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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2009, 09:44:46 PM »

http://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith

Easily one of my favorite celeb twitters :lol:

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2009, 09:10:14 AM »
Only seen a couple of his movies but I've recently discovered his podcast which is an absolute RIOT.

Also going through the "An Evening With..." videos now.  I swear, this guy should write books on public speaking.  He could make millions on JUST the lecture circuit.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2009, 09:37:08 AM »
DUDES coming back to my town. so he must be on tour again throughout North America!! CHECK HIM OUT!

You can even win to watch a Oilers game with him in a box suite :pimp:
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Oilers Q & A with Kevin Smith
We talk with the writer/actor/director about his upcoming visit to Edmonton, the Oilers' "huge role" in his daily life and his upcoming hockey movie project
Sunday, 15.11.2009 / 5:52 PM / News
By Marc Ciampa & Steve Taylor | edmontonoilers.com


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Writer, actor and director Kevin Smith has recently found inspiration in the Edmonton Oilers of the 1980s and this being the 25th anniversary of the team's first Stanley Cup in 1984 he felt compelled to attend his first-ever game at Rexall Place or "Mecca" as he puts it.

Smith, who recently finished directing "A Couple of Dicks" with Bruce Willis, has always found a way to include hockey in his movies - great films such as Clerks, Chasing Amy, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back and Zack & Miri Make a Porno - so it's not a huge stretch that his next film, Hit Somebody, will be a movie about hockey.

Smith recently took the time to answer questions about hockey, the Oilers, visiting Edmonton and more.  Q: Growing up in New Jersey, what was it that originally made you a hockey fan?

A: When the Devils opened their doors, my Mother was working for one of the team doctors; so we'd get free tickets and game-used sticks. But it wasn't 'til I started hanging out with my friend Walt Flanagan in 89 that I became a real puck-head. Not only were were going to games, but we were playing every weekend as well: tennis court ball hockey. Having zero skating or puck-handling ability, I was thrown in net, where I stayed from 89 to 95.

Q: What are some of your earliest hockey memories and some of your favourite players growing up?

A: Sean Burke was a fave, of course. And Kenny Daneyko.

Q: It's very clear that you have an affinity for Wayne Gretzky and the 1980s Oilers teams. What first caught your eye about those great teams from the 80s?

A: That's a recent affinity. I had what I can only describe as a kinda of breakdown last year; a pretty dark time for me. And in the midst of this, I watch this CBC doc "Hockey: A People's History". And it's so beautifully written and directed, I fall in love with the game again; I reconnect with hockey in a big way. The doc covers the Gretzky era as well, and his story, as well as the story of the Edmonton Oilers, really captured my imagination in this almost childlike way. Walter Gretzky's "Don't go where the puck is; go where it's gonna be" became something of a mantra for me, and I derived what I can only describe as spiritual inspiration from the fact that, 25 years ago in Edmonton, these kids put it together and did the impossible: brought a Stanley Cup home to their tiny market Canadian town. It became a sort of religion for me: blaze and watch "The Boys on the Bus" or any number of Gretzky profiles. And maybe I was just blazing too often, or maybe I simply needed someone/something to look up to for a change - someone or something that had nothing to do with my work/world. Whatever the reason, this quarter century old legendary hockey club started playing a HUGE role in my daily life.

It was probably solidified the moment I pulled on a Reebok Oilers t-shirt I'd ordered from Sears Canada and had sent to my friend Malcolm's place in time for the Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament last June. I was Googling an Oilers shirt in my size and found them in exactly one place: Sears Canada. I sweat like a pig, so I'd ordered seven and had totally forgotten about them until I got to Brantford, Ontario to play street hockey for the first time in fifteen years (at age 38). Malcolm dropped a box by my hotel room the morning I'd gotten into town, day one of the tourney. And as I was getting dressed, I suddenly had a panic attack: what was I doing? I hadn't gotten between the pipes in over a decade... and I wasn't in shape back THEN. And people were gonna be watching; and worse - SHOOTING VIDEO OF MY FAT-ASS IN GOAL. And just as I was about to call it quits, I opened the box to see all those Edmonton Oilers shirts. And they were beautiful: dark blue tees with a massive Oilers crest in the dead-center. And as goofy as it sounds, I was inspired by that dopey shirt. I pulled one on under my gear and threw myself out into my first (and VERY public) outing in net in fifteen years.

And it was awesome. I actually did not suck. It was the shirt(s). Had to be.

So now, I view those seven shirts as pretty powerful talismans. Whenever I step on stage now, I'm wearing one of those Oilers t-shirts. While I was shooting this flick "A Couple of Dicks" this summer, any time I needed an extra push or a simple totem to ward off evil, I wore one of my Oilers t-shirt. I keep all seven pretty obsessively accounted for because I now believe my entire well-being, both professionally and personally, to be tied up in those shirts.

Yes, I realize I may, indeed, be certifiable. But whatever works, y'know?

Q: Does any particular moment from the 1980s Oilers stand out for you more than any other?

A: The first Cup win still makes me cry.

Q: You remarked in your Twitter account that you finally wanted to visit Edmonton and see an Oilers game live. Was there anything in particular that made you decide you wanted to finally see the Oilers?

A: 2009 marks the 25th Anniversary of the first Cup win. I felt like I wanted to quietly observe it in my own personal way, so I looked at the schedule and realized the Yotes game would put Gretzky and Kevin Lowe in the same building at the same time, and that would be good enough for me (naturally, this was before all the weirdness with the League, Gretzky, and the Coyotes). So I booked a Q&A in Edmonton for around that time and put it into my schedule. Sure, Gretzky won't be there (neither will Lowe, who's scouting prospects on the road), but that wasn't the make-or-break part of the equation anyway; more about visiting Mecca, so to speak.

Q: Have you ever been to Edmonton before?

A: I've done two or three Q&A's at the Winspear in Edmonton - all before my Oilers conversion. The gig at the Meyer Horowitz the night before that Yotes game is gonna be religious because I've got a LONG story I tell about seeing the light, as it were.

Q: All of your movies have had hockey featured in it at one point or another but your next project - Hit Somebody - will be an entire movie based on the sport. What made you decide to finally make a movie on hockey?

A: It's just time. And man, is it gonna be the bomb (God-willing, not A bomb). I'm gonna wear my Oilers tees everyday of the shoot.

WOO HOO: http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=506239

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2009, 09:56:49 AM »

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2009, 05:20:13 PM »
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Kevin Smith Explains How 'A Couple of Dicks' Became 'Cop Out'

The trailer for Kevin Smith's new comedy Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan just hit last night. The title of the original script was A Couple of Dicks, which is clever, but sadly too offensive for some. At one point it almost became A Couple of Cops, but the trailer confirms that it's officially Cop Out now, which is a "cop out" of its own. Anyway, Kevin Smith spoke with Entertainment Weekly and gave them the lowdown on the name change, including why it happened and other alternatives. "Look, losing A Couple of Dicks was almost akin to losing my own dick. It was a perfect buddy-cop movie comedy title. Everyone knew it."

You should read the whole story on EW.com, as Kevin's stories are awesome. Here are the important parts: Warner Bros. decided, "Hey man, we'll call the networks and see if we're going to get any problems [with A Couple of Dicks as a title], months before the movie's ever going to come out." The top 3 networks — CBS, ABC, NBC — said we can't run one of your spots before 9 o'clock. I'm like, "Well what about Inglourious Basterds?" And I guess, because of the spelling, they got away with it. So we were like, "Can we call it A Couple of D.I.C.s?" Because that's the proper acronym for detectives, Detective In Charge. And [the networks] kicked that back as well. It was the pluralizing of any form of dick, whether it was d-i-c-k or any derivation.

It always sickens me to hear this. We can say "damn" and "ass" on TV, but not "dicks"? What the hell, FCC? All credit due to Warner Bros., they tried really f—ing hard to score that title. It just came down to a point blank choice of run a campaign where you're not going to be able to advertise on the big three networks before 9 o'clock, or run a campaign where there are no hindrances. I came from a world where you play the ball where it lays.

And considering this is Warner Brothers' film, not Kevin Smith's, he let them make the decision this time. I don't want it to be A Couple of Cops. That just seems like we didn't even try! We went from a really clever title to the least clever title of all time. I was like, "God that title is going to feel like such a f—ing cop out." And [the producer] goes, "We should just call the movie that."

I liked it because it sounds like exactly what we set out to be: An '80s buddy cop movie, without sounding like Loaded Weapon, or some such s—. But more importantly, to me, the title tells the story of what happened to our other title. I think it's kind of ironic. It's win-win. Do you agree that it's win-win? Or is it just a lame cop out? I didn't have a problem with Zack and Miri's name change (they removed "Porno" from that). Same with this - I don't really have a problem. I think it's an okay name, I just hope audiences pick up on it. A Couple of Dicks would've been much more memorable, that's for sure, but maybe this will stick as well. "For 100 percent of the potential audience for this movie, I would say 0.5 percent knows that we were once called A Couple of Dicks." That's probably true, however, I'm not worried about the title, I'm worried about the negative reaction to the trailer.
http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/12/24/kevin-smith-explains-how-a-couple-of-dicks-became-cop-out/
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/12/24/kevin-smith-a-couple-of-dicks-cop-out/

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2010, 12:59:30 PM »
Check him out visiting the Oilers locker room with Kevin Lowe, Oilers GM/President.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2011, 03:31:15 AM »
he's in Edmonton RIGHT NOW!! promoting his new movie Red State, live Q&A for 85 bucks and u get the DVD too. repping Oilers colors!



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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2011, 10:12:26 PM »
Kevin Smith will be at the New York Comic-Con along with Jason Mewes.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Whats-Happening/Events-I-Q/Jay-And-Silent-Bob-Get-Old/

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2011, 07:57:58 AM »
^ did you meet him??? shit must've premired the new movie. I woulda asked him about the Oilers. He's loving the new team :lol:




     

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2011, 03:16:23 PM »
Mostly it was about Mewes being a stalker at the hotel he was staying at, watching 2 couples doing it, how he went from loving comics to getting hooked on drugs, how he would've directed Thor and The Avengers movie (X-rated versions), and Kevin Smith directing a scene from The Dark Knight with Mewes as Batman and one of the convention volunteers as the Joker.

Podcast from that night at NYCC here: http://smodcast.com/episodes/mewes-might-think/

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2011, 06:49:19 AM »
haha oh man, Love mewes. So glad he cleaned up. I woulda wanted to know what happened to him ditching the Devils lol, check this out



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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2012, 01:21:00 AM »
AMC’s got a new reality show “Comic Book Men”. They go into his store.





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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2012, 05:04:06 PM »
i like smith but no the show

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2012, 01:04:53 AM »
i really like his films and i want to see his newest film, hope he keeps making movies for a while. alsp that interview was pretty cool, i got his Q&A dvd a while ago and there would good to, if you havent gotten them yet you should check them out

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2016, 05:01:03 AM »
HOLY BATMAN!! What's up Kevin SMith be directing episodes of Flash and Supergirl. His daughter stars in his latest movie Yoga Hosers. Guess which part he plays? XD


and LOVE his podcast with the genius Marc Bernardin Fatman on Batman, just in depth geek talk. Check his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/KevinSmith37 Has he come to your town lately?


Stan Lee loves him! See him in more cameos for Kevin Smith!

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Re: The OFFICIAL Kevin Smith thread
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2016, 06:11:10 AM »
Damn. been a Smith fan since seeing Mallrats in a rec room on a navy base in Yokosuka during the  95/96 timeframe.
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