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A while back, I lobbied that Kevin Smith should have an active role in Zack Snyder.s Batman-Superman movie, for various reasons. Smith.s a brilliant Batman mind. He knows how to write dialogue for Affleck, having done it for years in movies like Dogma and Chasing Amy. Having him on board could only help. As it turns out, Smith might be closer to the developing Batman movie than people expected. On his most recent podcast, Smith tells a story of seeing pictures of the suit Snyder plans to use in the movie . and the writer-director just about lost his geek mind. I saw the Batman costume. More than that I saw a picture of him (Affleck) in the costume," Smith says. "Now, I don't want to give anything away 'cause that is up to them and stuff, but I am going to say this: I instantly bear hugged him »
Season Three of “Comic Book Men” is up and running! We’re getting closer to the third episode, “Super Friends,” in which Michael Zapcic gets an awesome gift from a comic book legend. We’ve got an exclusive clip from the episode below the post. In the clip, you’ll find the gang discussing the finer points of the rock band, Kiss. If you want to get the jump on other “Comic Book Men” fans, watch the clip and write what you think in the comments section below! “Comic Book Men” comes from the mind of Kevin Smith, writer-director of classics like “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” and “Dogma.” The show is [ Read More ]
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Kevin Smith, the director of Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma and many others is also the owner of a comic book store in Red Bank, New Jersey, called “Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash”, and this television show follows the guys who run the store – Walt Flanagan, Bryan Johnson, Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen (pictured above with Smith).
The idea behind the show is almost a comic-book themed Pawn Stars where the staff of the Secret Stash barter with clients who come into the shop to sell various comic book related items, such as books, toys, games and even the odd pair of “underoos”
This, the second season of the show, contains sixteen episodes, with each beginning with round-table style discussions lead by Kevin Smith as he talks to the staff of the store, Walt, Ming, Mike and Brian (each episode of the show is accompanied by a companion podcast, titled The »
- Chris Cummings
Darren Aronofsky takes on the Bible for his next movie Noah, and though the film won't be in cinemas until 2014, there's already controversy swirling around the big budget drama. Paramount's recent test-screenings - to Jewish, Christian and general audiences - reportedly prompted "troubled reactions", leading to much speculation about what Aronofsky's epic has in store.
Noah is not the first film to fall foul of church groups - it seems that anytime a movie portrays religion, headlines and column inches swiftly follow. Digital Spy takes a look at six movies that have sparked religious uproar below...
The Devils (1971)
Ken Russell relished his reputation as a provocateur, and his early '70s drama The Devils was prime bait for the tabloids with its depiction of witchcraft, explicit nudity and Vanessa Redgrave as a masturbating nun. The film naturally fell foul of ratings boards and was heavily censored on its initial release. »
Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) is quite an ambidextrous name in cinema. He's starred in many films as Silent Bob, a rather iconic character of his own creation, whilst directing and writing an incredible number of cult comedies in the last two decades. He's currently working on indie horror Tusk, starring Michael Parks and Justin Long, and is apparently signing off as a director with the heavily rumoured Clerks III, assuming it all goes to plan. He's also currently a production/development role on the indie circuit, aiming to help low-key projects bloom. With that, here's the trailer for one of the first films Kevin Smith has help developed so far, Alex Steyermark's Losers Take All.
The film follows a bunch of socially awkward misfits who form a band, to varying degrees of success, though they mostly suck. They stumble upon the opportunity to improve, and eventually go corporate, with »
- Gary Collinson
"He's a good actor and I wish him all the luck in the world. He'll probably do a good job as Batman," contactmusic.com quoted Lee as saying.
Fans of the film don't seem to support the casting, and they have even launched an online petition in order to force the filmmakers to look for a different actor to essay the part.
- Machan Kumar
Survivor: Blood Vs. Water may sound like a gory new edition of Mortal Kombat, but let me assure you it’s actually grittier than that.
This new Survivor pits veterans of the show in one tribe against their loved ones in a second tribe, and that means every immunity challenge is an emotionally charged, bittersweet event. If you win, you’re sending your beloved husband/wife/niece/brother/dairyman to Redemption Island, which is back in play. On this first episode, returning season-one vet Gervase’s niece Marissa Peterson earned a ticket to the Redemption Death Circle for what I’m interpreting as absolutely no reason. I liked Marissa! She was straightforward and competitive. But because Gervase was cocky when his team won immunity, her team took out their collective shame on her. Maybe we’ll see her again after Redemption Island, but she has to contend with the two »
- Louis Virtel
Los Angeles, Sep 15: Actor Ben Affleck has been roped in to direct the first episode of crime series, "The Middle Man".
The 41-year-old will also serve as the executive producer, reports ew.com.
"The Middle Man" revolves around the story of an FBI agent who is responsible for taking down Italian-American mafia and his confidential informant, an Irish-American gangster.
-Indo-Asian News Service
- Smith Cox
South African director Neill Blomkamp made his feature film debut with District 9 in 2009, to much acclaim. A fantastic sci-fi film about aliens living in a Johannesburg slum and a human caught in the middle of the aliens attempt to get to their mother-ship and go home. It was a fantastic film with an original look and style, and Blomkamp immediately became one to watch.
When Elysium was announced my ears pricked up like a dog about to go for a walk, and as more and more details regarding the plot and cast of the film were released, my excitement as a science-fiction fan ignited.
- Chris Cummings
Though Matt Damon has had a fairly lengthy Hollywood career, his Emmy nomination for lead actor as Scott Thorson, Liberace's lover, in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" is his first. Of course, that's because Damon usually focuses on the big screen.
You may recognize him from movies like "The Bourne Identity" and, most recently, "Elysium." He's also that guy who wrote a script with his buddy, Ben Affleck, and won an Oscar for it. Surely, you remember "Good Will Hunting."
Welcome to Before They Were Emmy Nominees. Each Tuesday and Wednesday between now and the Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, we're going to look back at some early and obscure roles of a few of this year's acting nominees. (See Zap2it's Before They Were Nominees photo gallery.)
For Damon, obscure roles really aren't his thing. After all, he's one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. There are definitely some you may have missed, »
"This was a guy that I worked with for the first 12 years of my career, a lot of people say the best years of my career, so to see that guy take the big role, take the mantle of Batman, one of my favourite characters on the planet, that's kinda dope," he said.
Smith went on to jokingly take credit for preparing Affleck to play Batman.
"I'm not saying I made Ben Affleck who he is today, »
Can you believe Salma Hayek turns 47 today?! Talk about an ageless beauty -- Hayek is definitely like a fine glass of wine!While the actress comes closer and closer to her big milestone birthday, we'll always remember Salma as the vampire stripper who did one heck of a sexy dance with a snake in "From Dusk Til Dawn"!She looks nearly the same today as she did in the 1996 action movie. Since appearing in the popular vampire flick, the brunette beauty has continued to steal the silver screen -- she's most recently appeared in "Grown Ups 2" and in "Savages" and stripped again in the Kevin Smith movie "Dogma." We can't wait to see what she does next! Click "Launch Gallery" above to see more stars who've stripped on the silver screen.And while her "Dusk" dance is a little too risque for this site, check out her moves in »
- tooFab Staff
Hey, what a good deal! Wait, it is a good deal… right? Capcom just announced on its official blog the existence of something called Capcom Essentials – basically a bunch of Capcom classics bundled up and sold at a supposedly more attractive price. These “classics” include the likes of — wait for it — Resident Evil 6! Mega Man 10! Devil May Cry 4! Now, it’s somewhat debatable whether these are classics – Dmc 4 was good and all, but Resident Evil 6? Hardly a classic in most people’s book. Mega Man 10? Okay, but why 10? There are a fair amount of reasons the “essentials” moniker is debatable, but commenter Ryan on the official blog post says it best.
Selling $40 worth of games for $60 isn’t good business. »
- Griffin Vacheron
The apocalypse has been given the Hollywood treatment perhaps more than any other scenario, with literally hundreds of films showing the events leading up to it, or life going on after it.
This year has been a big year for the end of the world. Oblivion showed a sci-fi vision of what life might be like on an all but deserted Earth, as did After Earth. This Is The End showed what the final hours of life on Earth what might be like for celebrities, and out today Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright team up for the final instalment in the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End.
The dictionary definition of ‘Apocalypse’ is 1. The complete final destruction of the world, and 2. An event involving destruction or damage on a catastrophic scale. These are obviously two quite different things, and the existence of the post-apocalyptic genre suggests that »
- Barry Steele
Archie Comics have release a list upcoming titles and here some highlights:
A new Red Circle Comics series commences with the creative pairing of Emmy Award-winning writer/artist Dean Haspile (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) for pulp hero debut of The Fox titled Freak Magnet, Part One: The True Face of My Face.
When photojournalist Paul Patton, Jr. donned a super hero costume, he thought it would be a quick way to make some news—now the strange and unusual just can't help but be drawn to the freak-magnetism of the fabulous fighting Fox! While working on a puff-piece at the Red Circle Gazette, an evil truth about social media mogul Lucy Fur is discovered, bringing Paul face-to-face with a criminal kingpin!
For immediate release… sort of:
Kevin Smith’S Original Graphitti Designs Comics Are Already On Comixology!
April 20th(ish), 2013 – NYC, NY/La, CA /That Shady Looking Van With All The Smoke Coming out of it – Just in time for Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (okay, maybe not just in time as we found ourselves a little preoccupied this past April 20th when the books actually did come out) comiXology is pleased to announce a digital distribution deal with Graphitti Designs and View Askew to distribute Kevin Smith’s original Clerks comics through comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
“At first I was like ‘Dude! We need to get more 90’s comics on comiXology’ and then I was like ‘didn’t that Kevin Smith guy do a bunch of great stuff, when that one movie came out? »
- Erin Willard
E! calls it reality TV, but recently the meta aspect of visual storytelling, which is seen perhaps most often in the likes of Extras, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and pretty much any show named after the protagonist, are becoming especially prominent on the big screen. When you have James Franco, Seth Rogan and Emma Watson playing (supposedly) exaggerated versions of themselves, it’s meta, even more so if you throw in an apocalypse, as has been done in This Is The End. Here’s our rundown of our favourite films to have blurred the line between reality and fiction.
Atonement is based on a novel, which revolves around a story, in which a story is being written. Of course, although the foolish protagonist is seen inventing and writing stories from from the very beginning of the film, the greatest meta moment is when the true meaning of the atonement is revealed. »
- Isra Alkassi
Fans of Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake anxiously await the September 2013 release of Runner, Runner, a film about an offshore Internet gambling operator and his star student. Director Brad Furman, relatively new to the film world, has two major motion pictures under his belt; The Take from 2007 and The Lincoln Lawyer from 2011. The film also boasts star Leonardo DiCaprio as a producer.
Ben Affleck’s career has spanned movie genres, with his last blockbuster Argo based on real life events in Iran, involving the daring rescue of six American diplomats during the Iranian hostage crisis. Argo swept the board at the Oscars.
Affleck tried his hand at directing first in 2007 with Gone Baby Gone and then in 2010 with the critically acclaimed The Town. Affleck has also starred in a number of Kevin Smith’s cult classic’s including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma, where he and co-star Matt Damon play »
- Flickering Myth
Just another video solidifying that Kevin Smith is indeed the man. A video has surfaced from 1999 that shows the director alongside a religious group protesting his film Dogma. He doesn't fool the news team who makes it clear they were sure it was him, but they don't out him in front of the protest group, which makes it funnier when they interview him. I love how deadpan he is in the interview, as if he isn't thrilled someone is actually filming him doing this.
- Mick Joest
With Mutant Chronicles director Simon Hunter currently in pre-production on the apocalyptic vampire/zombie feature Last Blood, we caught up with Vincent Guastini, head of V.G.P Effects & Design Studio, who’s been tasked with delivering the flick’s special makeup effects, to get the skinny.
"I'm very excited about working with Simon,” said Guastini of the Last Blood director. “I'm a huge Mutant Chronicles fan, and during our Skype design meetings for Last Blood, we immediately started coming up with fresh ideas for the looks for the vampires and zombies. I have some pretty ‘out there’ ideas so we'll see after more locked in meetings this week with Simon, but he has an open mind and did say, ‘Lets do something never seen before.’”
Based on the Keenspot graphic novel of the same name, Last Blood follows a small group of human survivors of a zombie apocalypse, who »
- Sean Decker
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