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09.03.2008by:

Yesterday the new red-band trailer for ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO hit the internet. Sadly there's no such thing as a red-band poster. While the trailer was OK'd by the MPAA, the poster was not. Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive look at the banned poster that the MPAA thought was too racy for American theater lobbies (never mind the MIRRORS poster, which gave my kids nightmares when we went to see WALL-E). The poster will instead be shipping up north to the home country of JoBlo, Canada, where it will be used as their own extra-special poster. Says writer/director Kevin Smith of the controversy, "I understand they've got a job to do, but c'mon...this image isn't that dirty; they're both fully clad." And only the most seasoned, experienced and f*cked up kid is even going to know what's going on here...

UPDATE - JoBlo reader Jesse forwards us the poster below and says, "This poster is really no different is it? And I remember in fact receiving this poster at the movie theater I work at in town, and displaying it in the lobby." It's one of three teaser posters for GOOD LUCK CHUCK that is far more graphic than anything in the ZACK AND MIRI poster. Is Kevin Smith's film being persecuted because it has the word "porno" in the title? Looks like bullshit to me...

Extra Tidbit: I've never made a woman make a face like Elizabeth Banks is making...
Source: EW.com

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12:10AM on 09/04/2008
I look forward to the movie immensely, but as somebody with younger siblings that he brings to the movies a lot, I don't think they need to be seeing something that unsubtle in a movie poster. It'll beg a lot of questions that six and seven year-olds shouldn't be asking. The movie is gonna rock, though.
I look forward to the movie immensely, but as somebody with younger siblings that he brings to the movies a lot, I don't think they need to be seeing something that unsubtle in a movie poster. It'll beg a lot of questions that six and seven year-olds shouldn't be asking. The movie is gonna rock, though.
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9:39PM on 09/03/2008
I do love their faces, especially Elizabeth's.
I do love their faces, especially Elizabeth's.
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8:19PM on 09/03/2008
Hmm It looks like their being told to smile while their picture is being taken but just as they smile their told that their family if they have any will probably be seeing this movie.
Hmm It looks like their being told to smile while their picture is being taken but just as they smile their told that their family if they have any will probably be seeing this movie.
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4:50PM on 09/03/2008
I'd LOVE to have just 5 minutes alone with each member of the MPAA (aka: the art Nazis). That's all I ask...just 5 minutes.

SNIKT!!!
I'd LOVE to have just 5 minutes alone with each member of the MPAA (aka: the art Nazis). That's all I ask...just 5 minutes.

SNIKT!!!
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3:20PM on 09/03/2008
I didnt even notice what on the poster until it was compared to the Dane Cook one..ya lame but I think it does have more to do with the word Porno in the title
I didnt even notice what on the poster until it was compared to the Dane Cook one..ya lame but I think it does have more to do with the word Porno in the title
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2:59PM on 09/03/2008
Fuck the MPAA.

Let people decide for themselves. Stop censoring everything. And get off Kevin Smith's back on the is movie. It's a great poster and should be seen on the wall of my local theatres!
Fuck the MPAA.

Let people decide for themselves. Stop censoring everything. And get off Kevin Smith's back on the is movie. It's a great poster and should be seen on the wall of my local theatres!
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2:11PM on 09/03/2008

WTF

This is BULLSHIT.
I don't remember this poster getting pulled last year
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It is basically the same damn idea is it not?
lame.
This is BULLSHIT.
I don't remember this poster getting pulled last year
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It is basically the same damn idea is it not?
lame.
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12:28PM on 09/03/2008

LOL

Seth Rogen looks like he will be making an appearance on NBC's "To Catch a Predator"!
Seth Rogen looks like he will be making an appearance on NBC's "To Catch a Predator"!
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11:43AM on 09/03/2008
It'd go way over the heads of little kids, and even for adults it's subtle. There's no reason this should have been banned.
It'd go way over the heads of little kids, and even for adults it's subtle. There's no reason this should have been banned.
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11:19AM on 09/03/2008
Wow, that's one of the funniest and well executed posters I've seen.

The poster for Mirrors is actually creepy as hell.
Wow, that's one of the funniest and well executed posters I've seen.

The poster for Mirrors is actually creepy as hell.
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11:15AM on 09/03/2008
That poster is so funny. Took me a second to see what the objection to it was and then it was like, oh I see. Ha ha ha
That poster is so funny. Took me a second to see what the objection to it was and then it was like, oh I see. Ha ha ha
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11:10AM on 09/03/2008
coming soon...hahahaha
geez
coming soon...hahahaha
geez
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11:09AM on 09/03/2008
You know how when kids are first learning to read, how they'll make an effort to read aloud every single fuckin' sign or billboard or poster they see? I wonder how many kids are gonna try to do that with the Z+M posters before asking their parents what that 'P' word means.
You know how when kids are first learning to read, how they'll make an effort to read aloud every single fuckin' sign or billboard or poster they see? I wonder how many kids are gonna try to do that with the Z+M posters before asking their parents what that 'P' word means.
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