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Jay and Silent Bob get old onstage; the Austin Film Festival adds a digital competition; and it’s the comedy stylings of “Jaws.” It's also this week’s Texas news roundup. Jay and Silent Bob’s Mid-Life CrisesThe popular podcast “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old” by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will be onstage this August at Oak Cliff’s Texas Theatre. The duo have toured throughout the U.S., recording each event and then releasing the audio as a free podcast, resulting in the show being ranked the top podcast on iTunes Comedy. The shows are a look into what happens when two guys from New Jersey grow up together in the Hollywood limelight. Austin Film Festival to Launch Digital CompetitionIn a nod to the web’s growing importance in filmmaking, the 2015 Austin Film Festival has announced a digital series competition for scripts and films. Finalists will have »
After several years of development, Kevin Smith’s second sequel to his debut movie is finally on its way. But before we can re-visit Dante, Randall and the Quik Stop in Clerks 3, there’s a small matter of Mallrats 2, which the director said would shoot before the end of the year. However over the weekend, Smith shared an image of Twittter of himself, Jason Mewes and Harley Morenstein teasing the threequel…
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— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 2, 2015
Clerks 3 will see series vetrans Brian O’Halloran (Dante Hicks), Jeff Anderson (Randall Graves), Jason Mewes (Jay), Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) and Rosario Dawson (Becky) alongside newcomer Harley Morenstein (Tusk). Mallrats 2 will also see returning cast members Jason Lee (Brodie), Jeremy London (T.S), Shannen Doherty »
- Luke Owen
Gone Girl meets Misery in a tense and unforgiving psychological thriller, starring Academy Award Nominee Rosamund Pike proving once again that she is the star to watch in 2015. Unafraid to break new ground, Return To Sender will leave audiences wanting more as it dares to challenge with unexpected turns and surprises.
Rosamund Pike stars as a small town nurse who gets brutally attacked and raped in her own home by a mysterious man (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, she starts to write to him but the letters all get returned unopened. Determined to confront him she then starts to regularly visit him in prison and seemingly befriends him, against her father’s (Nick Nolte) express wishes. Unable to understand his daughters intentions »
- Phil Wheat
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, »
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are used to performing in front of thousands, so the "fucking intimate room" at Vulture Festival took them by surprise. The pair taped a live version of their podcast "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" that started with Smith waxing poetic (lots of fucks) about the show's origins. Apparently even Courtney Love is a Jay and Silent Bob fan; Smith recalled an encounter with Love that ended in her referencing the podcast. He and Mewes also talked about addiction (to both drugs and sugar), revealed some Google Maps Easter eggs, and debated the benefits of dairy (“I’m relatively sure that if you waterboarded me with milk, I’d be okay"). »
- Claire Landsbaum
Kevin Smith is making good on his promise to deliver Mallrats 2 as his next film, announcing today that the first draft of the screenplay is finished and that the official title of the movie is MallBrats. While the writer/director didn't offer any new plot details, the title surely hints that the original characters will be bringing some of their children into the mix this time around. The filmmaker also used this moment to remember original Mallrats producer Jim Jacks. He says:
"20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends & new jokes. This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here. #MallBrats"
Jim Jacks had always wanted to make a sequel to the original Mallrats. Saldy, he passed away a little over a year ago. His untimely death helped motivate and push to see the film become a reality. At this time, the sequel does not have a release date. »
Smith plans to shoot MallBrats later this year for an expected release in 2016, and has so far confirmed that Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Jason Mewes, Shannen Doherty, Ethan Suplee, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, , Claire Forlani, Michael Rooker, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Brian O’HalloranBryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Scott Mosier and Stan Lee will all be back.
- Gary Collinson
At Wizard World Minneapolis 2015, I had the chance to speak with Michael Rooker, who chatted briefly about The Walking Dead and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I also caught up with Jason Mewes, who talked about Todd & The Book of Pure Evil.
Michael Rooker Q&A:
Have you been keeping up with The Walking Dead this season? If Merle were still alive, how would he fit into life at Alexandria?
Michael Rooker: I have, I watch my buddies whenever possible every week. First off, I’d have guards at the supply depot. I was surprised that the supply depot hadn’t been raided as of yet by anyone, really. Secondly, I would put the support beams on the inside of the fencing around the complex [laughs]. And then I’d just hang out, have a beer, or make my own home brew, and enjoy life.
Was it intimidating to »
- Derek Anderson
There’s plenty to enjoy in the surprising Marvel Studios hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of the praise for the flick goes to director James Gunn and the primary cast of characters who play the titular ragtag team of misfits. But there’s one actor who deserves some more recognition, and that’s Michael Rooker, who plays the […]
- Ethan Anderton
Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker actually has a history with Jason "Jay" Mewes that goes back a few years, the two having had the chance to work together on Kevin Smith's 1995 cult hit Mallrats. As such, it does make some sense that the former would want the latter to show up in Guardians of the Galaxy 2... but you should watch the funny response that response gets from writer/director James Gunn when made while on stage at a comic book convention: This weekend, both Michael Rooker and Jason Mewes were guests at the Wizard World Minneapolis comic convention in Minnesota, and while it's not included in the video, it's pretty easy to assume that this moment was spurred on by Rooker being asked by a fan or moderator about potentially carving out a role for Jason Mewes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. This prompted the »
Stan Lee is the world's greatest cameo actor, and now he's passing on his wisdom to the next generation.
"I didn't get to be the world's greatest cameo actor overnight," he says. "It took years of hard work."
The video was released to coincide with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, following Lee's many fleeting guest appearances in Marvel films.
Watch a supercut of Stan Lee's Marvel cameos below: »
Discover the hidden talents of comic book legend Stan "The Man" Lee as he teaches a very unique acting class in the video below; would you go to the "Stan Lee Cameo School"? Directed by Kevin Smith and starring Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes, and an Audi S8, it’s time for the world to appreciate the subtle art of cameo acting courtesy of the man who has mastered it in countless Marvel movie appearances. What's your favourite Stan Lee cameo? Sound off below! »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Watch Jack Nicholson react to the first look at Jared Leto's Joker from Suicide Squad (via Geek Tyrant): Speaking of Jared Leto's Joker, here's a guy already doing the look in today's cosplay spotlight (via Kotaku): Learn the Stan Lee method of cameo acting from the Man himself in this Audi ad directed by Kevin Smith and costarring Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes and Tara Reid: Just in time for Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest Honest Trailer smashes Ang Lee's Hulk: Pippin Barr has created an old school Atari-style video game based on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. See a screencap below, and play it here (via...
- Christopher Campbell
No one pulls off a cameo appearance quite like Stan Lee. "The Man" has appeared in nearly all of the movies based on Marvel titles. (X-Men: Days of Future Past was a rare exception, as his schedule prohibited him from visiting the set.) With one of his famous pop-ins coming in this weekend.s Avengers: Age of Ultron, it.s high time that Lee pass along his knowledge and technique to the next generation of great cameo actors. The Marvel Comics legend partnered with Audi to create a hilarious video titled "Stan Lee Cameo School." Directed by Kevin Smith, it features Lee educating the likes of Michael Rooker, Tara Reid, Jason Mewes, and Smith in the exquisite art of cameo acting. Make no mistake, "cameo acting" is not the same thing as "acting acting." "Acting acting" involves bold gestures, physical stances, and dressing up like a superhero, whereas "cameo acting »
Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery is an upcoming summer full-length film that sees the Kiss gang get animated and call up Scooby-Doo, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Fred of Mystery Inc. to solve the mystery of the Crimson Witch. The witch is disrupting a Halloween concert at the amusement Kiss World and is setting out to destroy the planet by summoning the Destroyer. »
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
It's not often that we hear of a building demolition significantly altering a director's plans, but that's exactly what's happened to Kevin Smith.
Smith's original schedule would have seen him direct a second sequel to the cult hit Clerks later this year. After that, he was planning to direct Mallrats 2, a sequel to his 1995 comedy, in spring 2016.
But Smith has since learned that the shopping mall where he plans to shoot Mallrats 2 is to be torn down within the next year or so - which means he's altered his filming schedule to compensate.
"...we were talking about initially shooting Clerks 3 this summer and then we were going to get to Mallrats in the beginning of 2016," Smith explained on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "And then it jumped into »
Kevin Smith, who once claimed he was retiring from directing, has quite the feature film slate line-up over the course of the next two years. But he is now changing those plans somewhat, pushing the sequel Mallrats 2 to the forefront. The comedy was originally announced for an early 2016 start date. That changed to late 2015. But now it seems the movie will come first on the docket to take advantage of a key shooting location that may not be around very much longer, with production set to start sometime soon.
The original plan saw Kevin Smith, who just finished shooting the second film in his True North Trilogy Yoga Hosers, doing Clerks III next, followed by his hockey epic Hit Somebody, and the True North trilogy ending Moose Jaws after that. Mallrats 2 was originally the last of these four movies set to move into production. But Kevin Smith has pulled his »
A few weeks back, the prospect of a Mallrats sequel was hinted at in a cheeky Facebook post by director Kevin Smith. In the short period to follow, the project has gone from “a glint in the eye” to an official production on Smith’s forthcoming slate. Fitting in into his hectic year ahead saw Clerks 3 take precedent, with Mallrats 2 earmarked for an early 2016 shoot.
My how the tables have turned, as Smith announced on his weekly Hollywood Babble-On show (via Slash Film) that the two sequels are now being shot in the reverse order. Due to some timetable logistics, Mallrats 2 is set to shoot this year and Clerks 3 will take the early 2016 slot.
Read on for a transcription of Smith’s comments, but beware, there’s a major plot spoiler buried in the middle:
We’ve been putting together Mallrats 2….It’s been a real, like Blues »
- Gem Seddon
Jason Mewes officially became a dad on April Fools' Day—no joke! On Wednesday at 6:25 a.m., the Jay and Silent Bob star's wife Jordan Monsanto gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Logan Lee Mewes, dad's rep told E! News. Little Logan, the first child for the couple, weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Jason's pal and frequent collaborator Kevin Smith didn't just drop by the hospital to meet Logan—he took the Mewes' first photo as a family of three! Luckily Kevin, aka Silent Bob, can provide plenty of insight to his producer pal on raising a daughter—his own baby girl, Harley Quinn Smith, is now a 15-year-old young lady! And if someday »
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