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File it under we'll-believe-it-when-we-see-it, but it looks like Kevin Smith's much talked about, long developing hockey epic, "Hit Somebody," may finally be close to actually happening. The project was, at various times, conceived as a single movie, a two-part film, and six hour mini-series, and as far back as 2011, Smith had it all mapped out. The Warren Zevon song-inspired, two-film version—"Hit Somebody: Home" (rated PG-13) and "Hit Somebody: Away" (rated R)—tells the story of a rising hockey player named Buddy McCracken, and spans three decades, from 1950 to 1980, tracking his rise through the ranks to become a professional hockey player. Smith even had it cast, with Michael Parks to play a French Canadian coach, John Goodman as Buddy’s first coach, Blue Jay Jennings, Melissa Leo in an unspecified part, Nicholas Braun a Buddy McCracken himself, and Kyle Gallner slated to make an »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sitting down and jotting down a top ten list of great films from 2014 was no easy feat. Why? Because some damn good horror films grabbed this year by the balls and refused to let go. After much pondering, (and debates with my inner thoughts) I have finally figured out my list. To me, this year meant late night movie nights with friends, and being exposed to some of the best films the genre had to offer. If 2015 has just a fraction of the greatness 2014 had, then I have no doubt next year will be amazing for horror and genre films. So here are the films from this past year who confirmed my love for the genre (and maybe turned me on a little).
Oh my. I am going to get so much shit for this, but guess what? I don’t care. I recently watched Tusk, and I »
Arriving in homes post-Christmas at the end of next month is Kevin Smith's twisted monster movie 'Tusk'. It'll be getting the typically common same day triple release across Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on 30 December with the home entertainment release coming complete with a few special features. One of which includes the original podcast (or SModcast) where the concept of the movie is discussed between director Smith and co-host producing partner Scott Mosier. 'Tusk' stars Justin Long ('Drag Me To Hell'), Michael Parks ('Red State'), Haley Joel Osment ('The Sixth Sense') and Genesis Rodriguez ('Man on a Ledge'). Head below to check out the Blu-ray artwork. »
Written and Directed by Kevin Smith.
Podcaster Wallace Bryton travels to Canada to interview internet sensation, ‘The Kill Bill Kid’, but when he finds out that he has committed suicide, he finds Howard Howe, a sea explorer who has plenty of stories to tell…
Tusk might be Kevin Smith’s best film in years, but compared to pretty much everything post Dogma, that’s not exactly a recommendation. In fact, it’s difficult to figure out who Tusk was actually made for, apart from Smith himself.
The product of a rambling conversation about a bizarre Gumtree ad, offering free living accommodation in turn for dressing up in a walrus costume, Tusk is sort of like Misery meets Human Centipede, struggling to reach the highs of the former and, in some strange way, making the latter a lot less disturbing. »
- Gary Collinson
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has chomped into a December 30, 2014 release date for Kevin Smith's Tusk starring Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The Tusk Blu-ray release date doesn't make Christmas, but it does fit into the holiday break window.
Tusk made its premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was distributed domestically by A24 films. It earned $1.8 million at the box office in limited release, and will surely reach a larger audience on home video given Smith's following and the bizarre subject matter focused on a man with an unusual affection for walruses and the unfortunate Podcaster that comes into contact with him.
The Blu-ray edition of Tusk sports a 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio track as well as a Digital HD copy of the film. Bonus features include the following:
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Smith
"20 Years »
They briefly appeared in walrus horror Tusk earlier this year, and now Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp are set to take centre stage in spinoff pic, Yoga Hosers. The two 15-year olds, daughters of Tusk‘s Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp, will both reprise their convenience store clerk roles for the upcoming movie. The amusingly-named duo, Colleen Collette (Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Smith), are showcased here in the first image from the upcoming film.
The pic has arrived courtesy of THR, who landed the scoop, and shows the two teens in character behind a store counter. In the movie, written and directed by Smith, the pair of Colleens enlist the help of Johnny Depp’s Quebec police officer to battle a long-dormant evil. For a more in-depth look at the plot, here’s a brief synopsis:
The film centers on two teenage yoga nuts who have an after-school job »
- Gem Seddon
The first official photo from Kevin Smith's film project Yoga Hosers has been released, and it features his daughter Harley Quinn Smith alongside Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Depp. It has also been revealed that the film is a spin-off of Smith's horror movie Tusk.
The movie stars Depp, who plays the same Quebec police detective that he played in Tusk, and in the story he enlists two convenience store clerks, who are played by his and Smith's daughters. All the actors from Tusk are reprising their roles in the film. Those cast members include Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein. New cast members include Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey, and Jason Mewes.
The story centers on "two teenage yoga nuts who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an »
- Joey Paur
While Tusk didn't light up the U.S. box office (it still has to see the light of day on this side of the pond), Kevin smith's True North trilogy of Canadian set horror movies continues with Yoga Hosers, and THR has the first image from the movie with the focus squarely on the two leads, Smith's own daughter Harley Quinn and Johnny Depp's daughter Lily Rose. Reprising their roles from Tusk, the two play high schoolers, working part time in a convenience store, who team up with Depp's legendary hunter Guy Lapointe (who played a big part in Tusk) to fight an ancient evil threatening to destroy the world (namely an army of FX monsters played by Smith himself). Most of the cast of Tusk, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osmet, and Genesis Rodriguez return, and they are joined by Adam Brody, Stan Lee, Tony Hale, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Teenagers today, eh? If they’re not texting on their Androids or using the Snapchat to leak nude cat photos, they’re working in Canadian convenience stores and battling ancient evil. At least they are in Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, which has just released its first official image via The Hollywood Reporter.The teens in question here are 15 year-old yoga fanatics Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) who work after school in Canadian convenience store Eh-2-Zed. They’re called upon to go all Buffy when an ancient evil rises from beneath the ground in Manitoba and threatens their invites to a big party thrown by one of their schoolmates. The ladies must join forces with hunter Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) to fight for their lives and channel everything they’ve learned in their yoga lessons.All three characters are introduced in Smith’s most recent film, »
Following its limited theatrical release, Lionsgate Home Entertainment is set to release Kevin Smith’s Tusk to Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on December 30th. Here’s a look at the official cover art and list of bonus features:
“Santa Monica, CA (November 4, 2014) – From writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Mallrats) comes this wickedly funny modern-day monster movie that will hold you in terror as it keeps you in stitches. The highly anticipated film Tusk arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) December 30th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Michael Parks (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Django Unchained), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), Haley Joel Osment (Amazon’s “Alpha House,” The Sixth Sense) and Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Hours), Tusk is being called “Kevin Smith’s very best work” (Variety). Tusk premiered to the world at the 2014 Toronto »
- Jonathan James
Before embarking on the long-awaited sequel Clerks III, director Kevin Smith has decided to tackle a Canadian horror trilogy that started with Tusk, continues with Yoga Hosers, and ends with Moose Jaw. The second film is currently shooting in Los Angeles and should be in theaters next year. THR has our first look at the horror comedy, which teams his own daughter Harley Quinn Smith with her real-life best friend, Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp.
Appearing alongside Johnny Depp as a Quebec police detective, all three will reprise their roles from Tusk, forming the connective tissue for this creepy tale of two convenience store clerks who get wrapped up in an ancient Manitoba curse.
Kevin Smith wrote and is directing Yoga Hosers, which continues the Clerks tradition as it focuses on these two high schoolers and their after-school job at a Eh-2-Zed. When a supernatural evil threatens »
Filmmaker Kevin Smith is prepping to shoot his next movie called Yoga Hosers, which has been described as an action-adventure comic book movie. Johnny Depp will join Smith in the film along with their daughters Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith.
In preparation for his role in the movie Smith shaved his beard, and posted a picture of himself on Twitter, and he looks completely unrecognizable! He also looks 10 years younger. The photo came with the following caption:
"Look at this goofy spaz. This is me, beardless, for the @YogaHosers green screen shoot. #FaceBrazilian"
I don't know if anyone has ever seen Smith without his signature beard. I'm pretty sure he was born with it.
Yoga Hosers centers on "15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises »
- Joey Paur
Kevin Smith heard you loud and clear when you said you were sick of all the sequels and remakes Hollywood was churning out, and wanted something new and original. And with "Tusk", the first installment in the director's Canada-set True North Trilogy, there's no question he's giving audiences something they've never seen before: Justin Long as a human/walrus hybrid.
It all kicked off with a goofy want-ad Smith joked about turning into a horror movie on his podcast, but thanks to his fans, who overwhelmingly responded with #WalrusYes on Twitter, that weird, absurdist idea of a guy turning another guy into a walrus became a real movie, starring Long and Michael Parks. And now, curious moviegoers finally get to see just what kind of monstrous creation Smith and Hollywood special effects legend Robert Kurtzman have cooked up.
- Rick Mele
Every year in Austin, Texas, the Alamo Drafthouse holds Fantastic Fest, a celebration of all things wild, weird, and wonderful in worldwide genre cinema. Most of these movies feature one or more of the following: animal cruelty, full-frontal nudity, fountains of blood and some kind of weird Japanese business. (If it's missing one or more of these elements, then it was probably admitted by mistake.)
Most film festivals are divided into the screenings and the parties; what Fantastic Fest does (brilliantly) is combine these two elements into a non-stop, week-long smorgasbord of good times. (This festival also included Mondo Con, a convention dedicated to pop culture artwork.) This was our first year at the festival and as such we tried to drink it all in.
Below are all the movies we saw at the festival -- from best to worst. One of the greatest things about Fantastic Fest is that »
- Drew Taylor
It’s the movie born of a podcast: Smith read an ad that was posted online by a man who was reportedly seeking a companion to listen to his far-fetched tales while dressed in a walrus suit. By the end of Smtih’s SModcast episode, he put the question to the internet: #WalrusYes or #WalrusNo. The “Yes” camp won by a resounding margin. The online ad turned out to be a hoax but the walrus movie is in the walrus-suited flesh.
Part body horror, part comedy, the film follows wayward Wallace (Long) who is ensnared in the most brutal way possible by Howard Howe (Michael Parks). Wallace’s podcasting partner Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) and »
- Rachel West
Director Kevin Smith's Tusk hasn't exactly been setting the box office on fire, pulling in just over $1 million from its first two weekends in limited release. Despite this lackluster performance, Smith has revealed that Tusk actually helped him land financing for Clerks III.
Last year, during one of his many Hollywood Babble-On podcasts, Kevin Smith explained how he was desperately trying to raise money for Clerks III so that he could release the sequel in 2014 to coincide with the original Clerks' 20th Anniversary. That obviously didn't happen, with the director moving onto the horrors of Tusk, about a man who is slowly and painfully transformed into a walrus.
It's been over a week since Kevin Smith's peculiar horror endeavor Tusk hit theaters, and the film hasn't been a hit in any sense of the word. The film starring Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment and Michael Parks currently sits with a disappointing 42% on Rotten Tomatoes and has only pulled in just over $1.4 million at the box office. However, Kevin Smith revealed in his Hollywood Babble-On podcast on Friday (via The Wrap) that his box office bomb has somehow secured financing for him to be able to make Clerks 3 for his fans. This comes after The Weinstein Company agreed to distribute the sequel, but not fund production. Speaking on his podcast, Smith said: “A year and change ago I was desperately trying to get ‘Clerks III’ made for the 20th anniversary and that desperation — I must have reeked of it because I couldn't f–king find money and shit. »
- Ethan Anderton
Kevin Smith has been talking about making “Clerks III” for years, but it sounds like his script may finally become a sequel, thanks to the box office bomb “Tusk.” “‘Tusk’ was the absolute bridge to ‘Clerks III,'” Smith said during Friday's “Hollywood Babble-On,” his weekly live podcast. “Because of ‘Tusk’ I got my financing for ‘Clerks III.'” Also read: ‘Tusk’ Review: Kevin Smith's Walrus Monster Horror Comedy a Baffling Mishmash “Tusk” stars Justin Long (“Accepted”) as a podcaster who ventures to a secluded location in Canada by himself to interview a seafarer, played by Michael Parks (“Red State »
- Greg Gilman
Tusk is not a scary movie but a very disturbing one. Kevin Smith with his muse Michael Parks have put together another brilliantlycrafted drama driven by rich characters and their ambitions in the mode of their previous collaboration Red State (2010). Influenced by Freaks (1932) and to a lesser extent Peeping Tom (1960). But the message in the former is more basic and in the latter more heavyhanded. Smiths is subtle and intentionally messy like realtolife characters who bump into each other. »
Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.
Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
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