Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Clerks II...Pick or Pan?

Movie critic Joel Siegel has walked out on the press screening of Kevin Smith's Clerks II, the sequel to that film school favorite/underground classic Clerks:

In the scene that sent Siegel to the exit, the characters graphically discuss hiring a woman to perform sexual favors on a donkey. Siegel told Page Six: "It was so foul and mean and repulsive. I finally realized I could not say anything positive . . . I wasn't ready for this kind of smut . . . I hope he doesn't make any more movies."

After Clerks, I think Smith's only decent flick is Chasing Amy, with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back being actually quite ghastly. On the other hand, if he can't scare a few people out of the theatre, then Smith's not brought his A game.

I shall wait therefore before passing judgment.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

There was another issue in the news recently that I thought you would have picked up on given your exotic tastes BCL. Not some sleazy movie that no one cares about, but a new political party in a trendy, leftish Euroland country that Canadian Libs like to hold up as a model of progressivity. I'm talking of course of the Dutch government's decision to permit a new political party dedicated to the promotion and legalization of paedophilia. Among the platform initiatives are: legalization of child porn; lowering the age of consent to 12 I believe; legalizing sex with animals.

Sounds like stuff any real progressive Liberal could go for. So when will the Libs get with it and pick up on this, get Ashley over there to check it out.

bigcitylib said...

A sleazy movie noone cares about? Sonny, when Clerks came out in 1994 (I think it was), it constituted a min-revolution in Indie cinema. Here was a guy who could make a funny movie for absolutely nothing! A whole generation of film students was inspired.

As for the other stuff, I think you were calling me a pedophile last week. This week I figured you'd be calling me an anti-semite. Did you have trouble with the spelling?

Anonymous said...

No, Pops, paedophile can be spelled with or without the 'a'.

bigcitylib said...

The term appears to be close to your heart. You want my shrinks phone number?

Anonymous said...

I am a shrink, how do you think I recognized your condition.

bigcitylib said...

Really? So you probably use cigars in all sorts of different ways.

redserge said...

Lusting after Rosario Dawson doesn't qualify for paedophelia... But those love notes to Harpor sure makes anonymous look a little loopy.