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(Hollywood.com)   Kevin Smith woke up at 4:20 am and started writing 'Clerks III'   (hollywood.com) divider line 69
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2013-03-09 04:21:46 PM  
kevin smith isn't he that failure from Dream Theater.  oh wait that's Kevin Moore!!!
 
2013-03-09 09:40:44 PM  
That... sounds about right, yeah.
 
2013-03-09 09:56:22 PM  
So he's coming out of retirement from making movies to make another movie and then will go back into retirement.  Again.
 
2013-03-09 09:59:42 PM  

L.D. Ablo: So he's coming out of retirement from making movies to make another movie and then will go back into retirement.  Again.


He is the Jay-Z of pop-culture-ridden New Jersey movies.
 
2013-03-09 10:13:13 PM  
This man is on a mission to make sure that nobody respects him as an artist by the end of his career.  Though I'm not sure which would be worse, Clerks 3 or more episodes of that crap reality show.
 
2013-03-09 10:15:06 PM  
"CLERKS III will be the best film I'll ever make."

Quite the proclamation.
 
2013-03-09 10:18:06 PM  
He wrote 69 pages of a 666 page script! Penis! Fart! Them stormtroopers in Star Wars... I tells yah! Parking on space driveways and driving on space parkways!
 
2013-03-09 10:19:07 PM  
About time. He's been slacking like a damn porch monkey.
 
2013-03-09 10:20:31 PM  
Old reddit news is old.
 
2013-03-09 10:21:28 PM  

chapman: This man is on a mission to make sure that nobody respects him as an artist by the end of his career.  Though I'm not sure which would be worse, Clerks 3 or more episodes of that crap reality show.


He'll read your script one of these days. He really, really will.
 
2013-03-09 10:22:34 PM  

quinnchan: Old reddit news is old.


Reddit reports news now?
 
2013-03-09 10:23:14 PM  
This is the best justification yet for an "enough already" or "just stop" tag.
 
2013-03-09 10:25:49 PM  
I look forward to this.  Clerks and Clerks 2 were very funny.  I don't understand all the hate.
 
2013-03-09 10:26:06 PM  

chapman: This man is on a mission to make sure that nobody respects him as an artist by the end of his career.  Though I'm not sure which would be worse, Clerks 3 or more episodes of that crap reality show.


I'm pretty sure people stopped "respecting him as an artist" after Jersey Girl.

If not that, then definitely by "Cop-Out"

/actually like most of the Askewniverse movies
//Clerks 2 could have been worse
///but the animated series was the best thing he ever did
 
2013-03-09 10:34:25 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: I look forward to this.  Clerks and Clerks 2 were very funny.  I don't understand all the hate.


You don't understand. Your senses and tastes aren't refined enough to understand.

It certainly isn't just a further propagation of the "I'm on the internet and I'm edgy and cool with excellent taste and that means nothing under the sun is as cool as it was back in the day". No sir, all of these haters have good reason to hate and they all hated whatever they hated before it was cool to hate it.


You're right to find them funny. Clerks was cheap and looked like crap and was just vulgar punch after vulgar punch, and this is why we love it. And it's also why at least some of us loved Clerks II.

And I think Clerks III is definitely going to clock in 'acceptably vulgar and funny' at the minimum, and who knows? It may very well end up being his best. Though I think you have to go pretty far to top 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back'..... which I think is by far his best to date.

One thing is guaranteed. Whatever Dante is doing and wherever he is in Clerks III... he isn't even supposed to be there that day.

/I pretend Chasing Amy never happened
 
2013-03-09 10:34:40 PM  

chapman: This man is on a mission to make sure that nobody respects him as an artist by the end of his career.  Though I'm not sure which would be worse, Clerks 3 or more episodes of that crap reality show.


I actually like Comic Book Men. Reminds me of the store I used to shop at back in the 90s, with a little bit of geek Pawn Stars mixed in. The episode where Stan Lee did a book signing was especially a lot of fun.

/I buy everything digital now, so I kind of miss hanging out and talking about geeky stuff in the old store.
 
2013-03-09 10:35:59 PM  
This movie will suck.

We are tired of these characters cuz they are old now.
 
2013-03-09 10:37:18 PM  
And it will be interesting if he can top the finales of:

-ex-gf you're falling back in love with has accidental sex with a dead guy in a bathroom thinking it's you

and

-"Kelly can be a guy's name too, yeah!"
 
2013-03-09 10:38:50 PM  

MurphyMurphy: The Angry Hand of God: I look forward to this.  Clerks and Clerks 2 were very funny.  I don't understand all the hate.

You don't understand. Your senses and tastes aren't refined enough to understand.

It certainly isn't just a further propagation of the "I'm on the internet and I'm edgy and cool with excellent taste and that means nothing under the sun is as cool as it was back in the day". No sir, all of these haters have good reason to hate and they all hated whatever they hated before it was cool to hate it.


You're right to find them funny. Clerks was cheap and looked like crap and was just vulgar punch after vulgar punch, and this is why we love it. And it's also why at least some of us loved Clerks II.

And I think Clerks III is definitely going to clock in 'acceptably vulgar and funny' at the minimum, and who knows? It may very well end up being his best. Though I think you have to go pretty far to top 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back'..... which I think is by far his best to date.

One thing is guaranteed. Whatever Dante is doing and wherever he is in Clerks III... he isn't even supposed to be there that day.

/I pretend Chasing Amy never happened


Excellent post.  I also enjoyed Jay and Silent Bob Strike back.  I never turned it on expecting a "smart" comedy.  I turned it on because I like a good laugh.  What he does definitely follows a formula, and most of the time I enjoy it.  It is predictable, raunchy, and entertaining.

/Porch Monkey 4 Life!
 
2013-03-09 10:42:16 PM  
CLERKS III will be the best film I'll ever make."

leave it alone dude, just leave it alone. his movies suck anywa

/chocolate covered pretzel?
 
2013-03-09 10:46:21 PM  
The "Harold and Kumar" franchise is more Kevin Smith than Kevin Smith.
 
2013-03-09 10:48:03 PM  
Clerks has to be one of the most overrated films ever.

its about as funny as this joke I'm making about it being as funny as the clap.
 
2013-03-09 11:00:45 PM  

MurphyMurphy: /I pretend Chasing Amy never happened


Aw, come on, without Chasing Amy, we'd never have had this
 
2013-03-09 11:01:58 PM  
I am an avowed Kevin Smith fan, love the movies even went to one of his talks, dude spoke for 4 hours before I gave in and went home to bed.  Hell I even saw Jersey Girl in the theater. That said my first thought was "what does he need money?"

I can only hope this one is as funny as Clerks 2 and isnt just a lame cash in.
 
2013-03-09 11:08:16 PM  
movies aside, his "Fatman on Batman" comics podcast is pretty good.  His last 2 guests were Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison.  He's able to get some good stories out of them
 
2013-03-09 11:15:15 PM  

chapman: This man is on a mission to make sure that nobody respects him as an artist by the end of his career.  Though I'm not sure which would be worse, Clerks 3 or more episodes of that crap reality show.


He had a career?

/Smith lost me and most everyone I know years ago
 
2013-03-09 11:18:08 PM  
He gave us the "ABC" dance on the rooftop. I will always give him the benefit of the doubt.
 
2013-03-09 11:37:53 PM  

timujin: MurphyMurphy: /I pretend Chasing Amy never happened

Aw, come on, without Chasing Amy, we'd never have had this


And this  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pacd-jzyYQ
 
2013-03-09 11:48:38 PM  
Now plucking away at their 40s, the lot will return for a third chapter, suggesting more poetic waxing and comic book conversations for the devoted fan base.

...do we really want to see this?  Really?
 
2013-03-10 12:06:55 AM  
I'm looking forward to it, but since he pissed off Harvey Weinstein I'm not sure where he's going to get the money for it.

Red State wasn't very good.
 
2013-03-10 12:10:43 AM  
Maybe. Clerks 2 worked.
 
2013-03-10 12:14:59 AM  
Sleeping pills are in the mail.
 
2013-03-10 12:49:55 AM  

Lsherm: I'm looking forward to it, but since he pissed off Harvey Weinstein I'm not sure where he's going to get the money for it.

Red State wasn't very good.


Agreed on Red State. It felt confused to me. Like the film was having an identity crisis over being horror or black comedy. Entire movie had me doing the notsureifserious.jpg face.
 
Ash
2013-03-10 12:52:22 AM  
Say what you will about Kevin Smith (I enjoyed Clerks and Mallrats.... the rest very MEH), I enjoy watching Comic Book Men and I don't read comic books.  I even download the Comic Book Men companion podcasts and listen to them at work to kill time.  Of course, my favorite podcast is still  http://www.thesecretcabal.com/ which is an excellent RPG and board gaming / miniature gaming podcast.  But I still listen to Comic Book Men and have a good time... and that's what it's all about, eh?
 
2013-03-10 01:03:12 AM  

quinnchan: Old reddit news is old.


This isn't Reddit news. I got it first-hand from Kevin Smith's Facebook. Reddit is just a third-rate 4chan wannabe where all the kiddies go to feel like they aren't as big of a frakkup with frakked up viewpoints as they think they are.

Now, for the article, this didn't really surprise me at all. I just hope it's a good movie. I also hope he didn't wake up still high from the night before, look at his clock, and misconstrue it as some sort of epiphany that Dante and Randall turned into potheads.
 
2013-03-10 01:24:46 AM  
Overrated hack.

Clerks sucked ass.
 
2013-03-10 01:28:01 AM  

GloomCookie613: Agreed on Red State. It felt confused to me. Like the film was having an identity crisis over being horror or black comedy. Entire movie had me doing the notsureifserious.jpg face.


Indeed,

though the comical twist at the end and the fact that I can't hate John Goodman in anything pushed it just into "I think I like this" territory.

It's what you get sometimes when people try new things. I'd rather he made it than not.

/yeah yeah, ok. I'll take back what I said about Chasing Amy as it's sort of the same thing.
//Cards on the table? I simply cannot stand that woman's voice.
 
2013-03-10 01:29:09 AM  
Smith has an audience. He has a good idea of its size and will make a movie that will bring in enough cash to cover its costs.
 
2013-03-10 03:17:37 AM  
I love Kevin Smith, and listen to a good number of his podcasts every week.  And I welcome a new Clerks movie.  I just really, REALLY hope that his new found obsession with pot since the "failure" of Zach and Miri doesn't end up in this movie.  Randall and Dante being high all the time would be quite annoying.

I, for one, find Smith a hell of a lot funnier when he isn't high.  It's rare these days, of course, but a couple weeks ago he did a Hollywood Babbleon completely sober, just to prove that he could.  And he was more present, less random, and (in my personal opinion) much funnier.  Unfortunately, I can't see him NOT putting this aspect into his characters, since he obviously sees Dante and Randall as the two extremes of his personality.
 
2013-03-10 03:23:40 AM  
Follow through this time, Kevin.
 
2013-03-10 04:06:41 AM  

MurphyMurphy: GloomCookie613: Agreed on Red State. It felt confused to me. Like the film was having an identity crisis over being horror or black comedy. Entire movie had me doing the notsureifserious.jpg face.

Indeed,

though the comical twist at the end and the fact that I can't hate John Goodman in anything pushed it just into "I think I like this" territory.

It's what you get sometimes when people try new things. I'd rather he made it than not.

/yeah yeah, ok. I'll take back what I said about Chasing Amy as it's sort of the same thing.
//Cards on the table? I simply cannot stand that woman's voice.


Oh absolutely agree, it was watchable and I don't feel the need to demand those minutes of my life back. It just wasn't stellar or Smith's best work.
 
2013-03-10 04:21:13 AM  
He should write a Superman movie instead...
 
2013-03-10 04:23:18 AM  
ParagonComplex:

This isn't Reddit news. I got it first-hand from Kevin Smith's Facebook. Reddit is just a third-rate 4chan wannabe where all the kiddies go to feel like they aren't as big of a frakkup with frakked up viewpoints as they think they are.

You sound old. (and bitter)
 
2013-03-10 05:07:01 AM  

GloomCookie613: Lsherm: I'm looking forward to it, but since he pissed off Harvey Weinstein I'm not sure where he's going to get the money for it.

Red State wasn't very good.

Agreed on Red State. It felt confused to me. Like the film was having an identity crisis over being horror or black comedy. Entire movie had me doing the notsureifserious.jpg face.


I agree that Red State was unfocused, but I think he got spectacular performances out of his actors. Michael Parks and Melissa Leo were on fire, dancing with wild abandon and doing shots of everclear Jesus on top of the crazy train.

I think many people dislike Red State simply because it spends most of its time on bat shiat crazy fundies.

/Anytime fundies are involved it IS a horror story.
 
Ash
2013-03-10 05:10:34 AM  
After looking him up on IMDB, I noticed he's been more active than I thought.  I disliked Chasing Amy but enjoyed Dogma.  Jay and Silent Bob Strikes back was a let down, but not a total disappointment. Same with Clerks 2.  I didn't watch Jersey Girl, and I had no idea he had anything to do with Zack and Miri make a porno, which I have not watched.  I would agree that he could do better than what he has done recently.  I still enjoy Comic Book Men and will continue to watch it, although I wonder why Kevin always wears that ugly jersey.  Orange and Blue don't do it for me.
 
2013-03-10 05:15:33 AM  

Ash: although I wonder why Kevin always wears that ugly jersey.  Orange and Blue don't do it for me.


He claims to have an entire closet full of them, along with his "jorts."  He has actually lost a lot of weight recently, but he's still really self conscious about it to the point of a neurosis.  I guess getting tossed off a plane for being fat will do that to you.
 
Ash
2013-03-10 05:26:21 AM  
I'm not going to hate on the "jorts" because shorts are comfortable and I can't blame someone for wanting comfort.  The jersey on the other hand... Anyway, I don't understand the Fark hate for Kevin and I probably never will.  Michael Bay?  Understood.  Kevin Smith?  Don't get it.  Oh well.  I would be more curious if someone liked everything he's done as opposed to hating everything he's done, but I still don't get the hate.  I think somewhere in between 'OK' to 'Pretty Good' and I guess that haters gotta hate and trolls gotta troll.
 
2013-03-10 05:37:51 AM  

Ash: I'm not going to hate on the "jorts" because shorts are comfortable and I can't blame someone for wanting comfort.  The jersey on the other hand... Anyway, I don't understand the Fark hate for Kevin and I probably never will.  Michael Bay?  Understood.  Kevin Smith?  Don't get it.  Oh well.  I would be more curious if someone liked everything he's done as opposed to hating everything he's done, but I still don't get the hate.  I think somewhere in between 'OK' to 'Pretty Good' and I guess that haters gotta hate and trolls gotta troll.


Well, I've loved everything he's done, but I will also admit it doesn't age well.  I loved Chasing Amy back in the day.  Still like it, but going back and watching it now you can see how his technique got a LOT better.  Using more than one camera, that actually  moves, was a huge thing missing that I didn't notice back then but can't stop noticing now.  I really liked Zac and Miri, as crude humor always has a place at the table for me.  And I look forward to Hit Somebody.

But as far as the old stuff goes, yeah, it was good for what it was.  But it shows it's age.
 
2013-03-10 06:14:16 AM  
"20 years ago today, we started shooting CLERKS.20 years later, with no plan or provocation fresh money-bearing dumptruck tracks in my front yard, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing CLERKS III.  It's been like hanging out with old friends.And after 2 hours of tapping the keys and giggling, I have come to a conclusion...CLERKS III will be the best film I'll ever make attention-whoring that I will ever do...until Clerks IV, that is."

Loved his early stuff, but started to lose interest at Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.
 
2013-03-10 07:07:05 AM  

Premeditated_Road_Rage: "20 years ago today, we started shooting CLERKS.20 years later, with no plan or provocation fresh money-bearing dumptruck tracks in my front yard, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing CLERKS III.  It's been like hanging out with old friends.And after 2 hours of tapping the keys and giggling, I have come to a conclusion...CLERKS III will be the best film I'll ever make attention-whoring that I will ever do...until Clerks IV, that is."

Loved his early stuff, but started to lose interest at Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.


You don't know his little podcast empire. Dude's farkin' funny when he wants to be, but he spends all his time pimping his other shows out these days each show is just an advertisement for the others.

:(

Forgeticus had me howling.
 
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