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Ben Affleck and writer-director Kevin Smith go way, way back (it's almost Matt Damon status, ya'll) to the days of "Mallrats" and "Chasing Amy" and such. Affleck starred in a half dozen of the guy's movies, and Smith in turn helped produce the eventual Oscar-winning and career-jettisoning "Good Will Hunting." So, they're pretty old school bros.
And Kevin Smith's a super-geek when it comes to all things comic books, so of course he had some amazing things to say about the fact that his long-time pal will become the Batman for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" sequel, tentatively referred to as "Batman Vs. Superman." To put it mildly, he was pretty excited about the news. Get More »
When it comes to Hollywood people on Twitter, there are basically four different types:
1. Those who just think they're way too cool for tweet school before setting virtual foot onto the platform in the first place (here you have your Megan Fox-style fails);
2. The ones that are obviously controlled by some P.R. lackey receiving triple-filtered fluff to post (lookin' at the noob, Liam Hemsworth);
3. Those other guys who totally should have had someone buffering their tweets and/or should altogether just avoid typing while under the influence of alcohol, anger or any other inhibition-lowering stimuli (most recently, Alec Baldwin); Get More »
Funding movies through Kickstarter is all the rage these days in Hollywood. You might recall, the folks behind "Veronica Mars" did it, raking in a cool $5.7 million from fans of the cult TV series, and then Zach Braff appealed to the "Garden State" faithful and drew $3.1 million. So, getting fans to pay for films is a legit thing right now.
But there's one movie maker who won't be turning to the crowd with an open hand, and that's Kevin Smith, who's decided to leave all that virtual "fifteen dollars, little man"-ing to the other guys.
Smith told KCRW radio by way of The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview that his "Clerks 3" baby will not be using Kickstarter to get birthed beyond the script. The reason? Well, frankly, it's because he already knows a bunch of rich people in Hollywood who will totally give him money to do it if he wants to.
Everybody is a fan of something. Even celebrities are often fans of other celebrities, which is both awesome and awesomely meta.
But of all the things in pop culture people could be fans of, perhaps the most popular is Superman, who gets a modern update this week in "Man of Steel" thanks to super-fans Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan. For 75 years, regular folks and celebrities alike have thrilled to the adventures of the Last Son of Krypton — and they haven't been shy about showing their devotion. Get More »
Kevin Smith has been dithering over "Clerks III" for so long now, the story about Dante and Randal turning 40 looked like it might instead have to become the story of Dante and Randal turning 50. First Smith was going to stage the threequel to the cult classic as Broadway play. And then he was going to do it as a movie. But then he decided he might do it as a book. The guy just could not make up his mind.
Until now, that is, as Smith revealed on his Twitter feed that he has finally begun writing "Clerks III" — and it's being staged as a reality dance competition.
Just kidding, it's going to be a movie. Get More »
Kevin Smith has kind of been all over the place in recent months when it comes to the highly anticipated "Clerks III." First he was going to do it as a limited run Broadway play. But then he thought, you know what, let's make "Clerks III" my final movie ever!
And now? Well, now Smith has decided he's just going to write "Clerks III" as an book instead. Online. With reader interaction helping shape the story.
Whatever you say, man. Whatever you say. Get More »
Finally, it's the surfaced script you've been waiting for: "Superman Lives," from Kevin Smith. That's right: the director in the XXL hockey jersey behind iconic films like "Clerks," "Mallrats," and "Dogma," was once given the reins to pen a screenplay about the ultimate American superhero.
Granted, the script [via The Sports Hero] is copyrighted 1997, so there's no official word if "Chasing Amy"'s Joey Lauren Adams was in talks to play Lois Lane, but that's not necessarily something we would have contested. Because, man, how we miss you, JLA. Get More »
When Kevin Smith announced last year that he was planning to retire from filmmaking after his next movie, "Hit Somebody," fans were disappointed. And when "Hit Somebody" was recently rejiggered from a movie into a television mini-series, fans were confused over what that meant for Smith.
Well, now Smith fans are about to experience another emotion: Elation, as Smith has announced that his final film will now instead be "Clerks III."
And to think, he wasn't even supposed to be here! Get More »
Think Comic-Con International in San Diego is the only comic book convention movie fans need to pay attention to? Well, think again, because New York Comic Con kicks off this Thursday -- and it's jam-packed with must-see events that will have movie fans on the edge of their seats.
Whether you're planning to attend in person or follow the event virtually (hint: We're going to have coverage right here, friends), New York Comic Con is one of the biggest movie events of the fall. So with that in mind, here are our picks for the can't-miss moments and personalities of the con. Get More »
Steve Jobs, the business-savvy genius who pioneered home computing with Apple and conquered the movie industry with Pixar, has passed on at the age of 56. The official Apple website has posted a tribute to the company's visionary leader, and even President Obama issued a statement hailing Jobs as "among the greatest of American innovators."
Jobs co-founded Apple, and in 1986, purchased the computer animation division of Lucasfilm called The Graphics Group, which later became the Pixar animation studio, one of Hollywood's biggest runaway success stories.
His global influence is being paid tribute to via the devices he devised as some of the biggest names in Hollywood took to Twitter to pay tribute to Steve Jobs...