Saturday, May 27, 2006

CLERKS II debuts at Cannes...

...and Kevin Smith seems pleased with the response.

Plus, it looks like X-MEN III's box-office success may have been helped by a quick cooling-off for THE DA VINCI CODE, caused by poor word-of-mouth. Fair enough. If the financial success of the third X-flick means that Fox catch themselves on, hire decent writers and a more competent director, and re-cast certain key characters, then good. More likely, they'll see the success as validating their lacksidaisical approach, and re-hire all involved to reprise their involvement. Bugger. Really, who makes a movie of The Phoenix Saga then sidelines Cyclops and Phoenix in order to emphasise Wolverine and Storm, presumably because Jackman and Berry are the bigger stars with the pushier agents? What the f*ck is that all about?.