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Brand new Justice League trailer, Avengers 4 set photo, Bill & Ted 3 update, Blade Runner 2049 opens poorly and more – Weekend News Roundup

9 October 2017 12:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »


Warner Bros. released the final trailer for next month’s Justice League over the weekend, which opens by exploring the loss of Superman, before focusing on the formation of the team as Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg do battle against Steppenwolf and his army of parademons. Check it out here.

Fast And Furious Universe

Universal Pictures have announced a little shake-up for their Fast & Furious franchise, pushing back Fast & Furious 9 to 2020 while setting a release date of July 26th 2019 for the Hobbes/Shaw spin-off starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham. Read more here.

Hawkeye’S New Look

Last month it was rumoured that Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton will be adopting the Ronin identity for Avengers 4, and while that’s yet to be officially confirmed, the latest batch of set photos from the superhero blockbuster do offer a glimpse of a new look for Hawkeye, »

- Luke Owen

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Kevin Smith turned down a Dogma sequel

8 October 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While Kevin Smith has toyed with the idea of Clerks III and Mallrats 2 in recent years, once View Askewniverse movie he won’t be revisiting is his controversial 1999 comedy Dogma.

Speaking at a Q&A at the New York Comic Con, Smith was asked whether he had any interest in a sequel, shooting down the possibility by responding: “Fuck no. I don’t think we need a Dogma 2. And I am sure as shit not going near any religious movies at this point.”

Smith went on to reveal that the Weinsteins had recently approached him about doing a reissue of the movie, as well as sounding out a potential sequel:

Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein own that movie personally, and what happened is Harvey called up a few months ago and he’s like, ‘We still have Dogma, and maybe we need to make a sequel. I’m like ‘Oh, »

- Gary Collinson

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Kevin Smith turned down making Dogma 2

5 October 2017 2:07 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Oct 6, 2017

Kevin Smith revealed how he recently turned down an offer from Harvey Weinstein to make Dogma 2.

Kevin Smith and the stars of Comic Book Men are practically a New York Comic Con institution at this point. Having appeared during the first day of the con’s festivities every year since its second season, Smith, Walter Flanagan, Mike Zapcic, and the rest of the guys returned yet again for their Comic Book Men Season 7 Nycc panel. 

This year, the conversation veered from the new season—which features among other things cameos by the likes of Mike Coulter, Rosario Dawson, and a strangely cuddly The Exorcist doll of Linda Blair—to the longtime Jersey history shared by the men. Yet no Kevin Smith con experience is complete without at least a solitary reference to projects the Clerks director has in the pipeline… and those he turned down. Indeed, during »

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Clerks - an unlikely multimedia franchise

12 September 2017 1:44 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Sep 28, 2017

How a 1994 indie hit from Kevin Smith gave birth to an unlikely franchise...

In 1993, Kevin Smith made a movie. Clerks was shot in black and white over the course of three weeks, at night, in the convenience store where Smith worked during the day, on a shoestring budget of $27,575. Smith funded the film himself by dipping into his savings, selling all his comics and maxing out several credit cards.

Even though it became an indie phenomenon when it was picked up by Bob and Harvey Weinstein's Miramax (who gave it a new soundtrack using a post-production budget that was ten times the cost of principal photography) at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, it doesn't have 'franchise starter' written all over it.

Long considered a Gen X touchstone, Clerks is a funny and filthy slice of life movie, which equates a working day for Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) to his namesake's Inferno. »

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Tig Notaro's One Mississippi Is the Portrait of "Red State" Progressives We Need Right Now

8 September 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Tig Notaro's One Mississippi Is the Portrait of "Red State" Progressives We Need Right Now »

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Horror Directors Lead Hollywood Tributes to Tobe Hooper: ‘Your Legacy Lives On’

27 August 2017 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood lost a horror icon this weekend when “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Poltergeist” director Tobe Hooper died in Sherman Oaks, Calif. on Saturday. He was 74.

Filmmakers and other celebrities were quick to pay tribute to the late director on social media.

Hooper’s fellow horror helmers including William Friedkin (“The Exorcist”), James Wan (“The Conjuring, “Saw”), Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”), John Carpenter (“Halloween,” “The Thing”) and Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”) honored their peer on Twitter.


John Carpenter Remembers the ‘Profound Impact’ of George Romero

“A kind, warm-hearted man who made the most terrifying film ever,” noted Friedkin. “A good friend I will never forget.”

Wan wrote, “Sad to hear the passing of Tobe Hooper. One of the nicest people. A sweet, gentle soul of a man. Your legacy lives on.”

See more reactions below:

Tobe Hooper directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a seminal work in horror cinema. He was a kind, »

- JD Knapp

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Kevin Smith's Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Begins Filming This Fall

25 August 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Jay and Silent Bob are finally returning to the big screen after over a decade hiatus, last appearing in Clerks II in 2006. Jay and Silent Bob are, of course, the dynamic duo created by Kevin Smith, who also plays Silent Bob, appearing in most of his movies since his very first film, Clerks, in 1994. Since Clerks, the pair have popped up in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma, culminating an Avengers-type film that brought Smith’s entire View Askewniverse together in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The pair have been absent this past decade as Smith tried his hand at more serious fare in Jersey Girl, avoided the pair all together in Zack and Miri Make A Porno, did a studio film in Cop Out, tried horror with Red State, and got just downright bizarre with Tusk and Yoga Hosers.

16 years ago, #JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack was released in theaters. And this Fall, »

- Nick Doll

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot begins shooting this fall

25 August 2017 8:24 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

After years of expanding his horizons as a filmmaker, delivering the thriller Red State and camp shock films Tusk and Yoga Hosiers, Kevin Smith is ready to bring back his stonerific, Quick Stop-chilling heroes of man - Jay and Silent Bob - back to the big screen. After the director announced earlier this year he was hard at work going back to his roots for another adventure with the duo, he has taken to social media again to say the film will kick off production this fall. Snoochie Boochies,... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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'Logan Lucky': The Six Things You Need to Make a Perfect Heist Film

18 August 2017 6:39 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Head to the movies this weekend to see Logan Lucky, and you'll see more than Steven Soderbergh ending his moviemaking retirement phase and returning to the big screen. (You've been greatly missed, sir.) You'll see more than just Channing Tatum and Adam Driver playing down-on-their-luck Southern brothers who hatch a plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. You'll even see more than Daniel Craig sporting a bottle-blond crop-cut hairdo and Seth MacFarlane sporting something on his head that looks like a cross between a mullet, a Jheri curl and roadkill. »

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Kevin Smith, self-distribution, and the future of cinema

25 July 2017 1:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Thomas Hetherington Aug 9, 2017

How Kevin Smith challenged the distribution model for cinema, and what happened next...

Kevin Smith’s career has taken some interesting turns over its three decades and counting. He’s criticised Bruce Willis, parted ways with the Weinsteins, sewn Justin Long into a Walrus suit, given us the spectacle of Johnny Depp with a penis shaped nose, and even picketed his own releases. And he did those last two things twice over. He’s one of the most unpredictable filmmakers working today, he’s made podcasting a filthily brilliant art form and his projects frequently reach fever dream levels of brilliance and bizarre. But possibly the most interesting occurrence in Smith’s career was the furore and fallout, or lack thereof, surrounding his 2011 release Red State.

After the critical mauling Smith received for his studio project Cop Out in 2010, he returned to his indie roots with the »

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Production Begins on First Installment of Kevin Smith’s Horror Anthology Film Killroy Was Here

19 June 2017 7:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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 ClerksDogmaJay 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

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Kevin Smith’s new horror movie ‘Killroy Was Here’ begins shooting

15 June 2017 11:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

According to Variety, Kevin Smith has started shooting his next feature, the horror movie Killroy Was Here. The trade says that the film kicked off filming in Florida this week. More on Kevin Smith’s new movie Killroy Was Here below.

Kevin Smith’s new movie confirmed to be horror movie Killroy Was Here

They said that the term ‘Kilroy 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, »

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Kevin Smith Filming Horror Movie ‘Killroy Was Here’ at Florida College

15 June 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kevin Smith has started shooting horror movie “Killroy Was Here” in Florida in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions.

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

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Alec Baldwin Opens Up About Suffering From Lyme Disease and Thinking He Was Going to Die

22 May 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Alec Baldwin went from singing “Hallelujah” on the season finale of Saturday Night Live to jetting to balmy California to talk for the first time since a 2011 casual comment to the New York Times about having Lyme disease.

“They had me hiding in the bushes over there at a Lyme disease benefit,” Baldwin said as he went on the stage for the Bay Area Lyme Foundation ( LymeAid benefit for research at a private home in the woodsy enclave of Portola Valley, Ca outside Palo Alto on Sunday. “I have ticks all over me. I’m joking. »

- Susan Young

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Michael Parks obituary

19 May 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor likened to James Dean in his youth who was adopted in middle age by hip directors such as Quentin Tarantino

Michael Parks, who has died aged 77, was a softly spoken character actor who enjoyed a prolific and chequered film and television career, largely in the exploitation genre. In middle age he was adopted as something of a mascot by the hip directors Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Smith. “Michael was, and will likely for ever remain, the best actor I’ve ever known,” said Smith, who directed him as a menacing preacher in Red State (2011) and as a sinister seaman with a bizarre walrus fixation in Tusk (2014). Both roles were written especially for him by Smith, who said: “He will take a page of dialogue and deliver it in a different way than anybody else.”

Parks had appeared earlier as the mobster and drug-runner Jean Renault in David Lynch »

- Ryan Gilbey

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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Michael Parks

15 May 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Michael Parks I was very sad to hear, last week, that veteran character actor Michael Parks had died (and don’t even get me started on Powers Boothe, who’ll be this column’s next subject). I actually saw Parks once, at a screening of Red State at Sundance, where he did a Q&A for the audience with director Kevin Smith, and he seemed very soft spoken and polite, which... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Michael Parks Passes Away

10 May 2017 10:51 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Kevin Smith had the sad news of announcing the passing of legendary actor Michael Parks on his Instagram page today. Calling Parks his muse, he related the reaction he had of first seeing Parks in the movie From Dusk Till Dawn and telling his producer and friend Scott Mosier that he wanted to work with the Yoda of acting one day. That movie ended up being Red State. Smith also wrote a part for him in his movie Tusk. Quentin Tarantino had utilized Parks in dual roles for Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2. Robert Roderiguez of course used him as Sheriff Earl McGraw, a role Parks would reprise in Kill Bill and Grindhouse. David Lynch used him to great effect in the original Twin Peaks as the character Jean Renault.

While I can't say I liked every movie I saw Mr. Parks in, I do like his work as an actor. »

- Tim Jousma

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'Kill Bill,' 'From Dusk Till Dawn' Scene Stealer Michael Parks Has Passed Away

10 May 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

All good actors are, in theory, character actors, but the only ones who ever tend to be called "character actors" are those who spend their entire careers playing small parts that wind up stealing scenes from the main actors around them. And few could do that with the ease and immediacy of Michael Parks, who sadly passed away this week. Kevin Smith, who directed Parks' in Red State and Tusk, shared the unfortunate news. Parks had been acting since the '60s, popping up in such TV staples as Gunsmoke and Wagon Train, but it was really in the '90s that Parks started to obtain cult status thanks to a run of terrific performances in equally terrific shows and movies, like Agent Cooper's criminal foil Jean Renault in Twin Peaks and a beleaguered Texas Ranger...

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- Peter Hall

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R.I.P. esteemed character actor Michael Parks (1940-2017)

10 May 2017 1:07 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

I'm sad to report that esteemed character actor Michael Parks has passed away today. While never a household name, Parks has had a long and storied acting career in both TV and film. He's probably best known now for his lead roles in Kevin Smith's two horror films, Red State and Tusk, but he had been in the entertainment business long before that, starting in 1958 on Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Since then... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Rip Michael Parks

10 May 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Earlier today, filmmaker Kevin Smith took to social media to announce the passing of actor Michael Parks at the age of 77. Whether you knew Parks from his work with Smith, with Robert Rodriguez, with Quentin Tarantino, or elsewhere, he was never less than a captivating performer. Getting baity parts in Red State and Tusk over the last handful of years had introduced him to a whole new audience. Smith can be thanked for that, much like Rodriguez and Tarantino did in years prior. This is a loss that stings more the more you recognize his work. A veritable character actor of the finest degree, it’s a shame that the Academy never recognized him. Oscar or no Oscar, he’s still a master of the craft and will be greatly missed. This is what Smith wrote on Instagram a few hours ago: I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. »

- Joey Magidson

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