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Walrus? Yes! Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ trailer revealed

The trailer for Kevin Smith’s podcast-born horror flick – his first since 2011’s Red State – has arrived online, following its premiere at Comic Con. Inspired by a Gumtree post and discussed on Smith and Scott Mosier’s Smodcast, Tusk will concern a podcaster (Justin Long) who answers a classified ad from a lonely former seaman (Michael Parks), looking for an […]

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‘Clerks 3’ faces a Weinstein-sized roadblock

Kevin Smith has been trumpeting Clerks 3 for some time, but it may have faced an insurmountable obstacle: the Weinsteins. Smith revealed to Screen Daily (recounted by IndieWire) his $6 million budget for the sequel was deemed too high by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who were planning to make and distribute the film. “I went in with a […]

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Clerks 3 will be a film after all (and it may already have been written)

Remember when Kevin Smith suggested Clerks 3 would be released online as an e-book, and each chapter would be informed by the internet’s collective reaction to its previous instalment? Never mind. Smith posted the above image to his Facebook and Instagram account, with the following message: “20 years ago today, we started shooting Clerks. 20 years later, with […]

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Kevin Smith may write Clerks 3 as a book

Kevin Smith’s cinematic swan song, Clerks 3, may no longer be released as a movie. Speaking at The Future of Online TV panel in Hollywood – reported by Deadline – he revealed his long-anticipated trilogy-ender may one day emerge as a novel. He would hope to release it online chapter by chapter, incorporating fan feedback into the […]

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The top 10 director burns

The top 10 director burns. By Simon Miraudo. There’s nothing like a good old fashioned filmmaker feud! The ever-opinionated David Cronenberg, hot on the Cosmopolis publicity trail, recently told NextMovie he had no interest in ever making a superhero movie. Then he began criticising Christopher Nolan‘s Batman flicks (“they’re mostly boring), and anyone who branded them […]

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Interview: Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Get Old)

Interview: Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Get Old). By Simon Miraudo. Kevin Smith‘s seminal cult comedy Clerks is nearing its twentieth anniversary, but the legacy of its breakout characters Jay and Silent Bob refuses to die. Smith has proven himself to be far from ‘Silent’ over the course of his career, now totally focused […]

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The top 10 Seth Rogen performances

The top 10 Seth Rogen performances. By Simon Miraudo. Canadian comedian Seth Rogen made his debut in Judd Apatow and Paul Feig‘s TV show Freaks and Geeks at the age of 17, but it would take another six years before he broke out in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (his two-second appearance as ‘Eager Cameraman‘ in Anchorman […]

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Kevin Smith considers Clerks 3 as a Broadway play

Kevin Smith is considering producing another sequel to Clerks. This time, however, as a play. Smith has long alluded to a potential third Clerks movie, but at a recent signing of his latest book Tough S*it, he revealed his plans to mount it on Broadway for a sixth-month run (video courtesy of Slashfilm). He later […]

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Clerks: The Animated Series returning in 2013

Kevin Smith has revealed on his Twitter account plans to resurrect the long-defunct Clerks animated series in 2013. The series, based on his breakout 1994 independent film of the same name, ran briefly in 2000. And we mean briefly. Only two of the six episodes were ever aired, though the DVD release became popular in Smith’s fan circles. Fans may not have to wait […]

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Jay and Silent Bob get their own animated movie

Kevin Smith‘s SModcast Pictures – who recently teamed up with distributor Phase 4 – is working on a hybrid animated/live-action film featuring Jay and Silent Bob. It would be the duo’s seventh cinematic outing. Slashfilm dug out the following blurb from a two-week old press release: A division of SModCo, SModcast Pictures covers the visual spectrum of S.I.R. […]

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Kevin Smith’s SModcast Pictures ready to distribute your films

Kevin Smith’s SModcast Pictures has partnered with Phase 4 to distribute up to twelve independent films a year in the US and Canada. On the one year anniversary of Red State’s Sundance premiere, a press release – courtesy of Slashfilm – confirms the partnership “under the newly created Kevin Smith and SModcast Pictures Presents label.” […]

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Mass hysteria – Red State review

Red State – Starring Michael Parks, John Goodman and Melissa Leo. Directed by Kevin Smith. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. The posters declare Red State an “unlikely film from that Kevin Smith”, although a better tagline is surely “everything you imagined a Kevin Smith horror film would be”. Sure, the flick may catch purists off […]

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Kevin Smith’s final film to be a two-parter

Kevin Smith has made no secret of his plans to retire after completing the hockey comedy Hit Somebody, which he will begin once his horror flick Red State has finished making the rounds (it arrives in Australia in October). It has been revealed however that his last film shall be cleft in twain, a’la Kill […]

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Poster Debut: Red State

UPDATE: We’ve been contacted by the Australian PR team handling Red State‘s release, and they’ve alerted us that the film will now open late October, as opposed to September 22nd as originally reported. As Kevin Smith’s horror flick Red State nears its official release, a brand new poster has debuted online. Although Smith has been […]

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Kevin Smith’s Red State scores Australian release

When Kevin Smith announced he would self-distribute his indie horror film Red State in the U.S. (screening the film state-by-state), we feared that it would be years before the flick arrived on Australian shores. Not so! Distributor Curious Film has revealed that they will debut the film in Oz on September 22nd, 2011 (thanks for the […]

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Kevin Smith bringing back Affleck and Damon for final film?

Kevin Smith hopes to reunite all the stars of his former films for his final project as writer/director, the hockey comedy Hit Somebody. Inspired by the Warren Zevon/Mitch Albom song of the same name, Hit Somebody is an affectionate look at the world of hockey, beginning in the 1950s and ending in the 1980s. It […]

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>Fletch reboot in the works

>Reboot-happy Warner Bros are getting ready to bring everyone’s favourite undercover journalist Fletch back to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WB has purchased the rights to Gregory McDonald’s 11-book series upon which the 1985 Chevy Chase vehicle was based upon. No director or star is yet attached to the project. This will […]

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Trailer Debut: Red State

We knew Kevin Smith‘s religious thriller Red State would be a departure from his previous works. But we didn’t know it would be this much of a departure. The trailer for the pic has debuted online, and we can happily confirm that it’s scary, weird and deeply unsettling. Just like Cop Out! To steal from […]

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Poster Debut: Kevin Smith’s Red State

Kevin Smith has unveiled the first poster for his upcoming thriller Red State. The film – a thriller about a crazed, fundamentalist preacher – is said to be a major departure for Smith, and its creepy poster certainly serves as a testament to that. Smith revealed the poster on his blog, in which he also […]

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Kevin Smith’s Red State gets green light

Kevin Smith‘s long-gestating horror film Red State has finally been given the green light. The director confirmed the development on his Twitter feed. “I talk about lots of stuff I wanna do that either happens years later or never happens at all. Happy to report RED STATE is not the latter. First draft was dated […]

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Kevin Smith pulls Seann William Scott off the bench for Hit Somebody

source: nhl.com Kevin Smith has revealed that Seann William Scott will star in his next project, the ice hockey comedy Hit Somebody. The screenplay is based on Warren Zevon’s song of the same name, with lyrics by Mitch Albom, about a hockey enforcer named Buddy who wishes to score just one goal in a game. […]

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Kevin Smith’s Cop Out trailer debut

source: traileraddict.com It seems lately that filmmakers only make movie trailers – especially if the onslaught of recent trailer debuts is anything to go by. The latest 2-minute film comes from Kevin Smith. The short picture is called Cop Out (formerly known as A Couple of Dicks) and stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. I […]

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Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as The Other Guys

source: firstshowing.netThe first images from the set of the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg cop comedy The Other Guys have hit the interweb. Although they are not officially released stills from the production, they are mighty fine looking snaps. We first reported on this movie back in February when it was called The B Team. The film […]

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Kevin Smith’s 24 hour tweet-a-thon!

source: slashfilm.com Beloved writer/director Kevin Smith, one of the most open and conversational filmmakers in the business, spent all of yesterday answering questions from fans through his Twitter page. Yes, that is 24-hours straight of Kevin Smith mindbombs. Smith spent the entire Labor Day public holiday responding to his million-plus fanbase as a promotion for […]

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Kevin Smith’s A Couple of Dicks features engorged cast

source: variety.com It’s been a while since we talked about Kevin Smith‘s cop movie A Couple of Dicks. We’ve missed quite a few updates. Sorry ’bout that. Consider this your primer on the upcoming action comedy. A Couple of Dicks, written by Robb and Marc Cullen, tells the story of a pair of LAPD detectives […]

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Hard up for cash – Zack and Miri Make A Porno review

Zack and Miri Make A Porno – Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Robinson. Directed by Kevin Smith. Rated R for high level sex scenes, sexual references and coarse language. 97 mins. Available on DVD. Wow, this movie is filthy. I mean, of course it’s filthy. It’s called Zack and Miri Make a Porno, […]

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Kevin Smith makes a cop movie

source: variety.com Kevin Smith has been lined up to direct A Couple of Cops for Warner Bros, with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan set to star. It will be Smith’s first major studio picture. The film has been written by Robb and Marc Cullen (Las Vegas), and centers on a pair of police officers who […]

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Hard up for cash – Zack and Miri Make A Porno review

Zack and Miri Make A Porno – Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Robinson. Directed by Kevin Smith. Rated R for high level sex scenes, sexual references and coarse language. 97 mins. Wow, this movie is filthy. I mean, of course it’s filthy. It’s called Zack and Miri Make a Porno, it’s directed by […]

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Kevin Smith bitter about Zack and Miri’s failure

source: torontosun.com Director Kevin Smith has revealed his disappointment in the financial failure of his latest film Zack and Miri Make a Porno in an interview with the Toronto Sun. The well reviewed film, starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as two poverty stricken housemates, opened in the U.S last October to dismal figures. Zack […]

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Zach and Miri’s Missed Opportunity

source: slashfilm.com We were very saddened here at Quickflix to learn Kevin Smith‘s latest film Zach and Miri Make A Porno didn’t do so well at the U.S box office. Despite strong reviews and the starpower of Seth Rogen (whose presence in a film is usually a licence to print money), the film opened to […]

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