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Daredevil (Vol.2) #1-8 Nov 1998 – June 1999
Written by Kevin Smith.
Art by Joe Quesada.
Well, it’s October, the month where ghouls and ghosts come out to haunt, and Halloween, the time for dressing up in costumes, so this month I’m going to highlight some of the creepier great comic book storylines. You may be surprised to know that Daredevil, not always on the forefront of big comic book characters, has had as man, if not more, heralded comic storylines of all Marvel characters from the tales of Frank Miller to Brian Michael Bendis; gritty stories dealing with life, death and resurrection, reborn as something else entirely. This story, being near Halloween, and also being written by Kevin Smith deals with Heaven and Hell, and a reckoning from the Gates and Pits of those two places. »
- Jessie Robertson
Kevin Smith's midnight movie Tusk was apparently inspired by a story told on the podcast Smith hosts with longtime collaborator Scott Mosier, but don't let that fool you: This is clearly the writer-director’s own nightmare about losing his voice. The onetime enfant terrible of Jersey strip-malls made his name with that voice. Smith is a talker, and he makes movies about talkers: In Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma, and Chasing Amy, his characters held the world at bay with nonstop barriers of language, through their joking and riffing and snarking.The protagonist of Tusk is just another variation on those guys, an irritatingly self-absorbed motormouth named Wallace (a mustachioed Justin Long) who hosts a podcast devoted to dumb stuff on the internet with his pal Teddy (an unexpectedly chubby Haley Joel Osment). He travels to Winnipeg to interview a young man dubbed the Kill Bill Kid (à la the real-life »
- Bilge Ebiri
Following its first festival screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, reports and reviews have been coming out in favour of Kevin Smith’s Tusk saying it’s the best work the director has put out since 1999’s Dogma. The movie, which started out life as an episode of his Internet radio show Smodcast, has now debuted a new poster featuring Justin Long (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)…
From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcasts, Tusk is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. A tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Tusk will stay with you long after the credits roll.
- Luke Owen
Director Kevin Smith’s Tusk will hit theaters next Friday, September 19. Having had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month, it is also screening next week at Fantastic Fest 2014.
Read The Guardian’s early review Here. “Silly and sick, with very little blubber, Tusk, a comedy-horror about a man who is turned into a walrus, is the first great Kevin Smith film since Dogma,” and “the result is a creepy, funny film that punctures the inflated ego of the geek made good.”
Watch Smith discuss his latest movie, and how it relates to his infamous Smodcast, in this brand new featurette.
Go Full Walrus… Tuskify yourself now
Upload your picture and go full walrus!
What would it be like if Clerks was Tuskified? 20 years in the making…
Even Jay and Silent Bob have gone Full Walrus…
From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, »
- Michelle McCue
Thanks to Marvel, post-credit sequences are not just a nice surprise, but now they’re a cinematic prerequisite. They have evolved from extra perks to a completed story, to world-building links that piece seemingly disparate movies together. Even when they take a completely different approach, like Guardians of the Galaxy does, it’s in the interest of showing Marvel’s reach, rather than nodding to the magic of the film in question. Being the glue to future films is always a risky proposition. Movies like Masters of the Universe and Young Sherlock Holmes used these sequences to tease a future that would never come. And some, like Dogma, portray promises not delivered, like Alanis Morissette’s God in that movie literally closing the book on the View Askewniverse. Will we get to a future where superheroes fall and a post-credits sequence nods to a Marvel future never realized? I don’t know. But »
- Monika Bartyzel
Though Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck have worked on five films together including classics like Chasing Amy and Dogma, looks like the two are no longer close -- and according to Smith, the surprising reason is Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner.
When Yahoo Movies asked noted comic book fan Smith about a potential Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice surprise at this year's Comic-Con and if Affleck was in town, Smith replied that he didn’t know because the two were not "f*cking tight" anymore.
Video: Ben Affleck -- Hollywood's Golden Boy
"I don't know, because we're not f*cking tight. I have not been [close with him] in decades. That's old Ben," he said. "He's got a wife [Jennifer Garner] that don't care for me at all. And plus, honestly, he probably don't care for me at all anymore. He's a triple-a-list »
Director and writer Kevin Smith, the man behind movies like Clerks, Dogma or Zack and Miri Make a Porno, returns to the big screen with the horror Tusk. If you’ve been following Kevin James and regularly listened to his podcast, then Tusk is definitely a movie you are familiar with. Actually the idea for this […]
Written and directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Red State, Dogma, Zack and Miri Make a Porno), Tusk scheduled for theatrical release sometime this fall through A24 Films. When podcaster and journalist Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing mysterious seafarer Mr. Howe (Michael Parks) who has amazing tales and a curious obsession with walruses, his best friend and girlfriend team with an ex-cop to look for him. Tusk also stars Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Ralph Garman. According to his blog, Smith will debut the film's first trailer at Comic-Con International in San Diego in two weeks. »
- Pietro Filipponi
Kevin Smith has come a long way since 1994 when he appeared for the first time as the tight-lipped character Silent Bob. Over the past 20 years, the screenwriter, actor, producer, and director has released a number of cult classics, all featuring that same stoic character. And while Mallrats, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back each have their fans, it probably wouldn’t be wrong to say that none of them have made as much of an impact as his first film, Clerks.
Filmed after hours in the convenience store where Smith worked, Clerks cost only $30,000 to make but went on to earn $3 million in very limited release, winning two awards at the ...
- Araceli Roach
Smith, whose new $2.9m horror feature Tusk is set for release this autumn, has various other new film projects in development.
There is a spin-off to Tusk called Yoga-Hosers due to shoot later in the year. This is being backed by Starstream and Demarest.
“Like Tusk, [Yoga-Hosers] sprang out of a podcast,” Smith told Screen.
“There are two characters in a convenience store in Tusk that you see for five minutes, very much Ronsencrantz and Guildenstern.
“I’ve built a whole movie around them and I have brought one of the other characters from Tusk back.”
- email@example.com (Geoffrey Macnab)
Having taken on the lead in the Transformers series with Transformers: Age of Extinction, it’s being reported that Mark Wahlberg is now being eyed for another potential franchise, with Tracking Board claiming that Wahlberg could be in line for a reunion with Lone Survivor director Peter Berg on an adaptation of the 70s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man.
Universal Pictures is behind this latest attempt at bringing former astronaut turned bionic man Steve Austin to the big screen, with Berg attached in a producing capacity as well as potentially directing. Previous attempts at a Six Million Dollar Man movie include a script from Kevin Smith (Clerks) which was rumoured to have Chris Rock (Dogma) in contention for the role made famous by Lee Majors, while Jim Carrey and Leonardo DiCaprio were both reportedly attached to various projects over the past decade.
The Six Million Dollar Man began »
- Gary Collinson
Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, 2013
Directed by Steve Stark
Jay and Silent Bob hit the lottery jackpot, and use their cash windfall to become crime-fighting superheroes.
There is a lot that can be said for nostalgia. Many people look back at things we loved from our childhoods with rose tinted glasses and will often ignore their flaws because we remember them so dearly. In the mid-90s and early 2000s, Kevin Smith was riding high (no pun intended) with his comedy duo Jay and Silent Bob. The pair had debuted in Smith’s Clerks and would be recurring characters in Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma before getting their own movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, in 2001. The pair had comic books, »
- Luke Owen
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to do something a little bit different than usual. Rather than simply look at someone who’s got a film coming out this week, I wanted to highlight someone who I feel is one of the most under appreciated filmmakers in the business. It’s Kevin Smith, a writer/director/editor/actor/podcaster who’s managed to forge one of the more unique careers that Hollywood has ever seen. Some may take issue with him being an A-lister or a star (or even under appreciated), and Smith would likely be the first to say so as well, but he sells himself short. Even beyond his work, he’s looked at as an expert on comic book cinema. For example, when Ben Affleck was cast as Batman, what other filmmaker was literally sought out by the press for comment? His mere set visit »
- Joey Magidson
FX artist Vincent Guastini shared with DC a quick look at some of his work on the upcoming third chapter in the V/H/S franchise, V/H/S: Viral. Check it out right here, and look for more on this one A/S/A/P!
From the Press Release
Vincent Guastini of V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio, a Hollywood-based company nestled behind the Burbank Airport, has announced his company's involvement with doing two very elaborate effects-laden episodes of the horror hit franchise V/H/S, the latest one being titled V/H/S: Viral.
Vincent at this time cannot go into specifics but promises when the film comes out or is at least closer to its release, he will give more in-depth information and a picture spread about his involvement, which included an army of undead and some animatronic creatures in both episodes. Meanwhile, here are a few »
- Steve Barton
Kevin Smith is primarily known as a comedy director, with titles like Clerks., Dogma, and Zack and Miri Make A Porno all coming out over the last 20 years. In 2011, however, he changed things up in a major way and brought us the R-rated horror film Red State. For his next feature, Tusk, Smith is once again sticking with blood and guts over laughs, and as you can see in the photo above, it's going to be pretty disgusting. In celebration of star Justin Long's birthday, Smith sent out the image over his Instagram account. The picture came with the message, "Happy bloody Birthday to the bravest actor I've ever worked with: Mr. Tusk himself, Justin Long! #WalrusYes." So exactly what the hell is going on in this picture? Well, in Tusk Justin Long stars as Wallace Bryton, a podcast host who goes missing after going to interview a mysterious »
American Hustle producer appointed as president of production.
Gordon will report to Ellison and oversee the development and production of Annapurna projects.
Prior to joining the company, Gordon worked as an independent producer and executive. He was president of production at Universal Pictures under Stacey Snider and previously spent 15 years with Harvey and Bob Weinstein at Miramax Films, working on the likes of Good Will Hunting and Dogma.
Gordon commented “Megan has impeccable taste, is a gifted producer, and I saw firsthand how in Annapurna she has created the most daring, exciting, and filmmaker friendly environment in the business.”
“After working closely with Jon on American Hustle, I was so impressed by him that I know I needed to have him as part of Annapurna. I have such respect and admiration for him as »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
He will oversee the development and production of Annapurna projects, and will report to Ellison.
Gordon produced David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” with Ellison, Charles Roven and Richard Suckle and “Silver Linings Playbook” with Bruce Cohen and Donna Gigliotti. “Hustle” received 10 Oscar nominations, including best picture.
Prior to becoming a producer, Gordon was president of production at Universal Pictures under Stacey Snider and previously spent 15 years with Harvey and Bob Weinstein at Miramax Films, where his last position was co-president of production.
- Dave McNary
After achieving massive success by collaborating with Jonathan Gordon, Annapurna Pictures chief Megan Ellison has brought on the producer onboard as president of production. Gordon, who produced “American Hustle” with Ellison and also produced “Silver Linings Playbook,” previously served as president of production at Universal, and prior to that, rose up to co-president of production at Miramax. There, he worked on films such as “Good Will Hunting,” “Dogma” and “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” “After working closely with Jon on ‘American Hustle,’ I was so impressed by him that I knew I needed to have him as a part of Annapurna, »
- Jordan Zakarin
Genre film festival also unveils first six titles of its official out of competion selection.
Kevin Smith will attend the upcoming Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Nifff), which runs July 4-12.
Nifff has also announced the first six titles of its official out-of-competition lineup.
This year’s edition will screen Jerome Sable’s Stage Fright, Ti West’s The Sacrament, Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2, Renaud Gauthier’s Discopathe, Donovan Marsh’s iNumber Number and Tsui Hark’s Young Detective Dee: The Rise of Sea Dragon.
For more information on Nifff, visit its website. »
- email@example.com (Ian Sandwell)
A couple of decades ago, the idea of Matt Damon as an action hero would have been laughable to many. In fact, when Damon – then primarily known for films like Good Will Hunting and Dogma – was cast as novelist Robert Ludlum’s super spy Jason Bourne back in 2001, speculation ran wild as to whether he had the physical presence and stunt skills to tackle the role. Tackle it he did, though, with the 2002 film The Bourne Identity – and its sequels, Supremacy and Ultimatum – earning both widespread critical acclaim and general audience appreciation.
Unfortunately for fans, Greengrass and Damon saw Ultimatum as a good place to cap the now Bourne trilogy, with both deciding ...
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