Sunday, February 2, 2014

Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell (2012)

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson

Writers: Kevin Smith

Composer: Daniel Sternbaum

Starring: Kevin Smith

More info: IMDb

Plot: Writer-director-comedian Kevin Smith conducts a riotous and outrageous Q & A session about the aftermath of his film Red State. His antics angered movie bloggers at the Sundance Film Festival and attracted the ire of Christian fundamentalists.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? No.

I REALLY Liked RED STATE (2011) and I really like Kevin Smith and his films, so, you know, that's how I got to this.  It's nothing more than Smith on a stage in front of an enthusiastic audience fielding questions and giving anecdotes about his experiences in creating, filming and the aftermath of the picture, particularly when it came to the real life religious nutters that inspired him to write it.  Like all of these Q&A films he puts out, it's fun.  This one is just Smith going solo and there aren't as many laughs as the others but then again, we're sticking to one topic and it is an interesting one at that.  Smith fucking LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to talk.  Unless my math is off, he spent nearly 90 minutes answering just four questions.  Last year I had the opportunity to see him interviewed and he spent a solid twenty minutes on one question.  He answered it in the first minute but continued to ramble about damn near everything for the rest.  It was no surprise to find out he has five weekly podcasts.  This man loves to hear himself talk...but then I love to hear it, too.

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