Zack and Miri Make a Porno

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'I Killed Seth Rogen's Career': Kevin Smith

The director talks about growing out of slackerdom after Zack and Miri failed

(Newser) - Believe it or not, Kevin Smith didn’t smoke weed until recently—and the drug helped him along to an epiphany after his Seth Rogen-driven Zack and Miri Make a Porno bombed. "It started as sort of a midlife crisis thing but it wasn't that,” he tells the... More »

Audiences Flock to Madagascar

Animated flick wins weekend box office

(Newser) - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa had the year's best opening for an animated family flick, pulling in $63.5 million to win the weekend box office, Variety reports. R-rated gross-out comedy Role Models, meanwhile, surprised by taking second place with $19.3 million. The remaining top five: High School Musical 3:... More »

HSM3 Stays Tops at Box Office

Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Saw V round out top 3

(Newser) - High School Musical 3 strutted its way to the top of the box office despite Halloween’s usual decimation of Friday ticket sales, Variety reports. Now in its second week, the teenage singalong bagged $15 million this weekend, with Zack and Miri Make a Porno opening to $10.7 million.... More »

Porno Naughty But Nice

Raunchy 'R' rated comedy is a PG romance at heart

(Newser) - Indie director and slacker king Kevin Smith has made a surprisingly tender film with Zack and Miri Make a Porno, critics say. Elizabeth Banks and Seth Rogan star as a pair of "genuinely likable social misfits" whose platonic friendship is put to the test when they decide to... More »

Director Smith: Friendship, not Sex, Is the Heart of Porno

Zack and Miri is a look at friendship, not sex, director says

(Newser) - Zack and Miri do indeed make a porno in Zack and Miri Make a Porno but the movie is about a lot more than just sex, director Kevin Smith tells Reuters. The story about a pair of cash-strapped pals entering the adult film biz is about love and friendship, Smith... More »

Raunchy Trailers Coming to Theater Near You

Online popularity has more studios going to marketing's tawdry side

(Newser) - If you weren’t sure what to expect from Zack and Miri Make a Porno, the movie’s R-rated preview makes it quite explicit, Josh Levin notes in Slate—and it’s just the latest of a growing number of films to market itself with such so-called red-band trailers. Thirty... More »

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