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July 24, 2006



>And if Woody Allen thinks that>even for one nanosecond we buy >that Tea Leoni could be his ex->wife then it’s time for the >Woodman to move to that gated >Leisure World community in West >Palm Beach, Florida. LOL and agreed! But to know his real-life situation almost makes you think anything is possible!-dan kelley


I never liked that kind of comedy. I do like comedy. One of my favorite TV shows that I watch occasionally is "My name is Earl" that show makes me laugh.

Jennifer R

I liked the movie, but I did think it was odd that it ended on the note that it did. Unfortunately, I can't say more without spoiling and getting lynched for it.

Beth Ciotta

“…twisted Kevin Smith wisdom…” That’s the thing that intrigues me about his films. That, and the rhythm of his writing. I wasn’t sure why I was so enamored with CHASING AMY until I read it in screenplay form. The rhythm. It’s in all of his work along with the “twisted wisdom”. I’ve read some reviews of CLERKS 2 and I’m sure I’ll blush and gasp through 90% of it as I have with all the Kevin Smith films I’ve seen (missed JERSEY GIRL), but I’m still planning on seeing it. No doubt I’ll walk away with the same feeling as you because I do get ‘age appropriate’. Still, as you said, he’s "the man".


hmmmm...I quite liked Clerks II and its real life lunacy, and bought into the clerks 'growing up' as it were - but I never really thought of them as 'losers' until reading what you said - and there's some truth to that...though I didn't get sense the boys/men were being portrayed as younger than they were...nevertheless, now I'm hmmmming...


I think Smith agrees with you. One of the reasons he made Clerks 2 was that he promised to Jay Mewes that if he could stay clean for a year, he'd do another movie with Jay and Silent Bob.


Smith has also publicaly stated that this was the last and final Jay and Silent Bob/ new jersey film. his next is a comedic space opera, a sort of hybrid Flash Gordon/ Jay and Sielent Bob in Space.


There's much truth in what you write about age appropriateness in comedy. A late episode of The Golden Girls had 50-ish Blanche (Rue McClanahan) thrilled over the arrival of college spring break in Miami and eagerly making plans to buy new tee shirts for the wet tee shirt contests. I know one of the series' goals was to make it clear that sexuality doesn't end at forty, but...ewwwwwwwww!

Mike McCann

>>But Bob Hope putting on a Beatles wig and chasing Ann Jillian around at 60 was pathetic.Was that when Bob or Ann was 60?Sadly, with Bob gone, how can Ann find a job?


(Now that I've finally gotten around to seeing the film...)//It’s one thing to see goofball foul mouthed sex crazed slackers at 18, but if they’re still doing that shit after 30 it’s just plain sad. They ARE losers.//To me, that seemed to be the entire point of the film. They're starting to realize that the best years of their lives have already passed, and they were stuck behind a counter. I can understand how one would find their antics no longer amusing, but I think, given the nature of the story, it worked.//All I ask is that he learns from Dante and Randall and moves on himself.//I, too, hope he moves on to projects outside of the "Askewniverse". Not because I'm sick of the characters, but because I felt that this was a fitting, full-circle conclusion to the saga. (And a much more worthy ending than the amusing but far-from-great "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back".)


Regarding Marti's comments about "The Golden Girls." In a sense, that bit about Blanche and the wet t-shirt contests works in that it's consistent with Blanche's character: she excels at deluding herself that she's still young, despite being in her 50s. At the same time, though, it does reflect the show's tendency to go over the top in its later years. It was fine that Rose, in the beginning, had a childlike sensibility about her, but by the last season or so, when they had her talking about being under her bed, playing with her dolls, it was just too much. That show's equivalent of the overwriting Ken talks about.


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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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