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Mallrats (1995)
Mallrats (1995)
1995 | Comedy
Jay and silent Bob (0 more)
Like the back of a Volkswagen (0 more)
The kid is back on the escalator
  
Mallrats (1995)
Mallrats (1995)
1995 | Comedy
Stan Lee (2 more)
Jay
Silent Bob
Just watched first time I've seen this Im a fan of the jay and silent Bob movies they always have some of the best lines in the movie even when they are not the main characters in the movie. Nice cameo from Stan Lee too overall loved the movie one for a good laugh
  
Dogma (1999)
Dogma (1999)
1999 | Comedy
Now this how you do a film about religion, this film manages to carry a message and ask difficult questions whilst being as funny as hell.
It's very smart and intriguing and having Jay and Silent Bob alongside Damon and Affleck who are all on the top of their game making for a fantastic ensemble cast that also includes Alan Rickman on fine form.
Who's house? Run's House!!
  
Clerks (1994)
Clerks (1994)
1994 | Comedy
CLERKS
Clerks is an indie comedy shot in black and white about dante hicks (Brian O'Halloran) a man reluctantly left in charge of the Quick Stop. His place of work...on his day off! Working with his best friend Randall (Jeff Anderson) at the adjoined video store (when it suits him) who's hate for his job and its customers become problematic for dantes attempt at a customer service a nice guy,
Problems continue as dantes continuous fight with girlfriend veronica and feeble attempts at getting back with his ex caitlyn, not to mention local dealers Jay (jason mewes) and silent Bob (kevin smith).

Released in 1994, and spawning a sequel and multiple spin offs, written and directed by Kevin Smith, CLERKS is a magic cult hit with characters we can all identify ourselves with.
  
Scream 3 (2000)
Scream 3 (2000)
2000 | Horror
The weakest entry in the trilogy
With this third installment in the "Scream" franchise, the expected meta-humour and stabbings have become fairly stale. Sidney Prescott and other recurring characters find themselves in Hollywood, where a killer donning the Ghostface costume is striking again (this time with a far-fetched voice changer that can apparently mimic anyone). This is all going on during the production of a film-within-a-film entitled "Stab 3", a plot element which comes off as more trite than clever. There are plenty of unexpected cameos, from Carrie Fisher and Lance Henriksen to Jay and Silent Bob. The new victims are thinly written, resulting in their inoffensive deaths not being of much emotional consequence, and the finale feels anticlimactic, with a twist that seems to come out of left field. Perhaps if the Columbine High School massacre had never happened, the original vision for "Scream 3" would've been better than what was actually produced.
  
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)
2019 | Comedy
To put it simply, if you're not too keen on anything related to Jay & Silent Bob or Kevin Smith, then this entry is not going to change your mind!

The first film from way back in 2001 was already loveably dumb enough. It's collision of immature humour, social commentary, slapstick silliness and plentiful references to past Kevin Smith projects leant it an awkward charm, and things are no different this time around, with exception of everyone involved looking older.

The plot revolves around the titular duo traveling to Hollywood to stop the reboot of a comic book film featuring characters based on their likenesses (literally the same plot as the first). Cue plenty of remarks about the state of cinema and the unstoppable geyser of reboots/remakes/re-imaginings, followed by an absurd road trip, and everything feels familiar and homely.

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith are just as likable as they every have been as Jay & SB, and the supporting characters, lead by Smith's daughter Harley Quinn, are much the same (although they took a bit longer to grow on me).
There is a veritable plethora of cameos and Clerks call backs peppered throughout, including the likes of Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Hemsworth, Joey Lauren Adams, Melissa Benoist, Val Kilmer, Jason Biggs, Robert Kirkman....the list goes on and on. None of these inclusions feel particularly forced, and everyone seems pretty willing to be a part of the silliness.

The script is a mixed bag of decent gags, meta lines (sometimes a bit too over the top, to the point of almost insulting the audience!), Kevin Smith talking a whole bunch of shit about himself and some genuinely touching moments. Seriously - towards the films climax, I genuinely fretted that i might let out a little sob...
The truth is, I grew up watching films like Clerks, Dogma, Mallrats etc, and whenever a new entry is put out, I remember just how much these niche comedies mean to me. Jay & Silent Bob Reboot fits right in there with the rest of them.

It's not perfect by any means, but this is a film that can pull off Chris Jericho playing a KKK leader, Redman and Method Man giving parenting, whilst still including a lip wobbling tribute to the late Stan Lee (a we'll know fan of Kevin Smith and his work). How can anyone not appreciate that!?
  
Clerks (1994)
Clerks (1994)
1994 | Comedy
Simple (3 more)
Hilarious
Pop Culture discussions
Jay and Silent Bob
I'm not even suppose to be here today!
Here is a film that could have left Kevin Smith in the Quickstop paying off the money he used to make this film, which he accomplished by maxing out credit cards.

Kevin Smith is an inspiration and this film is the start of it all. Clerks is a very simple film that manages to be entertaining and hilarious. The concept is this; Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) is asked to work on his day off, and ends up spending his day working in his dead end job behind the counter at a convenience store in New Jersey.

I should mention that this film is shot on a Arriflex 16 SR2 which means the film is in black and white.

Working with Dante is his best friend, Randal Graves, who isn't exactly a big help around the store or with personal problems. If anything, he makes matters worse because he almost never takes anything seriously.

The humour in this film is found through discussions of films such as Star Wars, discussions about sex, and about the customers of course. Describing it in text doesn't do it justice so you'll just have to watch it if I have in anyway peaked your interest.

This film was the introduction to what is known as the 'View Askewniverse' which is a series of films by Kevin Smith which are all connected via characters and events. However, the most important introductions from this film are the characters of the now famous duo, Jay and Silent Bob played by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith. Yes, the same Kevin Smith who wrote and Directed the Movie. These two are the only two characters to appear in every movie in the View Askewniverse and usually help move the film in the right direction.

Overall, Clerks has to be one of my favourite movies of all time and once you watch the Askewniverse, it's easy to understand why, because no only is it smart and hilarious, but you have to appreciate that this started a series of other great indie films that made Kevin Smith the funny man he is today.