Aug. 1, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST
K Smith can come out with a good flick again.
Aug. 1, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST
hey capone....spell check baby
Aug. 1, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST
by Elliot Cowan
Capone - if you spoke porn you'd know it was "cumming"...
Aug. 1, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST
Lots of talent, just don't put it in her ass.
Aug. 1, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
K Smith enters this TalkBack.
Aug. 1, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST
Aug. 1, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST
This movie is going to tank. It will keep Banks from getting a nomination for "W". That fat fuck needs to give it up or at least go back to school to learn how to shoot a movie.
Aug. 1, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST
or just afraid that you would have to admit that you watched her stuff when she was underage? and you shoulda interviewed katie morgan...she is fuckin funny
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST
is that most people don't bother to enter them--it's just this core of people who take great pleasure in publicly denouncing things that really they have no idea about. There's rarely any intelligent discussion, just a lot of sourceless vitriol with little interspersed optimistic comments from people that everyone else assumes are plants. I guess my point is that when Kevin Smith does get into talkbacks, I worry that he gets the wrong idea about the fan base.
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST
is that just another spelling mistake or did I just get it wrong?
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST
I'm playing this game on kontraband.com called Billy Suicide.<p> It. Is. Fucked. Up.
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST
so you got it wrong
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST
Any nudity from Elizabeth Banks? It would make sense, right?
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST
The more Kevin Smith movies suck, yeah i can swear and act like a total jack off too. I know so many people that say hollywood is dying. Well it is cause no one writes good movies anymore.
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST
How? I like the movie, but it's near-unwatchable because he decided to shoot in digital - the burnout is blinding. Shooting in a medium-lit interior with outdoors in the background is just about the worst situation to use digital.
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST
cuz you guys just want him to come here so you can tell everyone how you smacked down ks, and while i think the premise of zack and miri is kinda dumb (this is the age of the internet...making one porno aint gonna make you squat)his films have been entertaining
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST
It's got the talent in front of the camera, and the title alone will get people interested. I have a feeling this will be Smith's biggest film to date. Sure, that's not saying much (sorry Kevin, but you'd probably say the same thing), but I predict a huge hit. As for the people who I see have already come out to bash Smith, you're entitled to your opinions - even though they are wrong.
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST
by Magic Rat
in a theater. That and South Park, the theater was just rolling along the entire movie, made for a great experience.
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST
And I laughed my ass off when I found out superman is a cock gobbler! That shit is too funny! Its cool that Kevin is trying to elivate his work too. I mean, he is a cult hero and not much more than that. Love the guy to death, but he isn't anywhere near main stream. This movie might change that. Seth is pretty much unstoppable at this point and will be a huge selling point. But enough bullshit. I can't wait to see this film!
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST
Kevin Smith comes across as a cool guy. I check out his SMODcast, finally saw An Evening With... and Smith seems pretty genuine. Been a fan since Clerks, and even though he kinds of sells out with all the actions figures and shit, I'll still see anything he films. Keep it up, you tubby bitch.
Aug. 1, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST
Just to see him do something completely different from all his usual "I'm from Jersey" stuff. I enjoy his movies, but he really needs to seek some new horizons.
Aug. 1, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST
...give Kevin Smith a cookie and tell him to go away?
Aug. 1, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST
And if those have good sales, Smith can expand his merchandising empire to include some adult itmes like anatomically correct action figures. The Secret Stash shops would have to stay open 24 hours.
Aug. 1, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
man she had such cute,nice, perky little breasts..why'd she have to go and ruin em with the implants?
Aug. 1, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST
That's all I wanna know.
Aug. 1, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST
by eric haislar
You guys are just jealous that basically one of "us" made it. He did something none of us have. He got off his ass threw down his own 30,000 dollars and created a empire all his own. To call him a "Hack" is just dumb, The man writes his own stuff and never even tries to do anything out of his comfort zone. Brett Ratner is a "Hack" director, doing it for the paycheck. At least Kevin has something to say when he makes a film. If you don't like his movies or find him funny then don't watch them but there is no reason to attack the man personally. Shit it's only a movie boys.
Aug. 1, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST
You're right, Kevin Smith is not a HACK director. He is a SHITTY director. There is a difference. Thanks for pointing that out. <p> And did he have something to say with Jersey Girl? Or Clerks II? Those smell of paychecks to me. <p> I do think he is a clever and edgy comedy writer, though. Hopefully this movie restores some of his edge instead of the knee-jerk cocksucker jokes he's been resorting to lately. But I've heard this quickly turns into a mushy rom-com, so we'll see.
Aug. 1, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST
... that I think Dogma is his most mature movie because he DID step out of his comfort zone. And it DID have something to say. <p> I don't think people rag on him b/c he was once "one of us" and made an empire. I just think he's hit a lull lately, and it's fair to point that out.
Aug. 1, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST
by eric haislar
Clerks 2 was shot on film 35mm. they used a Kodak Vision2 500T 5218.
Aug. 1, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST
by eric haislar
How about the joys of being a dad. And how important a father figure is in your life (being his dad just died seemed like good subject matter to me). Clerks 2 is about getting of the pot and shitting already. Taking your life into your own hands and doing something with it. Those seem like messages to me. As for being a shitty director hey i think he will agree with you he has never said he is Steven Spielberg.
Aug. 1, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST
HAHAHAHA. you Kevin Smith haters never cease to amuse me.
Aug. 1, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
He is always the same character.
Aug. 1, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST
Capone is busting his ass to do good for those of us in the City of Wind to get sneak previews of movies and his interviews always rock. IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED GOOD SIR!
Aug. 1, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST
I think he's a really good second bannana, but now he's in EVERYTHING. I don't get it. He basically plays himself in every movie. In two years he'll be where Jack Black is right now.
Aug. 1, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST
by Quake II
He directed Clerks, right? ;-)
Aug. 1, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST
by Quake II
His best films are the ones that had no budget. Clerks & Chasing Amy are honest, well written independent films. Give the guy a budget and we get Clerks II (his worst films to date), J&SBSB and Jersey Girl (for the record, I like Mallrats). I say give Smith 800,000 for his next film and let him go at it. And PLEASE keep your wife out of your movies. It reeks of pussy whipped sellout! She may be a great reporter but SHE CAN'T ACT FOR SHIT! Her line deliveries are terrible. It's like Christopher Walken reading cue cards on SNL.
Aug. 1, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST
by Elemeno Pee
Clerks II had a budget of 5 million. It's very difficult to make a movie for much cheaper than that these days, especially when you're working with a studio. The actors and filmmakers all took pay cuts to make that movie.
Aug. 1, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST
Of course not.
Aug. 1, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST
I never knew so many people hated Kevin Smith. Thats too bad, Dogma and Mallrats are two of my favorite comedies. Clerks 2 was rather mainstream for me though... Great interview, Capone
Aug. 1, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST
Is Elizabeth Banks nude in this one?? I mean, that's a serious question, it would rock. Also I hated when actresses do roles in movies about sex and then they fuck with their bras on or go to incredible lengths not to show anything
Aug. 1, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST
by eric haislar
I think that is his best film. I don't know maybe it's because i could relate to what the characters where going thought but it really touched me.
Aug. 1, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST
...are their actual jokes in this movie? Because from what I've seen it looks like a bunch of self-satisfied actors repeatedly saying Carlin's seven dirty words.
Aug. 1, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST
I'll also see anything with Elizabeth Banks in it!
Aug. 1, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST
I agree, word for word, until your last statement. It wouldn't be a Walken SNL appearance without incessant cue card gazing. It's hilarious! XD
Aug. 1, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST
I WILL GO SEE THIS WHEN IT'S RELEASED
Aug. 1, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST
go and see The Love Guru than this. But I wonder how many sexual euphemisms they can cram into it? The kids will love it I'm sure.
Aug. 1, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST
Hi. Good interview. Yet I want to hear how Kevin and Seth were riffing on comics and I'm busting to hear more about Kevin's run on Batman as announced at Comic Con 2008. I don't think I've seen a movie that has hit me on a more personal level than Clerks 2.
Aug. 1, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST
by eric haislar
Best part of a sunday night!
Aug. 1, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST
That is so many people do slag off Kevin, yet did you see the line to see him at Comic Con 2007? Even Kevin was in shock. The line went for miles.
Aug. 1, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST
by Stool Gobbler
How old is he? Why is his dialogue so high school? Everytime I hear the guy and his self-righteous pontifications about his fucking "flicks" I marvel at the chain of events that led to this obnoxious douche become as big as he is. Literally.
Aug. 1, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST
Clerks 2 was awesome - his best film! That movie was so touching and really funny :) I am soooo looking forward to Z&M. Good Luck Kevin! God Bless Brother!
Aug. 1, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST
Fuck the haters!!!
Aug. 1, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST
True for the DVDs too...the director and cast commentary is always much better than the film itself. But he makes amusing movies and dig that cat too.
Aug. 1, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST
she did child pornography and thats iconic? do a google search and u just might find many of those if thats ur thing.
Aug. 1, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST
and that movie totally sucked balls, asses, something smelly...but the only good thing in it was kevin smith. i liked clerks 2 and jay and silent bob movies, so he aint a hack hes just too redundant he needs to expand. do horror do action do something else.
Aug. 1, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST
yeah, that hurts...Elizabeth Banks is just painfully hot. I may have to watch this at home instead of the theater with the astroglide and tissues within easy reach.
Aug. 1, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST
Fucking boner dickface ass hat.... no not really just jealous. I wish my lazy friends had any sort of ambition beyond making the perfect final fantasy football team.
Aug. 1, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST
Aug. 1, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST
He isn't really that bad of a director. The only problem I have is that I really wish he would branch out more with his projects. Do a serious drama. Do a science fiction. Heck, do a western. His last few movies seem to be just blur together. Starting to get old. Try something new please.
Aug. 1, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST
she did what she did in the pre-internet age, and got payed mucho bucks for it...now girls that age are doing it for free...and posting it on line...
Aug. 1, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST
He never grew up.
Aug. 1, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST
u mean like paris hilton or something. she was 15 doing porn...that is a tragedy.
Aug. 1, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST
sorry guys but the market is too big and filled with many other hot people. im not gonna waste my spank bank account with someone like her.
Aug. 1, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST
by the milf lover
Since when is the geek crowd of AICN too good for Kevin Smith now? I can understand hating his shitty movies, but calling him a sellout because of action figures and things like that? Is he supposed to keep making no-budget movies by maxing out credit cards his whole life? Smith basically just sticks to doing his own mildly successful thing and pretty much admitted to being a hack in that interview, its not like he went and made a billion dollar movie trilogy or anything...
Aug. 2, 2008, 12:31 a.m. CST
by Charles Sheen
YOU'RE FUCKING TALKBACKERS! YOU DON'T FUCKING KNOW SHIT!
Aug. 2, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST
by Hello You Suck
I've got another puzzle for you. <b> What do you get when you're a fat FUCK? <b> Making eight films but they all SUCK. <b> Can't make money, but still your films are made. <b> Kevin Smith must lick a lot balls as a fair trade.
Aug. 2, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST
wasnt like the girl was a virgin...next you will tell me how porn degrades women...as for those who hated clerks 2...shit, the whole movie was like one giant talkback...the only prob was that smith had to cast his wife in a role that she was both too old for and too fugly for...sorry kevin, but that bitch is scary looking...oh, and if you are a single guy and all your friends are married....you get clerks 2
Aug. 2, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST
really, really bad...dont blame ya dude...guy is cute...and seth rogen doesnt know who bob stencil is...and he made a bad kirby joke...so fuck him...fuck him up the ass with brandon routh's dick
Aug. 2, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST
by Motoko Kusanagi
That overrated hack needs to stay the fuck away from movies.<p>Especially as an "actor".
Aug. 2, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST
Kevin Smith is fat... so what? Traci Lords is hot... so what?
Aug. 2, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST
Do you want evidence of insane R Ratings.. Forget Action Movies - Here is a Sexual Comedy! Scary Movie & the Sequels: Errect Penis, Glory Holes, Cum Shots going off like a Fire Hose, Inserting Errect Penis's in a Ear - They got an R Rating??????!? Case Closed! Show those clips and if theu still give you a NC17, then tell the truth Reverse Racism!! The Waynes Brothers made those films and if they didnt allow all the "hard R/sexual content" they would have never been successful! What is the other reason outside of race and bias - Racial Bias.
Aug. 2, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST
wow allot of losers here huh Kevin! I think Kevin said it best really his true feelings about all the "online community" ie: The Wampa One's & Magnolia Fans of the world in Jay & Bob. :):):):):)
Aug. 2, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
Maybe because I was a new father at the time. Granted, not with Jennifer Lopez but small mercies eh? Smith makes films that coincide with where my life is at during those periods - now either he is spying on me from space somehow or I just find his films relevant and that's why I dig his work. I don't think he's the best director/writer in the world, but he's a damn sight better at it than I am. Mind you, I'm probably a better Postman, so fuck Kevin Smith's mailbox. Fuck him in the...er...mailbox? That didn't sound as cool as it did in my head. I'm going to watch youporn and project my fantasies into grainy, shaky Blairwitch fucking
Aug. 2, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST
watched the entire BG panel on the link yesterday. smith was pretty funny, moore thoughtful as usual and bamber a total piece of wood. and for once my shitty computer didn't crap out so i got to watch the whole hour. (i'm too cheap to add more memory, sorry the computer industry can kiss my ass.) let's all enjoy the wait untill 2009 to see the last 10 eps. (douches!)
Aug. 2, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST
Dogma is the one I've rewatched the least amount of times. Too much exposition. 80% of the movie consists of the characters explaining the plot to each other. Great concept, though.<p> And yes, he needs to stop casting his wife. Certain directors can get away with it. David Mamet and Tim Burton, for instance, because their wives happen to be great actresses. But Smith casting his wife in every movie just makes her seem desperate for attention and fame. It just doesn't do anything for the movie.
Aug. 2, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST
but is not capable of getting good performances. The script was always given preference, and it hurts his films. hopefully he's realizing this.
Aug. 2, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST
Could have used his enormous cock to stop 9/11. He knew if he did it would only make us weaker. It was almost as sad a day for the world, when Kevin stopped admitting that he still smokes pot, my entire Halo Clan cried like dirty cops that got raped in prison for weeks on end. One member even going so far as to castrate himself with a vhs copy of "Drawing Fly's". <br> As the son of the inventor of the Styrofoam egg cartons Kevin doesn't really need to make movies for money and thats why his movies are polemics on vast social groundworks detailing an exacting and faceted nature of existence. To this day you can still smell the impact crater were Kevin first landed on earth, do not fear the less-than-subtle hints of ode'to Harvey Weinstein cologne for man ass. <br> The over-arching meme of Kevin Smith is a big FUCK YOU/Let's Get High to God and everybody else who will listen with there pants still on. <br> On one side of the coin you have a picture of Kevin Smith's insanely huge cock and on the other a finely detailed Flemish master-work level painting of Ronald McDonald masturbating over a pile of dead children. <br> 9/11 happened for a reason folks and if you can smell your new haircut like I can smell your new haircut then we can determine mathematically that Kevin Smith's new film is going to open some kind of psychic portal to a realm previously only found in the respective lavatory's of Harry Knowles & J.R. "Bob" Dobbs. natch. <br> Prepare yourself! Start reading more comic books today! No, not those shitty ones, read some good comics. What? Do have to tell you everything?
Aug. 2, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST
but ThaSithMaster is a pedophile. It's true.
Aug. 2, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST
I thought he was enagaged or married to (quick IMDb search later) Courtney Ford.
Aug. 2, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST
cant get any worse. i mean what did her fellow pornstars think after the revelation? i wouldve chopped my penis off. i just dont see anything iconic about it; first child pornstar? i mean im still disgusted by hugh hefner's request to get miley cyrus in playboy once she hits 18.
Aug. 2, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST
Yes. I keep my hair extra greasy and thin. Because I heard thats how Tasha likes it. I stare at everyone. And I keep a copy of the Spiderman Powerpack crossover handy so I can readily point out where Spidey admits to being molested. I dream of someday making concise and poignant talkbacks in the fashion of my mentor chocolateReign.
Aug. 2, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST
I get it, you don't like kevin smith. He is classic indiewood and is a like it or loath it dude. He has hits and misses. But the fact is that there is a group of people out there who, when they have discovered his movies it sets off of little bell in their as if the movie is speaking directly to them. Mallrats is a movie i just totally love. And it will survive for much longer than movies with massive budgets and and massive ticket sales because there are a group of people who will just watch it over and over, long after they know every line in the movie. Another factor that makes smith substantial, a new generation of hit makers see his work as inspiring. One day others will be inspired by them and, many years from now the people that they inspired will go looking through the movies that these long dead people liked and they will come up with little know movie like those made by smith. It is that diecast fan base that will see these movies last.
Aug. 2, 2008, 10:09 p.m. CST
Hef was asked if he would put Miley Cyrus in Playboy when she turned 18, to which he responded sure...that's is a bit deferent than saying that he wants her in Playboy...
Aug. 2, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST
If the same talk backers would say the same shit right in front of Kevin Smith's face? I am guessing it would be none. See, that I think is what makes me diffrent from other people, I am the same way online as I am in real life. Anyhow, Kevin Smith is a cool guy that tries most of the time. He has been in a lull lately but this an his Batman work seems like he is going to come out of it.
Aug. 3, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST
Can't this lunchbox do anything else? Fuck.
Aug. 3, 2008, 5:30 a.m. CST
Aug. 3, 2008, 6:03 a.m. CST
It may be guilt by association. And Singer hired a gay Luthor, so one would think he would hire a gay Superman too. Even if Routh had to blow Singer to get the gig, that is "gay for pay" and Routh wouldn't be truly homosexual. I'm not saying he is or isn't, but just haven't seen definitive evidence either way. I still feel bad for the guy because he would have made bank on a sequel if Singer wouldn't have fucked up so badly.
Aug. 3, 2008, 6:05 a.m. CST
He took a talkback on here once and responded to every single person in a post on his website...I mean he has too much free time, but you've got to give him some geek cred for that. But TBers are a cranky, ornery bunch and familiarity breeds contempt...therein lies the source of the unkind words towards Mr. Smith. He has made a couple of fun movies.
Aug. 3, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST
here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/6ltkht she is now predestined, it sucks growing up in a western culture that makes a 15 yr old pornstar an icon.
Aug. 3, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST
Yeah right, Western culture sucks - since 9 year olds are married to old geezers in the Middle East, or sold as cattle in Africa, killed at birth in China and India etc..
Aug. 3, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST
I remember your work years ago on the talkback that KS joined... you destroyed him. That was one of the all-time greatest TBs I've ever read. Props to you, Mr. Van Rant. <p> Now, I'm not blinded with KS hate, but for some reason I enjoy reading these ferocious talkbacks. Perhaps this is the refiner's fire he needs to purge his weaknesses? He really has to stop putting his girl into those movies. "P-Whipped" doesn't even begin to describe how it comes off.
Aug. 3, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST
makes everyone look bad.
Aug. 4, 2008, 2:18 a.m. CST
do any of you loser haters even know what the definition of a "hack" is?
Aug. 7, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST
Clerks 2 was shot on film NOT Hi-Def. It had a digital intermediate in the post process, but this would have no negative effect on the exposure. Perhaps you just didn't like the cinematography? <p> Also, most of the new high end digital systems could cope with such situations admirably if used in the proper manner.
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