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Kevin Smith Wrote This Diary Entry Right Before Filming Clerks

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As part of the indie wave in the early '90s that brought us filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater and more, Kevin Smith will long have his own little corner in cinematic history - and it's all because of Clerks. The black-and-white dark comedy about two men in a convenience store earned critical acclaim festival back in 1994, and to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary, it's director has posted a little note about its origins on Twitter: From my Clerks pre-pro journal, an entry dated 3/4/93 - less than 2 weeks before we started shooting at Quick Stop. pic.twitter.com/2761hKu9tK. KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 19, 2014 Smith's handwriting is a bit rough, so if you can't make out what this diary entry says, you can read it in clear text below: "We start shooting the end of this month, Almost all of the details are in place, and I'm about ready to »

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This Rotten Week: Predicting John Wick, Ouija And 23 Blast Reviews

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I keep waiting for the week when I can get truly excited about what.s coming out. We are getting closer to that feeling, be we aren.t quite there yet. This week we.ve got John Wick, messing with ouija boards and a blind kid playing football. It.s all over the place. Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer. Rotten Watch Prediction 89% There have been a lot of revenge movies coming along over the years. People are always fucking with the wrong guy - some mild-mannered would-be plebe who just happens to have an inordinate amount of killing skills. This is a fact that dudes learn »

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The Worst Guardians Of The Galaxy Chinese Translation Fails

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Last week we learned that Chinese audiences aren't too happy with the poorly translated subtitles for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - to the point where it has been said to actually detract from the film. Due to a less than adequate job preparing the movie for its release in China, many have complained that a lot of the jokes and puns don't land because movie-goers don't properly understand the dialogue and situations. Now that some examples have been revealed, it's pretty easy to see where the complaints are coming from. The Mary Sue has uncovered a Chinese blog that reveals some of the really terrible subtitle translations that are featured in Guardians of the Galaxy. There are multiple examples given, but I'm going to focus on the four that are the biggest head-scratchers: Those of you who have seen Guardians of the Galaxy know that people like to put »

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Weekend Box Office: Fury Fires Way To Number One, The Best Of Me Is The Worst

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$340 million dollars. That's how far behind domestic box office ticket sales are from last year. In fact, sales are so slow they could end up being the lowest in seven years. That will be down to how well the holiday movies fare come December, but until then the usual October doldrums aren't doing much to help. Brad Pitt's WWII tank action drama launched at number one, but at a lower than expected $23 million. Animated Day of the Dead themed The Book of Life narrowly missed a second place debut, hitting $17 million for third place behind the resilient Gone Girl which banked almost $18 million. That movie dropped just 30% going into its third week, crossing the $100 million mark. There wasn't much love or romance for Nicholas Sparks fans this weekend. The Best of Me turned out to be the worst, at least as far as opening weekends go. With a fifth place, »

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