It is fairly common knowledge now that everyone hates Kevin Smith. People hate his stupid movies. People hate his stupid attitude. People hate his stupid voice. People hate his stupid beard. People hate Kevin Smith, is the point. Look at the comments of any article centering on Smith and you’re bound to find comments criticizing his movies or his face or his beard or whatever else people may complain about in comment sections. Yes, it would be easy to get caught up in the tsunami of hate that is swelling off the coast of Kevin Smith, who is now a beachfront metropolis to make this clumsy analogy work.
The point is, the coastal city of Kevin Smith may not make sense to you. It may be weird or disturbing. Maybe you loved it at first, but as you spent more time there, you realized that it wasn’t home. Regardless, there are countless millions who do enjoy the coastal city of Kevin Smith and many more who would enjoy a return trip, if only they would make the time. Whatever group you fall into, there’s no sense in joining the tsunami of hate, because tsunamis only destroy and kill people. That’s why a wall had to be erected against the tsunami. That’s why this article is written in defense of Kevin Smith.
Uber sounds like a great concept on paper. All you have to do is download an app on your phone and you can request a ride whenever you want. On the other hand, getting a lift in some random guy’s car and chucking the concept of “stranger danger” out the window is naturally problematic. Ever request a ride from Uber and wound up with a driver who seems suspicious? Perhaps he was a passive-aggressive guy who treated you like his ex-girlfriend. Perhaps he smelled like cheap weed and tequila. Perhaps he isn’t even a real Uber driver and just faked being one to kidnap you. (more…)
Did you know that Kevin Smith is a Star Wars fan? It’s true, watch his movies. From the first of a litany of Star Wars jokes and conversation in Clerks, you knew that you were in the presence of a mega-fan. It should come as no surprise then that Smith would lend himself to a new Star Wars project. Like so many others, we had a role in the recently released Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and like so many other Star Wars information, the exact details of Smith’s role have remained a secret…. Until now. What part did Smith play? Let’s just say he was a faceless cog in the machine. (more…)
Dads, am I right? Sometimes they are awkward or they don’t get the stuff you’re into. Other times, they crack awful puns or get you grounded on trumped up charges, but they always make it worth your while. Like for example when they go out of their way to get you that one thing you really, really want or when they stick by you even when you have come up with the awful idea of pursuing an acting (or worse yet, a writing) career.
In Harley Quinn Smith‘s case, her payout came when her dad (nerd-culture legend Kevin Smith) handed her one of the most important movie memorabilia of her life…
It was about 22 years ago that Kevin Smith took Clerks to the Sundance Film Festival, and the rest, as they say, is history. Smith is back at Sundance this year with Yoga Hosers, the second in his planned line of Canadian-themed horror movies that began in 2014 with Tusk and will continue (at some point, possibly following Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2), with Moose Jaws. There’s no trailer yet, but Smith has just released the fateful clip where the Colleens – Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) and Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) meet a couple of boys that invite them to a party. A senior party! (more…)
Did you know Kevin Smith is a comic book nerd? The evidence was everywhere from lines and observations in his films, to the fact that he owns a comic book store and hosts a show called Comic Book Men, but aside from his train wreck experience writing a Death of Superman movie script and his often talked about attempt to make a Green Hornet movie, he really hasn’t dabbled much in superheroes of the live-action variety. That will change though later this year, when Smith will arrive in Central City to tell The Flash what to do. (more…)
With a near-record haul of half-a-billion dollars in the bank, a lot of Star Wars fans worldwide filled those theaters across the globe last weekend to see The Force Awakens. As you can imagine, one of them was Kevin Smith. Smith, as you may have heard, is a huge Wars fan. You can’t really tell, right? Of course, I’m kidding! There was a lightsaber battle with Mark Hamill in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back for crying out loud. Heck, that movie had “Strike Back” in the title! So having said all that, what did Smith think of The Force Awakens? Fortunately, he has a podcast ready to tell you. (more…)
Kevin Smith. Either you love the guy or you hate him. For years, the director has been polarizing audiences with his particular brand of humor and directing style but most would agree that his greatest movie was also his first big screen outing as a director: 1994’s Clerks. While the movie’s plot is a bit simple, i.e. a day in the life of a convenience store clerk who is working on his day off and his video store clerk best friend, the real meat of the film is in the hilarious dialogue and the various characters that stop by the store throughout the day. Clerks introduced the world to Kevin Smith and, almost as importantly, also introduced the world to Jay (played to perfection by Jason Mewes) and his hetero life-mate, Silent Bob (played by Kevin Smith). Well, if the director is to be believed, it appears at least one of those characters shall meet his demise very soon. (more…)
Professional ass-kicker, Ronda Rousey, has been popping up in geek news feeds a lot lately. The MMA superstar made a comment on a recent Reddit AMA in which she stated she’d love to play Carol Danvers in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel movie. Almost immediately afterwards, fans started Photoshopping Rousey in the characters costume. Rousey shared the renderings online, and has now pushed her initial comment into a personal online campaign for the role.
A lot of fans are head over heels with Rousey (who is admitted geek herself toting love for Pokemon, Dragonball Z, and Game of Thrones) and are quite taken with the idea of her playing Marvel’s butt-kicking babe – sold on the idea that she looks the part and has the physicality to be a believable on screen super hero. Even famed director and comic book writer, Kevin Smith, has come out to endorse his support for the actress / Ultimate Fighting Champion. (more…)
You may have heard about a movie called Clerks. It was the breakthrough film for writer/director Kevin Smith, who funded the simple black and white comedy with a fistful of credit cards and the profits from selling his comic book collection. Well, the film was a genuine success when it was released in 1994, and like a lot of successful movies, the money men behind it wanted to make more money off the brand. And voila, Clerks the sitcom was born. Now you may think we’re referring to the short-lived animated series, but no, there was a live-action attempt to capture the magic of Clerks, and naturally it failed. Thought lost to the waves of history, the internet has returned the Clerks pilot to us in all it’s terrible glory. (more…)