Jay and Silent Bob

In Leonardo, New Jersey, two kids met outside Quick Stop Groceries while their mothers shopped inside The Record Rack. They’ve been hanging outside shops ever since, selling marijuana and contributing their sometimes witty and sometimes intrusive thoughts. Kevin Smith movies wouldn’t be the same if Jay and Silent Bob didn’t crop up at some point or another. They first appeared in Clerks in 1994 and have been just kind of hanging around in the background ever since, and gathering a pretty passionate fan following at the same time. (more…)

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There’s been a lot of news lately about the possibility of a second Mallrats movie. Back in 1995, Mallrats was the highly anticipated follow-up to Kevin Smith‘s big break, Clerks, but it ended up bombing. Horribly. It remained a black mark on Smith’s IMDb profile for some time, and then Cop Out was released. Kidding aside though, the film has been received more warmly by fans in the last 20 years, which undoubtedly helps Smith make a case for Mallrats 2. But that’s still about two years away at least, so what are Mallrats fans to do in the meantime. How about a reunion of some of the cast for a car commercial? No, I’m not drunk. (more…)

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Feelin’ old alert! Mallrats is turning 20 years old later this year. You may not recall Mallrats, as it was less than warmly received in the fall of 1995, thus resulting in it being placed somewhere on the low-end of the remembrances of Kevin Smith‘s empire along with Cop-Out and that Daredevil comic book miniseries he never finished. Still, Mallrats has its fans, perhaps out of the thirst for vintage Smith, or perhaps it’s because time heals all wounds, but for those fans comes news that Smith is planning a very special celebration for these two decades of love, friendship and hanging out at the mall with nothing better to do. (more…)

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Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.

ABOVE: Eagerly awaiting the incarnation of the Joker on the big screen? Have any favorite actors you’d like to see don the clown make-up and kill people randomly?  Benedict Cumberbatch certainly has enough experience being a crazy person, and the above piece of art shows what he might look like if given the chance. – By Alex Tuis

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Kevin Smith‘s Publicity-Pimping, Stage-Show, Road-Trip Tour is coming to a town near you, well maybe in the next state, no, not that one the other one. The show features their new animated movie, Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.

The movie’s budget is unsurprisingly $69,000. Get it, 69, that’s some kind of exotic sex move that makes pre-teen boys giggle, and others like myself, that never really grew out of those fits of giggles and guffaws that follow someone farting, falling, or making an unexpected and unintended innuendo.

THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID ! ! !

The animated movie was produced by Jason Mewes and animated by Steve Stark. Tickets to the live event will set you back at least $45 bucks with VIP tickets and bundle of goodies (T-Shirt, Signed Poster, Photo-Op, VIP Laminate and Lanyard) sucking $250 dollars right out of your back pocket, but you’ll get to see Smith strut across the stage with his arms raised shouting, “Are you not entertained?!?!” all Gladiator style. Smith can tell a good story.

Check out the trailer below, turn the sound down if you’re gonna ignore the NSFW warning in the title, the “F” bomb rains down like flak on D-Day at Omaha beach.

What do you think? Are you going to get out and check out the Tour? I’m not sure yet, but since I managed to get through this whole post without using the word “Snoogins” once I might just treat myself to some Jay & Silent Bob time.

Crap, I just used it didn’t I?

Via: Bleedingcool

Yes Sir, ‘Clerks 3’ is Real and Coming Soon in 2014

Recently, Kevin Smith put the kibosh on any notion that the hockey drama Hit Somebody was going to be his epic, two-parter final film, and instead embraced the inevitable, Clerks 3.

Now Smith is talking (shocker) again about going back to Jersey for more adventures from the Quick Stop, including a rough release date. The filmmaker says that he’s looking for a 2014 release for the third Clerks, which would put it in line for coming out during the 20th anniversary year of the first Clerks. I wonder if Smith’s going to make this one for low five-figures and take it to Sundance too?

Here’s an interview that Smith did with Good Day LA yesterday:

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So from what I gathered, Smith said he’s making Clerks 3 to pre-emptively shut up  fans, and if it doesn’t get made at all, it will be because Jeff Anderson (Randall) is the hold-up. Interesting. Also according to Smith, Hit Somebody will now be a six-part miniseries, and pot is a wonder drug that keeps one youthful and fat. Also, the female co-anchor of Good Day LA, by her own admission, is the only Asian that can’t do math. But maybe this was a bit she was trying to serve to Smith forClerks 3: an Asian character who comes into the Quick Stop and can’t do math…

I guess we’ll find out in 2014 when Clerks 3 hits theaters, unless Kev changes his mind (again) between now and then.

Source: /Film

 

Kevin Smith has been talking (and talking and talking) again about what’s supposedly going to be his last film, the hockey flick Hit Somebody. Smith stays pretty busy with books, TV shows, speaking engagements and about six billion podcasts so it’s natural that there hasn’t been a lot of progress on the actually getting the damn film made front.

So it was something of a bomb when Smith let it be known in an interview with The Playlist that Hit Somebody will no longer be the two movie magnum opus that he’s been intending since he started talking about it last summer before the release of Red State.

The problem with ‘Hit Somebody’ is that I wanted to do it as two movies. It’s tough to get one hockey movie made, let alone two. So I’ve switched back to one movie. I had one-and-a-half scripts that I had to get down to one. I want to get it down to a 150-page script and I know that’s longer than the average script length but I figure I give myself a two-and-a-half hour length on paper knowing that I’m really ruthless in editorial and I can get it down to 2, 2:05, because this is a movie that takes place over 30 years,” he explained. “So at the end of the day if I can get the script down to 150 pages then I can pull the trigger and we’re off and running. And right now I’m at page 240. So I’ve still got to page 90 pages out. It’s a lot of material that I’m just paring down.

But… someone later wrote into /Film via their Tweeter feed that Smith was talking (and talking and talking) at a Q&A in Edmonton, Alberta about how Hit Somebody might possibly now be a miniseries. Nothing written in stone, but apparently, Smith and cohort/bestie will talk about it in episode 99 of Jay and Silent Bob Get Old.

As for when we might ever actually be able to see this film, Smith had some words (and words and words) about that too.

I’ve been occupying myself with ‘Spoilers’ or the ‘Jay And Silent Bob’ tour from which the EPIX special comes, I wrote the book, and there’s other TV stuff coming down the pike that’s kind of exciting. I’ve been keeping myself busy. People are like ‘What’s with that last movie?’ And it’s like, well, it is my last movie so I’m going to do it right and do it on my own timetable. I feel no need to rush into production. I still want to do it for as little money as possible. You’re talking about a movie that takes place between 1950 and 1980 – period piece. It’s going to be expensive, in a way that none of my other conversation pieces have been expensive, because those were pretty much set in the present. You’re talking about not only dressing motherfuckers through 30 years of period, but all the equipment, cars, so it’s going to cost a little bit of money. I’m going to try and keep it low. When I say a little bit of money I’m talking about $20 – 30 million.

If you ask me, Smith is going to keep talking about Hit Somebody, because the more he talks about whether or not its going to be two movies or a miniseries, the less he actually has to get down and make this and deal with the fact that he doesn’t really want to make his last movie. Expect to hear about Clerks 3 any day now.

Source: /Film

If you’ve been wondering if we will ever return to the The View Askewniverse (that mythical land created by Kevin Smith and home of Clerks and related films) – WONDER NO MORE!

In a recent AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit, Kevin Smith dropped that we will indeed see his onscreen alter-ego Silent Bob and his ever present companion Jay (Jason Mewes) once more in Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. Yes, that’s right… it’ll be animated. Word is that a lot of the cartoon is already complete and that it will be heavy on celebrity cameos (anyone wanna bet that means Ben Affleck,) and will be in the hands of animator Steve Stark.

Apparently the plan is to promote the movie in a similar fashion as Smith’s Red State, a SModcast Pictures road tour sometime next year.

With over a year wait on seeing the pair of professional loiterers, remember you can also watch Smith’s SModCo Cartoon Show over on YouTube or any of the 6 episodes of the Clerks cartoon from 2000, unless you tossed that VHS tape out.

Source: MTV News/BleedingCool.com