2/3 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Animated feature speculation, Cameron says Nolan was robbed, ‘Network’ doc online

Posted by · 9:25 am · February 3rd, 2011

• Carolyn Giardina floats the possibility of “How to Train Your Dragon” beating “Toy Story 3” for Best Animated Feature with nothing but those (not unexpected) Visual Effects Society wins to justify it. [The Race] • James Cameron thinks Christopher Nolan should have been nominated for Best Director this year. [Hollywood Reporter] • Steve Pond […]

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‘Red State’ trailer

Posted by · 9:09 am · December 30th, 2010

The trailer for Kevin Smith’s latest has been bouncing around the last few days as the writer/director has been on a bit of a public (via Twitter) diatribe for the better part of the holiday.  It seems he won’t be doing any press for the film and will only exhibit it at Sundance during public […]

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INTERVIEW: ‘The Town’ screenwriter, director and star Ben Affleck

Posted by · 2:14 pm · November 10th, 2010

Actor — and as of late, filmmaker — Ben Affleck makes his way to a cozy corner of Santa Monica’s Casa Del Mar hotel restaurant. He’s coming from a “Dad’s event” at his daughter’s school, he says, propping his feet up on a nearby chair. Currently shooting Terrence Malick’s latest film in Oklahoma, the multi-hyphenate […]

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Kevin Smith talks ‘Twilight’ at Comic-Con

Posted by · 11:41 am · July 27th, 2009

One of my favorite parts of Kevin Smith’s Saturday Comic-Con appearance was his take on the “Twilight” series, video of which Dennis over at Think Hero has dug up and passed along.  Great stuff (originally at ScreenCrave.com):

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One more parting shot…

Posted by · 10:09 am · July 26th, 2009

Snapped by Jon Favreau on the Hall H stage during the “Iron Man 2” panel discussion: And a taste of Kevin Smith at the Con, where he talks about the fact that the title “A Couple of Dicks” may not hold (My camera lost battery power half-way through.  Apologies):

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COMIC-CON: Wrapping it up

Posted by · 9:51 am · July 26th, 2009

I wish I could tell you how awesome the “Iron Man 2” footage form yesterday’s Paramount panel was, but Hall H was packed to the gills and even us schmoes int he VIP line couldn’t get in because it was at capacity.  Without a doubt, the event was the most popular attraction at this year’s […]

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Kevin Smith on the “collapse” of ‘Zack and Miri’

Posted by · 11:14 am · May 26th, 2009

This Vulture interview with Kevin Smith is two weeks old now — so, ancient by Internet standards — but because I only recently caught “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and found it surprisingly endearing, perhaps the director’s best film yet, I figured I’d link to the piece.  It features a typically candid Smith opening […]

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Producer Jon Peters looking to land a book deal

Posted by · 11:53 pm · April 30th, 2009

If there’s one Hollywood memoir I’d love to get my hands on, it has to be that of producer Jon Peters.  Barbra Streisand’s former beau and a certifiable wack-job if you trust the unavoidable talk of a town built by guys like this, Peters first caught my attention when I was a kid.  The movie […]

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Tweet of the day

Posted by · 3:26 pm · April 10th, 2009

He then proceeded to “wake and bake” and tweet the goings on that resulted.

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Kevin Smith on the dark side of the Internet

Posted by · 2:41 pm · March 24th, 2009

Kudos to Peter Sciretta of /Film for pointing us to this video of Kevin Smith dishing the Internets, a somewhat timely discussion with all the poo-slinging going on this week.  Like Sciretta says, “It’s interesting to hear about this world from the side of a filmmaker.”  Have a look:

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‘Zack and Miri’: Smith’s best yet

Posted by · 12:35 pm · March 16th, 2009

I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan of Kevin Smith’s movies.  I love the man, love his take on this crazy industry, loved “An Evening with Kevin Smith,” etc.  But most of the time, when he gets behind a camera, it doesn’t work for me on some level. Of course, there are those who love […]

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9/22 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:07 am · September 22nd, 2008

• “Real” men of the screen are a dying breed, according to Peter Bart. [Peter Bart] • Journos keep beating a dead horse about the new “At the Movies” failure. [eFilmCritic] • And again. [The Hot Blog] • Anne Thompson salutes Telluride and New York for steering clear of high profile American cinema, but as […]

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Thompson on Smith action

Posted by · 11:43 am · September 9th, 2008

You know, I really like that Anne Thompson’s interview skills are enjoying the podcast/video treatment.  She always asks the right questions and can get a good quote with the best of them.  But this first person stuff is freaking me out.  Maybe this is what people want.  It gives the whole “Kevin Smith is talking […]

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Kevin Smith sees ‘Watchmen’…and LOVES it.

Posted by · 10:14 pm · August 15th, 2008

From the writer/director’s MySpace blog (via /Film): I saw “Watchmen.” It’s fucking astounding. The Non-Disclosure Agreement I signed prevents me from saying much, but I can spout the following with complete joygasmic enthusiasm: Snyder and Co. have pulled it off. Remember that feeling of watching “Sin City” on the big screen and being blown away […]

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Comic-Con round-up

Posted by · 5:14 pm · July 26th, 2008

I’m heading out the door to hit the Wrath of the Con party tonight, but before I go, I thought I’d link out to the news items worth reading from Comic-Con this weekend. At Cinematical, Elisabeth Rappe writes up the “Wolf Man” panel, which included the revelation of the film’s first trailer.  She also calls […]

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Variety on the darkness of ‘Knight,’ Kevin Smith’s thoughts

Posted by · 3:08 am · July 3rd, 2008

David Cohen offered up a pretty standard story at Variety yesterday, touching on the darkness of “The Dark Knight” and the danger of alienating general audiences versus appeasing fans, etc.  He quotes two online Batman fansite sources (truthfully, a knowledgable step if you want to convey any real education on the character — these guys […]

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