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Ringling College of Art and Design just announced a partnership between the school and filmmaker extraordinaire Kevin Smith (Clerks, Red State, Tusk) for Kevin's latest project called Killroy Was Here. And according to Smith, the anthology will be a monster movie with grisly moments.
Press Release: "Sarasota, Fl, June 15, 2017 (Globe Newswire) -- Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that Kevin Smith -- iconic filmmaker, author, actor and director of Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and recent horror films Red State and Tusk; has returned to Sarasota to shoot the first installment of his latest horror anthology film Killroy Was Here. This project is being done in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions, the executive producer.
Like many recent Kevin Smith projects, Killroy stems from a conversation taken from one of his popular weekly podcasts.
“This is a monster movie in »
- Tamika Jones
Smith has focused in recent years on horror and comedy with last year’s “Yoga Hosers,” a spinoff from 2014’s “Tusk,” and 2011’s “Red State.” “Killroy” stems from a conversation taken from one of his weekly podcasts.
The phrase “Killroy Was Here” originated in American culture as graffiti during World War II as a bald-headed man with a big nose peeking over a wall with the fingers of each hand clutching the wall. Smith said the new film will be the first installment of a horror anthology.
“This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale,” Smith said. “No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, »
- Dave McNary
If there’s one thing that might make you feel extremely old today it’s the fact that Home Alone was released in 1990. Saying “1990” doesn’t even seem that bad until you realize that it’s 27 years ago. I have a very hard time believing I was only 11-years-old when this movie came out, but here we are, it’s 2017 and Home Alone remains one of the highest grossing movies of all-time. I think that Salma Hayek said it best in the movie Dogma: Serendipity: I’m responsible for nineteen of the twenty top-grossing films of all time. Bethany: Nineteen? Serendipity: Yeah,
These are The Stars of Home Alone 27 Years Later »
- Nat Berman
Alanis Morissette: Morissette’s Twitter account
Alanis Morissette’s breakout album “Jagged Little Pill” is set to reach a whole new generation. The 1995 album serves as the basis of an upcoming stage musical of the same name, debuting at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. in May 2018. “Waitress’” Diane Paulus will direct from a book by Diablo Cody (“Juno,” “Young Adult”). Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”) will provide orchestrations and arrangements. Thrillist broke the news via Twitter.
It's all I really want
“This team that has come together for this ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical is my musical theater dream come true,” Morissette said. “The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent. Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul’s marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom, and complexity.”
“‘Jagged Little Pill’ defined a generation,” Paulus added. “Yet the raw, emotional honesty of Alanis’ songs feels more needed now than ever.”
The seminal album has sold over 33 million copies worldwide. Featuring songs like “You Oughta Know,” “All I Really Want,” and “Ironic,” it nabbed nine Grammy nods and won for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. Since then, Morissette has released five other albums. Also an actress, she has appeared in films like “Dogma,” series such as “Sex and the City” and Jenji Kohan’s “Weeds,” and theater productions of Eve Ensler’s “The Vaginia Monologues” and “The Exonerated.”
The “Jagged Little Pill” musical is expected to eventually open on Broadway, but no official date has been set yet.
Stage Musical Based on Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” to Bow in May 2018 was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
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- Steve Barton
The entire fate of Clerks 3 depends on one actor.
Lrm and Review Nation was told by Kevin Smith that Jeff Anderson was the previously unnamed actor who refused to be in Clerks 3. He was already suspected and implied by the Internet community, but this is an official confirmation by the director since the announcement of the cancellation of the film.
Anderson is well known as Randal Graves, the best friend to Dante in Clerks and Clerks II. He was the wise-ass slacker who worked in the video store, who managed to convince consistently Dante to ditch his responsibilities and get into trouble.
He reprised his role multiple times, not only in the sequel, but also in the animated series Clerks, the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and The Flying Car short. He has also appeared in Smith’s other works, including Dogma and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. »
- Gig Patta
Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp. Justin Long, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Ralph Garman, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Haley Joel Osment, Vanessa Paradis, Tyler Posey, Génesis Rodríguez, Jennifer Schwalbach, Sasheer Zamata | Written and Directed by Kevin Smith
So, Kevin Smith… A man whose work I’ve really enjoyed over the years (Clerks 2 and Dogma being my personal highlights, though I used to live for Mallrats), took a, let’s say, interesting path with his recent directorial efforts Red State and Tusk. Exploring the horror genre rather than the comedy/drama he became known for, Smith looks to have a new-found passion for filmmaking, seemingly no longer going through the motions with his View Askewniverse – though he has just announced another Jay and Silent Bob flick!
Instead Smith announced the development of a “True North” trilogy: strange genre tales set in Canada, a country that – like Smith – I have an affinity for. »
- Phil Wheat
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.
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
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. »
It was news that concerned fans of the faltering Dceu when it was confirmed that Ben Affleck will no longer direct The Batman, which is still supposed to be released next year. This bad news about The Batman follows rumours that Justice League is a mess, as is Wonder Woman, and The Flash is getting a page-one re-write following the departure of its second director.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. »
- Luke Owen
“Kara (Melissa Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr’s (Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (Dichen Lachman). To make matters worse, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Chyler Leigh) blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, »
- Drew Carlton
Sneak Peek new images of actress, producer, director Salma Hayek in the latest issue of "GQ" (Mexico) magazine, photographed by Nico Bustos:
Hayek's breakthrough role was in the 2002 feature "Frida" as Mexican painter 'Frida Kahlo' for which she was nominated in the category of 'Best Actress' for an 'Academy Award', 'BAFTA Award', 'Screen Actors Guild Award' and 'Golden Globe Award'.
Hayek also won a 'Daytime Emmy Award' for 'Outstanding Directing' in a Children, Youth, Family Special (2004) for "The Maldonado Miracle" and received an 'Emmy Award' nomination for 'Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series' in 2007 after guest-starring in »
- Michael Stevens
17 items from 2017
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