Articles tagged kevin smith

When a Fire Starts to Burn: ‘The Best Film You’ve Never Seen’

Robert K. Elder's impeccable knack for interviewing illuminates what makes 35 professional cinephiles tick in this essential book.

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Messrs. Waid, Rivera & Martin Reintroduce a Devil You Don’t Know But Should

It's hard to read a Daredevil book and not recall gifted creator Wally Wood. In the hands of incoming series-writer Mark Waid, the tragedy of Wood's life becomes woven into the very fabric of the Daredevil character.

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‘An Evening with Kevin Smith’ is likely to cover a lot of funny ground

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You don’t expect piety from a potty-mouthed guy who made a movie called “Dogma” that savaged the religion of his childhood.

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25 Feb 2010 // 4:43 AM

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Smith has a big mouth and he knows it. When he got bounced off a Southwest Airlines flight for allegedly being too

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22 Feb 2010 // 12:20 PM

Smith and Less-On

Somewhere, the marketing executives behind Cop Out are laughing. Or rubbing their hands together in greedy anticipation. Or praying that none of the recent fat

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17 Feb 2010 // 9:59 PM

Pop Gluttony

I am choosy about what I eat, but continue to chow down on an unfettered pop culture diet as the last great excess that won’t kill me.

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Why I Dislike ‘Rye’: Not be-Holden to Salinger’s ‘Catcher’

'Catcher in the Rye' is a great novel, but it’s not good. When you're more Ferris Bueller than Holden Caulfield, it's hard to relate to his alienation -- no matter how much teachers want you to.

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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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21 Jan 2009 // 8:58 PM

Sold Out: A Threevening With Kevin Smith

Alas, this is less about actually spending an evening with Smith, and more about him spending the coin made from that evening.

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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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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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13 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Southland Tales

The very incoherence of Southland Tales is something like an argument, its many pieces and pronouncements a deconstructive challenge to world order.

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13 May 2007 // 10:59 PM

Catch and Release (2006)

That this film somehow managed to attract such an array of diverse talent, and was marketed as a feminine romantic comedy, will confound viewers to no end.

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26 Mar 2007 // 4:18 AM

Cowabunga! ‘TMNT’ rules

All it took to conquer 300 indomitable Spartan warriors was four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. “TMNT,” the animated green guys’ return to the big screen after 14

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:27 AM

TMNT (2007)

The CGI allows the Turtles to have facial expressions, though here these mostly range from angsty to angstier.

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26 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Catch and Release (2006)

That this movie doesn’t find a way out of the morass of generic cliché and triviality isn't surprising, but it is disappointing.

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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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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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