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  • Deleted user 28 July 2020 12:33:38
    JoeBlade wrote:
    While I don't think it's good Zack and Miri Make a Porno at least got a few laughs out of me. Which is more than I can say about 99% of American comedies.
    Oh yeah that one was ok too. Did have a few funny scenes.
  • Bambot 28 Jul 2020 12:38:41 1,879 posts
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    Kevin Smith has always seemed like the sort of filmmaker I should love but I just never did. Almost all of his films feel a bit amateurish, and very niche. Chasing Amy is the only one that felt like a properly fleshed out, well made, professional film. That one about the angels was up there too, but it just wasn't as clever as it thought it was. And after that I feel like Kevin Smith is just famous for who he used to be, for getting fucking rich off of that, for marrying a babe who seemed well out of his league, for losing a ton of weight, and for crying in youtube videos over geeky stuff that he cares a lot about.

    Fair play to him but, and bhe seems like a proper GOOD GUY, but his entire career is bemusingly MEH to me.
  • Bambot 28 Jul 2020 12:40:24 1,879 posts
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    Steve-Perry wrote:
    JoeBlade wrote:
    While I don't think it's good Zack and Miri Make a Porno at least got a few laughs out of me. Which is more than I can say about 99% of American comedies.
    Oh yeah that one was ok too. Did have a few funny scenes.
    Is that one of his too? Never seen it I'm afraid. I feel like it was around at the time that stoner 'relationship comedies' with goofy guys and hot chicks were super popular and they just didn't appeal to me.
  • JamboWayOh 28 Jul 2020 12:44:02 21,556 posts
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    So are you saying he tricked his wife into marrying him by becoming famous? Interesting...
  • DFawkes 28 Jul 2020 12:47:47 32,683 posts
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    I went to see Yoga Hosers at the cinema as part of Edinburgh Film Festival, and Kevin popped up in person to introduce it. He basically told us all he was sorry as we probably wouldn't like it. That's the first and only time a director has literally apologised for the thing we were about to watch, and to be fair it did soften my expectations quite a bit :p
  • Deleted user 28 July 2020 12:48:39
    @Bambot Yeah it's his film. It's basically a rom com but obviously has a lot of stupid stoner type stuff in it. It's watchable enough, Rogen and Banks have decent chemistry. Better than a lot of his output this century anyway.
  • Dougs 28 Jul 2020 12:48:59 96,646 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Itís probably fair to say I grew out of him. I genuinely loved pretty much everything up to Clerks 2 then dropped off completely.

    I was/am his prime Gen X audience, I suppose.
    Much the same here. Not watched anything he's done on yonks, but still love Clerks 1 and 2, Dogma, Mallrats in particular. He's always been a bit up himself though
  • Bambot 28 Jul 2020 12:51:15 1,879 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    So are you saying he tricked his wife into marrying him by becoming famous? Interesting...
    Nope. Like I said, he seems like a really genuinely good guy, and I would wager that's what attracted her to him.
  • Vortex808 28 Jul 2020 13:22:44 14,306 posts
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    richarddavies wrote:
    I watched Desperado last week as well. Banderas is really likeable in it. And Hayek is stunning.

    Proper over the top action in it too.

    I'd give it a strong 8.
    I won't argue with any of that. Love those films.
  • anephric 28 Jul 2020 13:41:11 4,543 posts
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    Although I can't really stomach the levels of obsequiousness in his audience, Kevin Smith's talks and podcasts are fun and he can really tell a story. His Prince and Jon Peters anecdotes are very amusing.

    I can't really watch any of his films now, outside of Clerks.
  • sport 28 Jul 2020 13:45:09 16,462 posts
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    My kids loved Tusk.
  • Mola_Ram 28 Jul 2020 14:17:54 24,840 posts
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    My favourite Kevin Smith moment is when he made a shitty movie with Bruce Willis, then countered people calling it a shitty movie by saying that they were doing the equivalent of bullying a retarded kid.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 28 Jul 2020 19:23:43 15,337 posts
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    I think Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy all hold up pretty well.

    Clerks 2, Dogma and Jersey Girl are all ok

    Jay & SB Strike Back sucks

    Zack & Miri isnít my kind of thing at all but I get that itís a good example of that sort of thing

    I canít remember much about Red State and havenít seen the newer ones
  • RGeefe 28 Jul 2020 19:46:09 1,454 posts
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    Clerks and Clerks II are my favourite, followed by Chasing Amy. The rest are ok to terrible. I think Mallrats is pretty rubbish as well.
  • Gruff 28 Jul 2020 20:00:01 3,717 posts
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    Not a huge fan of Kevin Smith's films, but I could listen to him talk all day, he can spin a yarn. His autobiography is a terrific read as well. Glad he is still with us.
  • JoeBlade 28 Jul 2020 20:57:00 5,381 posts
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    @Gruff Yeah, I'm with Bambot (well, and you :) on this one: while I don't rate Kevin Smith all that much as a film professional he seems like a very nice dude who can be passionate about the medium.
    I can see why IMDb made him a recurring act and a regular interviewer. He has the, I don't know, zest? gusto? and appears very likeable (and not in a disingenuous way)

    Would've definitely been sad to see him go, glad he's still here.
  • fontgeeksogood 28 Jul 2020 21:06:32 11,202 posts
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    He looks like a goblin now he's not fat
  • JoeBlade 28 Jul 2020 21:12:14 5,381 posts
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    PES, I know you mean well but you still need to work on the precise wording of your compliments
  • mrpon 28 Jul 2020 23:29:24 36,565 posts
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    I think you're looking for spunk Joe.
  • spindle9988 29 Jul 2020 01:24:58 5,177 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    I think Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy all hold up pretty well.

    Clerks 2, Dogma and Jersey Girl are all ok

    Jay & SB Strike Back sucks

    Zack & Miri isnít my kind of thing at all but I get that itís a good example of that sort of thing

    I canít remember much about Red State and havenít seen the newer ones
    I only got about 20 minutes into the new jay and silent bob film...it was utter shit and I quite enjoyed the first one.
  • JoeBlade 29 Jul 2020 02:31:15 5,381 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I think you're looking for spunk Joe.
    I'm looking for something alright. Fuck knows what it is.
  • JYM60 29 Jul 2020 04:20:26 18,563 posts
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    Have never actually watched a Kevin Smith film, but do love his podcast despite the fact he really thinks he is the shit. Should check them out some time.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 29 Jul 2020 07:22:05 15,337 posts
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    Clerks is the best one
  • RGeefe 29 Jul 2020 10:14:17 1,454 posts
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    Do Clerks, Clerks II and the making of documentary for Clerks.

    He's clearly got a knack for writing dialogue but he definitely needs someone with him to flesh out things and do proper plots.
  • SuperSoupy 29 Jul 2020 11:45:11 249 posts
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    A friend of mine really nailed Kevin Smith films for me. He simply said that they play out like comic books. And it's so true.

    Everyone knows he's a massive comics geek, but it bleeds into how he makes movies whether he realises it or not. They feel like they should be in picture panels, in tone, script, character development and pacing. A typical 3-act structure that looks mishandled, makes more sense when you see it as a 6-issue comic-book run.

    Dogma would have made for a great graphic novel (though I do rate that as a movie too).

    He's also really good at pulling human emotion and heart out of a surrounding bad movie (there was a moment in Jay & Bob Reboot, which is by all accounts a bad flick, that had me genuinely feeling things that better movies had failed to manage).

    That said.... look up the trailer for his latest 'Killroy Was Here'. That.. looks awful. Don't know how he's gonna salvage that one X-D
  • beastmaster 29 Jul 2020 11:49:32 21,659 posts
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    SuperSoupy wrote:
    A friend of mine really nailed Kevin Smith films for me. He simply said that they play out like comic books. And it's so true.

    Everyone knows he's a massive comics geek, but it bleeds into how he makes movies whether he realises it or not. They feel like they should be in picture panels, in tone, script, character development and pacing. A typical 3-act structure that looks mishandled, makes more sense when you see it as a 6-issue comic-book run.

    Dogma would have made for a great graphic novel (though I do rate that as a movie too).

    He's also really good at pulling human emotion and heart out of a surrounding bad movie (there was a moment in Jay & Bob Reboot, which is by all accounts a bad flick, that had me genuinely feeling things that better movies had failed to manage).

    That said.... look up the trailer for his latest 'Killroy Was Here'. That.. looks awful. Don't know how he's gonna salvage that one X-D
    This is from the guy that did Yoga Hosers. Love Kevin Smith and his Fatman on Batman videos on YouTube with Marc Bernardin. Those two work really well together.

    Edited by beastmaster at 11:49:51 29-07-2020
  • QBX 29 Jul 2020 22:02:58 199 posts
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    Firecreek

    High Noon but with James Stewart and Peter Fonda. Not bad but predictable.

    6/10
  • robthehermit 30 Jul 2020 01:01:54 8,038 posts
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    IT Chapter Two

    I know it gets some hate on here, but I thought it was excellent from start to finish and I'd say probably one of the best King adaptations I've seen. I realise that's a pretty low bar, as the films usually fall far short of the source material, but that was fantastic.

    9/10.
  • Dougs 30 Jul 2020 07:14:04 96,646 posts
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    RGeefe wrote:
    Do Clerks, Clerks II and the making of documentary for Clerks.

    He's clearly got a knack for writing dialogue but he definitely needs someone with him to flesh out things and do proper plots.
    I do wonder how Clerks would stack up watching it for the first time now. It's so rough with terrible acting. But the dialogue and ideas are brilliant.
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