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Old November 1 2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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Kevin Smith Reveals "Red State" Poster!

I've been excited for Kevin Smith's upcoming horror film "Red State". Not only because it will be Kev's first attempt at a horror movie but because of the interesting subject matter that he's planning to tackle. The first time I had read or heard anything about the movie was back just before he did "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (which I have felt was one of his best well rounded films overall) where he hoped to do "Red State" next but ended up surprising everyone and directing "Cop Out" which ultimately enabled him to get the capital needed for "Red State". Here is the teaser poster and the log line for the fim.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=71309

"Red State" is about a group of misfits who encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in middle America, and stars:

Michael Parks, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Michael Anagarano, Kyle Gallner (Bart Allen from Smallville), Steven Root, and Kevin Pollak.
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Old November 1 2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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Wow. Mocking and/or demonizing fundamentalist, middle-American Christians. How brave and edgy of him.

(For the record, I'm Catholic and found "Dogma" entertaining back in the day. But it was sort of original back then. How many of these "Christians suck!" movies really need to be made? )
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Old November 1 2010, 04:53 PM   #3
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Re: Kevin Smith Reveals "Red State" Poster!

This has been planned for a long time and I'm not sure that mocking would be the term I would use to describe this rather than attempting to use a horror movie to make a social commentary on this subject and I seriously doubt that Kevin thinks he's being "brave".
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Old November 1 2010, 07:03 PM   #4
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Looks great. Can't wait to check it out.
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Old November 1 2010, 07:07 PM   #5
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Melissa Leo from Homicide? Yay!
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Old November 1 2010, 07:14 PM   #6
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Wow. Mocking and/or demonizing fundamentalist, middle-American Christians. How brave and edgy of him.

How many of these "Christians suck!" movies really need to be made? )
As long as fundamentalists keep sucking, I guess.
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Old November 1 2010, 07:18 PM   #7
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"Red State" is about a group of misfits who encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in middle America...

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Sounds like the plot from "Harvest"
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Old November 2 2010, 02:56 AM   #8
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Smith has been coasting on fumes since at least "Jersey Girl." Like everything he's done for the past ten or so years, I don't see this making much money. You'll get a few people grousing about the subject matter, a couple of people will point out that he'd never have the guts to do this kind of movie about fundamentalist Islam and then the film will vanish.
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Old November 2 2010, 03:40 AM   #9
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Smith is a film-maker I almost always enjoy, so long as he's not trying too hard to be funny as I think he did with J&SBSB and maybe Clerks 2. But when he gets his focus he can knock out a good movie. Dogma is one of my more favorite movies ever.

This movie looks interesting and, I think, timely given some of the currently political climate we have.
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Old November 2 2010, 05:29 AM   #10
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How many of these "Christians suck!" movies really need to be made?
As many as it takes until they're no longer a threat to American liberty.
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Old November 2 2010, 05:31 AM   #11
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Stephen Root? I'm in.
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Old November 2 2010, 05:34 AM   #12
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For the record, I'm Catholic
So is Kevin Smith, actually.

And I believe this is NOT his first horror film. Although it may be the first one he wrote.
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Old November 2 2010, 01:25 PM   #13
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You're thinking of Cop Out, right?
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Old November 2 2010, 04:15 PM   #14
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^ No, Vulgar I think it was called.
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Old November 2 2010, 04:49 PM   #15
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Smith is a film-maker I almost always enjoy, so long as he's not trying too hard to be funny as I think he did with J&SBSB and maybe Clerks 2. But when he gets his focus he can knock out a good movie. Dogma is one of my more favorite movies ever.
Yeah, but Dogma is now eleven years old and, since then, he hasn't made a single good movie, despite releasing more than five films. That's a hell of a dry spell.

I think the guy had talent and potential. He may still have potential. But it seems as if he really said all he had to say in his first four movies and, for one reason or another (and, ironically, not unlike his 'hero' George Lucas), never bothered to grow as a filmmaker after tasting early success and acclaim.

Maybe he can turn things around but I think it's going to take going back to the indies and eschewing warmed over genre crap.
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