“So what’s he going to do next,” we were all asking about Kevin Smith following his debut hit Clerks. It was easy to see him going back to the well and making something stylistically similar, a low-concept dialogue-driven story of the wacky characters inhabiting some other service industry or area of everyday, non-extraordinary life. I…… Continue reading Flashback MMM – Mallrats
Want to get Movie Marketing Madness via email? Sign up here. Then connect with MMM on Twitter and Facebook. It’s hard to figure out how to describe the story of Yoga Hosers, the new movie from writer/director Kevin Smith. The movie is another in Smith’s recent “Canadian” series of movies that includes Tusk and the…… Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Yoga Hosers
When it came time for the official marketing campaign for Clerks to begin the movie already had a head of steam in terms of press and publicity. Kevin Smith’s debut film – famously shot for less than $28,000, black-and-white and starring friends and friends of friends – had made a name for itself with exciting…… Continue reading MMM Flashback Friday: Clerks
Even more of a toss-off than Mallrats, JSBSB is just Smith and friends having fun. If you go into it expecting nothing more and nothing less you’ll enjoy yourself. Imagine you had the money and say-so Smith had by the time this was being made and it’s not hard to believe he just wanted to…… Continue reading Movie Journal: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Probably my least favorite of Kevin Smith’s movies probably because it stretches just a little farther than Smith can reach it’s still a pretty good flick. What works best for me is Smith’s vision of religion. While the movie was blasted by various Catholic groups its not God he takes to task. It’s the humans…… Continue reading Movie Journal: Dogma
NOTE: I watched the “First Cut” version of the movie that came with the Clerks X special edition set. Not much was added of interest: a line here a brief snippet there but nothing that substantially changed my appreciation of the movie. That being said there was nothing added that detracted from the movie either.…… Continue reading Movie Journal: Clerks
I remember not being very excited about this before it came out. Working in a movie theater at the time we had access to Variety and there was a story in at one point about Kevin Smith working on a movie about kids hanging out at a mall and I thought, “Well that’s not going…… Continue reading Movie Journal: Mallrats
The Kevin Smith Film Festival begins, just as it did last year, with Clerks: The Animated Series. I’m greatly anticipating the oft-rumored animated movie (seperate from the soon to be filmed Clerks 2) and wish they would also create more episodes of this series, even if they are released straight-to-DVD.