In the Court of Kevin Smith

In this week’s MSN DVD column, I try to make sense of the strange things Kevin Smith has been doing — the tantrums over reviews, the tweaking of the Hollywood system, the calculated shift from filmmaking into podcasting and building his online empire.

Basically, Kevin Smith, who in the last decade has become something of a cult figure, made a movie about a different sort of cult figure and found a way to get people to pay ridiculous sums of money to watch it in his presence, all the while re-affirming his status as the One Man They Can Trust In The Business.

Kinda culty, right?

Here’s the NOW interview I did with Smith back in August, when he brought “Red State” to Toronto. I dunno, you tell me.

One thought on “In the Court of Kevin Smith”

  1. Never been a fan of Smith. Even his alleged best films I find unwatchable. His recent behavior and flagrant hypocrisy don’t endear him to me as a person either.

    Unrelated note: The second season of V wasn’t truncated, per se. The show was only picked up for a 10-episode second season. It has a beginning, middle and end. It was a stupid, stupid show, but the series finale is gloriously campy and filled with hilarious fan-service moments.

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