Andrew wrote:Sounds like a fun night. I would've rolled my eyes at the weed question, because to be honest I'm a bit sick of him talking about it. Don't get me wrong, the fact he chooses to partake neither bothers nor upsets me, but it's getting to the point where he's either just constantly wanting to brag about it or his short term memory is well and truly fried and he's not aware just how often he mentions it. It comes up a lot in the podcasts whatever the case may be, and it's getting a bit tiresome.
Andrew wrote:I have found my Kevin Smith fanaticism ebbing a little in recent months. I still enjoy the movies and think he did some fine work there, and I'm still interested in the podcasts, but I find myself not being quite as big a fan as I once was.
badreligionau wrote:I'm currently reading Widening Gyre and I've also read the first issue of the Bionic Man and Quiver. I really want to read Cacophony as well (I know it preceeds Widening Gyre, but I heard about Gyre before it, so I picked it up).
Oznogrd wrote:To me as I was rewatching, Clerks and Chasing Amy are still his strongest showings. They were original, different, told stories that weren't being told at the time. As much as I like the ideas behind Dogma, at my more older age im not sitting here nodding in agreement, smiling, and laughing my ass off for the entirety like i used to. The performances and premise are still great, but its not resonating as much as it used to. Mallrats is still as stupid as I remember but does have it's good lines. Thats just the very basic breakdown.
I think the fanaticism is waning for Kev because the last time he did something different and original was 1995. Plus, having his hand in so many pockets (all that smodco stuff on top of everything else in hollywood he still works/consults on) I think might be spreading him thinner than he thinks. Once again, not to say i dont enjoy his humor or his lines will not always be a part of my psyche (See custom title for one example)..but in this world of "what have you done lately?" its hard to hold him up against some of the other influential people in Hollywood.
badreligionau wrote:I've actually met people who like Kevin Smith movies, but refuse to watch Clerks because it's in black and white. It kind of boggles my mind because out of all his movies, it really is the most timeless one. And while Mallrats is one of my favourites (the escalator scene is still hilarious), it's probably the most dated out of the lot.
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