Another old post I’m bringing over. This one is from April 21, 2011 and talks about Kevin Smith’s movie ‘Red State’. As always, commentary in (italics)
So some people might now I have had a little infatuation with Kevin Smith over the years. Not like a “oh holy hell I love that fat man” but more of a “oh holy hell I love that fat mans work” From when I first saw Mallrats on VHS as a kid to seeing Clerks II down in San Diego with by buddy Sean I have been a loyal fan of his work. Though it should be noted I have not seen Cop Out or any of his Interview movies past the first one. I have however seen ‘Jay and Silent Bob do Degrasi’. (this is still true, I suck)
I mildly follow him online and his company View Askew through my google reader (Oh how I miss RSS readers being a thing that I liked to use. I know ‘you still could John!’ but it’s not the same.), but I generally only skim the posts. They often come in 2-5 posts at once, are generally long and full of shit I don’t care about. This one however caught my attention:
“Red State” Recoups Budget BEFORE Release!
RLY. Check out their post about it here.
I guess Red State only took $4 million to make, Kevin made it outside the studios through investors and such and it has ALREADY made it’s budget back and paid back it’s investors. And it’s not even in theaters yet! This is pretty frickin’ awesome. This pretty much means that no matter what it does upon theatrical release it is a success story.
Remind me next time Kevin Smith calls me to invest in a movie I say yes, and not “Kevin who? The Clerks guy? Really? You haven’t had a heart attack yet you fat bastard?” (this joke seems really in bad taste since he did have a heart attack this year, but he lived!)
Until then, I leave you with this.
- Kevin Smith’s ‘Red State’ Already in the Black (moviefone.com)
- ‘Red State’ Officially In The Black, Screens For Quentin Tarantino (slashfilm.com)
- Kevin Smith Auctions Memorabilia to Pay for ‘Red State’ (moviefone.com)
- Kevin Smith auctions off film props to pay for ‘Red State’ (popwatch.ew.com)
- Kevin Smith’s Red State Experiment Has Already Paid for Itself (nytimes.com)
Wait, this isn’t a movie review! I never even WATCHED Red State! This is just a “news” report about something I saw online. WHAT THE HELL MAN! I saw this on my old site and thought “I don’t remember seeing this movie, but I guess I did, I mean I must have! I wrote a review for it!” NOPE.
I’m leaving this under reviews. Why? Cause you can’t make me change it and I already put it there. Moving it would mean I have to click on the categories table right over there and move it, then do more stuff. UGGHH.
Also, listen to our episode all about Kevin Smith!