Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Kevin Smith, 2008)

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Kevin Smith, 2008)

#1 Post by Antoine Doinel » Fri May 30, 2008 8:13 am

Here's the unfunny teaser.

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#2 Post by luridedith » Fri May 30, 2008 9:58 am

Ugh... painful. The characters seem less human than Juno. Seth Rogen's Kevin Smith impression is embarrassing - why didn't Smith just play the role himself instead of casting a younger, poor man's version? Elizabeth Banks is the new Jessica Biel - absolutely no charisma or appeal what so ever. Let's just hope its a bad teaser that was thrown together at the last minute.

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#3 Post by Antoine Doinel » Fri May 30, 2008 10:08 am

I think Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks can be absolutely hilarious, but the real crime here is Kevin Smith's writing. His "dirty=funny" mentality combined with a complete lack of timing to know how to make a dirty joke actually funny is what makes their entire exchange so boring.

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 30, 2008 1:18 pm

luridedith wrote:Elizabeth Banks is the new Jessica Biel - absolutely no charisma or appeal what so ever.
Has anyone ever been so wrong on this board before?

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#5 Post by Barmy » Fri May 30, 2008 3:56 pm

that teaser was boringz

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#6 Post by luridedith » Fri May 30, 2008 8:21 pm

domino harvey wrote:Has anyone ever been so wrong on this board before?
Sorry but I find her so boring it hurts.

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#7 Post by AWA » Sat May 31, 2008 3:24 am

Man, if that was the teaser one can only imagine how terrible the rest of the film is. Holy crap was that bad.

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#9 Post by chaddoli » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:05 pm

Kevin Smith wrote:...since the teaser didn’t contain any footage from the actual flick...
This is at least hopeful.

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#10 Post by sonicstooge » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:04 am

Does anyone even care that Kevin Smith is making another movie? He obviously hit his peak with Jersey Girl.

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#11 Post by moviscop » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:05 am

sonicstooge wrote:Does anyone even care that Kevin Smith is making another movie? He obviously hit his peak with Jersey Girl.
2nd that.

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#12 Post by Antoine Doinel » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:19 pm

The film is having trouble securing an R-rating.

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#13 Post by jbeall » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:03 am

sonicstooge wrote:Does anyone even care that Kevin Smith is making another movie? He obviously hit his peak with Jersey Girl.
He peaked with Clerks. Chasing Amy wasn't too bad, either, but Kevin shoulda gone back to the comic book shop for good awhile back. Of course, once I hit the 'submit' button, I'm ensuring that Smith will beat me up in effigy at the end of his next movie. Yay, I'll be famous!

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#14 Post by Joe Buck » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:23 am

I hated, hated, hated Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and figured he had it. I held off seeing Jersey Girl for the longest time, but found a used copy for $3 and bought it just for the extra features where he visited some local landmarks near me. Turns out Jersey Girl wasn't as bad as they say. I thought it was a cute little film, and I like George Carlin as the dad. Maybe I'm a sap.

I must say, I enjoyed Clerks II very much. I thought he really hit that one out of the park. This new thing.....well, there's not much to go on so far, but that teaser was embarrassingly unfunny. Meh. The trailer would have to be pretty damn good for me to want to spend money to see it.

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#15 Post by Orphic Lycidas » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:25 am

jbeall wrote: Chasing Amy wasn't too bad...
What are you talking about? Chasing Amy was a GREAT movie! If only because it taught me that if you're persistent enough gay people can change.

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#16 Post by jbeall » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:37 am

Orphic Lycidas wrote:
jbeall wrote: Chasing Amy wasn't too bad...
What are you talking about? Chasing Amy was a GREAT movie! If only because it taught me that if you're persistent enough gay people can change.
Yeah, but she changes back at the end. If the movie was more realistic, true love would have cured her of her gayness forever.

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#17 Post by Joe Buck » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:12 pm

I don't mind Amy but Joey Adams gives me a headache.

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#18 Post by Tom Hagen » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:53 pm

Kevin Smith is battling with the MPAA to prevent the dreaded NC-17.

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#19 Post by tavernier » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:06 pm

Tom Hagen wrote:Kevin Smith is battling with the MPAA to prevent the dreaded NC-17.
Already posted. ^^

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#20 Post by Belmondo » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:13 pm

Antoine Doinel wrote:The film is having trouble securing an R-rating.
If we had a rating system that worked, all Kevin Smith movies would be rated NA-17, meaning no one OVER 17 would be admitted and filmmaker and audience could share a couple of hours of quality time while we are elsewhere in the multiplex watching high class adult entertainment such as "The Love Guru".

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#21 Post by Tom Hagen » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:08 pm

The film gets the commercial kiss of death. Appeal pending.

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#22 Post by Antoine Doinel » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:18 pm

Yawn. The studio will milk this "controversy" for a couple of weeks (or months it seems, since I posted a similar story back in June), get some nice free publicity out of it, make the cuts the MPAA wants and then put all that stuff back in "The Edition They Didn't Want You To See" version. Whatever.
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#23 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:21 pm

It'll probably end up being "The Movie You Didn't Want to See" anyway.

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#24 Post by jbeall » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:14 pm

Tom Hagen wrote:The film gets the commercial kiss of death. Appeal pending.
The photo in that article told me all I need to see. Seth Rogen dresses up as Kevin Smith to fulfill the latter's fanboy fantasy of sleeping with a woman who's too good-looking to be in his league. How original.

I know it's been repeated ad nauseam on these boards, but jesus, Kevin Smith is a hack.

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#25 Post by swo17 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:34 pm

The merits of the current rating system are certainly questionable, but the fact that Kevin Smith continues to push the envelope and then act shocked and surprised that explicit sexual material will earn him an NC-17 doesn't speak well to his deductive reasoning skills. He's like the little kid that won't stop touching the hot stove--both because he doesn't learn his lesson, and because he makes films like a child with burnt hands.

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