Kevin Smith had suffered a major heart attack earlier this week, but fans attacked actor Chris Pratt for offering prayers for his recovery.
On Monday this week (February 26th), Pratt had taken to Twitter to offer his thoughts after learning that Smith had suffered a “widow-maker” heart attack, speaking about how inspiring he had found the Clerks film-maker’s work.
“Kevin we don’t know each other too good but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer. Can you please pray with me people!?” Pratt had tweeted.
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He collapsed after his first show over the weekend.
Kevin Smith suffered a serious health scare this week following his improv show, where he was rushed to hospital after collapsing from a heart attack. He was performing in Glendale, California at the time, apparently doing a show called Hollywood Babble-On with Ralph Garman at Hollywood Improv.
Kevin Smith at the TV Advocacy Awards
Amazingly, the 47-year-old - who is best known as one half of the Jay and Silent Bob duo from films such as 'Clerks' and 'Mallrats' - still seems in good spirits despite his near death experience. He revealed on social media the extent of the incident, which was a result of a blockage in his left anterior descending artery.
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The 'Mallrats' director called out an Instagram user who left a vile comment on his 17-year-old daughter’s page.
Director Kevin Smith has responded to an internet troll who attacked his 17-year-old daughter Harley Quinn Smith on Instagram. Smith posted a lengthly message to the troll after sharing a screencap of a comment Harley Quinn had received where a man told her, “I sincerely hope you end up like Lindsay Lohan and dead.”
Kevin Smith and daughter Harley Quinn Smith
His explicit comment also referred to Smith’s upcoming movie Yoga Hosers as "s***t" and called the teenager “cancer”. Posting the screen cap Smith wrote: “What it's like to be my daughter: 17 year old @harleyquinnsmith received this message simply for the heinous crime of posting a pic of herself on Instagram.
Kevin Smith posing alone and with Jennifer Schwalbach Smith at the premiere of the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters. Kevin is seen wearing his original Ghostbusters T Shirt. The premiere was held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th July 2016
Phin Cooper is a dedicated BMX dirt jumper whose only dream is to become a world-class professional stunt performer. While he has the skills, the energy and the devotion to the sport to get him where he wants to be, his attitude is still somewhat lacking. He wants to compete in the Heroes Of Dirt BMXing competition coming up in Boston, but no sooner has he begun preparing than he finds himself arrested for persistent trespassing, damaging city property and running (or riding) from the cops. The court orders 300 hours of community service; every afternoon for 45 days he must perform cleaning duties at a local youth center. However, it's there he meets a troubled kid named Blue, who Phin takes under his wing and introduces to the world of BMX riding. With a clearer vision of his future, Phin is ready to take his new friend to the top with him.
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The clip of Cage as ‘Superman’ back in 1997 comes from documentary, ‘The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?’
Back in the 1990s Batman director Tim Burton signed on to direct a new Superman movie penned by Mallrats writer and comic book enthusiast Kevin Smith and starring Nicolas Cage, but sadly the film never made it to the big screen. Now Superman Lives, the man of steel’s adventure which failed to take off, is once again being resurrected, this time in a doc exploring why the film never got off the ground.
Footage of Nicolas Cage testing a Superman suit is making waves online.
The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened? features interviews and unseen footage which explain the story of what the film was intended to be and why it never happened. But one piece of footage unearthed in the doc has already sent the internet into a frenzy, as it shows Nicolas Cage testing out a superman costume.
'Mallbrats' is likely to be Kevin Smith's next project.
Kevin Smith has revealed that the sequel to comedy movie Mallrats will be titled Mallbrats. The director has taken to Facebook with an image of the screenplay's cover page and a message to fans.
Kevin Smith will begin shooting his Mallrats sequel Mallbrats
"It's mall or nothing!" Smith wrote. "20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends, new jokes and a bloody battle with Stan Lee! This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here."
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A sequel to 'Mallrats' is in the works, director Kevin Smith announced on Thursday (12th March).
Kevin Smith has announced there will be a sequel to Mallrats. Mallrats, the 1995 romantic comedy which starred Smith, Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty and Jeremy London, was a prequel to the 1994 film Clerks. The films both flopped at the box office but have since achieved cult status.
Kevin Smith has announced a sequel to Mallrats is in the works.
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Richard Linklater is well known in the film industry as one of the stand out names in indie movie making. Responsible for a wide variety of films including the decade spanning romance 'Before Sunset' (and its sequels), music fuelled comedy 'School Of Rock', social misfit drama 'Slacker', and innovative animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', Linklater has inspired a generation of filmmakers and scooped two Oscar nominations and numerous film festival awards along the way. After 21 years, this Texas born innovator is still thoroughly impressing, his latest project 'Boyhood' having caused a stir for its unique quality of having been filmed over thirteen years. Just what will he do next?
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Despite an interesting premise and plenty of gross-out moments, 'Tusk' never quite fulfils its own potential.
The idea for Kevin Smith's new horror movie Tusk starring Justin Long was born from a podcast and most critics agree that it should have remained in its infancy. Long plays a podcast who is targeted by a sadistic killer while attempting to land an interview with a misanthropic adventurer - an original idea for sure, but Tusk never fulfils its potential.
"There's too much forced winking in it; everything is a goof, a lark, a Smith-style in-joke for the in-crowd," said Stephanie Zacharek of Village Voice.
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Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith are teaming up with their daughters for the second movie in Smith's "True North Trilogy". But what do we know about it so far?
After a run of poorly received films that have dented Johnny Depp’s reputation as a box-office magnet, the Hollywood superstar must be keen to move onto pastures anew. For his newest venture, Depp has teamed up with cult filmmaker Kevin Smith in a high-concept action movie based around the exploits of a pair of teen yoga fanatics and their fight against evil spirits. Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn will take the lead roles whilst Depp will co-star in the curiously entitled project, Yoga Hosers.
In recent years, Depp's box-office status has tailed off after some poor performances.
Set in rural Canada, Smith has written the film and will direct it when it begins production. The story will follow the two girls as they battle a mysterious and ancient evil that threatens a planned party by rising from the underground, penetrating through a spiritual netherworld to usurp the two girl’s weekend plans to attend the coolest party in town. It will mark the second venture by Smith in a trilogy of films, nicknamed the “True North Trilogy” set in the vast and spacious Canadian countryside. The first, Tusk, is currently scheduled to do the rounds in the Autumnal film festival circuit and features largely the same cast as Yoga Hosers. Harley Quinn and Lily Rose also appear in Tusk in roles that are synonymous with Smith’s directorial oeuvre: convenience store clerks. For Yoga Hosers, however, the girl will take on much more pro-active roles.
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