7 items from 2015
Consider this a bit of an experiment today. Instead of doing something like what I used to do with the Spotlight on the Stars series, I’m going to try honoring an actor or a filmmaker with a personalized top ten list. We’ll start off with none other than Will Ferrell, who happens to have the new comedy Get Hard hitting theaters this weekend. This initial piece will look at the ten best movies he’s been in, as opposed to just his best performances, but those will be contained within this list too, of course, so fear not. Anyway, let’s give this a shot and see how it goes! Here now, without any delay, are the ten best films that Ferrell has found himself a cast member in… 10. The Producers – Though a pale comparison to the original Mel Brooks movie (or the Broadway production), this remake of »
- Joey Magidson
Well you couldn’t have a Mallrats sequel without him, could you?
Director Kevin Smith took to Twitter and Facebook today to announce that Brodie himself Jason Lee will be returning for Mallrats 2, which is set to start shooting later on this year. This is on the heels of Smith confirming Shannen Doherty yesterday and Michael Rooker, Stan Lee and Jason Mewes last week. Smith also mentioned on his Hollywood Babble On podcast that his co-host Ralph Garman would also have a role.
Here’s the tweet:
“Would You like a chocolate covered pretzel?” Brodie Is Back! JasonLee’s going to the Mall, ya’ll! 6 more to go! #MR2 pic.twitter.com/rsm6BcRp0a
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 24, 2015
- Luke Owen
Director Kevin Smith teased in a tweet few days ago the he may be working on a sequel to his 1995 comedy Mallrats, which failed at the box office but went on to gain a cult following after its release on home video formats. During a radio interview with Rock 102 Kmfa, the filmmaker confirmed that Mallrats 2 is in fact happening. Here's what he had to say below.
"It has a script right now and we're pulling out loot together. We have got up until the beginning of 2016, so by the time we get to May 2016, we should be shooting. It kind of came out of nowhere. Lately I've been doing this thing where it's like, 'Well, do you want to do what's good for your career, or do you want to have fun?' Nobody is clamoring for a Mallrats sequel, but I'd love to make one. I had a cool »
Sometimes it's hard to know whether Kevin Smith is being serious or just trolling us, but if a recent tweet of his is to be believed, he is going to be making movies, plural, pretty much nonstop for the next couple years. First upc Clerks III, which Smith will begin shooting sometime in May. https://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith/status/576163254717673472 There's a bit more to unpack there, but first, let's talk about Clerks III. I was a big fan of Clerks in my teen years, as was pretty much every other friend of mine with any interest in movies, but I never even got around to seeing Clerks II -- I'm the worst, I know. The sequel came out right around the time I began to shift gears toward the work of Judd Apatow, who ironically, like Smith, has seen the critical acclaim for his work diminish a bit after a »
- Jordan Benesh
At one point, not too long ago, director Kevin Smith had announced his "retirement," with plans to distribute other independent films not of his making. It didn't take long for the filmmaker to whip up a new slate of movies for himself to direct, though, with last year's Tusk marking the start of his Canadian-set saga known as the True North Trilogy, which will be followed by Yoga Hosers later this year and capped off by Moose Jaws in 2016. The filmmaker took to his Twitter page today to break down his upcoming production schedule, revealing that his long-awaited sequel Clerks III will start shooting this May, followed by Hit Somebody in September and Moose Jaws in February 2016. After that, the director teased, "I smell a rat," hinting that a sequel to his sophomore comedy Mallrats could be next.
Since this year marks the 20th anniversary of Mallrats, the timing would »
With Smith himself portraying one of the film’s monsters, he’s had to shave his trademark beard in order for the necessary prosthetics to be applied, and the filmmaker has taken to Twitter to post a picture of his clean-shaven self, along with a snap of him in first stage of prosthetics…
Yoga Hosers sees Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith and Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp leading the cast as convenience store clerks Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, who team up with Depp’s Guy Lapointe in order to battle an ancient evil. Also featuring in the cast are Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the new Black), Austin Butler (Aliens in the Attic), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf »
- Gary Collinson
Producer Jennifer Schwalbach has tweeted a new image from her husband Kevin Smith’s latest film Yoga Hosers, featuring Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp as Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, the two convenience store clerks from Tusk, who will find themselves teaming up with legendary manhunter Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) in order to battle an ancient evil…
Yoga Hosers is expected to arrive some time this year, with a cast that also includes Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the new Black), Austin Butler (Aliens in the Attic), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), Stan Lee (Mallrats) and Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), along with Tusk stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein. »
- Gary Collinson
7 items from 2015
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