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It made like 3 million in the BO. I'm hoping it was indie; that would have just been sad.

 

Well Im sure it didnt cost very much to make. Plus he made a crapload on subsequent movies because Clerks gave him a good rep.

 

And yeah, I wish it was in black and white too.

 

Anyone ever see the short-lived Clerks cartoon? Hilarious.

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Won't be as good as the original, but it will still be pretty damn good. Smith says he didn't want to go back to the whole Jersey/Jay and Silent Bob Universe, but he really wanted to make a movie about life at 30, and he couldn't think of two better charachters.

 

Not to forget, he also used to this movie as a bargaining chip to finally have Jason Mewes sober up(allegedly he has, and that'll be reflected in the new movie, much to the dismay of some that Jay and Silent Bob have apparently gone straight).

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Anyone ever see the short-lived Clerks cartoon? Hilarious.

I saw it once, and the best part was the various appearances by Lando. Jointly, the beginning of Chasing Amy was absolute gold.

 

 

I don't expect this movie to be great like Clerks and Mallrats, but it'll be still be funny.

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i think this movie can kick ass just like part 1 did...dont like it that its in color though, but in the first part of the trailer it isnt in color, maybe there is some reason behind it huh?... i dont think i can ever get bored of kevin smith movies...especially characters like jay and silent bob.

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Hilarious article from the Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) himself. Here's what he had to say about Joel Siegel (Good Morning America film critic) after Siegel exited his movie after 40 minutes.

 

 

 

So last night, at a press screening of ?Clerks II? in New York City, ?Good Morning America? movie critic Joel Siegel decided he?d had enough of my shenanigans, and walked out of the flick at the forty minute mark. You?d imagine this would bother me, and yet, I?m as delighted by this news as I was with the eight minute standing ovation ?Clerks II? received in Cannes.

 

I mean, it?s Joel Siegel, for Christ?s sake. As Paul Thomas Anderson once said of the man, getting a bad review from Siegel is like a badge of honor. This is the guy who stole his mustachioed critic shtick from Gene Shalit years ago, and still refuses to give it back. This is a guy who seemingly prides himself on being ?punny? - that is, he likes to add his own nyuk-nyuk wordplay into the reviews he writes/gives.

 

For ?Pirates 2″, he made us all titter with ?Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Fun?.

 

For Pixar?s lastest, he made us squeal with delight when he wrote ?Wheelie Good Time for ?Cars??.

 

Can you believe he somehow not only made us laugh, but also think, when he challenged our perception with ?X-Men? Fails to X-cite??

 

I mean, Fozzy f***ing Bear laughs at this guy (AT, mind you, not WITH).

 

So while I feel like my life will be a little bleaker now that I?ll never know what pun Joel would?ve dug deeply into his comedic well to produce for ?Clerks II? (??Clerks II?? More like ?Jerks, Too?!?), I?ve gotta admit that I?m relieved somebody was finally offended by the flick - enough to head for the exit less than an hour in. I was beginning to think I was losing my touch.

 

I can?t fault Mr. Siegel for feeling ?revolted? (his producer?s description of Joel?s reaction) by our flick; in truth, there is a donkey show in it, and I recognize that brand of whimsy might not be for everybody. Film appreciation is very subjective, and maybe Joel just isn?t into ass-to-mouth conversations.

 

However, I CAN fault him for the manner in which he left the screening.

 

Apparently, rather than quietly exit, both Joel and his Cum-Catcher (my slang for the fancy kind of mustache he sports) made a big stink about walking out, calling as much attention to himself as possible, and being generally pretty disruptive.

 

Check this sh*t out: roughly forty minutes into the flick, when Randal orders up the third act donkey show, Siegel bellowed to his fellow critics ?Time to go!'? and ?This is the first movie I?ve walked out of in 30 f***ing years!'?

 

Now, I don?t need Joel Siegel to suck my dick the way he apparently sucks M. Night?s, gushing over his flick before he?s even seen it; but sh*t, man - how about a little common f***ing courtesy?

Never mind the fact that when you?re paid to watch movies for a living and the only tasks required of you are to a) sit through said movies and b) write your thoughts about them before your deadline, walking out before a movie?s over is pretty unprofessional. Never mind the fact that the scene he was offended by (the ordering of the donkey show), with its (misleading) crude references is only the set-up to a third act pay-off that is a true bait-and-switch from where Joel?s imagination went (and if you?ve already seen the flick, you KNOW what I?m talking about). Never mind that this dude is so straight-laced in his tastes and hyperbolic in his praise that when The Onion took a poke at Joel, I was almost unsure whether it was a joke or not?

 

You never? NEVER disrupt a movie, simply because you don?t like it.

 

Cardinal rule of movie-going: shut your f***ing mouth while the movie?s playing. They even ask you to do so in the pre-show run-up to every flick (?Cell phones and pagers off, no talking during the show?). This guy went beyond talking, even; he was making a spectacle of himself as he left. I?ve now spoken to three folks in attendance last night, and all have said that Siegel WANTED everyone to know how disgusted he was, and that he was leaving. If you want to share your displeasure with everyone, that?s fine, dude; just do it AFTER the movie, not during. Some folks were enjoying themselves. I don?t come down to your job and slap the taste out of your mouth for coming up with a line like ??Shark Tale? Is a Halibut Good Time?; so don?t f*** with my stuff WHILE IT?S STILL SCREENING.

 

sh*t, Joel, I know you like being on camera and all, but was it so difficult to not be the center of attention for 40 minutes that you just had to sparkle, Neely, sparkle-it up for your peers instead of showing them a little goddamn courtesy by leaving the theater the way most people do, either during or after the picture: quietly? What are you, a twelve year old boy, cutting loose with your pals at a Friday night screening of ?Scary Movie 4″ while your parents are in a theater down the hall watching ?The Devil Wears Prada?? Leave the diva-like behavior and drama-queen antics to the movie stars, not the movie reviewer, ya? rude-ass prick.

 

It makes me laugh to think that, had Joel stayed ?til the end (like any good critic would for any movie they?re paid to watch), he would?ve seen that we weren?t going where he seemed to think we were going. But apparently, Joel took a cue from his own ?Poseiden? review, in which he wrote ?Audiences today wouldn?t stand for an hour of exposition before the flood hit. In fact, they wouldn?t stand; they?d walk out.? Well, Magnum (y?know - because of the mustache), I guess you?re a member of that same audience that can?t stand exposition.

 

Look, I don?t hate the guy. sh*t, I?m glad he survived his fairly recent bout with cancer. But his behavior in that screening was unconscionable and professionally unethical, not to mention childishly disruptive. And while I might get laughed at for saying this? well, I just expected more from Joel Siegel.

 

*sigh*

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If you a Smith Fan Boy(Myself), go see it, you'll love it.

 

If you're in the anti - Smith camp, this movie will not make you a convert.

 

It's a brilliant film, from my perspective, but I can see why some wouldn't be as enthused.

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