The writer/director then dropped this line “But after that? I smell a rat…” Sounds like he might be going back to the mall for a sequel to his cult hit Mallrats. Read more about Kevin Smith Mallrats 2below. Read More »
Over the holidays, it’s easy to lose track of what’s going on on Twitter. Many of us are too busy sitting around with our families, eating big meals or maybe going to the movies. If you fall into that category, you probably missed Kevin Smith‘s tell-all tweet marathon revealing an interesting story of how Ben Affleck asked him to direct a non-Miramax movie, why Fletch Won never happened, and more. But don’t worry. We’ve got it all embedded for you after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
Our last couple editions of TV Bits have been filled with mostly good news, but today’s is more of a downer, what with shows getting axed, a guy getting hurt, and, well, do you consider a Fred Durst sitcom bad news? At least AMC has some nice things to offer, including a new trailer for Hell on Wheels and some intriguing dramas in the works.
Most days, I love my job. Other days, I’m forced to watch the trailer for Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Yep, the squeaky-voiced CGI hellions are back for a third installment of their regrettably successful film franchise. Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Jesse McCartney return as the Chipmunks, along with Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, and Amy Poehler as the Chipettes and Jason Lee and David Cross as human beings. Watch the trailer after the jump.
In TV news tonight: It looks like Aaron Sorkin is finally heading back to television after the failure of Studio 60, and you wouldn’t believe what he’s got planned according to TV Guide:
I’m going to be starting on a new TV series. It’s going to be what turns out to be the third in the trilogy of TV shows that take place behind the scenes of a TV show, but this will be a different kind of TV show. That’s all I can let out of the bag right now.
I’m actually not opposed to Sorkin revisiting a genre he knows so well. Let’s not forget that The West Wing, perhaps his best show, was also a behind the scenes look at the White House. Sorkin also said he hopes to reunite with some of his former series actors, and will definitely be working with longtime collaborator/director Thomas Schlamme.