Here's a link to my Q&A with the always entertaining Kevin Smith about his new movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno, which ran in today's paper. I was planning on posting some of the excised bits here on the blog, such as his story about how he had to convince Jason Mewes to go the full monty in the film. But I'd have to censor it so much it would be incomprehensible.
By the way, if you're a fan of Smith, be sure to check out his new concert DVD Sold Out: A Threevening With Kevin Smith, which catches him at his best (and most profane) form, including a long, absolutely hilarious retelling of how he ended up playing a small role in Live Free or Die Hard. Good stuff.
Tuesday Oct. 28
RocknRolla (2008): Remember how critics (including myself) essentially wrote off Guy Ritchie after his last film Revolver? Well, we were wrong. Really, really wrong. (Opens Friday).
Role Models (2008): Further proof, as if any more were needed, that schlocky, lowbrow comedies are always funnier when they are rated R. This one made me laugh harder than any movie I've seen since The 40 Year-Old Virgin. Every scene Jane Lynch appears in is pure gold. (Opens Nov. 7)
*Adaptation (2002): Watched this one again in preparation for next week's screening of Synecdoche, New York, which marks Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut. Adaptation was my favorite movie of 2002, and I think it may now have earned a spot on my list of top ten favorite movies of all time. Every viewing leaves me as exhilarated as I felt the first time I saw it at the Sony screening room in New York City, after which I took my friend LeeAnne Rowe to lunch and talked relentlessly about the film for the next couple of hours. LeeAnne, if you happen to read this: How the hell are ya?