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Kevin Smith ... is that you?! The 44-year-old star took to Twitter to reveal his impressive 85-pound weight loss by sharing before-and-after photos of his achievement. "Left: me & my kid in 2008. Right: 2 weeks ago, 85 pounds later. I shan't wear pants and will never abort the shorts," he tweeted with the pics, where he's seen posing with his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith. Smith kicked off his weight-loss plan after he was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for being too large for a single seat back in 2010. Smith opened up to Men's Health earlier this year, saying he dropped 40 pounds by cutting out sugar. "I can't even walk down the drinks aisle at a food store anymore because all of it is just sugar water," he told the mag. "There's nothing there that's not sugar water. I used to be a guy that was like, 'Yeah, I drink juice, man, and juice is natural. »
- tooFab Staff
Kevin Smith is looking a lot skinnier these days! The 44-year-old director has been on a mission to drop the pounds the last few months. Smith took to Twitter today to reveal just how much weight he's lost. "Left: me & my kid in 2008. Right: 2 weeks ago, 85 pounds later. I shan't wear pants and will never abort the shorts," Smith wrote with a photo split of him at his heaviest and him today. Smith looks like half the man he used to be in the new photos. Smith looks much more slender while sporting denim shorts and a black sports coat. Although he's physically changed a lot, Smith won't give up those baggy jean shorts! Back in February, after losing 40 pounds, Smith opened up to »
Last year, just before the Comic-Con schedule was announced, I tried to predict some of the big surprises that the studios would spring on us in San Diego. As it turns out, I was actually right about a few of them (the first Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, first look at Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), but there were so many more, like Legendary announcing Godzilla 2 and Kong: Skull Island, Bruce Campbell returning for Ash Vs. Evil Dead and Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" performance. With the con just a few weeks away, the official schedule is starting to roll out, day by day, with some big stuff happening in Hall H. Of course, many studios started announcing their panels weeks ahead of time, but now, the "big picture," as it were, is starting to come together. Although this Con picture is much different than years past. »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
Fresh off the unveiling of the lineup for Preview Night and Thursday, Comic-Con has released their schedule for Friday, July 10th, and it's supremely underwhelming. Save for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel late in the day, there's really nothing "must-see" in Hall H. The Game of Thrones panel is lacking some of the show's biggest stars, including Peter Dinklage, Lena Heady, and Kit Harington or even showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and the Hall H festivities close out with a look at Kevin Smith's new film Yoga Hosers. This is a far cry from the Friday Hall H lineup just a few years ago, and the lack of Disney, Paramount, and Sony is certainly showing. All the "good stuff" (save for Star Wars) seems like it's being relegated to Saturday. Rather than post the entire schedule, we’ve pulled out highlights for the biggest panels »
- Adam Chitwood
MTV's bringing some scares to San Diego, offering two horror genre panels for fans to attend at this year's Comic-Con: a Scream: The TV Series panel on Friday, July 10th, and a Kevin Smith-moderated Teen Wolf panel on Thursday, July 9th.
Press Release: "Santa Monica, CA (June 25, 2015) – MTV will take San Diego Comic-Con by storm with the return of Comic-Con favorite and hit drama series “Teen Wolf” for the sixth time and convention debuts of highly-anticipated shows “Scream: The TV Series” and “The Shannara Chronicles.”
For the first time in network history, MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive experience when they hit the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will be treated to exclusive swag and the opportunity to meet and get autographs from a slew of MTV talent set to stop by.
In addition, MTV will once again sponsor the Sdcc wi-fi. »
- Derek Anderson
It’s been a historic week for America. First universal healthcare was upheld by the Supreme Court and now, as of this morning, they’ve overturned the ban on same-sex marriage. Marriage Equality for all! Via “Parks and Rec” And what better way to celebrate this historic leap forward into the 21st century than by taking to social media to show solidarity? Which is exactly what celebrities around the world are doing! Lance Bass We are so proud to be American today! All of our #Lgbt brothers and sisters can now love freely! Ty #SupremeCourt! pic.twitter.com/RO10N8knfj — Lance Bass (@LanceBass) June 26, 2015 Ellen Love won. #MarriageEquality — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 26, 2015 Ricky Martin Breaking: #Scotus has just announced that love is equal across the nation!!! #MarriageEquality #LoveAlwaysWins #Loveislove — Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) June 26, 2015 Wanda Sykes I am overwhelmed with joy! It's feels good to be an American in all 50 states! »
- Donna Dickens
Indie filmmaker Todd Solondz loves to play within his own cinematic universe ala Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino. 2009’s “Life During Wartime” is a quasi sequel to 1998’s “Happiness” and 2004's "Palindromes" begins at the funeral for Dawn Wiener, the protagonist from his debut feature “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” Well, Solondz is either ignoring his own cannon or just changing history with “Wiener-Dog,” his upcoming Annapurna Pictures comedy. The movie stars Greta Gerwig as the aforementioned Dawn Wiener grown up and the comedy tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy Principal photography has begun on “Wiener-Dog,” and Annapurna has revealed its cast which includes the previously in-talks Julie Delpy, plus Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Brie Larson, Ellen Burstyn, Zosia Mamet and writer/actor Tracy Letts. Megan Ellison is producing through her Annapurna »
- Edward Davis
The man known as the Sauce Boss will soon make a major mark on the big screen. Harley Morenstein, who rose to prominence as the ringleader of the Epic Meal Time YouTube channel, will have a leading role in Moose Jaws, an upcoming horror film from director Kevin Smith.
Morenstein recently announced his starring role in Moose Jaws through a Facebook post he authored on his personal account. “Couldn't really mention this before, but since it's now on IMDb I guess it's public knowledge,” he wrote. “This is an extremely surreal experience and I'm so excited I have this opportunity. Shout out to all my friends on Facebook that shared the first Emt videos. That opened this door for me. Shout out to my Emt colleagues for keeping the ship sailing even when I'm not at the helm!”
Moose Jaws will be the third act of Smith’s “Canadian Horror Trilogy, »
- Sam Gutelle
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
The newest look at Jamie Bell's The Thing from Fantastic Four comes in the form of a statue of the hero from an event in Spain, however it's not exactly clear where the picture was taken. But the image does answer the question Jason Lee's Brodie Bruce posed to Stan Lee in Kevin Smith's Mallrats: The Thing's dork isn't made out of orange rock like the rest of his body... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
—Tweet The Below Video Using #Fmtv To Be Entered Into Our Power Rangers: Dino Charge Swag Bag Giveaway!—
Thanks to our Comic Con chums at Bandai, they’ve kindly given us a Power Rangers: Dino Charge swag bag to give away in our monthly Flickering Myth Movie Show share competition. Which we were totally up for, until we opened it and saw the original Green Ranger action figure. Now we want it for ourselves.
The survival kit includes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Edition figures. Each figure includes one battle gear item to help combat against the Evil Space Aliens and is beautifully presented in replica of the original packaging. In addition, you will receive a t-shirt that has been exclusively designed by Saban Brands.
For our June edition, The Flickering Myth Movie Show decided to visit London McM Comic Con. Because we can. And we’re slightly (ok, very »
- Oli Davis
Unicomb plans to film interviews with comic book artists on the enduring cultural influences of the superhero characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern, that would have featured in Miller.s movie.
In 2008, Warner Bros. pulled the plug on Justice League Mortal, which the director wanted to shoot in Australia, after the Film Finance Corporation ruled it wasn.t eligible for the then-new 40% producer offset.
Since If broke the news on the feature doc, working title Miller.s Justice League Mortal, the story went global, reported in around 200 media outlets.
- Don Groves
Despite Kevin Smith seeking an end to his directing duties a few years ago, he's recently found his "second wind" and been setting up a myriad of film projects. Last year saw the release of Tusk, which was the first of an off-kilter horror-comedy trilogy taking place in Canada. The second film, Yoga Hosers, will follow two teenage yoga enthusiasts (played by Kevin... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Did you know that June 12 every year is Superman Day? We're not sure how this particular day came to be dedicated to the Man of Steel, especially since he seems omnipresent in our lives every day. A pop cultural mainstay since 1938, the Krypton-born hero never seems far away, especially in the movies.
Yet while it seems every boy has dreamed of putting on the red cape and flying, the character has been remarkably hard to cast in movies. For every Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh or Henry Cavill who said yes, many more have said no. Here are 15 potential Kal-El's that never came to be.
"Yo, Lois!" After the success of "Rocky," it's no wonder that "Superman: The Movie" producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind considered Stallone to play the Last Son of Krypton. Reportedly, he was deemed too ethnic for the part, though other sources have said that Marlon Brando »
- Gary Susman
Cross a film off of Kevin Smith‘s long to-do list. The writer/director just completed Yoga Hosers, his teenage superhero/thriller starring Harley Quinn Smith (Smith’s daughter) and Lily-Rose Depp (Johnny Depp’s daughter). We know he’s done because Smith tweeted about the status, and posted an image of the end credits, which tease that the characters will be back […]
- Germain Lussier
Some truly gorgeous new photos have arrived of Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and Damien Lewis in Werner Herzog's upcoming Gertrude Bell biopic "Queen of the Desert". [Source: QOTDFilm]
The Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo-led "Spotlight" has targeted a platform rollout beginning with a November 6th opening. Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci also star in the story of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigation team into sexual abuse within the Catholic church.
Universal has locked down a June 3rd 2016 release date for the Lonely Island movie. Andy Samberg leads the cast as Conner, a rapper whose latest career setback forces him to reunite with his old boy band.
Kevin Smith has revealed he hopes to premiere his just completed film "Yoga Hosers" at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Harley Quinn Smith (Smith's daughter) and Lily-Rose Depp (Johnny Depp »
- Garth Franklin
Director: Kevin Smith
Running Time: 102 minutes
Kevin Smith loves his podcasts. The director publishes weekly casts via his channel ‘SModcast’ and without it Tusk would never have ben written. The idea for the film came up during an episode titled ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter‘ wherein the director discussed an ad he’d read in a newspaper. The story in particular involved a man seeking a lodger who could live with him rent free in exchange wearing a walrus costume for a period of times.
Although later revealed as a being a hoax ad, it did however get the creative juices flowing, birthing the film idea. Tusk has Justin Long star as Wallace, a co-host of a frat-boy aimed podcast ‘The Not-See Party’, who whilst researching »
- Kat Smith
“And I want some ‘ha ha ha’s here…”
For our June edition, The Flickering Myth Movie Show decided to visit London McM Comic Con. Because we can. And we’re slightly (ok, very) obsessed with Willa Holland (Thea Queen from Arrow).
Not only did we get a chance to talk to her…we also chased down Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Iain de Caestecker (Leo Fitz) and Nick Blood (Lance Hunter), the director and producer duo of The Death of Superman Lives! What Happened? Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne and super YouTuber Tomska.
But Wait – There’S More!
Like, ‘Faust from ItsSuperEffective’ more, talking comic books, Captain America: Civil War and hipster Joker from Suicide Squad; ‘James Tarpey from Robot Overlords‘ more, picking his movies of the month (there’s lots of Jurassic World chat) and working with Gillian Anderson; and, finally, ‘MusicalBethan’ more, doing that cup thing from Pitch Perfect. »
- Oli Davis
The Wrap is reporting Warner Bros. and CBS Films are in talks with Showtime to mount one hell of an interesting deal with regards to the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's massive, post-apocalyptic tome "The Stand". Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) was brought on board to write and direct an adaptation of King's novel back in February 2014. He was the latest in a long line of filmmakers that had taken a crack at "The Stand" including David Yates, Ben Affleck and Scott Cooper and it appears he's going to be sticking around and in a big way. When we last heard from Boone on the project he said, "We're going to do four movies and we're going to do 'The Stand' at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that's going to blow people's minds. We've already been talking to lots of people, »
- Brad Brevet
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