Articles tagged jason mewes

Kevin Smith: Not Quite Mainstream (Zack and Miri Make a Porno/ Sold Out!: A Threevening with…)

For Kevin Smith, it’s all about the story. It’s not about fancy camera angles, inferred symbolism, realistic special effects, thematic resonance, or the

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.

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Kevin Smith paved the way for Judd Apatow, but Apatow’s success made ‘Zack and Miri’ possible

Kevin Smith’s 1994 debut comedy, “Clerks,” was so foulmouthed that it was initially rated NC-17 just for its language. Even downgraded to an R, the

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31 Oct 2008 // 4:20 AM

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

All the hubbub leads to a standard coupling, the regular boy wins the exceptional girl (because in the boy's mind, she is always exceptional, even if, in your mind, she's settling).

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‘Zack and Miri’ Is a Soft(core) Hearted Delight

Thanks to its mainstreaming by the media (and the ever-present lure of easy access via the Internet), pornography has gone from stern community scandal to

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Kevin Smith’s new comedy ‘Zack and Miri’ isn’t a skin flick, but it qualifies as raunchy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. And “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” by any other name,

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Part 5: The Return of the Auteur

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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An Evening With Kevin Smith 2 - Evening Harder (2006)

This DVD is good for some laughs, but perhaps slightly too complicit in its own limitations.

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14 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Feast (2005)

Feast is too knowing and in its own way, too high profile to be cult cinema, but it deserves a look from the genre connoisseur.

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22 Sep 2006 // 4:21 AM

Feast (2005)

The primary means of educing viewer dread and desire is a mix of flayed flesh, maggots, and insides turned out.

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21 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Clerks II (2006)

The point of Clerks, either number, is talk -- speedy, competitive, clever banter that recalls, in its profane way, the rhythms of old Ben Hecht comedies.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Here's the short version of this review: 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' is a very funny movie.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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