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Over the past decade or so, Kevin Smith has had quite the interesting turn in his career. He had his start in the indie world back in the early 1990s with the foul-mouthed micro-budget movie Clerks. The movie went on to get purchased by Miramax, and thus began a career with more twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan film. As he made more films, they generally increased in budget bit by bit, and before long, Smith went the traditional Hollywood route with the 2004 movie Jersey Girl, which was an experience that left him a bit unhappy. With that negative experience behind him, he opted to head back to the View Askewniverse with Clerks II.
Smith went on to do many other films and projects, and for a while, it seemed like those characters were done. A couple years back, however, Smith floated the idea that he was working on Clerks III, »
- Joseph Medina
There’s been a ton of talk about how there will be a Mallrats 2 and a Clerks 3. Kevin Smith has been teasing these ideas for years but talks seem to have heated up this month. I have no clue what these movies would look like and if the same characters would be involved. It’d be a little weird to see Ben Affleck in a Mallrats 2 but I’m sure he’d be hilarious. With regards to Clerks 3, anyone over the age of 50 (which would be nearly everyone) in that would just be straight up weird. But it got
Remember How Bad the Acting was in Clerks? »
- Nat Berman
Though he’s not quite as bad at it as Guillermo Del Toro, Kevin Smith has a tendency to announce that he’s doing something and then never follow through on it. Case in point: He revealed earlier this month that he’s developing a Jay And Silent Bob reboot designed to poke fun at Hollywood’s obsession with nostalgia, but along with that news he noted that his plans for a third Clerks movie and a Mallrats sequel series had fallen through.
For fans who really wanted to see those projects come to fruition, though, Smith might still have a way for you to experience them. On a recent episode of his Smodcast podcast (via ComicBook.com), Smith explained that he’s hoping for a way to “put the scripts out there” for Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2, and he thinks he could probably do them both as comic ...
- Sam Barsanti
Those who aren’t familiar with anything but the cute Teen Titans series are in for quite a surprise as the heroes return to their darker roots in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, which is one of the most incredible efforts from the comics. The feature-length film is inspired by a story arc from the 1984 DC comic, and has an incredible voice cast backing the supremely gritty arc.
In The Judas Contract, the Titans – Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin, and Nightwing – are led by Starfire, but their newest teammate, Terra, is throwing the groups dynamic out of whack, and the team comes up against Brother Blood, an ancient evil, and Deathstroke is waiting in the wings to cause problems as well.
The “normal” plotline of »
- Marc Eastman
Burbank, CA (February 16, 2016) — Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring one of the most momentous Teen Titans plotlines in comics history to animated life with the all-new, feature-length film Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Inspired by the 1984 DC story arc from Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on April 18, 2017.
The landmark Teen Titans story will be available on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 Srp), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp) starting April 18, 2017. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes the movie in high definition on Blu-ray Disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet*. The Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition will include all components of the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, along with an exclusive figurine of Blue Beetle in a numbered, limited edition gift set. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will »
- ComicMix Staff
Andrew Blair Feb 15, 2017
Readers of this site may have read last week's news that there's to be a new Star Wars spoof. This film comes from the team who brought us Date Movie, Epic Movie, and apparently something called The Starving Games which blissfully passed me by. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer make relatively cheap movies that, despite critical maulings, tend to make money at the box office. When I worked at a cinema, an eleven year old boy went to see Meet The Spartans three times, proclaiming it the best film he had ever seen.
Rob Leane Feb 13, 2017
Kevin Smith has always had to fight to get his films off the ground: he started his filmmaking career by maxing out multiple credit cards to self-finance Clerks, and more recently, legend has it, it was only Johnny Depp’s decision to come on board as a wacky supporting character that allowed Smith to secure financing for his walrus-centric horror flick Tusk.
Smith has, across his career, been offered several barmy jobs (he rejected a chance to pen Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian back in the 90s) and he’s also signed up for a lot of projects that never got past the script phase.
The latter camp of could’ve-beens is what we’re talking about today, following that news that Clerks III »
Rob Leane Feb 14, 2017
Among geeky film fans, Kevin Smith needs no introduction. He’s brought us such treats as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma, and recently he’s had a massive resurgence as a giant in the nerdy podcast world.
So far, two movies have come out of Smith’s podcasting: first was Tusk, branching out from a SModcast episode about a Gumtree advert seeking someone willing to dress up as a walrus in exchange for lodgings. Justin Long starred in that one, with Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith featuring in the supporting cast alongside her best friend Lily Rose Depp and her famous father Johnny Depp.
People who keep tabs on the career of jersey and Jersey-loving film auteur Kevin Smith know that there’s basically three versions of him running around at the moment. There’s the one who’s busy working in TV, directing well-received episodes of DC superhero shows like The Flash and Supergirl. There’s weird Canada Kevin Smith, serving up bizarro projects like Tusk, Yoga Hosers, and the planned third part in his True North trilogy, Moose Jaws. And there’s optimistic/nostalgic Kevin Smith, the guy who’s always promising that a sequel to one of his classic films like Clerks or Mallrats is right around the corner, despite the fact that the universe never seems to get on board. Now, that third Smith has a new project, announcing on Facebook that he’s written a script for Jay And Silent Bob Reboot.
The script came about after Clerks III »
- William Hughes
Kevin Smith feels like the cinematic equivalent of the law of diminishing returns. A once talented writer and filmmaker who has descended into a creative black hole that he continues to try to claw his way out of.
First off, let me pay some respects to the man. I love Clerks. Easily one of my top 10 films of all time. For that cinematic gem I can easily forgive him for every ridiculous gaffe (Tusk, Yoga Hosers) or total embarrassing effort (Cop Out, Jersey Girl). Like so many film fans who came into consciousness during the 1990’s, Smith was one of the independent voices that we looked up to. An unpretentious, genuinely funny guy who wanted to make his own kind of movies.
And there were those of us happily in that legion for many years. »
- Anghus Houvouras
Over the past few years, Kevin Smith has branched out beyond what came to be known as his View Askewniverse film roster to try his hand at some different kinds of movies. There was the dark thriller Red State; the creepy thriller Tusk; and the hodgepodge of Clerks, Canada, and Gremlins with Nazi sausages that was […]
- Ethan Anderton
Jay and Silent Bob are coming back to the big screen! In a very lengthy Instagram post, creator and filmmaker Kevin Smith announced on Thursday that this past January he penned a script for a project he’s deemed the “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.”
“And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ — a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old ‘Bluntman & Chronic Movie’ they hated so much,” Smith explained in the post. “It’s a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business’s recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces!”
Since the early ’90s, Smith’s ever-enduring characters have »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Kevin Smith has revealed via Instagram that he is planning, and indeed has already written a script for a Jay and Silent Bob movie reboot. The news follows a false start on a further sequel to Clerks and a Mallrats TV series. It even has a title: Jay & Silent Bob Reboot.
“While I love playing with someone else’s new toys on ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl,’ I’m getting eager to play with my old toys again in the inter-connected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating,” Smith said.
“And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ – a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old ‘Bluntman & Chronic Movie’ they hated so much.”
“It’s a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that »
- Paul Heath
Snoochie Boochies! The adventures of Jay and Silent Bob will continue on the silver screen, with director/star Kevin Smith confirming that he and co-star Jason Mewes are reteaming for a new movie featuring the stoner duo introduced in Smith’s first film, 1994’s “Clerks”. In a lengthy caption to an Instagram pic featuring a screenshot of his […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Kevin Smith has had a little trouble with his recent efforts to return to the View Askewniverse. His planned third Clerks movie stalled as he moved his attention to a Mallrats sequel, only to have to turn that into a potential TV series due to rights issues. And now the filmmaker and podcaster has revealed that Clerks 3 is officially dead, but instead he’s turned his attention to another project in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Here’s the full story from Smith himself…
With Smith planning to go into production in the summer (assuming the project comes together of course), it remains to be seen where Moose Jaws – the third instalment of Smith’s True North Trilogy after Tusk and Yoga Hosers – fits into his schedule. Originally he intended on shooting the film last year, with Jay and Silent Bob set to make an appearance, but it seems »
- Gary Collinson
Tony Sokol Feb 10, 2017
“This is not a drill,” Kevin Smith is going to reimagine Jay and Silent Bob in a new movie.
“My next flick will star @JayMewes and is entitled Jay And Silent Bob Reboot,” Smith wrote to Twitter.
Director Smith, of course, plays Silent Bob, one half of a dope-dealing duo that hung outside the comic book shop in his 1994 movie debut Clerks. As befitting his name, Silent Bob doesn’t have much to say, he leaves that to Jay, played by Jason Mewes. The pair reunited for Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), and Clerks II (2006) in cameo roles before taking revenge with their own movie, Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back from 2001.
Smith wrote to his Instagram account that his planned Clerks III got sidetracked »
You’re nothing in Hollywood unless you have a million and a half dead projects in your wake. Just look at Guillermo del Toro. The man has no less than 75 of them going on at a time, and almost all of them tend to get pushed to the wayside for one reason or another. Writer/director/podcaster/geek Kevin Smith is no exception to this rule. These past few years have been pretty busy for the creative stoner, In a relatively short amount of time, he’s put a couple films (Tusk and Yoga Hosers), developed even more films that include Moose Jaws, Clerks III and Mallrats 2 — the last of which he tried to turn into a series — and that’s not even including his directing work on shows like The Flash and Supergirl. For a stoner, the man sure knows how to stay productive.
In the film business, you »
- Joseph Medina
Over the past several years, filmmaker Kevin Smith has been talking about making sequels to his first two films, with Clerks III and Mallrats 2 both being developed extensively. At one point, the Mallrats sequel was going to become a TV show, but today the filmmaker announced that his next project will actually be a remake of his 2001 comedy Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. The filmmaker announced the news with a lengthy statement on Instagram. Here's the first half of that statement below, where he reveals what happened to both the Clerks III and Mallrats 2 projects.
"This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids - @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here's the story: Sadly, Clerks III can't happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead... which also didn't happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. »
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots, and those burning days don’t feel nearly so long ago in “Gook,” an uneven but compellingly immediate take on that moment in history from a rare Asian-American point of view. Drawing on events from his own childhood, writer-director-star Justin Chon wears his Generation X influences on his sleeve in this initially droll, finally mournful character study of two Korean-American brothers trying to keep their father’s shoe store afloat as cultural relations blister across L.A., as well as the young African-American girl who has a surprising bond with them. Alternating between bristling Spike Lee-style protest and the slacker sensibility of early Kevin Smith — in crisp black and white, to boot — Chon’s sophomore feature wavers uncertainly in tone, getting a little too cute for comfort in spots, but is otherwise a lively, auspicious breakthrough. With a Sundance audience award in its back pocket, »
- Guy Lodge
Kevin Smith would like to invite you to his new web series, “Wake & Bake,” the show that “takes cooking and makes it dandy!”
Created by Loot Crate and Smith, the new show stars the “Clerks” director and writer Andy McElfresh. Together, the duo create gourmet dishes made for even the most culinarily-challenged chef. Every episode Smith and McElfresh will try a new recipe, while making jokes and having a food time.
Additionally, “Wake & Bake” will not only feature delicious food, but also showcase exclusive home and kitchen products from the Marvel Gear + Goods crate.
Smith most recently directed the comedy “Yoga Hosers” and is in post-production on his TV movie “Hollyweed.” He also helmed two episodes of Season 2 of “Supergirl” and “The Flash,” and continues to release »
- Liz Calvario
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