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The Set of 400: #208 – My Favorite Internet Troll Comeuppance

Today! Because Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms 

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Directed by Kevin Smith (x2)

Starring Jason Mewes (x2), Kevin Smith (x2), Ben Affleck (x2), Jason Lee, Matt Damon (x2), Chris Rock (x3), Will Ferrell (x2), Shannon Elizabeth (x2), Eliza Dushku, Jon Stewart, Judd Nelson (x2), Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher (x2), Jamie Kennedy (x2), Wes Craven, Gus Van Sant, Shannen Doherty, James Van Der Beek, Jason Biggs (x2), Jeff Anderson (x2), Brian O’Halloran (x2), Ali Larter, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, George Carlin, Seann William Scott (x5), Tracy Morgan, Diedrich Bader, Joey Lauren Adams, Alanis Morissette, Morris Day and the Time, William B. Davis

Okay, if you are ready to jump down my throat at the inclusion of this film, take a gander at these two list facts: 1) This is the second and final Kevin Smith to make appearance, meaning 2) This is my favorite Kevin Smith movie. SHUT UP! I fully recognize that virtually all of his movies are better than this – Clerks, Mallrats, maybe Chasing Amy, maybe Dogma, Clerks II, Zach and Miri Make a Porno – and like most people I haven’t seen anything he’s made in the last ten years. But none of his movies are funnier than Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. I don’t care what you say.

It’s funny, right?

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The Set of 400: #246 – My Favorite Bathroom Death

Today! Because I’m not even supposed to be here today –

Clerks (1994)

Directed by Kevin Smith

Starring Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Scott Mosier

And then there are some movies on the list that have almost nothing to do with the movie itself. Don’t get me wrong – I still really love Clerks, but it’s a pretty different experience now than when you first laid eyes on it back in ’94. Now it’s for nostalgia, and the still-pretty-fun Kevin Smith-ness of the whole thing. But back then, this movie was the inspiration. The story of how they made it was better than the film itself in many ways – just a couple of guys maxing out credit cards and filming a movie at the location they had available to them. Hell, by ’94 I’d already made my legendary garage trilogy of Russian Bikini Hookers films on zero budget with Barbie dolls (and I didn’t even know about Todd Haynes Karen Carpenter biopic Superstar at that point), so this seat-of-our-pants, shoestring motion picture really spoke to me.

Superstar makes Russian Bikini Hookers look like Russian Bikini Hookers 3: Hurricane Ho

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