Kevin Smith Will Spill Blockbuster 'Spoilers' on Hulu This Summer
To say writer/director Kevin Smith has had a contentious relationship with film critics over the past few years might be an understatement. After his film Cop Out was trashed by reviewers, Smith went on a tirade decrying the fairness of critics getting to see films at early press screenings, claiming they should be paying customers like everyone else. Now, Indiewire has a press release from the streaming service Hulu that Smith will become a quasi-film critic himself as the host of "Spoilers," his own 30-minute show in which he and an audience see a summer blockbuster on opening night and talk about it on camera. See a teaser below!
Here's a teaser for the series Spoilers, and you can see a couple more clips over at Hulu:
The ten-episode series will debut on June 4th, 2012, and the following films will be discussed:
Snow White and the Huntsman
Rock of Ages
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The Amazing Spider-Man
Ice Age: Continental Drift
The Dark Knight Rises
The Bourne Legacy
Smith calls it an "anti-movie review" show, claiming that they're going to "revere" movies and not review them. The production will pay for the audience to see the film on opening day at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, and the show will consist of a discussion featuring audience interaction, a segment about the Criterion Collection, in-depth guest interviews with celebrities ranging (Smith hopes) from Joss Whedon to Stan Lee to Wil Wheaton, and more. Looks like all of the audience spots are booked already, but if you live in Los Angeles and want to jump on the waiting list, you can do so at the new Spoilers website.
Sounds like a fun concept. Say what you will about the quality of Smith's work, but he's been able to turn podcasting into a full-time gig, which highlights the thing he does best: talk. He's a great public speaker (as anyone who has seen one of his DVD specials can attest), and since Smith has essentially retired from directing (he's got Hot Somebody in the works), it'll be fascinating to watch someone with a high profile talk about current Hollywood movies without dancing around them and being forced to say nice things because he's afraid he'll alienate a future co-worker. Interested?
I would be interested to check this out. Alas, Hulu is not available in Canada.
Sean Kelly on May 22, 2012
Not really a fan of Kevin Smith, the man, he has always seemed a bit immature, but I guess that is to expected of a "genius." I'll probably watch a couple of these just to hear Mr. Smith's musings.
DAVIDPD on May 22, 2012
Signed up. Hope I get in!
Nick Sears on May 22, 2012
Lol, they are taking this "Cannot be viewed outside the US" a bit far, we can't even see this advertisement in Norway(Europe, dumba$$es)?? Had to go to youtube to see this. And its called "Hit Somebody", not "Hot Somebody". Minor typo there 😉
David Banner on May 22, 2012
Fuck you Hulu international availability, FUCK YOU!
Dreckent on May 22, 2012
Why does he always wear that jersey? Does he not own any other Smod related clothing? I know, this isn't a thing I should really care about, but I do. It's just... always there.
Aj Meadows on May 22, 2012
I don't know how a director can make "cop out" and make "red state" how can "jersy girl" and make "clerks" too. Kevin Smith has two face : One masterful One disasterful But I'm in love with red state and clerks (more fan red state) I think he must trust in his nature and go to that way. He must know that he create for hard times/harsh times He must stick to red state sore movies Without any any doubt he can reach to peak of directing work and I wait until that moment
Ehsan Davodi on May 23, 2012
Hell Yeah!!! This is going to be hilarious! Does anyone know what happened to Comic Book Men?
Crazy Legs on May 24, 2012
Got signed to a second series, not sure when though.
untricky on May 30, 2012
Apparently the world will end if someone outside the US views this teaser.
Chris on May 25, 2012
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