(0 children) Because of a romantic attachment to the theater experience, for one. Most directors would take it as an insult if you didn’t have enough confidence in their movie to release to theaters, even if it’s a limited run/arthouse thing. Second, if you made a good movie, it’ll make money in theaters, and to a lot of industry people, they’d attack him for not putting it out in theaters. Third, movies, and sometimes especially Kevin’s, are best seen in with friends, and no one has to play host at the theater so you can still see it even if none of your friends has a big screen and 5.1 surround. http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/2hskmz/kevin_smith_secures_financing_for_clerks_3/
What was the best film you saw this week? (9/22/14 – 9/28/14)
3. Please post your favorite film of last week. 4. http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/2hpk51/what_was_the_best_film_you_saw_this_week_92214/
David Fincher on meeting to direct EPISODE 7: “I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves (C-3PO/R2-D2) who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters’ folly, the ultimate folly of man. I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it’s gone by Return of the Jedi.”David Fincher on meeting to direct EPISODE 7: “I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves (C-3PO/R2-D2) who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters’ folly, the ultimate folly of man. I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it’s gone by Return of the Jedi.”
He changed the story outline for Jedi and we had a kind of mutual parting of the ways, because I just didn’t want to do another attack on the Death Star. The original story outline that we had for the third film I thought would have been great. It was darker and it ended up with Luke riding off into the sunset, metaphorically, on his own. http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/2hs8rz/david_fincher_on_meeting_to_direct_episode_7_i/
New on Netflix instant for October 2014.
It seems unlikely with these numbers that it will get anywhere near recuperating that cost. With the moderate buzz at festivals and online that the film had, plus Kevin Smith’s large and quite loyal fan base, how did this film perform so poorly at the box office? http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/2hrxn1/kevin_smith_tweets_that_tusk_is_gasping_for_air/
Kevin Smith tweets that Tusk is “gasping for air” at theatres. Considering his significant fan base, how has the film failed at the box office?
To draw a comparison, it is as if Vanilla Sky had a baby with Enter the Void and that baby was delivered by David Fincher. I can’t wait to watch this again, and I hope some of you here on /r/movies do, too! If you do let me know what you think! Edit: As /u/sdga92 pointed out below, I’m referring to Stay (2005) and the one being added to Netflix is Stay (2013). All my points stand, though, and if you haven’t seen the one I was talking about, definitely do yourself a favor and try and find it, just not on Netflix! http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/2hpsax/new_on_netflix_instant_for_october_2014/