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Eiff 2016: Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers Reviewed!

11 hours ago | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Here’s a list of things you can do to make your film completely critic-proof: 1) Base it on an idea so inherently silly that anyone attempting to take it seriously either looks like a complete tool or a killjoy. 2) Credit it as an homage to ‘80s late-night horror comedy so that you can plausibly claim that it’s supposed to be crappy. 3) Cast your family in it so that anyone complaining about the acting is just ‘getting personal’ or even worse, ‘being a bully’. 4) Use the film to make fun of film critics, this way any negative criticism looks like a pathetic tantrum from some feeble-minded, limp-wristed, damp-eyed so-called intellectual. You simply can’t lose!

I’m not a big Kevin Smith fan, but I’m definitely not a hater either. [Continued ...] »

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Diamond Select Toys unveils Mallrats Select action figures

24 June 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Diamond Select Toys has unveiled promotional images of its Mallrats Select action figure line, which features Jason Lee’s Brody, Jason Mewes’ Jay and Kevin Smith’s Silent Bob and Shannen Doherty’s Rene from the 1995 cult classic. Check them out here…

A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re not here to shop, they’re not here to work, they’re just here! Finally, after 22 years, fully poseable action figures of the cast of Kevin Smith’s sophomore(ic) masterpiece Mallrats have arrived!

Jay and Brodie are the first two in the series, each with character-specific accessories – sock full of quarters and baseball bat for Jay; chocolate pretzel and giant cookie for Brodie – as well as diorama bases depicting different stores in the mall!

Silent Bob and Renee are in Series 2, each with character-specific accessories – grappling gun, utility belt and alternate head for Bob; shopping bag, purse and video tape »

- Amie Cranswick

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Edinburgh International Film Festival Review – Yoga Hosers (2016)

23 June 2016 4:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yoga Hosers (2016)

Directed By Kevin Smith

Starring Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Adam Brody, Justin Long, Natasha Lyonne, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Kevin Smith, Tony Hale, Ralph Garman, Tony Hale, Harley Morenstein, Tyler Posey, Austin Butler, Jason Mewes and Vanessa Paradis.

Synopsis:

Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.

Say what you want about Kevin Smith’s movies, but there’s no denying that they’re products of self-expression.  Like all auteurs, he makes movies for himself, and if you don’t like them it’s not going to stop him from continuing to feed his own artistic hunger.  Granted, his artistic hunger often comes from the munchies, but if that sparks unique creativity then so be it.   When he unleashed Clerks 22 years ago, he was a lowly convenience store »

- Kieran Fisher

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'Justice League': Spotlight On What We've Learned About Batman, Plus The Batmobile!

21 June 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Today's been a huge day for Justice League news, and now let's take a quick look at what's been revealed about everyone's favorite Dark Knight, Batman.

According to the synopsis that's making the rounds, the character has grown quite a bit since Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. For starters, he's described as having a restored faith in humanity, and it's being claimed that Superman sacrificing his life for the people of earth has really inspired Batman to work selflessly alongside the very kinds of metahumans he once feared.

That's quite an evolutionary step for good ol' Bats.

But what about on the technical end of things? Everyone always loves Batman's toys (where does he get them?!), and we've now got some details on what to expect in Justice League, as well as the first photo of the Batmobile he'll be using in the film.

Here's what producer Charles Roven »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Director Matabane’s Gang Thriller ’28’ Launches Production in South Africa

20 June 2016 7:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Principal photography is under way on acclaimed South African helmer Khalo Matabane’s gritty new prison drama “28.”

Based on the award-winning book “The Number” by Jonny Steinberg, the film is a hard-hitting exposé of the origins of the vicious gangs operating in the South African prison system.

Pic stars Mothusi Magano (“Tsotsi,” “Hotel Rwanda”) as Magadien, a hardened career criminal who swears a blood oath to members of the 28s gang. Faced with a sudden change of heart, he decides to risk his life and break his bond to the brotherhood, whatever the consequences.

While researching the film, Matabane (“State of Violence,” “Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon,” “Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me”) spent years with the real-life Magadien Wentzel in Cape Town, and also immersed himself in the lives of ex-prisoners to better understand gang language and culture.

“It is a story of a man struggling with himself, in turmoil, »

- Christopher Vourlias

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Hollywood Mourns Anton Yelchin: ‘He Was a True Artist’

19 June 2016 11:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Trek” and “Alpha DogAnton Yelchin died early Sunday morning in a freak car accident at the age of 27, his rep confirmed.

“Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” said a statement from his representative. “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

After news broke on Sunday afternoon, celebrities quickly took to social media to mourn the late actor. John Cho, who co-starred with him in the “Star Trek” reboot, called him “curious, beautiful, courageous.” “I’m in ruins,” he added.

Guillermo del Toro, who was set to direct Yelchin as part of the voice cast for the upcoming “Trollhunters,” called Yelchin “a great creative partner and artist.”

Kat Dennings, who co-starred with him in “Charlie Bartlett,” called Yelchin one of her best friends. Anna Kendrick called the late actor “such a talent.”

The likes of Kevin Smith, John Francis Daley, »

- Alex Stedman

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Edinburgh 2016 Presents Highlanders, (Yoga) Hosers And A Whole Lot More!

18 June 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

This week the world’s longest continually running film festival opened its doors for a monumental 70th occasion. Edinburgh International Film Festival may be old, but its content is as fresh as ever. Running June 15-26, the diverse lineup consists of new local and international work alongside a finely curated set of retrospective screenings. Spread across 20 different ‘Strands’ Edinburgh brings a wealth of cinema to Scotland’s historic capital. Offering more than just films, the Eiff offers visitors the chance to join in the conversation with an array of special guests. Actors Dominique Pinon and Kim Cattrall, legendary British producer Jeremy Thomas (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor, Naked Lunch, the list goes on…) and director Kevin Smith will all be present talking about works...

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Edinburgh 2016 Presents Highlanders, (Yoga) Hosers And A Whole Lot More!

18 June 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

This week the world’s longest continually running film festival opened its doors for a monumental 70th occasion. Edinburgh International Film Festival may be old, but its content is as fresh as ever. Running June 15-26, the diverse lineup consists of new local and international work alongside a finely curated set of retrospective screenings. Spread across 20 different ‘Strands’ Edinburgh brings a wealth of cinema to Scotland’s historic capital. Offering more than just films, the Eiff offers visitors the chance to join in the conversation with an array of special guests. Actors Dominique Pinon and Kim Cattrall, legendary British producer Jeremy Thomas (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor, Naked Lunch, the list goes on…) and director Kevin Smith will all be present talking about works...

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It Came From Up North! A Beginner’s Guide to Canadian Monster Movies

17 June 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Kevin Smith’s Canada-set Yoga Hosers opens in September, and while the monsterpalooza isn’t a Canadian production the film’s appreciation for all things True North got me thinking about some of my favorite home-grown creature features. As you’ll see in this primer, David Cronenberg is not the only Canadian filmmaker who’s contributed to the country’s sick […] »

- Chris Webster

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Film Festival Roundup: Lower East Side Film Festival Unveils Winners, Telluride Names Guest Director and More

16 June 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column.

Exclusive: The 6th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival and their 2016 panel of judges, including Ethan Hawke, Cindy Tolan, Steve Farneth and Raul Castillo have announced their winners. Check them out below.

Best Feature Film – “Americana” – By Zachary Shedd

Best Live Action Short Film – “Killer” – By Matt Kazman

Best Animated Short Film – “The Mega Plush: Episode I” – By Matt Burniston

Best Music Video – The Knocks’ “Collect My Love” – By Austin Peters, Music by The Knocks, featuring Alex Newell

Best Documentary Short Film – “Erosion” – By Brandon Bloch, Tim Sessler and Brandon Bray

The Advocacy Award Presented by Here TV – “Video” – By Randy Yang

The Lesff Neighborhood Award – “Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream” – By Michael Levine

Best of Fest, The Lesff Prix D’Or – “Art of the Prank” – By Andrea Marini

Audience Award »

- Kate Erbland

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Fantasia 2016: A Tsunami Sized Second Wave of Titles Announced

16 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

With the mega-sized Montreal genre-fest hitting its two decade milestone this year, Fantasia is pulling out all the stops. The first announcement offered details on their now mature and thriving film development market (Frontieres), as well as several world premieres, mutliple Miike films, fresh cinema from several accomplished veterans of horror, science fiction and action filmmaking. The second wave adds more. A lot more. Including new movies from Jackie Chan, Johhnie To, Marilyn Manson, Jcvd, Kevin Smith, Sato Shinsuke, Mike Flanagan, and Yamata Yoji! One thing Fantasia has positively excelled at is their regional spotlights. In the past, personal favourites were the Serbian Spotlight as well as the Manila (Philippines) Spotlight. This year, there is a spotlight on Polish genre cinema, perhaps inspired by the...

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Fantasia 2016: A Tsunami Sized Second Wave of Titles Announced

16 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

With the mega-sized Montreal genre-fest hitting its two decade milestone this year, Fantasia is pulling out all the stops. The first announcement offered details on their now mature and thriving film development market (Frontieres), as well as several world premieres, mutliple Miike films, fresh cinema from several accomplished veterans of horror, science fiction and action filmmaking. The second wave adds more. A lot more. Including new movies from Jackie Chan, Johhnie To, Marilyn Manson, Jcvd, Kevin Smith, Sato Shinsuke, Mike Flanagan, and Yamata Yoji! One thing Fantasia has positively excelled at is their regional spotlights. In the past, personal favourites were the Serbian Spotlight as well as the Manila (Philippines) Spotlight. This year, there is a spotlight on Polish genre cinema, perhaps inspired by the...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

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Fantasia to host Kevin Smith, Marilyn Manson, Shinsuke Sato

16 June 2016 6:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Montreal genre showcase to open with drama King Dave and John Stockwell’s Kickboxer: Vengeance.

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (July 21-24) will open with a double header of Daniel Grou’s single tracking shot drama King Dave and John Stockwell’s Kickboxer: Vengeance, starring Canadian actor Alain Moussi alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, Georges St-Pierre and Dave Bautista.

Musician Marilyn Manson will be at Fantasia to present the world premiere of Corey Asraf and John Swab’s noir Let Me Make You A Martyr on which Manson is a producer and co-stars alongside Mark Boone Junior, Niko Nicotera, Sam Quartin, »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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How 'The Rock' Turned Back into Dwayne Johnson

15 June 2016 5:29 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In 2007, director Richard Kelly released a follow-up to his metaphysical head-scratcher/late-bloomer cult classic Donnie Darko — a paranoid satire titled Southland Tales that was so weird and staggeringly dense that it made his previous film look like a sitcom. The plot, if you can call it that, involved an energy crisis, the ongoing War on Terror and an impromptu sing-along of the Killers' "All These Things That I've Done"; the cast included several Saturday Night Live alumni, Justin Timberlake, a spit-curled Wallace Shawn, and Kevin Smith playing, naturally, a wizard. »

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Jon Heder and David Krumholtz Go On a Supernatural Hunt in ‘Ghost Team’ Exclusive Trailer – Watch

14 June 2016 12:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

IndieWire is pleased to debut the very first trailer for “Ghost Team,” a supernatural comedy directed by Oliver Irving and starring Jon Heder, David KrumholtzMelonie Diaz, Paul W. Downs, Justin Long and Amy Sedaris.

Ghost Team” follows a paranormal-obsessed man (Heder) determined to catch ghosts on film. He recruits his depressed friend (Krumholtz) to mount an investigation alongside his misfit nephew, a cable access medium and an overeager security guard (Long).

Read More: The Orchard Acquires Paranormal Comedy ‘Ghost Team

The film promises some great interplay between a deeply funny ensemble – if you want to see Amy Sedaris attempt to summon the dead, this is your film.

Ghost Team” will debut exclusively on Google Play on July 21 and in theaters on August 12. More on demand platforms will support the film later in the summer. Check out the trailer below.

 

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- Russell Goldman

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’31’ Trailer: Rob Zombie Returns With Carnies Who Have Twelve Hours To Survive

14 June 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In Rob Zombie’s latest horror film “31,” a group of carnival workers are traveling through the country in an Rv on Halloween night in 1976. On their trip, they’re stopped and attacked with only six of them taken alive. Soon, they’re taken to a strange building where three strangers in aristocratic garb force them to play a survival game: For the next 12 hours, they must wander through a maze of rooms evading murder and torture the entire time. If they survive for the full 12 hours, they’ll be set free, but if not, they’ll join their carnival friends in the grave. “31” stars Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”), Sheri Moon Zombie (“The Lords of Salem”), Richard Brake (“Game of Thrones”), E.G. Daily (“Rugrats”), Meg Foster (“They Live”), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (“Cooley High”), and more. Watch the trailer for “31” above.

Read More: Kevin Smith and Rob Zombie Lead 2016 Sundance Film Festival Midnight Section

Rob Zombie rose to fame as the founding member of the ’80s heavy metal band White Zombie. They released four albums between 1987 and 1995; their debut record “Soul-Crusher” was particularly acclaimed, especially by musicians like Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. He briefly focused on his solo work before shifting his attention to directing horror films. Some of his previous credits include “House of 1000 Corpses” and its sequel “The Devil’s Rejects,” the remake of “Halloween” and its sequel “Halloween II,” and “The Lords of Salem.”

“31” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It will be released on VOD platforms on September 16th and in a limited theatrical release on October 21st.

Read More: Rob Zombie on Going for Broke With ‘Lords of Salem’ and Why Making a Third ‘Halloween’ Would Be ‘Masochistic’

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- Vikram Murthi

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‘Batman: Dead End’ Director Sandy Collora Launches Kickstarter for Creature Feature ‘Shallow Water’

14 June 2016 6:44 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Sandy Collora is a longtime special effects artist who helped create some of the more renowned and revered creatures in modern cinema. He produced and directed the fan film Batman: Dead End, hailed by filmmaker Kevin Smith as “possibly the truest, best Batman movie ever made”.  Collora has announced his long-awaited return behind the camera with an […] »

- Chris Coffel

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TV Talk: ‘Game of Thrones’ to Get Extended Season Finale; ‘Mallrats’ Sequel to Be TV Series

13 June 2016 6:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Plus, a sequel to Kevin Smith's 'Mallrats' as a tv series, superhero rundown, highs and lows and streaming spotlight for 'Voltron: Legendary Defender!' »

- Collider Video

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Kevin Smith is turning his “Mallrats” sequel into a television series

13 June 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Go figure, just a few days after I wrote last week about Kevin Smith’s next film Yoga Hosers, some news pops up about another project of his. This one is his sequel to Mallrats, which he is going forward with, just in a new form. As you’ll see below, he’s opted to take the sequel and make it as a series on television, instead of as a film, due to some previously unforeseen circumstances. This is a lemonade out of lemons situation, as well as perhaps a hint as to where Smith could see his career begin to focus in the years to come. Either way, it’s something new and exciting in his evolution as a storyteller. The behind the scenes story here is that initially Mallrats 2 or Mallbrats was going to be a movie, but when Smith submitted his script to Universal, he found out it wouldn’t be quite so simple, as they wouldn’t just release the property to him. However, considering how popular his episode of The Flash was on CW, as well as the upcoming television series take on Buckaroo Banzai that he’s launching (and recently sold), Smith quickly pivoted. Now, we’re getting Mallrats: The Series, a TV show which could really be something fun. It’s everything we want from Smith going back to the mall, just spread out over a season of TV instead of in one movie. Count me in. Here’s what I wrote last year when the sequel was announced as a film: “The initial reason that Smith decided to make Mallrats 2 into a film was to honor his friend and Mallrats producer Jim Jacks, who passed away back in 2014. As a way of honoring Jacks, a man who had once upon a time championed a potential sequel, Smith then decided to make it a reality. As much as this could be just another one of those interesting announcements that go nowhere, that hasn’t been the case. Over the weeks and months, Smith would go on social media slowly teasing all of the former cast members who are coming back to the mall, as it were. That’s pretty impressive, regardless of the cast. For those who don’t remember, Mallrats starred Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani, Ethan Suplee, Michael Rooker, Renee Humphrey, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, as well as Stan Lee in a cameo and of course Smith himself [...] »

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Mallrats 2 is now a 10-episode TV series

13 June 2016 1:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Mallrats 2 - Aka Mallbrats - is no longer heading to cinemas. Instead, it'll be a 10-part TV show...

You may have seen this slice of news over the weekend, but it still seems worthy of discussion. Kevin Smith’s planned sequel to Mallrats is no longer destined for cinemas. Instead, it’ll be a ten episode TV series.

“We started reconfiguring the idea of doing Mallrats not as a film but as a series, and Universal and I are just about to close our deal to do Mallrats the series,” Smith revealed during an interview on Philadelphia’s Wmmr radio station.

He added: “Then we take it out into the world and find a home for it. So, instead of doing a Mallrats movie, I’m going to do 10 episodes of a Mallrats series.”

Smith headed to Twitter shortly afterwards to confirm the news, and also hinted that his directorial gig on The Flash season 2 played a part in this reconfiguration of Mallrats 2...

Thanks to @CW_TheFlash, I've started setting up shop in scripted TV! First up: #BuckarooBanzai. Next up, #Mallrats! https://t.co/G4Nc4GqcXl

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 10, 2016

Apparently, Philadelphia’s Exton Square Mall is the planned location for the series’ shoot. First, though, Smith and Universal must find a network to sign up as the broadcaster. 

Smith’s Mallrats 2 movie script was previously going by the title Mallbrats. We’ll have to wait and see if that’s still the title when the project reaches our telly screens.

In other Kevin Smith news, the writer-director has also expressed an interest in directing either Daredevil or The Defenders for Marvel Studios/Netflix.

We’ll keep you posted as Smith’s manifold projects continue to develop.

EW / Wmmr

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