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Kevin Smith Donating Residuals from Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film

Kevin Smith Donating Residuals from Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film
Kevin Smith's allegiance to Harvey Weinstein dissolved earlier this month amid reports that the now-disgraced movie mogul had sexually assaulted or harassed dozens of women in the industry over the years.

And on October 13th, the filmmaker decided to take action to show his solidarity for those who have suffered abuse – at the hands of Weinstein or otherwise.

"My entire career is tied up with this man," Smith said during his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "It's been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that's it.
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Kevin Smith Will No Longer Profit From Weinstein Movies, Vows to Donate Residuals to Women in Film

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Kevin Smith Will No Longer Profit From Weinstein Movies, Vows to Donate Residuals to Women in Film
Kevin Smith and Harvey Weinstein’s careers have been linked since the mid-1990s, when Miramax launched the young director’s career by purchasing “Clerks” at Sundance. Kevin Smith owes Weinstein his career, which has made the latter’s sexual harassment scandal all the more personal for Smith. The director explained on his “Hollywood Babble-On” podcast that in light of recent events he will no longer be accepting residuals from the films he made under Weinstein, which includes “Clerks II,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Jersey Girl,” and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”

“My entire career is tied up with the man,” Smith said. “It’s been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that’s it. That’s why I came, that’s why I made ‘Clerks.’ And no fucking movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, fuck it, take it.
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Kevin Smith Is Donating Weinstein Movie Residuals to Women's Charity

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Kevin Smith Is Donating Weinstein Movie Residuals to Women's Charity
As more and more women keep coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, many of the male filmmakers and actors he's worked with over the past few decades have spoken against his actions, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and even a brief statement from Quentin Tarantino last week. Today we have word that another filmmaker, Kevin Smith, whose career was launched with Clerks, distributed by Harvey Weinstein's Miramax, is taking it to another level. The filmmaker announced on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast that he will be donating all of the residuals from the movies he made with Harvey Weinstein to a women's charity.

After the original sexual harassment allegations surfaced earlier this month, Kevin Smith released a brief statement on Twitter, stating that Harvey Weinstein financed the first 14 years of his career, and that he "feels ashamed" that "others
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Kevin Smith on Harvey Weinstein: ‘Now I Know While I Was Profiting, Others Were in Terrible Pain’

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Kevin Smith on Harvey Weinstein: ‘Now I Know While I Was Profiting, Others Were in Terrible Pain’
Kevin Smith has joined the growing chorus of filmmakers, actors, and others within the film industry to speak up about Harvey Weinstein, who was fired yesterday after numerous accusations of sexual harassment were leveled against him.

Read More:Lauren Sivan Opens Up About Alleged Harvey Weinstein Incident: ‘I Could Not Believe What I Was Witnessing’ — Watch

Asked about Weinstein on Twitter, the “Clerks,” “Dogma,” and “Chasing Amy” director replied, “He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain.”

“It makes me feel ashamed,” he added. Weinstein, then the head of Miramax, bought “Clerks” at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival and helped launch Smith’s career. They worked together for more than a decade after that, first at Miramax and then at the Weinstein Company; following the disappointing box-office returns of “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” their relationship took a downturn.
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Kevin Smith's Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Begins Filming This Fall

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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,
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59 Netflix Titles That Are Disappearing From the Service in August

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It's that time again. Netflix has a whole slew of nostalgic classics to keep you occupied in August, but they're also getting rid of some precious gems. Superbad? Super gone. The Lizzie McGuire Movie? Arrivederci! See what other movies and shows got the ax this month. August 1 10 Things I Hate About You Justice League Unlimited, seasons one to two Justice League, season one to two Babe Babe Winkelman's Outdoor Secrets: 2014: Quarter 4 Babe: Pig in the City Beneath the Helmet Black Widow Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Electric Slide Elizabethtown From the Terrace From Time to Time Goodbye World Horsemen Hunter X Hunter, season one to five Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster Malibu's Most Wanted Prefontaine Russell Brand: End the Drugs War Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery Teacher's Pet The Delivery Man, season one The Diabolical The Heavy Water War, season one The Hunt, season one The Little Engine That Could
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Charlie's Angels Gets The Reboot...Again

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Variety is reporting that Charlie's Angels will hit the big screen again on June 7th, 2019. The film is set to be directed by Elizabeth Banks, famous for her work as Betty Brant in the original Spider-Man and as Miri in Zack and Miri Make A Porno. This would be the second feature that Elizabeth Banks has directed, the first one being Pitch Perfect 2.

The big question I have to ask is why? I haven't seen a film that Elizabeth Banks has directed so she may be a great director. This version of Charlie's Angels may be a good film. It certainly couldn't be any worse than the Drew Barrymore versions in 2000 and 2003. It would certainly be better than the reboot for ABC that occurred in 2011. But why are we looking at our third reboot of this franchise is less than twenty years? Is there really any audience for Charlie's Angels
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Judd Apatow and Kevin Smith: Filmmakers most overdue their first Oscar nomination

Continuing on with a yearly series I like to do on those deserving of Academy Award wins or nominations, it’s time to turn attention to filmmakers. Actors and actresses are the sexier group, but writers and directors are the backbone of the industry. There are plenty who have never been cited by the Academy, so that will be the focus today. I’ll be running down ten filmmakers who I feel are due a nomination. In a handful of cases, they’ll be more comedic storytellers, since Oscar voters can often overlook them. That’s a real shame in my mind, but that could be a piece for another day. Anyway, you’ll see them below, and obviously know that your own mileage may vary. So, without further delay, here goes nothing… Here now are the ten writers and/or directors most due for their first Oscar nomination: 10. Kevin Smith – Hear me out.
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Kevin Smith Says Without Jeff Anderson, There Is No Clerks 3

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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.
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The unmade films of Kevin Smith

Rob Leane Feb 13, 2017

Superman Lives, The Green Hornet and sadly now Clerks III: here’s a rundown of the Kevin Smith films we’ll probably never see...

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
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Why Kevin Smith’s latest Jay & Silent Bob movie is a bad idea

Anghus Houvouras fears Kevin Smith’s latest Jay & Silent Bob movie is a bad idea…

Kevin Smith feels like the cinematic equivalent of the law of diminishing returns. A once talented writer and filmmaker who has descended into a creative black hole that he continues to try to claw his way out of.

First off, let me pay some respects to the man. I love Clerks. Easily one of my top 10 films of all time. For that cinematic gem I can easily forgive him for every ridiculous gaffe (Tusk, Yoga Hosers) or total embarrassing effort (Cop Out, Jersey Girl). Like so many film fans who came into consciousness during the 1990’s, Smith was one of the independent voices that we looked up to. An unpretentious, genuinely funny guy who wanted to make his own kind of movies.

And there were those of us happily in that legion for many years.
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Yoga Hosers Review

Thanks to my surprisingly contrarian adoration of Kevin Smith (amongst critics, at least), I sat down for Yoga Hosers filled with curious excitement. One Kevin Smith movie packs more personality than some filmmakers produce over an entire career, and his daddy-daughter feature teased bizarre delicacies beyond Earthly words.

Alas, my take on Smith’s Canadian zero-to-hero nightmare aligns with most other negative views, but it’s still an admirably passionate project that I salute the renegade director for tackling. Smith takes tremendous creative risks every time he pens a script, and sometimes they become Clerks, or Tusk, or Zack And Miri Make A Porno, while other times they’re Yoga Hosers. It’s a numbers game, really.

So – regrettably – let’s get to the not fun part.

Yoga Hosers is a hollow genre mashup that can be best described as Buzzfeed meets Jem And The Holograms meets a neat-enough podcast discussion.
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Netflix comings and goings: Donald Trump parody in, 'Tmnt' out

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Netflix comings and goings: Donald Trump parody in, 'Tmnt' out
Summer is coming to an end and the 2016-17 TV season is just around the corner (not to mention football and more football). So it’s a good time to cram in a whole collection of shows and movies on Netflix before your schedule gets so full you won’t know what to do with yourself. Some exciting additions are a couple Fast and Furious movies, No Country for Old Men and Funny Or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal: The Movie, which stars Jonny Depp as Trump. Check out the list. Find a comfortable spot and begin watching. New to Netflix August 1 The American Side An Inconvenient Truth Apex: The Story of the Hypercar Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure Big Daddy Black Widow Critical Condition Deadfall Destination: Team USA Funny Or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal: The Movie The Family Man The Fast and the Furious
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What to Expect on Netflix in August, Plus: Watch These movies Before They Expire

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Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. But first, here are 10 recommendations from below's incoming crop of movies: 1. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) 2. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) 3. Sleepy Hollow (1999) 4. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) 5. The Little Prince (2016) 6. 13 Cameras (2016) 7. Septembers of Shiraz (2015) 8. The Road (2009) 9. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) 10. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)   Avail 8/1/16 The American Side (2016) An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Apex: The...

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Elizabeth Banks In "Flaunt"

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Take another look @ "Pitch Perfect 2" director Elizabeth Banks in "...a sexy and surreal..." fashion spread, photographed by Hunter & Gatti for "Flaunt" magazine:

"People treat comedy like it's some frilly, unsubstantial thing," said Banks. "But we're bringing fucking joy!

"We're spreading joy 24/7!'...there is some skill behind what I'm doing..."

Banks made her film debut in the indie feature "Surrender Dorothy" (1998), followed by roles in director Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy (2002–2007), followed by the "40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005)...

..."Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008), "Role Models" (2008), "The Next Three Days" (2010), "Pitch Perfect" (2012), "The Lego Movie" (2014), and "The Hunger Games" films (2012–2015). In 2015, she made her directorial debut with "Pitch Perfect 2", earning $69M opening weekend, setting a record for a first time director.

Also in 2015, Banks portrayed 'Melinda Ledbetter Wilson' in director Bill Pohlad's "Beach Boys" bio, "Love & Mercy".

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Yoga Hosers Trailer #2 Has Johnny Depp Fighting Sausage Monsters

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Yoga Hosers Trailer #2 Has Johnny Depp Fighting Sausage Monsters
Back in April, it was revealed that Kevin Smith's new movie Yoga Hosers was picked up by Invincible Pictures, with the filmmaker taking his movie on tour before its theatrical release on July 29. Shortly thereafter, the first trailer and poster were released, with the tour kicking off on June 1 in New Orleans. The tour continues today with a stop at the Houston Improv in Houston, Texas, but for those who can't make it to this screening, the second trailer has debuted with plenty of new footage, including a new look at Johnny Depp's Guy Lapointe.

15-year-old yoga-nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie love their smart phones and hate their after school job at Manitoban convenience store Eh-2-Zed. But when an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada's crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with the legendary man-hunter from Montreal named
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Yoga Hosers Poster Unleashes an Army of Sausage Monsters

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Yoga Hosers Poster Unleashes an Army of Sausage Monsters
Back in April, Invincible Pictures announced it had picked up distribution rights for Kevin Smith's second installment of his True North Trilogy, Yoga Hosers, which is set to hit theaters July 29. Before the theatrical release, it was revealed that the director will hit the road with a summer tour, bringing this movie all across the country for early screenings, which kicks off today in New Orleans. The first trailer was released last month, but now that the tour is starting tonight, we have the first poster and a new photo, featuring stars Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp, the daughters of Kevin Smith and their co-star Johnny Depp.

15-year-old yoga-nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie love their smart phones and hate their after school job at Manitoban convenience store Eh-2-Zed. But when an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada's crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party,
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Kevin Smith Wins PG-13 for Yoga Hosers Without an Appeal

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Kevin Smith Wins PG-13 for Yoga Hosers Without an Appeal
In a world where R-rated movies are a hot topic of discussion, the often vulgar and very R-rated director Kevin Smith has actually been fighting to get a PG-13 rating for his latest horror movie. It was a short fight, though. And no one got hurt. Set to appeal the R rating given to Yoga Hosers, Kevin Smith was awarded a PG-13 without having to appear in front of the MPAA to make his case. The filmmaker behind such gloriously R-Rated movies as Clerks and Mallrats had this to say on Instagram about winning the rating he wanted.

"Holy shit! The #MPAA just canceled my @yogahosers appeals screening that was set for tomorrow. They said they re-watched the movie and now agree that it is, indeed, a PG-13! I don't have to cut anything out to secure the PG-13 rating either! Next up, we'll tour the kids movie in June
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Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers gets R-rating over cartoon testicles

It looks like Kevin Smith has run foul of the Motion Picture Association of America once again, with the filmmaker taking to Instagram to announce that his latest film Yoga-Hosers has been slapped with an R-rating. However, this time it’s not down to foul language or gratuitous nudity, but rather a cartoon drawing of a pair of testicles…

See Also: Kevin Smith responds to the negative reviews for Yoga Hosers

The #MPAA gave my kids movie @YogaHosers an R rating for a cartoony drawing of testicles on a book cover. So now, for the 4th time in my 22 year career, we will hold an appeals screening with the Motion Picture Association of America's ratings board and try to get the R overturned for a less severe (and far more appropriate) PG-13. I also ran afoul of the MPAA the first time I made a movie set in a convenience store,
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Kevin Smith's 'Yoga Hosers' Gets Rated R for One Weird Reason

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Kevin Smith's 'Yoga Hosers' Gets Rated R for One Weird Reason
We haven't heard much about director Kevin Smith's new movie Yoga Hosers lately, since production wrapped back in June. The director debuted the first trailer at Comic Con, but it still hasn't been officially released yet, and the movie doesn't have a release date in place at this time. Yesterday, the director took to his Instagram page to provide an interesting update about the second installment of his True North Trilogy, which has been slapped with an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The reason behind the rating, however, will certainly surprise you, as you can see in his lengthy statement below, which also reveals he's planning a summer release for the movie.

The #MPAA gave my kids movie @YogaHosers an R rating for a cartoony drawing of testicles on a book cover. So now, for the 4th time in my 22 year career, we will
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