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  • Next month’s Fantastic Four #587 will see the end of the first family of superheroes, the series, and will take at least one of the team’s lives. Which member will take their last breath, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, or the Thing? My money is on the Human Torch. Place your bets below, then come back next month as we take a closer look at which hero bites the dust.
  • ?It is great to hear Kevin Smith talk about his upcoming (and unconventional) horror film Red State. The passion he is putting into the project is really shining through. And I’m glad that he is back to making something he cares about after the dreadfully boring Cop Out and the letdown that was Zack and Miri. I just wish the trailer for Red State was better. It doesn’t give me a lot of hope for the overall piece.
  • It was announced that the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner will be marrying Crystal Harris, a 24 year old Playmate. Apparently he popped the question over the Holidays. I have to ask… why? I mean, seriously, why? Does the 84 year old feel the need to settle down? Did the twins he was dating earlier in the year tire him out that much?
  • We still have another three weeks until Chuck‘s return. In the meanwhile I’ll continue watching all of my favorite 80s action movies. Up next… Die Hard.
  • The movie making simulation Hollywood the Game is gearing up for a new year of movies and session 10 of its popular television simulation. Check out the site and sign up if you are interesting in playing. Head on over to HollywoodtheGame.com
  • True Grit is the best movie of the year. Yeah, I said it. Now go see it if you don’t believe me.
  • Own a car? Than you really should have automobile insurnace. Yeah, I know this has nothing to do with entertainment and it contains a spelling error. Oh well. Can’t win them all.

Tonight, Kevin Smith will have a live Q&A with fans and will be screening his new comedy “Too Fat for 40” on EPIX. You already know who Kevin Smith is, but do you know what EPIX is? It is a joint venture by Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM, and is an online database of movies and original programming. They are trying to merge the experience of a cable TV channel, a VOD series and an online source for movies. some of their current movies include recent movies Ironman, Star Trek, Gamer, and Brothers, classic films including Teen Wolf and Stargate, along with Kevin Smith’s new special, they recently added Louis C.K.’s Hilarious.

EPIX has released two new clips from the special. In the first clip, Kevin Smith talks about working with Seth Rogen and a special request that the actor made to him on the set on Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

In the next clip Kevin Smith talks about Cop Out and shares a story with Bruce Willis.

You can score a two week free trial to EPIX by heading here.

Earlier this week Phasekitty and I were invited to the SmodCastle to preview Kevin Smith’s upcoming EPIX comedy special Too Fat for 40 and to sit down for a Q&A with the man himself. According to Smith, when EPIX approached him with the idea of a comedy special, he jumped at the chance to be like George Carlin for a day and put on his own comedy special. Here is a short clip from special:

If you have seen any of the Evening with Kevin Smith DVDs, than you know the basic drill, Kevin Smith gets up in front of a large live audience to answer their questions and shoot the shit. One thing that sets apart this special from those DVDs is the fact that he spends the whole special answering the first audience member’s question. That is a two hour response to a basic Q&A question with as many tangents and side stories as humanly possible.

Smith knows how to talk to an audience and he isn’t afraid to split very personal details about himself, his family, friends, and people he has worked with. One thing that really struck me about the 20 minute preview of the special is how much new content was apart of it. I’ve seen Smith talk more times that I can count, trekking out to his appearances at Wonder Con and Comic Con over the years and I own all of his Evening With DVDs. He usually repeats his stories pretty often. It has been two years since his last DVD (Kevin Smith: Sold Out – A Threevening with Kevin Smith) and he has a lot of new stories that have been building, including a lot of nuggets about the production of Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.

Too Fat for 40 premieres on EPIX this coming Saturday, October 23rd. Before the comedy special, EPIX is holding a free hour long live interactive Q&A with Kevin Smith. Visitors to the site can submit questions to Smith in real time. For a free two week trial membership of EPIX, head on over here. In addition to the special, on EPIX you can check out hundreds of movies online, included in the mix are Star Trek, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Madea Goes to Jail, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra to name a few.

It is “New DVD Tuesday” and we have an assortment of new and classic movies hitting DVD and Blu-Ray today.

Included in the mix of new movies are; The Runaways, Cop Out, and The Losers. All three are previewed above. One of our contributors, Quantum, saw The Losers while it was in theaters and gave it 3 (out of 5) stars, saying that the flick was a “fun, flashy ride. The story was lacking, and if it weren’t for Chris Evans and Jason Patric, this film wouldn’t have been as fun as it was, the others played it too seriously. A guilty pleasure of a movie, for those who don’t take it too seriously.”

Also out today is Mother, Roger Corman’s Forbidden World, along with two additions to the Criterion Collection, Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes. What will you be buying?

Posted on July 20th, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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