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(NBC News)   Kevin Smith says that "Clerks 3" will be his last effort as a director. That is if you count "Clerks" and "Clerks 2" as efforts   (entertainment.nbcnews.com) divider line 129
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2012-12-31 11:17:11 AM
0/10
 
2012-12-31 11:18:49 AM
He also said "Red State" was his last movie.
 
2012-12-31 11:19:29 AM
What was the last good comedy Kevin Smith made? Dogma?
 
2012-12-31 11:21:19 AM
Happy Scrappy Hero Pup!
 
2012-12-31 11:23:21 AM

Carth: What was the last good comedy Kevin Smith made? Dogma?


Red State
 
2012-12-31 11:25:51 AM
Clerks was okay but Clerks 2 was superfail. I love his speaking engagements, though, as he's a terrific orator. Just hearing the story of his attempts to get Superman remade and the morons he dealt with is worth it alone.
 
2012-12-31 11:27:35 AM

Wadded Beef: Clerks was okay but Clerks 2 was superfail. I love his speaking engagements, though, as he's a terrific orator. Just hearing the story of his attempts to get Superman remade and the morons he dealt with is worth it alone.


Anne Frank and Helen Keller agree.

/Clerks 2 was incredibly offensive and totally awesome
 
2012-12-31 11:29:52 AM
fark every single one of you who will hate on this. I say bring it on, I will watch it and hope to enjoy it!

/If it sucks, I'll hate it.
 
2012-12-31 11:30:33 AM

Wadded Beef: Clerks was okay but Clerks 2 was superfail. I love his speaking engagements, though, as he's a terrific orator. Just hearing the story of his attempts to get Superman remade and the morons he dealt with is worth it alone.


Rosario Dawson dancing on the roof begs to differ.

/Porch monkey for life
 
2012-12-31 11:31:39 AM
I've been a sometimes fan of Kevin Smith's stuff over the years, but never enough to be one of those View Askewniverse addicts. I liked Clerks for what it was back then, Mallrats was amusing, as was Dogma and Chasing Amy, but only once. And despite enjoying those movies I always got the feeling that I was always watching a well produced dorm-room home movie, basking in its own cleverness but seemingly disconnected from true maturity and wisdom. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is unwatchable, as is Zack and Miri Make a Porno and the several other submissions of Kevin Smith which well document his inability to grow the fark up. All I'm saying Kev is there's gotta be a reason you've spent the last decade or so being an ultra-defensive douche. Just ask Henry Rollins what that's like.
 
2012-12-31 11:32:51 AM
What this guy needs to do is get a massive coronary
 
2012-12-31 11:33:32 AM
Is he going to be collecting antiques full time?
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/wish I had shop skills I would did a Jay and Silent Bob as the pickers
 
2012-12-31 11:33:56 AM

theurge14: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is unwatchable


THIS. I haven't watched anything he's done since that turd hit the theater. He should reimburse anyone who paid to see that thing.
 
2012-12-31 11:34:32 AM

Meethos: fark every single one of you who will hate on this. I say bring it on, I will watch it and hope to enjoy it!

/If it sucks, I'll hate it.


All you motherfarkers are gonna pay. You are the ones who are the ball-lickers. We're gonna fark your mothers while you watch and cry like little, whiny biatches. Once we get to Hollywood and find those Miramax farks who is makin' the movie... we're gonna make them eat our shiat, then shiat out our shiat, and then eat their shiat that's made up of our shiat that we made 'em eat. Then you're all you motherfarks are next. Love- Meethos
 
2012-12-31 11:37:27 AM
imageshack.us
 
2012-12-31 11:41:21 AM
He does look like the kind of guy who doesn't enjoy things that require effort.
 
2012-12-31 11:42:36 AM

titwrench: Wadded Beef: Clerks was okay but Clerks 2 was superfail. I love his speaking engagements, though, as he's a terrific orator. Just hearing the story of his attempts to get Superman remade and the morons he dealt with is worth it alone.

Rosario Dawson dancing on the roof begs to differ.

/Porch monkey for life


It's cool, everybody, he's taking it back.
 
2012-12-31 11:44:45 AM
Comic Book Men is a great show.
 
2012-12-31 11:45:53 AM
In Clerks a gal humped a dead guy in the bathroom. In Clerks II a guy humped a donkey. So, with necrophilia and zoophilia covered, what's left, voyeurism or fetishism?

Wonder what kind of humping furry Jay or Dante would be.
 
2012-12-31 11:47:02 AM

Carth: What was the last good comedy Kevin Smith made? Dogma?


Chasing Amy, if by "last" you mean "only."
 
2012-12-31 11:47:14 AM

Carth: What was the last good comedy Kevin Smith made? Dogma?


Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was a hell of a lot of fun, for a ridiculous movie. Jersey Girl was painful, and Clerks 2 seemed like it was written based on a checklist of references and callbacks he knew he had to make. Zack and Miri had its moments, but it just wasn't that interesting.
 
2012-12-31 11:47:59 AM
So will Dante be running a car wash in florida or did he marry Dawson and make babbies?
Will the porch monkey still be a lackey or will he have matured some?
Will the donkey finally find fame and fortune on stage?
Will Jay finally take a suit and tie gig and have Silent Bob deliver him lunch?

Find on on this next episode of Who Uses Soap?
 
2012-12-31 11:49:31 AM
You know, I'm kind of divided on this one. I liked the majority of Smith's movies, including Strikes Back (don't judge me), but I'm not sure where they're going to go with the 3rd one. I could see whole thing with the second Clerks, those guys in a rut and grow as characters and actually start doing something with their lives. But what now? Show Dante's marital bliss with his wife and kid? (Rosario Dawson eye candy would be awesome) Randall meeting his match? Pillow Pants kid getting laid? It just doesn't seem like there's anywhere to go with them anymore.
 
2012-12-31 11:49:36 AM
I couldn't bring myself to watch Clerks when it came out, I was working in a crappy video store at the time. Later when it was released to video, I watched the beginning to the point where he hung the "I assure you we are open" sign and the first person walked in and asked if they were open. I couldn't stand any more of it. I lived that damn movie.

Then I quit my crap job, and the first thing I did was watch it. It was the most cathartic experience I have ever had. I still love it to this day.

//Other Kevin Smith movies not so much.
 
2012-12-31 11:49:52 AM
What a copout.
 
2012-12-31 11:52:02 AM

Wadded Beef: I love his speaking engagements, though, as he's a terrific orator. Just hearing the story of his attempts to get Superman remade and the morons he dealt with is worth it alone.


Yeah, I like Kevin Smith the dude far more than I do his work. He seems like a pretty genuine, down to Earth, funny guy who tells a story really well. I think he's humble and hasn't let the manic fans who love him go to his head. I respect that, and I respect that he stays true to his roots and who he is. I love to listen to him in interviews.

I just don't care much for his work. His movies are fine, I suppose, once, but the only one that ever really struck me as "that was really good!" was Chasing Amy. Everything else -- and I've seen them all -- strikes me as, "Why do people think this is to brilliant and funny?"

To each his own, i suppose. I don't begrudge the guy. Hell, I'm glad he gets to do the kind of stuff he wants to do and make a living at it. We should all be so lucky.
 
2012-12-31 11:54:24 AM
Being a casual fan (I've enjoyed most of his movies, and like what I've heard and read), I decided to go to one of his recent live shows, which was essentially a Q & A with the audience. I felt completely out of my depth, not realizing I would have to keep up with his podcasts and website to understand what everyone was talking about (Adam Carolla? Not directing anymore?) Still he was amusing, and seemed very grateful for his fans (who traveled crazy distances just to see him).
 
2012-12-31 11:54:38 AM
What about that hockey movie he was making? Wasn't that suppose to be the last?
 
2012-12-31 11:54:41 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: theurge14: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is unwatchable

THIS. I haven't watched anything he's done since that turd hit the theater. He should reimburse anyone who paid to see that thing.


"All you motherfarkers are gonna pay. You are the ones who are the ball-lickers. We're gonna fark your mothers while you watch and cry like little, whiny biatches. Once we get to Hollywood and find those Miramax farks who is makin' the movie... we're gonna make them eat our shiat, then shiat out our shiat, and then eat their shiat that's made up of our shiat that we made 'em eat. Then you're all you motherfarks are next. Love- Jay and Silent Bob"
 
2012-12-31 11:55:28 AM
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!

Christ, man!  Give it up!  You were the one ranting about how one a story had been told, it should be left alone!

Clerks book-ended itself just fine.  The story is over.  Dante and Randall bought the Quick Stop, Dante got the girl (and the babby), Randall gets to continue banging high school chicks, Jay and Bob own the wall they lean on, and yes, we assure you, he *is* supposed to be there today.  It's DONE.

Although, I guess now that everybody's middle-aged, they can do the whole "old responsible people coping with the next generation of slackers" reboot garbage.  The world doesn't need this.
 
2012-12-31 12:05:00 PM
Well, they could bring back Caitlin Bree from the crazy farm and that makes a dilema for Dante...(you know, stay with his current wife or take the girlfriend back)

just saying...
 
2012-12-31 12:05:29 PM
Kevin Smith eats his money. Every movie is his last movie until he realizes he's still alive, counter to his expectations.
 
ecl
2012-12-31 12:05:32 PM
Red state was worse than a Sci-Fi movie.
 
2012-12-31 12:07:39 PM

Lumbar Puncture: LouDobbsAwaaaay: theurge14: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is unwatchable

THIS. I haven't watched anything he's done since that turd hit the theater. He should reimburse anyone who paid to see that thing.

"All you motherfarkers are gonna pay. You are the ones who are the ball-lickers. We're gonna fark your mothers while you watch and cry like little, whiny biatches. Once we get to Hollywood and find those Miramax farks who is makin' the movie... we're gonna make them eat our shiat, then shiat out our shiat, and then eat their shiat that's made up of our shiat that we made 'em eat. Then you're all you motherfarks are next. Love- Jay and Silent Bob"


The really odd thing is that Kevin Smith adopted that attitude toward his critics.
 
2012-12-31 12:16:46 PM

Carth: What was the last good comedy Kevin Smith made? Dogma?


Gigli.
 
2012-12-31 12:23:46 PM

Wadded Beef: Clerks was okay but Clerks 2 was superfail. I love his speaking engagements, though, as he's a terrific orator. Just hearing the story of his attempts to get Superman remade and the morons he dealt with is worth it alone.


Oh God yes! His story about trying to make the documentary with Prince is on par with the Superman story - giant mechanical spiders, FTW!
 
2012-12-31 12:28:45 PM
I thought Clerks 2 was fun, and it showed where those characters would be in there 30s. It'll be interesting to see the final chapter, hopefully it's good as well.

And I'd be fine to see Rosario return, she's lovely, but I doubt she will.
 
2012-12-31 12:29:12 PM
Clerks was good and it still holds up although Dante is whiny and annoying. Everything else he's done is terrible.
 
2012-12-31 12:32:48 PM

steklo: Well, they could bring back Caitlin Bree from the crazy farm and that makes a dilema for Dante...(you know, stay with his current wife or take the girlfriend back)

just saying...


I vaguely recall that being resolved in a comic about a decade or so ago. Dante sneaks into the hospital she's in and sticks a candy cane in her vag, which breaks her out of her stupor as she tries to kill Dante.
 
2012-12-31 12:36:45 PM
Check this tubby biatch out.

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I don't know why but I always thought this was the greatest scene in a movie, ever. It was just so random and yet fit so perfect. That said, about half of KS's stuff is shiat and no I didn't like Clerks 2 so I probably won't be watching Clerks 3 to see the movie raped again.
 
2012-12-31 12:38:51 PM

SkylineRecords: titwrench: Wadded Beef: Clerks was okay but Clerks 2 was superfail. I love his speaking engagements, though, as he's a terrific orator. Just hearing the story of his attempts to get Superman remade and the morons he dealt with is worth it alone.

Rosario Dawson dancing on the roof begs to differ.

/Porch monkey for life

It's cool, everybody, he's taking it back.


This, and the this before it. Clerks 2 was great and I enjoyed the hell out of it. Out of the Clerks saga, I think the only unwatchable one was Chasing Amy, but that's just me as I am sure that there are some people that are either lesbians or who love Joey Lauren Adams out there that liked it.
 
2012-12-31 12:38:51 PM
I believe he admitted in one Q&A that he will milk the Clerks stories for everything he can, and has no problem with someone playing Silent Bob in the eventual remake 20 years from now. At least the guy is honest about riding the train.
 
2012-12-31 12:40:09 PM
If they do not give us an update on the Eff You Yankee Blue Jeans band, I care not.
 
2012-12-31 12:47:38 PM

WhippingBoy: Carth: What was the last good comedy Kevin Smith made? Dogma?

Gigli.


0/10.

dwade: What about that hockey movie he was making? Wasn't that suppose to be the last?


FTFA - Smith's announcement follows the news that his hockey flick "Hit Somebody" will now be turned into a six-part miniseries on an unannounced network.

I guess I'm one of the few that genuinely enjoyed Clerks 2. I get accused of being a huge Smith apologist, but I'm not - the stuff I like I love, and the stuff I don't I despise.

Clerks - loved it. Still love it.
Mallrata - hated it.
Chasing Amy - one of my all-time favorite movies.
Dogma - LOVED the script (it leaked online a year before the movie came out). Did not care for the finished product. Chris Rock may be the most talented living comedian out there, but MAN he's just not a strong actor. With better performances Dogma could have been his greatest film.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - didn't care for it. For me it felt like a big ol' "Thanks" to his die-hard fans. Which is fine. And it had it's moments, but overall it just didn't work for me.
Jersey Girl - A nice little picture. I honestly don't understand the hate. Maybe it's because the huge fans wanted Jay & Silent Bob. Maybe it's because of the Bennifer backlash (which seems so quaint now). But it's a sweet little flick about a guy trying to juggle fatherhood and career ambition.
Clerks 2 - I liked it a lot. Very funny and very sweet.
Zack and Miri - I wanted to love it. I really did. But I couldn't. With that cast, the standout shouldn't be Craig Robinson. It had all the ingredients of a great comedy, but it never really came together for me. (Bonus point added for Traci Lords)
Cop Out - Wow. Just wow. One of the very worst movies I've ever seen. Although to be fair, after hearing Smith's comments about it, it was doomed from the start. It sounds like trying to direct Bruce Willis in a movie he doesn't want to make is like trying to push a car uphill with a rope.
Red State - loved it. Michael Parks was absolutely brilliant, and Smith's pal Ralph Garman was actually really, really great in a mute role. The only part I didn't care for was Goodman's recap of the events at the end - which I have heard some Smith non-fans say was their FAVORITE part. Go figure.

/37????
 
2012-12-31 12:48:37 PM
Chasing Amy was a failed attempt at making a good "film" rather than a movie. It failed because it was so ham handed and silly, but also vulgar. The characters all come off as selfish, and don't really grow in logical ways.

It is pretty obvious that he just gave up after he fouled that one up so bad. Clerks showed potential, and Mallrats suffered because of bad casting choices, but it wasn't until Chasing Amy that he realized he would never be sucessful at making anything better than C grade schlock.

At least he realized his failings and has embraced his true calling.
 
2012-12-31 12:50:03 PM

Neeek: steklo: Well, they could bring back Caitlin Bree from the crazy farm and that makes a dilema for Dante...(you know, stay with his current wife or take the girlfriend back)

just saying...

I vaguely recall that being resolved in a comic about a decade or so ago. Dante sneaks into the hospital she's in and sticks a candy cane in her vag, which breaks her out of her stupor as she tries to kill Dante.


Oh, I had no idea there was a Clerks comic-book. I learned something new today. Thanks!
 
2012-12-31 12:50:42 PM
Clerks 2 and Strikes back were Smith,Affleck, etc versions of Cannonball Run 1,2.

Just some guys having a good time.

And you cannot beat female logic as exposed in Clerks. 37
 
2012-12-31 12:56:56 PM
Smith's movies only seem good when you are 18-25. More than ANY other director, he knows how to hit that demographic.

The problem is, the day you turn 26, you can't watch his movies anymore.You've outgrown them.

I have a nostalgiac love for Kevin Smith movies. But whenever I happen to catch one on TV, I think 'Man, this is pretty juvenile and stupid and unfunny."

That said, the "Jay" and "Silent Bob" characters are pretty great inventions, and they're almost always funny.
 
2012-12-31 01:08:52 PM
I have a soft spot for Clerks because I've been both a video and convenience store clerk in that part of New Jersey.
 
2012-12-31 01:21:10 PM

realmolo: Smith's movies only seem good when you are 18-25. More than ANY other director, he knows how to hit that demographic.

The problem is, the day you turn 26, you can't watch his movies anymore.You've outgrown them.

I have a nostalgiac love for Kevin Smith movies. But whenever I happen to catch one on TV, I think 'Man, this is pretty juvenile and stupid and unfunny."

That said, the "Jay" and "Silent Bob" characters are pretty great inventions, and they're almost always funny.



I was in high school when Clerks and Mallrats came out, and I can still watch them from time to time.
I think by and large, Smith just doesn't care that much about movies any more. I read that on the Cop Out set, he pretty much just sat at the monitors getting stoned the entire time. Given how bad that movie turned out, I'm not surprised.

At this point, I think he just wants to make sure his kid has enough money for college and he has enough money to cover his weed and snacks bill.
 
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