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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‘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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9/8 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:36 am · September 8th, 2008

• Jen Yamato wonders what the hell happened to Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. [Rotten Tomatoes] • Jeffrey Wells puts up a positive review of Kevin Smith’s “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” philosophizes on the photographical approach to actually shooting a porno. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Logan Hill profiles “The Brothers Bloom” star Rachel Weisz back […]

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Brilliant

Posted by · 4:25 pm · September 7th, 2008

(Courtesy: New York Magazine)

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‘Che’ and ‘Porno’ among 20 new films announced for Toronto

Posted by · 11:54 am · August 13th, 2008

John hasn’t addressed this yet, so I’ll put it out there… Variety’s Anne Thompson is reporting on 20 new films added to the line-up of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Following suit with yesterday’s New York fest news, Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” and Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” (listed as “Part One” and “Part Two” for […]

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In praise of Craig Robinson

Posted by · 10:02 am · August 7th, 2008

One of our readers reminded me in the comments section of yesterday’s review of “Pineapple Express” that I failed to spotlight one of my favorite performances in the entire film, and a character actor who has quickly become one of the best go-to guys for comedic value. Craig Robinson is probably most often associated with […]

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